See the World by Train and Save
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
Save an Additional $50 in Canada
Canada celebrates its 150th birthday in 2017. Be a part of this special year in Canada's history with a rail vacation to its stunning cities and captivating national parks. Save an additional $50 per person when you book one of the following rail vacations:
- Canada Coast to Coast
- Trans Canada by Rail
- Canadian Rockies featuring Banff & Lake Louise
- High Tides and Scenic Trains
Mention promo code 50CAN at time of booking.$50 per person savings is valid on new 2017 departures booked by January 31, 2017. Offer is combinable with Canada Savings promotion. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
Save an Additional $50 on Best of the Pacific Northwest
Save $25 per person on the June 26 departure of Best of the Pacific Northwest.
Mention promo code GPPN at time of booking.Offer is valid for new bookings only made by January 31, 2017 for select travel dates. Offer is combinable with other qualifying promotions. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer is subject to availability. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
Traveler’s Choice: Choose Your 2017 Bonus
Book a qualifying USA rail vacation or rail-cruise package and enjoy $150 per couple in travel credits to be used towards your choice of one of the following travel add-ons:
- Pre- or post-night hotel stay
- Sightseeing tour
- Connecting rail
Canada Sale! Save up to $345 Per Person
Experience the best of Canada by rail and save up to $345 per person. Select from coast to coast rail adventures, Canadian Rockies getaways and Eastern Canada escapes.Offer is valid for new 2017 bookings made by January 31, 2017 for travel in 2017. Excludes Calgary Stampede, Canadian Rockies & Glacier and New England, Quebec & Montreal tours. Offer is not valid for Group Travel. Offer has no cash value, is non-transferable and may not be provided retroactively. Offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions apply.
Enjoy up to $450 in Canada Travel Perks
See more of the Canadian Rockies in 2017! Book a qualifying Rocky Mountaineer rail vacation and receive up to $450 per couple in added value to be used toward exciting travel add-ons including:
- Extra hotels nights in Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria or Calgary
- Adding a car rental to a qualifying package
- Offsetting the cost of single pricing
- And more!
Save $250 per couple on Legacy of the Incas
Book a 2017 departure of Legacy of the Incas and save $250 per couple.Book a qualifying 2017 departure to receive a $125 per person discount off the land price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between January 4 and March 7, 2017 for travel in 2017. Combinable with all other applicable promotions. Applies to new 2017 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. PRMG024
Save $500 per couple on Select European Rail-River Cruise Vacations
Book select 2017 European rail & river cruise departures and save $500 per couple. Qualifying vacations include:
Rail-Cruise Single Supplement Waived
Book a qualifying 2017 European rail-river cruise vacation to waive the cabin single supplement fee on the cruise portion of your booking.Only five promotional staterooms available each departure. Applies to E, D, B, A & P cabin categories. Booking must be made, under deposit, and discount applied by February 21, 2017 for travel in 2017. Applies to new 2017 bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn at any time. SWPU
Save $50 on 2017 Rail Tours
Book a qualifying 2017 departure of the following rail tours and save $50 per person.
Save 10% on Locally-Hosted Rail Vacations
Save 10% on 2017 departures of the following locally-hosted rail vacations:
Save 20% on London, York & Edinburgh with Stonehenge & Bath
Save 20% on 2017 departures of London, York & Edinburgh with Stonehenge & Bath booked by January 31, 2017.Book a 2017 departure of London, York & Edinburgh with Stonehenge & Bath to receive a 20% discount on the land-only portion of the core package, including extensions. Not including extra night accommodations, hotel upgrades, intra-vacation air, transfers, taxes/fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between January 1-31, 2017 for travel in 2017. Not applicable to custom tours. Applies to new bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn at any time. DSCID
View & Verandah Rail-Cruise Sale
Book a qualifying rail-cruise vacation and receive travel perks including:
- Stateroom upgrades
- Up to $500 per couple in onboard spending
- Up to 10% off select shore excursions
Save $300 per couple on Normandy, Brittany & Chateaux Country
Book a 2017 departure of Normandy, Brittany & Chateaux Country with London and save $150 per person.Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied by July 31, 2016 for travel commending by December 31, 2017. Applies to new 2017 bookings only. May be combined with other applicable promotions. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. PRMM0233
2017 Early Booking Bonus: Save 5% on 2017 Asia & South Pacific
Save 5% per person when you book a 2017 departure of the following rail vacations:
- Discover Japan with Hiroshima
- Great Adventure Down Under
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
Traveling with Vacations By Rail means traveling aboard some of the world’s most renowned trains.
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.
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.