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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

10% OFF Luxury Rail Tours

An extraordinary journey awaits when you embark on a luxury train tour. For a limited time, select one of these journeys aboard the world's most renowned luxury trains and save 10% per person*:

• Venice Simplon-Orient Express - Venice, Vienna & Paris

• Golden Eagle - Trans Siberian Express

• Cape Town, the Blue Train & Kruger National Park

The romance of the rails awaits on your next luxury rail journey. Offer ends November 27, 2017.

Offer is valid for new 2018 bookings made by November 27, 2017. *10% savings is inclusive of AARP member benefit, which offers 5% savings on the base price of a rail tour. 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 Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time.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 November 30, 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.

Save $1,500 on Luxury Cruise Vacations

Book your 2018 Breathtaking Bordeaux luxury cruise vacation and save $1,500 per person. Hurry! Offer ends November 27, 2017.

July 25th, August 4th and August 14 departures only.

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by November 27, 2017. Offer is valid for July 25th, August 4th and August 14th, 2018 departure dates only. 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 $50 Per Person on National Park Tours

Save $50 per person on select 2018 USA national parks rail vacations. Hurry! Offer ends November 27, 2017.

America's Beautiful West - May 25, 2018 departure - Mention code: NPT50

America's Treasures & Natural Wonders - June 10, 2018 departure- Mention code: ATNW50

Calgary Stampede, Canadian Rockies & Glacier - July 4, 2018 departure- Mention code: CSC50

Offer is valid for new bookings made by November 27, 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.

Save $100 on USA National Park Tours

Save $100 per couple on select 2018 USA national parks rail vacations. Hurry! Offer ends November 27, 2017. 

Grand Canyon Rails to the Rim – Roundtrip Chicago or Roundtrip Los Angeles - Mention code: ANP50

Southwest Chief & the Grand Canyon - Mention code: ANP50

America Coast to Coast with Glacier National Park - Mention code: ANP50

America Coast to Coast with the Grand Canyon - Mention code: ANP50

Offer is valid for new bookings made by November 27, 2017. Offer is non-transferable and has no cash value. Offer is combinable with VBR Book Early & Get More Early Booking Offer Only. Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Save $100 on Switzlerand Rail Vacations

Save $100 per person on 2018 departures of select Switzerland rail vacations.Hurry! Offer ends November 27, 2018. Mention code: SRT100

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

Flavors of Switzerland (September 22 departure only)

Best of Switzerland (May 2018 departure only)

Offer is valid for new bookings made by November 27, 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.

Wanderlist Savings. Air-inclusive for only $1,399

$1,399 air-inclusive per person on Paris & London vacation for select departures. Hurry! Offer ends November 30, 2017.

*Book the January 18 or 21, February 1, 4, 15 or 18, March 1, 4, 15, 18, 22 or 25, 2018 departure of Paris & London to receive an air-inclusive package price of $1,399/person with round-trip trans-Atlantic air from NYC (JFK, EWR, LGA), DEN, ATL, PHL). Gateway cities available for an additional $100/person are CHI (ORD, MDW), WAS (DCA, IAD, BWI), BOS, LAX, MIA. Gateway cities available for an additional $200/person charge are DFW, DTW, IAH, SFO, SEA, LAS, CLT, PHX, MSP, SLC, TPA, MCO, FLL. Not combinable with any other promotion. Must be booked and under deposit by November 30, 2017. Fixed price based on double occupancy for core vacation and does not extend to hotel upgrades, Eurostar ticket upgrade, transfers, additional nights, extensions, or optional gratuities. Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; Offer does not apply to instant purchase air. $1,399 air is based on lowest available price at time of booking. 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 Savings! Save up to $100 in 2018

Save up to $100 per person in 2018 on select Canada vacations. Hurry! Offers ends November 30, 2017.

Save $100 per person on Canadian Rockies by Rail and Across Canada by Train. Mention code: CRAC

Save $50 per person on Montreal & Quebec City by Rail. Mention code: MQCR

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.

2018 Avalon Waterways Europe River Cruises

Save $2,500 per couple on Jewels of Central Europe river cruise in 2018. Offer ends November 28, 2017.

Offer is valid on new bookings only for 2018 travel. Offer must be booked and paid in full by November 28, 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.

Save 10% on Europe and Britain in 2018

Book your 2018 summer European vacation and save 10% when booked and paid in full by January 11, 2018.

Best of Finland Russia and the Baltic States

Best of Switzerland

Wonders of St. Petersburg & Moscow

Wonderful France

Traditional Europe

Contrasts of Italy

European Highlights with Eurostar

European Interlude

Contrasts of Switzerland

Best of Germany and Austria

Offer is valid for new bookings booked and paid in full by 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.

2018 USA and Canada Savings

Book your 2018 experience now and save 10% on select vacations. Offer ends January 11, 2018.

Contrasts of Canada

Majestic Alaska

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

*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.

Peaks & Perks. Receive up to $600 in added value

Book now and receive up to $600 per couple in added value to be used towards your choice of hotels, sightseeing and more on qualifying 2018 Rocky Mountaineer vacations. Offer ends December 22, 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 December 22, 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.

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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