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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 Only! Save $100 on Switzerland Rail Vacations PLUS a Free Excursion

Book now and save $100 per person plus a FREE excursion on qualifying 2019 Switzerland rail vacations. Hurry! Offer ends October 31, 2018.

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 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 Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time.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.

Limited Time Only! Free Hotel or Rail AND $75 Vacation Savings

Save $75 per person PLUS your choice of a free pre- or post-night hotel stay or free coach class connecting rail on qualifying 2019 tour departures. 

Calgary Stampede, Canadian Rockies & Glacier - Mention code FHR75

Beauty of America's West featuring Lake Tahoe - May 24, 2019 departure only - Mention code BAW75

Great Parks of the Southwest featuring the Grand Canyon - May 15 and May 22, 2019 departures only - Mention code GPSW75

Canadian Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer - July 2, 2019 departure only - Mention code: CRRM75

Yellowstone & Glacier Adventure Tour - June 14, 2019 departure only - Mention code; YGAT75

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by October 31, 2018, for select departures 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 Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time.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.

Save $150 on USA and Canada Winter Rail Vacations

Book now and save $150 per couple on qualifying USA & Canada winter rail vacations. Use promo code: 150UC

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by October 31, 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.

Don’t Miss Out! Save $150 on Select Departures of Best of Italy

Book now and save $150 per person on the May 29, 2019 departure of Best of Italy. Mention code: BOI75

Offer ends October 31, 2018. Offer is not valid on group tours.Offer is subject to availability, is non-transferable and has no cash value. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

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.

10% off 2019 Rail Tours

Save 10% per person on select 2019 rail tours booked by November 27, 2019. 

Offer is valid for new bookings made, under deposit and discount applied by November 27, 2018 for travel in 2019.Offer is non-transferable, has no cash value and is subject to availability. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

25% off Rome Rail Vacations

Take 25% off the following 2019 Rome rail vacations booked by October 31:

Savings is valid on new bookings made between October 1 and 31, 2018 for travel in 2019. Offers are not valid on group travel. Offers are non-transferable and have no cash value.

Save $50 on Winter Rail Vacations

Save $50 per couple on select winter rail vacations. Use promo code: FW50

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by October 31, 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.

Save $300 on Select 2019 Air-Inclusive Vacations

Book now and save $300 per couple on select 2019 air-inclusive vacations. Offer ends November 27, 2018.

Offer is valid for new bookings only made by November 27, 2018, for travel in 2019. Offer is not valid on group tours. Book a select 2019 air-inclusive on British Airways/American Airlines to receive a $150 per person air credit. 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.

Receive up to $600 in Added Value on Qualifying Rail Vacations

Book now and receive up to $600* per couple in added value to be used towards your choice of hotels, dining, sightseeing and more on qualifying 2019 Rocky Mountaineer vacations. Offer ends October 26, 2018.

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 2019 bookings made by October 26, 2018. This offer is applicable to qualifying 2019 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 11, 2019. 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 $200 USD per adult credit ($400 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.

Save up to $100 on European, UK and Cruise 2019

Save up to $100 per person on qualifying European, UK and Cruise 2019. Offer ends October 31, 2018.

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 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.

Fly Free from Select U.S. Cities on Select Europe Cruises

Fly Free from Select U.S. Cities on Select 2019 Europe Cruises. Offer ends October 23, 2018.

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by October 23, 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.

Save $300 on Select 2018 Europe River Cruises

Book now and save $300 per couple on select 2018/19 departures of Europe river cruises. Offer ends October 23, 2018.

Burgundy & Provence

Paris to Normandy with London

Offer is valid for new bookings only made by October 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.


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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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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