Welcome to the exciting world of railroads and train travel. We have been offering train tours, train trips, train vacations, and luxury private rail car trips since 1984. Here at Trains and Travel International we love traveling by train and will jump at the opportunity to travel by train or take our vacations by rail. Our staff is made up of professional railroaders both active and retired and railfans that has a passion for railroads and the excitement of an upcoming train trip. Taking a relaxing train tour is very popular.
Our tour director is a retired conductor from the Western Pacific/Union Pacific. We feel it is very important to have active and retired railroaders running our trips by train. It takes a railroader to understand railroad management and how they think and do business.
In the past 30 years we have now offered train tours worldwide in 45 countries. This includes train tours in South America, Russia, Europe, Africa, China, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Canada, Mexico, Central America and of course the USA. We have chartered hundreds and hundreds of private trains and rail cars in these countries.
One of our most popular tours is train trips out west using the private rail cars. Private railroad cars now allow travelers the option to step back in time and recapture that romantic era of train travel that Amtrak cannot provide. Once upon a time rail barons and wealthy socialites traveled the country on luxurious private railroad cars, dining on fine china and crystal and being pampered by the onboard staff. This form of luxury USA train travel is being offering to everyone at a very reasonable prices.
A small number of folks have purchased and refurbished private rail cars familiar to the first half of the 20th century. This was the golden age of passenger rail travel. These people have spent around a million dollars on each private rail car to bring back this golden age of travel. Passengers can sip on cocktails and nibble on hors d' oeuvres while sinking into deep leather sofas in lounges and vista domes and relax by the rhythm of the train wheels rolling down the track. All meals are prepared fresh onboard and made to order by the onboard gourmet chefs. These private luxury rail cars are coupled onto the rear of scheduled Amtrak passenger trains all over the country. We can run these private rail cars just about every where that Amtrak has trains. This makes up our luxury train tours in the USA. Our first class passengers are separated from the Amtrak passengers by locked doors. We provide our own onboard staff including our chef and make up our own gourmet menus for all meals. All drinks and food is included in the ticket price from the time you step onboard until you detrain. Everything is first class with every detail included. This is USA train tours at it's finest.
We invite you to come take a train tour with us and see just how relaxing and fun Train travel can be. Also be sure and check out our Merchandise page. We sell railroad DVD's, railroad videos, railroad photos, timetables and other railroad collectables.