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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.

03 Jun 2020

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.

24 Jun 2020

Top 10 European Rail Trips Every Traveler Should Take

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24 Jun 2020

A Journey to Remember: Across Canada in 17 Days

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24 Jun 2020

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.

30 Jan 2020

Five Things to See and Do in Banff in the Winter

Whether you crave adventure or relaxation, there is something to keep you entertained during Banff’s coldest days

30 Jan 2020

Five Things You May Not Know About VIA Rails Skeena Train

VIA Rail’s Jasper-Prince Rupert Train, formerly known as the Skeena Train takes two full days to complete, passing...

30 Jan 2020

Traveling With Kids: Five Family-friendly Rail Vacations in Canada

Whether you hope to explore in the mountains or sightsee in a big city, there is a rail package to fit your family’s...

30 Jan 2020

A Beginners Guide to Alaska

Alaska is a land where amazing scenery comes to life and fantastic adventures await around every bend.

31 Jan 2020

Oberammergau Passion Play 2020: Continuing the Tradition

A small Bavarian village renowned for its woodworking craftsmen, Oberammergau is unassuming and a quintessentially German...

21 May 2018

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...

30 Jan 2020

Dining Aboard the Canadian

The Canadian's dining car has the ambiance of a fine restaurant. Fine china, fresh cut flowers, and white tablecloths...

30 Jan 2020

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.

04 May 2020

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...

29 Jan 2018

Top 10 Fall Train Rides in the United States

Celebrate autumn with a rail escape through North America's strikingly beautiful fall foliage.

05 May 2020

Unique Winter Rail Vacations

Winter is a season full of opportunity brimming with exciting seasonal activities and fantastic natural phenomena.

24 Jun 2020

Historic Lodges of Glacier National Park

When it comes to a rail vacation focused on the outdoors, your indoor space is just as important.

04 Jun 2020

Top 10 Things to Do this Winter in Banff and Lake Louise

​Banff and Lake Louise are classic winter rail vacation destinations. Don't miss these top things to see and do during...

07 Jun 2017

Top Attractions in the Canadian Rockies

​Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxing sightseeing, or getting close to nature, the Canadian Rockies is a...

30 Jan 2020

Discover Eastern Canada by Rail

Eastern Canada is filled with stunning natural beauty, historic cities, charming coastal towns and amazing culture and...

31 Jan 2020

Spotlight On: Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon astounds the mind, lifts the spirit, and is recognized not only as a national park but also as a UNESCO...

30 Jan 2020

The Best USA Winter Getaways

Winter vacation destinations beckon throughout the United States for nature-lovers and city-fans alike. Whether you’re...

24 Jun 2020

A Journey on VIA Rail's Ocean: The Window to Canada

The Canadian Maritimes are known for their enchanting seaside towns and unspoiled nature, and there’s no better way...

31 Jan 2020

Top 6 Train Rides in Colorado

Explore the historic West's historic railways and Rocky Mountains with five of its best known train adventures.

26 Jun 2020

Switzerlands Iconic Railways

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13 Feb 2020

25 Must Take Train Trips

Some of the best destinations all across the world also offer some of the most scenic train routes. The trips can be...

24 Jun 2020

Canadas Rocky Mountaineer

The Rail Insider talks with Natalie McCall, Train Manager for the Rocky Mountaineer. Natalie discusses the award winning...

30 Jan 2020

Top Rail Journeys

The Rail Insider discusses 5 Top Rail Journeys, the Coast Starlight, the California Zephyr and the Adirondack in the...

30 Jan 2020

National Train Day

The Rail Insider interviews award winning producer/director Richard Luckin, creator of railroad documentaries broadcast...

30 Jan 2020

Nevada and Utah Autumn Rail Tour

Rail Insider Episode X welcomes back Carl Fowler to discuss the Nevada and Utah Autumn Rail Tour. This unique tour not...

30 Jan 2020

Exploring the Appalachians in Autumn

Rail Insider Episode IX welcomes back Carl Fowler to discuss the brand new 13 Day Appalachian Autumn Tour. Listeners...

30 Jan 2020

VIA Rails Canadian service between Vancouver & Toronto

Rail Insider Episode VII introduces listeners to VIA Rail’s famous Canadian service between Vancouver and Toronto....

30 Jan 2020

National Parks of the Southwest Escorted Rail Tours

Rail Insider Episode VIII welcomes back Carl Fowler to discuss the National Parks of the Southwest rail tour. Listeners...

30 Jan 2020

Canadian Rockies and a journey on the Rocky Mountaineer

Rail Insider Episode VI is the fourth in a series of interviews with rail experts, operators and guides. In this episode,...

30 Jan 2020

Touring New England in Autumn

Rail Insider Episode V is the third in a series of interviews with rail experts, operators and guides. In this episode,...

30 Jan 2020

Amtraks Great Rail Journeys

The Rail Insider celebrates Amtrak’s 40th Anniversary with an episode dedicated to Amtrak’s Great Rail Journeys....

30 Jan 2020

National Parks of the Rockies Winter Rails Tour

Rail Insider Episode IV is the second in a series of interviews with rail experts, operators and guides. In this episode,...

04 May 2020

California Golden State Rails Tour

Rail Insider Episode III is the first in a series of interviews with rail experts, operators and guides. In this episode,...

30 Jan 2020

Seats and Sleepers on Amtrak

Rail Insider, Episode II, Seats and Sleepers on Amtrak takes listeners through 4 types of seating and sleeping accommodations...

30 Jan 2020

Traveling Coast to Coast on Amtrak

Rail Insider, Episode I, walks listeners through planning a New York, New York to San Francisco, California rail itinerary...

30 Jan 2020

Top Places to See and Things to Do in the Canadian Rockies

​The Canadian Rockies is home to renowned national parks, charming towns and a multitude of activities to enhance...

30 Jan 2020

How to Select Your Class of Service onboard Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer is considered one of the world's great rail journeys. With each class of service offering a dome rail...

30 Jan 2020

Spotlight On: Yosemite National Park

A place where Giant Sequoia trees meet lush meadows and rugged mountains, Yosemite National Park is one of California's...

30 Jan 2020

Rocky Mountaineer: SilverLeaf Service

Take in the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies through the panoramic windows of the custom-designed single-level...

30 Jan 2020

Rocky Mountaineer: GoldLeaf Service

Discover why travelers rave about Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service. A custom-designed bi-level dome coach puts you...

30 Jan 2020

Experience Europe the Rail Way

Think back 100 years; traveling the world was a much different process. Getting from Point A to Point B took a great...

30 Jan 2020

Cozy up to Winter Train Vacations

​Winter is a magical time of year complete with festive holidays and fantastic seasonal activities. It's also the...

29 May 2020

Watch Now: What to Expect on a Thalys Train Journey

Learn about Thalys rail routes and on-board services and amenities.

30 Jan 2020

Tour the Newest Luxury River Cruise Ship

And start planning your five-star European rail and river cruise journey

30 Jan 2020

Torontos New Airport Rail Service

Toronto adds much-anticipated airport rail service.

30 Jan 2020

Genevas Hidden Gems

Seek out these hidden gems on your next trip to Geneva and make priceless memories.

30 Jan 2020

What to Expect on Your Next Locally-Hosted Vacation

Learn about the benefits of a locally-hosted vacation and get insights about how a local host can enhance your vacation...

30 Jan 2020

Scenic Rail Routes through the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Rockies onboard Rocky Mountaineer

The Canadian Rockies is brimming with unmatched scenery. Between the majestic mountain peaks of the Rockies and deep...

30 Jan 2020

Watch Now: Rail & River Cruises in Europe

Learn about European rail and river cruise vacations and get some insight into your onboard experience.

30 Jan 2020

Navigating Termini Station

Here’s how to navigate the station like a pro, and still have time to watch the rushes of people in motion and get...

30 Jan 2020

Experience Rome Like a Local

Romans have a way of life that is carefree and classic, jovial yet elegant. When in Rome, there are a few things you...

30 Jan 2020

New Window Trip: Rail Journeys App from Vacations By Rail

Window Trip: Rail Journeys App allows travelers to follow iconic rail routes, discovering points of interest along the...

29 May 2020

Romes Top 5 Hidden Treasures

Rome has a number of must-see sites that top every traveler's list when visiting the city, but here is where you can...

04 May 2020

Spotlight On: Banff National Park

Thanks to its immense size and geographical diversity, the Canadian landscape has its fair share of beautiful scenery....

30 Jan 2020

The Benefits of an Escorted Tour

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30 Jan 2020

Spotlight On: Glacier National Park

The story of Glacier National Park begins with the railroad. It continues today with a Vacations By Rail aboard the...

30 Jan 2020

Go with the Flow: 5 Advantages of Rail & River Cruise Vacations

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04 May 2020

Rocky Mountaineer In the Canadian Rockies

Rocky Mountaineer offers over 45 unique Canadian vacation packages and five distinctive rail routes through British...

30 Jan 2020

Take it Easy: 5 Reasons Your Next Vacation Should be a Rail-Cruise

Train and cruise vacations are natural companions. Whether aboard the deck of a cruise ship or relaxing in the comfort...

04 May 2020

Allons-y! An Insiders Guide to Quebec City & Montreal

Quebec offers a unique blend of history and culture that accents every trip to this lovely province.

31 Jan 2020

Traveling Green: Trains as Eco-friendly Transportation

It can be challenging to find ways to respect the environment while still having a leisurely and enjoyable vacation....

09 Apr 2020

Nevada lawmaker pushes to reinstate Amtrak service to Las Vegas

Representative Dina Titus (D-Nevada) is planning to get transportation in the Southwest back on track. Rep. Titus believes...

30 Jan 2020

Americas Best Fall Destinations

Fall is the perfect time for travel. The temperatures are milder, and the crowds are thinner. In places like New England,...

30 Jan 2020

Watch Now: Tour Toronto Union Station

Get insight into what it’s like to travel out of Toronto’s Union Station.

30 Jan 2020

Watch Now: Discover Summer Travel Destinations by Train

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30 Jan 2020

Top 10 Train Vacations

Traveling by train means slowing down to take in the sights as legendary trains take you along iconic rail routes through...

01 May 2020

5 Family-Friendly Train Vacations

Train vacations are a great family-friendly getaway any time of the year. With a whole train to explore, built-in meals...

04 May 2020
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