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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

Canadian Rockies Rail Journey 7 days from $2945

On this seven-day Canadian Rockies Rail Journey, you'll capture views of mountains and valleys only accessible by train, visit the stunning Lake Louise, and explore the city life of Vancouver and Calgary. This vacation is also available from Calgary to Vancouver based on your travel preference.

Departs from April 2019 to October 2019.

Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure 8 days from $3115

Stunning scenery and enchanting adventures await you on this marvelous Canadian Rockies winter tour.

Departs from December 2018 to December 2019.

Canadian Snow Train 7 days from $2082

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

Departs from November 2018 to December 2019.

Canadian Snow Train with Jasper 10 days from $2665

Take a cross-country trip to enjoy views of the stunning Canadian landscape—including mountains, lakes, and wildlife—only available by train.

Departs from November 2018 to December 2019.

Canyons, Glaciers & Waterfalls by Rail 17 days from $3659

Take a rail-journey to three of the US's famed National Parks, aboard three renowned Amtrak trains.

Departs from June 2019 to September 2019.

Chicago to New Orleans & Western Caribbean Cruise 12 days from $2483

Escape the cold and get ready to bask in the sun on this 12-day rail-cruise adventure.

Departs from November 2018 to March 2019.

Chicago, New Orleans, Washington DC, New York City 12 days from $2375

Combine travel aboard 3 renowned rail routes with visits to Chicago, New Orleans, Washington DC, and New York City for a memorable vacation through the Midwest, Deep South, and east coast.

Departs from March 2018 to October 2019.

Christmas in the Rockies 11 days from $3485

Celebrate the holiday season in the Canadian Rockies as you enjoy winter sports, sightseeing, shopping and seasonal festivities.

Departs from December 2018 to December 2019.

Classic Coast to Coast by Rail 6 days from $1555

Get ready for an amazing coast-to-coast adventure, starting in New York City and ending in the "City by the Bay," San Francisco.

Departs from March 2018 to December 2019.

Coast Starlight and the Columbia River Cruise 10 days from $686

Travel along the dazzling Pacific Coast aboard the Coast Starlight for the overnight journey from Los Angeles to Portland, where you will meet the American Empress for your river cruise along the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Highlights of your Pacific Northwest adventure include visits to Astoria, The Dalles and Sacajawea State Park.

Departs from October 2018 to October 2019.

Coast Starlight Experience 4 days from $825

Widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes, the Coast Starlight links the greatest cities on the West Coast.

Departs from January 2018 to December 2019.

Coast Starlight with Alaska Cruise via Glacier Bay 10 days from $2119

Combine two of the most exciting cities on the West Coast with an exciting Alaska cruise to create a spectacular rail-cruise vacation!

Departs from May 2019 to September 2019.

Coast to Coast & the Queen Mary - Eastbound 21 days from $4805

Recall a bygone era of travel on this epic 21-day journey that takes you across the USA by train and across the Atlantic by cruise ship.

Departs from May 2019 to October 2019.

Coast to Coast & the Queen Mary - Westbound 21 days from $5005

Recall a bygone era and embark on a leisurely vacation from the UK to the western USA by cruise ship and train.

Departs from May 2019 to August 2019.

Coast to Coast : San Francisco to New York 10 days from $1575

There is no better way to see the USA than by rail. Travel from coast to coast aboard two iconic long-distance trains, Amtrak’s California Zephyr and Lake Shore Limited. Combine these fantastic overnight rail journeys with city stays in three of the USA’s most popular cosmopolitan cities: San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City.

Departs from March 2018 to December 2019.

Deluxe Switzerland in Winter 10 days from $4490

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 2019 to March 2019.

Eastern Canada Coastal Explorer 10 days from $2665

A full sensory experience, take on the sights, smells and tastes of Eastern Canada on this 10-day journey.

Departs from May 2019 to October 2019.

Eastern Canada Rail & Cruise 15 days from $3249

You'll fall in love with the Eastern Seaboard as you cruise up the Atlantic shores from Boston and down the St. Lawrence River, then travel by train to visit the most popular cities of the area.

Departs from May 2019 to September 2019.

Empire Builder - Glacier National Park & Alaska Cruise 15 days from $3657

Experience all the beauty of the Pacific Northwest on this 15-day rail-cruise vacation.

Departs from June 2019 to August 2019.

Empire Builder Experience - Chicago to Seattle 5 days from $889

Marvel at the lush mountain, forest, plain and coastal scenery of the northern United States from the comfortable cars of the iconic Empire Builder.

Departs from April 2018 to October 2019.

Empire Builder with Alaska Cruise via Glacier Bay 11 days from $2315

Rail-cruise vacation featuring the Empire Builder to Seattle plus a Glacier Bay Alaska cruise.

Departs from May 2019 to September 2019.

Empire Builder with Glacier National Park - Chicago to Seattle 7 days from $1810

Discover all the natural beauty and scenic wonders of Glacier National Park, "The Crown of the Continent" in the majestic Pacific Northwest.

Departs from June 2019 to September 2019.

Excursion to the Canadian Rockies 5 days from $2595

See the best of the Canadian Rockies on this 5-day rail adventure combining cosmopolitan fun with spectacular natural beauty from Vancouver to Calgary.

Departs from May 2019 to October 2019.

Experience Whistler, Vancouver & the Rockies 10 days from $2900

Surround yourself with the majesty of two of Canada’s mountain ranges on this journey through Whistler, Vancouver, Jasper and Banff.

Departs from May 2019 to September 2019.

Explorer’s Circle 7 days from $3910

Set off on two of Canada's premier rail lines - VIA Rail's Canadian and the Rocky Mountaineer - to explore the resort towns and picturesque scenery of Western Canada.

Departs from May 2019 to September 2019.


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