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!

America from Coast to Coast - 2016

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., April 8 to Tues., April 19, 2016

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

Musical America - 2016

Days 1-2    Chicago to Branson
Day 3    Branson
Day 4    En Route / Memphis
Day 5    Memphis
Day 6    Nashville
Days 7-8    En Route Chicago

8 Days

Fri., April 25 to Mon., May 2, 2016

All Aboard for San Antonio and New Orleans - 2016

Days 1-2    En Route to San Antonio
Day 3    San Antonio
Day 4    En Route / New Orleans
Days 5-6    New Orleans
Days 7-8    En Route to Chicago

8 Days

Sat., April 23 to Sat., April 30, 2016

Sat., Oct. 1 to Sat., Oct. 8, 2016

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. 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., 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., 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

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., Feb. 18 to Tues., Feb. 23, 2016

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

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 - 2016

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 28 to Tues., Feb. 9, 2016

This tour is limited to 27 passengers

Six National Treasures - 2015

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., Aug. 15 to Sat., Aug. 29, 2015

Kaleidoscope of Scenic Wonders - 2016

Days 1-3    Chicago to Sacramento
Day 4    Yosemite Nat'l Pk
Days 5-6    En Route / San Diego
Days 7-8    En Route / Santa Barbara
Day 9    En Route Seattle
Day 10    Seattle
Days 11-12 En Route Chicago

12 Days

Fri., Feb. 5 to Tues., Feb. 16, 2016

Fri., June 17 to Tues., June 28, 2016

Western Flower Tour - 2016

Days 1-3    Chicago to Los Angeles
Day 3    Descanso Gardens
Day 4    Carlsbad Flower Fields
Days 5-6    Coast Starlight
Day 7    Lan Su Chinese Garden
               En Route to Vancouver
Day 8    Butchart Gardens
Day 9    Queen Elizabeth Park
Days 10-12     En Route to Chicago

12 Days

Thurs., April 14 to Mon., April 25, 2016

Pacific Coastal Odyssey - 2016

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

The Great North American Circle Tour - 2015

Day 1 Albany
Days 2 - 3 En Route New Orleans
Day 4 New Orleans
Days 5-6 En Route to Los Angeles
Days 7-8 Coast Starlight to Seattle
Day 9 Seattle
Day 10 En Route Vancouver
Day 11 Vancouver
Days 12-14 En Route to Toronto
Day 15 Toronto to Montreal
Day 16 Montreal
Day 17 En Route to Albany

17 Days

Sat., Oct. 10 to Mon., Oct. 26, 2015 - LIMITED SPACE REMAINING

Glenwood Springs Express - 2015

Glenwood Springs

Amtrak's California Zephyr

5 Days

Thurs., Oct. 8 to Mon., Oct. 12, 2015

Heart of the West - 2015

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., Sept. 12 to Sat., Sept. 19, 2015

National Parks of the Southwest - 2015

Days 1-2    Chicago to Grand Junction / Moab
Day 3    Arches / Canyonlands National Parks
Day 4    Capitol Reef
Day 5    Monument Valley
Day 6    Grand Canyon / Winslow
Day 7    Petrified Forest
Day 8     En Route / Tucson
Day 9    Desert Museum / Saguaro National Park
Days 10-12    En Route to Chicago

12 Days

Thurs., Sept. 24 to Mon., Oct. 5, 2015

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta - 2015

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. 27 to Tues., Oct. 6, 2015

Sat., Oct. 3 to Mon., Oct. 12, 2015

Golden West Rail Ramble - 2015

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. 3 to Mon., Sept. 14, 2015

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

Seattle/San Francisco Express - 2015

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. 16 to Sun., Oct. 25, 2015

Canyonlands - 2015

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

Fri., Sept. 18 to Sun., Sept. 27, 2015

America from Coast to Coast - 2015

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. 23 to Tues., Nov. 3, 2015

America the Beautiful . . . West - 2015

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., Sept. 15 to Mon., Sept. 28, 2015

Tues., Sept. 22 to Mon., Oct. 5, 2015

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