Train to America’s National Parks
The immense expanses of the United States include some of the world’s most beautiful places; the National Parks. These huge areas of land serve to protect both the spectacular landscapes and the thousands of different species of flora and fauna that therein live. There are nearly sixty national parks in the US. From the warm and humid south-east, home of alligators and pelicans to the dry windswept deserts of the west where erosion over the millennia has carved the sandstone into extraordinary cliffs, rock formations and plunging canyons.
Some of these parks are accessible by an iconic Amtrak train; the Empire Builder will take you from Chicago to Seattle via Glacier National Park in Montana or the Southwest Chief, from Los Angeles to Chicago, will allow you to spend a couple of days viewing the wonders of the Grand Canyon. Others are more easily accessible by car or coach. Names like Yellowstone and Yosemite, neither of which needs an adjective to heighten their allure, fall into this category. These are easily reached with one of our National Parks escorted tours, locally hosted excursions, or booking a rail-drive holiday and will exceed the wildest dreams of every sightseer.
Rail Holidays to America's National Parks
Yellowstone & Glacier Adventure Tour 11 days from £2171
Experience Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park over the course of 11 days on this tour, which combines travel aboard iconic trains with escorted sightseeing along the path followed by America's pioneers.
Departs from July 2019 to August 2019.
Colorado Rail Adventure - 2020 8 days from £2046
Envelope yourself in little-seen sights of the Colorado Rockies on this exciting rail adventure, which includes rides aboard five of the most renowned railways in Colorado, including the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Departs from June 2020 to October 2020.
Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands, & Yellowstone 11 days from £2399
Saddles, Stetsons, Bison greet you on this 11-day Wild West Adventure! Be awestruck by the scenery of Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Badlands National Parks, relive the stories of the old West in Cody and Deadwood, marvel at the sight of Mount Rushmore, and be exhilarated on an off-road Jeep Safari. Your adventure awaits!
Departs from July 2019 to September 2019.
Empire Builder - Glacier National Park & Alaska Cruise 15 days from £2930
Experience all the beauty of the Pacific Northwest on this 15-day rail-cruise holiday.
Departs from June 2019 to September 2020.