Deluxe Rail Tours to the World's Most Scenic Places            Updated 10/3/14

  Rail Travel Adventures specializes in scenic train tours in the United States of America, Canada and Europe. We design, and operate unique, fully-escorted rail tours to some of the world's most scenic places. Our goal is  to assure that lovers of railroads (and those who simply want comfortable and interesting travel) have a more in-depth experience than they might find in generic bus tours. If you would like to know a bit about our history visit our essay "Trains of Memory" for more on the story of Rail Travel Adventures.  

New 2015 Tours Posted (more 2015 tours to follow--previews below)




We are now highlighting a new WINTER RAILS TOUR to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks from February 16-March 1, 2015. Included are rides on the steam-powered Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge RR, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express, and the Utah Front Runner regional rail services.  Also included are visits to Santa Fe NM and Salt Lake City, with travel on Amtrak's SOUTHWEST CHIEF and the CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR across the Rockies. The experience of exploring Yellowstone National Park by Snowcoach in the depths of winter is truly amazing. Wildlife including moose, elk and buffalo are everywhere; and the geothermal wonders are stunningly displayed against the snow! A special treat is attending the Sunday morning live radio broadcast of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City UT.

Only 4 rooms are left. Book soon!

Tour closes no later than 12/29/14, or when the last room is sold.

Last time this tour will be offered.


April 13-27, 2015: Back by popular demand! Springtime in the Alps

We've brought back this tour for one more departure as a result of your requests! This is our classic Swiss Rail Tour, featuring exclusively multi-night hotel stays, for an easy pace, and all the renowned scenic train lines, including the Glacier and Bernina Express routes. Every participant will receive a Swiss Rail Pass, providing essentially the "freedom of Switzerland" during the tour. Special highlights include a visit to the stunning Mainau Gardens in Germany, multiple lake cruises, and a chance to view the sea of glaciers and the Matterhorn from the Gornergratt overlook at Zermatt.

Due to the requirements of our partners at Swiss Rail we must have 15 passengers booked and deposited by December 19, 2014 to operate this tour. Book now!

Last time this tour will be offered.


August 9-22, 2015: A new tour--Great Lakes Circle Tour

Travel round-trip from Chicago thru Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario province in Canada. Ride steam trains and true steam-boats and experience unexpectedly dramatic scenery including Mackinac Island; vistas of Lakes Michigan, Huron and Superior; and the awesome Agawa Canyon by train. Stay at classic railway-era grand hotels including the the Palmer House in Chicago, the Royal York in Toronto and the Stafford's Perry Hotel in Petosky, MI. Highlights include crossing Lake Michigan on the true steam-powered S.S. Badger ferry, the Henry Ford Museum and rides on both narrow and standard gauge steam trains.




In addition to the Winter Rails to Yellowstone Tour above, which is already over half full, the classic Swiss Springtime in the Alps Tour and the new Great Lakes Circle Rail and Sail Tour the following tours are under development for 2015. These trips are still pending final confirmations from our supplier partners, so dates could change. Full details will be posted here as soon as all arrangements are confirmed.

You can go on our "Early Notice List" by calling Jessica Green on (800) 639-3706 toll-free in the USA or on (603) 336-5444 from anywhere, or by sending us an E Mail to railvt@together.net. Be sure to indicate the tour for which you want to receive early details.

Late September: Colorado Autumn by Rail Tour

The classic rail tour of the Colorado Rockies returns as the aspen leaves turn to gold. Experience standard and narrow gauge trains, Mesa Verde and Great Sand Dunes National Parks, great history and scenery that Teddy Roosevelt said "bankrupts the English language"! Highlights include the legendary Silverton train, the Cumbres and Toltec RR over Cumbres Pass, luncheon in the diner while viewing the Royal Gorge and the ascent to the 14,000 foot summit of Pikes Peak by Swiss-built cog-wheel train.

October 1-13: A new tour--The Grand Fall Tour: New England Autumn Explore Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and a touch of Connecticut at the fall color peak. Our final tour spotlights the two-foot narrow gauge trains of Maine, lake cruises, Amtrak's Downeaster and Vermonter, with extended stays at fine hotels and country inns and our usual in-depth included sightseeing. Highlights include the Maine Coast Ry along the "rock-bound" shore of Maine, the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington two-foot gauge railway, a circuit cruise of Lake Winnipesaukee, the St. Gaudens National Historic Park, Vermont's Shelbourne Museum, lunch at the Trapp Family Lodge, the Mark Twain home and the recreation of 19th century New England at Old Sturbridge Village.

  For tours call (800) 639-3706 in the USA or from anywhere call 1 (603) 336-5444 or (802) 254-8844.

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