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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
EXTENDED! Save 5% on Canada Rail Vacations
Extended for a limited time! Save 5%--a savings of up to $600 per person--on qualifying Canada rail vacations. Book by April 5 and use promo code CAN19.
Plus, save an EXTRA $75 per person on qualifying vacations featuring VIA Rail.
Make 2019 the year for your Canada rail vacation and take advantage of this limited time only exchange rate savings promotion.Offer is valid for new bookings only made between March 25, 2019 and April 5, 2019, for travel in 2019. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Not available on Group Travel. Not available on Rail & Cruise vacations. Offer is subject to availability and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
Save an Extra $75 in Canada
Save an additional $75 per person on select 2019 Canada rail vacations, including:
- Canadian Rockies by Rail
- Across Canada by Train
- Best of the Rockies
- Canada Coast to Coast
- Canadian Rail Adventure
- Canada’s Rockies & Alaska Cruise
- Eastern Canada Coastal Explorer
- Experience Whistler, Vancouver & the Rockies
- Explorer’s Circle
- High Tides & Scenic Trains
- Lakes, Mountains & the Rockies
- Luxury Rockies Explorer
- Quebec City, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island
- Quebec to the Maritimes
- Pacific Northwest Rail Journey
- Trans Canada by Rail & Alaska Cruise
- Trans Canada by Rail
- Trans Canada by Rail with Jasper
- Trans Canada by Rail & the Rockies
- Vancouver to Montreal Trans Canada Adventure
- Vancouver, the Rockies & Winnipeg
- Western Canada & Rockies Wildlife Adventure
Book by April 5 and use promo code CA75 to save.Valid for new bookings only made by April 5, 2019 for travel April 12 to September 7, 2019. Offer is not available for travel in Prestige Class. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer is subject to availability and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Not valid for group travel. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
$300 Low Deposit
Secure your spot on a qualifying 2019 USA, Canada or Europe rail tour for a reduced deposit of just $300 per person. Book by March 29, 2019 and mention promo code 300LD.Offer is valid for new bookings made by March 29, 2019 for travel in 2019. Offer is not valid for vacations including travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer, travel in Prestige Class or cruise. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
The Gift of Wellbeing
Book to travel in April 2019 and enjoy a complimentary massage per person at the Bamford Spa aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman. Book a qualifying tour by April 30, 2019.
25% Off Companion Fare on Belmond Grand Hibernian
Book a six-night journey for travel in July and September 2019 and save 25% on your companion's fare. Book by April 30, 2019.
15% off Grand Hibernian Vacations
Save 15% when booking a two-night or four-night journey. Valid on journeys in July or September 2019 when booked by April 30, 2019.
25% off Companion Fare with Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Book to travel from Venice in May or June 2019 and save 25% on your companion's fare. Book by April 30, 2019. Offer excludes Grand Suites.
New! Canadian Rockies by Rail Online Presentation
Discover the best of the Canadian Rockies by rail. Treat yourself to one of the world's most renowned rail journeys: the two-day, all-daylight journey about the incomparable Rocky Mountaineer. You're invited to learn more about this acclaimed train, the onboard experiences, and the variety of vacations featuring this bucket list adventure during a co-hosted travel presentation from Vacations By Rail and Rocky Mountaineer. Click to register today!
$400 in Added Value
Book a qualifying 2019 Rocky Mountaineer vacation of 5+ days and receive $400* per couple in added value! Spend your credit on additional hotel nights, sightseeing, and more. Offer expires March 29, 2019.Terms and Conditions: Offer applies only to new 2019 bookings made by March 29, 2019 for qualifying Rocky Mountaineer packages booked in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service for travel during the 2019 Rocky Mountaineer season on selected dated. Added value credit ("Credit") must be requested and selected at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retroactively added. Guest's selection of specific Credit must be made at the time of booking and an amendment fee of $40 per booking will be charged for changes after the booking has been confirmed. Offer value is expressed in USD as a guideline only and may vary at the time of booking based on changes in exchange rate with the CAD. Deposits are required at the time of booking and full payment of the balance must be made 60 days prior to travel. Offer applies to single, double, triple or quad package prices. A maximum Credit of $200 USD per adult ($400 USD per couple) for qualifying packages of five days or more. Credit can only be used towards the purchase of specified additional services offered by Rocky Mountaineer and cannot be used against the price o the purchased package or to upgrade rail service. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, is not applicable to child prices, 2 or 3-day rail only bookings or group tour bookings, has no cash value, is non-transferable and cannot be deferred to a later trip. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Additional conditions may apply.
20% off Madrid Vacations
Enjoy 20% off your next Madrid vacation when you book by March 31, 2019 for travel in 2019.
Save $100 in New England
Save $100 per person on 2019 departures New England's Autumn Foliage Express. Use promo code AFE100 at time of booking.Offer is valid for new bookings made by March 29, 2019 for travel in September and October 2019. Offer is not valid for Group Travel. Offer has no cash value, is non-transferable and subject to availability, and may be modified or withdrawn at any time.
Save $100 on Lodges of Glacier National Park
Save $100 per couple on the August 27, 2019 and September 8, 2019 departures of Lodges of Glacier National Park when booked by March 29, 2019. Use promo code LGNP100.Offer is valid for new bookings only made by March 29, 2019, for the 8/27/19 and the 9/8/19 departure dates of Lodges of Glacier National Park. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Not available on Group Travel. Offer is subject to availability and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
$100 off National Park Rail Vacations
Receive $100 per couple off qualifying National Park rail vacations when booked by March 29, 2019 for travel in 2019. Use promo code ANP100.
- America Coast to Coast with Glacier National Park
- America Coast to Coast with Grand Canyon
- California Zephyr with Yellowstone National Park
- California Zephyr with Yosemite National Park - Chicago to San Francisco
- Canyons, Glaciers & Waterfalls by Rail
- Empire Builder with Glacier National Park - Chicago to Seattle
- Glacier National Park Escape-Seattle Roundtrip
- Glacier National Park Escape-Chicago Roundtrip
- Glacier National Park Escape-Chicago to Seattle
- Grand Canyon & the West Coast
- Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure
- Southwest Chief with the Grand Canyon - Chicago to Los Angeles
- Winter Escape to the Grand Canyon - Chicago Round-trip
- Winter Escape to the Grand Canyon - Los Angeles Round-trip
Save $150 Select Rail-Cruise Vacations
Save $150 per couple on qualifying rail-cruise vacations featuring Alaska when booked by March 29, 2019. Mention code RAILCRUISE150.
- California Zephyr & Alaska Cruise
- Coast Starlight with Alaska Cruise via Glacier Bay
- Empire Builder - Glacier National Park & Alaska Cruise
- Empire Builder with Alaska Cruise via Glacier Bay
- Yosemite & Denali National Parks with Cruise
- Canada’s Rockies & Alaska Cruise
- Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska by Sea
- Trans Canada by Rail & Alaska by Sea
Free Rail Upgrade in Switzerland
Enjoy a free rail upgrade on Grand Train Tour of Switzerland when booked by June 15, 2019. Use promo code FREESWITZ.Offer valid on new bookings made by June 15, 2019 for April, May and June 2019 depatrtures. Blackout dates apply. Offers are non-transferable, have no cash value, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
Save 5% on Asia, Africa, and South Pacific Vacations
Save 5% per person on 2019 Asia and South Pacific vacations booked through April 30, 2019.
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.