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Rail through the Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are home to stunning national parks and charming mountain towns, and are hands-down one of Canada’s most popular vacation destinations. Discover hidden waterfalls, deep canyons, massive glaciers and placid lakes. Don’t miss out on a single sight from your perch in a comfortable dome car onboard Rocky Mountaineer, traveling into the heart of the Canadian Rockies on an acclaimed rail adventure. With a favorable exchange rate and unmatched travel deals, there has never been a better time for a rail vacation in Canada.


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

Save More than $150 Per Member on Best of Switzwerland by Rail

Save more than $150 per member on the new Best of Switzerland by Rail escorted rail tour.* 2017 preview savings is available through July 29.

Offer is valid for new bookings made by July 29, 2016 for travel in 2017. Savings must be used on 2017 departures of Best of Switzerland by Rail only and are non-transferable. *Savings amount is inclusive of AARP member benefit savings. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Rocky Mountaineer Early Booking Offer

Book a qualifying 2017 Rocky Mountaineer rail vacation of 8 or more days and receive up to $800 per couple in added value credit to be used toward:

  • Adding other Rocky Mountaineer routes
  • Coastal Passage packages of 9 days or longer
  • Extra accommodation nights in Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria or Calgary
  • Additional activities and tours
  • Meals plans and meals
  • Transfers
  • Extension days on a car rental on Rail/Drive packages
  • Adding a car rental to a qualifying package
  • Offsetting the cost of single pricing
  • And more!
Offer valid on new 2017 bookings made in USA between June 26, 2016 and August 26, 2016. This offer is applicable to 2017 Rocky Mountaineer packages of eight or more days on select dates only. Travel during the 2017 Rocky Mountaineer summer season between April and October 2017 on select dates. Deposits are required at the time of booking and full payment of the balance must be made by January 13, 2017. Offer value of $400 USD per adult bonus credit ($800 bonus per couple) is with qualifying packages of eight days 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 $40 USD per booking will be charged for changes to the use of the credit after the booking has been confirmed. 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. Offer value is expressed in USD as of April 1, 2016 a guideline only and may vary at the time of booking based on changes in exchange rate with the CAD. US guests must pay in USD. Credit cannot be deferred to a later trip. Offer is not applicable to child prices, 2 or 3-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.

Free Hotel Offer

Book a qualifying 2016 Rocky Mountaineer rail vacation of four or more nights by July 29, and extend your stay with a FREE additional hotel night in Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria or Calgary.

Offer is available for new bookings made by July 29, 2016 for travel on selected dates between June and October 2016. Applicable to qualifying rail vacations of 4 or more nights. Free hotel will match the accommodation grade of the vacation package. Free Vancouver, Victoria or Calgary accommodations can only be added to a Rocky Mountaineer package starting or ending in Vancouver or Calgary. Free Seattle hotel night can only be added to a Rocky Mountaineer package including Coastal Passage. not available for Group Tour bookings. Not applicable to child prices, or 2- or 3-day rail only bookings. Deposits required at time of booking. Offer is subject to availability, has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer is capacity-controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Additional conditions may apply.

Save 10% on New England’s Fall Foliage Express

Exclusive savings for AARP members! Save 10% per member on October 1 and October 8, 2016 departures of New England's Fall Foliage Express. Hurry! Offer ends July 8.

Offer is valid for new 2016 bookings made by July 8, 2016 for travel on October 1 and October 8, 2016 departures only. Offer has no cash value, is non-transferable and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Save 10% on Locally Hosted European Rail Vacation

Save 10% on 2016 departures of Rome, Paris & London. Hurry! Offer ends on June 30.

*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 June 1-30, 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. DSCFY

Save $300 on Grand France Rail-Cruise Vacation

Book the October 6, 2017 departure of the new Grand France - Northbound rail-cruise vacation and save $300 per couple. 

Offer is valid on new bookings of Grand France - Northbound made by July 29, 2016 for travel in 2017. Savings of $150 per person/$300 per couple will be applied at time of booking. Offer may be combined with other qualifying offers. Offer is non-transferable and is subject to availability. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Save up to $120 on USA Rail Vacations

Save up to $120 per person on 2016 departures of the following vacations:

Offer is valid for new bookings made by June 30 for travel in 2016. Offer is non-transferable and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

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 June 30, 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.

Save up to $1,000 on Rail-Cruise Vacations PLUS Free Value-Added Options

Book a qualifying 2016 rail-cruise vacation and save up to $1000 per stateroom PLUS receive these exceptional bonuses:

  • FREE $100 Beverage Card
  • FREE gratuities*
  • FREE or reduced fares for Friends & Kids*

Plus, book a Suite and receive 200 Free Internet Minutes and up to $500 Free Onboard Spending Money.

Qualifying vacations and departure dates include:

Fares and offers are based on Promo(s) RF/RG/PJ. Offers are per person, based on double occupancy, for 1st and 2nd guests sharing a stateroom and exclude 3rd/4th guests, except as provided herein. Offers are available for new bookings only, are not combinable with Flash promotions, are capacity controlled, and may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Offers are applicable on select 2016 departures. * Save up to $1000/stateroom applies to cruise fares and varies by stateroom and sailing. Free Gratuities: Gratuities of $13.50/guest per day for Suites and $12.50/guest per day for all other cabin categories will be pre-paid. Free gratuities do not include gratuities for dining room, bar, wine accounts or spa/salon services. Free or Reduced Fares for Friends & Kids are based on sharing a stateroom with with 1st and 2nd guests. Offers have limited space, and may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply. Offers ends July 1, 2016.

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:

  • German Highlights
  • Great Canadian Rail Journey
  • Great Resorts of the Canadian Rockies with the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium with Paris
  • Legacy of the Incas
  • Spectacular Alaska
  • Spirit of the Rockies
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.


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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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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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