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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

Biarritz & Bordeaux Cruise 10 days from $2325

A relaxing cruise through Europe’s most famous wine regions

Departs from May 2020 to September 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.

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.

Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer 14 days from $5175

Experience spectacular rail journeys through Canada and the Rockies

Departs from May 2020 to September 2020.

Canada Coast to Coast Escorted Experience 16 days from $5045

Enjoy the best of Canada by rail

Departs from May 2020 to September 2020.

Canadian Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer 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.

Cape Town, the Blue Train & Kruger National Park 11 days from $3795

Discover the highlights of South Africa with a rail journey on the luxurious Blue Train from Pretoria to Cape Town.

Departs from October 2019 to November 2020.

Castles and Wildlife of Scotland 7 days from $2235

Harken back to the golden age of rail travel with an overnight journey on the Caledonian Sleeper Train coupled with classic Scottish castles and wilderness exploration.

Departs from April 2020 to October 2020.

Chateaux of the Loire Valley 6 days from $2595

Visit iconic chateaux and experience the beauty of the Loire Valley on this small group tour.

Departs from April 2020 to September 2020.

Cities of Provence & the French Riviera 7 days from $2625

An exclusive voyage through Provence and the French Riviera, this week-long journey features charming boutique hotels, wonderful guided tours and some of the most remarkable scenery in all of France.

Departs from May 2020 to September 2020.

Classic Glacier Express 9 days from $2815

Discover the stunning scenery and famous mountain railways of the majestic Swiss Alps

Departs from April 2020 to September 2020.

Cologne’s Wonderful Markets 4 days from $545

Seven charming Christmas markets, over 2,000 years of history and amazing culture to boot: Cologne, Germany is the focal point of this holiday journey.

Departs from December 2020 to December 2020.

Darjeeling & The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan 14 days from $4275

Explore Vibrant India and Mysterious Bhutan

Departs from November 2019 to October 2020.

Deluxe Switzerland in Winter 9 days from $5299

From Zurich in the north to Zermatt in the south, this incredible tour brings the country of Switzerland to life during its most wondrous time of year, winter.

Departs from January 2020 to March 2020.

Discovering Japan 12 days from $4125

Explore the Land of the Rising Sun by rail

Departs from March 2020 to October 2020.

Edinburgh Tattoo & Stirling Castle 4 days from $865

Experience one of the world’s best military performances, as well as castles, a scenic rail journey and more on this tour of Scotland.

Departs from August 2020 to August 2020.

Edinburgh, Glencoe & Isle of Skye 9 days from $2455

Heritage and tradition surround you as you experience the charms of Scotland aboard iconic trains, such as the Caledonian Sleeper, the West Highland Line and the Jacobite Steam Train.

Departs from April 2020 to September 2020.

Edinburgh, the Highlands & Islands 9 days from $1875

We travel through the West Highlands and Cairngorms on this fabulous round trip climaxing with a 'Scottish Evening' on Edinburgh's stately Royal Mile.

Departs from March 2020 to October 2020.

Edinburgh, the Highlands & the Jacobite Steam Train 9 days from $3199

Known for whisky, mysterious creatures and stunning historical sites, Scotland astounds at every turn on this 9-day rail tour featuring three breathtaking train excursions.

Departs from May 2020 to September 2020.

Fairytale Bavaria & Danube Cruise 12 days from $3365

Explore the mountains and castles of Bavaria and cruise down the gentle Danube

Departs from May 2020 to August 2020.

Fall Colors of New England, Quebec & Montreal 11 days from $3398

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 2020 to October 2020.

Fall Colors, Scenic Trains & Martha’s Vineyard 10 days from $2895

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

Departs from September 2020 to October 2020.

First Class Glacier Express at Christmas 9 days from $3275

A festive journey through the winter landscapes of Switzerland, this rail vacation brings the true meaning of winter wonderland to life.

Departs from December 2019 to December 2019.

First Class Heritage Rail of Colorado 9 days from $3225

A first-class expedition through Colorado’s scenic mountain ranges, this unforgettable journey takes an intimate group of travelers aboard five renowned heritage railways, including the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in the luxurious Silver Vista Car, putting Colorado on display like never before.

Departs from July 2020 to September 2020.


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