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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

San Francisco Holiday Train 5 days from $1598

Settle back & be pampered as the diverse scenery of California drifts by your window in the panoramic dome car. It’s a sentimental journey you’ll remember forever. All Aboard!

Departs from November 2015 to December 2015.

Seattle / San Francisco Express 10 days from $2695

Set your own pace on this exciting rail tour to two of the Pacific Coast's most exciting cities, Seattle and San Francisco! Beginning in Chicago, board Amtrak's Empire Builder for the 2,206-mile journey to the Emerald City, Seattle.

Departs from October 2015 to October 2016.

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 2016.

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 2016.

Spectacular Alaska 10 days from $3199

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 2016 to September 2016.

Trains of the Colorado Rockies 9 days from $2199

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

Departs from June 2015 to September 2016.

Washington DC, New Orleans & Los Angeles by Rail 10 days from $1974

Historic sites, nationally recognized landmarks and culture await in three of the country's most-visited cities: Washington D.C., New Orleans and Los Angeles.

Departs from June 2015 to October 2016.

West Coast Swing 13 days from $2795

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

Departs from September 2015 to September 2015.

Western Flower Tour 13 days from $3495

Visit the most extraordinary floral sites in the western United States and Canada on this spectacular escorted tour.

Departs from April 2016 to April 2017.

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 2015 to March 2016.

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