The National Railway Historical Society, Washington, D.C. Chapter, Inc.  (DCNRHS) presents

The Crescent City Special

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 to Monday, October 16, 2017


Experience Pullman travel, aboard the Washington, DC Chapter’s historic rail car, Dover Harbor, on a trip to Atlanta or New Orleans.   You’ll see varied scenery as Dover Harbor travels with Amtrak’s Crescent on an arc across the South from Washington DC to Atlanta and Gainesville to New Orleans with a changing mix of passengers just as it was in Pullman’s heyday.

 

THE PIEDMONT LIMITED--from Washington DC (Options 1, 2 & 3): The adventure begins at Union Station in the early evening on Wednesday, October 11th with Amtrak’s southbound Crescent. Visit with your fellow passengers while savoring cocktails and dinner prior to a night’s slumber in a classic Pullman double bedroom. The next morning, an early breakfast will be available. If you choose Atlanta as your destination (Option 3), you’ll have four full days on your own to explore this historic and cultural center of the New South. The return train departs Atlanta mid-evening on Sunday, October 15th with dessert and a digestif prior to bedtime.  Awaken for a full breakfast prior to arrival in Washington at mid-Monday morning.  For a longer Pullman trip, continue to New Orleans (Options 1 & 2) with the THE SOUTHERNER, to enjoy the delights of this trip’s terminus—the Crescent City.

 

THE SOUTHERNER—from Gainesville GA (Options 4 & 5):  Step aboard 1930’s Pullman, Dover Harbor for a special round trip ride from Gainesville, GA, Queen City of the Mountains and home of General Longstreet to the Crescent City, New Orleans. Depart from Gainesville’s historic depot at 7:00AM on Thursday, October 12th as the car comes southbound with Amtrak’s Crescent. You’ll be greeted with a hot breakfast, and secret recipe Bloody Marys. As the train travels through the Deep South, nosh on lunch, and later, a freshly prepared dinner by our chef and served by your Pullman porters.  Your train sails across Lake Ponchartrain to an evening arrival in New Orleans.  The return trip leaves early on Sunday morning, October 15th. The full day journey with brunch and supper plus always available liquid refreshments traverses the homeland of many of the troops who served with the general in the famous First Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia from ’62 to ’65. You’ll return to Gainesville mid-evening.

     In New Orleans, all activities and lodgings will be on your own (Option 4).  Or for additional fare, book accommodations to stay in one of the four classic double rooms with upper and lower berth on board the car right in New Orleans Union Terminal (Options 2 or 5). 

Per Person Fares (First Class)

All fares include round trip travel on Dover Harbor including onboard meals, beverages, wines and spirits while en route.

ALL FARES ARE PER PERSON for the listed occupancy.

THE PIEDMONT LIMITED:

Option 1 –Washington to New Orleans RAIL ONLY:

Occupancy/Per Person Fare:

Single:           DCNRHS Member: $2,876     Nonmember:  $3,076

Double:         DCNRHS Member: $1,438     Nonmember:  $1,538

Earlybird Fare: Reserve by Sept. 5th and deduct $70.00 per person.

 

Option 2 –Washington to New Orleans FULL PACKAGE  Occupancy/Per Person Fare, includes accommodations and Continental Breakfast in New Orleans aboard the car:

Single:           DCNRHS Member: $3,259     Nonmember:  $3,459

Double:         DCNRHS Member: $1,629      Nonmember:  $1,729

Earlybird Fare: Reserve by Sept. 5th and deduct $70.00 per person.

 

Option 3 – Washington DC to Atlanta RAIL ONLY

Occupancy/Per Person Fare:

Single:           DCNRHS Member: $1,478     Nonmember:  $1,678

Double:         DCNRHS Member: $739        Nonmember:  $839

Earlybird Fare: Reserve by Sept. 5th and deduct $40.00 per person.

 

THE SOUTHERNER:

 

Option4 – Gainesville GA to New Orleans RAIL ONLY Occupancy/Per Person Fare:

Parlor Seat:  DCNRHS Member: $699     Nonmember:  $699 Earlybird Fare: Reserve by Sept. 5th and deduct $30.00 per person.

 

Option 5 –Gainesville to New Orleans FULL PACKAGE

Occupancy/Per Person Fare, includes accommodations and Continental Breakfast in New Orleans aboard the car:

Single:           DCNRHS Member: $1,074     Nonmember:  $1074

Double:         DCNRHS Member: $889         Nonmember:  $889

Earlybird Fare: Reserve by Sept. 5th and deduct $30.00 per person.

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

Make your reservation and payment by September 5, 2017 and

save $30 to $70

per person depending on option selected (see above)!

 

Conditions

1. The Washington D.C. Chapter, NRHS makes every effort to accommodate the physically challenged; however, Dover Harbor as a historic railroad car is not wheelchair accessible. Operator requires those physically challenged passengers requiring special assistance from others to travel with someone who is able to assist them.  Those with special dietary needs such as food allergies must notify the reservations agent in writing at least two weeks in advance of the trip departure.

2. No refund or credit of purchased tickets after September 5, 2017 other than by operator's cancellation of the trip or reselling of the space.  The operator suggests that passengers obtain trip insurance to cover cancellations resulting from personal emergencies, illness or other causes.

3. Package does not include gratuities, personal incidental charges, tours, admissions, local transportation , accommodations, or meals except while en route and aboard Dover Harbor as described above.

4. The General Conditions for tours, trips, excursions and events as published on the DCNRHS web site (www.dcnrhs.org) apply.  By making a reservation, participants agree to be bound by both the General and these specific Conditions.


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(Handling Fee Applies)

Questions? E-mail reservations@dcnrhs.org

or call 202-627-6978.

Reserve here on-line now! It’s fast and easy!

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Please Note: For Trips and Events purchased through our on line reservations system a handling fee will be added to your order for each space reserved (in addition to the published fare).


THE CRESCENT CITY SPECIAL: October 11-16, 2017

I’m ready to go! My reservation and payment are enclosed:

Name: ___________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________

City, State, Zip: __________________________________________

Telephone: ____ day  ____ evening _______________________________

Mobile phone (day of trip): __________________________________

E-mail: ____________________________________________________

(Reservation confirmations are sent by e-mail.  Please ensure your spam filter accepts e-mails from reservations@dcnrhs.org; contact us at this address if you do not receive confirmation within 24 hours of booking.)

 

PAYMENT METHOD                    

____  Check payable to Washington D.C. Chapter, NRHS

____  Charge to my Visa/Mastercard:

 

Card No.:  ________________________________________________


Exp. Date (mm/yy):  ____ / ____  CID # (on back of card) ________

Signature: _______________________________________________

Please reserve the following spaces (please check option and occupancy and fill in appropriate fares):

____ Opt. 1 –Washington to New Orleans RAIL ONLY

____ Opt. 2 –Washington to New Orleans FULL PACKAGE

____ Opt. 3 –Washington to Atlanta RAIL ONLY

____ Opt. 4 –Gainesville GA to New Orleans RAIL ONLY

____ Opt. 5 –Gainesville GA to New Orleans FULL PACKAGE

 

____ Single Occupancy  ____ Double Occupancy   ____ Parlor Seat

 

#               DCNRHS Member(s) at $_____      = $                                       

#               Nonmember(s) at $ _____             = $                                       

 

TOTAL AMOUNT:                             $                                                     __

ALL PASSENGER NAMES (Required)  / DCNRHS Member No.

_____________________________________/ ________________________

_____________________________________/ ________________________

_____________________________________/ ________________________

_____________________________________/ ________________________

Mail to: WASHINGTON DC CHAPTER NRHS, c/o Mary Ries, Reservations Agent, 6054 Hunt Club Road, Elkridge, MD 21075






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