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Lakes and Mountains Holidays

Some of the best rail vacation destinations in America include the country's scenic lakes and mountains. From Cadillac Mountain in Maine to Lake Tahoe in the west, these sights weave a picturesque backdrop for a rail vacation. Consider a Colorado rail adventure featuring visits to the state's best mountain towns. Stand in awe of North America's highest mountain peak, Denali, on an Alaska rail tour. And there are few better ways to admire the changing seasons than from mountain overlooks, whether it is New Hampshire's Mt. Washington with views of six states and Canada or the Smoky Mountains.

Lake vacations also inspire some great rail itineraries in the USA. From Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park and the Midwest's Great Lakes to Lake Champlain and Lake Winnipesaukee in New England, still waters and tranquil settings set the tone for a relaxing getaway.

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Aerial Shot Of Three Majestic Glaciers Alaska
4.7 stars(57 reviews)
2022MayJulAug
9 days from
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Dead Horse Point National Scenic Landscape
4.5 stars(128 reviews)
2022JunJulAugSep
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Glacier National Park Montana
4.6 stars(43 reviews)
2022JunJulAug
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Autumn Foliage In White Mountain
4.3 stars(39 reviews)
2022Sep
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Bison Herd Moulton Barn Grand Teton National Park
2022JunAug
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Kancamagus Highway
4.1 stars(20 reviews)
2022SepOct
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Bryce Canyon National Park
4.6 stars(48 reviews)
2022MayJunSep
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Glacier National Park
4.4 stars(27 reviews)
2022JulAugSep
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Boston Massachusetts
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2022SepOct
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Alaska by Day
4.9 stars(28 reviews)
2022MayJunJulAugSep
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Alaska Railroad Traveling Through Mountains
2022MayJunJulAugSep
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Caribou Deer on Mount Denali
5.0 stars(11 reviews)
2022JunJulAug
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Glacier National Park & Chicago
10/Oct
Cheryl
5 stars
“Vacations by Rail took care of all the details and we had a wonderful, relaxing time in Glacier National Park.
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Empire Builder Experience - Chicago to Seattle
28/Sep
Melinda C., Greenbrier, AR
5 stars
“We had no idea what to expect and we're happily surprised at the ease and enjoyment of our trip. I haven't had a vacation that relaxing in a long time.
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Empire Builder with Glacier National Park - Chicago to Seattle
18/Sep
Nancy
5 stars
“Vacation by Rail made it very easy to book our trip, and answered all our pre-trip questions quickly. The train staff was polite and helpful, and facilitated boarding and debarking the train. Additionally, the service and qualify of food in the dining car were impressive. We very much enjoyed watching the countryside from our cabin. However, the train tracks themselves have not been well-maintained, making for a rocky riding experience. Sadly, St. Mary's Lodge was experiencing staffing shortages and turmoil, making the dining experience there fairly unenjoyable. The park itself was spectacular. Very glad we made the trip.
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Glacier National Park Escape-Chicago to Seattle
17/Sep
RKCharlton
5 stars
“We enjoyed the experience through Vacations by Rail.
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Alaska by Day
12/Sep
George E, Verona, WI
5 stars
“All connections, transfers, credit processing and keeping us informed were exemplary. The timing and sequencing of the various tours and stops were perfect and allowed recovery and prep time for the next leg. VBR (Bridget) was also excellent in responding to questions or concerns.
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Alaska Wildlife Adventure
6/Sep
Nancy R, Durham, NC
5 stars
“It was a unique way to see the real Alaska and everything was so well ogranized.
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California Zephyr with Yellowstone National Park
3/Sep
Lana B, Houston, TX
5 stars
“The package put together by Vacations By Rail went above and beyond what I could have done on my own. They really considered logistics when booking overnight hotels and rental car pick up/drop off. Overall as our first experience with long distance rail travel, I am very happy we chose Vacations By Rail.
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Glaciers, Trains & Trails of Alaska
25/Jul
Kimberly H, North Richland Hills, TX
5 stars
“We had an amazing time and everything was so professionally done! All the connections with the trains were easy and accommodations were super nice and fun!
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Alaska by Land and Sea Featuring 3 nights in Denali
25 Oct 2019
DARYL
5 stars
“I have and will continue to recommend this company. I also plan to use Vacations by Rail for some future travels.
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