The National Railway Historical Society, Washington, D.C. Chapter, Inc.
New England Fall Foliage Flyer
Columbus Day Weekend,
Friday, October 8, 2010 to Monday, October 11, 2010
Spend the Columbus Day weekend enjoying the fall colors traveling a scenic triangle around New England aboard the classic Pullman rail car, Dover Harbor. The car’s elegant comforts are yours for this four-day, three-night adventure.
The quest for colors starts Friday, October 8, 2010 with a late evening departure from Washington Union Station. Snuggle into an authentic Pullman berth for the overnight journey into New England. As our Amtrak Regional train sprints to a morning arrival at Boston’s South Station, greet the day with breakfast, before starting off for a day and half of sightseeing including Old North Church, Cambridge-- home of Harvard University, Quincy Market or the Boston Aquarium. Saturday night return to your downtown Boston hotel, the Dover Harbor, parked at Boston’s South Station. The next morning, continental breakfast will be served.
Dover Harbor takes leave of Boston on Sunday just before noon with Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited to begin the next leg of this autumn adventure. Enjoy lunch and the marvelous work of Jack Frost as the train makes it’s way west across Massachusetts, through the Berkshire Mountains to a late afternoon arrival at Albany-Rennselaer. From there, you can easily hail a cab for dinner at an Albany restaurant of your choosing (not included), returning to the station afterwards for another restful night on Dover Harbor.
Early Monday morning, October 11th, brings a highpoint for train fans and leaf peepers too-- a ride south on Amtrak’s Empire Corridor. Besides the beautiful fall foliage, keep your eyes open for many famous/familiar places including West Point Military Academy, Bannerman’s Castle, and the Garrison NY train station which stood in for Yonkers in the 1969 film, Hello, Dolly!. You’ll be able to enjoy many scenic vistas of the river, the railroad, and the Catskills along the way.
With a morning arrival at New York City, you’ll have time to explore, shop, and savor a nice lunch in Midtown Manhattan before returning to Penn Station at mid-afternoon when Dover Harbor departs with Amtrak’s Silver Meteor bound for Washington. Dinner will be served en route, prior to the scheduled evening arrival.
Conditions: 1. The Washington DC 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. 2. No refund of purchased tickets after September 3, 2010, 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. Reservations are not transferable and may not be resold without the written consent of the operator. 4. Package does not include tour/attraction admission charges, gratuities, personal incidental charges, and local transportation, or meals except for limited meal service as described above while on Dover Harbor. 5. Train schedules and routing are subject to change without notice. Operator and Amtrak reserve the right to substitute equipment. 6. Package fares are per person, double occupancy. Single tickets may be purchased at double occupancy fares; however, shared accommodations will be assigned at the discretion of the reservations agent. For guaranteed sole occupancy, the single supplement is equal to the applicable per person double occupancy fare. 7. Passengers may board at any intermediate station stop; please notify ticket agent if you plan to board at stations other than Washington, D.C. 8. Passengers with dietary restrictions must notify the ticket agent in writing in at least two weeks in advance of the trip. 9. A $35 fee will be assessed for checks returned for insufficient funds.
For information, call 610-429-5858 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FALL FOLIAGE FLYER -- Boston, Albany & New York: October 8-11, 2010
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Mail to: WASHINGTON DC CHAPTER NRHS c/o Mike Martin, Reservation Agent 503 Mayfield Avenue West Chester, PA 19380-5211