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Rail through the Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are home to stunning national parks and charming alpine towns and are hands down one of Canada’s most popular vacation destinations. And getting there is half the fun! Don’t miss out on a single sight as you embark on an all-daylight rail journey onboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer into the heart of the Canadian Rockies. A Canadian Rockies rail vacation includes not only one of the greatest rail journeys but stays in world-class destinations like Jasper National Park, Banff National Park, Lake Louise, and Calgary.

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New Rail-River Cruise Journeys in Europe

Five-Star. All-Inclusive. Luxury European river cruises.

Embark on the ultimate rail and river cruise experience in Europe or create your own by pairing any Scenic Cruise with a pre- or post-cruise rail package! Luxury Scenic Space-Ships glide along Europe’s famed waterways, offering unforgettable scenery at every river bend. Shore excursions offer memorable experiences as you explore historic towns and their famous sites with local guides. Dine on gourmet meals, toast to a spectacular vacation with premium drinks, and be pampered with the exclusive amenities of a personal butler and concierge service at every port.

Well-planned itineraries include:

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Special Offers

2016 Rail-Cruise Early Booking Bonus

Book a qualifying 2016 rail-cruise vacation originating in the USA or Canada and receive a free pre- or post-night hotel stay.

Qualifying vacations include:

Special offer is valid on new 2016 rail-cruise bookings made by July 31, 2015. Maximum value of hotel night is $175 per couple. Pre- or post-hotel night will be in the same class as vacation package. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Rocky Mountaineer Early Booking Bonus

Receive $1000 per couple in added value when you book a qualifying 2016 Rocky Mountaineer package of 7 nights or more by August 28, 2015.Enhance your 2016 journey through the Canadian Rockies with these enticing options:

  • Extra hotel nights in Seattle, Vancouver or Calgary
  • Exciting activities and sightseeing tours
  • Meals, transfers and more!

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Offer valid on new 2016 bookings made by August 28, 2015. This offer is applicable to 2016 Rocky Mountaineer packages of seven or more nights on select dates only. Cruise is not included in the number of qualifying nights. Travel during the 2016 Rocky Mountaineer summer season between April and October on select dates. Deposits are required at the time of booking and full payment of the balance must be made by January 15, 2016. Offer value of $500 per adult bonus credit ($1,000 bonus per couple) is with qualifying packages of seven nights or more in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service. Applicable to single, double, triple or quad package prices. Qualifying packages can be purchased in any class of train travel or grade of accommodation. Credit must be requested at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retrospectively added. Credited option must be selected at the time of booking and can only be added to a Rocky Mountaineer package. An amendment fee of $50 CAD per booking will be charged for changes to the use of the credit after the booking has been confirmed. US guests will be charged the equivalent amount in USD at the time of amendment. Credits can only be used towards the purchase of additional services offered by Rocky Mountaineer – the credit cannot be used to upgrade rail service or accommodation and cannot be used against the price of the core package. Add-on credit values are expressed in CAD and will be converted to USD at time of booking at the exchange rate used for the package booking. US guests must pay in USD. Credit cannot be deferred to a later trip. Offer is not applicable to child prices, 2-day rail only bookings or Group Tour bookings. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Additional conditions apply.

Save 5% on 2015 Europe Fall and Winter Vacations

Save 5% per person when you book a fall or winter departure of the following escorted rail tours:

Book by December 1, 2015 to take advantage of this special offer.

Book and deposit a qualifying 2015 Europe Winter departure vacation to save 5% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, hotel upgrades, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between June 24 and December 1, 2015 for travel between August 1 and December 31, 2015. Not applicable to custom tours. Applies to new 2015 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. DSCDQ

Save 10% on 2016 Rail Tours

Save 10% per person when you book one of the following escorted rail tours:

Book by September 15, 2015 to take advantage of this special offer.

Book and deposit a qualifying 2016 vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between June 24 and September 15, 2015 for travel in 2016. Not applicable to custom tours. Applies to new 2016 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. XXX16

2016 Europe at 2015 Prices

Book qualifying 2016 European rail vacations by September 23, 2015 and save 10% per couple! Lock in your savings today!

Qualifying vacations include:

2016 Europe Preview Pricing is available on select itineraries and is valid until September 23, 2015. A non-refundable deposit is required per standard booking conditions to lock in 2015 price for 2016 departure. Prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy, vary by departure, are subject to availability and are based on 2016 Europe Preview pricing valid through September 23, 2015. Inclusions are subject to change. Save with 10% Early Payment Discount (EPD) (land only) on 2016 Europe Preview vacation bookings made by September 23, 2015 and paid in full by December 17, 2015. Savings vary by itinerary, are not valid on all vacations/departure dates and are subject to availability. Offers may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other conditions apply. CST#2077132-20

Save $200 per person on France Rail Vacations

Book a 2015/16 departure of France Magnifique or Treasures of France, and save $200 per person.

Offer is valid on new bookings only made between July 14 and August 14, 2015 for travel between July 15, 2015 and April 30, 2017. Offer can expire earlier due to space or inventory availability. Space is on a first come, first served basis. Offer is not valid on group or existing bookings or combinable with any other offer. Other restrictions may apply; call for details. BASTILLE

Save $50 per person on Fall Foliage Rail Vacations

Book the September 25 or September 26, 2015 departure of New England Fall Foliage Express and save $50 per person! Book by August 7 to take advantage of this limited time exclusive offer.

Valid for new bookings only made by August 7, 2015 for September 25 and September 26, 2015 tour departures only. Offer is subject to availability. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Save more than $470 on Canadian Rockies Winter Wonderland

Book 2015/16 departures of Canadian Rockies Winter Wonderland by August 31, and save more than $470 per person!

Savings is available for new 2015/16. Vacation must be booked and paid in full by August 31, 2015. Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Save $150 on Wonderful France

Save $150 per person on fall and winter departures of Wonderful France. Book by August 31 to take advantage of this special offer.

Savings is available for new 2015/16. Vacation must be booked and paid in full by August 31, 2015. Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Canada Sale Extended! Save up to $800 per couple

With the strong US Dollar, there has never been a better time to go to Canada! Book a qualifying Canada rail vacation and save up to $800 per couple on rail vacations and up to $400 per couple on Canada rail-cruise packages. Tiered savings are based on the package price.

Rail Vacations:

  • Save $150 per person for packages priced at $1,000 to $3,000
  • Save $300 per person for packages priced at $3,001 to $4000
  • Save $400 per person for packages greater than $4,000

Rail-Cruise Vacations

  • Save $75 per person for packages priced at $1,000 to $3,000
  • Save $150 per person for packages prices at $3,001 to $4,000
  • Save $200 per person for packages greater than $4,000

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Valid for new 2015 bookings only. Must be paid in full at time of booking to lock in exchange rate savings. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Spring Bonus Extended! Free Additional Hotel Night

Receive a free additional hotel night in Seattle, Vancouver, or Calgary when you book a qualifying Rocky Mountaineer package of 4 nights or more in SilverLeaf, GoldLeaf, or GoldLeaf Deluxe Service. Plus, receive your choice of a city tour or an airport transfer when you select a qualifying vacation of 7 nights or more.

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Offer valid on new 2015 bookings made by July 31, 2015, for travel on select dates by October 2015. Offer is applicable to qualifying Rocky Mountaineer packages of 4 or more nights booked on select dates in GoldLeaf Deluxe, GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service. Deposits are required at time of booking. Bonus airport transfer or city tour must be selected at time of booking and is only applicable on qualifying packages of 7 nights or more. City tour option is not available in Calgary. Offer is based on double occupancy; available for single traveler occupancy with a supplement of $209 CAD for GoldLeaf Deluxe and $129 CAD for GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf Service packages. Free Vancouver, Calgary, or Seattle accommodations can only be added to a vacation beginning or ending in Vancouver, Calgary or Seattle; it cannot be booked as a stand-alone one night booking. Free accommodation matches the accommodation grade of the vacation package booked. An amendment fee of $50 CAD per booking will be charged for changes to the use of the bonus after the booking has been confirmed. Offer is not applicable to child prices, 2-day rail only bookings or Group Tour bookings. Offer has no cash value, is non-transferable, and is subject to availability. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn without notice. Additional conditions may apply.

Fly Free to Europe

Book a standard suite on select 2016 Scenic Cruises sailings by August 31, 2015, and fly free to Europe – a savings of $3,720 per couple!

Offer is available on select departures. Airline/airport taxes up to $830 per person are included. Savings of up to $3,720 per couple is based on an airfare of $1,880 per person including taxes when booking select departures in July.

Exclusive Everyday AARP Member Benefits

AARP members receive special benefits when traveling with Vacations By Rail:

  • Save 5% on rail tours and train vacations in the USA, Canada, Europe and beyond aboard some of the world’s most legendary trains like the Rocky Mountaineer traveling through the Canadian Rockies, Amtrak’s Empire Builder connecting Chicago, Glacier National Park, and Seattle along a storied pioneer route through the Northern Prairies, and Europe’s luxury trains like the Venice Simplon-Orient Express, the Royal Scotsman, and the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
  • Save 5% on select city-to-city regional and long-distance North American train tickets
  • No service fees on European rail passes and tickets
* Please see terms and conditions for additional details about these discounts.
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Why Vacations By Rail

Embark on a rail journey to the most sought-after destinations around the globe, from North America’s beautiful national parks and the breathtaking Canadian Rockies to the majestic Swiss Alps and Africa’s game reserves—and everywhere in-between. Vacations By Rail is the trusted authority on rail, offering an extensive collection of independent rail vacations, escorted train tours, rail-cruise combination packages, luxury rail journeys, and tailor-made packages.

  • Well-planned itineraries combine hotel accommodations, regional sightseeing, transfers and more with an outstanding rail experience aboard legendary trains around the globe
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  • Customer care from the first point of contact through the conclusion of your vacation
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AARP member benefit is available for new bookings only. Proof of AARP membership is required in order to receive these exclusive savings. 5% savings on rail vacations and tours is applied to the base package price. Savings on North American train tickets is off the base rail fare. Discount is not applicable on Northeast Corridor trains and other excluded routes. Discount is combinable with pulse offers and other Vacations By Rail promotions.

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