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Special Offers

Save up to $150 on National Park Rail Vacations

Save up to $150 per couple* on select independent, escorted and locally-hosted rail vacations to America’s national parks. Book by February 29, 2016 to take advantage of this limited time offer.

*Savings of $100 per couple ($50 per person) is available for qualifying independent and locally-hosted vacations; savings of $150 per couple ($75 per person) is available for qualifying escorted rail tours. Offer is available for new bookings made by February 29, 2016 for travel in 2016. Savings is off the base fare only. Offer is non-transferable and has no cash value. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Offer many be withdrawn at any time.

Canada Exchange Rate Savings

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

  • Save up to $447 per person on 2016 Canada rail vacations
  • Save up to $205 per person on 2016 Canada rail-cruise vacations

*Valid for new bookings made by February 29, 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 Offer may be withdrawn at any time.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 Pre or Post Night Hotel Stay on 2016 Emerald Isle Express Departure

Exclusive limited time offer!

Book the September 24, 2016 departure of The Emerald Isle Express and receive your choice of a pre-night hotel stay at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin or a post-night hotel stay at the Shelbourne Hotel Dublin.

Book today to take advantage of this special offer and secure your place on this exclusive tour across Ireland.

Offer is for new bookings made by February 29, 2016 for travel in September 2016. Offer is subject to availability. Offer is non-transferable and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Save up to $1120 PLUS $500 Air Credit

Save up to $1,120 per couple on select 2016 European rail tours PLUS get a $500 per couple air credit. Qualifying vacations include:

Book by February 25, 2016 to take advantage of this special offer.

7.5% discount is available for new bookings of qualifying 2016 vacations paid in-full by February 25, 2016. $500 per couple air credit is available for air-inclusive packages booked with deposit by February 25, 2016 with flights on American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair. Valid on any class of service. (16AIREB250) Offers may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other conditions may apply.

Stay & Play in the Canadian Rockies

Enjoy up to $600 per couple in added value credit with qualifying Rocky Mountaineer vacations of 7 nights or more and up to $400 per couple in added value credit with qualifying packages of 4 to 6 nights.

Credits can be used toward:

  • Extra hotel nights in Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria or Calgary
  • Additional activities and tours
  • Meal plans and meals
  • Transfers
  • And more!

Offer is available for new bookings made by March 4, 2016 for travel between April and October 2016 on selected dates. This offer is applicable to qualifying Rocky Mountaineer packages of four or more nights on selected dates. Deposits are required at time of booking, Maximum offer value of $300 per adult bonus credit ($600 bonus per couple) is with qualifying vacations of seven nights or more in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service. Bonus amount varies by duration of vacation package; packages of 4-6 nights may qualify for $200 per adult bonus ($400 bonus per couple). Qualifying vacations can be purchased in any class of train travel or grade of accommodations. Credit must be requested at time of booking and can only be added to your Rocky Mountaineer vacation. An amendment fee of $50 CAD per booking will be charged for changes to the use of credit after booking has been confirmed. U.S. guests will be charged the equivalent amount in USD at time of amendment. Credits can only be used toward the purchase of additional service; credit cannot 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. U.S. guests must pay in USD. Credit cannot be deferred to a later trip. Offer is not applicable to child prices, 2-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 may apply.

Save 10% on Global Rail Vacations

Save 5% per person when you book any of the following rail vacations in North America, Europe and Beyond by April 26.

Book and deposit a qualifying 2016 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, under deposit and discount applied by April 26, 2016 for travel in 2016. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2016 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn at any time.

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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  • Well-planned itineraries combine hotel accommodations, regional sightseeing, transfers and more with an outstanding rail experience aboard legendary trains around the globe
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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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