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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

$300 Low Deposit

Secure your spot on a qualifying 2020 USA, Canada or Europe rail tour for a reduced deposit of just $300 per person. 

Book by September 30 and mention promo code LD300.

Offer is valid for new bookings made by September 30, 2019 for travel in 2020. Offer is not valid for vacations including travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer, travel in Prestige Class or vacations including a cruise component. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

2020 Swiss Early Booking Offer

Save $100 per person on qualifying 2020 Swiss rail vacations, including:

Plus, for a limited time, enjoy a $300 per person reduced deposit.

Book by September 30, 2019 and use promo code EBB100

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by September 30, 2019, for travel in 2020. Offer is not valid on group tours. Offer is not applicable on winter tours. Offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Limited time offers are combinable where applicable. Offer is non-transferable and has no cash value. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

$200 in Travel Perks

Book a qualifying 2020 USA or Canada rail vacation and enjoy a $200 per couple travel credit to use towards your choice of pre- or post-night hotel stay or coach class connecting rail.

Plus, for a limited time, enjoy a $300 per person reduced deposit on qualifying rail tours.*

Book by September 30, 2019 and use promo code EBB20N.

Early booking offer is valid on new bookings only of $1000 or more per person made by September 30, 2019, for travel in 2020. Offer is not valid on Alaska vacations - excluding Alaska the Greatland and Alaska rail & cruise vacations – and all USA fall foliage tours. Maximum bonus offer value is $200 per couple. Offer is not applicable on winter tours. Offer is subject to availability and is non-transferable. *Low deposit offer may be combined with other early booking offers, where applicable. Some restrictions apply. Please see individual offers terms for additional details. Not available for Group Travel. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Two Free Perks

Add 2 free perks worth up to $400 in value per couple when you book a qualifying Rocky Mountaineer 2020 package of 5-7 days. 

Receive:

  • 1X Free Hotel Nights. Keep the adventure alive by adding extra nights in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, or the Rockies at the beginning or end of your journey.
  • 1X Free Transfer. Ride in style with a pick-up or drop-off at the Free Transfer.

Offer expires October 25, 2019.

For 5-7 day itinerary bookings: Guests booking 5-7 day itineraries may take advantage of “Two Free Perks” offer, which includes: 1. One extra hotel night in Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Banff, Jasper or Lake Louise that must be booked as a consecutive night at the same hotel that you begin or end your package, at accommodation grade and occupancy level of package booked; and 2. One private standard airport transfer for number of persons on corresponding booking. All other terms, conditions and restrictions are as set out above.

Save up to $295 on 2019 Fall and Winter Rail Vacations

Book a qualifying 2019 fall and winter departure in the United States and Canada to take advantage of up to $295 in savings! Mention promo code: SEPT295.

Offer is valid for new 2019 bookings of $1000 or more per person made by September 30, 2019. Savings is based on a 4% discount. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer is subject to available and may be modified or withdrawn without notice.

Peak 3 Offer

Get 3 free perks* worth up to $600 in value per couple when you book a qualifying 2020 Rocky Mountaineer package of 8 days or more by October 25, 2019. 

Receive:

  • 1X Free Hotel Nights. Keep your adventure going with an extra night in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary or the Rockies at the beginning or end of your journey.
  • 1X Free Dinner. Get an extra taste of luxury by adding a free dinner at your hotel.
  • 1X Free Transfer. Ride in style with a pick-up or drop-off.
Terms and conditions: “Three Free Perks” offer (“Offer”) applies only to new 2020 bookings made by October 25, 2019 for qualifying Rocky Mountaineer itineraries booked in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service for travel during 2020.Offer is per booking and applies to single, double, triple or quad occupancy bookings of 8 days/7 nights or more, must be requested at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retroactively added. Free Perks are: (a) one additional hotel nights in Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Banff, Jasper or Lake Louise at the beginning or end of your package. Additional hotel night must match the accommodation grade and occupancy level of package booked; (b) one private standard airport transfer; and (c) one set-menu dinner at a selected package hotel (not available on rail days). Transfer and dinner are for number of persons on corresponding booking. Guests booking 5-7 day itineraries may take advantage of the “Two Free Perks” offer with the same terms, conditions and restrictions as set out above. All free perks are subject to availability and not all three perks may be available on all bookings depending on date selection. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, has no cash value, is non-transferable and cannot be deferred to a later trip or used against the price of the purchased package or to upgrade rail service or accommodation. Offer is not applicable to child prices, group bookings or itineraries of less than 8 days/7 nights. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Deposits are required at the time of booking and full payment of the balance must be made by Friday, January 17, 2020. Additional conditions apply. All figures advertised are in USD and value of Offer is based on a double occupancy booking during peak season in GoldLeaf Service. Hotel properties are subject to availability based on inventory. All bookings are subject to above Offer terms and conditions and to booking terms and conditions.

2020 Early Booking Offers

2020 Early Booking Offers are here! Book your 2020 rail vacation now and take advantage of these great deals!

$300 Low Deposit
Secure your spot on a qualifying 2020 USA, Canada or Europe rail tour at a reduced deposit of just $300 per person!

$200 in Travel Perks
Book a qualifying 2020 USA or Canada rail vacation and enjoy $200 per couple in added value to use towards your choice of a pre- or post-night hotel stay or coach class connecting rail. 

$100 OFF Europe Rail Tours
Book a qualifying European rail tour and save $100 per person

*Low deposit offer may be combined with other early booking offers, where applicable. Some restrictions apply. Please see individual offers terms for additional details.

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

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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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