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America by Train

Rolling prairies, wide-open plains, and towering mountain peaks paint the picturesque backdrop as you explore America by rail. Add to that bustling metropolises, expansive national parks, and acclaimed historic attractions, and it is easy to see why the United States is the perfect destination for train vacations. Traveling aboard Amtrak trains, enjoy routes that take you from Chicago to the East Coast or the West, traveling cross country to explore the best the USA has to offer.

The beauty of taking a train across America is that your adventure begins the moment you board the train. Settle into your cozy onboard accommodations and leave the driving to someone else as you travel deep into the unspoiled natural beauty of the U.S.A. Admire the passing scenery from your seat or the train's observation lounge. Enjoy a hot meal in the dining car or the café as the train crisscrosses the country. While many of our independent train tours and escorted train tours include overnight train rides aboard iconic long-distance trains, there is a great selection of rail vacation packages that solely feature excursions aboard day trains. These passenger trains are just as historic and include scenic trains, such as the Grand Canyon Railway, Colorado's Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and New England's Cape Cod Central Railroad.

Each train vacation in America incorporates iconic train journeys into a well-planned itinerary that also includes visits to popular destinations, comprehensive sightseeing, incredible routes, and more. Choose from train trips in Alaska, popular USA Coast to Coast vacations, fall foliage tours, or visits to America's national parks by train. You may select vacations with luxury train accommodations in sleeper cars or from an array of one-way journeys. With more than 100 vacations in the United States alone, you are sure to find the perfect itinerary.

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North Conway Scenic Railroad
2021SepOct
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Aerial Shot Of Three Majestic Glaciers Alaska
4.7 stars(57 reviews)
2021Aug
2022MayJulAug
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Tourist Traveling into Balloon Festival
4.4 stars(12 reviews)
2021Sep
2022Oct
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Dead Horse Point National Scenic Landscape
4.5 stars(128 reviews)
2021AugSep
2022JunJulAugSep
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Glacier National Park Montana
4.6 stars(43 reviews)
2021Aug
2022JunAug
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Allegheny Front in West Virginia
4.0 stars(6 reviews)
2021Oct
2022Oct
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Autumn Foliage In White Mountain
4.3 stars(39 reviews)
2021Sep
2022Sep
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Bison Herd Moulton Barn Grand Teton National Park
2022JunAug
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Lake Louise
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2022Jul
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Wine Train In Napa Valley
2021Sep
2022MaySep
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Devils Bridge Trail Sedona Arizona
2021Oct
2022AprOct
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Durango & Silverton Train
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Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure
28 Mar 2020
Raymond
5 stars
“This was a great trip and a wonderful experience
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Alaska by Day
11 Nov 2019
DANA
5 stars
“We booked an Alaskan vacation through Vacations By Rail. Everything from customizing the itinerary, booking the vacation and the vacation itself went so smoothly. We were so impressed with the trains and their staff. Everyone was so friendly and knowledgeable. The trains were comfortable and the meals very good. It was absolutely amazing to be in the glass dome cars and watch the scenery and wildlife. Our vacation was so stress free as everything was so organized. We never had to worry about our luggage. It was always where it was supposed to be! We were spoiled and I want to book all future vacations through Vacations by Rail and travel by train!! We cannot say enough good things.
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Alaska by Land and Sea Featuring 3 nights in Denali
25 Oct 2019
DARYL
5 stars
“I have and will continue to recommend this company. I also plan to use Vacations by Rail for some future travels.
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Glacier National Park Escape-Chicago to Seattle
04 Oct 2019
James
5 stars
“Vacations By Rail was excellent in all areas of our trip, from planning, customizing it, and reservations. This is the second time we have used them and they are great.
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Deluxe Alaska Highlights
30 Sep 2019
BETH
5 stars
“Our agent, Frank H, was great! He answered all of my many questions and together we discussed which was the right travel package for us. Everything ran like clockwork in Alaska. Our shuttles were on time, our reservations were waiting for us and the trip was everything and more that I had hoped for. I would definitely use them again!
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Glacier National Park & Chicago
22 Sep 2019
Ronald
5 stars
“Really enjoyed the trip.
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Glaciers, Trains & Trails of Alaska
06 Sep 2019
NORMAN
5 stars
“Well laid out plan with all vouchers ready.
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Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands, & Yellowstone
30 Aug 2019
TERESA
5 stars
“Booking the trip was easy and fast with Ryan's assistance. The trip itself was wonderfully organized, with Joan our Tour Director keeping us well informed throughout the trip. Hotels were great, food was delicious, and Dale our bus driver was wonderful. I'd do this tour again. The step-on guides for Yellowstone and the Black Hills added a lot of great information. The only change I would make would be to take a bedroom instead of a roomette if traveling with two people. The roomette was good during the day but extremely cozy at night.
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Alaska Wildlife Adventure
20 Aug 2019
Charlotte Mattingly
5 stars
“Alaska was amazing. I am so thankful that we chose Vacations by Rail. Everything is handled for you. You go to the hotel, they give you your key, when you leave you hand in your key and move on. We had a full seven-day adventure we will never forget.
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