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.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rails to the Grand 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • California Dreamin'
    9 Days - From $1,899

    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

  • National Parks
    9 Days - From $1,599

    Denver > Glenwood Springs > Grand Junction > Salt Lake City

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Great American - Majestic Landscapes
    14 Days - From $2,499

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 $1,049

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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