Customization options for your vacation
What options are available to customize my rail vacation?
Create the perfect train vacation designed exclusively for you, by you! It’s easy with our customization options. Decide where you want to start, where you want to go, which routes you want to take, how long you want to stay, and what you want to see and do. Use our convenient online booking tool for standard getaways or call our friendly rail vacation specialists for all other types of trips! Here’s how it works...
Featured Vacations with Upgrades
Northern Rail Experience
Add on a day tour of Mount Rainier National Park.
Glacier National Park Express
Upgrade with a Chicago CityPass for sightseeing at the Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, Field Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, the Adler Planetarium, and more!
Glacier National Park and Seattle from Chicago
Add on a tour of Olympic National Park.
Cross Country Sleeper Train Vacations
Looking to explore the USA by rail? These long-distance, overnight trips feature stops in exciting cities, at historic landmarks, treasured national parks, and provide views of scenic landscapes throughout the country not accessible by any other means of transportation. When you travel with Amtrak, it’s so much more than just getting to your destination as quickly as possible. Traveling with us is the best way to discover America.
Can I add on additional sightseeing activities and/or additional hotel nights to one of my trips?
Yes, you can add additional sightseeing activities and/or hotel nights to most existing rail vacations we offer. There are a couple of ways to do this: On the website. You are able to view the Amtrak...
What's included in a First Class private sleeping room?
In all rooms, daytime seating converts to beds at night. Electrical outlets, climate controls, reading lights, a small closet, and a fold-down table are all within easy reach. Bed linens and soap are...
What are the First Class sleeping accommodations on the train like?
Amtrak trains traveling on long-distance routes typically use either two-level Superliner or one-level Viewliner trains. Both types of trains include rooms arranged in various configurations as well...
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Rails to the Grand Canyon
"I've recommended Amtrak Vacation to all of my friends and passengers along the way! Excellent package!”
Northern Rail Experience
"This was a great experience I shared with one of my great-grandchildren and a vacation she will never forget.”
Grand Canyon Getaway
"Loved the dining car atmosphere along with the observatory car. Met a lot of nice people and enjoyed being 'chauffeured' around so we could actually enjoy the scenery."
Coast to the Canyon Roundtrip from San Francisco
"Excellent trip to the Grand Canyon! Amtrak Vacations did an excellent job of arranging the trip and coordinating destination activities. It was an excellent experience. Looking forward to traveling with Amtrak Vacations again very soon!”
Custom-Built Grand Canyon Vacation
"I do require some special assistance as a wheelchair user. [Amtrak Vacations] has been really proactive in searching for solutions, taking time out to make sure that everything is prepared for the trip. It's not often that you experience this level of customer service.”
Great American - Majestic Landscapes from San Francisco
"Everyone I interacted with was knowledgeable, responsive and a pleasure to interact with. The total booking experience couldn’t have been better, even when I had to make a significant change.”
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