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Escorted Tours and Independent Vacations
With a Rail Experience

Some escorted tours and independent vacations feature a train component. It might be a multi-day rail journey that's built into a longer tour itinerary or an excursion that lasts just a few hours. In Australia, for example, you could spend one day and night exploring the Outback on the Ghan as part of an 18-day escorted tour. In Switzerland, travel for one afternoon through the Swiss Alps on the Bernina Express, an engineering marvel and UNESCO World Heritage site. Or, see the United States' Grand Canyon on a daytime excursion aboard its famous train.

Independent vacation packages sometimes use trains as transportation between major cities. You might travel between London and Paris aboard the Eurostar or hop on a train between stays in Rome, Florence and Venice.

The train portion of your vacation is included in the upfront price, along with your accommodations and other transportation. With escorted tours, many meals, guided sightseeing and other activities are also included.

Escorted tours and independent vacations that include a rail experience are featured on this page, and you can use the box at left to search for your ideal trip. To view Train Tours that are focused entirely on rail travel, click here.

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Trips 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 Travel Style Company Quality*  

Trips With a Rail Experience - Africa
Egypt on a Shoestring 8 Cairo, Egypt  Cairo, Egypt  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Best of Egypt 8 Cairo, Egypt  Cairo, Egypt  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
North Morocco Adventure 9 Casablanca, Morocco  Marrakech, Morocco  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Essential Egypt 9 Cairo, Egypt  Cairo, Egypt  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Best of Morocco Family Holiday 10 Casablanca, Morocco  Marrakech, Morocco  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 17 Africa trips
Trips With a Rail Experience - Alaska
Grand Alaskan Adventure 7 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Cosmos Budget Dates and Prices
Nature's Best: Alaska 7 Fairbanks, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Globus First Class Dates and Prices
Jewels of Alaska 7 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Insight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Jewels of Alaska 2022 7 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Insight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Alaska's Northern Lights 2022 7 Anchorage, AK  Fairbanks, AK  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 21 Alaska trips
Trips With a Rail Experience - Asia
Tokyo: Window to Japan 4 Tokyo, Japan  Tokyo, Japan  Independent SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Sapa Adventure 5 Hanoi, Vietnam  Hanoi, Vietnam  Independent Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Northern Vietnam Escape: Sapa and Surrounds 5 Hanoi, Vietnam  Hanoi, Vietnam  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Northern Vietnam Escape: Sapa and Surrounds 2021-2022 5 Hanoi, Vietnam  Hanoi, Vietnam  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
China's Harbin Ice Festival 5 Beijing, China  Beijing, China  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 217 Asia trips
Trips With a Rail Experience - Australia & New Zealand
Glacier and Coastal Wonder 8 Christchurch, New Zealand  Christchurch, New Zealand  Escorted SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Marvels of the West Coast 8 Christchurch, New Zealand  Christchurch, New Zealand  Independent SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Top of the South 8 Christchurch, New Zealand  Christchurch, New Zealand  Escorted SITA First Class Dates and Prices
New Zealand Splendor 9 Auckland, New Zealand  Christchurch, New Zealand  Escorted SITA First Class Dates and Prices
The Sun Seeker 10 Byron Bay, Australia  Cairns, Australia  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 59 Australia & New Zealand trips
Trips With a Rail Experience - Canada
Canada's Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer 8 Calgary, Canada  Vancouver, Canada  Escorted Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Canada's Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer 2022 8 Calgary, Canada  Vancouver, Canada  Escorted Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Canadian Rockies featuring Rocky Mountaineer 8 Vancouver, Canada  Calgary, Canada  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Western Canada by Rail 9 Calgary, Canada  Vancouver, Canada  Escorted Cosmos Budget Dates and Prices
Canadian Rockies by Train 9 Vancouver, Canada  Calgary, Canada  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 37 Canada trips
Trips With a Rail Experience - Europe and Britain
GoldenPass Line 3 Lucerne, Switzerland  Montreux, Switzerland  Independent SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Bernina Express 3 St. Moritz, Switzerland  Lugano, Switzerland  Escorted SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Glacier Express - Summer 3 Zermatt, Switzerland  St. Moritz, Switzerland  Independent SITA First Class Dates and Prices
2 Nights London & 2 Nights Paris 5 London, England  Paris, France  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
2 Nights Paris & 2 Nights London 5 Paris, France  London, England  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 601 Europe and Britain trips
Trips With a Rail Experience - Mexico & Central America
The Complete Panama Canal 9 Panama City, Panama  Playa Bonita, Panama  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Trips With a Rail Experience - Middle East
Egypt & Jordan Adventure 15 Cairo, Egypt  Amman, Jordan  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Discover Georgia & Turkey 18 Tbilisi, Georgia  Istanbul, Turkey  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Epic Egypt, Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories 19 Cairo, Egypt  Tel Aviv, Israel  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Best of Egypt, Jordan and Israel 22 Cairo, Egypt  Tel Aviv, Israel  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Uncover Egypt, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories 26 Cairo, Egypt  Tel Aviv, Israel  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Trips With a Rail Experience - South America
Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu 5 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Machu Picchu Getaway with Post-Stay in Lima 5 Cuzco, Peru  Lima, Peru  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Machu Picchu Getaway with Pre-Stay in Lima 5 Lima, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Machu Picchu Getaway with Post-Stay in Lima 5 Cuzco, Peru  Lima, Peru  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Machu Picchu Getaway with Pre-Stay in Lima 2022 5 Lima, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 207 South America trips

* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = 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.