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About us

Vacations By Rail® is North America's most comprehensive provider of global rail travel and tours and the trusted authority on rail vacations. We offer the largest selection of independent rail vacations, escorted rail tours, luxury rail journeys and custom train vacations to destinations in North America, Europe and beyond.  

Our knowledge of the world's trains and the spectrum of rail vacations allows us to help travelers select the right rail journey to meet their aspirations. We partner with the world's most iconic and scenic railways, such as Rocky Mountaineer, Belmond's Venice Simplon-Orient Express, and the Glacier Express, to provide customers with a distinctive and memorable experience. Our goal is to bridge the gap between the allure of rail travel and the knowledge required to plan and enjoy a rail vacation. We strive to provide customers with frank, candid information based on customer feedback, in-depth product knowledge and first-hand rail travel experience. Our Rail Specialists act as advisors and educators assisting customers with researching, planning and booking rail vacations best suited to their tastes and budget.

Vacations By Rail is owned by UK-based Great Rail Journeys, an award-winning tour operator with more than 45 years of experience designing global train vacations. We are committed to delivering innovative, fresh itineraries that surprise and delight our customers and stand out as a unique and immersive way to explore the world.