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North America Holidays

Be Captivated by Canada or Enthralled by the USA

Stretching upwards from Mexico, where the continent dips its toes in warm Caribbean waters, to Canada's bleak Arctic wastelands, North America is nothing if not a land of exciting contrasts. Linked and criss-crossed by an extensive rail network, this vast and varied continent caters for every taste and desire.

Whether your passion is for visiting historic landmarks, observing wildlife, sampling wonderful native wines and cuisines, exploring new cities or simply relaxing on a sun-kissed beach, North America has everything you need to fill a lifetime's-worth of holidays and virtually anywhere you'd like to go is accessible by rail.

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Amtraks "Empire Builder" - Chicago to Seattle

Embark on a journey across the fantastic United States of America on board Amtrack's 'Empire Builder'. Venturing from historic Chicago, enjoy your American journey as you skirt across the top of this great nation to trendy Seattle on the western seaboard.

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10 days from £1,675 pp

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Canadian Classic

From the dramatic Pacific Ocean setting of Vancouver, to the laid-back city of Toronto, this incredible adventure takes us across Canada by rail.

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11 days from £2,345 pp

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Canadian Rockies Rail Journey

Explore the Rocky Mountains the most scenic and relaxing way possible, by train. Travelling in SilverLeaf class for 2 days aboard the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer, you'll also enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver, the best of Yoho National Park and 4-Star hotel accommodation.

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7 days from £2,295 pp

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First Passage to the West Highlights - 6 nights

Traverse the Continental Divide on a historic route from Vancouver to Banff, through the Spiral Tunnels and along an exclusive root steeped in Canadian history.

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7 days from £2,965 pp

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Golden Circle via Whistler

For a journey you'll never forget, join The Rocky Mountaineer and experience the natural beauty of Western Canada and the mighty Rockies - from on board one of the world's greatest trains.

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13 days from £4,450 pp

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Grand Alaska Railroad

Discover the beauty of Alaska as you meander amongst the landscape, dramatic icebergs, glaciers and snow-capped mountains that dominate the scenery as beautiful wildlife make your Alaskan adventure a memorable experience.

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11 days from £3,325 pp

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Jazz on the Tracks

Experience two of America's most culturally diverse and fascinating cities and journey across this vast country aboard iconic Amtrak trains on this epic rail holiday. Discover the 24/7 sights, sounds and tastes of the 'Big Apple' before a change of scene as you explore the jazz bars and Creole restaurants of the 'Big Easy'.

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8 days from £1,775 pp

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Journey Through the Clouds Great Explorer

Dramatic landscapes are the dominant theme on every route, but perhaps none more so than this journey, which takes in the white-water rapids of Fraser River, and the stunning peak of Mount Robson.

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8 days from £3,260 pp

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The Great American Trail

Follow in the footsteps of Billy Connolly as he explores the Great American Trail, tracing the journey Scottish immigrants made in the 18th century from the east coast to the deep south.

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21 days from £4,245 pp

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Explore a Whole Continent on a Bespoke Holiday

Canada is just brimming with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Renowned for the friendliness of its people and the country's jaw-dropping beauty, this is where you can encounter whales, polar bears and countless other remarkable creatures in their natural element.

Speak to one of our travel consultants about making an unforgettable journey into the country's most famous mountain range aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer or add visits to great cities such as Quebec, Vancouver and Toronto to your tailor made itinerary.

Whether you choose to fill your camera with panoramas of lakes, forests, mountains, and glaciers, enjoy some of the world's best snow sports and après-ski destinations, or sample the cosmopolitan cultures and cuisines of Canada's cities, your bespoke holiday with GRJ independent will be everything you choose it to be. Stay in your favourite hotels or upgrade your flights to First Class on an adventure to this memorable destination.

The United States of America need no introduction. The famous 'Land of the Free', takes pride in offering entertainment on a large scale, ensuring that there's never a dull moment.

Choose to follow the winding Mississippi south and you'll find the birthplace of the blues and ghosts of the American Civil War. Head to the West Coast and California's sun-kissed vineyards, beaches, and Hollywood await you. Why not enhance your itinerary with a night at the RMS Queen Mary, a luxury hotel in Long Beach?

Journey northeast from New York and you will be rewarded by the sight of Maine's colourful autumnal display. Here, you can enjoy a journey on the Mount Washington Cog Railway or the North Conway Scenic Railroad. On a bespoke rail holiday from GRJ independent, you can even undertake the ultimate American rail trip from West Coast to East, if you choose.

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