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The hallmark of any Vacations By Rail package is travel aboard the world’s iconic trains. And the destinations can be limitless! Whether you know where you want to go or you’re in the early stages of your vacation planning, browse by tours by vacation type to find the perfect package for you. 

See our full-collection of fall foliage tours or our extensive collection of National Park tours throughout North America. Perhaps you want the best of both of worlds on your next vacation with travel by train and ship. Search an assortment of vacations that include train and ocean cruises as well as train and river cruises. Or maybe you’re looking for suggestions based on a specific season or special event. 

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Train Vacation Type

Train Vacation Types

Colorado Rail Adventure 8 days from $2495

Envelope yourself in little-seen sights of the Colorado Rockies on this exciting rail adventure, which includes rides aboard five of the most renowned railways in Colorado, including the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Departs from June 2020 to October 2020.

Edinburgh, the Highlands & St Andrews 11 days from $2525

Explore Edinburgh, St. Andrews, and the best of the Highlands on this Scottish rail adventure, including three scenic trains.

Departs from April 2020 to October 2020.

Jungfrau Express & Rhine Cruise 10 days from $2665

Climb to the highest railroad station in Europe and uncover the majesty of the Rhine.

Departs from June 2020 to October 2020.

Oberammergau & Rhine Cruise 11 days from $4345

Experience a once-in-a-decade performance of the Oberammergau Passion Play before embarking on a wonderful cruise on the Rhine

Departs from May 2020 to May 2020.

A Castle on the Shores of Loch Fyne 7 days from $1305

Find yourself entranced by the scenes of Scotland as you ride aboard the world-famous West Highland Line, visit ancient castles, ferry to beautiful islands and immerse yourself in the rich culture of the region on this week-long tour from Glasgow.

Departs from April 2020 to October 2020.

A Grand Tour of Italy 12 days from $4045

Experience Italy's magnificent cities by rail

Departs from September 2019 to October 2020.

A Scottish Christmas 7 days from $1705

Spend Christmas with the Scots, ringing in the holiday in Inverness and enjoying Boxing Day at Loch Ness - with plenty of other destinations along the way.

Departs from December 2019 to December 2019.

Alaska the Greatland 9 days from $3825

The great wilderness of Alaska beckons on this exciting tour, which features mighty fjords, stunning National Parks and authentic Alaskan experiences.

Departs from July 2020 to August 2020.

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta by Rail 9 days from $2509

Join visitors from around the world at the 48th annual International Balloon Fiesta, where hundreds of brightly colored hot air balloons are launched into the Albuquerque sky and the whole town is abuzz with excitement and festivities. You’ll also visit the incredible Arches and Mesa Verde National Parks, ride the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and tour historic Santa Fe.

Departs from September 2020 to October 2020.

America’s Great National Parks 13 days from $3924

Tour Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks - five of America's most awe-inspiring sites - on this 13-day journey.

Departs from June 2020 to September 2020.

America’s Treasures & Natural Wonders 14 days from $3750

An adventure into the great West, this 2-week journey tells a story of earth’s wonders and magnificent displays of nature through visits to six of America’s most beloved national parks.

Departs from June 2020 to August 2020.

Andalucian Explorer 11 days from $3310

A feast of Spanish cultural delights awaits your discovery on this 11-day voyage from Madrid to Barcelona.

Departs from April 2020 to September 2020.

Arctic Circle Express 16 days from $5095

Embark on a Nordic rail adventure of a lifetime to visit the best Norway and Sweden has to offer.

Departs from June 2020 to July 2020.

Arctic Norway & Midnight Sun on the Lofoten Isles 13 days from $4215

Experience life in the arctic circle and feast like a viking.

Departs from May 2020 to July 2020.

Australia & The Ghan 21 days from $7885

Experience Australia's highlights and travel aboard the continent's famous trains, including The Ghan

Departs from January 2020 to January 2020.

Austrian Alps All-Inclusive 8 days from $1580

Experience St Johann, Salzburg and the Austrian Alps on this all-inclusive tour

Departs from May 2020 to September 2020.

Autumn Tour in New England 8 days from $2259

Let the brilliant hues of autumn and the stunning scenery of the northeastern coastline capture your soul on this trip through New England.

Departs from September 2020 to October 2020.

Bavarian Christmas Markets 5 days from $625

Visit three contrasting Christmas Markets on this festive excursion in Germany

Departs from December 2019 to December 2019.

Beautiful Banff Rail & Drive 6 days from $2602

Discover the Canadian Rockies by rail and car. Enjoy two days aboard the scenic Rocky Mountaineer, combined with the freedom to discover spectacular Banff National Park at your leisure by rental car.

Departs from September 2019 to October 2020.

Beautiful Bordeaux & The Dordogne Cruise 7 days from $1965

Sail through beautiful landscapes of France missed by many on an immersive journey though Bordeaux

Departs from May 2020 to September 2020.

Beauty of America’s West featuring Lake Tahoe 13 days from $3374

From some of the best cities on the West Coast to stunning national parks, America’s beautiful West awaits on this amazing journey.

Departs from May 2020 to September 2020.

Best of New England & Quebec Historic Trains 12 days from $3895

North America’s Eastern Seaboard is filled with adventure and excitement, and it all is brought to life on this rail tour, which highlights national parks, heritage trains and some of the best coastal views the East has to offer.

Departs from July 2020 to July 2020.

Best of Switzerland By Rail 10 days from $3495

Soak in the ravishing landscapes of Zürich, Lucerne, Lausanne, Zermatt and St. Moritz on this 10-day rail tour, featuring journeys aboard six scenic railways, including the renowned Glacier Express, and immersive experiences that bring the culture of Switzerland to life.

Departs from May 2020 to September 2020.

Biarritz & Bordeaux Cruise 10 days from $2325

A relaxing cruise through Europe’s most famous wine regions

Departs from May 2020 to May 2020.

Bountiful Nature & Glamorous Swiss Cities by Rail 9 days from $4215

Enjoy the extraordinary beauty of the Swiss countryside by train on this journey through the breath-taking varieties of landscape, beautiful cities and everything in between.

Departs from June 2019 to September 2020.


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