Vacations by Rail Offers 2013 Program

Vacations By Rail has unveiled 2013 departure dates and pricing for their rail vacations to National Parks throughout the United States and Canada.

Within the U.S., Glacier National Park is one of the most popular destinations by train, Vacations By Rail notes, and that its location on Amtrak’s Empire Builder route makes it especially desirable for travelers. The company offers nine independent rail trips to Glacier National Park, ranging from 5 to 11 days and starting at $1,260 and 9 escorted rail tours including the top-selling 11-day Yellowstone & Glacier Adventure tour.

Second in demand is Grand Canyon National Park with 12 independent and escorted train vacations to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World by way of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief. Independent packages also include travel aboard the vintage Grand Canyon Railway. Vacations range from 4 to 14 days and start at $624.

Within Canada, the Canadian Rockies and the National Parks and townships of Jasper and Banff remain favorite destinations, the company reports. More than 30 vacation options starting at $917 per person incorporate travel aboard the country’s all-daylight touring train, the Rocky Mountaineer, as well as VIA Rail’s cross-Canada overnight train, the Canadian.

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