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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.

USA Train Vacations

Train Tours in the United States

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.

New England Autumn Foliage Express 8 days from $2499

Uncover the magic that surrounds New England in the autumn on this daylight-only rail journey.

Departs from September 2020 to October 2020.

New England’s Fall Foliage Express 8 days from $2699

Experience the warm palette of colors only offered by the gorgeous fall foliage of New England on this daylight-only tour.

Departs from September 2019 to October 2019.

New England’s Rails & Sails featuring Newport 8 days from $2789

Admire how the historic towns and verdant forests meet the blue waters of the Atlantic on this rail and sail adventure through New England.

Departs from June 2020 to October 2020.

Southwest Chief & Panama Canal Cruise 19 days from $4020

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

Departs from December 2019 to February 2020.

Trains of New York featuring Niagara Falls 10 days from $2995

Experience the history and beauty of Upstate New York on this well-planned rail tour, which features three heritage rail journeys and a 4-day stay at the incomparable Otesaga Resort.

Departs from July 2020 to September 2020.

USA Coast to Coast 19 days from $5065

Travel from New York to San Francisco exploring all the highlights along the way, including Manhattan, the White House, Chicago, the Rocky Mountains, the Grand Canyon, Hollywood and San Francisco.

Departs from September 2019 to September 2020.

Yellowstone, Grand Tetons & Jackson 10 days from $2955

From mountains and cowboy towns to two national parks, the varied scenes of the West surround on this 10-day tour through Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.

Departs from June 2020 to August 2020.

Alaska Circle Tour Rail & Car 8 days from $1940

Combine a railroad adventure with the road trip of a lifetime through Alaska’s most scenic areas, interesting towns, and incredible wildlife habitats.

Departs from May 2019 to August 2019.

America Coast to Coast with Glacier National Park 14 days from $3255

From the Emerald City to New York City, this 14-day rail vacation.

Departs from June 2019 to September 2020.

America Coast to Coast with Grand Canyon 14 days from $2995

From New York City to the Grand Canyon, see the best of the U.S. by train!

Departs from April 2019 to October 2020.

An Alaskan Odyssey 10 days from $3849

Explore the spectacular beauty and fascinating history of Alaska on a cross-country journey from the Pacific to the Arctic Ocean.

Departs from May 2019 to August 2019.

Best of California 9 days from $2442

San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego: Three of California’s most beloved cities and the destinations you will discover on this 9-day tour through the Golden State.

Departs from May 2019 to October 2020.

California Coastal Trains 9 days from $1890

Ride the rails of California from San Francisco to San Diego.

Departs from January 2019 to December 2020.

California Zephyr & Alaska Cruise 15 days from $3995

From Lake Michigan to the Golden Gate Bridge to Glacier Bay, this rail-cruise adventure is one of a kind.

Departs from May 2019 to August 2019.

California Zephyr & Hawaii Cruise 19 days from $3913

Say “aloha!” as you set sail on a 19-day rail-cruise adventure!

Departs from November 2019 to March 2021.

California Zephyr & Mexican Riviera Cruise 14 days from $2850

Cross the mountains and deserts of the great American West by rail and see vibrant Mexico by sea. The weather couldn’t be better on this rail-cruise adventure!

Departs from January 2020 to January 2021.

California Zephyr Experience 5 days from $855

Long considered one of the most scenic routes in the United States, the California Zephyr takes you from the beautiful city of Chicago to the City by the Bay, San Francisco, by way of the spectacular Rockies and Sierras.

Departs from March 2019 to October 2020.

California Zephyr with Yellowstone National Park 8 days from $2175

More than 2,000 acres of geysers, hot springs, and lava formations await you in Yellowstone, the world's first national park established in 1872.

Departs from May 2019 to September 2020.

California Zephyr with Yosemite National Park - Chicago to San Francisco 8 days from $1775

Explore both big city culture and grand natural wonders with this trip that takes you from Chicago to San Francisco, traversing through the Rockies and Sierra Mountains, topping off with a visit to beautiful Yosemite National Park.

Departs from May 2019 to October 2020.

Canada’s Rockies & Alaska Cruise 16 days from $3620

Take on the world by land and sea, as you transverse the very best of the Canadian Rockies by train and board a luxury cruise liner for a cruise through Alaska's Inside Passage.

Departs from June 2019 to September 2020.

Canyons, Glaciers & Waterfalls by Rail 17 days from $3659

Take a rail-journey to three of the US's famed National Parks, aboard three renowned Amtrak trains.

Departs from June 2019 to September 2020.

Chicago to New Orleans & Western Caribbean Cruise 12 days from $2931

Escape the cold and get ready to bask in the sun on this 12-day rail-cruise adventure.

Departs from November 2019 to March 2020.

Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans & Los Angeles by Rail 11 days from $2345

Soul-capturing music, fantastic cuisine and great entertainment for the whole family lie ahead on this cross-country journey from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California.

Departs from April 2019 to October 2020.


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