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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

Vienna, Salzburg & Munich 11 days from $1865

See the best of Austria and Bavaria in one great vacation.

Departs from May 2014 to February 2016.

Western Circle Explorer from Vancouver 8 days from $TBD

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 September 2014 to December 2015.

Western Explorer & Coastal Passage - Seattle to Calgary 10 days from $4640

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 2015 to September 2015.

Western Explorer - Vancouver to Calgary 8 days from $2676

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

Departs from May 2015 to October 2015.

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.

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 Eastern Canada 8 days from $1984

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

Departs from December 2014 to March 2015.

Winter in the Rockies 8 days from $1742

Let VIA Rail's deluxe Snow Train from Vancouver to Jasper pamper you with comfortable sleeping accommodations, delicious meals, and stunning views from the dome cars.

Departs from November 2014 to April 2015.

Winter in Western Canada 9 days from $1891

Discover winter in western Canada on this 9-day rail vacation to Vancouver, Jasper and Edmonton.

Departs from November 2014 to April 2015.

Yosemite & Denali National Parks with Cruise 18 days from $4145

Experience the beauty of the Pacific Coast on this 18-day rail-cruise journey that takes you to two of the world's most majestic National Parks.

Departs from August 2014 to August 2015.


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