USA Train Vacations
America’s rolling prairies, plains, and towering mountain peaks paint the picturesque backdrop for a USA train tour. Add to that landscape bustling metropolises, expansive national parks, and acclaimed historic sites and attractions, and it’s easy to see why the United States is a perfect destination for a train trip.
The beauty of a rail travel is it begins the moment you step aboard the train. Settle into your cozy onboard accommodations and leave the driving to someone else as you travel deep into unspoiled natural beauty. Admire the passing scenery from your seat or the train’s observation lounge. Enjoy a hot meal in the dining car or the café, read a book, or listen to music as the train crisscrosses the country. While many of our independent train tours and escorted train tours include overnight travel aboard an iconic long-distance train, there is a great selection that solely feature excursions aboard day trains that are just as historic including vintage trains like the Grand Canyon Railway as well as scenic tourist trains like Colorado’s Durango & Silverton and New England’s Cape Cod Central Railroad.
Each train vacation incorporates an iconic train journey into a well-planned itinerary that also includes visits to popular destinations, comprehensive sightseeing, and more. Choose from train trips in Alaska, popular Coast to Coast vacations, fall foliage tours, or visits to America’s national parks by train. With more than 100 vacations in the United States alone, you’re sure to find the perfect itinerary.
Train Tours in the United States
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta by Rail 9 days from $2509
Join visitors from around the world at the 48th annual International Balloon Fiesta, where hundreds of brightly colored hot air balloons are launched into the Albuquerque sky and the whole town is abuzz with excitement and festivities. You’ll also visit the incredible Arches and Mesa Verde National Parks, ride the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and tour historic Santa Fe.
Best of New England & Quebec Historic Trains 12 days from $3895
North America’s Eastern Seaboard is filled with adventure and excitement, and it all is brought to life on this rail tour, which highlights national parks, heritage trains and some of the best coastal views the East has to offer.
Departs from July 2020 to July 2020.
Calgary Stampede, Canadian Rockies & Glacier 10 days from $3254
The storied beauty of the Rocky Mountains awaits your exploration on this 10-day journey, which features excursions to three of the four national parks that make up the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as Glacier National Park in Montana, and concludes with a memorable trip to the one and only Calgary Stampede.
Departs from June 2020 to July 2020.
California’s Redwoods, Rails & Wineries 8 days from $2949
Heritage railways, historic sites, beautiful cities, some of the country’s best wine and even a national park are on full display as we set out on this 8-day showcase of the beautiful state of California.
Colorado Rail Adventure 8 days from $2495
Envelope yourself in little-seen sights of the Colorado Rockies on this exciting rail adventure, which includes rides aboard five of the most renowned railways in Colorado, including the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Departs from June 2020 to October 2020.
First Class Heritage Rail of Colorado 9 days from $3225
A first-class expedition through Colorado’s scenic mountain ranges, this unforgettable journey takes an intimate group of travelers aboard five renowned heritage railways, including the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in the luxurious Silver Vista Car, putting Colorado on display like never before.
Departs from July 2020 to September 2020.
Great Lakes & Trains featuring the Grand Hotel 11 days from $2959
Crystal blue water views and awe-inspiring sites beckon on this adventure through the Great Lakes, which offers 2 days at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and highlights the history, innovation, trains and natural beauty of Wisconsin and Michigan
Great Parks of the Southwest featuring the Grand Canyon 10 days from $2820
Discover the scenic southwestern U.S. on this 10-day rail tour through Canyon Country to five national parks.
Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands & Yellowstone 11 days from $3339
Saddles, Stetsons, Buffalo and more greet you on this 11-day Wild West Adventure! Be awestruck by the scenery of Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Badlands National Parks, relive the stories of the old West in Cody and Deadwood, marvel at the sight of Mount Rushmore, and be exhilarated on an off-road Jeep Safari. Your adventure awaits!
Departs from June 2020 to September 2020.
National Parks & Big Sky Country 11 days from $3120
Your 11-day adventure through Big Sky Country includes the best of the Old West with visits to Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, Big Sky Country, Yellowstone National Park, and Glacier National Park.
Departs from August 2020 to August 2020.