See the World by Train and Save
Rail through the Canadian Rockies
The Canadian Rockies are home to stunning national parks and charming alpine towns and are hands down one of Canada’s most popular vacation destinations. And getting there is half the fun! Don’t miss out on a single sight as you embark on an all-daylight rail journey onboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer into the heart of the Canadian Rockies. A Canadian Rockies rail vacation includes not only one of the greatest rail journeys but stays in world-class destinations like Jasper National Park, Banff National Park, Lake Louise, and Calgary.
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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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Save 20% on Grand Tour of South America
South America is home to some of the world’s most exciting cities and sublime landscapes. Book your 16-day Grand Tour of South America vacation to the best of Brazil, Argentina and Peru, and save 20% per person on 2015 departures.Save 20% per person on the on the land-only portion of the core package. Does not include discount on extra hotel nights, hotel upgrades, intra-vacation air, transfers, taxes/fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied by June 30, 2015 for travel commencing by December 31, 2015. Applies to new 2015 bookings only; offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.
Save $200 on London, York & Edinburgh Rail Vacation
Save $200 per person when you book a 2015 departure of London, York & Edinburgh with Stonehenge & Bath. Receive an additional $100 per person air credit when booked as air-inclusiveOffer applies to new 2015 bookings only. $200 per person savings is applied to the land-only price. Bookings must be made, under deposit and discount applied by June 30, 2015 for travel in 2015. Offer reliant on space availability. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. $100 per person air credit may be added land package savings for this tour. A $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land package. Once airfare is confirmed air and land deposits are received, air-inclusive price is guaranteed. Changes to air tickets is subject to airline-imposed change and cancellation fees. Total air price includes government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking.
Save up to $399 on Contrasts of Italy
Save up to $399 per person on the September 6 and September 27 departures of Contrasts of Italy.Valid for new 2015 bookings made by June 19, 2015. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.
Save $300 per person on A Week in London & Paris
Spend A Week in London & Paris this summer, and save $300 per person! Book by June 30, 2015, to take advantage of this special offer!Offer valid on new 2015 bookings. Bookings must be made, under deposit and discount applied by June 30, 2015 for travel through August 31, 2015. Offer is based on availability. Offer may be combined with other qualifying offers. Full cancellation penalties apply. Additional restrictions may apply. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.
Save more than $470 on Canadian Rockies Winter Wonderland
Book 2015/16 departures of Canadian Rockies Winter Wonderland by August 31, and save more than $470 per person!Savings is available for new 2015/16. Vacation must be booked and paid in full by August 31, 2015. Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
Save $150 on Wonderful France
Save $150 per person on fall and winter departures of Wonderful France. Book by August 31 to take advantage of this special offer.Savings is available for new 2015/16. Vacation must be booked and paid in full by August 31, 2015. Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may 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.
- 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
- 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
Spring Bonus Extended! Free Additional Hotel Night
Receive a free additional hotel night in Seattle, Vancouver, or Calgary when you book a qualifying Rocky Mountaineer package of 4 nights or more in SilverLeaf, GoldLeaf, or GoldLeaf Deluxe Service. Plus, receive your choice of a city tour or an airport transfer when you select a qualifying vacation of 7 nights or more.
2015 Rail-Cruise Sale
Book a qualifying rail-cruise departure and receive the following special offers valued up to $1000!
Ocean-view and above receive:
- Up to $400 shore excursion credit
- Free Dine Around package
- Free or reduced cruise fares for 3rd/4th guests
- 50% reduced deposits
Book a suite and you will also receive:
- Double shore excursion credit
- 100 minutes of free internet
- Beverage card
Select from the following vacations
Alaska by Land & Sea featuring 3 nights in Denali
Canada’s Rockies & Alaska Cruise
Coast Starlight with Alaska Cruise
Empire Builder with Glacier National Park & Alaska Cruise
Empire Builder with Alaska Cruise via Glacier Bay
Greek & Turkish Treasures
Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska by Sea
Trans Canada by Rail & Alaska by Sea
Yosemite & Denali National Parks with Cruise
Fly Free to Europe
Book a standard suite on select 2016 Scenic Cruises sailings by August 31, 2015, and fly free to Europe – a savings of $3,720 per couple!Offer is available on select departures. Airline/airport taxes up to $830 per person are included. Savings of up to $3,720 per couple is based on an airfare of $1,880 per person including taxes when booking select departures in July.
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.