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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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Moraine Lake in Banff
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4.7 stars(86 reviews)
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$1,721 pp
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$2,048 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
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Cabin Emerald at Lake Yoho National Park
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4.7 stars(40 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
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$2,467 pp
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Moraine Lake Banff National Park
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4.7 stars(32 reviews)
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$2,553 pp
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St Joseph Oratory Montreal
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4.8 stars(33 reviews)
2022JulAugSepOct
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$3,512 pp
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Belugas In Churchill River
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2023JulAug
8 days from
$4,251 pp
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Rocky Mountain Colorado Autumn
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4.6 stars(9 reviews)
2022JulAugSepOct
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Iconic View of Morants Curve
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4.9 stars(10 reviews)
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$7,013 pp
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Train in Canadian Rockies
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4.7 stars(27 reviews)
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$5,373 pp
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Cuisine & Culture: Barcelona, Madrid, Seville
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  • DestinationSpain
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  • DestinationPortugal
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South Rim of the Grand Canyon
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4.5 stars(77 reviews)
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Our customers love our Independent Tours tours
California Zephyr with Yosemite National Park - Chicago to San Francisco
23 Oct 2021
Michael
5 stars
“We enjoyed the experience. Considering the unavoidable space restrictions on a train, the goog use of all spaces was impressive.
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Coast Starlight Experience
10 Oct 2021
Sandra J
5 stars
“1377 miles from Seattle to L.A. We had a sleeper room and nice large window. It was so relaxing watching the towns go by. Our room was clean, the staff helpful and friendly. The food was fresh and delicious.
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Glacier National Park & Chicago
10 Oct 2021
Cheryl
5 stars
“Vacations by Rail took care of all the details and we had a wonderful, relaxing time in Glacier National Park.
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Empire Builder Experience - Chicago to Seattle
28 Sep 2021
Melinda C., Greenbrier, AR
5 stars
“We had no idea what to expect and we're happily surprised at the ease and enjoyment of our trip. I haven't had a vacation that relaxing in a long time.
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Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure
21 Sep 2021
Joanne C., Two Rivers, WI
5 stars
“Everything went as planned from the ease of booking the trip, to the hotel arrangements and the rail reservations.
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Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure - Los Angeles
20 Sep 2021
Leticia
5 stars
“EASY TRAVEL, GREAT ADVENTURE ,OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE ALL THE WAY AROUND . A MUST DO ON YOUR LIFE LIST !!
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Empire Builder with Glacier National Park - Chicago to Seattle
18 Sep 2021
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 2021
RKCharlton
5 stars
“We enjoyed the experience through Vacations by Rail.
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Alaska by Day
12 Sep 2021
George E, Verona, WI
5 stars
“All connections, transfers, credit processing and keeping us informed were exemplary. The timing and sequencing of the various tours and stops were perfect and allowed recovery and prep time for the next leg. VBR (Bridget) was also excellent in responding to questions or concerns.
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