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Begin and end your vacation in the same destination with a round trip vacati0n by rail. These grand adventures double the sights you see as the train travels a northern and southern route, or in a loop, to your beginning and endpoint. Each course is highlighted by stops in vibrant cities and scenic destinations that bring to life the essence of the regions through which they travel. Select from circle tours in the United States, Canada or Europe, and enjoy distinct geographical differences, as well as completely different train experiences, in each country.

Amtrak roundtrip rail vacations in the U.S. can travel west from Chicago and over the Colorado Rockies to Salt Lake City and San Francisco aboard the California Zephyr. The return to the Windy City follows a course through the colorful Southwest aboard the Southwest Chief. Set out through the unique landscapes of California, departing from San Francisco and  visiting Yosemite National Park and the wineries of Napa Valley. There are also  tours that highlight the colorful autumn hues and historical sites of New England. These convenient tours even make their rounds through Alaska.

In Canada, join a grand rail circle through the Canadian Rockies. You can elect to travel roundtrip aboard the all-daylight Rocky Mountaineer train or take one leg of the trip aboard VIA Rail's Canadian, adding a classic overnight rail experience to your vacation. Across the pond, these spectacular journeys can include time in Switzerland, home to some of the most scenic railways in the world and the awe-inspiring Swiss Alps. Vacations in Scotland present ancient castles and moving views of the Scottish Highlands aboard iconic rail lines. Join us for an expedition to remember in some of the world's best locales. 

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South Rim of the Grand Canyon
Heritage Tour
4.3 stars(163 reviews)
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Vermont Early Autumn Rural Scene
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4.5 stars(62 reviews)
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Glacier Express over Stone Bridge
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Boston Massachusetts
Last 100 Spaces
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Kancamagus Highway During Foliage Season
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Jungfrau Express
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  • DestinationGermany, Switzerland, The Netherlands
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Durango & Silverton Train
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Chateau De Chenonceau
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Glacier Express & St Moritz
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First Class Colorado Rail Adventure featuring Rocky Mountaineer
22/Jun
Betty Leder
5 stars
“Very nice trip
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Highland Adventure
21/Jun
Michelle Germundson
5 stars
“Riding the steam trains was very fun! The tours were fantastic. Eilen Donan castle was our favorite stop.
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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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Deluxe Alaska Highlights
13/Jun
ADAM R KIDAN
5 stars
“Great vacation. First time doing a vacation by rail and first time in Alaska. Great trip all around. Good for all ages.
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Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure
11/Jun
MARK CASEY
5 stars
“Everyone was very polite, friendly and helpful. Hotels and train were clean and comfortable. We are going to take another trip.
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Railroads & Castles of Wales
10/Jun
Beth
5 stars
“Wonderful trip. Loved the hotel and perfect amount of touring vs free time.
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Highlights of Tuscany
3/Jun
Evelyn Cruzpino
5 stars
“My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour for itinerary, keeping the same hotel for each night of journey, and good balance of arranged guided tours to personal venture time. Tour manager Joanne Long was EXCELLENT! She made the entire trip most enjoyable with her friendliness, regional knowledge and accessibility by way of excellent communication before, during and after travel time together. Her high energy and professionalism kept a pleasant and cohesive atmosphere for the whole group to feel comfortable and at ease. Highly recommend this tour.
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Best of the Rockies
24/May
Keith Gilroy
5 stars
“The scenery was fabulous and the Gold Leaf Package was perfect. Great Food and Great Hotels in Banff and Lake Louise. The Rocky Mountaineer train was excellent but the return trip from Jasper on Canadian VIA Rail was only OK. The food and accommodation were a step down and we had a number of rail delays due to freight trains which have priority. Arrived back in Vancouver 5 hours late.
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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland in Winter
30/Apr
Chris M
5 stars
“For context, we live in New Zealand and booked to do this trip in March 2020, but Covid got in the way. We thought that was it, we'd never get to go. We were given a credit by Vacations By Rail (VBR) as many other companies did. Then, for global, cost and personal reasons, we could not do this trip until this year. Now I have to say, VBR went above and beyond to keep the dream alive. Their team (Hilary, Charles, Gabrielle and others) were very supportive and got us on tour in March 2024 and it was just fantastic. The itinerary was very well planned, presented and easy to follow. It gave us time and options along the way. The 15-day SwissPass, SBB (Swiss Rail) and their SBB App were the magic that unlocked so many things to do. We used it heaps in Zurich and the surrounding regions where we had 6 days. We used it to visit museums, take Lake Cruises, Trains, Buses and Trams everywhere all included. A free tour of Chillon castle in Montreux (great to do, get the audio guide) etc... The hotels were great. Zurich, Old Town, Hotel Wellenberg great location and staff, Zermatt Alpenhof, brilliant, was the best we stayed in. Great hotel, luxury, location and restaurant (ask them to pick you up from the station, good to know). Same at the Crystal in St Moritz, give them a call. Interlaken Royal St George was pure luxury. Beautiful place. And many more. All an excellent experience. As you can see we really enjoyed this trip and have nothing but praise for how VBR looked after us for four years and then with their excellent tour, meticulous planning and great choices of destinations and hotels. And all by email and a few calls from Chicago 13,000kms away. Thanks again. We couldn't ask for more and will remember this one for quite a long time. Chris & Helen Some things we learnt along the way; - Switzerland shops and supermarkets are shut on Sundays except for small grocery stores, cafes, pubs and restaurants etc - If you are travelling in March/April just think about the impact Easter may have on your travels and day. Otherwise, great time of the year to travel. Not too many tourists and skiers. Not weather extremes either - Ask the hotels about pickups from stations. - Check the local attractions in and around Zurich. Some great places to see - The Zurich Tourism office in Zurich's Hauptbahnhof is very good and well worth a visit for ideas and savings, oh and free WiFi as is SBB - Have some change as they charge for the public bathrooms, 2CHF. Many have PayWave.
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