Rail Plus is now offering a range of independent rail packages across the US combining some of Amtrak’s iconic journeys with top-quality hotel accommodation, sightseeing tours, transfers and selected meals.
Ten of the most popular independent rail packages now feature on the Rail Plus website (www.railplus.com.au) with examples including:
- Jazz, Blues & Rock n Roll (from $1993 per person) – an eight-night voyage from Chicago to New Orleans via Memphis, with highlights such as a three-day hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago, a visit to Graceland and a Battlefield Cruise in New Orleans aboard a legendary paddlewheel boat
- Pacific Northwest (from $2067 per person) – a seven-night journey on the Coast Starlight from San Francisco to Portland or Seattle, with clients exploring San Francisco on a double decker hop-on/hop-off tour bus, visiting California’s towering redwoods, and enjoying the views from Seattle’s Space Needle observation tower
- Great American Majestic Landscapes (from $3,175 per person) – an 11-night rail trip that starts in New York and ends in San Francisco, along the way visiting Chicago and Denver. Passengers experience the Big Apple on a two-day hop-on/hop-off tour, a trolley tour of Chicago and a day trip to Napa Valley’s wine country.
A number of itineraries include overnight rail journeys, with passengers having the option of upgrading from Coach accommodation to either a private Roomette or a Bedroom with a self-enclosed toilet and shower.
The release of the new rail packages comes just two months after Rail Plus unveiled an exclusive connection to live Amtrak inventory on its website (www.railplus.com.au), giving travel agents the ability to search, book and ticket Amtrak’s North American services online, 24/7.
Amtrak’s network connects more than 500 destinations in 46 US states and three Canadian provinces. The company’s fleet of more than 300 trains includes 20 Acela Express high-speed trainsets, which operate the fastest passenger service in the Western Hemisphere.
For more information please visit www.railplus.com.au.