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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.

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.

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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.

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

Originally running from Williams, Arizona to the Anita Mines 45 miles north, the railway brought just that, opportunity.

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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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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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