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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...

25 Aug 2020

Hidden Treasures of Zurich

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

30 Jan 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

25 Aug 2020

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


25 Aug 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.

25 Aug 2020

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


09 Sep 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.

25 Aug 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...

25 Aug 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.

17 Aug 2020

Top 10 Fall Train Rides in the United States

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

25 Aug 2020

Unique Winter Rail Vacations

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

25 Aug 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...

25 Aug 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...

18 Aug 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

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

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

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


30 Jan 2020

Go with the Flow: 5 Advantages of Rail & River Cruise Vacations


04 May 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

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

Why You Should Travel By Rail

There are so many reasons to travel by rail rather than car or plane. Here are a few that stand out!

29 Apr 2020

Top Trips to See Vibrant Autumn Colors

From New England to Colorado and all the way up to Canada, there’s plenty of opportunities to see the incredible fall...

29 Apr 2020

10 Things You Didn't Know About Fall Trains and Voyages

Fall foliage railways offer many things: comfortable accommodations, amazing transportation to iconic destinations,...

30 Apr 2020

Top Apps & Gadgets for Your Next Rail Adventure

Check out these awesome gadgets and a few mobile apps to keep you occupied and prepared for anything on your trip.

02 Jul 2020

Now You’re Speaking My Language

No matter where you go, it’s always smart to know these phrases to get you around a city where you may not be as familiar...

02 Jul 2020

Travel Diary Tips

Your next adventure is waiting for you. Grab your journal and let your words take flight as you preserve memories to...

29 Jun 2020

Canada & Coffee

Next time you're taking a thrilling train ride through the Canadian Rockies, spend your mornings in Vancouver exploring...

29 Jun 2020

Fall in Love With the 10 Best Anniversary Trips for Couples

Make your anniversary memorable with our 10 best anniversary trips, which feature superb destinations and chances to...

07 Jul 2020

Five Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Going-to-the-Sun Road

The Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park offers 50 miles of natural brilliance. Marvel at dramatic mountainscapes...

07 Aug 2020

Your Guide to the Canadian Rockies

Uncover the best of Canada’s dramatic mountains with this guide to the Canadian Rockies, which includes plenty of...

25 Aug 2020

Your Alaskan Vacation Guide: The Best of Alaska From Top to Bottom

Set out into America’s last frontier with an arsenal of knowledge that will guide you through the top destinations,...

04 Sep 2020

The Best Fall Rail Vacations Outside of New England

Because the U.S. and Canada are filled with a wide array of spectacular autumn destinations, here are the best fall...

09 Oct 2020

Six Rail Journeys You Must Experience

To fill your railway bucket list with tours that offer captivating routes and the old-world luxury of train travel,...

23 Oct 2020

Best Holiday Season Rail Vacations

Discover the top destinations for holiday season rail vacations, learn about special events that make the holiday rail...

08 Dec 2020

Best Places to Ring in the New Year

Discover festive itineraries complete with cozy train journeys and uncover seasonal activities that add to the excitement...

30 Dec 2020

New Year’s Resolution: Travel More – International Edition

Exploring bucket list rail journeys and must-see destinations in Canada, Europe and beyond. We discuss iconic trains,...

14 Jan 2021
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