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Discover the Canadian Rockies By Rail
Travel into the heart of the Canadian Rockies, where classic rail adventures meet the lakes and mountains, with one of Vacations By Rail’s Canadian Rockies rail adventures. The Canadian Rockies is home to 5 national parks, charming alpine towns and an endless array of activities. Whether you opt for an all-daylight rail journey or an adventure aboard Canada’s premier overnight train, each vacation showcases the best of Alberta. Choose your Canadian Rockies rail adventure →
2014 Special Offers
Save up to $140 on New England Fall Foliage Express Tour
Fall foliage in New England is a legendary occurrence. Be part of the action this fall! Limited space is available on select departures of the New England Fall Foliage Express tour. Book now and save $25 per member PLUS your 5% member benefit savings. That’s a total of $140 in travel savings per member!*
Departs September 26, September 27, & October 4, 2014 . Book by August 18, 2014, to take advantage of this special offer!*Savings is based on $25 per person discount plus Vacations By Rail’s AARP member benefit of 5% savings on the tour’s base price.
2015 Early Booking Bonus: Book Early & Get More
Book any 2015 USA or Canada rail vacation or rail-cruise package of $1000 or more per person from the Vacations By Rail 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
Book by October 31, 2014 to take advantage of this special bonus offer on 2015 train vacations!Special offer is valid on new 2015 bookings made by October 31, 2014. Maximum bonus offer value is $175 per couple. Complimentary hotel night in Canada must be in the same class of service as vacation package. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Terms and conditions may apply.
Celebrate Rocky Mountaineer’s 25th Anniversary with Hotel Upgrades, Free Meals and More
Book a qualifying 2015 Rocky Mountaineer package of 7 nights or more in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service by August 31, 2014, and receive up to $2,500 per couple in added value. Enhance your vacation with your choice of these exciting options:
Book by August 31, 2014 to take advantage of this special offer.
Offer valid on new 2015 bookings of 7 nights or more in GoldLeaf or Silver Leaf Service made by August 31, 2014. Deposits are required at time of booking and full payment is due by January 16, 2015. Maximum added value offer of $2500 per couple is with a qualifying Coastal Passage or Circle Journey package of 7 nights or more in GoldLeaf Service. Promotional offer varies by class of service, package selected, and date of travel. Offer is not applicable to 2-day rail-only bookings or Group Tour bookings. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer is capacity controlled, is not available on select dates, and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Additional conditions may apply.
Book Early & Save up to $800 per Stateroom
Save up to $800 per stateroom ($400 per person) on the December 3 departure of Memphis-New Orleans Rail-River Journey. Book by October 31 to take advantage of this special offer.
Offer expires October 31, 2014, and is valid on new bookings only. Full payment is required at time of booking to redeem offer. This offer is based on cabin availability and only while inventory lasts. Promotional fares are capacity controlled and may vary by sailing. Not valid on group bookings or existing reservations and cannot be combined with other rail-cruise offers, promotions or discounts. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
Save 50% per Stateroom on Select River Cruises
Save 50% per stateroom on the following rail-river cruise vacations:
- New Year’s and the Antebellum South River Cruise ~ December 26, 2014 departure
- Pacific Northwest & the Columbia River ~ October 2, October 16, and October 29, 2014 departure
- Coast Starlight & the Columbia River ~ October 3, October 17, and October 31, 2014 departure
Offer expires December 23, 2014, and is valid on new bookings only. Full payment is required at time of booking to redeem offer. This offer is based on cabin availability and only while inventory lasts. Promotional fares are capacity controlled and may vary by sailing. Not valid on group bookings or existing reservations and cannot be combined with other rail-cruise offers, promotions or discounts. 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
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
Traveling with Vacations By Rail means traveling aboard some of the world’s most renowned trains.
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.
AARP and its affiliates do not provide retail goods or services or discounts on such goods or services. All goods or services and discounts offered via Vacations By Rail are provided by Vacations By Rail as well as third-party suppliers. AARP and its affiliates do not endorse and are not responsible for the goods or services and discounts made available on this site. Offers are subject to change and may have restrictions. Please contact Vacations By Rail directly for full details. Vacations By Rail pays a royalty fee to AARP for the use of AARP's intellectual property. These fees are used for the general purposes of AARP.