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
Tennessee Treasures and the Great Smoky Mountains 9 days from $2295
Get set to experience some of the greatest sights and sounds east of the Mississippi on this tour to Tennessee, North Carolina and Washington, DC. Board Amtrak's City of New Orleans for the short overnight journey to Memphis.
Departs from April 2015 to April 2015.
The Historic St. Lawrence River to America’s Five Great Lakes - Westbound 12 days from $4784
Travel westbound as you follow in the footsteps on the French fur trade and the Ojibwe Nation on this tour of the Great Lakes and the Canadian province of Quebec.
Departs from July 2015 to July 2015.
Western Explorer & Coastal Passage - Seattle to Calgary 10 days from $4640
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 2015 to September 2015.
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 2016.
Yellowstone, Black Hills, Mt Rushmore - From Chicago 11 days from $2595
No mountain range is more impressive than the Grand Tetons.
Departs from May 2015 to August 2015.