USA Train Vacations
America’s rolling prairies, plains, and towering mountain peaks paint the picturesque backdrop for a USA train vacation. Add to that landscape bustling metropolises, expansive national parks, and acclaimed historic sites and attractions, and it’s easy to see why the United States is a perfect destination for a train trip.
The beauty of a vacation by rail is it begins the moment you step aboard the train. Settle into your cozy onboard accommodations and leave the driving to someone else as you travel deep into unspoiled natural beauty. Admire the passing scenery from your seat or the train’s observation lounge. Enjoy a hot meal in the dining car or the café, read a book, or listen to music as the train crisscrosses the country. While many of our independent and escorted train vacations include overnight travel aboard an iconic long-distance train, there is a great selection that solely feature excursions aboard day trains that are just as historic including vintage trains like the Grand Canyon Railway as well as scenic tourist trains like Colorado’s Durango & Silverton and New England’s Cape Cod Central Railroad.
Each train vacation incorporates an iconic train journey into a well-planned itinerary that also includes visits to popular destinations, comprehensive sightseeing, and more. Choose from rail trips in Alaska, popular Coast to Coast train vacations, fall foliage tours, or visits to America’s national parks by train. With more than 100 vacations in the United States alone, you’re sure to find the perfect itinerary.
Train Tours in the United States
Chicago, New Orleans, Washington DC, New York City - Eastbound 12 days from $2498
Combine travel aboard 3 renowned rail routes with visits to Chicago, New Orleans, Washington DC, and New York City for a memorable vacation through the Midwest, Deep South, and east coast.
Departs from March 2015 to October 2017.
Classic Coast to Coast by Rail - New York to San Francisco 6 days from $1559
Get ready for an amazing coast-to-coast adventure, starting in New York City and ending in the "City by the Bay," San Francisco.
Departs from March 2015 to December 2017.
Coast Starlight and the Columbia River Cruise 9 days from $3799
Travel along the dazzling Pacific Coast aboard the Coast Starlight for the overnight journey from Los Angeles to Portland, where you will meet the American Empress for your river cruise along the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Highlights of your Pacific Northwest adventure include visits to Astoria, The Dalles and Sacajawea State Park.
Departs from June 2015 to November 2016.
Coast Starlight Experience - Seattle to Los Angeles 4 days from $795
Widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes, the Coast Starlight links the greatest cities on the West Coast.
Departs from January 2015 to December 2016.
Coast Starlight with Alaska Cruise via Glacier Bay 10 days from $1825
Combine two of the most exciting cities on the West Coast with an exciting Alaska cruise to create a spectacular rail-cruise vacation!
Departs from June 2015 to December 2017.
Coast Starlight with Seattle, Victoria & Vancouver 9 days from $1615
Experience the “Best Coast” on this independent rail journey from Los Angeles to British Columbia.
Departs from March 2015 to October 2016.
Coast to Coast : San Francisco to New York 10 days from $1415
There is no better way to see the USA than by rail. Travel from coast to coast aboard two iconic long-distance trains, Amtrak’s California Zephyr and Lake Shore Limited. Combine these fantastic overnight rail journeys with city stays in three of the USA’s most popular cosmopolitan cities: San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City.
Departs from November 2014 to December 2016.
Coastal Passage Western Explorer - Seattle to Calgary 10 days from $4640
This popular rail vacation from Vancouver to Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff just got better with the inclusion of the Coastal Passage from Seattle along the Pacific Coast to Vancouver.
Departs from May 2015 to September 2016.