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USA RAIL Holidays

Travelling on a rail journey through the USA is an unforgettable experience that will create a lifetime of memories. Travelling on a rail tour is one of the best ways to have a luxury holiday and take several destinations in one trip. 

With an extensive range of rail tours available, you take in the sights and destinations you want, knowing that everything is taken care of with most tours, including accommodation, tour guide, excursions, and all rail and coach transportation. 

One of the main benefits of travelling on a rail tour is taking in more destinations in one trip, without the need to keep going to the airport or driving for hours. Instead, enjoy the scenery, relax and arrive at the heart of the destination. 

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Discover the eastern coastline of America on a rail journey that includes Boston, New York, and Washington D.C. Check out New England in the fall to take in the spectacular colours and beautiful mountain scenery.

Experience the best of the west on an epic journey from San Francisco, taking in Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas (and the Grand Canyon)Los Angeles and Monterey, plus enjoy some incredible scenery along the way. 

Take an 18-day trip from coast to coast for a big American adventure. After a few days exploring New York, pick up your first train as you head to Washington D.C; from here, you will make your way across the USA, including 2 overnight train journeys, finishing up in stunning San Francisco. 

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Amtrak provides passenger train services in the USA designed to make long-distance journeys comfortable and the best way to discover this vast country, its great cities and its ever-changing landscape. Most long-distance Amtrak services consist of Viewliner or Superliner coaches, with seats offering plenty of legroom.

On most transcontinental tours, overnight accommodation is in a two-berth Roomette, with a large window and two comfortable seats, which convert to an upper and lower berth at night.

Each cabin has individual climate control, a fold-down table, fresh towels and complimentary bottled water. WC, shower and washroom facilities are located at the end of each carriage.

Roomettes are located on both the upper and lower levels of the double-deck carriages. On these tours, all meals on board are usually included and served in the dining car.

On tours involving journeys on overnight sleeper services, passengers enjoy a meal in the restaurant car if they are travelling during a mealtime.



Opened in 1901, the Grand Canyon Railway carried passengers and supplies over the 65 mile journey from the Arizona town of Williams to Grand Canyon Village at the canyon's South Rim.

Today, although the magnificent steam locomotives that once hauled carriages to and from the Grand Canyon only appear very rarely, the 2hr 15m trip to and from Williams remains an unforgettable and nostalgic journey through one of the USA's most spectacular landscapes.



To experience the Rocky Mountains look no further than the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train. As one of the world's most scenic and luxurious train rides, you can expect a truly memorable experience.

America Coast to Coast
18 Days
£3,595 per person
April - October 2023
UK Airports

About the tour

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 the USA'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.


  • Enjoy a cruise around Manhattan Harbour, admiring landmarks including Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty
  • Take insightful guided city tours of New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C.
  • Board the Grand Canyon Railway for a journey to one of the natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon - one of America's most awe-inspiring sights
  • Tour San Francisco, seeing the impressive Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf, an area famous for its sea lions
Tracks of the Deep South
14 Days
£2,695 per person
February - October 2023
UK Airports

About the tour

Historic tracks lead you 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 - on this culture-packed adventure.


  • Enjoy a journey on the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, one of the world's steepest passenger railways which has been running since 1895
  • Pay a visit to Graceland, home to Elvis’ 14-acre mansion - view his preserved living quarters and private aircraft collection
  • Visit Oak Alley Plantation and learn about Louisiana’s role in the American Slave Trade during the 19th century
  • Enjoy a guided tour and tasting of whiskey at Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg.
  • Discover Café Du Mond in New Orleans' French Quarter and try beignets and coffee on a guided sightseeing tour
New England in the Fall
10 Days
£2,495 per person
September 2023
UK Airports

About the tour

Spectacular colours and beautiful mountain scenery come together on an autumn adventure along America's East Coast. You stay in Cape Cod, Boston and the White Mountains, experiencing the region's terrific scenic railways on a seasonal tour that brings out the very best of stunning New England.


  • Take a coach journey through the White Mountains, one of North America’s most beautiful landscapes
  • Discover the historical town of Plymouth, visiting the spot where early Pilgrims first set foot on land in 1620
  • Enjoy nostalgic journeys on the North Conway Scenic Railroad and the Mount Washington Cog Railway
  • Get to know the vibrant city of Boston on an insightful guided tour, seeing sights including the USS Constitution
  • Visit fashionable Newport and see The Breakers mansion, a former Vanderbilt family summer home
  • Enjoy a day trip to the island of Nantucket

Highlights of America's West Coast
14 Days
£2,695 per person
May - October 2023
London Heathrow

About the tour

Explore the most captivating destinations on America's West Coast on a holiday that takes you from bohemian San Francisco to iconic Los Angeles by way of the sights and sounds of fabulous Las Vegas and the incredible Grand Canyon.


  • Get to the heart of the bohemian city of San Francisco and uncover the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles on guided tours
  • Enjoy free time to discover the sights and sounds of Las Vegas, one of the USA’s most exciting cities
  • Explore Yosemite National Park with a local guide, touring the dramatic valley floor and seeing the world-famous El Capitan
  • Journey on the nostalgic Grand Canyon Railway and step back in time on a journey that first took place in 1901
  • Visit the Grand Canyon, one of the world’s most breathtaking natural wonders, as well as the mighty Hoover Dam
  • Travel along the Pacific Coast aboard Amtrak’s Coast Starlight, taking in spectacular coastal views

Highlights of America's East Coast
10 Days
£2,395 per person
May - September 2023
UK Airports

About the tour

Discover three fascinating cities and one world wonder as you explore America's historic east coast. From the powerhouse of Washington D.C., you travel by rail to chic New York, absorb the beauty of Niagara Falls from its Canadian side and explore bustling Toronto.


  • Explore Washington D.C., the capital of the United States, with its famous US government buildings
  • Tour New York and see sights such as Fifth Avenue and Central Park and indulge in some coffee and a bagel
  • Discover the multicultural city of Toronto on a guided tour, a city which enjoys a buzzing atmosphere
  • Visit the natural wonder that is Niagara Falls, with time to explore at your own pace
America’s National Parks, The Rocky Mountaineer and Las Vegas
12 Days
£3,795 per person
June - August 2023
UK Airports

About the tour

The Wild West landscapes of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Nevada impress as you explore some of America's most magnificent national parks and take a thrilling adventure aboard the Rocky Mountaineer to the red rocks of Moab. Visit Monument Valley, discover the vast open landscapes of Arches National Park, see the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon and end your trip amidst the glitz of Las Vegas.


  • Journey on the incredible Rocky Mountaineer, winding through the spectacular Rocky Mountains in the daylight as we take in awe-inspiring landscapes
  • Travel on America’s highest railway to the summit of Pikes Peak, journey on the Grand Canyon Railway to the Grand Canyon and take a nostalgic journey on the Georgetown Loop Railroad
  • Discover America’s stunning landscapes as we enjoy a Navajo-led tour of Monument Valley, discover Arches National Park and have free time to explore Canyonlands National Park
  • Visit iconic Hoover Dam and enjoy time to soak up the incredible sights and sounds of Las Vegas
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