This trip sponsored by WMAL Radio 630 Garden Sense Show.  Hosts Jos Roozen and Rick Fowler will be traveling with us on this journey.

The National Railway Historical Society,
Washington DC Chapter, Incorporated (DCNRHS)
presents the

Tidewater Traveler

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Experience luxurious rail travel aboard the classic
1930’s Pullman lounge/sleeper Dover Harbor-- travel to the Tidewater region of Virginia to Williamsburg, the Colonial Capital, or to the maritime city of Newport News. On this trip, you will be traveling with the hosts of WMAL Radio’s Garden Sense program.

After an early morning departure from Washington Union Station or Alexandria, enjoy breakfast served at your table, as Amtrak’s Regional train #67 takes us southward over the trestles spanning scenic tributaries of the Potomac River and through the historic cities of Fredericksburg and Richmond. Make new friends and relax in comfortable Pullman armchairs while white-jacketed attendants serve you beverages, libations, and snacks.

Shortly before mid-day, Dover Harbor will arrive at Williamsburg. Stroll back in time on the eighteenth century streets in Colonial Williamsburg. Enjoy the beauty of the autumn colors in the restored gardens or tour the historic sites (admission fee) during a six hour visit (the historic district is approximately a six block walk from Amtrak’s Boundary Street Station); or, continue your train ride to the end of the line at Newport News where you can visit attractions such as the world famous Mariner’s Museum, a short taxi ride from the Newport News Amtrak station (admission fee).

Dover Harbor will depart from Newport News in late afternoon with Amtrak’s Regional train #66, stopping at Williamsburg on the way. A delicious supper will be served while en route home to Alexandria and Washington.

Washington to Williamsburg/Newport News
DCNRHS Members: $199
Nonmembers $229
Child (ages 2-15) $169

1. No refund or credit of purchased tickets after September 1, 2011, other than by operator’s cancellation of the trip or reselling of the space. Reservations are not transferable and may not be resold without the consent of the operator.
2. Package does not include attraction admissions charges, ground transportation, personal incidental charges or meals except for meal service as described above while on board Dover Harbor.
3. Children's fares apply to ages 2-15. Children under age 2, not occupying a seat travels free. Each child must be accompanied by a full fare paying adult. Above age 15, the full member or nonmember fare is applicable.
 4. 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 passengers requiring special assistance from others to travel with someone who is able to assist them. Those with special dietary needs must notify the reservations agent in writing at least two weeks in advance of the trip.
5. The General Conditions for tours, trips, excursions and events as published on the DCNRHS web site ( apply.  By making a reservation, participants agree to be bound by both the General Conditions and these specific Conditions.

For information, call 610-429-5858 or e-mail

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: ______________________________________________________

• ____ Check payable to Washington DC Chapter, NRHS
• ____ Charge to my Visa/Mastercard:
Card No.: __________________________________________________
Expiration Date: ____________________________________________
Signature: _________________________________________________

# _____ DCNRHS Member(s) at $199 = $ ________
# _____ Nonmember(s) at $229 = $ ________
# _____ Child (ages 2-15) at $169 = $ ________
TOTAL AMOUNT: $ __________




BOARDING LOCATION: • ____ Washington DC          • ____ Alexandria VA

DESTINATION: • ____ Williamsburg VA               • ____ Newport News VA

How I heard about trip: • ____ Trip News E-mail • ____ DCNRHS Newsletter
• ____ Other _____________________________________________________

Mail to:
c/o Mike Martin, Reservation Agent
503 Mayfield Avenue West Chester, PA 19380-5211

Get this trip announcement as a PDF flyer. 
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Video preview of Tidewater Traveler trip.