Vacations By Rail Highlights National Parks in Packages
By James Ruggia
April 10, 2012 11:03 PM
Vacations By Rail is highlighting North America’s National Parks in a series of train packages its offering this summer. The 14-day America’s Great National Parks is an escorted tour using the Empire Builder and the California Zephyr to visit Glacier National Park, Waterton Lakes, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Arches and Canyonlands with departures on June 19, July 17, Aug. 11 and Sept. 10.
The 12-day Grand Canyon & America’s West Coast rides on the Southwest Chief, Grand Canyon Railway and Coast Starlight to explore the Grand Canyon with daily departures from May through October. The 12-day Trans Canada By Rail and the Rockies rides from Vancouver to Toronto, through the Canadian Rockies and the alpine towns of Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff on VIA Rail’s Canadian with departures May 3 through Oct. 13. The seven-day Lakes, Mountains & the Rockies visits Calgary, Lake Louise and Vancouver on VIA Rail’s Canadian, departing April 27 through Oct. 14. Using the Rocky Mountaineer, the rail-drive independent vacation Banff the Beautiful departs April 23 to Oct. 1.
Clients who book a Rocky Mountaineer rail vacation of six nights or longer with Vacations By Rail by April 30 will receive a complimentary additional hotel night in Vancouver and a complimentary dinner or sightseeing tour. Couples will save up to $300 on such Select Escorted Tours, if booked by May 15 include California’s Wines and Trains, Trains Across Colorado, New England Rails and Sails, Scenic Trains and Canyons, Europe by Train, and Best of Scandinavia.