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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 $1000 per couple on New 2015 Rail Cruise Vacations

Book a qualifying 2015 departure on select rail cruise vacations aboard the M.S. Saint Laurent by November 26, 2014, and save $1000 per couple. Qualifying vacations and departures include:

Offer expires November 26, 2014. $1000 per couple ($500 per person) savings is valid on new 2015 bookings only. Offer not valid on Group bookings or existing reservations. Offer is based on availability and while inventory lasts. Promotion may be combined with AARP member benefit. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

2015 Early Booking Bonus Extended! 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 November 26, 2014 to take advantage of this special bonus offer on 2015 train vacations!

Special offer is valid on new 2015 bookings made by November 26, 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.

Add Free Hotels, Sightseeing and More to 2015 Rocky Mountaineer Vacations

Enjoy up to $1,200 per couple in added value on qualifying 2015 Rocky Mountaineer vacations of 4 nights or more. Added value credit can be used towards:

  • Additional hotel nights in any destination in your package
  • Additional activities and tours
  • Whistler Sea to Sky Climb
  • Meals
  • Transfers
  • And more!

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Offer valid on new 2015 bookings made by November 21, 2014. Offer is applicable to Rocky Mountaineer vacations of 4 or more nights from the Rocky Mountaineer brochure (VBR retail product). Deposit is required at time of booking and full payment of the balance is due by January 16, 205. Maximum offer value of $600 CAD per adult bonus credit ($1200 per couple) is with qualifying holidays of 7+ nights in GoldLeaf or GoldLeaf Deluxe Service. Bonus credit amount varies by package class of service and duration of holiday. Travel must occur between travel season from April to October 2015. Credited option must be selected at time of booking. An amendment fee of $50 CAD/booking will be charged for changes to the use of the credit after the booking has been confirmed. Credits can only be used toward the purchase of additional services as listed; they may not be used to upgrade rail service or accommodation and cannot be used against the core package price. 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. Credit cannot be deferred to a later trip. Offer is not applicable to child prices, 2-day rail only bookings, or Group bookings. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice.

Save 50% per Stateroom on Select River Cruises

Save 50% per stateroom on the following rail-river cruise vacations:

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.

Save up to $1,676 per couple on select Summer 2015 European Train Vacations

Save up to $1,676 per couple on select summer 2015 European train vacations with a 10% Early Payment Discount. Qualifying vacations include:

Offer is valid on new bookings made by December 18, 2014 for travel in summer 2015. Offer is not valid on group or existing bookings. 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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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.


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.