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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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Rocky Mountain Colorado Autumn
Independent
4.1 stars(14 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
2024MayJunJulAugSepOct
9 days from
$2,233 pp
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Independent
9 days from
$2,233
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South Rim of the Grand Canyon
Independent
4.4 stars(97 reviews)
2023FebMarAprMayJun...
2024JanFebMarAprMay...
6 days from
$1,138 pp
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Independent
6 days from
$1,138
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Boston Park
Independent
3.4 stars(5 reviews)
2023JunJulAugSepOct
8 days from
$2,100 pp
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Independent
8 days from
$2,100
per person
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7 days from
$2,578
per person
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7 days from
$1,819
per person
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Alaska by Day
Independent
Special Offer
4.8 stars(31 reviews)
2023JunJulAugSep
2024JunJulAugSep
11 days from
$4,587 pp
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Independent
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11 days from
$4,587
per person
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Alaska Railroad Traveling Through Mountains
Independent
Special Offer
4.3 stars(6 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
2024MayJunJulAugSep
8 days from
$2,357 pp
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Independent
Special Offer
8 days from
$2,357
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Kenai Fjords National Park
Independent
NEW
Special Offer
2023MayJunJulAugSep
2024MayJunJulAugSep
8 days from
$3,093 pp
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Independent
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8 days from
$3,093
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Moose Has Right of way Denali National Park
Independent
Special Offer
4.8 stars(46 reviews)
2023JunJulAugSep
2024JunJulAugSep
7 days from
$2,132 pp
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7 days from
$2,132
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Caribou Deer on Mount Denali
Independent
Special Offer
4.6 stars(16 reviews)
2023JunJulAug
2024JunJulAug
8 days from
$4,849 pp
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Independent
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8 days from
$4,849
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Aurora Viewing at Bettles Lodge
Independent
Special Offer
2023FebMarApr
2024JanFebMar
6 days from
$2,453 pp
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Independent
Special Offer
6 days from
$2,453
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Aurora Borealis Display at Chena Hot Springs Resort
Independent
2023FebMar
2024JanFebMar
6 days from
$1,625 pp
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6 days from
$1,625
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Our customers love our Independent Train Tours tours
Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure
19/Jan
Patty
5 stars
“Wonderful meals and enjoyable travel. Loved it!
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New York to Niagara Falls
01 Nov 2022
MONICA BROWN
5 stars
“Smooth ride, comfortable reclining seating, amazing leg room and beautiful views.
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Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure - Los Angeles
23 Oct 2022
Robert Ferreri
5 stars
“Nice that our luggage was forwarded after each part of the trip. Food on Amtrak was better than I expected (and I'm a retired chef).
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New Orleans Express
19 Oct 2022
STERLING WHITAKER
5 stars
“My wife and I used Vacations By Rail to book our annual anniversary trip this year. We have long looked forward to taking a train trip. They booked us into a first-class hotel in Chicago, the Palmer House, and then the train trip (we rented a sleeper bedroom) was wonderful. Much better than air travel. They booked us into the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, which was another absolutely wonderful hotel. Both hotels are historic grand hotels with an enormous amount of history to them, so it's like a trip and history lesson all in one. The staff was great in both places. The Chicago hotel was right on the Magnificent Mile, and the New Orleans hotel was right on the French Quarter. The customer service from Vacations By Rail was exemplary at every turn. I wish every travel experience could be as easy as this one was. It made our anniversary truly unforgettable.
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New England in a Nutshell: Rail & Drive
17 Oct 2022
DEBRA COPELAND
5 stars
“Enjoyed the drive portion of the trip so we could explore the itinerary at our own pace. The tour of Boston was very good!
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Coast Starlight Experience
27 Sep 2022
PETER MISCIASCI
5 stars
“Wonderful trip! Only disappointment was the lack of coastline. The service and staff did an excellent job! Crew 8 was fantastic!
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Glacier National Park & Seattle
26 Sep 2022
KATHLEEN TURNBULL
5 stars
“Our trip was cancelled because of potential railway strike. We are waiting to hear about reimbursement.
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Trans Canada by Rail & Alaska by Sea
21 Sep 2022
Bobbie Manigo
5 stars
“This was a wonderful trip thru BC by train and Alaska by sea. I couldn't ask for much more. Thanks guys for planning this trip for me. Fantastic retirement vacation ??. C U SOON!!!
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Alaska by Day
17 Sep 2022
GEORGE L LITTLE
5 stars
“Awesome beautiful time
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