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Independent Rail Tours

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
Heritage Tour
Save Up to $200
4.3 stars(160 reviews)
Independent
2024JulAugSepOct
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7 days from
$2,682 pp $2,582 pp
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Moraine Lake Banff National Park
Heritage Tour
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4.6 stars(105 reviews)
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South Rim of the Grand Canyon
Heritage Tour
4.3 stars(163 reviews)
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$1,188 pp
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Train in Canadian Rockies
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4.5 stars(56 reviews)
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$7,617 pp $7,417 pp
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St Joseph Oratory Montreal
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4.6 stars(55 reviews)
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$3,604 pp $3,404 pp
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Cabin Emerald at Lake Yoho National Park
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$3,891 pp $3,691 pp
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Glacier Express in the Goms Valley
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4.6 stars(24 reviews)
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$1,925 pp $1,825 pp
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Landwasser Viaduct Glacier Express
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4.5 stars(49 reviews)
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$3,615 pp $3,515 pp
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Moose Has Right of way Denali National Park
4.5 stars(74 reviews)
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$2,466 pp
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Red Rocks Park At Sunrise Near Denver Colorado
4.6 stars(13 reviews)
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$1,699 pp
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Cuisine & Culture
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$2,755 pp $2,655 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
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Highlights of Switzerland & Italy by Rail
20 Jun 2024
RHONDA MICHELLE SVENSSON
5 stars
“We had a wonderful time. The hotels booked for us were within walking distance from the train stations and everything was well planned. We would highly recommend Vacations by Rail.
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Alaska Circle Tour Rail & Car
19 Jun 2024
JOAN C
5 stars
“We had a great experience in Alaska. All of the hotels and travel itineraries were spot-on! The driving part of the trip was an adventure in itself. The lack of signage on the highways made it challenging at times, but added to the adventure in a good way. We highly recommend this trip. Alaska is magnificent in so many ways and this tour gave us the opportunity to explore on our own rather than having every minute planned.
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Alaska Wilderness Tour
19 Jun 2024
Gerry Fightmaster
5 stars
“It was a comfortable and practical way of exploring the landscape and wildlife of Alaska with just the right mix of activity and just hanging out. The facilities provided adequate and sometimes above average comforts that are expected with an experience like this. The Independent tour was the best way for me to show my 6 year old grandson what Alaska is like. By the way he loved the Denali park sled dog kennel.
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Lakes, Mountains & The Rockies
19 Jun 2024
KIM PAULSON MILL
5 stars
“Great trip except for a lack of communication for the first day in Jasper...our hotel was changed and the pickup location for the first tour was also changed without notifying us...after that the trip was wonderful!!
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Quebec to the Maritimes
19 Jun 2024
JUDITH MILLER DANIHER
5 stars
“We enjoyed this trip, our first to Canada. In addition to the planned part of the trip we added Toronto so we could see the Canadian side of the falls... worth seeing. We liked that the hotels were all walking distance to the tours and transportation. Well researched by your planners. The meals on the trains along with the service were wonderful. Great work by lots of people to make our vacation one to remember. We had couple of instances where we had to reach out to you and you took care of the issues.
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Vancouver to Montreal Trans Canada Adventure
19 Jun 2024
VALERIE PEXTON
5 stars
“Everything was as described and organized. Best trip ever!
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Exploring Western Canada
18 Jun 2024
Theron
5 stars
“Amazing views, incredible service, trip of a lifetime!
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Montreal & Quebec City by Rail
18 Jun 2024
JOSEPH HARRISON
5 stars
“Great trip arranged by Vacations by Rail(VBR) It was a wonderful trip . Planning made easy by VBR'S representatives. One problem we require refund on one tour that was canceled but no one responds to our emails at VBR requesting refund and can't get through by phone, still trying.
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Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska by Sea
17 Jun 2024
Diana Etherton
5 stars
“This was our first time on a train, we loved it, we are now spoiled.
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