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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
$250 Low Deposit
Secure your spot on a qualifying 2020 USA, Canada or Europe rail tour for a reduced deposit of just $250 per person.
Book by July 31 and mention promo code 250LD.Offer is valid for new bookings made by July 31, 2019 for travel in 2020. Offer is not valid for vacations including travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer, travel in Prestige Class or vacations including a cruise component. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
2020 Europe Early Booking Offer
Save $100 per person on qualifying 2020 Europe rail vacations, including:
- Best of Switzerland by Rail
- Grand Train Tour of Switzerland
- Bountiful Nature & Glamorous Swiss Cities by Rail
- Grand Swiss Rail & Drive
- Montreux with Zurich & Lucerne
- Best of Italy
- Edinburgh, the Highlands & the Jacobite Steam Train
- Imperial Cities - Prague, Vienna & Budapest
- Irish Castles & Celtic Culture
Plus, for a limited time, enjoy a $250 per person reduced deposit.
Book by July 31, 2019 and use promo code EBB100Offer is valid on new bookings only made by July 31, 2019, for travel in 2020. 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 Offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.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.
$200 in Travel Perks
Plus, for a limited time, enjoy a $250 per person reduced deposit on qualifying rail tours.*
Book by July 31, 2019 and use promo code EBB20N.Early booking offer is valid on new bookings only made by July 31, 2019, for travel in 2020. Offer is not valid on Alaska vacations - excluding Alaska the Greatland and Alaska rail & cruise vacations – and all USA fall foliage tours. Maximum bonus offer value is $200 per couple. Offer is not applicable on winter tours. Offer is subject to availability and is non-transferable. Not available for Group Travel. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
$150 in Added Value in Canada
Book a 2019 departure of one of the following Canada rail vacations and enjoy $150 per couple in added value to use towards a pre- or post-night hotel stay. Qualifying vacations include:
Use promo code CA150 at time of booking.Offer is valid for new 2019 bookings made between July 8 and July 31 for travel in 2019. Offer has no cash value, is non-transferable, and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Not valid for Group Travel. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
Unforgettable 4 Promotion
Add 4 free perks worth up to $800 in value per couple when you book a qualifying Rocky Mountaineer 2020 package of 8 days or more. Offer expires August 31, 2019.
- 2x Free Hotel Nights. Keep the adventure alive by adding extra nights in Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, or the Rockies at the beginning or end of your journey.
- 1x Free Airport Transfer. Ride in style with a pick-up or drop-off at the airport.
- 1x Free Dinner. Get an extra taste of luxury by adding a free dinner at your hotel.
2020 Early Booking Offers
2020 Early Booking Offers are here! Book your 2020 rail vacation now and take advantage of these great deals!
$250 Low Deposit
Secure your spot on a qualifying 2020 USA, Canada or Europe rail tour at a reduced deposit of just $250 per person!
$200 in Travel Perks
Book a qualifying 2020 USA or Canada rail vacation and enjoy a $200 per couple travel credit to use towards your choice of a pre- or post-night hotel stay or coach class connecting rail.
$100 OFF Europe Rail Tours
Book a qualifying European rail tour and save $100 per person
Save $75 on Beauty of America’s West
Save $75 per person on the September 13, 2019 departure of Beauty of America's West. Book by July 31 and use promo code BEAUTY.Offer is valid for new bookings made between May 24 and July 31, 2019 for travel on the September 13, 2019 departure only. Offer has no cash value, is non-transferable, is subject to availability and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
Save $100 on Winter Rail Vacations
Book a qualifying winter rail vacation of $1,000 or more per person and save $100 per couple. Book by July 31, 2019. Mention promo code: Winter1920.Valid for qualifying USA, Canada, and Switzerland vacations of $1,000 or more per person made by July 31, 2019 for travel between October 3, 2019 to April 30, 2020. Offer does not apply to Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure or Quebec Winter Carnival. *Winter vacations featuring travel aboard VIA Rail's Canadian qualify for additional savings during our limited time Canada Rail Sale promotion, valid for new bookings made between May 22 and June 21, 2019 for travel between November 1 and December 31, 2019. 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 Hotel Offer
Book a qualifying 2019 Rocky Mountaineer package of 5 days or more and receive a FREE hotel night in Seattle, Vancouver, or Calgary. Make your journey through the Canadian Rocky Mountains even more unforgettable with a complimentary night's stay in one of these world-class cities. Book by August 2, 2019.Offer applies only to new 2019 bookings made by August 2, 2019 for qualifying Rocky Mountaineer packages of 5 days (4 nights) or more, booked in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service for travel during 2019. Offer must be requested at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retroactively added. Offer is valid for one free hotel night in Vancouver, Calgary or Seattle at the beginning or end of a package. Offer is also applicable to an extra hotel night if package is extended. Free hotel night must match the accommodation grade of package booked. Offer is not applicable to a stand-alone one night bookings. We reserve the right to amend hotels included in the package. Hotel properties are subject to availability based on inventory. Offer is not applicable to 2 or 3-day rail only bookings, Group Tour bookings or child prices. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. The free hotel credit will be applied at the time of booking. Amendment fees apply to any amendment in accordance with our Change Fee Policy. Additional conditions 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
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.