Monday, January 11, 2010

Great value fares on chartered US rail car trip

Tidewater Traveler

Saturday, April 17, 2010 and Sunday, April 18, 2010
The Dover Harbor - Washington DC to Williamsburg or Newport News

Experience luxurious rail travel aboard the classic 1930’s Pullman lounge/sleeper Dover Harbor-- travel to the Tidewater region of Virginia to Williamsburg, the Colonial Capital, or to the maritime city of Newport News.

An early morning departure from Washington Union Station or Alexandria
Enjoy breakfast served at table, as Amtrak’s Regional train #67 goes south over the trestles spanning scenic tributaries of the Potomac River and through the historic cities of Fredericksburg and Richmond.
Relax in comfortable Pullman armchairs while white-jacketed attendants serve beverages, libations, and snacks.

Shortly before mid-day, Dover Harbor will arrive at Williamsburg.
EITHER disembark at Williamsburg:
Stroll along the 18th century streets in Colonial Williamsburg.
Enjoy the beauty of the spring flowers in the restored gardens or tour the historic sites (admission fee) during a five hour visit (the historic district is approximately a six block walk from Amtrak’s Boundary Street Station);
OR continue to Newport News:
Visit attractions such as the world famous Mariner’s Museum, a short taxi ride from the Newport News Amtrak station (admission fee).

Dover Harbor will depart from Newport News in late afternoon with Amtrak’s Regional train #66, stopping at Williamsburg on the way.
Dinner will be served while en route home to Alexandria and Washington.

Washington to Williamsburg/Newport News $209 Child (ages 2-15) $159

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