Discovering the USA has never been easier with the convenient rail routes offered by Amtrak, serving over 500 destinations across 46 states. So sit back, relax and let the train take the strain, saving you both time and money with no lengthy airport queues or airport taxes, and also giving you extra time to explore your destination.

Enjoy a comfortable and smooth ride, with large reclining seats, ample leg room and panoramic windows to admire the American landscapes passing by. Depending on the length of your journey, why not upgrade your seat for a more comfortable experience? Long distance trains offer roomy sleeping berths with daytime seating that converts into night time beds, and a dining car with table service, where you can also meet with other passengers.

So whether you’re looking for a quick city-to-city connection or to create your own multi-centre itinerary, then Amtrak is sure to offer a route to best suit you. Call our experienced travel advisors to create your USA rail journey today.

INCLUDED IN A RAIL HOLIDAY

  • International flights
  • 3* hotel accommodation
  • Coach Class rail travel as specified
  • Overnight journeys, where specified, include private roomette sleeper accommodation with all meals onboard

NOT INCLUDED IN A RAIL HOLIDAY

  • Airport transfers
  • Meals (other than those specified)
  • Sightseeing and personal expenses

Upgrades for overnight and day journeys available, please call us for details.


 

RAIL HOLIDAYS

Click on the itineraries below for more detail

NORTH EAST CITIES BY RAIL

AMERICAN MUSIC BY RAIL

CALIFORNIA COAST BY RAIL

EAST COAST TO WEST COAST BY RAIL

 

NORTH EAST CITIES BY RAIL
13 days
Boston | New York City | Philadelphia | Washington, DC


Visit the great East Coast cities of the USA on this popular itinerary, with rail travel between destinations. Follow the Freedom Trail in Boston, scale the Empire State Building in New York City, learn about US history in Philadelphia and pay a visit to the president in Washington, DC.

 

Tour Highlights

  • Travel down the Atlantic seaboard
  • 3 nights to explore in four vibrant, historic and diverse US cities
  • Look out for picture postcard fishing villages along the New England coast
  • Try New York cheesecake or Philly Cheesesteak
  • Watch baseball in Boston or stroll the National Mall in DC



AMERICAN MUSIC BY RAIL
11 days
Chicago | Memphis | New Orleans


Spend 3 nights in the Windy City and then board the City of New Orleans Amtrak service for an overnight journey to Memphis, where blues, jazz and rock 'n' roll clubs line Beale Street. Next, it’s on to New Orleans for a taste of jazz over coffee and beignets.

 

Tour Highlights

  • Blues bars and bold architecture in Chicago
  • An overnight sleeper with dinner and breakfast en route to Memphis
  • Graceland, Sun Studios and Beale Street clubs in the birthplace of Rock n’ Roll
  • Travel by day through Tennessee and Louisiana bayous to New Orleans
  • French Quarter boutiques and Hurricane cocktails in the Big Easy



CALIFORNIA COAST BY RAIL
10 days
San Francisco | Santa Barbara | Los Angeles | San Diego


Follow the Pacific Coast from San Francisco to the south-western corner of the USA on this scenic train journey aboard the Coast Starlight and Pacific Surfliner. Your journey takes you from the City by the Bay to laid back Santa Barbara, bustling Los Angeles and vibrant San Diego.

 

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square and all the famous attractions of San Francisco
  • Discover the artistic vibe and Spanish architecture of Santa Barbara
  • Check out the diverse districts of Los Angeles
  • Relax on the beach and dine out on authentic Mexican food in San Diego
  • Travel by rail and take in the spectacular coastal views



EAST COAST TO WEST COAST BY RAIL
13 days
New York City | Chicago | Denver | Salt Lake City | San Francisco


Cross the country from Atlantic to Pacific Coast on the ultimate USA adventure by rail. Your journey will take you from the landmark skyscrapers of Manhattan and Chicago across diverse landscapes from Midwestern plains and the majestic Rockies to the wild-west scenery of Utah and the California coast.

 

Tour Highlights

  • Tick off iconic US landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, the John Hancock Building and the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Experience life on a long distance train with three nights on board and the opportunity to meet new people in the dining car
  • Watch the varying landscapes of America pass your window on your trans-continental journey

 

RAIL ROUTE PLANNER