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!

Totally Trains (California Zephyr) - 2019
  • Days 1-3    Chicago to Emeryville
  • Day 4    Arrive Portland, Oregon
  • Day 5    En Route
  • Day 6    Arrive Chicago

6 Days

Thurs., Feb. 21 to Tues., Feb. 26, 2019

Hawaii by Rail - 2019

Days 1-3    Chicago to Los Angeles
Day 4    Los Angeles / Emerald Princess
Days 5-8    Cruising
Day 9    Lahaina, Maui
Day 10    Honolulu, Oahu
Day 11    Nawiliwili, Kauai
Day 12    Hilo, Hawaii
Days 13-17  Cruising
Day 18    Ensenada, Mexico
Day 19    Los Angeles
Days 19-21    En Route to Chicago
 

21 Days

Wed., Jan. 30 to Tues., Feb. 19, 2019

National Parks of the Southwest - 2018

Days 1-2 Chicago to Grand Junction / Moab
Day 3 Arches / Canyonlands National Parks
Day 4 Capitol Reef Nat’l Park
Day 5 Monument Valley
Day 6 Lake Powell
Day 7 Grand Canyon National Park North Rim
Day 8 Kanab to Lehi
Day 9 Thanksgiving Point
Day 10 Salt Lake City to Price
Days 11-12 En Route to Chicago

12 Days

Fri., Sept. 14 to Tues., Sept. 25, 2018

Canyonlands - 2018

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

10 Days

Sat., Sept. 15 to Mon., Sept. 24, 2018

Scenic Colorado and its Trains - 2018
  • 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

Thurs., July 5 to Fri., July 13, 2018 - SOLD OUT

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta - 2018

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

10 Days

Sun., Sept. 30 to Tues., Oct. 9, 2018 - SOLD OUT

Fri., Oct. 5 to Sun., Oct. 14, 2018

Totally Trains (California Zephyr) - 2018

Days 1-3 Chicago to Emeryville
Day 4 Arrive Portland, Oregon
Day 5 En Route
Day 6 Arrive Chicago

6 Days

Thurs., July 26 to Tues., July 31, 2018 - LIMITED SPACE REMAINING

Thurs., Oct. 25 to Tues., Oct. 30, 2018

Golden West Rail Ramble - 2018

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 / Santa Barbara
Day 9 Catalina Island
Day 10 Los Angeles
Days 11-12 En Route to Chicago

12 Days

Wed., Sept. 5 to Sun., Sept. 16, 2018

Northwest Explorer - 2018

Days 1-3 En Route Chicago to Emeryville
Day 4 San Francisco
Day 5 Coast Starlight / Crater Lake National Park
Day 6 Newport
Day 7 Astoria / Portland
Day 8 En Route to Seattle
Day 9 Seattle
Days 10-11 En Route to Chicago

11 Days

Wed., Aug. 1 to Sat., Aug. 11, 2018

Seattle / San Francisco Express - 2018

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

Sun., Sept. 30 to Tues., Oct. 9, 2018

Western Canada Scenic Expedition - 2018

Days 1-2 Chicago to Shelby
Day 3 Calgary / Banff
Days 4-5 Banff / Icefields Parkway
Day 6 Maligne Lake Cruise
Day 7 Skeena / Prince George
Day 8 Skeena / Prince Rupert
Day 9 Inside Passage
Day 10 Port Hardy to Victoria
Day 11 Victoria / Vancouver Island
Day 12 Vancouver
Days 13-15 En Route to Chicago

15 Days

Thurs., Aug. 9 to Thurs., Aug. 23, 2018

California and Northwest Coastal Odyssey - 2018

Days 1-3 Chicago to
Los Angeles
Day 4 Embarkation /
The Star Princess®
Day 5 Santa Barbara
Day 6 Cruising
Day 7 San Francisco
Day 8 Cruising
Day 9 Astoria, Oregon
Day 10 Nanaimo, British Columbia
Day 11 Vancouver
Days 11-13 Seattle to Chicago

13 Days

Sat., March 31 to Thurs., April 12, 2018

- LIMITED SPACE REMAINING

Alaska by Rail - 2018

Day 1 Arrive Fairbanks
Day 2 Fairbanks
Day 3 Alaska’s Railroad to Denali National Park
Day 4 Husky Homestead / Anchorage
Day 5 Anchorage
Day 6 Seward
Day 7 Whittier / Prince William Sound
Day 8 Hubbard Glacier
Day 9 Glacier Bay
Day 10 Skagway
Day 11 Juneau
Day 12 Ketchikan
Day 13 Cruising
Day 14 Vancouver / Seattle
Days 15-16 En Route to Chicago

16 Days

Thurs., Sept. 6 to Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

America from Coast to Coast - 2018

Day 1-2 Chicago to New York
Day 3 New York City
Day 4 En Route to ew 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., Mar. 23 to Tues., Apr. 3, 2018 - Limited space remaining

Fri., Oct. 19 to Tues., Oct. 30, 2018

Yellowstone / Black Hills / Mt. Rushmore  - 2018

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 7 to Thurs., May 17, 2018 - SOLD OUT

Mon., July 9 to Thurs., July 19, 2018 - LIMITED SPACE REMAINING

Mon., Aug. 13 to Thurs., Aug. 23, 2018

Mon., Sept. 10 to Thurs., Sept. 20, 2018 - LIMITED SPACE REMAINING

Mon., Sept. 17 to Thurs., Sept. 27, 2018

Yellowstone / Yosemite Summer Magic - 2018

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 / Merced
Day 9 Yosemite
Days 10-12 En Route to Chicago

12 Days - Thurs. July 19 to Mon., July 30, 2018

Heart of the West - 2018

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 9 to Sat., June 16, 2018 - LIMITED SPACE REMAINING

Sat., Sept. 8 to Sat., Sept. 15, 2018

Six National Treasures - 2018

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

Sun., June 3 to Sun., June 17, 2018 - SOLD OUT CALL FOR WAIATLIST

Sun., July 8 to Sun., July 22, 2018 - LIMITED SPACE REMAINING

Sun., Aug. 5 to Sun., Aug. 19, 2018 - LIMITED SPACE REMAINING

America the Beautiful . . . West - 2018

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 1 to Mon., May 14, 2018

Tues., Sept. 25 to Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Complete Trans-Canada Experience - 2018

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 5 to Thurs., May 17, 2018 - LIMITED SPACE REMAINING

Sat., Oct. 20 to Fri., Nov. 2, 2018 - LIMITED SPACE REMAINING

Sat., Oct. 13 to Fri., Oct. 26, 2018 NEW DATE

Alaska Rail/Sail - 2018

Days 1-3 Chicago / Seattle
Day 4 Embarkation
Day 5 Cruising
Day 6 Juneau
Day 7 Glacier Bay
Day 8 Sitka
Day 9 Ketchikan
Day 10 Victoria
Day 11 Seattle / En Route
Days 12-13 En Route to Chicago

13 Days

Wed., May 9 to Mon., May 21, 2018 - LIMITED SPACE REMAINING

Wed., Sept 12, to Mon., Sept. 24, 2018

Hawaii by Rail - 2018

Days 1-3 Chicago to Los Angeles
Day 4 Los Angeles / Star Princess
Days 5-8 Cruising
Day 9 Hilo, Hawaii
Day 10 Honolulu, Oahu
Day 11 Nawiliwili, Kauai
Day 12 Lahaina, Maui
Days 13-17 Cruising
Day 18 Ensenada, Mexico
Day 19 Los Angeles
Days 19-21 En Route to Chicago

 

21 Days

Wed., Feb. 14 to Tues., Mar., 6, 2018

Yellowstone / Glacier Discovery - 2018

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

10 Days

Wed., July 11 to Fri., July 20, 2018

Wed., Aug. 1 to Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

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