Vacations By Rail and AARP Announce a New Provider Relationship

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AARP members receive exclusive savings on global rail vacations and train tickets from specialty travel operator Vacations By Rail.

Vacations By Rail

We know that travel is the top aspirational activity for people 50 plus, and traveling by rail is a great way to do just that.

Vacations By Rail and AARP announced a new AARP travel provider relationship today through which Vacations By Rail will offer AARP members exclusive savings of 5 percent per member on the base package price of all independent and escorted rail vacations to worldwide destinations as well as 5 percent savings per member on select train tickets in the U.S. and Canada. Service fees will also be waived on the purchase of European rail passes and point-to-point tickets.

To launch the new provider relationship, Vacations By Rail is doubling the member benefit on select rail tours booked by June 30, 2013. The 10 percent savings per member is available on the following tour departures:

America’s Parks, Monuments & Mt. Rushmore: July 10 and July 21

Autumn in New England: September 26

America’s Great National Parks: August 18

Glacier National Park at Leisure: September 5

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”We know that travel is the top aspirational activity for people 50 plus, and traveling by rail is a great way to do just that,” said Angela Jones, Senior Vice President, Business Development and Lifestyle, AARP Services, Inc. “Vacations By Rail offers something for everyone—whether it’s a short train ride to visit family a few states away, a nostalgic trip across the country on Amtrak or a grand vacation through Europe. We’re pleased to work with Vacations By Rail to help our members stretch their travel dollars further.”

With Vacations By Rail, AARP members have access to a comprehensive collection of rail vacations to destinations around the globe. Travelers may choose from a variety of global independent and escorted rail vacations aboard some of the world’s most renowned trains to popular destinations ranging from North America’s National Parks and the Canadian Rockies to the Swiss Alps and Europe’s historic cities. They can also select from unique rail-cruise combination packages, locally-hosted vacations, and luxury rail journeys throughout Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. And they have access to a dedicated travel desk as well as a 24-hour customer service line for use during their travels.

“We’re thrilled about our new relationship with AARP and honored to be their rail specialist, bringing the joys of train travel and vacations to its members along with our first class customer service,” said Todd Powell, President of Vacations By Rail. “Our product line is an excellent fit for AARP members, offering a variety of choices for every type of traveler. Whether a vacationer is interested in sleeping aboard the train or is seeking a luxury rail experience, we offer one of the largest collections of rail vacations with a knowledgeable staff of rail specialists to assist with planning.”

For reservations and additional information, including terms and conditions, please visit or call the company’s dedicated AARP reservations line at

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 or call 1-877-929-7245.

About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin;; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity of AARP that is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at

About AARP Services, Inc.

Established in 1999, AARP Services, Inc. is a wholly owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services, Inc. manages relationships with independent providers in the marketplace, selects products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name and helps more than 37 million AARP members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services; legal services; and long term care insurance. AARP Services, Inc. also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies.

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