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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.

 USA Train Vacations

Train Tours in the United States

Golden Gate Bridge

Northwest Explorer 10 days from $TBD

Discover the beauty of the Northwest as you embark on a rail-journey of a lifetime traveling along three scenic rail routes.

Departs from July 2015 to August 2015.

Peggy's Cove

Nova Scotia/PEI 13 days from $3495

Discover the beauty of Atlantic Canada on this dual-country 13-day rail adventure.

Departs from August 2014 to August 2014.

Watching the Ohio River flow by Paducah, Kentucky

Ohio and Mississippi River Cruise 10 days from $2981

Enjoy an idyllic journey along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers aboard the American Queen steamboat on a 10-day rail and river cruise adventure that combines cosmopolitan city stays and scenic rail travel with a leisurely river cruise to iconic Midwestern ports of call.

Departs from July 2015 to July 2015.

Astoria

Pacific Coastal Odyssey 12 days from $2995

Discover America’s stunning Pacific Coast on this 12-day rail-cruise journey to San Diego, Catalina Island, San Francisco, Victoria, and Vancouver.

Departs from May 2015 to May 2015.

Dam in the Dalles

Pacific Northwest and the Columbia River Cruise 11 days from $4577

Travel the storied pioneer route from Chicago to Portland by train for a Pacific Northwest adventure that continues through Oregon and Washington, following the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress steamboat.

Departs from June 2014 to October 2015.

Grand Teton National Park

Peaks to Pacific 11 days from $4999

This spectacular escorted tour will not only take you to Yellowstone, you will experience it! Begin in the Mile High City for a 2-night stay before boarding the train to Salt Lake City.

Departs from June 2014 to September 2014.

Austin Skyline

Presidential Library Tour 11 days from $TBD

Commemorate seven of the nation's most legendary presidents on this 11-day escorted tour.

Departs from September 2014 to September 2014.

Pullman rail car

Pullman Rail Only - Chicago to New Orleans 2 days from $740

Travel from Chicago to New Orleans by Pullman rail cars

Departs from July 2014 to December 2014.

The Pullman

Pullman Rail Only - New Orleans to Chicago 2 days from $740

A classic overnight rail journey awaits when traveling by Pullman rail car

Departs from May 2014 to December 2014.

Amtrak's Empire Builder

Rail to Glacier Park, Montana 6 days from $1699

Experience all the highlights of one of America's most legendary national parks on this 6-day train vacation to Glacier National Park.

Departs from July 2014 to August 2014.