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America's National Parks

America's national parks were born of the idea to protect the country's natural wonders for all to enjoy. The country's first national park, Yellowstone, was established in 1872, and today, the United States is home to 58 national parks, each showcasing spectacular treasures. A visit to Yellowstone brings fumaroles, geysers, and sparkling lakes. At Yosemite in California, towering ancient trees paint a lush scene against stoic mountains. Arches National Park brings amazing sandstone arches and colorful rock formations, while Grand Canyon National Park offers breathtaking vistas of sweeping red canyon plunging deep into the earth. The tallest mountain in the United States, Mt. Denali, sits proudly amongst the vast landscape of Denali National Park. And this is just a sampling of the best national parks; each park brings its own splendor and vast expanses of land that are home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna.

For a unique vacation in the USA, visit one or more of these national parks by train. Some of the country's most popular parks, such as Glacier National Park and Grand Canyon National Park, are situated along iconic rail routes that offer daily service to these must-see destinations. Other parks, including Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Teton, and Arches, are easily accessible by bus, car or motorcoach.

Vacations By Rail offers nearly 50 vacation packages that highlight these fantastic destinations. Perfect for families, for seniors and for adventurers of all walks of life, national park vacations take many forms. Select from escorted tours that are guided by tour managers brimming with information about the railroads and parks that lie ahead, or embark on a rail-drive expedition that combines the romance of rail travel with a self-guided road trip. Select packages even include cruise segments that present protected lands and scenic waterways from a floating vantage point.

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Aerial Shot Of Three Majestic Glaciers Alaska
Escorted
4.7 stars(57 reviews)
2022JulAug
2023JunJulAug
9 days from
$4,095 pp
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Dead Horse Point National Scenic Landscape
Escorted
4.5 stars(129 reviews)
2022AugSep
2023JunJulAug
14 days from
$4,195 pp
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Glacier National Park Montana
Escorted
4.6 stars(43 reviews)
2022Aug
2023JunJulAug
12 days from
$4,195 pp
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Rocky Mountain Colorado Autumn
Independent
4.6 stars(9 reviews)
2022JulAugSepOct
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
9 days from
$2,251 pp
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9 days from
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Durango & Silverton Train
Escorted
4.6 stars(114 reviews)
2022JulAugSepOct
2023JunJulAugSepOct
8 days from
$2,695 pp
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Lower Falls Yellowstone
Escorted
4.4 stars(5 reviews)
2022Aug
11 days from
$4,295 pp
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South Rim of the Grand Canyon
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4.5 stars(77 reviews)
2022JulAugSepOctNovDec
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6 days from
$1,028 pp
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9 days from
$3,595
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Devils Bridge Trail Sedona Arizona
Escorted
2022Oct
2023AprOct
9 days from
$2,595 pp
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Mt Washington Cog Railway
Escorted
4.6 stars(67 reviews)
2022SepOct
2023SepOct
11 days from
$3,895 pp
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Alaska by Day
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4.9 stars(28 reviews)
2022AugSep
2023JunJulAugSep
11 days from
$3,778 pp
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8 days from
$2,415
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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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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 & 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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Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure
21 Sep 2021
Joanne C., Two Rivers, WI
5 stars
“Everything went as planned from the ease of booking the trip, to the hotel arrangements and the rail reservations.
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Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure - Los Angeles
20 Sep 2021
Leticia
5 stars
“EASY TRAVEL, GREAT ADVENTURE ,OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE ALL THE WAY AROUND . A MUST DO ON YOUR LIFE LIST !!
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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 Wilderness Tour
10 Sep 2021
Cindy W, Nineveh, IN
5 stars
“Many people have asked us what company we used for this trip and we have referred vacation by rail and representative Frank Howard.
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