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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

5 Cabins Left! Up to $800 off Eastern Canada Rail-Cruise Vacation

Exclusively for AARP members! For a limited time only, save up to $800 per person plus your AARP member benefit on Eastern Canada rail-cruise vacations!

Travel from the historic city of Boston to Canada’s Cultural Capital of Montreal aboard Holland America’s ms Maasdam, with ports of call in Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sydney, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; and Quebec City. Upon arrival in Montreal, travel aboard VIA Rail to Canada’s capital, Ottawa, and the great city of Toronto, where your New England and Eastern Canada vacation concludes.

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Savings are based on cabin category and are available as follows:
$500 per person off Verandah
$600 per person off Outside Cabin
$800 per person off Inside Cabin

Special savings are available on the following 2014 departures:
September 12
September 26
October 10

Book by June 21 to take advantage of this special offer! And be sure to add you member benefit to save even more off the package price!

Special offer is available for new bookings only and based on availability.

Free St. Petersburg Pre-Tour Package on Summer Trans-Siberian Express Vacations

Exclusive to AARP members! Receive a FREE St. Petersburg pre-tour land package in conjunction with select July and August 2014 Trans-Siberian Express departures. Plus, save $775 per person by adding your AARP member benefit to this booking!

The Trans-Siberian Railway is heralded as one of the greatest train journeys, traveling from Moscow into Mongolia and concluding in the port city of Vladivostok. All told, this leisurely 2-week luxury rail journey takes travelers through 8 time zones, traveling one-third of the way around the world.

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For a limited time, you can begin this epic journey with a FREE 3-day St. Petersburg city stay including:

  • 2 nights at the Astoria Hotel
  • Private guided city tour including a visit to St. Peter + Paul Fortress
  • Guided excursion to the Hermitage Museum
  • Transfers by private car
  • Saspan day train to Moscow (first-class seat)

Complimentary St. Petersburg pre-tour package are available on the following 2014 departures:
July 1
July 27
August 24

Special offer is available for new bookings only and based on availability.

Save $200 per person on the following Europe train vacations!

Book by June 30, 2014 to take advantage of this special offer.

Offer is valid for new bookings made by June 30, 2014 for travel between June 1, 2014 – April 30, 2015. Offer is based on availability and is not valid on group or existing bookings.

Save up to 50% on Pacific Northwest River Cruises

Book a June 2014 sailing aboard the new American Empress, traveling between Portland, OR and Clarkston, WA, and take advantage of big savings! Qualifying rail-river cruise vacations include.

Offer expires June 20, 2014 or while availability lasts.

Valid on new bookings only. Full payment is required at time of booking to take advantage of this special offer. Offer is based on cabin availability and only while inventory lasts. Savings is on regular cruise fare only, regardless of cabin category, and is only valid on select sailings. Offer is not valid on group bookings or existing reservations. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Extended! Spring Bonus on Select Rocky Mountaineer Vacations

Book a qualifying Rocky Mountaineer vacation of 6 or more nights in GoldLeaf Deluxe, GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service and receive a free additional hotel night in Vancouver -- OR, if your package includes the new Coastal Passage route between Seattle and Vancouver, receive a free additional hotel night in Seattle plus breakfast and dinner at the hotel.

Qualifying vacations include:

Book by June 27, 2014 to take advantage of this special offer.

Terms and conditions apply. Add your Everyday Member Benefit for additional savings!

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To take advantage of this special offer, speak with a rail specialist at 1-888-323-4200.

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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Traveling with Vacations By Rail means traveling aboard some of the world’s most renowned trains.

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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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