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Independent Rail Journeys

 

Soak in the magical scenery of North America from the comfort and luxury of Amtrak®. While all the planning is done for you-- hotel reservations, sightseeing attractions, activities, dining and more-- you set your own schedule on these unescorted adventures.

 

From the wide open spaces of the west to the vibrant cities of the east, these multi-city journeys let you sit back, relax and take in the scenery en route to your next exciting destination.

    • America's Heartland
      10 Days - From $1,399

      Chicago > St. Louis > Dallas > San Antonio

      Come travel aborad Amtrak and start your journey in the Windy City! Continue your journey to St. Louis to gain an enriching cultural experience. Move on to Dallas, where everything is bigger in Texas! Your last destination will be San Antonio where you will learn some Spanish history. | More

    • American Heritage
      10 Days - From $2,249

      Boston > New York City > Philadelphia > Washington, DC

      Colonial history buffs and fans of the renowned culture, attractions, and amenities offered by four storied eastern cities will want to jump onboard this rail journey. Start in Boston, site of the Freedom Trail. Then onto New York City to explore the Big Apple. Next stop Philadelphia, home of Independence Hall. Enjoy a CityPass before heading to Washington, D.C. where you'll retrace US heritage. | More

    • American Southern Discovery
      8 Days - From $1,449

      Washington, DC > Charleston > Miami

      Travel through the southern Atlantic coast by rail. Begin in Washington, DC with a trolley tour of our nation's capital. Move onto Charleston and tour the historic city and Magnolia Plantation. Then, it's off to Miami where a city tour and bay cruise explore the many sides of this vibrant city. | More

    • Atlantic Coast Discovery
      9 Days - From $1,949

      New York City > Washington, DC > Orlando

      Travel along the Atlantic coast by rail. Begin in New York City and explore the Big Apple with a 24-hour sightseeing tour and dinner in Times Square. Then it's off to Washington, DC. Learn about the history and culture of this political city on a sightseeing trolley tour. Then board Amtrak for an overnight train to Orlando. Have fun and play at Universal Studios for 2 days. | More

    • Barbecue in America
      8 Days - From $1,099

      Kansas City > St. Louis > Memphis

      Celebrate American history and food on an eight-day rail journey through three cities. Launch your vacation in the "BBQ Capital of the World,"Kansas City. | More

    • Big Apple to the Windy City
      6 Days - From $1,349

      New York City > Chicago

      Visit two metropolitan cities by rail. Begin in New York City and have a chance to explore the Big Apple on a sightseeing tour and dine in the world famous Time Square. Then board Amtrak for an overnight train to Chicago. Experience the Windy City on board a sightseeing tour and visit some of the top attractions with a CityPASS. | More

    • Blues and the Bayou
      6 Days - From $949

      Memphis > New Orleans

      Celebrate American rhythm on a six-day rail journey through two cities pulsing with legendary music. Launch your vacation in Memphis, the birthplace of Rock ‘N’ Roll. While there, tour Graceland®, and visit the world-famous Sun Studio. Rejoin Amtrak, and ride to New Orleans. In New Orleans hear some of the finest Jazz music while enjoy brunch and take a city tour that will show you all the sights and sounds of the city | More

    • Boston and Chicago Discovery
      7 Days - From $949

      Boston > Chicago

      Visit two historic cities by rail. Begin in Boston. See the sights and sounds of this history making town on a sightseeing trolley tour and with a CityPASS visit some of Beantown's top attractions. Then board Amtrak for an overnight train to Chicago. Explore the Windy City on board a sightseeing tour and visit the top attractions with a CityPASS. | More

    • California and the Golden West
      7 Days - From $1,449

      San Francisco > Los Angeles > Las Vegas

      Experience three vibrant West Coast cities on this exciting rail journey! Begin in San Francisco and tour the city on a hop-on / hop-off tour. Then head south to Los Angeles for a chance to spot some celebrities. Then head to Las Vegas where a full-day trip to the Grand Canyon is included. | More

    • California Coast
      9 Days - From $1,749

      San Francisco > Paso Robles > Los Angeles > San Diego

      Sun, celebrity and fun are all a train ride away. Take a journey to the California coast. Begin in San Francisco by climbing aboard a double-decker to see all the sights. Next, take in the splendors of the Paso Robles wineries. Switch up the pace and travel to the "City of Angels." Last stop, San Diego. Enjoy your last days on the coast with a relaxing harbor tour. | More

    • California Dreamin'
      9 Days - From $1,949

      Los Angeles > Santa Barbara > Paso Robles > San Francisco

      Bask in the glow of celebrities, sun, and culture on your rail journey up the California coast. Begin in the home of stars, Los Angeles, and work your way up the coast enjoying the beach in Santa Barbara, sipping wine in Paso Robles, and exploring the City by the Bay. | More

    • Chicago and Boston Discovery
      7 Days - From $1,099

      Chicago > Boston

      Visit two historic cities by rail. Begin in Chicago and have a chance to explore the Windy City on board a sightseeing tour. Then board Amtrak for an overnight train to Boston. See the sights and sounds of this history making town on a sightseeing trolley tour and with a CityPASS visit some of Beantown's top attractions. | More

    • Chicago and Washington, DC Discovery
      7 Days - From $1,99

      Chicago > Washington, DC

      Visit two historic and vibrant cities by rail. Begin in Chicago and have a chance to explore the Windy City on board a sightseeing tour. Then board Amtrak for an overnight train to Washington, DC. See the sights and sounds of this political town on a sightseeing trolley tour and end with dinner in a popular restaurant. | More

    • Coast to the Canyon
      6 Days - From $1,049

      Los Angeles > Williams Junction > Grand Canyon > Los Angeles

      Travel aboard Amtrak from the coast to the canyon! Your journey begins in Los Angeles. View the Hollywood sign and celebrity homes. Take a ride to the canyon, one of the worlds most natural wonders. Enjoy a rim tour with a buffet lunch at the Grand Canyon! | More

    • Cowboys and Cajuns
      8 Days - From $1,249

      Dallas > San Antonio > New Orleans

      Get acquainted with southern hospitality on this unique rail journey. First stop Dallas, which will bring out your Lonestar spirit! Amtrak® will then take you to San Antonio on your next stop. Visit the Alamo and many other attractions. Finally, take it easy in the Big Easy! | More

    • East Coast Discovery
      10 Days - From $2,599

      Boston > New York City > Charleston > Savannah > Orlando

      Take Amtrak down the eastern cost of the United States on this 10 day rail journey. Begin in Boston with a trolley tour of this historic city before heading south to New York City. Explore the city on a hop-on / hop-off sightseeing tour. Continue south to Charleston and Savannah where tours of each city acquaint you to southern charm. Then end in the vacation capital, Orlando, with tickets to Walt Disney World. | More

    • Eastern Canadian Adventure
      13 Days - From $3,249

      New York City > Toronto > Montreal > Quebec City > Halifax

      Experience the non-stop excitement of New York City, and then travel by Amtrak to Niagara Falls to witness one of the natural wonders of the world. Afterwards you will travel by VIA Rail Canada to the cities of Toronto, Montréal and Québec City before boarding the brand new Train of Le Massif du Charlevoix for a unique and trendy rail cruise to La Malbaie and the majestic Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu. | More

    • Empire Builder Express
      9 Days - From $1,499

      Chicago > Seattle

      In the north are some of the last truly wide-open space left, and the Amtrak® Empire Builder® takes you there. Board the train in Chicago and take the Northern route to the West Coast. | More

    • Glacier National Park Discovery
      11 Days - From $2,199

      Chicago > Minneapolis/St. Paul > Glacier National Park > Seattle

      Come and experience one of the most pristine natural environments in the world. Glacier National Park borders Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. The two parks are known as Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and were designated as the world’s first International Peace Park in 1932. | More

    • Glacier National Park Express
      10 Days - From $1,999

      Chicago > Glacier National Park > Seattle

      Board Amtrak® Empire Builder® and let it take you from Chicago, Glacier National Park, and Seattle. | More

    • Glacier National Park Passage
      9 Days - From $1,849

      Minneapolis/St. Paul > Glacier National Park > Seattle

      In the north are some of the last truly wide-open space left, and the Amtrak® Empire Builder® takes you there. | More

    • Grand Canyon Discovery
      10 Days - From $1,799

      Chicago > Santa Fe > Williams Junction > Grand Canyon > Flagstaff

      The Grand Canyon has long been described as something to experience at least once in a lifetime. Enjoy a short stay in Chicago before boarding the Southwest Chief® and heading to Arizona and the Grand Canyon. | More

    • Grand Canyon Experience
      5 Days - From $949

      Los Angeles > Williams Junction > Grand Canyon > Los Angeles

      Your journey begins in Los Angeles where you'll board Amtrak to venture off to the Grand Canyon. | More

    • Grand Canyon Explorer
      9 Days - From $1,499

      Albuquerque > Santa Fe > Williams Junction > Grand Canyon > Flagstaff

      Begin your tour of a lifetime in Albuquerque before heading over to Santa Fe, where historic cultures thrive. Arrive at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel and experience life as it was in the Wild West. Board the Grand Canyon Railway for an unforgettable excursion to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Flagstaff is your final destination, where you will be treated to an all-day tour of Sedona. | More

    • Great American - Majestic Landscapes
      14 Days - From $2,749

      New York City > Chicago > Denver > Salt Lake City > San Francisco

      The Great American - Majestic Landscapes will take you from the bright lights and big city of the Big Apple to the rolling waves along the City by the Bay on a 14 day cross country rail journey. | More

    • Great American - Northern Adventure
      16 Days - From $3,549

      Seattle > Glacier National Park > Minneapolis/St. Paul > Chicago > New York City

      Come aboard Amtrak® for a northern adventure! Travel from the West to the East on Amtrak. | More

    • Great American - Southern Trail
      17 Days - From $3,249

      Los Angeles > San Antonio > New Orleans > Atlanta > Washington, DC > New York City

      The Great American - Southern Trail will take you from the city of celebrity and glam to The Alamo City to the Big Apple on this cross county 17 day journey. | More

    • Great Cities of the East
      10 Days - From $1,899

      Boston > New York City > Washington, DC

      Come explore the great cities of the East aboard Amtrak. Your journey begins in historic Boston. Visit all of the wonderful neighborhoods and waterfront with a trolley tour. | More

    • Great Outdoors with Glacier National Park
      8 Days - From $1,749

      Seattle > Whitefish > Glacier National Park > Seattle

      Travel to the great outdoors with Amtrak®! In Seattle, visit the Space Needle, Art Museum or the large shopping district. Move onto Whitefish, where the mountains will take your breath away! You will also get to experience Glacier Park on a day trip. | More

    • Great Outdoors with Glacier National Park with Portland Add-On
      10 Days - From $2,049

      Seattle > Whitefish > Glacier National Park > Portland

      Travel to the great outdoors with Amtrak®! In Seattle, visit the Space Needle, Art Museum or the large shopping district. Move onto Whitefish, where the mountains will take your breath away! You will also get to experience Glacier Park on a day trip. | More

    • Historic America
      7 Days - From $1,049

      Philadelphia > Washington, DC > Williamsburg

      You'll find more than history on this exciting tour. Start your journey in the "City of Brotherly Love", the birthplace of American Independence and home to the Liberty Bell. Tour the city on a hop-on / hop-off tour and visit the Betsy Ross House and Museum and the fabulous Liberty 360 3D show. Continue on to Washington, DC and enjoy a hop-on / hop-off city tour. Then end in Williamsburg where you'll be immersed in a thriving18th-century community and experience the culture, the nightlife and the history of “Revolutionary City” from the art museums to the cozy carriage rides. | More

    • Jazz Blues and Rock 'n' Roll
      9 Days - From $1,499

      Chicago > Memphis > New Orleans

      Celebrate American rhythm on a nine-day rail journey through three cities pulsing with legendary music. Launch your vacation in Muddy Waters’ Chicago. Then move on to Memphis, the birthplace of Rock 'N' Roll. While there, tour Graceland®, and visit the world-famous Sun Studio. Rejoin Amtrak, and ride to New Orleans. Trace the story of three musical genres rooted to three heartland cities. | More

    • Midwest to the Northeast Discovery
      8 Days - From $1,599

      Chicago > Washington, DC > New York City

      Enjoy a rail vacation to 3 historic and vibrant US cities. Begin in Chicago and have a chance to explore the Windy City on board a sightseeing tour. Then board Amtrak for an overnight train to Washington, DC. See the sights and sounds of this political town on a sightseeing trolley tour. Then it's off to the Big Apple with a sightseeing tour to some of the city's top attractions and dine in the world famous Time Square. | More

    • Midwest to the Pacific
      11 Days - From $2,149

      Chicago > Salt Lake City > Yellowstone National Park > San Francisco

      Journey from the Midwest to the Pacific aboard Amtrak. Begin in Chicago and see this bustling city on a hop-on / hop-off city tour. Then head west to Salt Lake City and continue to Yellowstone National Park for a full-day tour of this historic park. Travel back to Salt Lake City where a city tour is included before continuing west to San Francisco. Visit the majestic Muir Woods and Sausalito on a sightseeing tour to revel in the beauty of the Pacific coast. | More

    • Mountains to the Canyon
      10 Days - From $1,749

      Salt Lake City > Denver > Albuquerque > Williams Junction > Grand Canyon > Flagstaff

      Travel aboard Amtrak from the mountains to the canyon! | More

    • National Parks
      9 Days - From $1,699

      Denver > Glenwood Springs > Grand Junction > Salt Lake City

      Come travel to some of America's most beautiful National Parks. | More

    • New England Fall Foliage
      6 Days - From $1,449

      New York City > Rutland > Boston

      Experience the beautiful Fall foliage of New England on this exciting tour. | More

    • New York and Eastern Canada
      11 Days - From $2,399

      New York City > Niagara Falls > Toronto > Montreal > Quebec City

      Experience the non-stop excitement of New York City, and then travel by Amtrak to Niagara Falls to witness one of the natural wonders of the world. | More

    • New York City & Washington, DC
      5 Days - From $1099

      New York City > Washington, DC

      Start your journey in the "City that never sleeps"! There is so much to see from the awe-inspiring views atop the Empire State Building to the bring lights of Times Square. Then, travel to Washington DC, a city brimming with history, politics, architecture, and nightlife. It's filled with boutiques and galleries, historic homes and museums, urban parks and spectacular gardens. | More

    • New York City and Philadelphia Museums
      6 Days - From $1,449

      New York City > Philadelphia

      Museum buffs and fans of renowned culture and attractions this is the tour for you. | More

    • Northeast to the Midwest Discovery
      8 Days - From $1,649

      New York City > Washington, DC > Chicago

      Enjoy a rail vacation to 3 historic and vibrant US cities. Begin in New York City with a sightseeing tour to some of the city's top attractions and dine in the world famous Time Square. Then it's off to Washington, DC. See the sights and sounds of this political town on a sightseeing trolley tour. Then board Amtrak for an overnight train to Chicago. Explore the Windy City on board a sightseeing tour. | More

    • Northern Exposure
      7 Days - From $1,049

      Portland > Seattle > Vancouver

      Hop on Amtrak to experience the Northern Exposure. Start off your trip in Portland. Visit some of the many parks through a hop on/hop off trolley. Continue on to Seattle. Indulge in fresh produce at Pike Place. Make your final stop at Vancouver. This coastal city has a lot to offer. Enjoy a relaxing day in one of the local's favorite restaurants or parks. | More

    • Northern Skylines
      10 Days - From $2,749

      Chicago > Toronto > Montreal > New York City

      Experience the northern cities through rail! Travel aboard Amtrak® to the Windy City! Continue north to experience one of Canada's most exhilarating cities, Toronto. Don't forget to bring your poncho, because you will be seeing Niagara Falls. The last two cities you will visit are historic Montreal and The Big Apple! | More

    • Pacific Northwest
      8 Days - From $1,349

      San Francisco > Portland > Seattle

      Venture to the pacific northwest on Amtrak. Climb aboard a double-decker bus to explore San Francisco. Move onto Portland. Experience "The City of Roses" and all its excitement. Last stop, Seattle. Don't forget to see the Space Needle! | More

    • Peaks to Pacific
      10 Days - From $1,849

      Denver > Salt Lake City > Yellowstone National Park > San Francisco

      If you’re hankering for a Rocky Mountain high, the harmony of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, a peek at Old Faithful and dinner at Fisherman’s Wharf, then this rail journey is for you. | More

    • Rails to the Canyon
      5 Days - From $949

      Los Angeles > Williams Junction > Grand Canyon > Los Angeles

      Your journey begins in Los Angeles where you'll board Amtrak to venture off to the Grand Canyon. | More

    • Riverwalk to the French Quarter
      7 Days - From $1,199

      San Antonio > New Orleans

      Pack your bags and travel on Amtrak® to America's Riverwalk to the French Quarter! First stop, San Antonio. Walk along the riverwalk or take a riverboat cruise. Your journey continues to the heart of jazz, New Orleans. Enjoy the scenery and sounds of the French Quarter! | More

    • Rockies to the Golden Gate
      8 Days - From $1,349

      Denver > Salt Lake City > San Francisco

      Venture from the Mile High City to the calming lake of Salt Lake City to the hustle and bustle of the City by the Bay for a Rocky Mountain high adventure. | More

    • Route 66 by Rail
      16 Days - From $2,799

      Chicago > St. Louis > Albuquerque >Williams > Grand Canyon > Flagstaff > Kingman > Los Angeles

      Relive American history by traveling along the "Mother Road" - Route 66! | More

    • San Antonio to New Orleans
      7 Days - From $1,149

      San Antonio > New Orleans

      Pack your bags and travel on Amtrak® to America's Riverwalk to the French Quarter! First stop, San Antonio. Walk along the riverwalk or take a riverboat cruise. Your journey continues to the heart of jazz, New Orleans. Enjoy the scenery and sounds of the French Quarter! | More

    • Southern Charm
      8 Days - From $1,449

      Washington, DC > Atlanta > New Orleans

      Experience southern hospitality on this rail journey as Amtrak® takes you through Washington, DC, Atlanta and New Orleans. See America's Capitial by traveling on a hop on/ hop off tour. Next, your tour continues on to Atlanta. A CityPass will allow you to see many of Atlanta's famous attractions. The final stop of the journey is New Orleans. A narrated tour will provide you the rich history of the Big Easy. | More

    • Southern Heritage
      10 Days - From $1,749

      Washington, DC > Williamsburg > Charleston > Savannah > St. Augustine

      Reacquaint yourself with America’s roots on a southern rail journey. See five southeastern cities through history’s lens. | More

    • Southern Heritage Adventure
      11 Days - From $2,099

      Washington, DC > Williamsburg > Charleston > Savannah > Orlando

      Travel from Washington, DC to Orlando on this 11 day rail journey! | More

    • Southern Heritage Express
      10 Days - From $1,699

      Washington, DC > Charleston > Savannah > Orlando

      Travel from the nation's capital to the vacation capital on this exciting rail journey! Begin in Washington, DC and spend time touring the city. Then head south to Charleston where you will visit a historic plantation. Then its off to Savannah before heading to Orlando to enjoy a day at Walt Disney World | More

    • Southern Hospitality
      8 Days - From $1,149

      Washington, DC > Charleston > Savannah

      Reacquaint yourself with America's roots on a southern rail journey. Get in the spirit at our nation's capital with an Old Town Trolley tour. Venture next to Charleston, and tour the historic city and Magnolia Plantation. Then, it's off to Savannah to wander its cobbled squares. | More

    • Spirit of America
      8 Days - From $1,449

      New York City > Philadelphia > Washington, DC

      Come travel aboard Amtrak to see the splendors of the Big Apple! Then adventure on to Philadelphia to see the "City of Brotherly Love." Next, continue your journey to the Nation's Capital. | More

    • Washington, DC and Chicago Discovery
      7 Days - From $1,099

      Washington, DC > Chicago

      Visit two historic and vibrant cities by rail. Begin in Washington, DC. See the sights and sounds of this political town on a sightseeing trolley tour and end with dinner in a popular restaurant. Then board Amtrak for an overnight train to Chicago. Explore the Windy City on board a sightseeing tour and visit the top attractions with a CityPASS. | More

    • West Coast Spectacular
      10 Days - From $2,049

      Seattle > San Francisco > Los Angeles

      Treat yourself to an ultimate western experience -- rail travel from the Pacific Northwest down the coast to star-studded Los Angeles with compelling diversions in between. | More

    • Windy City to the Big Apple
      7 Days - From  

      Chicago > New York City

      Visit two metropolitan cities by rail. Begin in New York City and have a chance to explore the Big Apple on a sightseeing tour and dine in the world famous Time Square. Then board Amtrak for an overnight train to Chicago. Experience the Windy City on board a sightseeing tour and visit some of the top attractions with a CityPASS. | More