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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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Special Offers

Book Early & Get More

Book a qualifying USA or Canada rail vacation or rail-cruise package of $1,000 or more per person from the Vacations By Rail 2017 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 
Valid on new 2017 bookings made by October 31, 2016. Maximum bonus offer is $200 per couple. Complimentary hotel night in Canada will be in the same accommodation class as vacation package. May be combined with other qualifying offers. Offer is subject to availability, 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 Offer may be withdrawn at any time.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.

Winter Rail Vacation Early Booking Bonus

Book a qualifying winter rail vacation in the USA and Canada and receive a free pre- or post-night hotel stay. Select from:

Offer valid for new bookings made by October 31, 2016 for travel between October 21, 2016 and March 31, 2017. Hotel night is valued at $200/couple and is in the same accommodation class as vacation package. Offer has no cash value, is non-transferable and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Save 10% on 2017 Rail Tours

Save 10% on the following 2017 global rail tours:

Save 10% on new, land-only qualifying 2017 vacations booked by September 9 and paid in full by January 12, 2017. Savings vary by itinerary and are not valid on all departure dates. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Other conditions may apply.

Save 10% on A Week in London & Paris

Save 10% on 2016 departures of A Week in London & Paris. Book by August 31, 2016.

Receive a 10% discount on the land-only portion of the core package. Not including extra night accommodations, hotel upgrades, intra-vacation air, transfers, taxes/fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between August 1-31, 2016 for travel in 2016. Applies to new 2016 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn at any time.

Receive a $150 Air Credit

Book a qualifying 2017 air-inclusive European rail vacation by September 13, 2016, and receive a $150 air credit.

Book a qualifying air-inclusive Europe vacation of 6 nights or more with Delta/Air France/KLM/Alitalia/Virgin Atlantic in economy class from a US point of origin to receive the $150 per person Air Credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied by September 13, 2016 for travel between January 1 and May 31, 2017. Discount will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions may apply. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20. PRMY091

Canada Exchange Rate Savings

Book select 2016 Canada rail vacations and rail-cruise packages and lock in your Exchange Rate Savings.*

  • Save up to $445 per person on 2016 Canada rail vacations
  • Save up to $200 per person on 2016 Canada rail-cruise vacations
Valid for new bookings made by August 31, 2016 for travel in 2016 *Excludes Canadian Rockies & the Calgary Stampede and Fall Colors of New England, Quebec & Montreal. Offer is not valid for Group Travel. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Free Air Plus Save up to $1500 per couple on Select 2016 Europe River Cruises

Enjoy free flights and save up to $1500 per couple on the following European rail and river cruise departures:

Book a qualifying Europe rail and river cruise vacation to receive up to $1,500 off per person on the cruise/land price. Offers available on select dates of select cruises. Booking must be made, under deposit, and discount applied by August 30, 2016 for travel at select times in 2016. Avalon and Royal Suites excluded. Not applicable to custom tours. Offers reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. Free round-trip trans-Atlantic air available from LAX, EWR, JFK, IAD, BWI, BOS & ORD. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air will be based on the lowest available price in the air system. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit by August 30, 2016 for travel on select departures in 2016. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed airline fare and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional restrictions apply. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFD

FREE Flights with 2017 Europe Rail-River Cruise Vacations

Book qualifying 2017 Europe rail-river cruise vacations and receive free airfare from select cities. Qualifying vacations include:

Book select 2017 Europe rail and river cruise vacations and receive free round-trip trans-Atlantic air from LAX, EWR, JFK, IAD, BWI, DCA, BOS & ORD. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit by August 30, 2016. Promotion extends to all Europe river cruise departures between 3/29-6/30, 2017. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntary changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed airline fare and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to last travel date. Additional restrictions apply. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20 PRMYFC

Save 10% on 2017 Europe Rail & River Cruise Vacations

Save 10% per person on select 2017 rail-river cruise vacations in Europe including:

Book a 2017 Europe rail and river cruise vacation to receive 10% off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit, and discount applied by August 30, 2016 for travel commencing by December 31, 2017. Discount based on core vacation, including category upgrades and does not extend to additional nights, extensions, non-brochure date airport transfers, optional gratuities and any government-imposed taxes, fees and supplement. Not applicable to custom tours or groups. Offer reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Not combinable with any other offer. Applies to new 2017 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn at any time. DSCGJ

Single Supplement Waived on 2017 Rail & River Cruise Vacations

Single supplements are waived on 2017 departures of qualifying rail and river cruise vacations in Europe including:

Book a qualifying 2017 rail-river cruise vacation in order to waive the cabin single supplement fee. Only five promotional staterooms available each departure, Category E & D only. Booking must be made, under deposit, and discount applied by August 30, 2016 for travel in 2017. Applies to new 2017 bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Not combinable with any other rail-cruise offer. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

2017 Early Booking Bonus: Save 5% on 2017 Asia & South Pacific

Save 5% per person when you book a 2017 departure of the following rail vacations:

  • Discover Japan with Hiroshima
  • Great Adventure Down Under
Book and deposit a qualifying 2017 Asia or South Pacific vacation to save 5% 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 by May 2, 2017 for travel in 2017. Applies to new 2017 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. EBDA

2017 Early Booking Bonus: Save 10% on 2017 Global Rail Vacations

Save 10% per person when you book a 2017 departure of the following rail vacations:

Book and deposit a qualifying 2017 Europe, South or North America 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 by November 29, 2016 for travel in 2017. Applies to new 2017 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. EBD

The Gift of Rail Travel

A Vacations By Rail gift certificate gives memories that last a lifetime! Recipients can apply their gift certificate to any rail vacations offered by Vacations By Rail. To purchase a gift certificate, call  877-929-7245.


Book With Us

Vacations By Rail’s complete product line can be found online featuring detailed itineraries and package inclusions. For additional information about any of our hundreds of rail vacations or to book, call our dedicated AARP member travel desk at 1-888-323-4200. Please have your AARP member number available to provide to us.

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
  • Exclusive AARP members travel desk staffed by knowledgeable rail specialists
  • Customer care from the first point of contact through the conclusion of your vacation
  • Peace of mind with Vacations By Rail’s 24-hour customer service line for passengers in-travel

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Traveling with Vacations By Rail means traveling aboard some of the world’s most renowned trains.

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Terms and Conditions

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.

Disclaimer

AARP member benefits are provided by third parties, not by AARP or its affiliates. Providers pay a royalty fee to AARP for the use of its intellectual property. These fees are used for the general purposes of AARP. Some provider offers are subject to change and may have restrictions. Please contact the provider directly for details.

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