American Rail Excursions, Inc.

Presents

“Southeastern Antebellum &
Fall Colors Limited”

Two Extra days added – no additional charge!

St. Louis – Chicago
Washington DC and Savanna GA
Chicago – St Louis

October (20)21 – October 30(31)
Up to 11 days (St. Louis departure) and 10 nights

Trip: AR-16-J-1-R

HURRY – ONLY ONE BEDROOM LEFT

All Aboard!

Come travel with us aboard our nostalgic vintage streamliners, turning back time to a period when life was a little slower, more simplified, with time set aside for fun and enjoyment.

Our Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors Limited will mirror the bygone era of this nation’s railroads premier passenger trains, covering an almost transcontinental journey, with acclaimed impeccable service.

If you haven’t experienced overnight train travel in a while, then the Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors Limited should be your choice.  Our train will become your transportation, restaurant, nightclub and hotel…all on the silver rails. Our train will summon the romance of the Golden Age of rail travel.  Smiling and pampering first-class on-board attendants, delicious meals served by uniformed wait staff, on tables adorned with flowers and crisp linens. Enjoy the sleek styling of our “Lookout Lounge” meticulously refurbished,, creating that special place for passengers to meet socially and relax.  Just imagine for a moment… you are enjoying the sights from your comfortable lounge seat and a dapper waiter pops by to freshen your drink.  Pampered and relaxed while this great land of ours passes by the rear of our train.

Travel with us the carefree, car free way… no airport hassles… no checking in and out of hotels… just great comfortable rail travel at see level.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy attentive first-class service provided by our on-board service staff
  • Up to 11 Days & 10 nights aboard our nostalgic rail cars, based on your itinerary.
  • Up to eleven breakfasts, four lunches, and five dinners, freshly prepared and served aboard our train, based on your itinerary.
  • Complimentary premium beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and snack service throughout the trip.
  • Included two days, Monday & Tuesday, October 24th & 25th, 2016 of sightseeing at your own pace in Savanna, GA
     with the included step on, step off trolley tour.
  • An included dinner cruise in Savannah, GA. Wednesday evening, Oct 26, 2016.
  • Free time for sightseeing while in Washington, DC, both directions. Saturday, October 22nd, afternoon & evening
     and Saturday, October, 29th morning & afternoon.
  • Exclusive rail travels aboard our classic streamliner comprised of private railcars attached to regularly scheduled
     Amtrak trains.
  • Sleep, dine and travel aboard historic, nostalgic railcars that make up our Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors Limited.

ITINERARY:

ThursDAY, OCT 20, 2016
    (DAY 1, ST. LOUIS PASSENGERS)

St Louis Arch
4:45 PM:(approx) St. Louis boarding passengers, and their luggage meet the American Rail Excursions, Inc. on-board service manager at the St. Louis, MO Gateway Multimodal Transportation Center, 430 S.15th St., St. Louis 63103.  We will pre-board our private rail cars and get our guests settled in their private accommodations.

 5:30 PM: Depart St. Louis on Amtrak #306, Lincoln Service, to Chicago, IL our Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors LimitedAs we get under way enjoy a complimentary premium beverage and snack as our nostalgic streamliners tip-toe out of St. Louis and cross the mighty Mississippi River.

6:30 PM:(approx) Dinner: Our on-board chef has freshly prepared a wonderful dinner for our passengers enjoyment.

Evening: With the sun setting on the Illinois prairie, the last glimmer of light silhouettes the trees and farms that dot thSt. Louis Amtrak Station 02e horizon.  Enjoy a complimentary after dinner drink in the Royal Street’s Lookout Lounge while enjoying the sights from the comfort of your own chair.

7:32: Depart Springfield, IL.  You may join the trip here.  We will pause briefly in Springfield,  the capital city of Illinois.  The beautiful dome will be visible to all as we pass.

8:36: Depart Bloomington/Normal, IL.  You may join our tour here.

Evening: Complimentary premium beverage and snack service will be available until our arrival in Chicago.

11:10 PM: Arrive: Chicago Union Station. Usually within an hour or so of our arrival in Chicago the private cars making up our Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors Limited will go to the yard for necessary post-trip inspection. While our railcars are parked in the yard no one is allowed outside the rail cars at any time!  Please plan accordingly.

Night: Occupy rail-cars overnight while parked in Chicago.

FRIDAY, OCT 21, 2016
    (DAY 2, ST. LOUIS PASSENGERS)
    (DAY 1, CHICAGO BOARDING PASSENGERS)

Chicago Union Station

7:00 AM: Wake up coffee available.

7:30 – 8:30 AM: Breakfast served on-board while parked in Chicago for St. Louis passengers.

Morning: After enjoying breakfast may we suggest that our St. Louis passengers take this opportunity to step off the railcars and begin your free day in Chicago on your own.  Please rejoin our train at approximately 5:45 PM at Union Station, 225 Canal St. Chicago, IL 60606.

Lunch: On your own at any of the fine local restaurants in or around the downtown Chicago area.

Afternoon:  The afternoon is yours to enjoy in the Windy City Chicago on your own. Why not try nearby Willis Tower, formerly Sears  Tower, where a trip to the “Sky Deck” will give you a bird’s eye view of Chicago. If you like to shop try the famous “State Street”… that “Great Street” with Macy’s (formerly Marshall Fields) and many more shops galore! If that’s not enough The Magnificent Mile, north Michigan Avenue and Water Tower Place will provide the proverbial “shop ’til you drop” venue!

5:45 PM: (Approximately) American Rail Excursions Inc. on-board service manager will meet all our Chicago boarding or re-boarding passengers in Chicago Union Station. We will gather by the fountain under the escalator adjacent to the Amtrak Ticket counter. Chicago boarding passengers, Do Not check any bags with Amtrak, our on-board service manager will be handling all of our luggage.  As soon as our check-in is completed, our on-board service manager will escort our group and any luggage to our awaiting train.

6:15 PM: (Approximately) We will board our private rail cars, located on the rear of today’s Chicago departing Amtrak #30 the Capitol Limited our Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors Limited. Our onboard staff welcomes all our Chicago boarding passengers. We invite everyone to Royal Street’s Lookout Lounge to enjoy your favorite complimentary premium beverage and a snack before dinner.

6:40 PM:  Depart: Chicago, IL Amtrak’s #30, the Capitol Limited our Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors Limited. As our conductor calls “All Aboard,” our train gradually glides out of the confines of Chicago’s Union Station.

6:45 PM: (Approx): Dinner: As the distinct Downtown Chicago skyline gradually disappears behind us and the city gives way to the suburbs, the more rural surroundings will slowly come into view through the windows. The buzz of exhilaration is in the air as our passengers get acquainted over a freshly prepared dinner.

Evening: Enjoy complimentary premium beverage and snack service until 11PM.

Late Evening:  While all are enjoying conversation and camaraderie, rooms have been readied for our intrepid travelers. The gentle sway and rhythm of the rails are a nighttime lullaby, coaxing you to retire. Enjoy the night. Sweet Rail Dreams!

Night: Occupy railcars overnight en-route.

SATURDAY, OCT 22, 2016
    (DAY 3/2)

7:00 AM: As you awaken, the sun is trying to peek around the drawn shade and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee provokes your senses. Wake-up coffee is available in our lounge.

7:30-8:30 AM: Breakfast served on-board en-route.  Our onboard chef has prepared a delicious breakfast for your enjoyment this morning.

Morning: The scenic Allegheny Mountains and surrounding farmlands grace our windows this morning.  Enjoy!

Late Morning: Complimentary premium beverage and snack service will be available until our arrival into Washington, DC.

11:30 AM: Luncheon: Served on-board, en-route. You’ve been so entranced by the beautiful natural scenery, wild springs, white water rivers and waterfalls of West Virginia, that you forgot it is lunch time. Well, we won’t interrupt, you’ll continue to see all the sites as can only be seen by train.  Relax, enjoy an enticing luncheon prepared by our on-board chef, just for you!

1:05 PM: (Scheduled): AR: Washington, DC. Washington DC Union Station, 50 Massachusetts, Ave., N. E., Washington, DC 20002. As our train arrives in our nation’s capitol, you will have an opportunity to spend the rest of the afternoon and evening exploring the close by sights. Washington DC Union Station itself is comprised of various transit agencies including Amtrak and the Washington, DC Metro Subway System. There are retail shops and many choices for dining from fast foods to fine dining. Nearly every Washington, DC tour can be accessed from the station. In the immediate area surrounding the station there are hundreds of restaurants and shops. If you feel like a walk,… it’s 3 ½ blocks to the Capitol Building. The choices are endless and they are yours to enjoy today on your own.

Note: Usually within an hour or so of our arrival into Washington, DC the private rail cars making up our Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors Limited will be serviced and inspected at Amtrak’s Ivy City yards. During this time, which usually takes several hours, there will be periods of no electricity, air conditioning and services and no way to get on/off the train. Please plan accordingly!Washington DC Night_03

Dinner: Enjoy dinner on your own while touring Washington, DC.

Evening: When you return from your tour, our train will be returned back to our special parking spot in the station. Complimentary premium beverage and snack service commences upon re-boarding and continues until 11pm local time. And when you feel “it’s time”, retire to your room once again, where our first class on-board staff has it transformed from a comfortable day room, to its restful nighttime configuration.  Goodnight!

Night:  Occupy railcars overnight parked in Washington, DC.

SunDAY, OCT 23, 2016
    (DAY 4/3)

7:00 AM: Wake up coffee available in the lounge.

7:30 – 8:30 AM: Breakfast: Once again our onboard chef has freshly created a hearty breakfast for all our guests.

9:55 AM:  Depart: Washington, DC. Amtrak’s #89, the Palmetto, our Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors Limited. As our conductor calls “All Aboard,” our train gradually glides out of Washington DC’s Union Station as we gracefully make our way to Savannah, GA.

Morning: As our Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors Limited traverses the Commonwealth of Virginia, we pass through many historic cities including Alexandria, which has the oldest continuously operating marketplace, and Richmond, where Patrick Henry gave his famous “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” speech.

12:00 Noon(approx): Lunch: With so much to see just outside our window we just don’t want to miss a thing!  Our onboard chef has been working her culinary magic to grace our passengers with a tasty luncheon.  While enjoying lunch, you’ll still see the sights pass by your window.

Afternoon: Complimentary premium beverage and snack service continues in Royal Street’s Lookout Lounge as we pass through North and South Carolina.hot_springs_NC_01

6:00 PM Dinner: Enjoy the chance to dine with fellow passengers, enjoy a delicious dinner, lively conversation and a glass of wine, all while the silhouetted mountains pass by your dinner table.

Evening: by now, our first-class on-board staff knows just what complimentary premium beverage you will enjoy.  As the sun sets enjoy the comradery that train travel creates.

9:03 PM:  AR: Savannah, GA. Savannah is known as the Hostess City of the South, attracting millions with her Southern charm and hospitality, collection of 18th and 19th century architecture and the downtown area that has been designated as a National Historic Landmark District.

Late Evening: Our lounge will remain open with complimentary premium beverages until 11:00 PM local time tonight.  When you feel “it’s time”, you may return to your private accommodations for the remainder of the evening.  Your room has already been prepared for you.

Night: Occupy your private rail cars overnight while we are parked in Savannah, GA.

MONDAY, OCT 24, 2016
    (DAY 5/4)

7:00 AM: Wake up coffee available in our lounge.

7:30 – 8:30 AM: Breakfast: Enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee and a freshly prepared breakfast to start the day!forsyth-sqr-savannah

Morning: After breakfast, we will transfer as a group for a full day of sightseeing of the greater Savannah area  Enjoy sightseeing in Savannah at your own pace with your included  step on, step off trolley tour.   Savannah is Georgia’s oldest city, founded in 1733. It is considered ‘America’s First Planned City’, with wide streets and 24 public squares. 21 of the original squares have been carefully preserved.

12:00 Noon: Lunch: On your own while on tour.

Afternoon: Continue with you step-on step-off guided tour. Be sure to visit Savannah’s famous Public Squares.  You may want to stop by the park bench in Chippewa Square that was used in movie Forrest Gump with Tom Hanks.

Late Afternoon: If you are in need of some refreshments, complimentary premium beverages and snack service will be available in the Lookout Lounge.

Dinner: Dinner on your own while in Savannah, GA.  Depending your tastes, you may want to try Local 11ten Food & Wine.  It is situated in downtown Savanna and features seasonal fresh ingredients from local farmers or try Savana most celebrated restaurant, Mrs Wilkes Dining Room.  They have specialised in Southern home cooking in Savannah, GA since 1943.  The choices abound, so enjoy a special meal this evening.

Evening: When you once again return to our Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors Limited complimentary premium beverages and snack service will continue in Royal Street’s Lookout Lounge until 11:00 PM.

Night: Occupy rail-cars overnight, parked in Savanna, GA.

TUESDAY, OCT 25, 2016
    (DAY 6/5)

7:00 AM: Wake up coffee is available in our lounge.

7:30 – 8:30 AM: Breakfast: With another full day ahead for all of our travelers, you will want to enjoy a freshly prepared, hearty breakfast.  Our on-board chef continues her magic.

Morning: After breakfast, we will once again transfer as a group for another full day of sightseeing of the greater Savannah area.

Lunch: On your own while touring.

Afternoon: Continue with your step-on, step-off guided tour. The sites seem endless as we tour through this most interesting of destinations.

Late Afternoon: There are so many sights to see and just two more days left to enjoy them. If you are in need of a brief respite, complimentary premium beverages and snack service will be available in the Lookout Lounge.

Victorian District collage_01 smDinner: Enjoy some famous Southern Hospitality at any one of Savannah’s many fine restaurants on our own. You may wish to consider The Pirates’ House. This inn was opened in 1793 and is mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson’s book Treasure Island, it is now a restaurant.  If you would like to try some French cuisine, you might be interested in Circa 1875.  This unpretentious Parisian bistro and pub allows you to dine in an authentic old world bistro setting.

Evening: After another fine day of touring, and you are ready, you may return to our Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors Limited for complimentary premium beverages and snack service. Service will continue in our lounge until 11:00 PM.

Night: Occupy rail cars overnight, parked.

WEDNESDAY, OCT 26, 2016
    (DAY 7/6)

7:00 AM: Wake up coffee is available in our lounge.

7:30 – 8:30 AM: Breakfast: Another full day is in store so you will want another freshly prepared and delicious breakfast.  It is has been said that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

telfair-academy_01_smMorning: You have seen many parts of Savanna while on the hop-on/hop-off tour.  Now is your chance to spent some quality time with those sights that you found most interesting.  Maybe a visit to Telfair Museums or that art gallery that caught your eye.  Head on back there and enjoy that special place.

Lunch: Enjoy on your own while touring.

Afternoon: If you would like to see Savanna more closely there are both professional and self-guided walking tours.  There is nothing quite like seeing the city up close.

Late Afternoon:  If you are looking for something a little more daring, Savannah offers several Ghost tours.  Whether you want to walk or ride in an old hearse you will find the tours eerie.

Dinner: This evening we will enjoy a dinner cruise that features a buffet dinner and live entertainment.  This will give you a chance to see Savannah, GA from a whole new perspective.

Late Evening: There are so many sights to see and just one more day left to enjoy them. Complimentary premium beverages and snack service continues in our lounge until 11:00 PM local time.

Night: Occupy rail cars overnight while parked in Savanna, GA.

THURSDAY, OCT 27, 2016
    (DAY 8/7)

7:00 AM: Wake up coffee is available in our lounge.

7:30 – 8:30 AM: Breakfast: Our personal chef will freshly prepare another special breakfast for our guests.

Morning: There are many ways to see Savannah. If you would like to see Savannah from a different perspective you might like a tour by kayak or helicopter?  Or, how about a Hearse!?  Savannah also has several highly regarded walking tours.  The day is your to enjoy, make the most of our last day in Savannah, GA.

Lunch: On your own while exploring the city.

Afternoon: Savannah’s Historic Squares provide locals and visitors alike with a little greenery amid all the businesses and historic houses. Take some time and take a leisurely stroll around several of these.  These squares are surrounded by some beautiful churches, homes, museums and are all shaded by huge live oak trees.leopolds_02

Late Afternoon: You have had a very busy week in Savanna. If you are ready to let yourself have a very special indulgence head on over to Leopold’s Ice Cream Parlour.  This old-school ice cream parlour has been making ice cream from family recipes since 1919.

Dinner: You have been waiting all week to go to that special restaurant.  Well now is that time.  Whether it is Lowcountry cuisine or Southern cooking there are so many choices.  Located in a historic 18th century Georgian mansion, The Olde Pink House offers intimate dining in a beautiful setting that offers a glimpse of true Southern culture. They provide both indoor and outdoor seating with an elegant yet casual ambiance.

Evening: Maybe now is the time for a walking tour of the Ghosts of Savannah.  Or you could take in a play at The Historic Savannah Theatre. touring, and you are ready, you may return to our Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors Limited for complimentary premium beverages and snack service. Service will continue in our lounge until 11:00 PM.

Night: Occupy rail cars overnight while parked in Savanna, GA.

FRIDAY, OCT 28, 2016
    (DAY 9/8)

7:00 AM: Wake up coffee is available in our lounge.

7:30 – 8:30 AM: Breakfast: While Amtrak prepares our train for departure, enjoy your freshly prepared and served breakfast.

8:20 AM: Depart: Savannah, GA. Amtrak’s #90, the “Palmetto”, our Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors Limited. As our conductor calls “All Aboard,” our train gradually departs Savannah, GA.

SC mountainsMorning: Right after we leave Savannah we will enter South Carolina. Enjoy the scenery as we make our way past Charleston, SC and on towards Washington DC.

Lunch: Another meal will be freshly prepared by our chef while enroute.

Afternoon: Complimentary premium beverage and snack service will be available as the scenic vistas pass by our windows. There is nothing quite so relaxing as watching America from your private railcar windows.

Dinner: served on-board en-route. As the sun is setting the culinary talents of our on-board chef have once again been called upon to satisfy the appetites of our passengers. Enjoy a glass of wine and friendly conversation over dinner while the scenery passes by.

7:57 PM AR Washington DC. We will spend this night here.  Washington DC at night is a spectacular view. Enjoy the fall evening while touring or in our lounge.  Maybe a stroll around our Nation’s Capitol is just the thing.

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PLEASE NOTE: Usually within an hour or so of our arrival into Washington, DC the private rail cars making up our Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors Limited will be serviced and inspected at Amtrak’s Ivy City yards. During this time, which usually takes several hours, there will be periods of no electricity, air conditioning and services and no way to get on/off the train. Please plan accordingly!

Evening:  Complimentary premium beverages and snack service continues in our lounge until 11:00 PM local time.  When your evening is through you will find that your room is ready for you.

Night: Occupy rail cars overnight parked in Union Station, Washington DC.

 

SATURDAY, OCT 29, 2016
    (DAY 10/9)

7:00 AM: Wake up coffee is available in our lounge.

7:30 – 8:30 AM: Breakfast: Enjoy a freshly made breakfast this morning.  You have most of the day to enjoy Washington DC before our journey back to Chicago begins.

Washington DC Night Morning: Spend the morning at any of the nearby sites.  Maybe a relaxing walk through the United States Botanic Garden and see all the fall blooming flowers.

12:00 Noon: (Approx) Lunch, on your own, while touring.

Early Afternoon: Now is the time to make a brief visit to one more of the sites that Washington DC has to offer. Complimentary premium beverages and snack service commences once you are safely back onboard.

3:15 PM: Re-board our private rail-cars, which have now been made part of today’s departing Amtrak train #29 The Capitol Limited. Please check the Amtrak TV monitors in the station for the correct track location. Our Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors Limited rail-cars will be on the rear of the Capitol Limited today.

4:05 PM DP Washington DC Amtrak #29 As the final “All Aboard!” is called, we gently glide out of the station, and in a wink of the eye, Washington DC is just but a fond memory. Complimentary premium beverage and snack service is already underway and shortly dinner will be served. For now, sit back, enjoy the view as we follow the Potomac River Valley to Harper’s Ferry.

6:00 PM: (Approx) Dinner: Continue to enjoy the up-close view of the majesty and beauty of  America while enjoying an exceptional meal, freshly prepared by our skilled chef.

Evening: complimentary  premium beverages and snack service continues until 11:00 PM local time.

Night: As a relaxing day comes to a close, your own bed and pillow beckon you!  Good night!  Occupy railcars overnight, en-route.

SUNDAY, OCT 30, 2016
    (DAY 11/10)

7:00 AM: Wake up coffee is available in our lounge.

7:30 – 8:30 AM: Breakfast: Enjoy our on-board chefs special creation this morning!

8:45 AM AR Chicago, IL  As our cross country rail odyssey draws to a close our Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors Limited thunders and clanks into the cavernous Chicago Union Station.  The whoosshh of the air brakes signal the end of the line for our Chicago passengers… at least for this trip!  As our first-class on-board staff assists disembarking passengers with their luggage, goodbyes are given by new found friends.

Chicago Union Station

We at American Rail Excursions, Inc. Thank You for traveling with us.

St. Louis passengers only: Passengers continuing on to St. Louis with us are encouraged to step off our Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors Limited while our train is in the station and once again enjoy the “City That Works” Chicago on your own.

NOTE: within an hour, or so, of our arrival our train will be moved to Amtrak’s coach yard.  There it will receive a post-trip inspection. During this time the train will be inaccessible and unavailable for occupancy for several hours while the equipment is being serviced and inspected. Please plan accordingly.

chicago skylineLate Morning & Afternoon: Our private railcars remain in Amtrak’s 14th St. coach yard, being serviced and inspected with today’s Chicago arriving Capitol Limited equipment. Today you may want to take this opportunity to do some sightseeing on your own. May we suggest you visit downtown Chicago during the morning and afternoon, there is so much to see! Visit Macy’s on State Street, The Magnificent Mile, Water Tower Place, Navy Pier, the choices abound! Enjoy lunch on your own while on the go.

Lunch & Dinner: On your own while in Chicago.

6:15 PM: Reboard our Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors Limited.  Check the Amtrak monitors for the specific departure track.

7:00 PM: Depart Chicago Union Station, Amtrak #307, “Lincoln Service”, our Southeastern Antebellum & Fall Colors Limited.

Evening: This evening we will make a quick sprint down some of Illinois’ new “High Speed” line to St. Louis, MO.  Complimentary  premium beverages and snack service continues until 11:00 PM local time.

Illinois Farmland9:14 PM Arrive Bloomington/Normal, IL You may detrain here.

10:24 PM: Arrive Springfield, IL. You may detrain here.

Night: With prior arrangement, St. Louis bound passengers may occupy railcars overnight in St. Louis.

MONDAY, OCT 31, 2016

12:30 AM Arrive: St. Louis, MO. We will soon arrive at our final destination, St. Louis, MO.  On arrival our first-class on-board staff assists all departing passengers and their luggage in de-training.

7:00 AM: Wake up coffee and a Continental breakfast will be available this morning!

9:00 AM: All remaining passengers must be disembarked.

The American Rail Excursion, Inc. staff bid all a farewell and Thank You!

 

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Thank You

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Why you should participate in this Unique Excursion
This is the comfortable, hassle-free way to see the scenic west in all its splendor. We will be attached to an Amtrak train, but only our passengers will have use of our private cars. Your room on the train is your hotel. No checking into and out of hotels. No unexpected hotel charges. No baggage hassles. Excellent service provided by a friendly crew. We make it simple and pleasant for you.

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What’s Included:
 • Attentive first-class service provided by our American rail Excursion, Inc. staff.
 • Round-trip rail and accommodations charges aboard our private rail-cars for this trip based upon your reservations.
 • Complimentary baggage transfer at Chicago Union Station to our private rail-cars.
 • Up to eleven days and ten nights lodging and transportation accommodations aboard our private
rail cars based on your itinerary.
 • Up to ten breakfasts, four lunches and five dinners all served on-board while en-route or while parked,
based upon your itinerary.
 • All meals prepared fresh by our onboard chef
 • Complimentary premium beverage and snack service throughout our entire trip.
 • Included 2 day step on/off tour passes.
 • Included dinner cruise.

Your Accommodations

Double Bedrooms:

Double bedrooms have space for two passengers. Each double bedroom features either one large couch or a small couch and lounge chair for comfortable private day travel. Every double bedroom has a large window. By night, each double room has two beds (1-upper and 1-lower). Every room is furnished with adjustable climate control, fan, reading lights, fold-down table, garment closet and full-length door mirror. The annex (your private bathroom) has a fold-down sink; large lighted wall mirror, toilet and a 110-volt convenience outlet. Your linens, towels and soap are also provided. Best of all, your attendant will turn down your bed, arrange for a wake-up call and bring your morning tea, coffee, or juice right to your room. All sleeping cars are equipped with a shower.

Costs: Double Bedroom, Double Occupancy:

2 people, 1 room, one upper and one lower bed at night

    St. Louis boarding: $3,499.00 per person double occupancy, double bedroom.

    Chicago boarding:  $3,399.00 per person double occupancy, double bedroom.

Double Bedroom, Single Occupancy:

    St. Louis boarding: $6,499.00 per person single occupancy, double bedroom.

    Chicago boarding:  $6,399.00 per person single occupancy, double bedroom.

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Two Double Bedrooms:

Two Double have space for two passengers. Each double bedroom features either one large couch or a small couch and lounge chair for comfortable private day travel. Every double bedroom has a large window. By night, each double room has one bed (1-lower). Every room is furnished with adjustable climate control, fan, reading lights, fold-down table, garment closet and full-length door mirror. The annex (your private bathroom) has a fold-down sink; large lighted wall mirror, toilet and a 110-volt convenience outlet. Your linens, towels and soap are also provided. Best of all, your attendant will turn down your bed, arrange for a wake-up call and bring your morning tea, coffee, or juice right to your room.

Costs: En-suited two Double Bedrooms, Double Occupancy:

2 people, 2 rooms en-suited, one lower bed at night in each bedroom

    St Louis boarding: $6,499.00 per person double occupancy, en-suited bedroom.

   Chicago boarding: $6,399.00 per person double occupancy, en-suited bedroom.

 

Food and Beverage Service

American Rail Excursions Inc. nostalgic rail tour includes (as per your itinerary) nostalgic rail dinning featuring traditional American cuisine, freshly prepared by our on-board chef. The combination of fine food, crisp white linens, first-class on-board service and awe inspiring scenery set the stage for a most memorable trip. Menus are ever-changing, reflecting the influences of the towns and cities we visit. Bon appétit!

The following is a sample of cuisine, freshly prepared aboard our rail cars.

Our sample menus include:
 Sample Breakfast Menu
 Fluffy Denver Scramble
 Tender Sausage links
 Crisp Bacon
 Assorted Fresh Fruit
 Assorted Cold Cereal
 Assorted Breakfast Pastries
 Bagels with Cream Cheese
 English Muffins or
 Toast & Jelly
 Assorted Chilled Juice,
 Freshly Brewed Coffee, (Regular or decaffeinated)
 Assorted Teas
 Milk, Hot Chocolate
 complimentary Eye-opener from our bar

 Sample Lunch Menu
 Crisp Tossed Caesar salad Served with homemade Croutons and freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
 Baked spaghetti or lasagna
 Garlic bread sticks
 Spumoni ice cream
 Freshly Brewed Coffee (Regular or Decaffeinated)
 Assorted Teas
 Soft Drinks
 Milk
 Domestic and Imported Beers, or Wine
 Your Favorite Mixed Drink from the Bar

 Sample Dinner Menu
 Tender mixed greens salad, served with gorgonzola cheese, crasins, plum tomatoes and topped with balsamic
    vinaigrette dressing.
 Medallions of Beef Tenderloin
 Baked Idaho Potato with Sour Cream & fresh chives
 Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
 Artisan Breads
 Baked Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream
 Fresh Brewed Coffee, Regular and Decaffeinated
 Assorted Teas
 Soft Drinks
 Milk
 Domestic and Imported Beers, or Wine
 Your Favorite Mixed Drink from the Bar

Our on-board chef prepares all meals fresh.

 Premium Beverage Service Includes:
 Miller Lite and Heineken beers
 Chardonnay, Merlot, and White Zinfandel wines
 Mixed drinks derived from scotch, bourbon, gin, vodka, rum and mixers. (No blender or frozen drinks)
 Soft Drinks including Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Ginger Ale
 Bottled still waters
 Fresh Brewed Coffee (Regular or Decaffeinated)
 Dry Snacks include:
• Planter’s dry roasted peanuts
• Goldfish
• Chex mix
 Gardetto’s Mix

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A 50% deposit per person is due at time of booking.
$100.00 Discount PP DO when you pay by check by 9/30/16.
$200.00 Discount PP SO when you pay by check by 9/30/16
Full open balance due by 9/30/16.
Please contact us about availability after 9/30/16.
No refund unless trip is canceled.
Tickets are transferable to another person with prior approval.

Please reserve your space before Sept. 30, 2016

Southeastern Antebellum &
Fall Colors Limited

October (20)21, 2016 – October 30(31), 2016
Trip #AR-16-J-1-R

Click here for printable reservation form

Thank You!

American Rail Excursions, Inc.

Carole Sheeler, Reservation Agent
4851 E. Farm Road 194
Rogersville, MO 65742
Phone: 417-818-5969
E-mail: carolesheeler@gmail.com

or
Frank Corley, Reservations Mgr
23600 Marshall St.
Dearborn, MI 48124-1431
Phone 313-300-8411
Email: franktrainman23600@hotmail.com
or
Roger J. Verbeeren Jr., Main Office
P.O. Box 9
Madison, IL 62060-0009
Phone 618-451-0100
Fax: 618-451-8934
Email: roger@americanrail.com and
rogerv@gatewayrailservices.com

Important Information – Please Read

American Rail Excursions, Inc. welcomes everyone who wishes to travel with us on our public trips. However, because this is vintage railway equipment produced in the 1940’s and 1950’s, there are no special facilities available for those passengers that might have a disability.  We welcome those passengers that are disabled, but please consider the suitability of these trips carefully. We encourage you to call us at 618-451-0100 or e-mail us at roger@americanrail.com for additional information for your specific situation.

Responsibility

Enrollment in and payment for a tour shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth herein.  In the responsibility of their own negligence, neither American Rail Excursions, Inc., Royal Street Railcar, LLC, IFE Leasing, Inc., Pacific Union Sleeping Car Co. L.L.C., or Powhatan Rail Services, Inc. dba American Rail Excursions nor their agents shall be responsible for cancellations, delays, diversions, or substitution of  equipment or any act of omission whatever by Amtrak, transportation companies, of any other persons providing any of these services necessitated by same.  Nor shall they be liable for any loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness, or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from the loss or the negligence of any person not their direct employee or under their exclusive control. Transportation companies, Amtrak, etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board train or conveyances.  The passenger contracts in use by Amtrak or transportation companies and passengers or purchasers of this tour, assumes no responsibility in this connection.  Payments are not refundable unless the trip is canceled.  We reserve the right to cancel a trip prior to departure, in which case your entire payment to us will be refunded without further obligation on our part.  Smoking is not permitted on these cars (except on the ground at the longer station stops).  As is the case of all travel, regardless of destination, we cannot guarantee clear weather at all times. Clouds, rain or other weather conditions beyond our control may obscure scenic highlights.  We have no control over the various transportation companies providing services for the excursions, and thus it must be understood that changes in the equipment, dates, routes, or other accommodations, though unlikely, can occur.

Travel insurance is Highly Recommended for any extended trip to protect your investment.

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