Fall colors and fantastic destinations throughout the East Coast and beyond come to life on fall foliage train tours. The best way to experience nature’s greatest event, these rail vacations cruise through a backdrop of gold, rust and crimson as scenic trains whisk travelers to some of the United States’ premier destinations for leaf peeping. Admire the changing hues as you travel aboard heritage and Amtrak train lines and enjoy an up-close look at the scenery with coach tours and picturesque lake cruises.
Select from a variety of fall foliage trips that highlight colorful destinations through sightseeing tours and captivating excursions. Immerse yourself in the autumnal beauty of the Midwest in places like Northern Michigan, where guests enjoy the sights of Mackinac Island and iconic Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Door County, WI, famous for its spectacular Lake Michigan scenery and endless rural expanses. Escorted fall leaf tours may also take travelers to the stunning Smoky Mountains, stopping in beloved cities in both Tennessee and North Carolina. There are also packages that highlight New England in the fall, and these journeys include renowned regional destinations such as Mark Twain’s childhood home, Mystic Seaport, Martha’s Vineyard and Hyannis. New England fall foliage tours may include guided tours in cities like Boston or scenic bus tours along iconic byways, like the Kancamagus Highway. Some of the nation’s most picturesque heritage railways are also found in New England, such as the Conway Scenic Railway in New Hampshire, which travels through the colorful peaks of the White Mountains.
Ranging from 6 to 11 days, Vacation By Rail’s expertly crafted fall foliage tours present the endless beauty of America in autumn.