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USA Train Vacations

 America’s rolling prairies, plains, and towering mountain peaks paint the picturesque backdrop for a USA train vacation. 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 vacation by rail 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 rail trips in Alaska, popular Coast to Coast train 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.

USA Train Vacations

Train Tours in the United States

Colorado Rail Adventure 8 days from $2145

Quite possibly the most "classic" train tour is this in-depth exploration of the Colorado Rockies aboard both standard and narrow gauge railways to summits of more than 14,000 feet.

Departs from June 2017 to September 2017.

Fall Colors of New England, Quebec & Montreal 11 days from $2799

Scenic rail excursions, superb hotels, and vibrant autumn foliage are the hallmarks of this 11-day escorted tour through the fall colors in New England and French Canada.

Departs from September 2017 to October 2017.

Fall Colors, Scenic Trains & Martha’s Vineyard 10 days from $2299

Surround yourself with a kaleidoscope of autumn colors on this scenic tour of the Eastern seaboard.

Departs from September 2017 to October 2017.

Great Parks of the Southwest featuring the Grand Canyon 11 days from $2595

Discover the scenic southwestern U.S. on this 11-day rail tour through Canyon Country.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2018.

Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands, & Yellowstone 11 days from $2799

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 2017 to September 2017.

National Parks & Big Sky Country 12 days from $2969

Your 12-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 and Yellowstone National Park, the Wild West town of Cody, and Glacier National Park. Formally National Parks of the Wild West.

Departs from August 2017 to August 2017.

New England’s Rails & Sails 8 days from $2249

The coastal essence of the Eastern seaboard comes alive on this roundtrip rail and sail adventure through some of the most scenic and historic areas of New England.

Departs from September 2017 to October 2017.

Pacific Northwest featuring Victoria & Vancouver 9 days from $2959

Traverse the breathtaking natural beauty and iconic urban landscapes of the Pacific Northwest on this picturesque journey.

Departs from July 2018 to September 2018.

Southwest Chief & Panama Canal Cruise 19 days from $4195

Set off for adventure on a 19-day rail-cruise vacation across America's west and through the Panama Canal.

Departs from January 2017 to January 2018.

Southwest Chief with the Grand Canyon - Chicago to Los Angeles 6 days from $1029

Ride the rails west to the American frontier and experience the magnificent Grand Canyon up close and personal.

Departs from March 2017 to October 2018.


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