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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

Grand France -  Northbound 17 days from $6488

This fantastic cruise vacation showcases France’s breathtaking scenery, amazing history, and exciting variety.

Departs from March 2019 to September 2020.

Alaska the Greatland 9 days from $3725

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

Departs from July 2019 to August 2019.

Alaska the Greatland - 2020 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 $2499

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 2019 to October 2019.

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta by Rail - 2020 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 $3759

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 2019 to September 2019.

America’s Great National Parks - 2020 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 $3595

Explore the most stunning spots in America's west with this 14-day tour of national parks that highlight the country's magnificent natural wonders.

Departs from June 2019 to September 2019.

America’s Treasures & Natural Wonders - 2020 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.

Autumn Tour in New England 8 days from $2179

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 2019 to October 2019.

Autumn Tour in New England - 2020 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.

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 May 2019 to October 2020.

Beauty of America’s West 13 days from $3449

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 September 2019 to September 2019.

Beauty of America’s West featuring Lake Tahoe - 2020 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 Italy 10 days from $3895

Say ciao to a country filled with history, culture and some of the best food in the world on this 11-day tour through Italy.

Departs from June 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 11 days from $3290

The quintessential Switzerland experience awaits on this 11-day roundtrip tour through Zürich, Lucerne, Lausanne, Zermatt and St. Moritz.

Departs from June 2019 to September 2019.

Best of Switzerland By Rail - 2020 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.

Big Sky Country & the National Parks 11 days from $2969

Your 11-day adventure through Big Sky Country includes the best of the Old West with visits to Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, Big Sky Country, Yellowstone National Park, and Glacier National Park.

Departs from August 2019 to August 2019.

Calgary Stampede, Canadian Rockies & Glacier 10 days from $3254

The storied beauty of the Rocky Mountains awaits your exploration on this 10-day journey, which features excursions to three of the four national parks that make up the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as Glacier National Park in Montana, and concludes with a memorable trip to the one and only Calgary Stampede.

Departs from June 2020 to July 2020.

California’s Redwoods, Rails & Wineries 8 days from $2949

Heritage railways, historic sites, beautiful cities, some of the country’s best wine and even a national park are on full display as we set out on this 8-day showcase of the beautiful state of California.

Departs from May 2020 to September 2020.

Canadian Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer 9 days from $4795

From the coastline to the Canadian Rockies, magnificent sights await your discovery as you traverse the Canadian landscape.

Departs from July 2019 to September 2019.

Canadian Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer - 2020 8 days from $4395

The excitement of the city and the serenity of nature collide on this unforgettable journey through Western Canada.

Departs from June 2020 to July 2020.

Canadian Rockies by Rail 7 days from $1918

Take in the beauty of the Canadian Rockies on this 7 day journey through the majestic scenery and sights spanning two provinces.

Departs from May 2019 to September 2020.

Colorado Rail Adventure 8 days from $2295

Quite possibly the most "classic" train tour is this in-depth exploration of the Colorado Rockies aboard both standard and narrow gauge railways to summits of more than 14,000 feet.

Departs from June 2019 to September 2019.


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