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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

Yosemite National Park

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.

The Bellagio in Las Vegas

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.

Golden Gate Bridge

Northwest Explorer 10 days from $TBD

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 August 2015.

Astoria

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.

Dam in the Dalles

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.

Grand Teton National Park

Peaks to Pacific 11 days from $4999

This spectacular escorted tour will not only take you to Yellowstone, you will experience it! Begin in the Mile High City for a 2-night stay before boarding the train to Salt Lake City.

Departs from June 2014 to September 2014.

United States Capitol Building

Presidential Homes and Libraries 11 days from $2395

Embark on an historic rail tour to the grand homes and libraries of some of America’s acclaimed presidents including Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John Adams, and John F. Kennedy.

Departs from September 2015 to September 2015.

Amtrak's Empire Builder

Rail to Glacier Park, Montana 6 days from $1699

Experience all the highlights of one of America's most legendary national parks on this 6-day train vacation to Glacier National Park.

Departs from July 2014 to August 2014.

Spires at Bryce Canyon National Park

Red Cliffs Experience By Rail 7 days from $1999

Take Amtrak from Denver to Red Cliffs, UT and see Dead Horse Point State Park, Arches National Park, Moab, Canyonlands National Park and the splendor of the west!

Departs from September 2014 to September 2014.

Sunset in the Napa Valley

Redwoods, Wine Country & Yosemite 11 days from $1882

Embark on a rail-drive adventure through northern California. Set your own pace as you experience San Francisco, admire the Giant Sequoia Groves in Yosemite National Park and the mighty Redwoods in Redwood National Park, and relax during a visit to California’s wine country.

Departs from April 2014 to October 2014.


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