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February 13, 2014

#JazzBluesRock N RollEscortedVacations #FriendsTravel.com JESS Kalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Filed under: AMTRAK Vacations,Blues Vacations,Jazz Vacations,Rock n Roll Vacations — urbanvacations @ 4:43 am

Jazz, Blues and Rock ‘N’ Roll Escorted Vacations

#FriendsTravel.com JESS Kalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

8 Days

Chicago > Memphis > New Orleans

Celebrate American rhythm on a eight-day rail journey through three cities pulsing with legendary music. Launch your vacation in Muddy Waters’ Chicago. Sample the city’s sounds and the fare at the Italian Village. Then move on to Memphis, the birthplace of Rock ‘N’ Roll. While there, tour Graceland®, and visit the world-famous Sun Studios. Rejoin Amtrak, and ride to New Orleans. Savor a jazz brunch and feel the beat of Bourbon Street. Trace the story of three musical genres rooted to three heartland cities.

Highlights:

      • Chicago city tour and cruise
      • Memphis Tour including Graceland
      • Admission to Sun Studios, Staxx Museum, and Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
      • Dinner cruise in New Orleans aboard the Steamboat Nachez

Package Also Includes:

    • One-way Amtrak from Chicago to Memphis; Memphis to New Orleans in Roomette accommodations; meals included in Dining car
    • 6 nights’ hotel accommodations; one night’s sleeping accommodations on board Amtrak®
    • 12 meals (6 breakfasts, 1, brunch, 1 lunch, 4 dinners)
    • Wine and cheese welcome reception in Chicago
    • Evening activity in Chicago
    • New Orleans Area Tour
    • Meal gratuities included with all meals except on board the Amtrak® train
    • Services of an Amtrak Vacations Tour Escort for the duration of journey
    • $25.00 per person discount for any per person vacation over $1kIL CHI night3
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#GrandCanyonLasVegasEscortedVacation #FriendsTravel JESS Kalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Filed under: AMTRAK Vacations,Grand Canyon Vacations,Las Vegas Vacations — urbanvacations @ 4:31 am

Grand Canyon & Las Vegas Escorted

8 Days

Albuquerque > Flagstaff > Williams > Grand Canyon > Las Vegas

The Grand Canyon has long been described as something to experience at least once in a lifetime. Enjoy a short stay in Albuquerque before boarding the Southwest Chief® and heading to Arizona and the Grand Canyon. En route, you will make a stop in Flagstaff, where historic cultures thrive. Arrive at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel and experience life as it was in the Wild West. Board the Grand Canyon Railway for an unforgettable excursion to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Then it’s off to Las Vegas with a stop at the Hoover Dam along the way.

Highlights:

      • Sightseeing tour in Albuquerque
      • Red Rock tour of Sedona
      • Motorcoach Rim Tour of the Grand Canyon with lunch
      • Visit the Hoover Dam and enjoy a Power Plant tour

Package Also Includes:

    • One-way Amtrak from Albuquerque to Flagstaff; Flagstaff to Williams Junction in Coach accommodations
    • One-way aboard Grand Canyon Railway to the Grand Canyon in First-class
    • One-way motorcoach from Grand Canyon to Las Vegas
    • 7 nights’ hotel accommodations
    • 12 meals (7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners)
    • Welcome reception and dinner in Albuquerque
    • Meal gratuities included with all meals except on board the Amtrak® train
    • Services of an Amtrak Vacations Tour Escort for the duration of journey
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$25.00 per person Discount any vacation package over $1k

#CanadianRockiesGlacierNationalParkEscorted #FriendsTravel JESS Kalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Filed under: AMTRAK Vacations,Canada Via Rail — urbanvacations @ 4:15 am

Canadian Rockies with Glacier National Park Escorted

11 Days

 Seattle > Glacier Park > Waterton Lakes > Banff > Jasper > Vancouver

Revel in a 1500-mile journey encircling inspirational natural sights and breathtaking national parks. This is one of those “bucket list” trips of a lifetime. The fun begins in the Emerald City with a Seattle sightseeing tour. Then, head to Glacier National Park, and take in the unspoiled scenery while aboard a vintage red touring bus, before transferring to Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. From there travel through the foothills of the Canadian Rockies to Banff National Park and on to Jasper via the Icefields Parkway. Next, visit Vancouver for a tour, where your journey will end.

#FriendsTravel JESS Kalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Highlights:

      • Sightseeing tour of Seattle
      • Big Sky Circle Tour in Glacier Park
      • Explore Banff National Park on a gondola ride
      • Guided sightseeing tour in Vancouver

Package Also Includes:

    • One-way Amtrak from Seattle to Glacier National Park in Roomette accommodations; meals included in Dining car
    • Transfer from Glacier Park Lodge to Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton Lake
    • Private charter transfer from Waterton Lake to Banff
    • Banff to Jasper scenic tour including the Columbia Icefields
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    • MT Glacier Natl Park 3One-way VIA Rail Canada from Jasper to Vancouver in Sleeper class accommodations
    • 8 nights’ hotel accommodations; 2 nights’ sleeping accommodations on board Amtrak and VIA® Rail Canada
    • 19 meals (10 breakfasts and 9 dinners)
    • Wine and cheese welcome reception in Seattle
    • Meal gratuities included with all meals except on board the Amtrak train
    • Services of an Amtrak Vacations Tour Escort for the duration of journey
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February 12, 2014

#AMTRAKVacationsFriendsTravel JESS Kalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Filed under: AMTRAK Vacations,Discount $25.00 pp Over $1k. — urbanvacations @ 11:57 pm

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$25.00 per person discount on any vacation package over $1k.

 

#GlacierNationalParkDiscovery #FriendsTravel JESS Kalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Filed under: AMTRAK Vacations — urbanvacations @ 11:46 pm

Glacier National Park Discovery

Chicago > Minneapolis/St.Paul > East Glacier > Seattle

In the north are some of the last truly wide-open space left, and the Amtrak® Empire Builder® takes you there. Board the train in Chicago and take the Northern route to the West Coast. Travel to the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis before heading into the unspoiled country of North Dakota and Montana. While in Montana, visit Glacier National Park and savor its breathtaking beauty. Your trip continues to Seattle traveling through forests of fir trees and alongside Puget Sound.

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Highlights:

      • Sightseeing architecture cruise of Chicago Harbor
      • Highlights tour of St. Paul and Minneapolis
      • Old North Trail Tour or Big Sky Circle Tour (seasonal)
      • Admission to Seattle’s Space Needle

Package Also Includes:

    • One-way Amtrak® from Chicago to St. Paul/Minneapolis; St. Paul/Minneapolis to Glacier National Park; Glacier National Park to Seattle in Coach accommodations
    • 8 nights’ hotel accommodations; 2 night’s on board Amtrak
    • 3 meals included (1 breakfast, 2 dinners)
    • Roundtrip transfer from rail station to Minneapolis hotel
    • 2-day sightseeing hop-on / hop-off trolley tour in Seattle
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#AmericanHeritageTrainVacations #FriendsTravel JESS Kalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Filed under: AMTRAK Vacations — urbanvacations @ 10:57 pm

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10 Days

Boston > New York City > Philadelphia > Washington, DC

Colonial history buffs and fans of the renowned culture, attractions, and amenities offered by four storied eastern cities will want to jump onboard this rail journey. Start in Boston, site of the Freedom Trail. Then onto New York City. Explore the Big Apple on a Hop On/ Hop Off tour and an elegant dinner. Next stop Philadelphia, home of Independence Hall. Enjoy a CityPass before heading to Washington, D.C. Retrace US heritage, and renew your appreciation for a few of the cities where it all began.

Highlights:

      • Explore Boston and Washington, DC, aboard a trolley tour
      • Tour New York City’s downtown with a 1-day sightseeing pass
      • Explore some of the best attractions in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia with your CityPASS
      • Your choice of admission to either the Crime Museum, the International Spy Museum or Newseum

Package also includes:

      • One-way Amtrak® from Boston to New York City; New York City to Philadelphia;
      • Philadelphia to Washington, DC, in Coach accommodations
      • 9 nights’ hotel accommodations
      • 2 meals included (2 dinners)

Boston CityPASS includes: New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Harvard Museum of Natural History OR Revolutionary Boston ® at the Old State House.

New York CityPASS includes: Empire State Building Observatory, American Museum of Natural History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Top of the Rock Observatory OR the Guggenhiem Museum and Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island OR Circle Line Cruises.

Philadelphia CityPASS includes: The Franklin Institute, Adventure Aquarium, Phila Trolley Works Tour & The Big Bus Company, Philadelphia Zoo, National Constitution Center and Eastern State Penitentiary OR Please Touch Museum.

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Filed under: AMTRAK Vacations — urbanvacations @ 10:44 pm

10 Days

Chicago > St. Louis > Dallas > San Antonio

Come travel aboard Amtrak and start your journey in the Windy City! Continue your journey to St. Louis to gain an enriching cultural experience. Move on to Dallas, where everything is bigger in Texas! Your last destination will be San Antonio where you will learn some Spanish history.

Highlights:

      • See Chicago the way you were meant to see it—on a trolley hop-on / hop-off sightseeing tour
      • Ride the tram to the top of the Gateway Arch to get a bird’s-eye view of St. Louis
      • Admission to the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas is a must see for even the most nonchalant conspiracy theorist
      • Visit the Alamo, the most famous spot in Texas, on a grand tour, including a riverboat cruise and museum admission

Package Also Includes:

    • One-way Amtrak® from Chicago to St. Louis; St. Louis to Dallas; Dallas to San Antonio in Coach accommodations
    • 8 nights’ hotel accommodations
    • 1 meal included (1 dinner)
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Independent Rail Journeys #AmtrakVacations #FriendsTravel JESS Kalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Filed under: AMTRAK Vacations — urbanvacations @ 10:33 pm

Independent Rail Journeys #AmtrakVacations

#FriendsTravel JESS Kalinowsky

JESS@FriendsTravel.com

 

Soak in the magical scenery of North America from the comfort and luxury of Amtrak®. While all the planning is done for you– hotel reservations, sightseeing attractions, activities, dining and more– you set your own schedule on these unescorted adventures.

 

From the wide open spaces of the west to the vibrant cities of the east, these multi-city journeys let you sit back, relax and take in the scenery en route to your next exciting destination.

 

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