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Hudson Valley Explorer


dining car train journeys

Selected Weekends Jun-Oct

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NYC Wine 'n Dine Train


-day dining car train journeys

Selected Saturdays Jun-Oct

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Vermont Dining Train

Selected Sundays Jun-Oct

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Saratoga Dining Train

Selected Weekends Jun-Oct

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Christmastime at

The Homestead

December 2-4

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Colors of Caribbean

scenic rail & cruise journey


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Hudson Valley Explorer

Wine 'n Dine Train

dining car train journeys

Enjoy a fun-filled one-day or weekend railway journey upstate along the majestic Hudson River and through the Catskills.   Delight-in a complete Dinner prepared and served en route.  Weekend guests visit  scenic Lake George, charming Saratoga Springs or colorful Vermont.

Saturday-only guests will enjoy a wonderful freshly-prepared dinner aboard our Dining Car "Epicurus" while following along the Hudson River to the quaint Antiquing village of Hudson. 

 It's a fabulous outing the whole family will enjoy.

Niagara Falls


railway journey

 This spectacular escorted four-day adventure will immerse you in the refreshing natural wonders of Niagara Falls...it's a majesty that begs to be appreciated up-close and personal.

Arrive at the falls in style as our fine train travels through the majestic Hudson River Valley and upstate New York’s Mohawk River valley.  Enjoy delicious meals served restaurant style in our classic private Pullman dining car "Epicurus".

Deluxe Group Railway Journeys

Pennsylvania Weekender

Montreal Weekender

Niagara Weekender

Southern Weekender

Greenbrier Getaway

In Style to Chicago

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In order to allow flexibility in your vacation planning, our deluxe weekend railway journeys featuring travel aboard vintage luxury railcars will now be offered as private charters available throughout the season on the date of your choice at surprisingly affordable flat-rate fares.  We're sure everyone has a small circle of friends or family that will love our fine personalized vacation experiences.

Homestead Resort Christmas

weekend train journey

Its a relaxing holiday season railway journey to Virginia's historic Homestead Resort...a traditional southern retreat where Ladies and Gentlemen still experience elegance and grace.  

Colors of Caribbean

rail & sail journey

 Escape the chills of winter on an enchanting vacation.  Think tropical splendor and history as we sail around the Caribbean Sea.  Allow yourself to be pampered Italian Style on the brand new MSC Divinia.  This great vacation experience offers ample  opportunities for relaxation and sightseeing.  This hassle-free adventure begins and ends with an enchanting overnight railway journey.

Dear Guests,

For 2014 we plan to continue operating our Pullman Dining Car "Epicurus" on selected weekends between New York City and Vermont.  We will not be able to operate as frequently as in the past due to mid-week car storage limitations at Amtrak's NYC layover yard.  If you relish the though of a fine dinner served aboard an authentic Dining car as the train winds through the scenic Hudson River Valley or the rolling hills of Vermont....now is the time to book as this unique opportunity may not be available next year.

By popular request we have added a summer outing to refreshing Niagara Falls.  Guests on our Saturday only Wine 'n Dine Train from New York City will now have the opportunity to leave the train and stroll across the Hudson River as the old Poughkeepsie-Highlands Railroad Bridge has become the new "Walkway Over the Hudson State Park"!  Also thru ticketing is available to connect with the Saratoga & North Creek Railway to/from North Creek and intermediate points.

We've also been busy improving our exclusive dining car "Epicurus".  Restored interior decor will take you back to that glorious streamlined era of the 1950's out-west on the "Santa Fe Railway" when travel was actually a pleasant experience.  Guests will enjoy the benefits and state-of-the-art audio-visual entertainment and there's always a sense of place as our GPS monitors pinpoint your exact location. 

Now I invite you to slow down and escape from the "bare bones" jet set.  Enjoy our very civilized mode of transportation where travel is still a "sense of occasion" and the vacation begins as soon as you board the train.  I suggest that you reserve a place with us now as the opportunity may not be able if you "wait till next year".

P. V. Calleo; General Manager

Pennsylvania Weekender

deluxe group charter

The splendor's of the Keystone State come to life on a wonderful journey from New York and Philadelphia ...through the well kept farms and rolling hills of Pennsylvania Dutch Country...past the State Capitol...over the mighty Allegheny mountains ...'round Horseshoe Curve ...en route to Pittsburgh...the River's City.

Southern Weekender

deluxe group charter


Our newest and longest railway journey will take you for a ride deep into the heart of the "old South".  Historic Savannah will captivate you with elegant architecture, ornate ironworks, fountains and 21 lush garden squares. You'll love the city's charm, genteel beauty and hearty Lowcountry Cuisine.


Telephone Information & Reservations:

(908) 688-7277     (800) 292-7245


Thank you again for your warm & generous hospitality aboard the "Epicurus" ...a great experience...." S.P. NY,NY

"We wish to thank you for a wonderful, wonderful trip.  We'll never forget it.  The scenery was beautiful, the food and accommodations great....

We are telling all our friends about your tours"....D.H. West Trenton, NJ

"All six of us thoroughly enjoyed our Hudson Valley explorer trip...." E.S. NY, NY




Click here to view additional testimonials from guests on our past tours.

Download  Hudson Valley Explorer  Brochure  pdf   Get Acrobat Reader   

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Download  Niagara Getaway  Brochure  (pdf)

Download  Vermont Dining Train  Brochure  (pdf)

Download  Christmastime at the Homestead  Brochure  (pdf)

Download  Rail & Sail: Colors of the Caribbean  Brochure  (pdf)



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