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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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157 Vacation Packages

  • Independent Rail Holidays

Washington, New York, and Niagara Falls

9 Days | from £1,299

New York City Niagara Falls

Journey from America’s capital to the breathtaking majesty of Niagara Falls. Start in Washington where you will have ample opportunity to visit one of the Smithsonian Museums, take a picture in front of the White House, and stop by the many monuments around the city....

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington, DC
  • Monuments by Moonlight tour of Washington, DC
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York City
  • New York 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
  • Niagara Adventure Pass* including:
    - Journey Behind the Falls
    - Hornblower Niagara Cruises
    - Niagara's Fury
    - White Water Walk
    - WEGO 48-hour hop-on, hop-off pass

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Washington, DC to New York City; New York City to Niagara Falls on the Northeast Regional® and Maple Leaf®
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations

*Niagara Falls Adventure Pass is seasonal, in the off season the Niagara Wonder Pass will be substituted which includes Admission to the Butterfly Conservatory, Journey Behind the Falls, the Niagara's Fury and 2-day WEGO bus transportation

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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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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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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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Southern Heritage

10 Days | from £1,299

Washington Williamsburg Charleston Savannah St. Augustine

See the American South the way it was meant to be seen—on a scenic Amtrak journey through five beautiful cities! Discover all our nation's capital, Washington, DC has to offer on a sightseeing city tour. Travel back to the colonial days in Williamsburg. Explore the...

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington, DC
  • Monument by Moonlight Tour in Washington, DC
  • Admission to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center
  • Sightseeing city tour of Charleston
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Savannah
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of St. Augustine


Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Washington, DC to Williamsburg; Williamsburg to Charleston; Charleston to Savannah; and Savannah to Jacksonville on the Northeast Regional®, Palmetto®, and Silver Meteor®
  • 2-day intermediate car rental
  • 9 nights' hotel accommodations
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Cowboy Country

8 Days | from £449

Fort Worth San Antonio Houston

Cowboy culture is alive and well in Texas—boots, spurs, belt buckle, the ten-gallon hat and all! From Fort Worth to San Antonio and Houston, this eight-day rail journey through the Lone Star State represents America’s rugged Old West. Ready to fulfill your John...

  • Fort Worth Stockyards Adventure Pass – featured activities include:
    • Stockyards Visitor Center
    • Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive
    • Meet and Greet with the Drovers
    • Spirit of the West Video
    • Billy Bob’s Texas Photo Souvenir
    • Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
    • Stockyards Museum
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off pass w/ Riverwalk Boat Cruise in San Antonio
  • Admissions to Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museums
  • Houston CityPASS® including:
    • Space Center Houston
    • Downtown Aquarium
    • Houston Museum of Natural Science
    • Houston Zoo OR Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    • Kemah Boardwalk OR Children’s Museum of Houston

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Fort Worth to San Antonio; San Antonio to Houston on the Texas Eagle® and the Sunset Limited®
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations
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Map route of Cowboy Country

Great American – Rails to the West

14 Days | from £1,699

New York City Chicago Williams Grand Canyon National Park Las Vegas

Combine the thrill of traveling west across the US on iconic Amtrak train routes and the excitement of discovering iconic cities and natural wonders on this 14-day rail adventure! Visit New York City and Chicago before traveling further west to the Grand Canyon’s...

  • Multi-day, hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York City
  • New York City CityPASS® including:
    • Empire State Building Experience
    • American Museum of Natural History
    • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Top of the Rock Observation Deck OR Guggenheim Museum
    • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island OR Sightseeing Cruise
    • 9/11 Memorial and Museum OR Intrepid Air and Space Museum
  • 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 Planetarium (VIP Entry) OR Art Institute of Chicago (Fast Pass)
  • Sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon
  • Sightseeing tour of Las Vegas

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from New York City to Chicago; and Chicago to Williams on the Lake Shore Limited® and Southwest Chief®
  • One-way in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway Train
  • One-way shuttle transfer from Grand Canyon to Las Vegas
  • 11 nights hotel accommodations; 2 nights onboard Amtrak
  • 1 meal included (1 breakfast)
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Heart of Texas and New Orleans

10 Days | from £1,249

Fort Worth Austin San Antonio New Orleans

From the heart of cowboy country to the mysterious lure of the bayou, this rail journey will give you a full immersion in all the best of the American south. Your trip begins in Fort Worth, Texas, where you will discover the city’s intoxicating blend of classic pioneer...

  • Fort Worth Stockyards Adventure Pass - featured activities include:
    o Stockyards Visitor Center
    o Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive
    o Meet and Greet with the Drovers
    o Spirit of the West Video
    o Billy Bob's Texas Photo Souvenir
    o Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
    o Stockyards Museum
  • Sightseeing city tour of Austin
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off pass w/ River Walk boat cruise in San Antonio
  • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans OR Swamp and Bayou Tour

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Fort Worth Austin; Austin to San Antonio; and San Antonio to New Orleans onboard the Texas Eagle® and Sunset Limited®
  • 9nights' hotel accommodations
  • 1 mea1 included (1 Brunch)
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The All American

17 Days | from £2,499

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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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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