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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

Journey Along the Upper Mississippi 10 days from $2525

America’s Heartland is the backdrop of this 10-day rail-river cruise vacation that includes visits to Chicago, St. Louis, Hannibal, Dubuque, La Crosse, Red Wing, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Departs from August 2015 to October 2016.

Kaleidoscope of Scenic Wonders 12 days from $3495

Start your year with a getaway to the winter wonders of the West Coast! Travel from Chicago, across the majestic Rocky Mountains aboard the legendary California Zephyr, to Sacramento.

Departs from February 2016 to June 2016.

Lake Shore Limited Experience-Chicago to New York 4 days from $865

Enjoy the ride from one world-class city to another as you journey through rocky cliffs and historic landmarks.

Departs from March 2015 to October 2016.

Lodges of Glacier National Park 7 days from $1706

Take in the beauty and history of one of the country’s most beloved parks with a tour highlighting outdoor recreation and charming lodges.

Departs from August 2016 to August 2016.

Mackinac Island & The Grand Hotel 8 days from $2298

The Midwest is bursting with fall colors! This brilliant 8-day tour shows off the best of Michigan's autumn colors including a visit to one of its most treasured locations, beautiful Mackinac Island.

Departs from September 2015 to September 2016.

Memphis - New Orleans Rail - River Journey 11 days from $2699

Discover the charm of the South on an 11-day rail river-cruise adventure.

Departs from November 2015 to December 2017.

National Parks of Alaska 19 days from $10039

Explore Alaska’s grand, breathtaking national parks on this 19-day rail-cruise adventure through The Last Frontier.

Departs from July 2016 to December 2017.

New England Autumn Foliage Rails and Sails 8 days from $2198

This seasonal 8-day escorted tour takes travelers through New England's vibrant fall foliage.

Departs from September 2015 to September 2016.

New England’s Fall Foliage 9 days from $2395

Embark on a seasonal train vacation highlighting the spectacular sights of autumn in New England.

Departs from September 2015 to October 2017.

New England’s Fall Foliage Express 8 days from $2299

The only tour in the world where you are able to travel by rail and motorcoach through all 6 New England states during daylight hours so that you won't miss a moment of magic.

Departs from September 2016 to October 2017.

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