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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.

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

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Five Things You May Not Know About VIA Rail’s Skeena Train

VIA Rail’s Jasper-Prince Rupert Train, formerly known as the Skeena Train takes two full days to complete, passing over nearly 1,200 kilometers of the Canadian wilderness along the way.

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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 needs.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Alaska

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

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Oberammergau Passion Play 2020: Continuing the Tradition

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

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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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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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Top 10 Fall Train Rides in the United States

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

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