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Vacations By Rail's Expert Advice, News, Tour Resources & More keeps you up to date with all the latest exciting train vacation and train tour options available throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Beyond.

Six Highlights of the Rocky Mountaineer Journey Through the Clouds

Because everything is taken care of for you on the train, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.

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Five Things to Do in Jasper During the Summer

Located in the heart of Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada, this mountain town may be small in size, but it is large in amenities.

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Know Your Overnight Options on VIA Rail’s Canadian

When it comes to the sleeping accommodations on VIA Rail’s Canadian, travelers can choose from three classes: Economy, Sleeper Plus, and Prestige.

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5 More Tips for the First-Time Swiss Train Traveler (Part II)

Cowbells ring. Alphorns sing. And your electric Swiss train barely makes a sound as it winds through the valley.

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Gold Ore to Golden Vistas: A History of the Grand Canyon Train and Its Railway

Originally running from Williams, Arizona to the Anita Mines 45 miles north, the railway brought just that, opportunity.

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10 Luxury Train images

10 images of the most luxurious train rides in the world.

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Dining Aboard the Canadian

The Canadian's dining car has the ambiance of a fine restaurant. Fine china, fresh cut flowers, and white tablecloths create a charming view on board too.

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5 Tips for the First-Time Swiss Train Traveler (Part I)

Follow this quick guide so your journey aboard the Swiss rails will meet any expectations.

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Top 10 Hotels Along the Canadian Pacific Railway

Luckily for modern travelers, the railway is just as popular today as it was over 100 years ago, and many of these hotels and inns are still standing.

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Travel Back in Time by Steam Train

Steam trains offer a variety of scenic excursions throughout the world.

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