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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

Grand Canyon & the West Coast 12 days from $2198

Nature's wonders abound on this 12-day rail vacation to the western US Highlights.

Departs from May 2014 to October 2015.

Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure - Chicago 6 days from $995

Visit one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World on this exciting rail adventure.

Departs from March 2014 to October 2015.

Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure - Los Angeles 4 days from $698

The Grand Canyon awaits on this spectacular Rails to the Rim vacation.

Departs from March 2014 to October 2015.

Great Western Explorer 14 days from $3995

The Vista-Dome Great Western Explorer is a masterpiece, a visual feast offering up some of the most extraordinary sights of the American West, combined with exceptional sightseeing, superb hotels and a leisurely pace.

Departs from October 2014 to October 2015.

Heart Of The West 8 days from $2095

Embark on a rail adventure to America's beautiful west on this 8-day train tour.

Departs from September 2014 to September 2015.

Kaleidoscope of Winter Wonders 12 days from $2995

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 2015 to February 2015.

New Years at the Grand Canyon 8 days from $1995

This is a truly special New Years holiday that features one of the most stunning places in all of North America to welcome the New Year, the magnificent Grand Canyon, in all of its pristine winter glory, without crowds and with brilliant sunlit days.

Departs from December 2014 to December 2014.

Northwest Explorer 10 days from $2895

Discover the beauty of the Northwest as you embark on a rail-journey of a lifetime traveling along three scenic rail routes.

Departs from July 2015 to July 2015.

Pacific Coastal Odyssey 12 days from $2995

Discover America’s stunning Pacific Coast on this 12-day rail-cruise journey to San Diego, Catalina Island, San Francisco, Victoria, and Vancouver.

Departs from May 2015 to May 2015.

Pacific Northwest and the Columbia River Cruise 11 days from $4577

Travel the storied pioneer route from Chicago to Portland by train for a Pacific Northwest adventure that continues through Oregon and Washington, following the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress steamboat.

Departs from June 2014 to October 2015.


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