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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

Save $500 on Central European Experience

Save $500 per couple on select 2018 departures of Central European Experience. Hurry Offer ends April 24, 2018

Valid on new Europe River Cruise bookings made by April 24, 2018 for travel in 2018. Combinable with the $250 Air Inclusive Europe Promo. 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 Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time.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 Now and Receive a Free Hotel Night

Book a qualifying 2018 Rocky Mountaineer rail vacation of 5 or more days and receive a free hotel night in Vancouver, Seattle, or Calgary. Offer ends June 29, 2018.

Offer valid on new 2018 bookings made by June 29, 2018 for travel in 2018 for qualifying Rocky Mountaineer packages booked in GoldLeaf Deluxe, GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service. 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. The credit values will be allocated per room. Offer is not applicable to a stand-alone one night booking. 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 Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice.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. Offer must be requested at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retroactively added. Additional conditions apply.

Save $500 Per Couple on Europe River Cruise Vacations

Book now and save $500 per couple on select Europe river cruise vacations. Hurry! Offer ends April 24, 2018.

Burgundy & Provence

Central European Experience

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by April 24, 2018 for travel in 2018. 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 10% on Select Peru Vacations

Book now to save 10% on select 2018 Peru vacations. Hurry! Offer ends April 30, 2018

Offer is valid for new bookings only made by April 30, 2018 for travel in 2018. 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.

Free Day Car Rental AND Free Hotel Night in Canada

Book a qualifying 2018 rail/drive vacation in Canada and enjoy a complimentary additional day of car rental plus an extra hotel night. Hurry! Offer ends April 30, 2018

Qualifying vacations include;

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by April 30, 2018 for travel in 2018. Extra night of hotel must be used in conjunction with car rental. Free hotel night is valued at $150/couple. If hotel night exceeds $150 value, customer is responsible for the difference. 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. Mention code: FRCAR

Save $150 on Winter Rail/Cruise Vacations

Escape the cold by rail bound for relaxing cruises to sun destinations. Book a 2018/19 departure of the following rail-cruise vacations and save $150 per couple. Hurry! Offer ends April 30, 2018. Mention code: RC150

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by April 30, 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 $100 on Fall Tours

Book one of the following autumn rail tours and save $100 per couple. Hurry! Offer ends April 30, 2018.

Offer is valid for new bookings only made by April 30, 2018 for travel on select 2018 departures. 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.

Free Upgrade on the Grand Canyon Railway

Book select 2018 Grand Canyon rail vacations and enjoy a complimentary one-category upgrade on the Grand Canyon Railway. Hurry! Offers end April 30, 2018.

Qualifying vacations include:

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by April 30, 2018 for travel in 2018. Upgrade on the Grand Canyon Railway is from Coach to First Class.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.

Free Hotel on US Rail/Drive Vacations

Book a qualifying 2018 USA rail/drive vacation and receive a free pre- or post-night hotel stay. Hurry! Offer ends April 30, 2018.

Qualifying vacations include:

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by April 30, 2018 for travel in 2018. Free hotel night is valued at $150 per couple, customer is responsible for the difference. 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 Canada Coast to Coast Rail Vacations

Book a qualifying 2018 Canada rail vacation and save $300 per couple when booked by April 30, 2018. Mention code: CTC300 

Select from the following vacations:

Offer is valid on new bookings only made by April 30, 2018 for travel in 2018. 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 anytime. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Save up to 15% on Europe Vacations

Save up to 15% on select 2018 departures of Europe vacations. Hurry! This offer ends April 26, 2018.

Contrasts of Italy

Best of Germany & Austria

Best of Switzerland

Best of Finland, Russia & the Baltic States

European Interlude

Wonderful France

Traditional Europe

Offer is valid for new bookings only made by April 26, 2018 for travel on select 2018 departure dates. 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 anytime. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Worldwide Early Booking Offer: Save up to $500

Book your 2019 rail vacation and save up to $500 per person with our Worldwide Early Booking offer. Offer ends June 1, 2018.

Offer is valid for new bookings only made by June 1, 2018 for travel in 2019. Offer is not valid on group tours. Offer is non-transferable and has no cash value. Offer may be withdrawn and is subject to change at anytime. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Save 10% on 2020 Oberammergau

Save 10% per person on select 2020 Oberammergau vacations. Offer ends November 26, 2019.

The Best of Austria & Switzerland with Oberammergau

German Highlights with Oberammergau

Offer is valid for new bookings made by November 26, 2019 for travel in 2020. Offer is not valid on group tours. Offer is non-transferable and has no cash value. Offer may be withdrawn and subject to change at anytime. 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.

Save 5% on 2018 Worldwide Rail Vacations

Save 5% on qualifying 2018 worldwide rail vacations to Alaska, Canada, Spain, Germany and more! Offer ends April 24, 2018.

Offer is valid for new bookings made by April 24, 2018 for travel in 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.

Save up to $3,000* on Europe River Cruises

Save up to $3,000* per couple on select departures of air-inclusive Europe River Cruises. Hurry! Offer ends April 24, 2018.

Grand France - Northbound

Paris to Normandy with London

Jewels of Central Europe

Valid on new Europe River Cruise bookings made by April 24, 2018 for travel in 2018. Combinable with the $250 Air Inclusive Europe Promo. 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.

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

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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