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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

Lodges of Glacier National Park 7 days from $1895

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 July 2019 to August 2019.

Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands, & Yellowstone 11 days from $3199

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 2019 to September 2019.

New England’s Fall Foliage Express 8 days from $2599

Experience the warm palette of colors only offered by the gorgeous fall foliage of New England on this daylight-only tour.

Departs from September 2019 to September 2019.

New England’s Rails & Sails 8 days from $2495

Admire how the colorful leaves of autumn contrast with the blue waters of the Atlantic on this rail and sail adventure through scenic New England.

Departs from September 2019 to October 2019.

Quebec to the Maritimes featuring VIA’s Ocean 12 days from $3396

Immerse yourself in the coastal beauty of Eastern Canada, with a journey from the historic center of Quebec City, through New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and out to Prince Edward Island, where Scottish culture comes to life.

Departs from July 2019 to September 2019.

Southwest Chief & Panama Canal Cruise 19 days from $3935

Set off for adventure on a 19-day rail-cruise vacation across America's west and through the Panama Canal.

Departs from December 2018 to February 2020.

Summertime Rails & Sails of New England 8 days from $2395

The coastal essence of the Eastern seaboard comes to life on this summertime rail and sail adventure through some of the most scenic and historic areas of New England.

Departs from June 2019 to June 2019.

Yellowstone & Glacier Adventure Tour 11 days from $2895

Experience Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park over the course of 11 days on this tour, which combines travel aboard iconic trains with escorted sightseeing along the path followed by America's pioneers.

Departs from June 2019 to August 2019.

A Taste of Quebec 6 days from $2780

Explore the best of French Canada on this luxurious 6-day vacation.

Departs from May 2019 to September 2019.

Across Canada By Train 14 days from $3765

Travel across eight Canadian provinces on four exciting trains to create the ultimate Canadian rail adventure!

Departs from April 2019 to October 2019.

America Coast to Coast with Glacier National Park 14 days from $3255

From the Emerald City to New York City, this 14-day rail vacation.

Departs from June 2019 to September 2019.

America Coast to Coast with Grand Canyon 14 days from $2635

From New York City to the Grand Canyon, see the best of the U.S. by train!

Departs from April 2018 to October 2019.

Banff & Jasper - Winter Magic 9 days from $2585

Explore the Canadian winter wonderlands of Banff and Jasper through nature hikes and guided tours that provide great views of wilderness and wildlife.

Departs from December 2018 to December 2019.

Best of California 9 days from $2442

San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego: Three of California’s most beloved cities and the destinations you will discover on this 9-day tour through the Golden State.

Departs from May 2019 to October 2019.

Best of the Rockies 8 days from $3897

Marvel at the wonders of the Canadian landscape on this 8-day rail tour, which both begins and ends in Vancouver.

Departs from April 2019 to October 2019.

Bountiful Nature & Glamorous Swiss Cities by Rail 9 days from $4435

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 2019.

California Zephyr & Alaska Cruise 15 days from $3995

From Lake Michigan to the Golden Gate Bridge to Glacier Bay, this rail-cruise adventure is one of a kind.

Departs from May 2019 to August 2019.

California Zephyr & Hawaii Cruise 19 days from $4004

Say “aloha!” as you set sail on a 19-day rail-cruise adventure!

Departs from January 2019 to April 2020.

California Zephyr & Mexican Riviera Cruise 14 days from $2445

Cross the mountains and deserts of the great American West by rail and see vibrant Mexico by sea. The weather couldn’t be better on this rail-cruise adventure!

Departs from November 2018 to February 2020.

California Zephyr Experience 5 days from $825

Long considered one of the most scenic routes in the United States, the California Zephyr takes you from the beautiful city of Chicago to the City by the Bay, San Francisco, by way of the spectacular Rockies and Sierras.

Departs from March 2018 to October 2019.

California Zephyr with Yellowstone National Park 8 days from $2175

More than 2,000 acres of geysers, hot springs, and lava formations await you in Yellowstone, the world's first national park established in 1872.

Departs from May 2019 to October 2019.

California Zephyr with Yosemite National Park - Chicago to San Francisco 8 days from $1775

Explore both big city culture and grand natural wonders with this trip that takes you from Chicago to San Francisco, traversing through the Rockies and Sierra Mountains, topping off with a visit to beautiful Yosemite National Park.

Departs from May 2019 to October 2019.

Canada Coast to Coast 17 days from $7219

Immerse yourself in beauty of nature, the excitement of the city and everything in between as you make your way through the scenic Canadian landscape.

Departs from May 2019 to September 2019.

Canada’s Rockies & Alaska Cruise 16 days from $3626

Take on the world by land and sea, as you transverse the very best of the Canadian Rockies by train and board a luxury cruise liner for a cruise through Alaska's Inside Passage.

Departs from May 2019 to September 2019.

Canadian Rockies Grand Getaway 10 days from $11650

Travel in style through the Canadian West as you visit the area's highlights via private tours and relax in upscale accommodations.

Departs from June 2019 to September 2019.


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