The United States is one of the most environmentally diverse
places on earth; the dry climate of the Deep South - Texas,
Georgia, Alabama, etc. - stands in stark contrast to the serene,
snowy landscape of Alaska and the tropical wetlands of the
Everglades in southern Florida.
As part of our brochure of USA holiday packages, Great Rail
Journeys offer you the chance to explore as little or as much of
North America as you would like.
In the northeast, our escorted tours in New England introduce
the passenger to the most incredible sights at times when they are
at their most extraordinary; in this case, the autumn, when the
local forests are aflame with colour. Visits to Boston, Cape Cod,
and the stunning White Mountains are also included on some of our
tours of the north-eastern USA.
The Midwest, inclusive of Illinois, Indiana, and the rolling
plains of Kansas, is home to an array of awe-inspiring monuments
and natural attractions. Chicago and Detroit are arguably the most
well-known settlements in the region, and passengers on our USA
tours can experience the 'Windy City' for themselves with a trip up
the 103-floor Willis Tower.
The West Coast of America is the location of such memorable
places as Seattle, Santa Barbara, and the Napa Valley. The latter
destination benefits from a Mediterranean climate, and is famous
throughout the United States for its wine. The granite cliffs of
Yosemite National Park can also be found here on the West Coast,
close to Sacramento.
Moving south, the city of New Orleans in Louisiana is regarded
by many music fans as the home of jazz. Equally, Nashville in
Tennessee has a rich history in country music, and lays claim to
the world's largest music museum - as well as the world-famous Jack
Daniel's Distillery, a popular destination with USA rail travel
Visits to Elvis Presley's Graceland and the Lookout Mountain
Incline Railway - the world's steepest passenger railway, climbing
to an incline of 72.2 percent - also feature in some of our USA
Standing apart from the mainland United States, Alaska is the
country's largest state but the least densely populated. Towering
fjords and unspoilt scenery, as well as wildlife such as bears,
beluga whales, and bald eagles, combine to ensure our USA rail
holidays are a memorable experience for guests.