On some itineraries, youll stay on board the train overnight. Long after watching the sun fall below the horizon, settle into your own private sleeping stateroom. While you sleep youre carried to the tour's next stop. Other tours utilize the train only for transportation between destinations. When each day's train travel ends, passengers disembark and stay in hand-picked hotels. Classic train tours include the Rocky Mountaineer in the Canadian Rockies, Amtraks trips to Glacier National Park and the Blue Train in South Africa, among others.
Aside from the fully rail-focused train tours on this page, there are also escorted tours and independent vacations that feature a train component. Some might include one or two days on a historic train as part of a longer tour itinerary. Or, a short train ride on a famous railway might be offered as an excursion during one of the day's activities -- the train excursion could last only a few hours or so. Independent vacations often include train transportation between major cities in the package rate. To view escorted tours and independent vacations that include a rail experience, click here.
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Train tours are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.
|Vacation Name||Days||Starts In||Ends In||Company||Quality*|
|Train Tours - Africa|
|The Blue Train 2014||2||Pretoria, South Africa||Cape Town, South Africa||African Tvl||Dates and Prices|
|Rovos Rail 2014 (Cape Town to Pretoria)||3||Pretoria, South Africa||Cape Town, South Africa||African Tvl||Dates and Prices|
|Train Tours - Asia|
|Palace on Wheels 2014||8||Delhi, India||Delhi, India||SITA||Dates and Prices|
|Trans-Siberian & Mongolia 2014-2015||16||Beijing, China||Moscow, Russia||Intrepid||Dates and Prices|
|Trans Mongolian Adventure 2014-2015||17||St. Petersburg, Russia||Beijing, China||G Adventure||Dates and Prices|
|Trans-Mongolian Experience 2014-2015||21||St. Petersburg, Russia||Beijing, China||Intrepid||Dates and Prices|
|Trans Mongolian Express 2014-2015||21||Beijing, China||St. Petersburg, Russia||G Adventure||Dates and Prices|
|Train Tours - Canada|
|First Passage to the West 2014 (Westbound, Calgary to Vancouver, Rail Only)||2||Calgary, Canada||Vancouver, Canada||Rocky Mtn||Dates and Prices|
|First Passage to the West 2014 (Eastbound, Vancouver to Banff, Rail Only)||2||Vancouver, Canada||Banff, Canada||Rocky Mtn||Dates and Prices|
|First Passage to the West 2014 (Eastbound, Vancouver to Lake Louise, Rail Only)||2||Vancouver, Canada||Lake Louise, Canada||Rocky Mtn||Dates and Prices|
|First Passage to the West 2014 (Westbound, Banff to Vancouver, Rail Only)||2||Banff, Canada||Vancouver, Canada||Rocky Mtn||Dates and Prices|
|First Passage to the West 2014 (Westbound, Lake Louise to Vancouver, Rail Only)||2||Lake Louise, Canada||Vancouver, Canada||Rocky Mtn||Dates and Prices|
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|Train Tours - U.S. (Continental)|
|Grand Canyon Family Adventure 2014-2015||5||Flagstaff, AZ||Flagstaff, AZ||Amtrak||Dates and Prices|
|Philadelphia and Baltimore Family Adventure 2014||5||Philadelphia, PA||Baltimore, MD||Amtrak||Dates and Prices|
|Washington DC and Williamsburg Family Adventure 2014||6||Washington, D.C.||Williamsburg, VA||Amtrak||Dates and Prices|
|Coast to the Canyon 2014||6||Los Angeles, CA||Los Angeles, CA||Amtrak||Dates and Prices|
|New York City and Philadelphia Museums 2014||6||New York City, NY||Philadelphia, PA||Amtrak||Dates and Prices|
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These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.
= Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
= First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
= Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.
** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.