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Train Vacation Type

The hallmark of any Vacations By Rail package is travel aboard the world’s iconic trains. And the destinations can be limitless! Whether you know where you want to go or you’re in the early stages of your vacation planning, browse by tours by vacation type to find the perfect package for you. 

See our full-collection of fall foliage tours or our extensive collection of National Park tours throughout North America. Perhaps you want the best of both of worlds on your next vacation with travel by train and ship. Search an assortment of vacations that include train and ocean cruises as well as train and river cruises. Or maybe you’re looking for suggestions based on a specific season or special event. 

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 Train Vacation Type

Train Vacation Types

New Years at the Grand Canyon 8 days from $2295

This is a truly special New Years holiday that features one of the most stunning places in all of North America to welcome the New Year, the magnificent Grand Canyon, in all of its pristine winter glory, without crowds and with brilliant sunlit days.

Departs from December 2015 to December 2015.

Northern Explorer - Vancouver to Calgary 9 days from $3569

This vacation package is a variation on one of the most popular routes in the Canadian Rockies, the Western Explorer.

Departs from June 2015 to October 2016.

Northern Rockies at Leisure - Calgary to Vancouver 11 days from $3722

Enjoy diverse landscapes on this northern adventure aboard two Rocky Mountaineer rail routes and stays in Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff.

Departs from May 2015 to September 2015.

Northwest Explorer 10 days from $3195

Discover the beauty of the Northwest as you embark on a rail-journey of a lifetime traveling along three scenic rail routes.

Departs from July 2016 to July 2017.

Nova Scotia/PEI 13 days from $3595

Discover the beauty of Atlantic Canada on this dual-country 13-day rail adventure.

Departs from August 2015 to August 2015.

Ohio and Mississippi River Cruise 10 days from $2525

Enjoy an idyllic journey along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers aboard the American Queen steamboat on a 10-day rail and river cruise adventure that combines cosmopolitan city stays and scenic rail travel with a leisurely river cruise to iconic Midwestern ports of call.

Departs from July 2015 to July 2017.

Pacific Coastal Odyssey 12 days from $3295

Discover America’s stunning Pacific Coast on this 12-day rail-cruise journey to San Diego, Catalina Island, San Francisco, Victoria, and Vancouver.

Departs from April 2016 to April 2016.

Pacific Northwest and the Columbia River Cruise 11 days from $3374

Travel the storied pioneer route from Chicago to Portland by train for a Pacific Northwest adventure that continues through Oregon and Washington, following the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress steamboat.

Departs from June 2015 to November 2016.

Pacific Northwest Rail Journey 8 days from $TBC

Canada's Pacific Northwest awaits you on this 8-day train tour that combines coastal cities, the Canadian Rockies, the lakes and prairies of central British Columbia, and two incredible trains.

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Paris & The Riviera 8 days from $1393

From sophisticated Paris to sun-drenched Nice, get to the heart of French culture on this week-long tour of two of the country's most beautiful cities.

Departs from May 2015 to December 2017.


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