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Discover the USA with Great Rail Journeys

11 Apr 2016

The USA is one the world’s biggest and most diverse nations, a country of big vistas, big cities and big personalities. From the deserts of the south-west and the rustic coastline of Cape Cod, to the wetlands of Florida and the mountains that cut across the country, the USA has sights and attractions in abundance.

Great Rail Journeys invites you to set off on your own rail roading adventure and discover the charms of the USA. Whether you want to unearth fascinating history, come face to face with musical heritage, experience staggering landscapes as you journey through national parks or travel from ‘sea to shining sea’ on a coast to coast adventure, Great Rail Journeys have an extensive collection of tours to suit every taste.

Take advantage of Great Rail Journeys’ Early Booking offer on 2017 worldwide holidays: book before June 3rd 2016 and save up to £500pp.

A flavour of Great Rail Journeys’ USA departures in 2017

Tracks of the Deep South | 14 days from £2,795

For music lovers, no region quite compares to the Deep South. From New Orleans and the bayous of Louisiana to the stages and studios of Nashville Tennessee, the rhythms of American music invade the routines and traditions of everyday life. Discover more.

America’s Founding History | 12 days from £2,695

Uncover the sagas and myths of the USA’s fascinating past. From the hardships of the pioneers, who came to the USA as colonists, to the founding fathers and the American Civil War. Visit Philadelphia, Washington DC, Gettysburg and Williamsburg on this tour of America’s founding history. Discover more.

America’s Great National Parks | 16 days from £3,095

An oasis of spellbinding scenery and memorable experiences await on this enthralling tour of America’s great natural gems. From cosmopolitan Chicago to breathtaking Glacier National Park, tour the best of Montana, Yellowstone and the desert landscapes of Colorado. Discover more.

Everglades and Southern Charm | 13 days from £2,695

Discover the enthralling history and culture of America’s charming south on this tour of the Southern States of Georgia and Florida. We uncover the beginnings of the Civil War in historic Charleston, explore the vast Everglades and enjoy time in cosmopolitan Miami. Discover more.

USA Coast to Coast | 21 days from £3,995

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime coast to coast rail journey across the most diverse country in the world.

Starting in the Big Apple we work our way west, via Washington D.C, Chicago, Denver, Colorado and the Grand Canyon. During our adventure we embark on three overnight rail crossings aboard iconic Amtrak services as well as a delightful journey on the Durango and Silverton Railroad, one of the USA’s most famous heritage railways. With Los Angeles and San Francisco as ports of call, your photo album will include many of America’s most recognisable landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, the White House, Hollywood Boulevard and the Golden Gate Bridge. Discover more.

New England in the Fall | 10 days from £2,095

Spectacular colours and beautiful mountain scenery come together on an autumn adventure on America’s East Coast. We stay in Cape Cod, Boston and the White Mountains, experiencing the region’s terrific scenic railways on a seasonal tour that brings out the very best of kaleidoscopic New England. Discover more.

For more information about any of these excellent tours from Great Rail Journeys or to book your next holiday, call Ultimate Destinations on 01923 284148 or email us at We’ll be delighted to get you on the right track!

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