The southern U.S. is known for its deep history, antebellum architecture, and, above all else, charm. A rail vacation to the southern US can include trips that celebrate America’s musical history with stays in Memphis and New Orleans, tours of some of the country’s great Presidential Libraries, packages to special annual events like the Albuquerque Balloon Festival, or vacations to one of the Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon.
Trips to the south U.S. also include a selection of rail and river cruise and train to ocean cruise vacations which join well-planned rail packages with a refreshing cruise—either down the Mississippi River to New Orleans aboard a restored steamboat or a through the Panama Canal or Western Caribbean waters aboard a state-of-the-art ocean liner.
Train Tours to Southern USA
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta by Rail 9 days from $2509
Join visitors from around the world at the 48th annual International Balloon Fiesta, where hundreds of brightly colored hot air balloons are launched into the Albuquerque sky and the whole town is abuzz with excitement and festivities. You’ll also visit the incredible Arches and Mesa Verde National Parks, ride the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and tour historic Santa Fe.
Departs from September 2020 to October 2020.
Winter Escape to the Grand Canyon - Chicago Round-trip 6 days from $1195
This winter, escape to the warmth of America's southwest and the beauty of one of the world's top natural attractions, the Grand Canyon.
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.
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.
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.
Southwest Chief with the Grand Canyon - Chicago to Los Angeles 6 days from $1231
Ride the rails west to the American frontier and experience the magnificent Grand Canyon up close and personal.