Fall Into Savings with 5 of Our Most Popular Train Holidays

Autumn Views from the Train

Retirement is a wonderful time to visit all those places you’ve always wanted to. If you could go anywhere in North America, where would it be?

Today’s seniors are up for anything, and they’re travelling like never before. They’re not simply looking to be recliner-bound or looking forward to that next game of Bridge (although those are both wonderful leisure activities). They have a passionate desire to discover more of the world, including here in the USA and Canada. Let’s put it this way: Celebrating your retirement can be anything but boring!

When you retire, train travel can accomplish three main things. One is to get away from the doldrums of retirement and experience something, or someplace, new. The second is to reconnect with your spouse or partner, friends, and family, especially your children and grandchildren. And the third is to relax and take it slow, which means different things to different people.

After decades of cramming your travel plans into limited holiday time and long weekends, now’s the perfect time to take that dream train holiday you’ve been thinking about about. We’re talking about experiencing memory-making moments that could serve as the highlights for dinner conversations for years to come, the kind of adventures that you can share across generations.

And right now is the best time to book whatever holiday you have in mind! You already have the luxuries of more freedom and time to travel, why not take advantage of a great deal?

Need a little trip inspiration? Here are 5 of our most popular train holidays. Our recommended picks have something for literally every type of traveller.

Great American Majestic Landscapes

Enjoy the best of America on a coast to coast train journey across the entire United States from New York City to San Francisco! Enjoy a multi-day sightseeing tour of the “Big Apple.” Get to know Chicago on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour that will take you to all the popular landmarks, like Navy Pier and Millennium Park. Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you explore Denver and take in all the sights. Discover all San Francisco has to offer. Spend a full day touring two of the country’s most famous wine growing regions: Napa and Sonoma.

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American Heritage

From the historic streets and neighbourhoods of Boston to the gleaming monuments of the nation’s capital, your trip is full of things to see and do. Walk in the footsteps of Paul Revere, John Adams and other Patriots of the Revolutionary Era as you walk the famous Freedom Trail, stroll through Boston Common, or visit any number of sites and attractions in Boston. Take in spectacular views of Manhattan from the Empire State building or cruise out to the Statue of Liberty in New York. See the place where the US Constitution, our nation’s founding document, was brought to life in Philadelphia. Visit any number of fascinating museums or impressive monuments in Washington, D.C.

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Northern Rail Experience
San Francisco, California, USA city skyline.

Venture from the breath-taking great plains of the Midwest to the serene waters of the Pacific Coast on this scenic rail journey from Chicago to San Francisco, with a stop in Seattle. Enjoy the landscape as you travel along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail. Explore Seattle on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Discover the sights of San Francisco. Spend some quality time in two majestic parts of Northern California: Muir Woods and Sausalito. And, then you’ll head back to the “Windy City” on board one of most beautiful train trips in all of North America.

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Grand National Parks with Yellowstone, Yosemite and Glacier National Park
Yosemite Tunnel View at Sunrise

Experience the best of the American West as you travel across the Great Plains and through the Rocky Mountains aboard Amtrak. Stop to explore all the sites and wonders of timeless Yellowstone National Park. Yosemite also awaits where your tour takes in all the natural glory to be found in this astounding national park. Glacier National Park is endless natural beauty with thousands and thousands of acres of pristine wilderness, soaring mountain peaks, and abundant wildlife.

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Rails to the Grand Canyon
Sunset above south rim of Grand Canyon from the Mather Point

Ready for the journey of a lifetime on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief? Then, this 10-day trip starting in Chicago that heads to Santa Fe, Williams, the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and the Red Rocks of Sedona is perfect for you! Featuring majestic scenery from onboard the train, sightseeing city and walking tours, hotel accommodations, two meals, and countless opportunities to make memories, this train journey avoids the beaten path and offers new experiences to cherish for years to come.

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