Rail Journeys

Sit back, relax and enjoy the magical scenery and unique dining as you travel across America from the comfort of your seat aboard Amtrak. An independent rail vacation gives you the freedom and flexibility to explore amazing destinations, including hotels, sightseeing, activities and dining.

Whether you travel the Pacific Surfliner along the southern California coast, the Southwest Chief out of Chicago, or the Maple Leaf from New York to Canada, our travel experts will arrange the best way to get you where you want to go.

A great way to truly see America is from the broad windows of an Amtrak passenger rail car. Recline in your private accommodation or admire an all-encompassing view from the dome car. You will enjoy scenes of America not accessible by any other means of transportation. Travel in comfort and experience the kind of journey only a train can offer.

Take in American life in busy and remote regions of the USA. See children waving from front porches, moose drinking from pristine mountain streams, surfers along the Pacific Coast, cattle grazing under an open sky, picnics and baseball in the mid-west, black bears near Glacier National Park. Church steeples and flags greet you on the Atlantic shore between Philadelphia and Boston on these special New England holidays. In the West, California’s Napa Valley and orchards beckon photographers and invite you to stop for a visit.

Amtrak trains take you directly to the centre of America’s best loved cities, including Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. Stay in the city or sleep in comfortable on board accommodations as you cross the nation east to west through Glacier National Park or north to south along the winding Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. When you arise, enjoy continental or American breakfast on the train. Make friends over a glass of wine and dine on regional specialties like catfish and Mississippi Mud cake.

Amtrak trains traveling on long distance routes typically use either two level Superliner or one level Viewliner train car equipment, each of which include bedrooms arranged in various configurations and private and public bathrooms and showers.

Coach class seats are available on all Amtrak trains except Acela Express trains. On most long distance trains, there is extra spacious Coach Class seating with leg rests designed to enhance your comfort.

Passengers are allowed two free carry on bags, dimensions do vary per train due to overhead storage. Checked baggage allowances vary per destination and train.