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Independent Tours

Embark on an independent tour by train and get set for adventure! Set your own pace as you follow a well-crafted itinerary to popular destinations throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Blaze a trail of discovery on heritage and history tours. Uncover North America’s natural wonders with national parks vacations.  Revel in the romance of Europe’s capital cities.

Each independent rail tour features travel along legendary train routes, comprehensive sightseeing and ample time at leisure. Choose from an extensive selection of regional tours, cross-country rail vacations, rail-drive getaways, and rail-cruise packages.

Independent Tours

Independent Rail Travel

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.

Eastern Canada Coastal Explorer 10 days from $2595

A full sensory experience, take on the sights, smells and tastes of Eastern Canada on this 10-day journey.

Departs from September 2019 to October 2020.

Eastern Canada Rail & Cruise 14 days from $2708

You'll fall in love with the Eastern Seaboard as you cruise up the Atlantic shores from Boston and down the St. Lawrence River, then travel by train to visit the most popular cities of the area.

Departs from July 2019 to September 2020.

Edmonton & Rocky Mountaineer 8 days from $2461

Edmonton is Alberta’s capital city and the gateway to Jasper National Park.

Departs from October 2019 to October 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 $1925

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 2020 to September 2020.

Excursion to the Canadian Rockies 5 days from $2112

See the best of the Canadian Rockies on this 5-day rail adventure combining cosmopolitan fun with spectacular natural beauty from Vancouver to Calgary.

Departs from September 2019 to October 2020.

Experience Whistler, Vancouver & the Rockies 10 days from $2689

Surround yourself with the majesty of two of Canada’s mountain ranges on this journey through Whistler, Vancouver, Jasper and Banff.

Departs from September 2019 to September 2020.

Explorer’s Circle 7 days from $4116

Set off on two of Canada's premier rail lines - VIA Rail's Canadian and the Rocky Mountaineer - to explore the resort towns and picturesque scenery of Western Canada.

Departs from September 2019 to September 2020.

Exploring Western Canada 8 days from $3439

This Rocky Mountain getaway takes you through the gems of the area, from the highest peaks to the largest icefields.

Departs from September 2019 to October 2020.

Getaway to the Canadian Rockies 9 days from $5056

Set out on the famed Rocky Mountaineer for a journey through some of the best cities, the most charming towns and the most awe-inspiring sites the Canadian Rockies have to offer.

Departs from September 2019 to October 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.

Glaciers, Trains & Trails of Alaska 10 days from $3900

Enjoy this Alaskan adventure that explores the state's backcountry as you weave along beautiful glaciers and trek stunning trails.

Departs from May 2020 to August 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.

High Tides and Scenic Trains 10 days from $2239

Witness firsthand the beauty of coastal Canada as you embark on a 10-day rail-drive adventure.

Departs from September 2019 to October 2020.

Jasper & Vancouver by Rail 4 days from $1886

Take a sensational, two day, all daylight trip from Vancouver through Kamloops to Jasper. Spend two full days aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, then spend an extra night in both the beautiful city of Vancouver and the peaceful town of Jasper.

Departs from October 2019 to October 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.

Lakes, Mountains & The Rockies 8 days from $2242

The best of the Canadian Rockies! Explore mountains, canyons and rivers between Vancouver and Jasper onboard the pampered comfort of VIA Rail's Canadian.

Departs from September 2019 to October 2020.

Luxury Rockies Explorer 9 days from $8722

Explore the majestic Rockies with this luxurious experience that includes deluxe amenities at the upscale Fairmont hotels.

Departs from September 2019 to September 2020.

Montreal & Quebec City by Rail 7 days from $891

Visit two of Canada's most popular cities, Montreal and Quebec City, on this enchanting vacation by rail.

Departs from May 2019 to October 2020.


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