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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

Receive a $400 per couple Air Credit on Select Air-Inclusive Vacations

Receive a $400 per couple air credit on select air-inclusive European rail vacations. Qualifying vacations include:

*Book a qualifying air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive a $200 per person air credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied by May 5, 2015 for travel in 2015. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offer not valid with any other. Applies to new 2015 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. 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 price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.

South of France & Provence Rail-Cruise Specials

Book the October 1, 2015 departure of South of France & Provence River Cruise and add one of the following limited time special offers of your choosing!

  • 2 for 1 Airfare: Buy one airfare, and you and your travel companion get one free!
  • Single Supplement Waived for Solo Travelers: Solo travelers pay the twin per person rate – a savings of up to $2,534.
Special offer is valid for new 2015 bookings made by April 15, 2015. 2 for 1 airfare savings offer valid on new reservations based on twin accommodations; offer available on all stateroom categories. Solo traveler savings offer valid on new 2015 reservations made by April 15, 2015. Solo traveler reservations at the twin per person rate valid on cruise-only price – single supplement waived; valid on all stateroom categories except suites. Limited space available. Valid on first come, first served basis. Staterooms based on availability.

Save up to $7056 on France Rail-River Cruises

Book a qualifying 2015 departure of the luxury South of France rail-river cruise vacation, and save up to $7056 per couple. Discover charming towns, hilltop villages, lavender fields and Romanesque architecture as you travel from Paris to Nice on this 14-day vacation. Qualifying departures: May 2, May 9, and May 23.

Does not include port and sundry charges of $420 per person. Itinerary and departures subject to change. All prices are in USD and based on per passenger twin share. Vacation must be paid in-full at time of booking to take advantage of special savings. Offer valid for new bookings only.

Save 10% on Locally-Hosted European Rail Vacations

Book a qualifying 2015 European rail vacation and save 10% on the package price. Qualifying vacations include:

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Book qualifying vacations to receive a 10% discount on the land-only portion of the core package not including extra night accommodations, extensions, hotel upgrades, intra-vacation air, transfers, taxes/fees, tips or supplements. Valid for new bookings only. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied by March 31, 2015 for travel commencing by December 31, 2015. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2015 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. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.

Save $2500 per couple on Summer 2015 Rail-Cruise Vacations

Book any cabin category for any June through August 2015 Jewels of Europe or Rhine and Moselle luxury rail-river cruise and save up to $2500 per couple!

Offer valid for new 2015 bookings only. Offer has limited availability and can be withdrawn at any time. Terms and conditions 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.

Extended! Free Hotel Room Upgrade on New Vietnam Rail Vacations

Explore Vietnam by train! Vacations By Rail is pleased to offer 3 new rail vacations in Vietnam. For a limited time, book a 2015 vacation and receive a free hotel room upgrade in your arrival city!

Qualifying vacations include:

Valid for new 2015 bookings made by April 17, 2015 for travel in 2015. Itineraries may be traveled in reverse. Ask a rail specialist for details. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Save 5% on Summer Rail Vacations

Save 5% per person on 2015 summer departures of the following popular global rail tours:

Valid on select summer departures for new 2015 bookings only. Booking must be made and paid in full by April 30, 2015 to take advantage of this special offer. Subject to availability. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Save $200 per Couple on Global Train Tours

Book a 2015 departure of the following train tours to popular destinations around the world, and save $200 per couple!

Offer is valid on new bookings made by April 30, 2015 for travel between March 2015 and April 30, 2016. Offer can expire earlier due to space or inventory availability. Space is on a first come, first served basis. Offer is not applicable for group or existing bookings. Offer is valid for single travelers at half the per couple rate. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions 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
  • 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.

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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.

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