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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

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 October 2020 to October 2020.

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.

Five-Star Tulips Cruise 9 days from $1965

Discover the magnificent floral displays of the Keukenhof Gardens on this wonderfully diverse cruise on the enchanting Belgian and Dutch waterways.

Departs from April 2020 to April 2020.

Fjords Cruise & Historic Cities of Norway 7 days from $1865

On this fantastic tour we visit these natural wonders and cross spellbinding landscapes to visit Norway's magnificent cities.

Departs from June 2019 to June 2020.

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 2020.

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 2020.

Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure 6 days from $1195

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

Departs from March 2019 to December 2020.

Grand Imperial Cities 13 days from $3335

Discover what turned these former Habsburg and Prussian cities into four of Europe's greatest destinations.

Departs from August 2019 to September 2020.

Grand Tour of China 14 days from $2995

Discover China's highlights on a single tour

Departs from June 2019 to October 2020.

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland 11 days from $2330

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

Departs from July 2019 to October 2020.

Great Lakes & Trains featuring the Grand Hotel 11 days from $2959

Crystal blue water views and awe-inspiring sites beckon on this adventure through the Great Lakes, which offers 2 days at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and highlights the history, innovation, trains and natural beauty of Wisconsin and Michigan

Departs from September 2020 to October 2020.

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.

Great Parks of the Southwest featuring the Grand Canyon - 2020 10 days from $2820

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

Departs from May 2020 to September 2020.

Harz Mountains & Rhine Gorge 10 days from $2385

We explore the half-timbered villages and stunning peaks of the Harz Mountains by heritage railway before visiting the stunning Rhine Gorge, where the legendary Lorelei Rock still casts its spell.

Departs from May 2020 to September 2020.

Highland Adventure 5 days from $1085

The very best of northern Scotland lies ahead on this international adventure, which uses the water-side city of Inverness as homebase for spectacular mainline and steam railway adventures around the island.

Departs from September 2019 to September 2020.

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.

Historic Trains of West Virginia & Maryland - 2020 9 days from $2459

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

Departs from October 2020 to October 2020.

Imperial Cities & Five-Star Danube Cruise 12 days from $3295

Embrace the magic of the blue Danube and discover the imperial cities of central Europe.

Departs from September 2019 to August 2020.

Imperial Cities - Prague, Vienna & Budapest 10 days from $2999

Ten days of magnificent riverside scenery, legendary sites dating back centuries, beautiful art and unimaginable culture lie ahead on this Central European journey through Prague, Vienna and Budapest.

Departs from March 2020 to October 2020.

India’s Palace on Wheels 15 days from $5905

An adventure on one of India's famous hotels trains, The Palace on Wheels

Departs from October 2019 to March 2020.

Irish Castles & Celtic Culture 8 days from $2445

Kiss the Blarney Stone, admire the beauty of Galway Bay from the Cliffs of Moher, step back in time in ancient castles and immerse yourself in the magic of Ireland on this classic rail tour.

Departs from June 2020 to September 2020.

Lodges of Glacier National Park 7 days from $2020

Take in the beauty and history of one of the country’s most beloved parks with a tour highlighting outdoor recreation and charming lodges.

Departs from August 2020 to August 2020.

Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands & Yellowstone 11 days from $3339

Saddles, Stetsons, Buffalo and more greet you on this 11-day Wild West Adventure! Be awestruck by the scenery of Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Badlands National Parks, relive the stories of the old West in Cody and Deadwood, marvel at the sight of Mount Rushmore, and be exhilarated on an off-road Jeep Safari. Your adventure awaits!

Departs from June 2020 to September 2020.

National Parks & Big Sky Country 11 days from $3120

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 2020 to August 2020.

New England Autumn Foliage Express 8 days from $2499

Uncover the magic that surrounds New England in the autumn on this daylight-only rail journey.

Departs from September 2020 to October 2020.


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