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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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2024MayJunJulAugSepOct
2025MayJunJulAugSepOct
Independent
6 days from
$3,452 pp
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$3,452
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  • AccommodationRail
  • TransportRail
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Alaska Railroad Traveling Through Mountains
Independent
4.2 stars(8 reviews)
2024MayJunJulAugSep
Independent
8 days from
$3,440 pp
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8 days from
$3,440
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  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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9 days from
$2,400
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  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportRail
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Baddeck
Independent
4.5 stars(30 reviews)
2024MayJunJulAugSepOct
Independent
10 days from
$2,374 pp
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$2,374
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  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportRail
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5 days from
$1,089
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  • TransportRail
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Matsumoto Castle Japan
Cuisine & Culture
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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Kancamagus Highway
Independent
3.5 stars(6 reviews)
2024MayJunJulAugSepOct
Independent
8 days from
$2,745 pp
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$2,745
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7 days from
$2,266
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  • AccommodationRail
  • TransportRail
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Bay Of Fundy
Independent
4.0 stars(5 reviews)
2024JunJulAugSepOct
Independent
10 days from
$2,677 pp
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$2,677
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  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportRail
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6 days from
$1,726
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  • AccommodationRail
  • TransportRail
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9 days from
$3,012
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  • AccommodationHotel
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7 days from
$2,077
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Our customers love our Rail & Drive tours
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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Alaska Circle Tour Rail & Car
12 Aug 2023
MICHAEL EUGENE HELBERT
5 stars
“I was a little anxious but they had everything covered no problem.
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Highlights of New England: Rail & Drive
27 Oct 2023
HILTON FRITSCH
4 stars
“O felt the Dagny Hotel was a bit over rated at 5 stars. The tours we went of and the rail travel was excellent.
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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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