Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 05, 2012
A family vacation provides a singular opportunity for families to take a break from day-to-day routines and reconnect with each other—and Chicago-based specialty travel company Vacations By Rail offers the perfect getaways: train vacations to North America’s most popular destinations.
Rail travel puts a new spin on the family vacation and is the perfect common denominator between children and adults. Each train vacation includes visits to exciting and historic destinations as well as sightseeing tours and activities that intrigue both the young and young at heart.
“A rail vacation is unique in that it gives families a real opportunity to admire the cities and landscapes through which they are traveling while truly appreciating each other’s company,” said Todd Powell, president of Vacations By Rail. “Travel by train offers families the chance to spend time together in a relaxing and fun manner, from card games in a Family Bedroom to meeting fellow travelers in the Lounge Car.”
He continued by noting that train travel alleviates all of the hassles that come from flying or driving. “The convenience factor is enormous. There is no need to stop for meals or overnight accommodations. It’s all on the train.”
One of the most popular family-friendly rail vacations is the 6-day Grand Canyon Rails to the Rim Adventure. Highlights include travel through the southwest aboard Amtrak’s Southwest Chief and an excursion from Williams to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on the vintage Grand Canyon Railway with its western theme complete with a Wild West shoot-out at the Grand Canyon Railway Depot.
Family travel during the holiday season is especially popular as is the well-planned Christmas in the Rockies vacation. Families spend the holiday season traveling through the gorgeous Canadian Rockies, where there is ample time for indoor activities like a visit to museums and cultural sites as well as partake in winter activities like hikes to see frozen waterfalls, tobogganing, skiing, and ice skating. A highlight of this trip is one night aboard Canada’s premier overnight train, The Canadian.
Other notable vacations that resonate across the generations include Arizona Spring Training By Rail, combining popular sights of the southwest with baseball spring training, and America’s Coast to Coast with Glacier showcasing the best of the northern U.S by train including Seattle, Glacier National Park, Chicago and New York City.
Visit http://www.vacationsbyrail.com to view Vacations By Rail’s complete product line.
To book a family rail vacation call 1-877-929-7245.
About Vacations by Rail:
Vacations By Rail is North America’s leading seller of rail travel and tours 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 to meet customers’ European travel needs. For more information on Vacations By Rail and the company’s products, visit http://www.vacationsbyrail.com or call 1-877-929-7245.