A Special Celebration of the Golden Spike.
2438 Miles of scenery and fun!
May 11th thru May 14th, 2019
Emeryville, CA-Denver, CO-Chicago, IL
We are very excited to announce a new private car trip for 2019 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike!
Our journey will begin at Emeryville, CA on May 11th, 2019. You may also board downline in Sacramento, CA. We will travel behind Amtrak's California Zephyr to Denver, CO where we will lay over one night. The next day we travel onwards to Chicago, IL.
We will be utilizing beautiful private railcars like the Super Dome and the Berlin for this trip. As Amtrak's charges to PV operators and further limitations have taken affect, this will likely be one of the last trips we operate. Best to go out with a bang!
A detailed itinerary and outline of the trip is below.
SATURDAY May 11thToday we will depart Emeryville behind Amtrak train #6.
Boarding begins at 8:30 AM with a 9:00 AM departure. We will begin our trip by passing through Davis and Sacramento California before beginning our climb over Donner Pass. The day ends with a long crossing of the Northern Nevada Desert. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served onboard
SUNDAY May 12thBreakfast will be served this morning as we arrive into Green River, WY. Today we pass through Ruby and Glenwood Canyon as we approach the Rocky Mountains and Denver, CO. We will overnight in Denver tonight. You are free to enjoy the city, the railcars serve as your hotel room. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served onboard
MONDAY May 13th Today is a free day to explore Denver. Local rail highlights include the Forney Museum and the Colorado Railroad Museum. Please be back at the train by 6:00PM. Dinner will be served onboard after we depart.
TUESDAY May 14th Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard as we traverse Nebraska and Iowa before crossing the Mississippi River into Illinois.
RAIL CARS AND PRICING
CIMARRON RIVER - PACIFIC UNION
BERLIN-All rooms SOLD OUT
Cancellation refund rules: 100 days prior to the start of any tour you will receive a full
refund. 99 to 61 days before the departure of any tour you will receive a 50% cash/50% travel credit refund. Any cancellations received 60 or less days before the start of any tour will not receive any refund. These cancellations rules apply to everyone.
Altiplano Railtours reserves the right to make equipment changes without notice and to make schedule changes with notice.