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The Best of Vacations By Rail: A Year in Review

Travelers journeyed to idyllic destinations throughout the United States and to wonderful cities throughout Canada and...

04 Jun 2020

Hidden Treasures of Zurich

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

30 Jan 2020

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.

03 Jun 2020

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...

08 Jan 2019

Five of the Best Holiday Season Getaways Around the World

From the snowy vistas of the Canadian Rockies to the sights and smells of Europe’s Christmas Markets, these are five...

30 Jan 2020

Independent and Escorted Rail Tours: What is the Difference?

You have the option to take one of our Independent Tours or with the help of a guide on our Escorted Tours. Before booking,...

30 Jan 2020

Five Things to Do in Nova Scotia Without Leaving the Shore

​As the second smallest province in all of Canada, Nova Scotia is a quaint, charming locale that has much to offer,...

30 Jan 2020

Scenic Highlights of Rocky Mountaineer's First Passage to the West

Rocky Mountaineer’s First Passage to the West route is touted for its unique ability to connect East and West Canada...

30 Jan 2020

Five Incredible Things to Do in Quebec City for First-time Visitors

Steeped in history and surrounded by nature, Quebec City is a favorite destination of those traveling to Canada.

30 Jan 2020

Practical Packing Tips for your Amtrak Luggage

Skip the confusion and the indecisiveness by following this practical guide to Amtrak luggage

09 Apr 2020

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

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04 May 2020

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.

30 Jan 2020

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.

04 May 2020

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

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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

Meet Vacations By Rail at a Travel & Adventure Show Near You

See Vacations By Rail at select Travel & Adventure shows in February 2018 and start planning your next rail vacation...

30 Jan 2020

What You Need to Know About Amtrak Sleeper Cars

Learn the ins and outs of Amtrak sleeper cars, including the various available car options, to ensure your rail vacation...

14 Apr 2020

A Beginners Guide to Cross Country Train Trips

The United States is a vast land full of varied landscapes and magnificent sights to behold.

03 Jun 2020

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

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

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

Must Have Travel Gadgets

What was travel like without our smart phones or tablets? Paperback crossword puzzles probably wouldn't cut it in today's...

30 Jan 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

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

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

The Benefits of an Escorted Tour

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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

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

Ditch the Crowds – Check Out Our Picks for Underrated Destinations

Visit little-known destinations that offer spectacular views and unforgettable experiences that most will wish they...

02 Jul 2020

Best Winter Rail Vacations

The amazing train experiences that take you there, and the variety of seasonal activities and experiences that highlight...

30 Jun 2020
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