Many commuters envision trains as boring, utilitarian journeys on the Long Island Railroad or even cheap Amtrak trips. You can go where you're going with one of these methods of transportation.
As tourists want for unusual experiences and opportunities to view the country and interact with nature through train windows, luxury railroads are making a resurgence in the United States.
If you're on a tight budget, Amtrak provides elegant rail holidays to well-known U.S. destinations. Apparently, these businesses also increase rail travel.
The Rocky Mountaineer, which has four rail routes and received 4.5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor, travels from Salt Lake City, Denver, or Las Vegas via Moab, Utah, and Red Rock, Colorado, with stops in Glenwood Springs and Denver.
Glass-domed rail cars with panoramic views, a fine dining experience, and, for those who purchase the Silver Leaf Plus package, an outdoor observation deck and passenger lounge car, are distinguishing aspects of the ride.
Prices for a two-day, one-night excursion start at about $1,400 per person and go up to almost $2,000 for a four-night trip. A flightseeing excursion can be added to your trip for an additional cost of more than $3,000 per person.
Combine the luxury of a trip on an old rail with the best of Napa Valley vineyard tours. The business provides a range of choices, such as extended wine tasting trips and overnight accommodations in the area.
The Vista Dome is said to as the "most beautiful vehicle" by Napa Valley Wine Train. A sumptuous meal and sparkling champagne are included in the one-day adventure. On weekdays, prices start at $350 for a lunch excursion and $420 for a dinner tour.
Train excursions along the picturesque east coast are equally exciting. Start your trip in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, also referred to as "Train Town USA," and take a round-trip tour of Lancaster County while luxuriating in the past.