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
Yellowstone & Glacier Adventure Tour 11 days from $2745
Three National Parks of the glorious West await you on this 11-day tour that combines travel aboard iconic trains with unique escorted sightseeing along the path followed by America's pioneers.
Departs from August 2014 to September 2015.
California Coast Rail & Drive 8 days from $1213
Visit four of the Golden State’s amazing destinations—San Francisco, Monterey, San Simeon, and Santa Barbara—on a well-planned rail-drive vacation that showcases the beauty of the western U.S. and the dazzling Pacific Coast by both train and car.
Departs from May 2014 to December 2014.
California Zephyr Experience - Chicago to San Francisco 5 days from $733
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 2014 to October 2014.