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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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Kancamagus Highway
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4.1 stars(20 reviews)
2022SepOct
2023SepOct
10 days from
$2,745 pp
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Aerial Shot Of Three Majestic Glaciers Alaska
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4.7 stars(57 reviews)
2022JulAug
2023JunJulAug
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$4,095 pp
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Dead Horse Point National Scenic Landscape
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4.5 stars(129 reviews)
2022AugSep
2023JunJulAug
14 days from
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Glacier National Park Montana
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4.6 stars(43 reviews)
2022Aug
2023JunJulAug
12 days from
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Rocky Mountain Colorado Autumn
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4.6 stars(9 reviews)
2022JulAugSepOct
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
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Lower Falls Yellowstone
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4.4 stars(5 reviews)
2022Aug
11 days from
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Boston Massachusetts
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4.5 stars(20 reviews)
2022SepOct
2023SepOct
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Alaska by Day
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4.9 stars(28 reviews)
2022AugSep
2023JunJulAugSep
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8 days from
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Caribou Deer on Mount Denali
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5.0 stars(11 reviews)
2022Aug
2023JunJulAug
8 days from
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Aurora Viewing at Bettles Lodge
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2022OctNovDec
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America's Great National Parks
6/Feb
RAGHURAJ
5 stars
“We did a 13 day tour of America's Great National Park in 2019 and were extremely happy with everything about the tour. Great hotel accommodation, great food, great tour guide, nice bus, excellent hotel check in/out and baggage handling. I can not cite one instance where we thought VBR put profits over the comfort of travelers. I have to especially mention the tour guide - very knowledgable and went out of his way in making us all comfortable. We have booked a tour this summer to Alaska.
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Glacier National Park & Chicago
10 Oct 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
RKCharlton
5 stars
“We enjoyed the experience through Vacations by Rail.
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Alaska by Day
12 Sep 2021
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
06 Sep 2021
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 and Grand Teton National Parks
03 Sep 2021
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 2021
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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