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Expert Advice, News, Tour Resources & More - Destination Spotlight - National Parks

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.

Historic Lodges of Glacier National Park

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

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Top Attractions in the Canadian Rockies

​Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxing sightseeing, or getting close to nature, the Canadian Rockies is a great spot for your next vacation. There's an endless supply of activities—everything from walking on glaciers, winding down mountain roads, or relaxing at a spa with a gorgeous backdrop.

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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 World Heritage Site. It is no wonder if is one of the World's greatest attractions and a popular vacation destination.

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National Parks of the Southwest Escorted Rail Tours

Rail Insider Episode VIII welcomes back Carl Fowler to discuss the 12 Day National Parks of the Southwest rail tour. Listeners will learn about the railways covered in the tour, including the Grand Canyon Railway, California Zephyr and Verde Canyon Railroad, as well as the National Parks visited during the tour. The National Parks of the Southwest itinerary can be viewed at www.vacationsbyrail.com/vacation-type/national-parks-train-tours/great-parks-of-the-southwest.

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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, the Rail Insider continues a phone interview with Carl Fowler and discusses National Parks of the Rockies, also known as Winter Rails: Yellowstone and Rockies. Listeners will learn about the unique experience of traveling the National Parks in the winter and what makes this tour an exciting soft adventure. The National Parks of the Rockies itinerary can be viewed at www.vacationsbyrail.com.

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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 most stunning sites.

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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 perfect time of year for a train vacation to truly memorable destinations.

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Spotlight On: Banff National Park

Thanks to its immense size and geographical diversity, the Canadian landscape has its fair share of beautiful scenery. Nowhere, however, quite equals the jagged peaks, bright blue waters, and evergreen forests of Canada’s oldest national park: Banff.

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Spotlight On: Glacier National Park

The story of Glacier National Park begins with the railroad. It continues today with a great rail journey aboard the Empire Builder to to the Crown of the Continent and must-see sights and activities once you're there.

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Top 10 Train Vacations

Living in a fast-paced world, it may seem the fastest way to travel is the best way to travel. Even on vacation we have a tendency to want to hurry to our destination. The constant rush to be somewhere is what leads us to miss out on what is right in front of us, but what if the journey was our destination? Maybe then we could slow down and appreciate it fully. Traveling by train allows us to do what no other method of transportation allows us to do---enjoy the moment and the journey. Traveling by train means slowing down to take in the sights as legendary trains take you along iconic rail routes through unspoiled natural beauty en route to spectacular destinations. Slow things down and take a breath of fresh air. Here are the top 10 rail tours you'll want to consider:

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