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Western USA

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.

Western USA

Train Vacations to the West

California Zephyr with Yellowstone National Park 8 days from $2175

More than 2,000 acres of geysers, hot springs, and lava formations await you in Yellowstone, the world's first national park established in 1872.

Departs from May 2019 to October 2019.

California Zephyr with Yosemite National Park - Chicago to San Francisco 8 days from $1775

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 2019 to October 2019.

Canyons, Glaciers & Waterfalls by Rail 17 days from $3659

Take a rail-journey to three of the US's famed National Parks, aboard three renowned Amtrak trains.

Departs from June 2019 to September 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 October 2018 to October 2019.

Coast Starlight and the Columbia River Cruise 10 days from $686

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 October 2018 to October 2019.

Coast Starlight Experience 4 days from $825

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 2018 to December 2019.

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 May 2019 to September 2019.

Coast Starlight with Seattle, Victoria & Vancouver 9 days from $1795

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 2019.

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 August 2019.

Empire Builder Experience - Chicago to Seattle 5 days from $889

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 2018 to October 2019.

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 May 2019 to September 2019.

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 2019.

Empire Builder with Seattle, Victoria & Vancouver 9 days from $2010

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 2019.

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 2019.

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 2019.

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 2019.

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 2019.

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 2018 to March 2020.

Pacific Northwest and the Columbia River Cruise 11 days from $3573

Travel the storied pioneer route from Chicago to Portland 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 October 2018 to October 2019.

Pacific Northwest at Christmas Time 7 days from $2015

Explore the festive scenery of Seattle and Vancouver as you discover the winter wonderland these great cities offer at Christmas time.

Departs from December 2018 to December 2019.

Portland, Seattle & Vancouver with Victoria 8 days from $2075

Explore the best cities of the Pacific Northwest as you discover the area's culture, history, modern architecture, and natural wonders.

Departs from October 2018 to October 2019.

Rocky Mountains to San Francisco Bay 7 days from $1545

A week’s long adventure beginning in America’s metropolitan heartland and ending in the most soulful city on the West Coast: San Francisco!

Departs from April 2018 to October 2019.

Snow Train - Chicago to Seattle 5 days from $789

Travel the pioneer trails northwest to Seattle on this 5-day winter escape to Seattle.

Departs from November 2018 to March 2020.

Snow Zephyr - Chicago to San Francisco 5 days from $825

See the best of the American West this winter as you travel from Chicago's winter wonderland to the shores of San Francisco.

Departs from November 2018 to December 2019.

Southwest Chief with Santa Fe and Albuquerque 6 days from $945

Venture from the heart of the Midwest to the American Southwest on this exciting adventure from Chicago, Illinois to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Departs from October 2018 to October 2019.


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