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
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 June 2019 to September 2019.
Coast Starlight with Alaska Cruise via Glacier Bay 10 days from £1777
Combine two of the most exciting cities on the West Coast with an exciting Alaska cruise to create a spectacular rail-cruise holiday!
Departs from May 2019 to September 2019.
Empire Builder with Glacier National Park - Chicago to Seattle 7 days from £1358
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 2019 to September 2020.
Pacific Northwest and the Columbia River Cruise 11 days from £2869
Travel the storied pioneer route from Chicago to Portland by train for a Pacific Northwest adventure that continues through Oregon and Washington, following the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress steamboat.
Departs from March 2019 to October 2019.