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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

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 September 2014 to September 2014.

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.

Shongololo Express - The Good Hope Adventure 14 days from $3250

This 13-day rail adventure aboard the famed Shongololo Express traverses great stretches of southern Africa, incorporating virtually every internationally regarded must-see sight and highlight.

Departs from November 2014 to October 2015.

Shongololo Express - The Livingstone Tour 15 days from $5338

Follow in the footsteps of Dr Livingstone as you explore Africa aboard the Shongololo Express on this 15-day train tour.

Departs from August 2015 to August 2015.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Southern Heritage 7 days from $1999

Feel warm coastal breezes and indulge in a good dose of Southern hospitality on this relaxing 7-day escorted tour.

Departs from May 2015 to November 2015.

Southern Highlights 8 days from $1166

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

Departs from August 2014 to December 2015.


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