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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

Sights & Sounds of Chicago, Memphis & New Orleans 7 days from $1169

Chicago, Memphis, and New Orleans are each steeped in deep music history, each playing important roles in the jazz, blues, and rock 'n roll scenes.

Departs from January 2017 to December 2018.

Snow Train - Chicago to Seattle 5 days from $849

Travel the pioneer trails northwest to Seattle on this 5-day winter escape to Seattle.

Departs from April 2017 to March 2018.

Snow Zephyr - Chicago to San Francisco 5 days from $745

See the best of the American West this winter as you travel from Chicago's winter wonderland to the shores of San Francisco.

Departs from November 2017 to December 2017.

Southwest Chief with Santa Fe and Albuquerque 6 days from $922

Venture from the heart of the Midwest to the American Southwest on this exciting adventure from Chicago, Illinois to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Departs from April 2017 to October 2018.

Spectacular Alaska 10 days from $3309

This exciting 10-day vacation showcases the best of Alaska, from calving glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park and a ride on the world-famous Alaska Railroad to exploring Denali National Park and a scenic cruise on Prince William Sound where you can view amazing wildlife.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.

The Cherry Blossom Special 6 days from $2499

There’s no better way to welcome the season than with a journey to the nation’s capital by private train to experience the trees in bloom.

Departs from April 2017 to April 2017.

The Grandest of Grand Canyon Tours 7 days from $2395

The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is one of the world's largest outstanding spectacles. In form, size and flowing colors, it is unsurpassed.

Departs from September 2017 to September 2017.

Three Bears of Alaska 17 days from $9629

Come and discover the incredible land where Kodiak bears, grizzly bears, and Alaskan polar bears roam wild.

Departs from August 2017 to August 2017.

Tour Alaska by Rail 9 days from $2646

Experience Alaska’s wild beauty from one of America’s most famous historic railways.

Departs from May 2017 to August 2017.

Trains of the Colorado Rockies 9 days from $2499

Experience the majesty of the Colorado Rockies aboard trains that celebrate the spirit of the Old West.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.


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