What’s New in North America in 2021
Jul 24, 2020 · By Vacations By Rail
New 2021 North America rail tours, the wide variety of railways from which to choose, and new experiences and activities that highlight travel in the new year.Read more
2021 Tour code: RM-BWPA-21
About the tour
Train rides, mountain scenery and national parks highlight this rail tour of America's West. Begin with an overnight rail journey aboard the legendary California Zephyr into the Colorado Rockies to Grand Junction. From here, we travel the scenic route to Midway, UT, for two nights at the relaxing Homestead Resort in the Heber Valley. There are plenty of ways to unwind while at the resort, and the surrounding scenes are breathtaking. We immerse ourselves in the regional beauty with a ride on the Heber Valley Railroad into Provo Canyon. Our travels continue to Jackson, WY, stopping en route at the National Oregon/California Trail Center to learn the plights of those that traveled the Oregon Trail. Upon arrival in Jackson, Old West vibes become immediately apparent. From the wooden sidewalks to the antler arch, and from the saloons to the wood-front buildings, this town is an attraction in and of itself. A guided tour through Grand Teton National Park is a highlight of our time here before departing for yet another national treasure: Yellowstone National Park. Two days of touring present some of the most majestic sites in the park, including the Paint Pots and Old Faithful. On the road again, we travel to Kalispell, MT, where the Crown of the Continent awaits our discovery: Glacier National Park. We take in the vistas of this awe-inspiring land from the seats of a vintage Red Jammer Bus as we tour the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road. Eleven days of adventures, three national parks and beloved destinations throughout the Wild West: These are the makings of a rail tour to remember!
Additional departure dates are available featuring a 12 Day itinerary.
Arrive at Chicago Union Station and board the California Zephyr. Settle into your onboard accommodations and prepare for your overnight rail journey. Travelers may elect to travel from San Francisco or points in between and meet your tour manager in Grand Junction. Overnight train.
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4.0 / 5 · 1 review
Michael N, Fort Wayne, IN
Submitted 06 Dec 2017
I want to tell you how much we enjoyed the August 21 Best of the West Trip.The scenery was everything we had hoped for. I especially enjoyed Glacier, Arches, and Red Cliff Lodge.The problem we had with Amtrak's canceling its eastbound trains at the end of the trip was handled very professionally. Thanks for providing the trip we wanted.
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