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Independent Tours

Embark on an independent tour by train and get set for adventure! Set your own pace as you follow a well-crafted itinerary to popular destinations throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Blaze a trail of discovery on heritage and history tours. Uncover North America’s natural wonders with national parks vacations.  Revel in the romance of Europe’s capital cities.

Each independent rail tour features travel along legendary train routes, comprehensive sightseeing and ample time at leisure. Choose from an extensive selection of regional tours, cross-country rail vacations, rail-drive getaways, and rail-cruise packages.

 Independent Tours

Independent Rail Travel

Train in Palm Trees

Venice & Paris 6 days from $3875

There is no finer way to travel between Venice and Paris than aboard the exquisite gold-and-navy carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Departs from October 2013 to November 2014.

Prague

Venice & Prague 7 days from $5105

Embark the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in Venice and travel throughout Italy, the Czech Republic and France.

Departs from June 2014 to June 2014.

Venice

Venice & Vienna 7 days from $5180

Combine Venice, one of the most elegant of European cities, with the glory of Vienna and the charm of Paris.

Departs from May 2014 to October 2014.

Portofino

Venice, Florence & Portofino 8 days from $10795

Step aboard the exquisite gold-and-navy carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and experience the ultimate in pampered indulgence.

Departs from October 2013 to October 2013.

Gondola in the Rockies

Western Circle Explorer from Vancouver 8 days from $2266

A grand circle through Canada's mountain West! Experience the pampering of VIA Rail's Sleeper Touring class aboard 'The Canadian' from Vancouver to Jasper.

Departs from May 2014 to October 2014.

Icefields Parkway

Western Explorer & Coastal Passage - Seattle to Calgary 10 days from $4538

This popular rail vacation from Vancouver to Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff just got better with the inclusion of the Coastal Passage from Seattle along the Pacific Coast to Vancouver.

Departs from May 2014 to September 2014.

Photographers

Western Explorer - Vancouver to Calgary 8 days from $2294

This is one of the most popular tours vacationers choose when planning their Rocky Mountain get-aways.

Departs from April 2014 to September 2014.

The Grand Canyon

Winter Escape to the Grand Canyon - Chicago Round-trip 6 days from $995

This winter, escape to the warmth of America's southwest and the beauty of one of the world's top natural attractions, the Grand Canyon.

Departs from November 2014 to March 2015.

Frozen Waterfalls in Maligne Canyon

Winter in Banff, Jasper & Whistler 9 days from $1656

Embark on a winter escape to three of the Canadian Rockies' spectacular resort towns—Banff, Jasper and Whistler—on this well-planned 9-day vacation.

Departs from January 2014 to April 2015.

Winter in Quebec

Winter in Eastern Canada 8 days from $1984

Experience winter in three unique destinations within Eastern Canada on this 9-day vacation.

Departs from December 2013 to April 2015.