America’s west is home to some of the country’s greatest national parks, monuments, and lifetime destinations. Travel across the western frontier to Colorado and explore Rocky Mountain towns and the historic trains of the area, or continue west to Salt Lake City, or the cowboy town of Jackson on the edge of Yellowstone. Perhaps visit San Francisco, the City by the Bay, with easy access to Muir Woods and its Giant Sequoia forest 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 celebrated destinations for a western U.S. rail tour can include Glacier National Park for a journey across one of the most famous roadways, the Going-to-the-Sun Road or Yellowstone National Park to see an incredible variety of flora, fauna, waterfalls, deep canyons, hot springs and geysers. Mt. Rushmore showcases the rocky images of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and is visited by more than three million people annually; and Seattle, the crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest, ideally located as a launching point for Alaska cruise holidays and Western Canada rail tours.
Train holidays to the West
Great Parks of the Southwest featuring the Grand Canyon 11 days from £1713
Discover the scenic southwestern U.S. on this 11-day rail tour through Canyon Country.
Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta by Rail 9 days from £1623
Visit Albuquerque’s 46th annual International Balloon Fiesta and watch as hundreds of hot air balloons are launched into New Mexico’s sky. Additional highlights include visits to Arches and Mesa Verde National Parks, a journey aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and a tour of historic Santa Fe.
Departs from September 2016 to September 2017.
The only thing more appealing than a train holiday through the Rocky and Sierra Mountains is one that includes a visit to the waterfalls and Giant Sequoia groves of Yosemite National Park.
Departs from April 2017 to October 2018.
National Parks & Big Sky Country 12 days from £1960
Your twelve day adventure through Cowboy Country includes the best of the Old West with visits to Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, Big Sky Country and Yellowstone National Park, the Wild West town of Cody, and Glacier National Park.
Departs from August 2017 to August 2017.