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USA Train Vacations

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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

Chicago, New Orleans, Washington DC, New York City 12 days from $2425

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 2019 to October 2020.

Classic Coast to Coast by Rail 6 days from $1555

Get ready for an amazing coast-to-coast adventure, starting in New York City and ending in the "City by the Bay," San Francisco.

Departs from March 2019 to December 2020.

Coast Starlight and the Columbia River Cruise 10 days from $3312

Travel along the dazzling Pacific Coast aboard the Coast Starlight for the overnight journey from Los Angeles to Vancouver, WA 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 July 2019 to October 2020.

Coast Starlight Experience 4 days from $855

Widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes, the Coast Starlight links the greatest cities on the West Coast.

Departs from January 2019 to December 2020.

Coast Starlight with Alaska Cruise via Glacier Bay 10 days from $2119

Combine two of the most exciting cities on the West Coast with an exciting Alaska cruise to create a spectacular rail-cruise vacation!

Departs from June 2019 to September 2020.

Coast Starlight with Seattle, Victoria & Vancouver 9 days from $1805

Travel up the beautiful West Coast and watch the scenery unfold from beaches to forests, then explore the Pacific Northwest's best cities on foot.

Departs from March 2019 to September 2020.

Coast to Coast & the Queen Mary - Eastbound 21 days from $4805

Recall a bygone era of travel on this epic 21-day journey that takes you across the USA by train and across the Atlantic by cruise ship.

Departs from July 2019 to September 2020.

Coast to Coast & the Queen Mary - Westbound 21 days from $5005

Recall a bygone era and embark on a leisurely vacation from the UK to the western USA by cruise ship and train.

Departs from August 2019 to September 2020.

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.

Departs from June 2019 to September 2020.

Empire Builder Experience - Chicago to Seattle 5 days from $869

Marvel at the lush mountain, forest, plain and coastal scenery of the northern United States from the comfortable cars of the iconic Empire Builder.

Departs from April 2019 to March 2021.

Empire Builder with Alaska Cruise via Glacier Bay 11 days from $2315

Rail-cruise vacation featuring the Empire Builder to Seattle plus a Glacier Bay Alaska cruise.

Departs from June 2019 to September 2020.

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.

Departs from June 2019 to September 2020.

Empire Builder with Seattle, Victoria & Vancouver 10 days from $2135

On this tour of three major cities of the Pacific Northwest Coast, you’ll never be far from the sea.

Departs from May 2019 to September 2020.

Glacier National Park & Seattle 7 days from $1545

The Emerald City and the Crown of the Continent are highlights of this spectacular Glacier National Park rail vacation.

Departs from June 2019 to September 2020.

Glacier National Park Escape-Chicago Roundtrip 5 days from $1450

Travel across the Northern Prairies aboard Amtrak's storied Empire Builder en route to much-loved Glacier National Park.

Departs from June 2019 to September 2020.

Glacier National Park Escape-Chicago to Seattle 5 days from $1250

Experience the beauty of the northwestern United States first hand on this 5-day journey to Glacier National Park.

Departs from June 2019 to September 2020.

Grand Canyon & the West Coast 12 days from $2481

Nature's wonders abound on this 12-day rail vacation to the western US Highlights.

Departs from May 2019 to October 2020.

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.

Journey Along the Upper Mississippi 10 days from $2939

America’s Heartland is the backdrop of this 10-day rail-river cruise vacation that includes visits to Chicago, St. Louis, Hannibal, Dubuque, La Crosse, Red Wing, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Departs from July 2019 to August 2020.

Lake Shore Limited Experience-Chicago to New York 4 days from $895

Board the Lake Shore Limited and discover the famous museums, beautiful scenery, and popular sights of Chicago and New York on this 4-day rail-journey.

Departs from January 2019 to December 2020.

Memphis - New Orleans Rail - River Journey 11 days from $2999

Discover the charm of the South on an 11-day rail river-cruise adventure.

Departs from June 2019 to November 2020.

New Orleans Express 6 days from $1125

Discover the magic of New Orleans on this 6-day independent train vacation.

Departs from January 2019 to December 2020.

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.

New York to Niagara Falls 4 days from $608

Explore the stunning beauty of Niagara Falls on this getaway that hits all the highlights of the area.

Departs from June 2019 to November 2020.


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