Few countries are as suited to rail holidays as the USA. The country is the ultimate travel destination for many tourists, thanks to its huge variety of landscapes, cultures and cities, and there are few better ways to see it than by train.
The scale of the USA can make it difficult to visit every city and attraction you want to see during your trip to the other side of the Atlantic, but travelling across the country by air means you are sure to miss out on some spectacular sights.
That is not a problem if you choose USA rail tours from Great Rail Journeys, as you will be able to get up close to some magnificent natural sights during your journeys between the country's cosmopolitan cities.
Whether you want to spend your time enjoying a specific area of the USA or experience a once-in-a-lifetime trip from the east coast to the west, you will find what you are looking for in Great Rail Journeys' range of escorted tours in America.
USA Coast to Coast train tours from Great Rail Journeys
Many people dream of travelling across America and seeing its great natural attractions and magnificent cities.
Although a road trip may be the traditional way to do it, the USA Coast to Coast tour with Great Rail Journeys offers you the chance to make the journey in luxury.
Arguably the king of USA rail tours, USA Coast to Coast will see you spend almost three weeks travelling from New York to San Francisco.
On the way you will enjoy stops in Washington, Chicago, Denver, Grand Junction, Flagstaff and Los Angeles, giving you the opportunity to experience the sights and cultures of these magnificent cities.
You will stay in luxurious hotels during the city stops, including a night on the RMS Queen Mary cruise liner in Los Angeles.
There will be plenty of time for shopping, taking in shows and tasting the best in American cuisine and wine while staying in the cities, but your tour manager will also make sure you see many of the country's world-famous natural attractions.
Among the places you will travel to on the USA Coast to Coast tour are the Great Plains, the Rockies, Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon.
Although some short sections of the trip are taken by coach, the vast majority of the journey is by rail.
The trains used for USA rail tours have some fantastic facilities, including sightseeing carriages which offer the perfect view of the scenery you are travelling through and dining cars providing top-quality meals.
They also travel on some of America's most iconic stretches of railway, including the B&O Line, the California Zephyr and the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.
Great Rail Journeys also offer several other USA rail tours which run across the whole country, including the Transamerican Rail Tour and Los Angeles to New York By Rail.
West coast or east coast USA rail tours from Great Rail Journeys
You do not have to travel across the whole country to enjoy the benefits of experiencing the USA by rail.
Great Rail Journeys organise a number of shorter escorted tours in America, including New England in the Fall.
This will allow you to enjoy the New England countryside at its most beautiful time of year, as well as experiencing the delights of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Boston and the White Mountains, together with some spectacular rail journeys.
If you have dreamed of visiting California, you may want to consider booking the West Coast and Yosemite rail tour.
This takes in cities such as Sacramento, San Francisco and San Diego, as well as allowing you to experience the beauty of Yosemite National Park and Sierra National Forest - all while staying in luxurious accommodation and enjoying some of the USA's finest transport.
You can also enjoy USA rail tours around the Deep South and the Las Vegas area with Great Rail Journeys.
Why book USA rail tours with Great Rail Journeys?
Seeing the USA by rail is guaranteed to make for a memorable holiday, particularly if you book your trip with Great Rail Journeys.
We have been organising holidays by train around the world for the last 25 years and know exactly where the most interesting rail lines are and the best places to stay in those areas.
As well as arranging travel, accommodation and excursions for your USA rail tours, Great Rail Journeys will provide you with an experienced tour manager who can give you all the help you need to make the most of your holiday.