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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

Michigan Avenue in Chicago

Snow Train - Chicago to Seattle 5 days from $699

Travel the pioneer trails northwest to Seattle on this 5-day winter escape to Seattle.

Departs from November 2014 to March 2015.

Adler Planetarium in Chicago

Snow Zephyr - Chicago to San Francisco 5 days from $665

See the best of the American West this winter as you travel from Chicago's winter wonderland to the shores of San Francisco.

Departs from November 2014 to March 2015.

Grand Canyon Railway

Southwest Chief with The Grand Canyon - Chicago to Los Angeles 6 days from $955

Ride the rails west to the American frontier and experience the magnificent Grand Canyon up close and personal.

Departs from March 2014 to March 2015.

Kenai

Spectacular Alaska 10 days from $2909

This exciting 10-day vacation showcases the best of Alaska, from calving glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park and a ride on the world-famous Alaska Railroad to exploring Denali National Park and a scenic cruise on Prince William Sound where you can view amazing wildlife.

Departs from May 2014 to September 2014.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Trains Across Colorado 9 days from $2139

It is easy to see why Trains Across Colorado is one of our most popular escorted tours.

Departs from June 2014 to September 2014.

Garden of the Gods Pikes Peak

Trains of the Colorado Rockies 9 days from $2099

Experience the majesty of the Colorado Rockies aboard four trains that celebrate the spirit of the Old West.

Departs from May 2014 to August 2014.

Coos Bay

Treasures of the Pacfic Northwest 13 days from $1689

Travel throughout Washington and Oregon on a Pacific Northwest rail-drive vacation that includes visits to Seattle, Olympic National Park, Coos Bay, Portland, and Mt. Rainier.

Departs from May 2014 to September 2014.

Whistler, Canada

West Coast Swing 13 days from $2695

Discover the best of British Columbia and America's west coast on an exciting rail-sail adventure.

Departs from September 2014 to September 2014.

Icefields Parkway

Western Explorer & Coastal Passage - Seattle to Calgary 10 days from $4538

This popular rail vacation from Vancouver to Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff just got better with the inclusion of the Coastal Passage from Seattle along the Pacific Coast to Vancouver.

Departs from May 2014 to September 2014.

The Grand Canyon

Winter Escape to the Grand Canyon - Chicago Round-trip 6 days from $995

This winter, escape to the warmth of America's southwest and the beauty of one of the world's top natural attractions, the Grand Canyon.

Departs from November 2014 to March 2015.