America’s west is home to some of the country’s greatest national parks, monuments, and must-see destinations. Travel across the western frontier to Colorado to explore Rocky Mountain towns and the historic trains of the area, or continue west to Salt Lake City, the cowboy town of Jackson, and San Francisco, the City by the Bay, with easy connections to Muir Woods and its Giant Sequoia groves and Yosemite National Park, home to Yosemite Falls, the highest waterfall in North America, as well as Half Dome and El Capitan, the park’s most notable rock formations.
Other popular destinations for a western U.S. rail tour include Glacier National Park for a journey across one of the most famous roadways, the Going-to-the-Sun Road; Yellowstone National Park to see an incredible variety of flora, fauna, waterfalls, deep canyons, hot springs and geysers; Mt. Rushmore showcasing the visages of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and visited by more than 3 million people annually; and, Seattle, the crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest, ideally located as a launching point for Alaska cruise vacations and Western Canada rail tours.
Train Vacations to the West
California Zephyr Experience 5 days from $825
Long considered one of the most scenic routes in the United States, the California Zephyr takes you from the beautiful city of Chicago to the City by the Bay, San Francisco, by way of the spectacular Rockies and Sierras.
Departs from January 2018 to October 2019.
California Zephyr with Yosemite National Park - Chicago to San Francisco 8 days from $1655
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 2018 to October 2019.
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 July 2018 to October 2019.
Coast Starlight and the Columbia River Cruise 10 days from $3328
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 2018 to October 2018.
Coast Starlight with Alaska Cruise via Glacier Bay 10 days from $1965
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 May 2018 to September 2019.
Coast Starlight with Seattle, Victoria & Vancouver 9 days from $1699
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 2018 to September 2019.
Empire Builder - Glacier National Park & Alaska Cruise 15 days from $3515
Experience all the beauty of the Pacific Northwest on this 15-day rail-cruise vacation.
Departs from August 2018 to August 2019.