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For more information on rail travel across Canada and around the USA, as well as bookings on the tours below, contact our expert rail consultants on 1300 733323

Rail tours across Canada and around the USA

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER EARLY BOOKING BONUS FOR 2018

Experience the breathtaking Canadian Rockies in the lap of luxury with Rocky Mountaineer. RECEIVE $1,000* PER COUPLE IN ADDED VALUE. Don’t miss out on our biggest offer of the year. Sky-high peaks, fine dining, roaming wildlife, stunning sunsets—a journey through the Canadian Rocky Mountains by rail is quite simply, unforgettable. Book a qualifying 2018 package of 8 days or more by August 25th, 2017 and receive $1,000 per couple in added value to enhance your Canadian rail journey.  Contact Guidepost Rail Tours.

CANADA SCENIC RAIL JOURNEYS

 Canada Scenic Journeys are a wonderful collection of rail/coach holidays through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. These self-guided holidays offer scheduled rail and coach services to take you to the regions you want to see in uncompromising comfort and style. (Gpt-RTkts)

FALL COLOURS OF NEW ENGLAND, QUEBEC & MONTREAL - USA & CANADA Escorted-Rail-Tour

 Group tours depart September & October -  Discover the fall colors of New England and Eastern Canada on this 11-day tour featuring acclaimed rail excursions, grand hotel stays, and brilliant autumn scenery. Soak up the history of Boston, the starting point of your fall foliage adventure, before traveling to New Hampshire for excursions aboard the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, and Mt. Washington Cog Railway. Prices from US$2799. Contact Guidepost Tours (GPT-VBR)

ACROSS CANADA BY RAIL - Eastbound 14 days

 Independent Packages daily April to October -  Travel across seven Canadian provinces on four exciting trains to create the ultimate Canadian rail adventure! Your 14-day tour begins in the coastal city of Vancouver.  Board VIA Rail's Canadian to continue on to your next destination, Toronto. Before arriving, enjoy your three-night rail journey through the majestic Canadian Rockies. From Toronto take a short journey to the spectacular Niagara Falls then travel by rail to Montreal. Have time at leisure to explore legendary attractions like Old Montreal and the Olympic complex. After, journey to the French city of Quebec.  Continue on your rail journey to Halifax aboard the Ocean. While in Halifax you will have the choice to either Peggy's Cove or Lunenberg.  Contact Guidepost Rail Tours. (Gpt-VBR)

CANADA COAST TO COAST - Eastbound 16 days

 Independent Package daily May to October -  This 16-day train adventure takes you on a 6400 km (4000 miles) journey across the world's second largest country, Canada. Explore the scenery and culture which have made Canada famous. You'll see Vancouver on the Pacific Coast, Halifax on the Atlantic Coast, and many points in between. This is an independent travel itinerary with regular departures. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours. (Gpt-VBR)

USA RAIL - AMERICA'S COAST TO COAST - Escorted Group Tours

  September departure - Discover America from coast to coast on an epic 19-day adventure from the Big Apple to the Rocky Mountains and unrivaled Pacific Coast. (Gpt-VBR)

AMERICA COAST TO COAST WITH GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - 14 day independent package

 Daily independent packages June to September - From Seattle to New York City, this 14-day rail vacation shows off the best of the northern U.S. Beginning on the shores of Puget Sound, explore the beautiful city of Seattle at leisure. Travel by Amtrak's Empire Builder east to Glacier National Park for a 4-night stay, where you will have the opportunity to discover the utter natural beauty that encompasses this park. Continue your travels by train across the Northern Prairies to Chicago for your two-night city stay. Popular highlights also include the city's several museums, including the Field Museum and Art Institute, or visiting the several stores alone the Magnificent Mile. Your travels continue aboard Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited as you skirt the Great Lakes on your overnight adventure to the Big Apple, Prices from US$2485 (Gpt-VBR)

AMERICA COAST TO COAST WITH THE GRAND CANYON - 14 day Independent Package

 Independent Rail Package runs daily April to October - See the best of the U.S. by train! Travel coast to coast aboard four trains as you travel from New York City to Washington, DC, Chicago, the Grand Canyon and Los Angeles on this 14-day cross-country rail adventure. (GPT-VBR) 

USA RAIL TOUR - COLORADO RAIL ADVENTURE - Escorted Group Tour

 8 day group tours depart June to September -  Teddy Roosevelt described a train journey through Colorado as "the trip that bankrupts the English language." Find out for yourself! Beginning and ending in Denver, this extraordinary itinerary makes a great circle of the Rockies and includes six remarkable train rides that fully justify President Roosevelt's enthusiasm. Prices from US$2145. (GPT-VBR)

USA NATIONAL PARKS & BIG SKY COUNTRY - Escorted Rail Tour

 12-day escorted adventure departs August - Discover the best of the Old West with visits to Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, Big Sky Country and Yellowstone National Park, the Wild West town of Cody, and Glacier National Park. Book early for this tour. Prices from US$2969 (Gpt-VBR)

USA GREAT PARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST WITH GRAND CANYON - Escorted Rail Tour

 Group departures May & September - From Chicago or Los Angeles, board the legendary Southwest Chief for your journey to Flagstaff. From there travel by motorcoach to Williams, where you will board the vintage Grand Canyon Railway for the trip to Grand Canyon National Park for a 2-night stay at the South Rim of the Canyon. Visit Lake Powell for a narrated boat cruise to Antelope Canyon; Kanab, known as ‘Little Hollywood” due to the high number of Western TV shows and movies filmed in the area; Zion, Bryce Canyon, Escalante, Capitol Reef, and Arches National Parks; a float trip along the Colorado River, and a stay in Moab. Return to Chicago aboard the legendary California Zephyr, traveling eastward across the Colorado Rockies. Priced from US$2595. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours. (GPT-VBR)

USA RAIL - FALL COLOURS, SCENIC TRAINS & MARTHAS VINEYARD - Escorted Group Tours

 Group departures September & October -  Our tour begins in Boston, where you join a sightseeing tour. We then move into Maine, Portland and Bath. Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Kennebec River and the Maine Maritime Museum. Some of the best fall foliage in the United States is visible from the Conway Scenic Railroad, which takes us to New Hampshire. A scenic cruise along Lake Winnipesaukee allows us to take in even more.moving on to Sturbridge via Amtrak's Vermonter. Our trip finishes in Old Sturbridge Village and in Mystic Seaport, an unforgettable experience aboard the Cape Cod Central Railroad's elegant dinner train and sightseeing throughout the famed destination of Martha's Vineyard. Price from US$2299. Contact Guidepost Tours. (Gpt-VBR)

USA RAIL - NEW ENGLAND'S RAILS & SAILS - Escorted Group Tours

 11 day group tours run in September & October - Ride the rails, cruise the harbors and drive the scenic backroads of New England on this 8-day excursion. Our journey begins in Boston. Price starts from US$2249. Contact Guidepost Tours. (GPT-VBR)

USA RAIL - MOUNT RUSHMORE, THE BADLANDS & YELLOWSTONE - Escorted Group Tours

11 day group tours run in June & September - Your Wild West discovery begins in Chicago, where you board the legendary California Zephyr for your journey across the Rocky Mountains to Provo, Utah. From Provo, your travels take you to the cowboy town of Jackson and Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Cody and then to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Prices from US$2799 (Gpt-VBR)

USA RAIL - YELLOWSTONE & GLACIER ADVENTURE - Escorted Group Tours

Group tours depart June to August -  All aboard for a cross-country journey along the storied lines of the California Zephyr. Travel from Chicago, overnight through to Salt Lake City. After exploring Utah's capital, the tour continues onto Jackson, Wyoming, a town straight out of the Wild West. Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks are the true highlights of this 11-day tour. With at least a full day in each park, there is ample time to soak in all of the natural splendor America's West has to offer before returning to Chicago aboard the Empire Builder. Price from US$2795. (Gpt-VBR)

USA RAIL - AMERICA'S BEAUTIFUL WEST - Escorted Group Tours

  Groups depart May & September - America's legendary West beckons us. The Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park's are known for their breathtaking scenery. Get in on all the non-stop action in Las Vegas. Experience history as it comes alive in Sacramento, the majesty of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and Salt Lake's Mormon Temple and Tabernacle. Join us for the unforgettable journey aboard Amtrak's Southwest Chief, California Zephyr, and comfortable motorcoaches as you explore America's vast, wondrous terrain. Returning to Chicago, climb through Donner Pass, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Rockies before you cross the Great Plains. Price from US$2985 (Gpt-VBR)

USA RAIL - AMERICA'S GREAT NATIONAL PARKS - Escorted Group Tours

 Departures June to September - Tour Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks - five of America's most awe-inspiring sites - on this two-week roundtrip journey. Prices from US$3599 per person. (Gpt-VBR)

USA RAIL - AMERICA'S HISTORIC CITIES - Escorted Group Tours

Great Trains of Canada & the USA

THE CANADIAN EMPRESS

It is 50 years since steam locomotives regularly climbed through the spiral tunnels of the Big Hill or rattled over the massive Stoney Creek bridge on the journey across the Rockies, but for our tours the glorious days of Canadian Pacific passenger trains have been created once again. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for journeys on the Canadian Empress.

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ROCKY MOUNTAINEER & WHISTLER

 The Rocky Mountaineer takes you on the most spectacular train trip in the world through the unforgettable scenery of Canada's Rocky Mountains. Take a luxurious 2 day journey through the Rocky Mountains from Seattle or Vancouver to Banff or Jasper. A daily service also operates between Vancouver and Whistler. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours or visit our Rail Tour Canada pages. (RP)

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER - CLASSES OF SERVICE

When travelling on the Rocky Mountaineer, choose from Gold Leaf Service, Silver Leaf Service or Red Leaf Service, each with its own touch of luxury.Contact Guidepost Rail Tours.   Gpt-RM

AMTRAK TRAINS

 Amtrak travels to over 500 destinations in 46 states on over 30 mainline routes throughout the Unites States. Here are some of the special named trains.

MANITOU SPRINGS TO PIKE'S PEAK RAILWAY

VIA Rail's SNOW TRAIN TO JASPER

November 1, 2008 until April 30, 2009,  Travellers looking to enjoy a perfect winter spot in the majestic Canadian Rockies can travel in superior comfort by passenger rail aboard VIA Rail Canada’s Snow Train to Jasper, Alberta.  Departing from the coastal city of Vancouver, B.C. or Alberta’s capital, Edmonton (which boasts the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America), Snow Train passengers relax in VIA’s award winning Silver & Blue Class or its equally enjoyable Comfort Class as they view herds of elk or moose foraging near the tracks and the looming mountains that rise from the slumbering winter scene of Jasper National Park on the 400-kilometre journey.

ALASKA RAILROAD

The Alaska Railroad begins in the seaport of Seward, runs up to Anchorage, past Denali National Park and Preserve and finally to Fairbanks, an almost 500-mile jaunt of day trips throughout Alaska's short summer. Guidepost Rail Tours.

THE ALASKA RAILROAD

The best way to see Alaska is by rail - abundant wildlife, landscapes and adventures. Journey aboard the Alaskan Railroad. Trains operate between May and September. Guidepost Rail Tours can suggest packages which include journeys on the Alaska Railroad between Seward and Fairbanks. (RP)

Canada's VIA RAIL

 VIA Rail's flagship train, The Canadian, takes four days to travel across Canada from Toronto to Vancouver.

VIA Rail's THE CANADIAN

Famous around the world, this journey between Toronto and Vancouver through Canada's varied and majestic landscapes aboard THE CANADIAN is one of the most memorable trips of a lifetime.

Via Rail's THE SKEENA

Gateway to the remote beauty of Northern British Columbia.

A two day daylight land cruise through the Rockies and Northern B.C., departing three times weekly year-round, and four times during the peak season (mis May to mid October), then from either Prince  Rupert or Jasper, where it connects with the CANADIAN. The SKEENA winds through the Yellowhead Pass, across British Columbia's interior plateau and along the mighty SkeenaRiver on a 1,160km route.

VIA Rail's THE HUDSON BAY

Winnipeg to Churchill Train.

A 1,700km two-night journey from Winnipeg to Churchill with three weekly departures in either direction, the HUDSON BAY features regional cuisine prepared fresh on board in the dining car, cozy accommodation with shower access in the Northern Spirit sleeper cars and stunning views of the prairies, lakes, forests and tundra en route to Hudson Bay. Visitors from around the world travel to whale-watch, experience the northern lights shimmering in the sky, and, from mid October to mid November, safely observe polar bears in their natural habitat.

VIA Rail's THE ABITIBI and THE SAGUENAY

Exciting getaways to Northern Quebec.

A nature lover's fantasy. Departing 3 times weekly from Montreal, VIA's trains the ABITIBI and the SAGUENAY travel to Hervey Junction then on their respective routes through the lakes and forests of Northern Quebec to Senneterre or Jonquiere.

VIA Rail's THE MALAHAT

Explore Victoria Island.

On the Malahat you'll discover some of the most beautiful countryside in Vancouver Island between Victoria, at the southern tip of the island, and Courtenay, at the northern end. A very pleasant way to discover the Pacific coast!

VIA Rail's THE OCEAN

Atlantic Canada's Overnight train Journey.

Six weekly dpeartures between Montreal, Moncton, and Halifax. Daytime viewing of stunning coastlines and charming towns. Progressive introduction of new Renaissance cars.

VIA Rail's THE CHALEUR

A unique coastal tour of the Gaspe Peninsula in Eastern Canada. Three weekly departures in each direction between Montreal and Gaspe.

THE WHITE PASS & YUKON RAILWAY

This 117km narrow gauge railway connects the Yukon's capital, Whitehorse, to the historic port of Skagway and the coastal shipping that calls there. The line passes through the territory of Yukon, British Columbia and Alaska.

PULLMAN RAIL JOURNEYS - AN AMERICAN ICON

 Travelling from Chicago to New Orleans you will be taken back in time. Renowned for its stylish, Art Deco design, plush accommodations and superb service from attentive stewards and porters, the Pullman carriages set the standard for upscale American train travel. The Pullman train runs twice weekly in both directions between Chicago and Noew Orleans. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for details. (RP)

Information for travelling by train across Canada & the USA

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER TRAINS

The Rocky Mountaineer is considered one of the most spectacular train journeys in the world. An unforgettable experience. There are also a number of extended tours that ensure you fully discover even more of this stunning part of the world. Contact Guidepost Rail. (RailTkts)

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER JOURNEYS

VIA RAIL - TRAVELLING THROUGH CANADA

Soak up the rugged beauty of Canada. Discover the Rocky Mountains, famous snowfields and scenic wilderness in the west. Don't forget the cosmopolitan cities along the St Laurence and the charming Maritime Provences in the east. Contact Guidepost Rail for schedules of all Via Rail trains. (RailTkts)

AMTRAK RAIL TICKETS & PASSES

Amtrak has a series of U.S Rail Passes, tailored for Australians wanting the freedom to enjoy its intercity passenger rail service to more than 500 destinations across a 46-state and 21,000 mile route system. Prices and conditions do change so contact Guidepost Rail for up to date details for time you wish to travel.

TRAVEL THE USA WITH AMTRAK

Discover the vasteness and diversity of the USA by rail. Ever changing landscapes alongocean coastlines, through deserts, past canyons and mountain ranges to bustling cities and remote towns. More than 21000 km of track and over 500 destinations to choose from. Contact Guidepost Rail. (RailTkts)

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