The vast North American Continent offers travellers a variety of holiday options, but how can you make the most of visiting the US and Canada in a regular 2-3 week holiday timeframe? The answer is to take the train!

UK rail tour operator Ffestiniog Travel is running three separate escorted rail tours in 2016 which takes you across the huge expanse of America, Alaska and Canada. If you are looking to embark on a ‘railway odyssey’ this year why not consider one of the following three train tours:

Travel the entire Alaskan Railroad on Ffestiniog Travel’s 15-day Alaska – Glaciers & Wildlife escorted tour that departs on 13th July 2016. An unforgettable train ride through the Alaskan wilderness with sightseeing in national parks, riverboat cruises, wildlife spotting and stays in Anchorage, Seward, Talkeetna & Fairbanks - £5,995pp.

Take the train across the USA- Coast to Coast, on an epic 22-day rail holiday departing 3rd September 2016. From New York, via Chicago, Denver, LA to San Fransisco, travel on iconic railroads and visit famous landmarks including the Grand Canyon, Rockies and Alcatraz - £5,120pp for the full tour or £3,935pp for a shorter 16-day tour starting from Denver.

Go further north to Canada for a Rail & Polar Bear Adventure, an 18-day rail tour to view polar bears in their natural habitat. Departing 25th September 2016 this scenic rail tour through Northern Canada coincides with the annual polar bear migration, travelling by train from Montreal, via Quebec and Winnipeg to Churchill on the shores of Hudson Bay - £5,190pp

Ffestiniog Travel has been running ‘Rail Holidays of World’ for over 40 years around the UK, Europe and across the Continents of India, Asia, the Americas & Australasia. This year they are exploring North America on three very different ‘Fly-rail’ tours. Visit or call 01766 772030 for more information.