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The world is full of jaw-droppingly beautiful sights - vistas and destinations that must be experienced in person to believe. All around the globe, these amazing spectacles are brought to life before your eyes, thanks to scenic rail trips. These journeys connect world-class cities, charming towns, and landmark sites while putting you in the passenger seat to enjoy the view. So take a look around, and watch the amazing panoramas unfold as you explore aboard these memorable railways. 

In North America, experience Alaska's tidewaters and the lush surroundings of Denali National Park, as well as destinations that highlight Alaska's indigenous culture. Journey between  America's national parks, filled with glaciers, rock formations, lush flora, incredible wildlife, and extraordinary geothermal activity. Admire the autumnal beauty of the Northeast while traveling aboard heritage rail lines and taking in the vibrant colors of the foliage. Enjoy the rugged nature of America's Western Frontier, a place where historic mining towns lie amongst impressive mountain ranges, ranches, and desert expanses. Scenic railroad tours may also take you into the unspoiled natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies, its verdant river valleys, rushing rapids, dense rainforest, and towering mountain peaks. 

Across the Atlantic, trek to Europe's famous lakes and mountains, and meander through the historical towns and opulent cities that make this continent so unique. The sun-kissed south of France and Germany's Rhine Valley are remarkable destinations to explore by rail. In the Swiss Alps and the Scottish Highlands, scenic train trips highlight some of the most picturesque vistas in the world. Whether your rail vacation takes you across the country or across the globe, explore destinations that are sure to impress and depart with colorful memories to last a lifetime.

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Moraine Lake in Banff
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4.7 stars(86 reviews)
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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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Moraine Lake Banff National Park
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Tuscany
Great Rail Journeys
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St Joseph Oratory Montreal
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Aerial Shot Of Three Majestic Glaciers Alaska
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Dead Horse Point National Scenic Landscape
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Glacier National Park Montana
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Trondheim
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Glacier Express over Stone Bridge
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Bison Herd Moulton Barn Grand Teton National Park
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America's Great National Parks
6/Feb
RAGHURAJ
5 stars
“We did a 13 day tour of America's Great National Park in 2019 and were extremely happy with everything about the tour. Great hotel accommodation, great food, great tour guide, nice bus, excellent hotel check in/out and baggage handling. I can not cite one instance where we thought VBR put profits over the comfort of travelers. I have to especially mention the tour guide - very knowledgable and went out of his way in making us all comfortable. We have booked a tour this summer to Alaska.
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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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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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Alaska Wilderness Tour
10 Sep 2021
Cindy W, Nineveh, IN
5 stars
“Many people have asked us what company we used for this trip and we have referred vacation by rail and representative Frank Howard.
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