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Independent Train Trips

See the best of America with an independent train tour. Travel at your own pace aboard the country's famous trains, following historic rail routes to popular destinations like New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, and New Orleans not to mention the most spectacular national parks like Glacier, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and the biggest and oldest of them all, Yellowstone.

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South Rim of the Grand Canyon
Independent
Heritage Tour
4.3 stars(142 reviews)
2024MarAprMayJunJul...
2025JanFebMarAprMay...
6 days from
$1,165 pp
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Independent
6 days from
$1,165
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Moose Has Right of way Denali National Park
Independent
Up to $300 Off
4.6 stars(61 reviews)
2024MayJunJulAugSep
2025MayJunJulAugSep
7 days from
$2,371 pp
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Independent
Up to $300 Off
7 days from
$2,371
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Alaska by Day
Independent
Up to $300 Off
4.8 stars(36 reviews)
2024MayJunJulAugSep
2025MayJunJulAugSep
11 days from
$4,650 pp
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Independent
Up to $300 Off
11 days from
$4,650
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Up to $300 Off
13 days from
$2,549
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Alaska Railroad Traveling Through Mountains
Independent
Up to $300 Off
4.2 stars(8 reviews)
2024MayJunJulAugSep
8 days from
$3,440 pp
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Independent
Up to $300 Off
8 days from
$3,440
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4 days from
$1,596
per person
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California Zephyr
Independent
Heritage Tour
4.3 stars(27 reviews)
2024MarAprMayJunJul...
5 days from
$678 pp
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Independent
5 days from
$678
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Up to $300 Off
9 days from
$2,400
per person
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Up to $300 Off
8 days from
$2,130
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Sierra Nevada Mountains
Independent
3.4 stars(8 reviews)
2024MarAprMayJunJul...
6 days from
$823 pp
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Independent
6 days from
$823
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Kenai Fjords National Park
Independent
Up to $300 Off
4.5 stars(36 reviews)
2024MayJunJulAugSep
2025MayJunJulAugSep
8 days from
$3,837 pp
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Up to $300 Off
8 days from
$3,837
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Empire Builder Between Chicago and Seattle
Independent
4.2 stars(20 reviews)
2024MarAprMayJunJul...
5 days from
$706 pp
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5 days from
$706
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Our customers love our Independent Train Tours tours
Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure - Los Angeles
26 Feb 2024
VANESSA COLE
5 stars
“Great adventure
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Alaska Northern Lights & Aurora Train
25 Feb 2024
Chris Wall
5 stars
“This was a wonderful trip! We enjoyed all of it. The only downside was being tired after losing 2 nights sleep viewing the Aurora, then hopping on a train for the 12 hour ride to Anchorage. But it all worked out great!
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Aurora Viewing at Bettles Lodge
21 Feb 2024
CAROLYN MARGARET ERLANSON
5 stars
“Five star staff and meals and accommodations
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Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure
05 Feb 2024
CONNIE DODSON
5 stars
“Married 33 yrs and our 1st train trip together! We had no idea what to expect and were very happy with all aspects of the vacation by rail. First, Dorian D at vacations by rail is an asset to the company. She answered alllll of my questions kindly and patiently. Had she not been so, i doubt l would have booked as it was a spur of the moment decision to call. Next, the Amtrak meals and service were outstanding! Picture riding along at sunset, enjoying a delicious 3 course meal, prepared and served with a rocking smile! The Grand Canyon Railway hotel, Judy and Lindsey shuttled us safely, the train and robbers were great, as were the musicians and conductors/guides. Maswik staff Beau, Chelsea, and team were welcoming, kind, and helpful. We will travel.this.way again
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Aurora Viewing at Chena Hot Springs
30 Jan 2024
JEAN ZASKE
5 stars
“A great trip!
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Winter Escape to the Grand Canyon - Chicago Round-trip
10 Jan 2024
ALLYN RICCI
5 stars
“It was a wonderful quick getaway for me, my husband, and 2 kids. They loved the train and we all experienced the Grand Canyon for the first time together. We will definitely be using Vacations by Rail for another adventure!
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Northern Lights at Borealis Basecamp
06 Jan 2024
TIMOTHY JOSEPH
5 stars
“Wonderful Experience, unique and much fun
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Empire Builder Experience - Chicago to Seattle
20 Oct 2023
JEANINE Philadelphia
5 stars
“It was a fun experience. You get to meet a lot of nice people from all over the country/world. The train staff were friendly and helpful. I would suggest the longer version of this trip where you get a chance to get off and spend the night in some of the stops. That's my only regret!
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Rockies to the Red Rocks - 2 Day Rail
12 Oct 2023
Sharon Ball
5 stars
“Unfortunately I developed altitude sickness in my stay in Denver and had a very hard time enjoying my trip to the fullest. I ended up eating grapes and crackers instead of the delicious meals that were prepared for me. My friend thought we moved to slowly and I had to explain to here it was a sightseeing train. I loved the ride. Hopefully I will be able to take this trip again in the future and do a gradual climb before the journey. Thank you.
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