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
National Parks of the Southwest 9 days from $3449
Reconnect with nature in the starkly beautiful National Parks of America’s Southwest. This 9-day escorted rail tour will bring you to the desert’s most dramatic landscapes and natural wonders.
Departs from June 2015 to November 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.
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.
Presidential Homes and Libraries 8 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.