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
Coast to Coast : San Francisco to New York 10 days from $1711
There is no better way to see the USA than by rail. Travel from coast to coast aboard two iconic long-distance trains, Amtrak’s California Zephyr and Lake Shore Limited. Combine these fantastic overnight rail journeys with city stays in three of the USA’s most popular cosmopolitan cities: San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City.
Departs from March 2019 to December 2020.
Empire Builder - Glacier National Park & Alaska Cruise 15 days from $3657
Experience all the beauty of the Pacific Northwest on this 15-day rail-cruise vacation.
Empire Builder with Glacier National Park - Chicago to Seattle 7 days from $1810
Discover all the natural beauty and scenic wonders of Glacier National Park, "The Crown of the Continent" in the majestic Pacific Northwest.
Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure - Los Angeles 4 days from $799
The Grand Canyon awaits on this spectacular Rails to the Rim vacation.
Departs from March 2019 to March 2021.
New Orleans Holiday & The Spirit of the Antebellum South 11 days from $3517
Aboard the festive American Duchess riverboat. On this elegant river cruise, you’ll discover the traditions of the Cajun and Creole cultures and experience what remains of the grand Antebellum South.
Departs from September 2019 to March 2020.
Pacific Northwest and the Columbia River Cruise 11 days from $3384
Travel the storied pioneer route from Chicago to Vancouver, Washington by train for a Pacific Northwest adventure that continues through Oregon and Washington, following the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress steamboat.
Departs from July 2019 to October 2020.