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Expert Advice, News, Tour Resources & More - Traveling by Train

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.

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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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 with us.

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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 is as restful as it is exciting.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Cross Country Train Trips

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

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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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Unique Winter Rail Vacations

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

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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 your seasonal getaway.

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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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The Best USA Winter Getaways

Winter vacation destinations beckon throughout the United States for nature-lovers and city-fans alike. Whether you’re looking to escape the chilly snow or relish its lovely scenery, consider brightening your colder months with a U.S. rail vacation.

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