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If holidaying in North America poses one problem, it's 'where to begin'? North America possess a daunting variety of fabulous towns and cities to visit, man-made and natural wonders to marvel at and pleasureable activities to partake in.

Planning an itinerary which captures the highlights of either the USA or Canada, seamlessly integrates all necessary accommodation and transport and is guaranteed to please everyone can be a logistical nightmare.

A far better plan is to let Great Rail Journeys do all of the hard work for you. Specialising in the provision of quality escorted rail tours for more than thirty years, we offer unforgettable rail holidays in the USA and rail tours of Canada.

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The Canadian
4.0 stars(6 reviews)
2022Sep
2023MaySep
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USA Coast to Coast
4.7 stars(27 reviews)
2022AugSepOct
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Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco
4.6 stars(5 reviews)
2022Oct
2023MayJunSepOct
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Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer train tour
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New England in the Fall
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4.0 stars(6 reviews)
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Tracks of the Deep South
4.3 stars(15 reviews)
2022SepOct
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Canada Coast to Coast rail holiday
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Our customers love our North America tours
The Rocky Mountaineer and Alaska Cruise
28/Jun
Mrs Carol Wright
5 stars
“Perfect l would do it again
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Canada, Niagara Falls and the Rocky Mountains
27/Jun
Customer Miss S L Bartlett
5 stars
“A very well organised holiday that started at the furthest point - Vancouver and finished in Toronto. The trip encompassed all the highlights that Canada has to offer and took all the stress out of the holiday giving us peace of mind to simply enjoy. The train journey was also an enjoyable experience across Canada. I would highly recommend this holiday if you wish to see all the best bits from the rockies to Niagra Falls.
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Canada Coast to Coast
15/Jun
Mark Surtees
5 stars
“Loved every minute with some great people and stunning views across the who of Canada but did not see a single bear??
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Grand Tour of America
12/Jun
K J Henocq
5 stars
“A fantastic trip full of fun with a good group of people . We were looked after very well by our manager. We would recommend booking a cabin on the 2 overnight train journeys, especially as our first journey from Grand Junction to Chicago was long. There were stations where we had time to get off the train to exercise for a short time.
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Highlights of America's West Coast
12/Jun
Albine Patterson
5 stars
“It was a wonderful holiday that achieved all that was set out in the brochure.
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New England in the Fall
22 Oct 2019
Miss R Palmer
5 stars
“A good itinerary, a good tour guide and a very good crowd------
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Tracks of the Deep South
2/Jul
M Entwistle
4 stars
“There were only two sections of criticism. Firstly the standard of the hotels was below that which we expected and secondly the were one or two too many visits to venues between destinations which gave the impression of pouring a quart into a pint pot and left the impression of a race not a relaxed holiday
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America Coast to Coast
2/Jul
W Foulkes
4 stars
“Very good but each visit made would have been better with more time, Always felt another hour or another day needed at each location
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Ultimate Canada and The Rocky Mountaineer
29/Jun
B Butler
4 stars
“I thoroughly enjoyed the holiday/adventure and is something I will always be glad that I have had the experience of.
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Whether your dream is to take the rail trip of a lifetime traversing America coast to coast by train, have your breath taken away by the sublime and dazzling scenery of Canada's Rocky Mountains, sample the bright lights of Las Vegas in the Nevada Desert or the thrilling rush of the Niagara Falls in southern Ontario, we have the perfect rail holiday in North America for everyone.

Travelling in comfort and style on some of the USA's and Canada's most iconic trains and railways, you're guaranteed to enjoy a rail holiday that's packed with the best scenery, wildlife, landmarks, towns and cities and cultural experiences. All you have to do is relax and enjoy.

Whilst exploring the USA by train or enjoying your rail holiday in Canada, you will be joined by one of our experienced and helpful Tour Managers, who will answer any questions you may have. 

Our dedicated team of travel experts goes to great lengths to produce rail tours of Canada and the USA that not only offer a wide variety of pleasureable and memorable experiences but which also represent the best possible value for money.

The price of your rail holiday in North America includes all flights, accommodation, rail and other travel and a number of excursions and sightseeing tours that demonstrate the highlights of each of your tour's destinations.

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Leisure time is also built into our itineraries, giving you the freedom to add your own activities such as a boat trip to the foot of Niagara Falls, a stroll along Hollywood's iconic Walk of Fame or a helicopter flight over Toronto. Alternatively you may simply choose to relax and enjoy your hotel's facilities.

At Great Rail Journeys, we hand-pick accommodation that is suitably located and offers excellent value, facilities and service. Whenever possible we choose hotels that are locally run so guests can enjoy a more personal atmosphere. Sometimes, accommodation can be a highlight of the tour for example, selected tours in the USA include a night aboard the RMS Queen Mary.

Our professional staff are very familiar with the places you will visit and know all the essential details, from must-see places to the best eateries in town. Local guides are also used on a variety of activities and are happy to share their knowledge of the immediate area and its attractions.

The Rail Heritage of North America

North America's railways have come a long way since the days of the 'iron horses' that traversed the old Wild West. Modern, comfortable and fast railways create a network that reaches almost anywhere on the continent that a traveller might wish to visit.

About North America

Occupying almost five percent of the earth's surface, North America is the third largest continent. Accounting for the majority of North America's area, The USA and neighbouring Canada, share many of the same attributes - varied landscapes of ravishing natural beauty, iconic cities and rich cultures and histories - which make them endlessly enjoyable and rewarding to explore. Side by side, however, if the USA is imagined as the world's greatest theme park, Canada must surely be its best adventure playground.

Canada spans six time zones, such is its size, but every inch of space beyond its towns and cities is occupied with vast, breath-taking landscapes. The country boasts thirty-seven National Parks and a further eight National Park Reserves which between them cover every kind of terrain from grasslands to glaciers. This makes Canada an unrivalled destination for all kinds of outdoor activities from hiking and wildlife-spotting to snow-sports and mountain climbing.

Canada's climate is as varied as its scenery and will differ depending upon location. In summer, the western prairies tend to be hot and dry, central and southern areas experience humidity with the heat, whilst coastal areas remain milder. Spring and autumn are both generally temperate throughout Canada although rainfall is greater in the west. Winters can be extremely cold and snowy with temperatures commonly dropping below -20°C.

It's difficult to imagine a visitor that the USA doesn't cater for. Like Canada, the country is blessed with areas of magnificent scenery and natural wonders, but the USA's colourful and diverse history, culture and entertainments are equally compelling. Music lovers, wildlife-spotters, sports fanatics, sun-worshippers, gastronomes and culture buffs will all find plenty to delight them in the USA but for those who want it all, there could be few better ways to experience a little of everything that the country has to offer than by making the legendary journey from coast to coast.

 

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