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...
11 Dec 2019
Hidden Treasures of Zurich
Switzerland’s largest city holds many unexpected treasures for travelers who know where to look.
05 Aug 2019
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...
05 Nov 2018
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,...
08 Aug 2018
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,...
25 Jul 2018
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...
11 Jun 2018
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 May 2018
Practical Packing Tips for your Amtrak Luggage
Skip the confusion and the indecisiveness by following this practical guide to Amtrak luggage
30 Apr 2018
5 Final Tips for the First-Time Swiss Train Traveler (Part III)
25 Apr 2018
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.
11 Apr 2018
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.
19 Mar 2018
Gold Ore to Golden Vistas: A History of the Grand Canyon Train and Its Railway
12 Mar 2018
Dining Aboard the Canadian
The Canadian's dining car has the ambiance of a fine restaurant. Fine china, fresh cut flowers, and white tablecloths...
15 Feb 2018
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.
06 Feb 2018
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...
31 Jan 2018
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...
02 Jan 2018
A Beginners Guide to Cross Country Train Trips
The United States is a vast land full of varied landscapes and magnificent sights to behold.
21 Dec 2017
Top 10 Fall Train Rides in the United States
Celebrate autumn with a rail escape through North America's strikingly beautiful fall foliage.
28 Sep 2017
Unique Winter Rail Vacations
Winter is a season full of opportunity brimming with exciting seasonal activities and fantastic natural phenomena.
24 Jul 2017
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...
19 Apr 2017
The Best USA Winter Getaways
Winter vacation destinations beckon throughout the United States for nature-lovers and city-fans alike. Whether you’re...
14 Nov 2016
Must Have Travel Gadgets
In this day and age, there are so many cool devices. What was travel like without our smart phones or tablets? Paperback...
23 Jun 2016
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...
16 Jun 2016
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...
29 Mar 2016
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...
28 Mar 2016
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...
27 Jan 2016
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...
17 Nov 2015
Torontos New Airport Rail Service
Toronto adds much-anticipated airport rail service.
24 Sep 2015
Genevas Hidden Gems
Seek out these hidden gems on your next trip to Geneva and make priceless memories.
08 Sep 2015
Navigating Termini Station
All roads lead to Roma Termini, whether you’re taking a bus, train, or heading to and from the airport. Here’s how...
15 Jun 2015
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...
09 Jun 2015
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...
08 Jun 2015
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...
03 Jun 2015
The Benefits of an Escorted Tour
10 Apr 2015
Go with the Flow: 5 Advantages of Rail & River Cruise Vacations
13 Feb 2015
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...
21 Jan 2015
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.
09 Dec 2014
Traveling Green: Trains as Eco-friendly Transportation
For the modern traveler, it can be challenging to find ways to respect the environment while still having a leisurely...
08 Oct 2014
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,...
25 Sep 2014
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...
24 Jan 2014
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...