America’s west is home to some of the country’s greatest national parks, monuments, and must-see destinations. Travel across the western frontier to Colorado to explore Rocky Mountain towns and the historic trains of the area, or continue west to Salt Lake City, the cowboy town of Jackson, and San Francisco, the City by the Bay, with easy connections to Muir Woods and its Giant Sequoia groves and Yosemite National Park, home to Yosemite Falls, the highest waterfall in North America, as well as Half Dome and El Capitan, the park’s most notable rock formations.
Other popular destinations for a western U.S. rail tour include Glacier National Park for a journey across one of the most famous roadways, the Going-to-the-Sun Road; Yellowstone National Park to see an incredible variety of flora, fauna, waterfalls, deep canyons, hot springs and geysers; Mt. Rushmore showcasing the visages of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and visited by more than 3 million people annually; and, Seattle, the crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest, ideally located as a launching point for Alaska cruise vacations and Western Canada rail tours.
Train Vacations to the West
Calgary Stampede & Canadian Rockies 9 days from $2495
Experience the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth on this 9-day tour to the Calgary Stampede, celebrating its 101st anniversary, and its must-see highlights including the GMC Rangeland Derby and Grandstand shows, the Western Oasis, Indian Village, Bell Midway Circus among hundreds of other events and activities.
Departs from July 2014 to July 2014.
California Zephyr & Hawaii Cruise 19 days from $3070
Say “aloha!” as you set sail on a 19-day rail-cruise adventure! Begin your journey in the Windy City where you board the renowned California Zephyr for your two-night journey across America's western frontier to San Francisco.
Departs from January 2014 to March 2014.
California Zephyr Experience - Chicago to San Francisco 5 days from $665
Long considered one of the most scenic routes in the United States, the California Zephyr takes you from the beautiful city of Chicago to the City by the Bay, San Francisco, by way of the spectacular Rockies and Sierras.
Departs from March 2013 to October 2014.