The Ultimate American Adventure – Crossing the United States by Train
For many travellers the legendary ‘great American road trip’ represents a once-in-a-lifetime experience; the chance to travel from coast to coast on a journey that takes in some of America’s most iconic destinations and landmarks.
For anyone wishing to experience at first hand the awe-inspiring beauty of the USA’s diverse landscapes from the snow-capped Rocky Mountains to the arid Nevada Desert, to soak up the atmosphere of the historic and untamed ‘wild west’ or to immerse themselves in the film-star glamour of the streets of Hollywood and Beverley Hills, the journey across America fulfils a unique and unforgettable dream.
It sounds wonderful so far, doesn’t it? But the great American coast-to-coast road trip is only viable for those who can drive, can meet the significant costs of vehicle hire, fuel and accommodation, who are happy to familiarise themselves with America’s rules of the road (which can vary wildly from state to state) and are confident that they can deal with anything they encounter on the road.
Happily, there is a better, safer and more comfortable alternative to driving across America. It is entirely possible to cross the United States by train. Travelling in style on an escorted USA coast-to-coast rail tour, such as those offered by Great Rail Journeys, provides the ultimate American adventure with none of the drawbacks of a road trip.
With all of your travel and accommodation arrangements taken care of for a single and inclusive price, and with the services of a professional, courteous and knowledgeable tour guide at your disposal, crossing the United States by train ensures travellers a worry-free experience and the freedom to enjoy an itinerary liberally crammed with America’s highlights from the White House to the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge and beyond.
And for memorable experiences, few can compare with arriving at one of the USA’s most spectacular natural phenomena courtesy of the vintage Grand Canyon Railway or admiring the breathtaking panoramas of the Rockies as you journey on the scenic Denver and Rio Grande Railroad in the beautiful state of Colorado. There are countless others, of course, since a rail journey from coast to coast takes you to the very heart of America’s history, culture and natural beauty, amounting to a unique holiday experience that will fund a lifetime’s-worth of treasured photographs, traveller’s tales and happy memories. For more information about USA coast-to-coast escorted rail tours click here.
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