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Exclusive Everyday AARP Member Benefits

AARP members receive special benefits when traveling with Vacations By Rail:

  • Save 5% on rail tours and train vacations in the USA, Canada, Europe and beyond aboard some of the world’s most legendary trains like the Rocky Mountaineer traveling through the Canadian Rockies, Amtrak’s Empire Builder connecting Chicago, Glacier National Park, and Seattle along a storied pioneer route through the Northern Prairies, and Europe’s luxury trains like the Venice Simplon-Orient Express, the Royal Scotsman, and the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
  • Save 5% on select city-to-city regional and long-distance North American train tickets
  • No service fees on European rail passes and tickets
* Please see terms and conditions for additional details about these discounts.
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Special Offers

Save $50 Fall & Winter 2017 Vacations

Save $50 per couple on select fall and winter 2017 rail vacations. Qualifying packages include:

Mention promo code NAW17 at time of booking.

$50 per couple ($25 per person) savings is valid for new 2017 bookings made by September 30, 2017. Offer has no cash value, is non-transferable and is subject to availability. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply. NAW17

Save on Winter 2017/18 Rail Vacations

Save $100 per couple on the following winter rail vacations when booked by September 30, 2017. Mention Promo Code: WRV1718

Offer is valid for new bookings made by September 30, 2017. Offer is non-transferable and has no cash value. Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Sensational Swiss Rail Adventures

Save $100 per person on 2018 departures of the following Swiss rail vacations when booked by October 31, 2017. Mention promo code: SWISS

Best of Switzerland by Rail

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland-2018

Flavors of Switzerland

Offer is valid for new bookings made by October 31, 2017. Offer is non-transferable and has no cash value. Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Book Early & Get More

Book any USA or Canada rail vacation or rail-cruise package of $1000 or more per person from the Vacations By Rail 2018 brochure and select one of the following complimentary travel add-ons to include with your package:

  • FREE pre- or post-night hotel stay
  • FREE coach class connecting rail
Early booking offers are valid on new bookings made by October 31, 2017. Offer is not valid on Alaska Wilderness Tour, Alaska by Daylight, Yukon & Triple Denali and USA fall foliage tours. Maximum bonus offer value is $200 per couple. Should travel add-on exceed $200/couple, the difference is traveler's responsibility. *Complimentary hotel night in Canada will be in the same class of service as rail vacation. Offers are subject to availability and are non-transferable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

2018 Canada Savings

Book your 2018 experience now and save 10% on Contrasts of Canada. Offer ends January 11, 2018.

Offer is valid for new bookings made by January 11, 2018. Offer is non-transferable and has no cash value. Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Around the World Savings

Book a qualifying 2018 vacation to save 10% per person for travel in 2018 when booked by November 28, 2017.

German Highlights

Great Canadian Rail Journey

Great Resorts of the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer

Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium with Paris

Legacy of the Incas

Majestic Rockies with the Rocky Mountaineer

Normandy, Brittany & Chateaux Country with London

Spectacular Alaska

Spirit of the Rockies

Wonders of the Maritimes & Scenic Cape Breton with the Ocean

Scenic Switzerland by Train

*Book and deposit a qualifying 2018 vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit by November 28, 2017 for travel in 2018. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time.

Great Adventure Savings

Save 5% per person on Australia and Japan for travel in 2018 when booked by April 24, 2018.

Great Adventure Down Under

Discover Japan with Hiroshima

*Book and deposit a qualifying vacation to save 5% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees tips or supplements. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied by April 24, 2018 for travel in 2018. Offer reliant on space availability. Offer is valid for new bookings only. Offer is non-transferable and has no cash value. Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional restrictions may apply. EBDA

South America Early Booking Discount

Visit South America in 2018 and save 10% on  In the footsteps of the Incas when booked and paid in full by January 11, 2018

Offer is valid for new bookings made by January 11, 2018. Offer is non-transferable and has no cash value. Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Free Rail Upgrade

Receive a free one category rail upgrade com Coach Class to First Class on the Grand Canyon Railway when booked by September 30, 2017.

Offer is valid on:

2017 departures of Grand Canyon Rails to the Rim Chicago and Los Angeles

2017 departures of Southwest Chief with the Grand Canyon

2017/18 Winter Escape to the Grand Canyon Chicago or Los Angeles

Offer is valid for new bookings made by September 30, 2017. Offer is non-transferable and has no cash value. Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Peaks & Perks

Book now and receive up to $600 per couple in hotels, dining, sightseeing, entertainment and more on qualifying 2018 Rocky Mountaineer vacations. Offer ends October 27, 2017.

Book select vacations of 8+ days and receive $600 per couple in added value

Book select vacations of 5-7 days and receive $390 per couple in added value

Offer valid on new 2018 bookings made by October 27, 2017. This offer is applicable to qualifying 2018 Rocky Mountaineer packages of five or more days on select dates only. Deposits are required at the time of booking and full payment of the balance must be made by January 19, 2018. Maximum offer value of $300 USD per adult credit ($600 USD per couple) is with qualifying holidays of eight days or more in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service. Qualifying packages of five to seven days in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service will receive $195 USD per adult credit ($390 USD per couple). Applicable to single, double, triple or quad package prices. Qualifying packages can be purchased in any class of train travel or grade of accommodation. Credits can only be used towards the purchase of additional services; credit cannot be used to upgrade rail service or accommodation. Offer is not applicable to child prices, 2 or 3-day rail only bookings or Group Tour bookings. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Additional conditions apply.

Japan Early Booking Offer

Book early and save 10% in 2018 on Splendors of Japan with Hiroshima. Offer ends November 30, 2018. 

Offer is valid for new bookings made by November 30, 2017. Offer is non-transferable and has no cash value. Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Enchanting New Experiences

Save 10% on select enchanting vacations when booked by November 30, 2017.

Highlights of Peru

Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand

New Zealand Splendor

Offer is valid for new bookings made by November 30, 2017. Offer is non-transferable and has no cash value. Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Canada Fall Rail Vacations

Save up to $215 on 2017 Canada fall rail vacations. Hurry! Offer ends September 30, 2017. Mention promo code: CFRV215

Trans Canada by Rail & the Rockies

Trans Canada by Rail with Jasper

Maple Explorer

Quebec City, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

Offer is valid for new bookings made by September 30, 2017. Offer is non-transferable and has no cash value. Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

The Gift of Rail Travel

A Vacations By Rail gift certificate gives memories that last a lifetime! Recipients can apply their gift certificate to any rail vacations offered by Vacations By Rail. To purchase a gift certificate, call  877-929-7245.


Book With Us

Vacations By Rail’s complete product line can be found online featuring detailed itineraries and package inclusions. For additional information about any of our hundreds of rail vacations or to book, call our dedicated AARP member travel desk at 1-888-323-4200. Please have your AARP member number available to provide to us.

Why Vacations By Rail

Embark on a rail journey to the most sought-after destinations around the globe, from North America’s beautiful national parks and the breathtaking Canadian Rockies to the majestic Swiss Alps and Africa’s game reserves—and everywhere in-between. Vacations By Rail is the trusted authority on rail, offering an extensive collection of independent rail vacations, escorted train tours, rail-cruise combination packages, luxury rail journeys, and tailor-made packages.

  • Well-planned itineraries combine hotel accommodations, regional sightseeing, transfers and more with an outstanding rail experience aboard legendary trains around the globe
  • Exclusive AARP members travel desk staffed by knowledgeable rail specialists
  • Customer care from the first point of contact through the conclusion of your vacation
  • Peace of mind with Vacations By Rail’s 24-hour customer service line for passengers in-travel

Our Partners

Traveling with Vacations By Rail means traveling aboard some of the world’s most renowned trains.

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Terms and Conditions

AARP member benefit is available for new bookings only. Proof of AARP membership is required in order to receive these exclusive savings. 5% savings on rail vacations and tours is applied to the base package price. Savings on North American train tickets is off the base rail fare. Discount is not applicable on Northeast Corridor trains and other excluded routes. Discount is combinable with pulse offers and other Vacations By Rail promotions.

Disclaimer

AARP member benefits are provided by third parties, not by AARP or its affiliates. Providers pay a royalty fee to AARP for the use of its intellectual property. These fees are used for the general purposes of AARP. Some provider offers are subject to change and may have restrictions. Please contact the provider directly for details.

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