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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.

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Special Offers

Free dinner with select 2015 Rocky Mountaineer Vacations

Book a qualifying 2015 Rocky Mountaineer vacation of 7 nights or more and enjoy a free dinner at your hotel on us! Free dinners are available in Vancouver, Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise or Calgary.

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Offer is available for new 2015 bookings made by September 11, 2015 for travel during the 2015 season. Not applicable to 2-day rail-only bookings or group tour bookings. Not available with any other offer on Rocky Mountaineer. Qualifying packages may be purchased in either class of service. Free dinner must be taken at the accommodation where guests are residing. Offer does not apply to hotel nights in Kamloops, Quesnel, Seattle, Whistler, Victoria, Toronto, Montreal or Halifax. Gratuities and taxes included. Alcoholic beverages might be purchased at additional costs directly at the hotel restaurant. Offer available on select dates only.

Save up to $760 on Fall Rail Tours

Book now and save on 2015 autumn rail tours in Europe.

Save up to $760 per person on the September 17, 2015 departure of European Interlude.

Save up to $400 per person on the September 12, 2015 departure of Secrets of Switzerland.

Offer valid on new bookings only. Savings is available on advertised departure date only. Offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Book Early & Get More

Book any USA or Canada rail vacation or rail-cruise package of $1,000 or more per person from the Vacations By Rail 2016 brochure, and select one of the following complimentary travel add-ons to include with your package:

  • FREE pre- or post-night hotel stay
  • FREE coach class connecting rail

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Valid on new 2016 bookings made by October 30, 2015. Maximum bonus offer is $200 per couple. Complimentary hotel night in Canada must be in the same class of service as vacation package. May be combined with other qualifying offers. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer is not available for group travel bookings. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Exclusive Offer! Up to $500 per person Air or Hotel Credit on Ireland Luxury Rail Departure

Book the September 26, 2015 departure of The Emerald Isle Express and receive up to $500 per person in travel credits to be used towards airfare or pre- and post-night hotel stays.

Only seven spots remain! Book today to take advantage of this special offer and secure your place on this exclusive tour across Ireland!

Offer is valid for new bookings made by August 31. Pre- and post-night hotel stays are at The Shelbourne Hotel and are arranged by Vacations By Rail. Travelers wishing to use the $500 per person credit for airfare will see their credit reflected as a savings at time of booking. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions apply.

Save up to $400 Per Person on Canada Rail Vacations

With the strength of the U.S. Dollar, there has never been a better time to visit Canada. Book a qualifying Canada rail vacation* and save up to $400 per person. 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 on new qualifying 2015/16 Canada rail vacation bookings made by October 30, 2015. Must be paid in-full at time of booking to lock in savings. *Excludes Canadian Rockies & the Calgary Stampede and Fall Colors of New England, Quebec and Montreal. Offer is combinable with other qualifying promotions. Not valid on group travel bookings. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Royal Scotsman Discount - 50% Off Companion Rate

Book a 2015 departure aboard the Royal Scotsman and your companion will receive a 50% reduction on their fare. Qualifying vacations include:

Offer is valid for new 2015 bookings only booked by September 30, 2015. Subject to availability. Offer may not be combined with other promotional offers aboard the Royal Scotsman. Additional terms and conditions may apply. TC50.

Royal Scotsman Early Booking Offer for Spring 2016 Travel

Book an April or May 2016 departure onboard the Royal Scotsman and your companion will receive a 25% savings on their fare. Qualifying vacations include:

Offer is valid for new 2016 bookings for travel in April or May only booked by September 30, 2015. Subject to availability. Offer may not be combined with other promotional offers aboard the Royal Scotsman. Additional terms and conditions may apply. TCF2.

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 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.

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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