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Vacations By Rail Offers New 2012 Program

January 3, 2012 By: George Dooley Travel Agent

The Chicago-based specialty travel company Vacations By Rail offers 20 new rail tours for 2012.

The new tours range from 8 to 16 days and visit popular destinations and annual events throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Options cited by the tour operator include:

The new Fall Colors and Scenic Trains tour places travelers in the heart of New England’s spectacular autumn foliage.

2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. Beginning and ending in Chicago, the new Calgary Stampede and the Canadian Rockies tour spends three days at this annual event.

Travelers can also head to Arizona with its Spring Training by Rail tour that combines Arizona’s popular springtime activities with roundtrip rail travel aboard the Southwest Chief.

The July 4 holiday tour offers a rail-river cruise combination that includes travel aboard a private rail car from Chicago to St. Louis and a leisurely 6-night steamboat cruise aboard the American Queen from St. Louis to Louisville.

Iconic America can also be discovered in new tours highlighting the music that made America famous; the scenic rail adventures of the Colorado Rockies and new tours to some of North America’s popular National Parks.

New rail tours include train experiences, hotel accommodations, select meals and comprehensive sightseeing among other package inclusions.

Vacations By Rail offers independent rail vacations, escorted rail tours and luxury rail journeys around the world. Vacations By Rail also provides virtually every European rail pass and ticket to meet customers’ European travel needs.


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By George Dooley | January 3, 2012
The 20 new rail tours in its worldwide collection visit popular destinations and annual events throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
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