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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.

Coast To Coast By Rail

America's West & Southwest

East Coast

Deep South

America Coast to Coast with Glacier National Park

Central Park, New York From Puget Sound to the Atlantic Coast, discover some of America’s most vibrant cities and attractions on this 14-day rail holiday.
14 days From: £1,475
Seattle, Glacier National Park & New York

America Coast to Coast with the Grand Canyon

Washinton D.C. See America by rail on this cross-country train holiday beginning in New York City and travelling to Washington, DC, Chicago, the Grand Canyon and Los Angeles.
14 days From: £1,636
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Coast to Coast: New York to San Francisco

New York Skyline Embark on a 10-day cross-country train holiday, showcasing the best of the USA as you travel through unspoiled natural beauty en route to three of the country’s important metropolises.
10 days From: £922
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Queen Mary to America, Coast to Coast By Rail

Queen Mary 2 Recall a bygone era and embark on a leisurely holiday from the UK to the western USA by cruise ship and train.
21 days From: £3,035
Queen Mary to America, Coast to Coast By Rail

Trans-American Rail Tour

Central Park, New York 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: £3,375
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USA Coast to Coast

Central Park, New York 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: £3,448
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America’s Beautiful West

El Capitan in Yosemite National Park 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
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America's Great National Parks

St. Mary Lake - Glacier National Park 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: £2,243
America's Great National Parks

America's Parks & Monuments with Mt. Rushmore

Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota Rugged frontier towns of the Old West and renowned national historic sites are hallmarks of this 11-day escorted tour across America’s western frontier.
11 days From: £1,715
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California Zephyr Experience with Yellowstone

Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park This exciting rail-drive holiday combines one of the most scenic rail routes in the U.S. with a stay in America’s first National Park, Yellowstone.
8 days From: £1,046
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California Zephyr Experience with Yosemite

California Zephyr 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: £904
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California Zephyr & Mexico Cruise

Puerto Vallerta 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: £1,837
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Canyons, Glaciers & Waterfalls

Glacier Park 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: £1,331
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Christmas & New Year in the Golden West

Glacier Park Celebrate an unforgettable Christmas in the USA's glorious west.
14 days From: £2,795
Christmas & New Year in the Golden West

Coast Starlight with Alaska Cruise to Glacier Bay

Holland America's ms Oosterdam This rail-cruise adventure includes rail travel aboard the stunning Coast Starlight, a stay in Seattle, and a 7-day Alaska cruise including a visit to Glacier Bay.
10 days From: £1,331
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Colorado Rail Adventure Holiday

Hanging Bridge 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: £1,310

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Empire Builder, Glacier & Alaska Cruise

Empire Builder Experience the beauty of America’s Pacific Northwest on this 15-day rail-cruise holiday.
15 days From: £2,009
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Empire Builder with Alaska Cruise to Glacier Bay

ms Oosterdam in Glacier Bay This unique rail-cruise itinerary combines travel aboard the historic Empire Builder with a cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage including a visit to Glacier Bay.
11 days From: £1,137
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Empire Builder with Glacier National Park

Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park &rdq 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: £1,086
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Grand Canyon Rails to the Rim

Grand Canyon Railway 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: £643
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Chicago, Grand Canyon & America’s West Coast

Grand Canyon Railway 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: £1,451
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Glacier National Park at Leisure

Glacier National Park 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: £908
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Great Parks of the Southwest

Grand Canyon 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: £1,627
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Las Vegas & the Golden West Tour

Alcatraz 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: £2,395
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Southwest Chief & the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon 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: £617
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Southwest Chief & Panama Canal

Panama Canal Set off for adventure on an 18-day rail-cruise holiday through the Panama Canal.
18 days From: £2909
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West Coast and Yosemite

Yosemite NP Dramatic Yosemite National Park and our favourite Californian cities lie in wait as we discover America's west coast by rail
15 Days From: £2,595
West Coast and Yosemite

Yellowstone & Glacier Adventure By Rail

Elk in Yellowstone National Park 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: £1,812
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Yosemite & Denali National Parks with Cruise

Humpback Whales Experience the beauty of the Pacific Coast on this 17-day rail-cruise journey to two of the world’s most majestic National Parks.
17 Days From: £2,713
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Autumn in New England

New England The fiery reds, yellows and burnt oranges of New England's annual fall foliage are the perfect backdrop for a fall tour through the region.
8 Days From: £1,253
Autumn in New England

Colonial America

New York Skyline Retrace where America's heritage began on this 10-day rail journey to four of the country’s most storied eastern cities.
10 days From: £1,217
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Fall Colours, Scenic Trains & Martha's Vineyard

Cape Cod National Shoreline Be dazzled by New England's brilliant autumn colours on this spectacular seasonal tour through Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut.
10 Days From: £1,517
Fall Colours, Scenic Trains & Martha's Vineyard

New England in the Fall

Stowe Spectacular colours and beautiful mountain scenery come together on an autumn rail adventure on America's East Coast.
10 Days From: £1,975
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Chicago, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise

Georgetown 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: £1,453
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Memphis-New Orleans Rail-Cruise Holiday

Memphis Discover the charm of America’s South on an 11-day rail and river cruise holiday that takes you from the Windy City of Chicago to historic Memphis by train and from Memphis to the Big Easy, New Orleans, by steamboat.
11 Days From: £2,221
Memphis-New Orleans Rail-Cruise Holiday

Sights and Sounds: Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans

French Quarter 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
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Southern Comfort Rail-Cruise Holiday

Norwegian Spirit 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: £2,375
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Southern Highlights

Norwegian Spirit Enjoy traditional southern hospitality on this USA rail journey to three distinct southern cities.
8 Days From: £727
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Tracks of the Deep South Holiday

Nashville 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: £2,375
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Vintage New Orleans by Train

New Orleans 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: £1,215
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