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You set your own flexible schedule on these unescorted Independent Rail Vacations. Decide where you want to go, which train routes you want to take, how long you plan to stay, and what you want to see and experience. We’ll lock in your hotel reservations, sightseeing attractions, activities, dining and more!

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235 Holiday Packages

  • Independent Rail Holidays

Jazz Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll

10 Days | from £899

Chicago Memphis New Orleans

This ten-day rail journey is perfect for music lovers! Launch your vacation in Chicago and explore its famous blues scene and all the popular sites. Then, enjoy a relaxing train ride as you head to Memphis, the birthplace of rock ‘n' roll. Don’t forget to soak in the...

  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Sightseeing city tour of Memphis including admission to Graceland
  • Battlefield Cruise in New Orleans aboard a paddlewheel boat
  • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Memphis and Memphis to New Orleans onboard the
    City of New Orleans®
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations; 1 night onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals included (1 dinner, 1 brunch*)

* Dinner at a popular restaurant substituted when brunch in New Orleans is unavailable.

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Map route of Jazz Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Great American – Majestic Landscapes

12 Days | from £1,799

New York City Chicago Denver San Francisco Napa Valley

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...

  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-on sightseeing tour of New York City
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Chicago CityPASS® including:
    - Shedd Aquarium (VIP Entry)
    - SkyDeck Chicago (Fast Pass)
    - The Field Museum (VIP Entry)
    - Museum of Science and Industry (VIP Entry) OR 360 Chicago (Express Entry)
    - Adler Plantarium (VIP Entry) OR Art Institute of Chicago (Fast Pass)
  • Sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Napa and Sonoma

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from New York City to Chicago; Chicago to Denver; Denver to San Francisco on the Lake Shore Limited® and California Zephyr®
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations; 3 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals (2 dinners)
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Map route of Great American – Majestic Landscapes

The All American

17 Days | from £2,749

New York City New Orleans San Francisco Denver Chicago New York City

This 17-day rail journey highlights some of America’s most popular destinations. Travel from the bustling streets of New York to the historic French Quarter in New Orleans. Journey west to San Francisco the “Bay City” and then on to the “Mile High City” of...

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York*
  • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park**

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from New York City to New Orleans; New Orleans; New Orleans to Los Angeles; Los Angeles to San Francisco; San Francisco to Denver; Denver to Chicago; and Chicago to New York on the Crescent®, Sunset Limited®, Coast Starlight®, California Zephyr®, and Lake Shore Limited®
  • 10 nights' hotel accommodations; 6 nights onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals (2 dinners)

*The hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour also includes admissions to either the Empire State Building Observatory or the Top of the Rock. A ferry ticket over the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. As well as a ticket to the Museum of the City of New York.

**The Gray Line Mountain Parks tour will be substituted during the off-season.

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Map route of The All American

American Heritage

10 Days | from £1,899

Boston New York City Philadelphia Washington

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...

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Boston
  • Boston CityPASS® including:
    - New England Aquarium
    - Museum of Science
    - Skywalk Observatory
    - Harvard Museum of Natural History OR Boston Harbor Cruise
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York City
  • New York City CityPASS® including:
    - Empire State Building Experience
    - American Museum of Natural History
    - Top of the Rock Observation Deck OR Guggenheim Museum
    - Ferry Access to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island OR Sightseeing Cruise
    - 9/11 Memorial and Museum OR Intrepid Air and Space Museum
  • Dinner at The View Restaurant
  • The Philadelphia Pass - All-inclusive 1-Day including:
    - Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour
    - One Liberty Observation Deck
    - Philadelphia Museum of Art
    - Franklin Institute Science Museum
    - And many more!
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington DC
  • Admission to the International Spy Museum

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Boston to New York City; New York City to Philadelphia; and Philadelphia to Washington, DC on the Northeast Regional
  • 9 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 2 meals included (2 Dinners)
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Map route of American Heritage

California Zephyr Rail Experience

7 Days | from £499

Chicago San Francisco

Experience America riding on one of its most scenic train routes: the California Zephyr®! After beginning your journey in Chicago with a little sightseeing, ride the rails west across the country. From the waving wheat fields of the Great Plains, to the craggy peaks...

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Admission to the Chicago Skydeck at the Willis Tower
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco


Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to San Francisco on the California Zephyr®
  • 3 nights' hotel accommodations, 2 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 1 meal included (1 dinner)
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Map route of California Zephyr Rail Experience

Great American – Southern Trail

17 Days | from £2,649

Los Angeles San Antonio New Orleans Atlanta Washington New York City

Climb aboard Amtrak for a scenic 18-day journey across the American south. Enjoy sunny Hollywood on a guided tour of city and the homes of the stars! Then board the famous Sunset Limited your journey across the southern part of the country and into Texas, the Lone Star...

  • Sightseeing city tour of Los Angeles
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off w/ River Walk Boat Cruise + Tower of the America's admission
  • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans
  • Atlanta CityPASS® including:
    -Georgia Aquarium
    -World of Coca-Cola
    -CNN Studio Tours
    -Zoo Atlanta OR Center for Civil and Human Rights
    -Fernbank Museum of Natural History OR College Football Hall of Fame
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington, DC
  • Monuments by Moonlight Tour
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York
  • Admission to the Top of the Rock

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak in Coach accommodations from Los Angeles to San Antonio; San Antonio to New Orleans; New Orleans to Atlanta; Atlanta to Washington, DC; and Washington, DC to New York on the Sunset Limited®, Crescent®, and Northeast Regional®
  • 14 nights' hotel accommodations; 2 nights' on board Amtrak
  • 1 meal (1 brunch)

*Jazz Brunch at The Court of Two Sisters may be substituted with a dinner at an alternative restaurant on select dates.

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Map route of Great American – Southern Trail

America Coast to Coast Express

6 Days | from £699

New York City San Francisco

Journey across the length and breadth of America by train! Begin in the Big Apple, one of America’s greatest destination before boarding the train for your scenic ride. You’ll skirt the Great Lakes, pass over the Great Plains, through the Rocky Mountains, deserts,...

  • Sightseeing journey from Coast to Coast across America

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from New York to Chicago and Chicago to San Francisco on the Lake Shore Limited® and California Zephyr®
  • 2 nights' hotel accommodation, 3 nights' onboard Amtrak
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Map route of America Coast to Coast Express

Glacier National Park Express

10 Days | from £2,049

Chicago Glacier National Park Seattle

This 10-day trip onboard Amtrak from Chicago to Glacier National Park to Seattle is one you won't want to miss! Your tour kicks off in Chicago, where you'll enjoy an architecture sightseeing cruise of the Chicago River. Next up is Glacier National Park! Savor its...

  • Sightseeing architecture cruise of Chicago
  • Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruise OF Glacier National Park*
  • Big Sky Circle Tour of Glacier National Park*
  • Admission to the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden & Glass Exhibit
  • Sightseeing city tour of Seattle

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Glacier National Park and Glacier National Park to Seattle onboard the Empire Builder®
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations; 2 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 1 meal included (1 dinner)

*Seasonal activity: Glacier Park Two Medicine Valley Boat cruise runs early June to early September and Big Sky Circle Tour runs mid-June to mid-September.

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Map route of Glacier National Park Express

Grand National Parks with Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon

14 Days | from £2,349

Chicago Salt Lake City San Francisco Yosemite National Park Los Angeles Williams Grand Canyon National Park Chicago

Three of the nation’s greatest national parks await you on this rail journey across America! Take in the great expanse 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...

  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone's Lower Loop*
  • Dinner at The Roof Restaurant in Salt Lake City
  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park
  • Sightseeing city tour of Los Angeles
  • Roundtrip service in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Motorcoach Freedom Tour of the Grand Canyon's South Rim

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Salt Lake City; Salt Lake City to San Francisco; San Francisco to Los Angeles; Los Angeles to Williams; Williams to Chicago in Coach accommodations on the California Zephyr®, Coast Starlight®, and Southwest Chief®
  • 9 nights' hotel accommodations; 4 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 3 meals included (1 breakfast, 2 dinners)

*Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour is seasonal. During winter months, Old Faithful Explorer Tour will be substituted.

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Map route of Grand National Parks with Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon

Rails to the Grand Canyon

5 Days | from £599

Los Angeles Williams Grand Canyon National Park

Get ready for a scenic trip of a lifetime from the City of Angels to the majestic Grand Canyon! Board Amtrak in Los Angeles and enjoy the picturesque scenery of the great American Southwest as you venture over to Arizona. Your next stop is the magnificent Grand Canyon,...

  • Roundtrip in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Grand Canyon Freedom Tour

Package Also Includes:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Los Angeles to Williams on the Southwest Chief®
  • 2 nights' hotel accommodations; 2 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals (1 breakfast, 1 dinner)
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Map route of Rails to the Grand Canyon
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