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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

Great Parks of the Southwest featuring the Grand Canyon 11 days from $2495

Discover the scenic southwest on this rail tour to 6 national parks: the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Escalante, Capitol Reef and Arches

Departs from May 2015 to September 2016.

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 May 2015 to October 2015.

Heart Of The West 8 days from $2195

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

Departs from June 2015 to September 2015.

Kaleidoscope of Winter Wonders 12 days from $3495

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 2016 to February 2016.

National Parks of the Southwest - Escorted 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 2015 to December 2015.

Northern National Parks 10 days from $3699

Come and explore two American treasures: Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park.

Departs from June 2015 to September 2015.

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 April 2016.

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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