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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 Rail Tour 8 days from $2245

See the California of Steinbeck and Muir on this rail-themed roundtrip tour from Sacramento.

Departs from July 2015 to July 2016.

California Zephyr & Alaska Cruise 15 days from $3928

From Lake Michigan to the Golden Gate Bridge to Glacier Bay, this rail-cruise adventure is one of a kind.

Departs from May 2016 to September 2017.

California Zephyr & Hawaii Cruise 19 days from $3675

Say “aloha!” as you set sail on a 19-day rail-cruise adventure!

Departs from January 2015 to March 2016.

California Zephyr and Mexico Cruise 14 days from $2695

Cross the mountains and deserts of the great American West by rail and see vibrant Mexico by sea. The weather couldn’t be better on this rail-cruise adventure!

Departs from January 2016 to February 2016.

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 November 2014 to March 2016.

California Zephyr with Yellowstone National Park - Chicago to San Francisco 8 days from $1645

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 2015 to October 2017.

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 2015 to September 2017.

Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans & Los Angeles by Rail 11 days from $2124

Soul-capturing music, fantastic cuisine and great entertainment for the whole family lie ahead on this cross-country journey from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California.

Departs from June 2015 to October 2016.

Coast Starlight and the Columbia River Cruise 9 days from $3799

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 June 2015 to November 2016.

Coast Starlight Experience - Seattle to Los Angeles 4 days from $795

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 2015 to December 2016.


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