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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

Best of the Western Parks 10 days from $2995

Behold the most impressive national parks in the United States – Yellowstone, Glacier and Grand Teton – on this new rail tour to the wild west.

Departs from August 2020 to August 2020.

Biarritz & Bordeaux Cruise 10 days from $2325

Pristine beaches, delicious wine and some of the most enchanting views one could imagine await your rail and cruise discovery in southwestern France.

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.

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.

Canadian Snow Train 7 days from $2200

Travel across Canada, wind through the Rockies, and explore cosmopolitan cities on this winter journey that takes you through five provinces.

Departs from December 2019 to April 2021.

Canyons & Deserts featuring Sedona 9 days from $2259

Watch as the Wild West comes to life with two heritage rail excursions, a memorable drive along Route 66 and visits to some of the country’s most awe-inspiring sites.

Departs from May 2020 to October 2020.

Cape Town, the Blue Train & Kruger National Park 11 days from $3889

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

Departs from February 2020 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.

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

Temples, monasteries and idyllic scenes surround as you uncover the mysteries and charms of Eastern India and little-seen Bhutan.

Departs from February 2020 to October 2020.

Deluxe Alaska Highlights 8 days from $2722

Riding the Alaska Railroad, you see all the best of Alaska including Kenai Fjords and Denali National Parks.

Departs from May 2020 to September 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

By deluxe motorcoach, train and ferry, spend 12 days exploring the “Land of the Rising Sun” from Tokyo to Miyajima.

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

Discover the West Highlands and Cairngorms on this fabulous round trip rail tour of Scotland.

Departs from March 2020 to October 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.

Five-Star Highlands Cruise 9 days from $3315

Explore the rugged Scottish Highlands on a cruise on the Lord of the Highlands

Departs from May 2020 to August 2020.


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