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Embark on an independent tour by train and get set for adventure! Set your own pace as you follow a well-crafted itinerary to popular destinations throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Blaze a trail of discovery on heritage and history tours. Uncover North America's natural wonders with national parks vacations.  Revel in the romance of Europe's capital cities.

Each independent rail tour features travel along legendary train routes, comprehensive sightseeing and ample time at leisure. Choose from an extensive selection of regional tours, cross-country rail vacations, rail-drive getaways, and rail-cruise packages.

 

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Global Rail Adventures 2021/22

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  • DestinationGermany, Switzerland
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Spring Day In The Italian Rural Landscape
2021Oct
7 days from
$1,865 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
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Montmorency Falls And Bridge
2022MayJunJulAugSep
6 days from
$2,423 pp
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  • AccommodationHotel
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St Joseph Oratory Montreal
4.8 stars(33 reviews)
2022AprMayJunJulAug...
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$3,882 pp
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  • AccommodationRail
  • TransportRail
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Alaska by Day
4.8 stars(18 reviews)
2022MayJunJulAugSep
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$3,315 pp
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  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Moose Has Right of way Denali National Park
4.8 stars(28 reviews)
2022MayJunJulAugSep
7 days from
$1,473 pp
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Caribou Deer on Mount Denali
5.0 stars(5 reviews)
2022JunJulAug
8 days from
$4,079 pp
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Dalton Highway Ice Road in Alaska
2021NovDec
2022JanFebMar
9 days from
$2,170 pp
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  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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14 days from
$3,980
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Grand Canyon Sunset
2021Oct
2022AprMayJunJulAug...
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  • AccommodationRail
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Arctic Circle Experience with Kantishna
2022JunJulAugSep
7 days from
$3,363 pp
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Aurora Viewing at Bettles Lodge
2021OctNovDec
2022JanFebMar
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Empire Builder with Glacier National Park - Chicago to Seattle
18/Sep
Nancy
5 stars
“Vacation by Rail made it very easy to book our trip, and answered all our pre-trip questions quickly. The train staff was polite and helpful, and facilitated boarding and debarking the train. Additionally, the service and qualify of food in the dining car were impressive. We very much enjoyed watching the countryside from our cabin. However, the train tracks themselves have not been well-maintained, making for a rocky riding experience. Sadly, St. Mary's Lodge was experiencing staffing shortages and turmoil, making the dining experience there fairly unenjoyable. The park itself was spectacular. Very glad we made the trip.
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Glacier National Park Escape-Chicago to Seattle
17/Sep
RKCharlton
5 stars
“We enjoyed the experience through Vacations by Rail.
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Alaska Wilderness Tour
5/Sep
Linda
5 stars
“Travel Gold Star. It's the Best!
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Alaska by Day
4/Sep
Debbie Williams
5 stars
“Due to Covid restrictions we selected this trip to replace another that involved a cruise and we are so very glad we did. All of the excursions were just as described and we had a wonderful time. Even with mostly cloudy skies, Alaska is amazingly beautiful! All of our tour guides were friendly, knowledgeable and lots of fun. We did this trip with our best friends and we highly recommend it to anyone wanting to see Alaska.
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Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure
28 Mar 2020
Raymond
5 stars
“This was a great trip and a wonderful experience
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Canadian Snow Train with Jasper
21 Mar 2020
CES
5 stars
“The Canadian Snow Train with three nights in Jasper was just spectacular! We always wanted to take a train across Canada and this one filled the bill. This trip takes you through five Canadian Provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. I highly recommend doing this trip in winter because the snow just makes everything so beautiful and you are sitting on the train just taking it all in, not even wearing a coat! The three nights in Jasper was also wonderful and yes, you will need a coat but not as many layers as you might think. Yes, it is cold but it is a dry cold and not the damp coldness we have in the east.
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Winter in the Rockies
06 Dec 2019
PATRICIA
5 stars
“Train trip was interesting-food was very good. Hotels were lovely. It was very cold but the recent snowfall made the scenery seem like winter wonderland. I would recommend it to friends
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Vancouver to Montreal Trans Canada Adventure
21 Nov 2019
LINDA
5 stars
“What a relaxing way to travel! Good food, good service and comfy beds! Will definitely travel this way again!
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Alaska by Land and Sea Featuring 3 nights in Denali
25 Oct 2019
DARYL
5 stars
“I have and will continue to recommend this company. I also plan to use Vacations by Rail for some future travels.
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