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Expert Advice, News, Tour Resources & More

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.

The Grand Hibernian: Ireland’s First Luxury Train

First launched in 2016, the Grand Hibernian presents an authentic atmosphere that embodies old Ireland with a contemporary twist.

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North America’s Best National Parks to See by Train

National parks and railways have been tied together since the late 1800s.

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Hidden Treasures of Zurich

​Switzerland’s largest city holds many unexpected treasures for travelers who know where to look.

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Top 5 Memorable Experiences on a Northern California Rail Tour

Here are the top 5 memorable experiences you can look forward to on a Northern California rail tour.

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How active will I be on my escorted tour?

The pace of an escorted vacation and its level of physical activity varies by the itinerary and tour type.

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Top 10 European Rail Trips Every Traveler Should Take

The best way to travel in Europe is by rail, here are the top 10 European rail trips every traveler should experience.

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A Journey to Remember: Across Canada in 17 Days

Experience a journey across Canada by train in 17 days. What can you experience in these 17 days? Imagine the possibilities.

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Best Ports of Call for Your Rail and Cruise Vacation

There is no need to choose between the land and the sea when you embark on a Rail and Cruise Vacation from Vacations By Rail.

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Top Destinations for 2019 Rail Travel Around the Globe

Whether you desire history, culture or the serenity of nature, there are incredible destinations both far and near to pique your interest.

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Ride Switzerland’s first train route.  The perfect excursion from Zurich.

Switzerland’s first train route, which went 16 kilometers from ​Zu​rich to ​Bad​en, opened in 1847.

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