Rail Holidays in America
The only way to see America is by rail. A network of legendary train routes stretch across the nation connecting the most popular destinations. The bustling Empire State of New York, Chicago’s Windy City, America’s storied western frontier, the rim of the Grand Canyon, and the shores of San Francisco are just a train ride away.
This coast to coast journey is nothing short of spectacular, covering thousands of miles and encompassing a host of unforgettable attractions between the vibrant east coast city of New York and the cosmopolitan delights of San Francisco on the shores of the Pacific, including Washington DC, Chicago, the Grand Canyon and Hollywood.
15 days From: £2,595
View LA to New York by Rail
Wake up in the city that never sleeps at the end of an epic coast to coast rail adventure across America - the most diverse country in the world. This once in a lifetime journey includes visits to Alcatraz, the Las Vegas strip, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and three spectacular railroad excursions.
21 days From: £3,098
View Trans-American Rail Tour
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime coast to coast rail journey across the most diverse country in the world! Your photo album will include many of America's highlights including the Statue of Liberty, the White House, the Wild West, the Rockies, the Grand Canyon, Hollywood Boulevard and the Golden Gate Bridge.
21 days From: £3,328
View USA Coast to Coast
Travel aboard the iconic Southwest Chief and California Zephyr and incredible sightseeing including the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park, Sacramento, and San Francisco are highlights of this escorted rail tour through America’s western frontier.
14 Days From: £1,737
View America’s Beautiful West
Six National Parks are the hallmark of this exciting escorted rail tour through America’s heartland. Enjoy visits to Glacier National Park and the famed Going-to-the-Sun Road, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Waterton Lake National Park in Canada.
14 Days From: £1,979
America's Great National Parks
See the American West by train on this 8-day rail journey. Your adventure begins in the Windy City, Chicago. Explore this Midwest metropolis and its historic landmarks before boarding Amtrak’s California Zephyr for the two-night journey across the prairies and plains of the Midwest, over the snow-capped Rocky and Sierra mountain ranges, to the City by the Bay, San Francisco.
8 days From: £791
View California Zephyr Experience with Yosemite
Pair a train journey across America’s western frontier with a 10-day Mexico cruise for the perfect fun-in-the-sun rail-cruise holiday. Beginning in Chicago, board the legendary California Zephyr for the journey across the Colorado Rockies and Sierra Nevada Mountains to San Francisco.
14 days From: £1,528
View California Zephyr & Mexico Cruise
From a glorious sunset at the Grand Canyon and the glistening waterfalls at Yosemite to the majestic glaciers of Glacier National Park, this 17-day train holiday takes you to three of America’s best-loved National Parks aboard three of Amtrak’s renowned long-distance trains.
17 days From: £1,730
View Canyons, Glaciers & Waterfalls
Colorado has a long and storied railroad history. With both narrow gauge and standard railways stretching across deep gorges and reaching high mountain peaks, it is no surprise that there is no better way to uncover the state’s hidden gems than by train.
8 Days From: £1,125
View Colorado Rail Adventure Holiday
Discover the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the scenic wonders of ”The Crown of the Continent” as you travel from Chicago to Seattle with a stay at one of America’s best-loved natural attractions, Glacier National Park, along your route.
7 days From: £837
View Empire Builder with Glacier National Park
A visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World is at the centre of this independent rail holiday. Beginning in Chicago, travel aboard the Southwest Chief to Williams Junction, Arizona, where you will meet the vintage Grand Canyon Railway for your trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
6 days From: £374
View Grand Canyon Rails to the Rim
Your holiday begins with a two-night stay in Chicago. Board Amtrak’s famed Southwest Cheif
at historic Union Station for the overnight journey to Williams Junction. Travel by way of the vintage Grand Canyon Railway
for your journey to the Grand Canyon and marvel at this Wonder of the World during your stay at the South Rim, returning to Williams to catch the Southwest Cheif
for your continued travels west to the city where dreams are made, Los Angeles.
12 days From: £1268
View Chicago, Grand Canyon & America’s West Coast
This relaxing 6-day train holiday showcases Glacier’s most popular features including the Going-to-the-Sun Road and Swiftcurrent Lake.
6 Days From: £825
View Glacier National Park at Leisure
The railroad opened the west during the 19th century and even today it is arguably the most exciting way in which to explore this region of the United States.
14 Days From: £1,995
View Great American Railtour
Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef and Arches National Parks and Dead Horse Point State Park. This is a southwestern adventure to remember!
11 Days From: £1,477
View Great Parks of the Southwest
Awe-inspiring scenery at the Grand Canyon contrasts with the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas on this truly sparkling rail holiday.
15 Days From: £2,225
View Las Vegas & the Golden West Tour
Highlights of your southwest rail adventure includes travel aboard the famed Southwest Chief and the vintage Grand Canyon Railway, visits to the Grand Canyon, and a stay in Los Angeles.
6 days From: £515
View Southwest Chief & the Grand Canyon
Trains Across Colorado is one of our most popular escorted tours. Including the Pikes Peak Cog Railway and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and three more amazing train trips. In addition to stunning scenic rail excursions, you'll visit three National Parks, the U.S Air Force Academy and the Garden of the Gods.
9 Days From: £1,183
View Train Holiday Across Colorado
Dramatic Yosemite National Park and our favourite Californian cities lie in wait as we discover America's west coast by rail
15 Days From: £2,575
West Coast and Yosemite
Travel aboard the legendary California Zephyr and visits to three National Parks are highlights of this escorted rail holiday. Your tour takes you to Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole and Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks.
11 Days From: £1,587
View Yellowstone & Glacier Adventure By Rail
Spectacular colours and beautiful mountain scenery come together on an autumn rail adventure on America's East Coast.
10 Days From: £2,350
View New England in the Fall
Escape to sun, surf and sand on this 12-day rail-cruise adventure. Travel to New Orleans by train on Amtrak’s renowned City of New Orleans and spend two days lapping up southern hospitality in the “Big Easy” before boarding the Navigator of the Seas for a 7-night Caribbean cruise to Mexico, Grand Cayman and Jamaica.12 Days From: £1,321
View Chicago, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise
Chicago, Memphis, and New Orleans are brimming with music history, playing important roles in the jazz, blues, and rock ‘n roll scenes. Enjoy city stays in each location, drinking in the music scene and unique history.7 Days From: £630
View Sights and Sounds: Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans
Your old-fashioned southern holiday pairs travel aboard Amtrak's City of New Orleans from Chicago to Memphis with a journey aboard the fabled American Queen steamboat along the Mississippi River from Memphis to New Orleans. 11 Days From: £1,577
View New Orleans/West Caribbean Rail-Cruise Holiday
Historic tracks lead us on a rail tour through the heartland of great American music - from Nashville, home of Country Music, to the Blues, Soul and Rock 'n' Roll of Memphis and the jazz of New Orleans.
14 Days From: £2,325
View Tracks of the Deep South Holiday
Step back into the Golden Era of rail travel with a deluxe train journey from Chicago to New Orleans aboard restored Pullman rail cars.
6 Days From: £1,576
View Vintage New Orleans by Train
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