Rail Vacations

Choose from Nine Resort & Rail Packages

During the heyday of early 20th-century railroad travel, the destination was often secondary to the journey. Be a part of reviving the romance and adventure of train travel on one of these rail vacations to some of the West's most precious and scenic places. Dramatic scenery beats an in-flight movie any day!

From $189
per person*
Through December 31, 2014
AAA Member Benefits
  • Exclusive AAA pricing

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Special Interest: City & Resort Stay, Family, Rail
Travel Provider:  AAA Getaways


Package details include

Rediscover the joys of train travel on one of these carefully designed rail vacations. Some properties are AAA Diamond-Rated and each package offers special AAA pricing and discounts.

Choose from these Nine Rail & Tour Packages:



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Reno by Rail

Hop aboard California Zephyr and enjoy a scenic rail journey across the Sierras for a fun 2-night getaway. Sample Reno's many attractions and try your luck while staying at your choice of hotels, each with its own casino.
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From $189* per person
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Rail from San Francisco
and Sacramento areas

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Includes: 2 nights accommodations, round-trip rail transportation, Winner’s Book ($125 value) with discounts on dining, entertainment and 2-for-1 admission to a Harrah’s show
AAA Member Benefit: $10 discount per adult; must ask for discount at time of booking
Available: Through December 31, 2014

 


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Monterey Bay Aquarium by Rail  3 diamonds

Board the Coast Starlight for a visit to the top-rated Monterey Bay Aquarium, where you'll see over 100 fascinating exhibits. Also enjoy admission to over 40 historic buildings on the "Path of History" walking tour.
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From $235* per person
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Rail from San Francisco
and Sacramento areas

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Includes: 1 night accommodations in your choice of AAA rated Three Diamond hotel, Monterey Bay Aquarium admission, round-trip rail to Salinas, round-trip transit tickets from Salinas to Monterey and self-guided walking tour; $55 per child (ages 2-11)
AAA Member Benefit: $10 discount per adult; must ask for discount at time of booking
Available: Through December 31, 2014

 


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Klamath Falls, Oregon by Rail

Take the Coast Starlight to Klamath Falls, Oregon, land of blue lakes and pine forests. Enjoy year-round outdoor activities while staying at the deluxe Running Y Ranch, home to an Arnold Palmer designed golf course.
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From $289*  per person
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Rail from San Francisco
and Sacramento areas

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Includes: Overnight rail transportation from the Bay Area to Klamath Falls, transfers to/from the resort, 1 night accommodations at Running Y Ranch resort with breakfast, and return rail transportation
AAA Member Benefit: $10 discount per adult; must ask for discount at time of booking
Available: Through December 31, 2014


Additional Klamath Falls with Crater Lake Offer: While in Klamath Falls, visit nearby Crater Lake National Park. Includes all of the above plus shuttle to/from the park, 2-hour sightseeing trolley tour and Crater Lake souvenir booklet (1 per room).
Available: June – October 2014. From: $359* per person


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Hearst Castle & San Simeon by Rail  3 diamonds

Celebrate a bygone era with a getaway to Hearst Castle, one of California’s great landmarks. Ride the Coast Starlight to Paso Robles and enjoy hotel accommodations, a tour of the estate, a 40-minute movie in the Hearst Castle Theatre, and more!
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From $335* per person
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Rail from San Francisco
and Sacramento areas

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Includes: 1 night accommodations, sightseeing tour of Paso Robles and San Simeon, Hearst Castle admission and 2-hour guided tour, 40-minute IMAX movie, deli-style lunch, souvenir booklet, and round-trip rail transportation and transfers
AAA Member Benefit: $10 discount per adult; must ask for discount at time of booking
Available: Through December 31, 2014

 


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Paso Robles Wine Tasting by Rail  3 diamonds

With over 180 wineries and 26,000 vineyard acres, Paso Robles produces more than 40 winegrape varieties. Get to know a few on tastings at 4 to 6 wineries plus free tastings at the Wine Club. Also includes a vineyard picnic lunch.
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From $335* per person
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Rail from San Francisco
and Sacramento areas

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Includes: 1 night accommodations, visits and tastings at 4 to 6 local wineries with most tasting fees waived, vineyard picnic lunch, complimentary tastings at Wine Club and round-trip rail transportation and transfers
AAA Member Benefit: $10 discount per adult; must ask for discount at time of booking
Available: Through December 31, 2014

 


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Yosemite National Park by Rail  2 diamonds

Ride the San Joaquin from the Bay Area to Merced where you will board a coach to beautiful Yosemite Valley. Stay overnight at Yosemite Lodge and the next day, enjoy a guided tour of the valley floor by open-air tram.
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From $349* per adult
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Rail from San Francisco
and Sacramento areas

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Includes: 1 night at Yosemite Lodge, guided tour of Yosemite Valley, lunch voucher, park admission, souvenir booklet, and round-trip rail and motor coach transportation; $90 per child (ages 2-11)
AAA Member Benefit: $10 discount per adult; must ask for discount at time of booking
Available: Through December 31, 2014

 


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Santa Barbara by Rail  3 diamonds

Journey aboard the Coast Starlight to downtown Santa Barbara, known for its year-round sunshine, Spanish heritage, award-winning wineries, and world-class shopping and dining. Enjoy your choice of deluxe accommodations plus narrated Trolley Tour.
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From $375*  per person
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Rail from San Francisco
and Sacramento areas

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Includes: 2 nights accommodations, round-trip rail transportation and fully narrated, 90-minute open-air Santa Barbara Trolley Tour
AAA Member Benefit: $10 discount per adult; must ask for discount at time of booking
Available: Through December 31, 2014

 


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Portland, Oregon by Rail  3 diamonds

Known as "The City of Roses" with its many rose gardens and parks, Portland, Oregon is the most environmentally friendly city in the world. Enjoy a tour of the city, lunch at Portland's oldest restaurant plus ask about the Columbia Gorge day excursion (at additional cost).
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From $465*  per person
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Rail from San Francisco
and Sacramento areas

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Includes: 4 nights accommodations (1 overnight on the train each way and 2 nights at Portland hotel), 3-hour Best of Portland city tour, lunch at historic Huber’s Café and round-trip rail transportation and transfers
AAA Member Benefit: $10 discount per adult; must ask for discount at time of booking
Available: Through December 31, 2014

 


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Sequoia National Park by Rail  3 diamonds

Discover this hidden jewel of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. The grandeur of the giant sequoia trees, soaring mountain peaks, cascading creeks and serene vistas offer a truly memorable National Park experience.
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From $475* per adult
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Rail from Emeryville
or San Francisco, CA

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Includes: 3 nights accommodations (2 nights at Comfort Suites in Visalia and 1 night inside the park at Wuksachi Lodge), 3 buffet breakfasts, tour of Giant Forest Route by shuttle, park admission, souvenir booklet, and round-trip rail and motor coach transportation; $95 per child (ages 2-11)
AAA Member Benefit: $10 discount per adult; must ask for discount at time of booking
Available: June - September 2014


Limitations & Restrictions

*Prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to availability at time of booking, and may change without notice. Rates may vary due to seasonality. Single supplement may apply. Except for packages including air transportation, unless stated otherwise, airfare, taxes and government fees are not included. Offers valid for new bookings only. Member Benefits are per person and apply to first and second traveler only. Member Benefits are available only with advertised fare and are subject to change without notice. Your travel arrangements may be modified or canceled subject to the travel providers’ policies. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. We make every effort for accuracy at time of printing but reserve the right to correct errors. AAA Travel strongly recommends the purchase of trip protection insurance. Except for packages including air transportation, fares may not reflect additional fuel supplement or port charges and vary by provider.

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