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Family Train Vacations

Family-friendly vacations and rail tours are the perfect complements. These fun family trips start the minute you board the train and include many built-in benefits. Relax on the train and leave the navigation and driving to someone else. Best of all, there's no need to stop for rest breaks, meals, or overnights. Everything you need is on the train, from a choice of onboard accommodations to delicious meals from the Café or in the full-service Dining car.

America's National Parks are some of the most popular family vacation destinations. Grand Canyon National Park often tops the list of places to go with the family, and it's easy to see why. It's one of the Natural Wonders of the World and is also one of the most visited attractions globally. A rail vacation to the South Rim is perfect for spring break, summer, or any other time of the year. Glacier National Park is a great family vacation destination, known for its historic lodges and breathtaking scenery. Yosemite National Park, home to thundering waterfalls and some of the world's tallest and oldest trees, offers an array of outdoor adventures for kid-friendly vacations. Additional family vacation ideas include California's coastal cities; New York City with its impressive museums, eclectic neighborhoods, and Broadway shows; and Washington, DC, brimming with historic landmarks.

Consider these well-planned rail itineraries for your next family vacation.

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Rocky Mountain Colorado Autumn
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4.1 stars(14 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
2024MayJunJulAugSepOct
9 days from
$2,233 pp
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South Rim of the Grand Canyon
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4.4 stars(97 reviews)
2023FebMarAprMayJun...
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6 days from
$1,148 pp
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Empire Builder to Glacier National Park
Independent
4.2 stars(21 reviews)
2023JulAugSep
2024JulAugSep
7 days from
$1,850 pp
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Field of Wildflowers in Glacier
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4.7 stars(26 reviews)
2023JulAugSep
2024JulAugSep
7 days from
$2,171 pp
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St Mary Lake In Glacier Park
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4.3 stars(18 reviews)
2023JulAugSep
2024JulAugSep
7 days from
$1,607 pp
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Grand Canyon Sunset
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2023AprMayJunJulAug...
14 days from
$3,036 pp
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8 days from
$1,995
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8 days from
$2,357
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5 days from
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Glacier Park Lodge
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5 stars(9 reviews)
2023JulAugSep
2024JulAugSep
5 days from
$1,387 pp
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5 days from
$1,144
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Desert View Watchtower
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4.5 stars(12 reviews)
2023FebMarAprMayJun...
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$912 pp
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Our customers love our Family Vacations tours
Winter Escape to the Grand Canyon - Chicago Round-trip
06 Feb 2023
GUUS BRINKHOF
5 stars
“Great organization.
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Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure
19 Jan 2023
Patty
5 stars
“Wonderful meals and enjoyable travel. Loved it!
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New York to Niagara Falls
01 Nov 2022
MONICA BROWN
5 stars
“Smooth ride, comfortable reclining seating, amazing leg room and beautiful views.
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Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure - Los Angeles
23 Oct 2022
Robert Ferreri
5 stars
“Nice that our luggage was forwarded after each part of the trip. Food on Amtrak was better than I expected (and I'm a retired chef).
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Glacier National Park & Seattle
26 Sep 2022
KATHLEEN TURNBULL
5 stars
“Our trip was cancelled because of potential railway strike. We are waiting to hear about reimbursement.
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California Zephyr with Yosemite National Park - Chicago to San Francisco
23 Oct 2021
Michael
5 stars
“We enjoyed the experience. Considering the unavoidable space restrictions on a train, the goog use of all spaces was impressive.
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Glacier National Park Escape - Chicago to Seattle
17 Sep 2021
RKCharlton
5 stars
“We enjoyed the experience through Vacations by Rail.
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California Zephyr with Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
18 Oct 2022
THOM GEIST
4 stars
“In general it was wonderful. The train was comfortable and the scenery amazing. Hotels were all just fine. It was very disappointing that we had no access to the dining car on the train. If we had been told of that in advance we had missed it. We would not do another train trip of any length without that availability.
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Glacier National Park & Chicago
31 Jul 2022
Donna Herdman
4 stars
“Your lack of contact with the lodges nearly lost us both the lake cruise and the logan pass drive. They arranged private transportation for us in both cases. We should have had .ore complete information from you. Both lodges went out of their to help us.
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