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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

Rovos Rail - Namibia Safari - Pretoria - Swakopmund 9 days from $4911

Each year this nine-day 3,400-kilometer journey takes travelers from the savannahs of the Highveld to the Atlantic Ocean in the west by luxury rail.

Departs from April 2016 to December 2017.

Royal Canadian Rockies Experience 7 days from $TBC

Explore Canada's West in the comfort of the World's Finest Luxury Train.

Departs from July 2016 to August 2016.

Samurai Discovery 9 days from $3475

Shinto gods and stunning landscapes meet futuristic cities and virtual worlds, on a family-focused journey of discovery that roams from the bustling streets of Tokyo to the serene temples of Kyoto.

Departs from September 2015 to October 2016.

Scenic Europe 15 days from $4125

Be captivated by Europe's fascinating culture! From London's cobblestone streets and the romantic Rhine Valley to ancient Rome and glittering Paris, your journey is simply magical.

Departs from July 2015 to December 2016.

Seattle / San Francisco Express 10 days from $2695

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 2015 to October 2015.

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 October 2015 to December 2017.

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 2016.

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 2015 to December 2016.

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 2016.

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 2016.


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