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The USA is so vast and diverse, a rail holiday is one of the best ways to see many of its  iconic cities and extraordinary landscapes in ease – particularly if you don’t fancy hiring a car and driving yourself. Mirroring the diversity of the country, the train journeys wind through icy glaciers and snow-tipped mountain peaks; along golden coastal shores and glittering lakes; and stop at some of the USA’s most vibrant cities and historic landmarks.

All aboard a discovery of the USA

Trains in the USA are operated by Amtrak, with lines covering 46 states and 500 destinations, as well as border-crossings to Canada. Amtrak offer a range of classes and sleeper cabins dependant on the route. Hop between cities on the East Coast or take a longer journey and head south from Chicago to New Orleans, where you can stop off along the way to visit the home of Elvis. Board a train from New York or Boston in the East, and you can be in San Francisco or LA on the West Coast in just three nights. One of the most beautiful train journeys in North America, the California zephyr is a popular rail holiday.

For a different kind of rail adventure, why not stay next door to a train depot and then journey into the Grand Canyon? Spend a few nights at the authentic Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel, before riding the restored rail cars deep into the spectacular surroundings of Grand Canyon National Park. Lose yourself in the sheer immensity and magnificence of one of the world’s seven natural wonders.

Top Tips from our Experts

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“Upgrade your East Coast journey to the Acela Express for a faster trip and where business class comes as standard. Enjoy free wifi and complimentary beverages too.”

Suzanne
General Manager

A selection of epic USA rail holidays


Our itineraries travel all over the USA, to some of America’s most breathtaking landscapes and exciting cities. Browse some of our most popular rail holiday itineraries, or call us so we can craft a unique one, just for you.

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Rocky Mountaineer And Alaska Cruise

  • 21 Days
  • Guide Price £7,499 PP
Take the ultimate rail and cruise journey through Western Canada and Alaska on-board the famous Rocky Mountaineer. This once-in-a-lifetime journey…
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New York And Washington Dc Holidays

  • 10 Days
  • Guide Price £2,699 PP
Our New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC multi-centre holiday allows you to experience three of the USA’s most historic cities….
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Multi centre holidays
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Pacific Coast Drive Multi Centre

  • 14 Days
Take an exciting journey down the Pacific Coast from Portland to San Diego. On your epic road trip along America’s…
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Beach holidays
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Washington Dc Multi Centre Holidays

  • 7 Days
  • Guide Price £1,899 PP
Washington DC and Chicago combine to give the perfect mix of city sights, history and culture. Arrive in awe-inspiring Washington…
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Couples Holidays

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