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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

Bernina Express

Scenic Switzerland by Train 10 days from $2329

This is truly a different way to discover Switzerland.

Departs from May 2014 to October 2014.

Canyonlands

Scenic Trains and Canyons of the West 8 days from $1899

Journey to the heart of the American West! Ride the rails and explore the country's most breathtaking National Parks!

Departs from June 2014 to September 2014.

Alcatraz Prison

Seattle / San Francisco Express 10 days from $2595

Set your own pace on this exciting rail tour to two of the Pacific Coast's most exciting cities, Seattle and San Francisco! Beginning in Chicago, board Amtrak's Empire Builder for the 2,206-mile journey to the Emerald City, Seattle.

Departs from October 2014 to October 2014.

Elvis Statue

Sights & Sounds of Chicago, Memphis & New Orleans 7 days from $1103

Chicago, Memphis, and New Orleans are each steeped in deep music history, each playing important roles in the jazz, blues, and rock 'n roll scenes.

Departs from January 2014 to December 2014.

Michigan Avenue in Chicago

Snow Train - Chicago to Seattle 5 days from $699

Travel the pioneer trails northwest to Seattle on this 5-day winter escape to Seattle.

Departs from November 2014 to March 2015.

Adler Planetarium in Chicago

Snow Zephyr - Chicago to San Francisco 5 days from $665

See the best of the American West this winter as you travel from Chicago's winter wonderland to the shores of San Francisco.

Departs from November 2014 to March 2015.

MS Amadeus Symphony

South of France and Provence River Cruise 11 days from $2999

Travel along the Rhône and Saône Rivers on a 7-night river cruise through southern France, ending your trip with a high-speed rail journey to Paris for a two-night stay.

Departs from October 2014 to October 2014.

Magnolia Plantation

Southern Heritage 10 days from $1849

Trace history's trail on the rails of the American Southeast by reacquainting yourself with America's roots on a southern rail journey.

Departs from November 2013 to December 2013.

Atlanta's Skyline

Southern Highlights 8 days from $1101

Experience southern hospitality on this rail journey to three distinct southern cities.

Departs from March 2014 to December 2014.

Grand Canyon Railway

Southwest Chief with the Grand Canyon - Chicago to Los Angeles 6 days from $955

Ride the rails west to the American frontier and experience the magnificent Grand Canyon up close and personal.

Departs from March 2014 to October 2015.