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Niagara Weekender

railway journey deluxe


Between New York City and Niagara Falls

Four Fantastic Days


Private Charters Available throughout the year



Exciting rail journeys featuring breathtaking views of the majestic Hudson River Valley and upstate New York’s Mohawk River wine country.


Its a dramatic journey across the Empire State enroute to the refreshing splendors of Niagara Falls.  The scenery is incredible as the train twists along the shores of the mighty Hudson River for over 100 miles.  Crossing the Hudson you'll enjoy views of Albany--the Empire State's proud Capitol.  The lush Mohawk River Valley provides our path through the mighty Allegheny Mountains.  See boats and lift locks as we follow the famed Erie Canal and learn the essential role of this waterway in leading development of New York State.


We're rolling out the red carpet as the gleaming "Hickory Creek" parlor/observation car returns to rails following a extensive restoration to its former glory.  Its a glamorous journey as our guests will travel in style aboard the actual tail-end observation car from the famous New York Central "Twentieth Century Limited" train....originally christened by Dwight Eisenhower in 1948.




Relax on a cozy armchair or sofa and enjoy ever-changing up-close views of scenic upstate New York through oversize picture windows.  Delight-in fine meals prepared fresh onboard..  [view example menu]  Socialize with your friends during our traditional afternoon tea service.  Gentle motion and soothing music enhance your experience.  Live entertainment may be featured on selected journeys for your added enjoyment.


A optional tour, just for your guests, can explore the wonders of Niagara Falls.  See the falls up-close on the the legendary "Maid of the Mist" boat ride*, tour Ontario's beautiful Niagara Parks, see and photograph the famous Floral Clock, visit the Welland Canal Centre, sample regional wine and cheese during a structured "wine tasting", see the Whirlpool Rapids of the racing Niagara River, view the spectacular IMAX adventure

The Falls Movie: Legends and Daredevils and of course you'll enjoy the spectacular evening Falls Illuminations and Fireworks*.

Winter Festival of Lights:  In November you'll be dazzled by Twinkling Light Displays, Landscape Lighting, and the nighttime Illumination of the Falls ….Sit back and behold as Niagara Falls transforms into a Magical Winter Wonderland of Lights that Sparkle with Glee!


Two photos © Winter Festival of Lights 

The return journey home concludes with a gala farewell dinner.  Join the Car Steward and your fellow guests for a toast to the end a wonderful weekend getaway.


Shaw Festival:  Enjoy professional theatre performed ever summer at the famous Shaw Festival. 




*Maid of the Mist sails seasonally; Fireworks subject to availability.

:: All-Inclusive Package


Roundtrip first-class Rail Carriage aboard restored

Pullman Railway Cars

Complimentary Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner and Bar/Beverage Service enroute

 Bed & Breakfast Lodging aboard our Luxurious Railway Cars parked at Niagara Falls, NY Amtrak Station for up to 3 nights

Services of Private Steward/Chef

Optional Niagara Falls area Hotels, Transfers, Entertainment and Sightseeing arrangements available



Roundtrip Charter Fare: $11,950 per group

Early Bookings.....Pay in full 45 days prior to departure: Save $1,000.

Parlor cars accommodate approximately 16 guests for daylight travel; up to 8 guests for overnight sleeping arrangements


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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.

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