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.
Train Tours in the United States
California Zephyr with Yosemite National Park - Chicago to San Francisco 8 days from $1465
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 2017 to October 2018.
Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans & Los Angeles by Rail 11 days from $2282
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 2017 to May 2018.
Chicago, New Orleans, Washington DC, New York City 12 days from $2598
Combine travel aboard 3 renowned rail routes with visits to Chicago, New Orleans, Washington DC, and New York City for a memorable vacation through the Midwest, Deep South, and east coast.
Departs from March 2017 to October 2018.
Coast Starlight and the Columbia River Cruise 10 days from $3746
Travel along the dazzling Pacific Coast aboard the Coast Starlight for the overnight journey from Los Angeles to Portland, where you will meet the American Empress for your river cruise along the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Highlights of your Pacific Northwest adventure include visits to Astoria, The Dalles and Sacajawea State Park.
Departs from March 2017 to October 2017.