Western U.S. Tours

Our Western U.S. tours take you to a variety of exciting destinations from Alaska to California. With breathtaking scenery all across the west, you will never have a bad view out your window no matter what tour you choose. Check out all our West Coast train trips and find the right one for you!

Canyonlands - 2017

Days 1-2    Chicago to Flagstaff
Day 3    The Grand Canyon
Day 4    Lake Powell
Day 5    Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks
Day 6    Las Vegas
Days 7-8    Sedona
Days 9-10    En Route to Chicago

10 Days

Sat., Sept. 17 to Mon., Sept. 26, 2016

Sat., May 6 to Mon., May 15, 2017

Six National Treasures - 2017

Days 1-2    Chicago to Whitefish
Day 3    Glacier National Park
Day 4     En Route Yellowstone
Days 5-6    Yellowstone
Days 7-8    Grand Tetons / Jackson Hole
Days 9-10    Salt Lake City
Day 11    Bryce Canyon National Park
Day 12    Zion National Park
Day 13    Grand Canyon
Days 14-15    En Route to Chicago

15 Days

Sat., July 23 to Mon., Aug. 6, 2016

Sun., June 4 to Sun., June 18, 2017

The Canadian Winter Spectacular - 2017

Days 1-3    Chicago to Vancouver
Day 4    Vancouver
Days 5 -8    En Route / The Canadian
Day 9    Montréal / En Route
Day 10    En Route to Chicago

10 Days

Sat., Feb., 18 to Thurs., Feb. 27, 2017

Complete Trans-Canada Experience - 2017

Days 1-3 Chicago to Vancouver
Day 4 Vancouver
Day 5 En Route
Day 6 Jasper
Days 7-8 Icefields Parkway / Banff
Day 9 Depart Jasper
Days 10-11 En Route
Day 12 Montréal / En Route
Day 13 En Route to Chicago

Sat., Oct. 22 to Thurs., Nov. 3, 2016

Sat., May 6 to Thurs., May 18, 2017

California Here We Come - 2017

Days 1-3 Chicago to San Francisco
Day 4 San Francisco
Day 5 En Route/Santa Barbara
Day 6 Santa Barbara/Solvang
Day 7 En Route/San Diego
Day 8 San Diego
Day 9-11 San Diego to Chicago

11 Days

Sat., Mar. 18 - Tues., Mar. 28, 2017

Pacific Coastal Odyssey - 2017

Days 1-3 Chicago to San Francisco
Day 4 San Francisco / Grand Princess
Day 5 Cruising
Day 6 Santa Barbara
Day 7 Los Angeles / Long Beach
Day 8 San Diego
Day 9 Ensenada, Mexico
Day 10 Cruising
Day 11 San Francisco
Days 12-14 En Route to Chicago

14 Days

Wed., Mar. 29 to Tues., Apr. 11, 2017

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta from Florida

Days 1-2    Miami to Chicago
Days 3-4      Chicago to  Grand Junction
Days 5-6    Durango
Day 7    Taos / Santa Fe
Day 8    Santa Fe
Days 9-10    Albuquerque
Days 11-12    En Route to Chicago
Days 13-14    En Route to Miami

 

14 Days

Fri., Sept. 23 to Thurs., Oct. 6, 2016

Copper Canyon of Mexico - 2016

Days 1-2    En Route Flagstaff
Days 3-4    Tucson/ San Carlos
Days 5-6    San Carlos / El Fuerte
Days 7-8    El Chepe Train / Copper Canyon
Day 9    Casas Grandes
Day 10    En Route Tucson
Day 11    Flagstaff
Days 12-13    En Route to Chicago

13 Days

Sat., October 29 to Thurs., November 10, 2016

The Grandest of Grand Canyon Tours - 2016

Days 1-2    Chicago to Flagstaff
Days 3-4    The Grand Canyon
Day 5    En Route / Winslow
Days 6-7    En Route to Chicago

7 Days

Thurs., September 15 to Wed., September 21, 2016

Galaxy of Stars - 2016

Days 1-2    En Route to New Orleans
Days 3-4    New Orleans
Day 5    En Route
Days 6-7    San Antonio
Day 8    En Route    
Days 9-10    San Diego
Day 11    En Route
Days 12-13    San Francisco
Days 14-16    En Route to Chicago
Days 16-17    Chicago to Washington

16 Days

Thurs., Oct. 6 to Fri., Oct. 21, 2016

America from Coast to Coast - 2016 / 2017

Day 1-2    Chicago to New York
Day 3    New York City
Day 4    En Route to New Orleans
Day 5    New Orleans
Days 6-7    En Route / Los Angeles
Days 8    En Route / San Francisco
Day 9    San Francisco
Days 10-12    En Route to Chicago

12 Days

Fri., Oct. 21 to Tues., Nov. 1, 2016

Fri., Mar. 24 to Tues., Apr. 4, 2017

Scenic Colorado and its Trains - 2016

Days 1-2    En Route to Grand Junction
Day 3    Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Day 4    Durango / Mesa Verde
Day 5    Cumbres & Toltec Railroad
Day 6    Royal Gorge Railroad
Day 7    Pikes Peak Cog Railway
Day 8    Denver
Day 9    En Route to Chicago

9 Days

Tues., July 12 to Wed., July 20, 2016

Yellowstone / Glacier Discovery Tour - 2016

Days 1-2 Chicago to Whitefish, MT
Day 3 Glacier National Park
Day 4 En Route Yellowstone
Days 5–6 Yellowstone Nat’l Park
Day 7 Grand Teton Range
Days 8-10 En Route to Chicago

2016

Wed., July 6 to Fri., July 15, 2016

Wed., Aug. 10 to Fri., Aug. 19, 2016

Glacier & Canada's Mountain Majesty - 2016

Days 1-2    Chicago to Whitefish
Day 3    Glacier National Park
Day 4    En Route / Banff
Day 5    Banff
Day 6    Jasper
Day 7    Maligne Lake /     Mt. Robson
Day 8    Icefields Parkway
Day 9    Calgary
Days 10 -11    En Route to Chicago

11 Days

Sun., July 17 to Wed., July 27, 2016

Sun., Aug 7 to Wed., Aug. 17, 2016 NEW DATE

Sun., Aug. 21 to Wed., Aug. 31, 2016

Sun., Sept. 4 to Wed., Sept. 14, 2016

Yellowstone/Black Hills/Mt Rushmore - 2016

Days 1-2    Chicago to Glenwood Springs
Day 3    Jackson Hole
Day 4    Grand Tetons
Day 5    Yellowstone National Park
Day 6    En Route to Cody, WY
Day 7    Buffalo Bill Historic Center
Day 8    Black Hills / Mt. Rushmore
Day 9    Deadwood, Custer State Park
Days 10-11    En Route to Chicago

11 Days

Mon., May 9 to Thurs., May 19, 2016

Mon., July 11 to Thurs., July 21, 2016

Mon., Aug. 8 to Thurs., Aug. 18, 2016

Mon., Aug. 15 to Thurs., Aug. 25, 2016

Mon., Sept. 12 to Thurs., Sept. 22, 2016

Canyonlands - 2016

Days 1-2    Chicago to Flagstaff
Day 3    The Grand Canyon
Day 4    Lake Powell
Day 5    Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks
Day 6    Las Vegas
Days 7-8    Sedona
Days 9-10    En Route to Chicago

10 Days

Sat., May 7 to Mon., May 16, 2016

Sat., Sept. 17 to Mon., Sept. 26, 2016

Heart of the West - 2016

Days 1-2    Chicago to Flagstaff
Day 3    The Grand Canyon
Day 4    Monument Valley
Day 5    Mesa Verde
Day 6    Durango & Silverton
Days 7-8    En Route to Chicago

8 Days

Sat., June 11 to Sat., June 18, 2016

Sat., Sept. 10 to Sat., Sept. 17, 2016

Six National Treasures - 2016

Days 1-2    Chicago to Whitefish
Day 3    Glacier National Park
Day 4     En Route Yellowstone
Days 5-6    Yellowstone
Days 7-8    Grand Tetons / Jackson Hole
Days 9-10    Salt Lake City
Day 11    Bryce Canyon National Park
Day 12    Zion National Park
Day 13    Grand Canyon
Days 14-15    En Route to Chicago

15 days

Sat., June 4 to Sat., June 18, 2016

Sat., July 9 to Sat., July 23, 2016

Sat., July 23 to Mon., Aug. 6, 2016 - NEW DATE

Sat., Aug. 13 to Sat., Aug. 27, 2016

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta - 2016

Days 1-2    Chicago to Grand Junction
Days 3-4    Durango
Day 5    Taos / Santa Fe
Day 6    Santa Fe
Days 7-8    Albuquerque
Days 9-10    En Route to Chicago

10 Days

Sun., Sept. 25 to Tues., Oct. 4, 2016

Sat., Oct. 1 to Mon., Oct. 10, 2016 -- NEW DATE

America the Beautiful . . . West  - 2016

Days 1-2    Chicago to Flagstaff
Day 3    The Grand Canyon
Days 4-5    En Route / Las Vegas
Day 6    En Route / Merced
Day 7    Yosemite National Park
Day 8    Sacramento
Days 9-10    En Route / San Francisco
Day 11    En Route to Elko, Nevada
Day 12    Salt Lake City, Utah
Days 13-14    En Route to Chicago

14 Days

Tues., May 3 to Mon., May 16, 2016

Tues., Sept. 20 to Mon., Oct. 3, 2016

Totally Trains - 2016

Days 1-3    Chicago to Los Angeles on the Southwest Chief
Day 4    Arrive Portland on the Coast Starlight
Day 5    En Route on the Empire Builder
Day 6    Arrive Chicago

6 Days

Thurs., Oct. 20 to Tues., Oct. 25, 2016

Thurs., Oct. 27 to Tues., Nov. 1, 2016 NEW DATE

Golden West Rail Ramble - 2016

Days 1-3    Chicago to San Francisco
Day 4    San Francisco
Day 5    Napa Valley Wine Train
Day 6    Monterey
Day 7    Cambria
Day 8     Hearst Castle
Day 9    Catalina Island
Day 10    Los Angeles
Days 11-12    En Route to Chicago

12 Days

Thurs . Sept. 8 to Mon., Sept. 19, 2016

Complete Trans-Canada Experience - 2016

Days 1-3    Chicago to Vancouver
Day 4    Vancouver
Day 5    En Route
Day 6    Jasper
Days 7-8    Icefields Parkway / Banff
Day 9    Depart Jasper
Days 10-11    En Route
Day 12    Montréal / En Route
Day 13    En Route to Chicago

13 Days

Sat., May 7 to Thurs., May 19, 2016

Sat., Oct. 22 to Thurs., Nov. 3, 2016

Seattle/San Francisco Express - 2016

Days 1-3 Chicago to Seattle on The Empire Builder
Days 3-4  Seattle
Day 5  Seattle to San Francisco on The Coast Starlight
Days 6-7 San Francisco
Days 8-10 San Francisco to Chicago on The California Zephyr

10 Days

Fri., Oct. 14 to Sun., Oct. 23, 2016

Yellowstone/Yosemite Winter Magic - 2017

Days 1-2    Chicago to Salt Lake City
Day 4    Salt Lake City/Jackson Hole
Day 5    Grand Tetons
Day 6    Yellowstone
Day 7    En Route
Day 8    En Route to Sacramento
Day 9    En Route/Yosemite
Day 10    Yosemite
Days 12-13     En Route to Chicago

13 Days

Thurs. Jan. 26 to Tues., Feb. 7, 2017

This tour is limited to 27 passengers

Pacific Coastal Odyssey

Days 1-3    Chicago to Los Angeles
Day 4    The Crown Princess
Day 5    Cruising
Day 6    San Francisco
Day 7    Cruising
Day 8    Astoria, Oregon
Day 9    Victoria, B. C.
Day 10    Vancouver / Seattle
Days 10-12    En Route to Chicago

12 Days

Wed., April 27 to Sun., May 8, 2016

Northwest Explorer - 2016

Days 1-3 En Route Chicago to Emeryville
Day 4 San Francisco
Day 5 Coast Starlight / Newport, Oregon
Day 6 Portland
Day 7 En Route to Seattle
Day 8 Seattle
Days 9-10 En Route to Chicago

10 Days

Fri., July 29, to Sun., Aug., 7, 2016

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