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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

Canada Rail Sale: up to $440 OFF!

The great  Canada rail vacation sale is here! For a limited time, save up to $440 per person off Canada rail vacations featuring VIA Rail's Canadian and Ocean trains. Book by June 21, 2019.

The further you travel, the greater the savings!

Route                                                                                Save                 Code

Summer Travel: Between Vancouver and Toronto        $260 OFF            Promo Code VIAS1
Summer Travel: Between Vancouver and Jasper $115 OFF Promo Code VIAS2
Summer Travel: Between Jasper and Toronto $195 OFF Promo Code VIAS3
Summer Travel: Between Montreal and Halifax $55 OFF Promo Code VIAS4
Winter Travel: Between Vancouver and Toronto $440 OFF Promo Code VIAW1
Winter Travel: Between Vancouver and Jasper $195 OFF Promo Code VIAW2
Winter Travel: Between Jasper and Toronto $325 OFF Promo Code VIAW3


Offer is valid for new bookings only made between May 22 and June 21, 2019, for travel in 2019. Offer is not available for travel on other train routes and is not available in Prestige Class. Summer travel savings are available on qualifying vacations with a departure date no later than October 31, 2019. Winter travel savings are available on qualifying vacations with a departure date beginning between November 1 and December 31, 2019. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer is not available for Group Travel. Offer is subject to availability and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Offer may be combined with other in-market promotions unless otherwise noted. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Free One-Category Upgrade

Enjoy a free one-category upgrade on the Grand Canyon Railway when booking a qualifying tour. Valid for bookings departing between October 1 - December 31, 2019 only. Book by May 31, 2019 for travel in 2019. Use promo code FREEUP.

Valid for new bookings only made by May 31, 2019 for travel in 2019. Promo includes a free one-category upgrade from coach class to first class. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer is subject to availability and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

$100 off Fall Tours

Receive $100 per couple off the qualifying fall tours. Select dates apply. Book by May 31, 2019. Mention promo code 100FALL.

Offer is valid for new bookings only made by May 31, 2019, for travel in 2019. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer is subject to availability and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

$300 Low Deposit on Fall Foliage Tours

Secure your spot on a qualifying 2019 fall foliage rail tour for a reduced deposit of just $300 per person. Book by May 31, 2019  for travel in 2019 and mention promo code 300FALL.

Offer is valid for new bookings made by May 31, 2019 for travel in 2019. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Save $100 on Lodges of Glacier National Park

Save $100 per couple on the  September 8, 2019 departures of Lodges of Glacier National Park when booked by May 31, 2019. Use promo code LGNP100.

Offer is valid for new bookings only made by May 31, 2019, for 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.

Additional $75 off Coast to Coast Rail Adventures

Book a qualifying Coast to Coast rail vacation and save an additional $75 per person. Valid for new bookings made by May 31, 2019 for travel between October 1 - December 31, 2019. Use promo code COAST75.

Offer is valid for new bookings only made between May 1, 2019 and May 31, 2019, for travel between October 1 - December 31, 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 $150 on Winter Rail Vacations

Book a qualifying winter rail vacation of $1,000 or more per person and save $150 per couple. Mention promo code: Winter1920.

Save even more when you combine this offer with our limited time Canada Rail Sale promotion!* 

Valid for qualifying USA, Canada, and Switzerland vacations of $1,000 or more per person made by June 28, 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 June 28, 2019.

Offer applies only to new 2019 bookings made by June 28, 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.

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.

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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