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Western USA

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.

 Western USA

Train Vacations to the West

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.

California Zephyr with Yellowstone National Park - Chicago to San Francisco 8 days from $1585

More than 2,000 acres of geysers, hot springs, and lava formations await you in Yellowstone, the world's first national park established in 1872.

Departs from May 2014 to October 2015.

California Zephyr with Yosemite National Park - Chicago to San Francisco 8 days from $1369

The only thing more appealing than a train vacation through the Rocky and Sierra Mountains is one that includes a visit to the waterfalls and Giant Sequoia groves of Yosemite National Park.

Departs from May 2014 to October 2015.

Canyons, Glaciers & Waterfalls by Rail 17 days from $2934

Take a rail-journey to three of the US's famed National Parks, aboard three renowned Amtrak trains.

Departs from June 2014 to September 2015.

Coast Starlight and the Columbia River Cruise 9 days from $4472

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 August 2014 to October 2015.

Coast Starlight Experience - Seattle to Los Angeles 4 days from $765

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 2014 to December 2015.

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 2014 to September 2015.

Deluxe Alaska Sampler 7 days from $2299

Riding the Alaska Railroad, you see all the best of Alaska including Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords and Denali National Parks.

Departs from May 2014 to September 2014.

Empire Builder - Glacier National Park & Alaska Cruise 15 days from $3033

Experience all the beauty of the Pacific Northwest on this 15-day rail-cruise vacation.

Departs from June 2015 to August 2015.

Empire Builder Experience - Chicago to Seattle 5 days from $789

Just a few generations ago, the route of the Empire Builder was wilderness, roamed by Native Americans and buffalo.

Departs from March 2014 to October 2014.


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