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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

$100 OFF Swiss Rail Tours

Save $100 per person on select departures of the following Swiss rail tours:

Book by March 15, 2019, and use promo code 100SW.

Offer is valid for new bookings made by March 15, 2019 for travel on select August 2019 departures. Savings is combinable with Low Deposit offer. Not valid for Group Travel. Offer has no cash value, is non-transferable, subject to availability and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Canada Upgrade Credit

Enjoy up to $200 per couple in upgrade credits to use towards hotel upgrades, additional accommodations, sightseeing, transfers and more. Valid for qualifying Canada vacations when booked by February 28, 2019. Mention promo code CAN200.

Offer valid on new bookings made by February 28, 2019 for travel in 2019. 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 Offers are non-transferable, have no cash value, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.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.

$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 February 28, 2019 and mention promo code 300LD.

Offer is valid for new bookings made by February 28, 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.

25% OFF Venice Rail Vacations

Save 25% on select Venice rail vacations booked in February. Qualifying trips include:

25% per person savings is available for new bookings made by February 28, 2019, for travel in 2019. Offer has no cash value, is non-transferable and may be modified or withdrawn at any time.

Save $50 in New England

Save $50 per person on 2019 departures New England's Autumn Foliage Express. Use promo code AFE19 at time of booking.

Offer is valid for new bookings made by February 28, 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.

Canada Rail Vacation Sale

Canada is on sale in February! Take advantage of these limited time offers.

$200 Canada Upgrade Credit
Enjoy up to $200 per couple in upgrade credits to use towards hotel upgrades, additional accommodations, sightseeing, transfers and more. 

Book by February 28, 2019 and mention promo code CAN200.

Two Weeks Only! Save up to $185 in in Canada
Enjoy up to $185 per person on qualifying Canadian rail tours when booked by February 15, 2019. Mention promo code CAN19.

Offers are valid for new bookings only for travel in 2019. Offers have no cash value, are non-transferable, subject to availability and may be modified or withdrawn without notice.

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.

Offer valid on new bookings made by March 29, 2019 for travel in 2019. 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 $75 off Quebec to the Martimes

Save $75 per person off the July 22, 2019 departure on theQuebec to the Maritimes featuring VIA'S Ocean tour when booked by February 28, 2019. Mention promo code QMVIA75.

Offer valid on new bookings made by February 28 2019 for travel in 2019. 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 $75 in Yellowstone National Park

Save $75 per person on the July 8, 2019 departure for Yellowstone & Glacier Adventure Tour when booked by February 28, 2019. Mention code YSG75.

Offer valid on new bookings made by February 28, 2019 for travel in 2019. 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 $240 on 3-Night Luxury Journeys in the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to save $240 per couple on a luxury rail journey through the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This limited-time offer applies to all 3-night Classic packages in GoldLeaf Service. This offer is so exclusive that it can only be redeemed by speaking directly to one of our representatives. Bookings must be made by February 28, 2019 for travel in 2019. 

Offer applies only to new 2019 bookings made by February 28, 2019 for qualifying Rocky Mountaineer packages booked in GoldLeaf Service for travel during the 2019 selected dates. The discount must be requested at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retroactively added. 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 discount of $120 USD per adult ($240 USD per couple) for qualifying packages of four days, 3 nights. Offer value is expressed in USD as a guideline only. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, is not applicable to child prices, 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 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.

Save $1,000 per couple (plus $299 Air)

Save $1,000 per couple (plus $299 Air) on select 2019 Europe river cruises when booked by February 19, 2019. Must book for trips between January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

**Book a select 2019 river cruise to receive $500 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit, and discount applied between December 19, 2018 and February 19, 2019 for travel at select times in 2019. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit within the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Combinable with $299 Airfare promotion and Repeat Traveler promotion only. Applies to new 2019 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time

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.

Offer is valid for new bookings made, under deposit and discount applied by April 30, 2019 for travel in 2019. Offer is non-transferable, has no cash value and is subject to availability. 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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