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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

Limited Time Offer on New England’s Fall Foliage Express

Limited time offer! Save $100 per person on  New England's Fall Foliage Express departing on September 28, 2018. 

Offer ends August 24. Mention code LEAF18

Offer is valid for new bookings made by August 24, 2018. Offer is only valid for the September 28, 2018 departure date. Offer is non-transferable and has no cash value. Offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Use code LEAF18 at time of booking.

Book Now! Save $100 on 2019 Europe Vacations

Book now and save $100 per person on qualifying 2019 Europe vacations. Mention code: EU19

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by October 31, 2018, for travel in 2019. 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 Offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.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.

Book Early & Get More in 2019

Book a qualifying USA or Canada rail vacation or rail-cruise package of $1,000 or more per person 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 Bonus is valid on new bookings made by October 31, 2018, for travel in 2019 on select Vacations By Rail tours in the USA and Canada. Offers are not valid on Alaska Wilderness Tour, Alaska Wildlife Safari, Kantishna Arctic Explorer, Orca Vacation, Alaska by Daylight, Alaska by Land and Sea Featuring 3 nights in Denali and USA fall foliage tours. Offer is not applicable on winter tours. Maximum bonus offer value of Travel Add-On promotion is $200 per couple. Complimentary hotel night in Canada will be in the same accommodation class as vacation package. Offers are not valid on group tours. Offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Limited time offers are combinable where applicable. Offers are non-transferable. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Save $150 on Winter Rail Vacations

Book now and save $150 per couple on qualifying 2018/19 rail and rail & cruise vacations. Hurry! Offer ends June 30, 2018. 

Mention code: WINTER1819

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by August 31, 2018 for travel October 12, 2018 to April 30, 2019. Offer is not valid on group tours. 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. Mention code: WINTER1819

Receive a Free Hotel Night on USA or Canada Winter Rail Vacations

Book a qualifying 2018/19 USA or Canada winter rail vacation or rail-cruise package of $1,000 or more per person and enjoy a free pre-or post-night hotel stay. 

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by August 31, 2018, for travel in 2018/19. Offer is valid for qualifying USA and Canada vacations of $1,000 or more per person from the Vacations By Rail Winter 2018/19 brochure. Offer does not apply to Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure, Quebec Winter Carnival, Yellowstone & Yosemite Winter Magic, The Aurora and Arctic Circle Adventure. Offer is not valid on group tours. 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. Mention code: WINTER1819

Save up to 20% on Select France River Cruises

Book now and save up to 20% on Quintessential Burgundy Hurry! Offer ends August 24, 2018.

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by August 24, 2018, for travel on select departure dates. Offer is not valid on group bookings. 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.

Save $300 on Select 2018 Europe River Cruises

Book now and save $300 per couple on 2018 departures of Burgundy & Provence . Hurry! Offer ends August 28, 2018.

Offer is valid for new bookings only made by August 28, 2018, for travel in 2018. Offer is not valid on group tours. 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 Upgrade on the Grand Canyon Railway

Book select 2018 Grand Canyon rail vacations departing September 1-8, 2018, and enjoy a complimentary one-category upgrade on the Grand Canyon Railway. Hurry! Offers end August 24, 2018.

Qualifying vacations include:

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by August 24, 2018 and departing September 1 through September 8, 2018. Offer is not valid for group travel and is subject to availability. One category rail upgrade is available from Coach to First Class only.

Free New Orleans Sightseeing Tour

Book a New Orleans Express vacation for travel beginning September 1-8, 2018 and enjoy a complimentary evening French Quarter Ghost Walking Tour.

Book by August 24, 2018, and mention promo code LABORDAY2018.

Offer is available for new bookings only for travel beginning September 1-8, 2018. Book by August 24, 2018 and use promo code LABORDAY2018. Offer is subject to availability.

Free Rail Upgrade to New York

Enjoy a one-way upgrade from Coach class to Business class on the New York to Niagara Falls getaway. 

Upgrade is available on the return trip from Niagara to New York for travel from September 1 - 8, 2018. Book by August 24 and use promo code LABORDAYNY.

Offer is available for new bookings only made by August 24, 2018 for travel September 1-8, 2018. Offer is non-transferable and is subject to availability.

Discover Switzerland in the Winter and Save $100

Discover the beauty of Switzerland in the winter and save $100 per couple on select tours. Hurry! Offer ends August 31, 2018. Mention code: SWISS1819

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by August 31, 2018, for travel in winter 2018/19. Offer is not valid on group tours. 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 Now and Save up to $450 on Canada Fall Rail Vacations

Save up to $450 on 2018 Canada fall rail vacations. Hurry! Offer ends August 31, 2018. Mention promo code: CFRV215

Offer is valid for new bookings made by August 31, 2018, for travel in 2018. Offer is not valid on group tours. 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.

Save $150 on 2019 USA and Canada Rail-Cruise Vacations

Book now and save $150 per couple on qualifying 2019 rail-cruise vacations in the USA and Canada. Hurry! Offer ends August 31, 2018. Mention code: 150RC

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by August 31, 2018, for travel in 2019. Offer is not valid on group tours. 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 now and Save 7.5% on Autumn, Winter & Spring Holidays

Book now and Save 7.5% on Autumn, Winter & Spring Holidays. Hurry! Offer ends August 23, 2018.

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by August 23, 2018, for travel in 2018/19. Offer is not valid on group tours. 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 and Save 10% in 2019

Book early and save 10% per person on select 2019 rail vacations. Offer ends November 27, 2018.

Quebec Winter Carnival

Offer is valid for new bookings made by November 27, 2018 for travel in 2019. Offer is not valid for group travel. 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.


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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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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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