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Rail & Drive Vacations

Rail-drive vacations provide a scenic and efficient way to see the country in one well-planned itinerary. Travel long-distances by train, letting one of the country's legendary overnight trains take on the miles as you settle in for a relaxing trip between metropolises. Visit smaller towns and scenic sights by car, driving along scenic highways or local byways at your own pace, stopping to take in the sights from scenic overlooks or visit quaint communities along your route.

Rail-Drive vacations can combine travel aboard the USA's acclaimed Coast Starlight, California Zephyr, Southwest Chief, or Lake Shore Limited trains with visits to popular regions in the West, Southwest and East Coast. Visit California's coastal communities or Northern California's wine country. Follow the call of the colorful southwest with stays in New Mexico and southern Colorado. Or, uncover the history of early America in New England. 

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Cabin Emerald at Lake Yoho National Park
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2024JulAugSepOct
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6 days from
$3,891 pp $3,691 pp
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  • AccommodationRail
  • TransportRail
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Matsumoto Castle Japan
Cuisine & Culture
Escorted
2024Oct
2025MarAprMaySepOct
Escorted
14 days from
$4,995 pp
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$4,995
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  • DestinationJapan
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Alaska Railroad Traveling Through Mountains
4.5 stars(13 reviews)
Independent
2024JulAugSep
2025MayJunJulAugSep
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8 days from
$3,652 pp
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$3,652
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Rocky Mountain Colorado Autumn
3.9 stars(16 reviews)
Independent
2024JulAugSepOct
2025MayJunJulAugSepOct
Independent
9 days from
$2,306 pp
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  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportRail
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Kancamagus Highway
Independent
2024JulAugSepOct
2025MayJunJulAugSepOct
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8 days from
$2,762 pp
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$2,762
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Baddeck
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4.5 stars(30 reviews)
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2024JulAugSepOct
2025MayJunJulAugSepOct
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10 days from
$2,481 pp $2,381 pp
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$2,381
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  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportRail
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Bay Of Fundy
Save Up to $200
4.0 stars(5 reviews)
Independent
2024JulAugSepOct
Independent
10 days from
$2,677 pp $2,577 pp
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  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
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Hopewell Rocks Bay Of Fundy
Save Up to $200
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2024JulAugSepOct
Independent
10 days from
$2,610 pp $2,510 pp
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  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportRail
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6 days from
$997
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  • TransportRail
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Boston Park
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2024JulAugSepOct
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8 days from
$2,692 pp
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$2,692
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$2,573
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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7 days from
$2,215
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Our customers love our Rail & Drive tours
Alaska Circle Tour Rail & Car
19/Jun
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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Ultimate Winter Wonderland: Iditarod & Northern Lights
12/Mar
Christine Alderson
5 stars
“Great way to see the beautiful state of Alaska in the winter. Bus & rail transportations were wonderful.
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Quebec City, Nova Scotia, & Prince Edward Island
04 Oct 2023
Constance Holden
5 stars
“This was our second VBR Canadian trip and both have been excellent and modestly-priced. The hotels were interesting. Enjoyed having a car and finding our own eateries and activities. Discovered that it is possible to customize a trip. We added a day to each of the stops and were glad that we did. Staff was always available and responsive.
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California Zephyr with Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
06 Jun 2023
Barbara Anderson
4 stars
“The views were amazing! We had a car rental waiting for us at Salt Lake City. We enjoyed driving ourselves into Jackson Hole, Grand Tetons (and they are GRAND!), and Yellowstone. Simply amazing! The bedroom was small and cramped, but served it's purpose. The toilet in our room did not flush appropriately so we ended up with a smell in our space. The hotels were great, as well as all the other accommodations made. As senior adults, it was part of our bucket list to experience train travel. We did, but seriously doubt we will ever travel this way again. There should be some sort of rotation system placed on the observation car. This is one of the most scenic train trips. People should NOT be allowed to camp out in there with no disregard for others on the train.
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High Tides and Scenic Trains
16 Sep 2022
SUSAN WALFORD
4 stars
“Lovely scenery but the schedule needs refining because the train is always running late - I believe it’s only temporary due to ongoing rail upgrades and maintenance but it makes the schedule too tight for things to proceed smoothly.
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