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Celebrate Amtrak’s 50th Anniversary and Explore America by Train

By Amtrak Vacations Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

Amtrak has been America’s Railroad since 1971, providing Americans with a way to sustainably travel across the country, connect with family and friends, visit new places, and enjoy incredible scenery along the way. Need inspiration for where to travel to next?

These four expertly planned rail holidays are sure to please:

1. Grand National Parks of America

Southwest-Chief-Amtrak-Route

 

For an epic, around-the-country celebration of Amtrak’s 50th anniversary, look no further than Grand National Parks of America. You’ll discover so many national treasures when you visit Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier National Park by Amtrak train on some of the most iconic train routes:

In addition to tours inside the National Parks, this rail holiday also includes hop-on, hop-off sightseeing in Los Angeles, admission to the Seattle Space Needle, admission to Skydeck Chicago, and more opportunities to make unforgettable memories across America.

2. Blues and the Bayou Roundtrip from Chicago

downtown Memphis, TN

 

From the birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll and the Blues to the city that boasts some of the finest Jazz in the world, Blues and the Bayou Roundtrip from Chicago is the perfect way to celebrate the sights and sounds of the South. In Memphis, you’ll have both time to explore the city on your own as well as a narrated sightseeing tour that includes admission to Graceland. In New Orleans, treat yourself to brunch at the famous Court of Two sisters before you head out to explore the world-famous French Quarter, take in the history at Jackson Square, and enjoy the serenity of the southern swamps and bayous onboard a boat trip.

Pro Tip

Upgrade your holiday: Ask your rail holiday expert to add the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise to your itinerary! You’ll enjoy a romantic riverboat cruise complete with a delicious Creole-inspired meal and live jazz music.

3. Grand Canyon and Sedona Getaway from Flagstaff

 

The best of the American Southwest awaits you on this wonder-filled adventure. This breathtaking getaway allows you to truly explore Red Rock Country on a scenic tour of Sedona, Including Oak Creek Canyon, Tlaquepaque Village, and the incredible Cathedral Rock and Courthouse Butte red rock spires. You’ll also visit the Grand Canyon on an included tour. Did you know the Grand Canyon stretches 277 miles long, one mile deep, and up to 18 miles wide? Your Grand Canyon and Sedona Getaway from Flagstaff holiday concludes with an unforgettable Grand Canyon sunset experience.

4. Glacier National Park and Seattle Roundtrip from Chicago

 

Ready to celebrate Amtrak’s 50th anniversary with a series of beautiful views across the country? Experience Glacier National Park and Seattle on Amtrak’s Empire Builder train route roundtrip from Chicago. The spectacular views at Glacier National Park are even better on your included Big Sky Circle Tour and scenic boat tour of Two Medicine Valley. Before returning to Chicago, you’ll get to know the “Emerald City” with your Seattle CityPASS, which gives you access to dozens of attractions and activities, including Chihuly Garden and Glass, the Seattle Aquarium, the Museum of Pop Culture, and more.

Celebrate Amtrak’s 50th anniversary with us! Call now to speak to one of our rail holiday experts.

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