Cool Winter Getaways from Vacations By Rail

August 17, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Chicago, Illinois As long summer days come to a close, thoughts turn to winter getaways. Specialty travel company Vacations By Rail offers a selection of winter vacations in the United States and Canada that pair scenic train travel with exciting city stays and sightseeing in some of the most popular destinations.

In Canada, travelers can select from three itineraries that include travel aboard VIA Rail's Canadian. The Canadian Snow Train and Canadian Snow Train with Jasper vacations both include city stays in Toronto and Vancouver; Winter in the Rockies begins in Vancouver and travels to the heart of the Canadian Rockies with stops in Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff. Winter train vacations in Canada start at $1,680 per person.

Vacations By Rail's U.S.-based Experience itineraries combine travel aboard iconic trains with city breaks along historic train routes to create the perfect winter getaway. Four- to six-day packages are available departing Chicago aboard the California Zephyr, the Empire Builder, the Lake Shore Limited, and the Southwest Chief. Additional winter itineraries are available on the legendary Coast Starlight traveling between Seattle and Los Angeles. Winter train vacations in the U.S. start at $595 per person.

"There are many great reasons to travel in the winter months," commented Todd Powell, President of Vacations By Rail. "Packages tend to be more affordable, there are fewer crowds, and the scenery dressed with freshly fallen snow is unbeatable."

To book your winter train vacation, visit or call 1-877-929-7245 to speak with a rail specialist.

About Vacations by Rail:
Vacations By Rail is the leading seller of rail travel and tours in North America and the trusted authority on rail vacations. Travelers can choose from the largest selection of 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. For more information on Vacations By Rail and the company's products, visit or call 1-877-929-7245.