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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

New England’s Fall Foliage Express 8 days from $2699

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 October 2019.

New England’s Rails & Sails featuring Newport 8 days from $2789

Admire how the historic towns and verdant forests meet the blue waters of the Atlantic on this rail and sail adventure through New England.

Departs from June 2020 to October 2020.

Oberammergau & the Castles, Mountains and Lakes of Bavaria 2020 9 days from $2245

Enjoy a Bavarian adventure where you'll travel to mountaintops, tour castles, and take in the famous Oberammergau Passion Play.

Departs from May 2020 to September 2020.

Quebec to the Maritimes featuring VIA’s Ocean 12 days from $3599

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 2020 to September 2020.

Southwest Chief & Panama Canal Cruise 19 days from $4020

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

Departs from December 2019 to February 2020.

The Northern Lights & Lapland 11 days from $3095

Traveling on some of Scandinavia's most scenic railroads, our tour takes us to the spectacularly beautiful Lofoten Islands and offers several opportunities to see the Aurora Borealis.

Departs from January 2020 to March 2020.

Trains of New York featuring Niagara Falls 10 days from $2995

Experience the history and beauty of Upstate New York on this well-planned rail tour, which features three heritage rail journeys and a 4-day stay at the incomparable Otesaga Resort.

Departs from July 2020 to September 2020.

USA Coast to Coast 19 days from $5065

Travel from New York to San Francisco exploring all the highlights along the way, including Manhattan, the White House, Chicago, the Rocky Mountains, the Grand Canyon, Hollywood and San Francisco.

Departs from September 2019 to September 2020.

Yellowstone, Grand Tetons & Jackson 10 days from $2955

From mountains and cowboy towns to two national parks, the varied scenes of the West surround on this 10-day tour through Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.

Departs from June 2020 to August 2020.

A Taste of Quebec 6 days from $2195

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

Departs from May 2019 to September 2020.

Across Canada by Train 14 days from $3431

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

Departs from April 2019 to October 2020.

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 2020.

America Coast to Coast with Grand Canyon 14 days from $2995

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

Departs from April 2019 to October 2020.

Banff & Jasper - Winter Magic 9 days from $2468

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 2019 to December 2020.

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 2020.

Best of the Rockies 8 days from $3925

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 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.

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 $3913

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

Departs from November 2019 to March 2021.

California Zephyr & Mexican Riviera Cruise 14 days from $2850

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 January 2020 to January 2021.

California Zephyr Experience 5 days from $855

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 2019 to October 2020.

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 September 2020.

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 2020.

Canada Coast to Coast 17 days from $7223

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 2020.

Canada’s Rockies & Alaska Cruise 16 days from $3620

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 June 2019 to September 2020.


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