The Canadian Rockies are beckoning thanks to Rocky Mountaineer’s Early Booking Bonus. Available to travelers booking 2015 Rocky Mountaineer packages by Nov. 22, the Bonus features an added value of up to $1,200 per couple. The credit can be used towards such add-ons as the Whistler Sea to Sky Climb train journey, additional hotel nights, cruise portion of Rocky Mountaineer’s Rail and Cruise packages and more.
To receive the maximum credit of $1,200 per couple, the booking must include a package of seven or more nights in GoldLeaf Service. Credit amounts vary by level of service as well as number of nights in the package.
The 12-day/11-night Grand Rail Circle, for instance, would be applicable.
It includes all of the popular Canadian Rockies destinations, such as Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff, AB and Vancouver and Whistler.
With five days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer and the rest of the days spent sightseeing. The Early Booking Bonus is applicable for select travel dates and must be requested at the time of booking.
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BritRail’s most popular passes now on sale with up to 20% off!
Starting October 1st, you’ll be able to save up to 20% off the purchase of a classic BritRail Pass, BritRail England Pass and BritRail South West Pass. The low season BritRail Passes can be used for travel during the months of November, December, January and February, providing you with the opportunity to enjoy destinations throughout England Scotland and Wales.
There’s a BritRail Pass for every need! Spend your low season in the mild climate of South West England as you travel with a BritRail South West Pass, discover cities and explore the countryside throughout all of England with a BritRail England Pass or simply enjoy the freedom to travel on as many trains as you wish, during your stay in England, Scotland and Wales using a classic BritRail Pass. All in all, there are more than 18,000 daily departures to over 2,500 destinations in England, Scotland and Wales.
All low season BritRail Passes are offered in a wide range of validities, including Flexi Passes for a period of 3, 4, 8 or 15 travel days to be used within 2 months or Consecutive Passes for a period of 3, 4, 8, 15, 22 days or 1 month of travel. You can also choose to travel in either first or standard class BritRail pass, where first class offers additional benefits on select trains such as free Wi-Fi, more spacious seating, at seat meal service, free newspapers and complimentary tea and biscuits. You can take advantage of savings from the Low Season Discount if you purchase your pass between October 1st, 2014 and February 21st, 2015.
This season, take advantage of the Eurail Off Peak Promotion! Get a Eurail Global Pass or Eurail Select Pass by December 31st, 2014 and save up to 20% off regular prices.
Eurail Passes are an essential part of a traveler’s kit. The Eurail Global Pass lets you to board as many trains as you want in any of the 23 participating countries throughout Europe, helping make possible the most ambitious travel plans. Travelers with a more focused itinerary can pick 4 bordering countries from a choice of 26 countries and travel by train without worries in those 4 countries using the Eurail Select Pass.
The Eurail Global Pass and the Eurail Select Pass are available in a number of validities. The Eurail Global Consecutive Pass lets you select between 15 days and up to 3 months of continuous access to the railways. The Eurail Global Flexi Pass offers either 10 or 15 days of travel to be used within a period of 2 months. The Eurail Select Pass is valid for a period of 5, 6, 8 or 10 travel days to be used within 2 months.
The Eurail Off-Peak Promotion is available for Eurail Global Passes and Eurail Select Passes purchased by December 31st, 2014 for travel up and including March 31st, 2015.
Use the coupon code UKSIM14
Scotland is getting ready to welcome visitors with attractions and events that celebrate its gastronomy. From Scottish Whisky to fresh sea plates, the mouth-watering offerings of Scotland will take center stage all year.
While on visit, one must try a plate of Haggis, Scotland’s national dish. Haggis is a savoury sausage-like dish that combines meat with oatmeal, onions, salt and spices. It is typically served with mashed potatoes.
As you travel, follow one of the many food trails which take you on savoury journeys while teaching you about local food and drinks. The Seafood Trail, Whisky Trail and Scottish Cheese Trail are examples of some of the unique itineraries that highlight the many flavours of Scotland.
The best way to explore Scotland’s unspoiled landscapes remains the train. Widely recognized as having some of the most scenic railways in the world, Scotland’s railway is also considered first in its class when it comes to the level of service it provides its customers. Experience it for yourself with a BritRail Freedom of Scotland Pass, valid for travel in Scotland.
Exclusive offers and Free Berlin Welcome Card also available
Visit Berlin this fall and winter seasons as the city gears up to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the historic Fall of the Wall. The 7 Day and 10 Day German Rail Pass have a discount of up to 25% off regular prices when purchased between October 1st and December 7th, 2014. The promotional passes are ideal for those who will travel by rail on German trains between November 1st, 2014 and end by January 31st, 2015.
Along with the savings on their German Rail Pass, pass holders will also be eligible for a number of offers and discounts within Berlin including:
One of 500 free Welcome Cards from Berlin Tourism, given on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Up to 25% discount on boat trips on the river Spree and Havel.
Up to 25% discount on the Late Night Ticket at TV Tower Alexanderplatz.
Up to 20% discount for sightseeing on the Basic City Circle Yellow bus tours.
As you plan you stay in Berlin, why not visit a few more German destinations such as Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne and many more? The “25 Years Fall of the Wall” promotion for the German Rail Pass applies to the 7 Day and 10 Day German Rail Pass in both First and Standard class adult fares. Two adults traveling together can benefit from a discounted Twin Pass and youths under the age of 26 can choose a promotional pass in standard class.
German Rail Pass Promotion must be purchased prior to December 7th, 2014 for travel between November 1st and January 31st 2015.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to Host Annual Peanuts The Great Pumpkin Patch Express EventOctober 13, 2014 on 2:42 pm | In Adventure Travel, Rail Tours, Rockies | Comments Off
Durango, CO – The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad begins service to The Great Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, October 11, 2014. The train departs the Durango depot for a two-and-a-half-hour round-trip adventure on October 11, 12, 18 and 19, 2014.
Passengers will be greeted by Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy upon arrival at the most sincere pumpkin patch. The many activities will include hayrides, live musical entertainment, a pumpkin match maze, games, face painting, bounce houses, trick or treating, a costume contest and each child may select the perfect pumpkin to take home. Children and adults are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.
Trains depart the Durango depot at 10:00 am and 11:30 am and on Saturday, October 11 also at 1:00 pm. Premium-class seating is $34* for children (ages 2-11) and $42* for adults. Standard-class tickets are $24* for children (ages 2 -11) and $32* for adults.
For more information and reservations, please call
970- 247-2733, 1-888-872-4607, or visit www.durangotrain.com . *Fares subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee.
For many decades, one of the ‘must-do’ holidays on every travelers list has been the legendary cross-Canada train trip, from Toronto to Vancouver, across the Dominion in vista-dome comfort. At Train Holidays, we have long believed that only one addition could make this idea better: Leisurely hotel stays in each great part of Canada along with intelligent, comprehensive sightseeing. For those travelers to whom ‘how’ they get somewhere means as much as what they do, we offer up the most acclaimed train in North America, Via Rail’s showcase ‘Canadian’ where all of our guests enjoy First Class sleeping car accommodations in ‘Silver & Blue’ class with all meals aboard included. Guests enjoy access to the splendid art deco dining car, the signature dome cars with all-around viewing and the famous ‘Park Car’ with its Bullet Lounge and Mural Bar.
As befits an elegant holiday, we have included some very stylish events ‘ashore’ as well, including dinner in Toronto at the chic Canyon Creek Grill, a stylish dinner at Le Beaujolais in Banff, and an indulgent two-day stay in Vancouver at the beautifully situated Sheraton Wall Centre, an elegant luxury hotel of great style.
In the Rockies, our guests enjoy five days of sightseeing including Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise as well as seldom-visited places like Moraine Lake, Maligne Canyon and Bridal Veil Falls. All sightseeing is included.
The Eurail Group has opened up the coming fall travel season in Europe with a set of new discounts that cometh by land and sea. To begin with, Eurail Pass holders can benefit from deep discounts on European ferry crossings with Eurail’s partner Grimaldi Lines. The ferries operate to Spain, Greece, Sicily and Sardinia. Grimaldi Lines offers a 20 percent discount on ferry crossings and a 10 percent discount on accommodation supplements such as Pullman seats, berths and cabins to Eurail Pass travelers who purchase a Eurail Pass after Sept. 1.
The discounts apply to standard as well as special fares such as advanced booking offers. The discounts are also applicable in the off-season, which means pass-holders can save up to 40 percent when booking ship passages between Sept. 15 and Dec. 21. Eurail Pass travelers can make reservations and redeem these special discounts via Grimaldi’s Contact Centers and at its points of sales in Italy and Spain.
Eurail travelers can also learn about the Grimaldi Lines discounts on the Rail Planner App. This free and off-line app is available from the App Store or Google Play. It includes such information as a complete list of Eurail Pass benefits by country, a European railway timetable and more.
Eurail offers four types of Eurail Passes as part of its product portfolio to those residing outside of Europe: the Eurail Global Pass valid in 24 member countries, Eurail Select Pass, Eurail Regional Pass and Eurail One Country Pass. Eurail Group G.I.E. manages Eurail Passes for 30 different European railways.
The passes are sold by independent companies around the world including these in North America: ACP Rail International; Eurail; Flight Centre; Octopus Travel; and Rail Europe.
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In 1939 Canadian Pacific put out a nifty brochure titled, appropriately ‘Glorious British Columbia’and this heading summarizes perfectly our view of this beautiful Province. This Fall, we have a truly glorious holiday that features train travel, overnight stay in Seattle ‘The Emerald City’, two full nights in lovely Vancouver at the Sheraton Wall Centre, sightseeing including a visit to Queen Elizabeth Park, and two nights in the alpine mountain resort of Whistler. Nicest of all, our guests will travel from Vancouver to Whistler over the British Columbia Railway aboard the superb ROCKY MOUNTAINEER passenger train, the first train over this route in many years, enjoying a journey of stunning beauty past Howe Sound and Britannia Falls in comfort with big-window coaches, an open-air observation platform, breakfast aboard and much more!
Our holiday begins with a scenic ride to Seattle aboard the Coast Starlight train with an overnight stay at the Westin Hotel along with plenty of time to enjoy ‘The Emerald City’. We then travel north to Vancouver, a scenic drive along the Puget Sound to Vancouver, enjoying an overnight in Vancouver before boarding the Rocky Mountaineer train, bound for Vancouver on a stunningly beautiful ride to this popular resort destination. With two full days in Whistler, guests have plenty of time to enjoy the European-style cafes, intriguing shops, biking or four of Canada’s top-rated golf courses. In Vancouver, our guests enjoy two-nights at the Sheraton Wall Centre along with a welcome dinner, and sightseeing. Saving the best for last, we then board Holland America’s ms Westerdam at Vancouver for a rare Pacific Coastal voyage south to San Diego, a nice way to sample traditional Ocean travel, with visits to San Francisco (with a special daytime sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge), and Catalina Island en route. Onboard there is as much, or as little to do as you like and we cannot imagine a nicer way to travel home. We have included dinner one evening in the superlative Pinnacle Grill as well as a farewell cocktail party. There is only one flaw in this entire indulgent holiday, it will fill quickly and prompt reservations are encouraged to avoid disappointment.
Free train travel from any California point to Seattle aboard the Coast Starlight, a scenic overnight journey. .
Overnight hotel stay in Seattle at the superb Westin Hotel.
Travel from Seattle to Vancouver aboard the popular ‘Talgo Train’ along the scenic Puget Sound, the best way to travel between these two cities.
Two-night stay in the Canadian resort town of Whistler at the Hilton Resort.
Travel by luxury streamliner train from Whistler with two-night stay in Vancouver at the Sheraton Wall Centre.
5-night Pacific Coastal cruise from Vancouver to San Diego aboard Holland America Line’s Dutch ocean liner the ms Westerdam with a special visit to San Francisco, sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge and a day-visit to charming Avalon/Catalina Island en route.
Return train travel to any California point from San Diego.
All departures fully escorted by professional tour manager.
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