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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 $6688

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

Departs from March 2019 to September 2019.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Beautiful Banff Rail & Drive - Vancouver to Calgary 6 days from $2815

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 2019.

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.

Best of Italy 11 days from $3795

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 May 2019 to October 2019.

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 May 2019 to September 2019.

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 $3195

All aboard the storied rails of the Empire Builder for a 10-day trip through Glacier National Park, the colorful Canadian Rockies and to the Calgary Stampede.

Departs from June 2019 to June 2019.

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 by Rail 7 days from $1950

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 2019.

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.

Edinburgh & the Scottish Highlands 10 days from $3199

Known for whisky, mysterious creatures and stunning historical sites, Scotland astounds at every turn on this rail vacation.

Departs from June 2019 to June 2019.

Fall Colors of New England, Quebec & Montreal 11 days from $3259

Scenic rail excursions, superb hotels, and vibrant autumn foliage are the hallmarks of this 11-day escorted tour through the fall colors in New England and French Canada.

Departs from September 2019 to October 2019.

Fall Colors, Scenic Trains & Martha’s Vineyard 10 days from $2645

Surround yourself with a kaleidoscope of autumn colors on this scenic tour of the Eastern seaboard.

Departs from September 2019 to October 2019.

Glacier National Park & Chicago 7 days from $1925

"The Crown of the Continent" awaits you on this 7-day rail adventure to Glacier National Park.

Departs from June 2019 to September 2019.

Glacier National Park Escape-Seattle Roundtrip 5 days from $1395

Travel roundtrip from Seattle to the Crown of the Continent on this 5-day train escape.

Departs from June 2019 to September 2019.

Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure 6 days from $995

Visit one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World on this exciting rail adventure.

Departs from March 2018 to March 2020.

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland 12 days from $2330

Travel through Switzerland via train and take in its spectacular countryside while staying in beautiful Swiss towns along the way.

Departs from April 2019 to October 2019.

Great Pacific Northwest featuring Victoria & Vancouver 9 days from $2959

Traverse the breathtaking natural beauty and iconic urban landscapes of the Pacific Northwest on this picturesque journey.

Departs from September 2019 to September 2019.

Great Parks of the Southwest featuring the Grand Canyon 10 days from $2705

Discover the scenic southwestern U.S. on this 10-day rail tour through Canyon Country.

Departs from May 2019 to September 2019.

Historic Trains of West Virginia & Maryland 9 days from $2395

Travel through the spectacular fall foliage of the Allegheny & Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia and Maryland by train.

Departs from October 2019 to October 2019.


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