EXTRAORDINARY PRIVATE RAILROAD CAR JOURNEYS for 2018 and 2019


 

Welcome returning and future Berlin Passengers.  

Thank you for your feedback on tours for 2018!

 

Please review the updated information below on the following rail tours for the 2018 season.  Train tours will use beautifully restored rail cars (unless otherwise noted) and include a first class dining experience on board. 

 

Click on the Past Trips & Testimonials icon above to see photos from past tours!

 

Scroll down to browse the upcoming tours, and contact us regarding any trip that that you are interested in reserving, and we will reply back to you as quickly as we can by email or phone.  If you don't hear back from us within 48 hours please call or email us directly (details shown below). Sometimes when we announce new tours we get really busy for a few days!  For pending tours, we are still working out the details and prices, so please be patient with us, and watch for updates.

Tour prices are determined based on final plans and current costs, and are similar to what we have offered in the past.  AND... All profits go to help fund the restoration and continued operation of the Berlin!  

 

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          Sincerely,

          Kevin Moore

 

 

The BERLIN is proud to participate in two Altiplano Golden Spike Excursions in May 2019.  Plan to be a part of history as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad!

 

Trip #1  The Westbound OVERLAND

A Special Celebration Excursion for the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad.

Chicago, IL to Denver, CO to Emeryville (Oakland), CA

Saturday, May 2 - Tuesday, May 5, 2019

2438 Miles of scenery and fun!

 

 

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 Chicago, IL on May 2nd, 2019, and will utilize beautiful private railcars like the Super Dome and the Berlin. You may also board downline at regularly scheduled Amtrak stops with advance notification, but the fare will be the same.  We will travel behind Amtrak's California Zephyr to Denver, CO where we will lay over one night. The next day we travel onward to Emeryville (Oakland), CA.

 

TRIP ITINERARY

THURSDAY May 2nd   - Today we will depart Chicago, IL behind Amtrak train #5.  A member of our staff will greet you at the Amtrak Metropolitan lounge and escort you to the train. Boarding begins at 1:30 PM with a 2:00 PM departure. We will begin our trip by passing through Northern Illinois and cross the Mississippi River before arriving at Omaha, NE around 11 PM.  A welcome aboard hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served upon boarding followed later with a full dinner. 

 

FRIDAY May 3rd  - Breakfast will be served this morning as we arrive into Denver, CO. Today is a free day for you to explore the. Local rail highlights include the Forney Museum of Transportation and the Colorado Railroad Museum. Otherwise you are free to explore the city on your own. Your railcar serves as your hotel (though you may book a hotel separately if you wish at your own expense). Our dome lounge will feature a happy hour this evening.

 

SATURDAY May 4th  - We will depart Denver Union Station at 7:30AM. Our journey today will take us through a variety of famous rail landmarks. We begin by climbing the Front Range of the Rockies through the Big-Ten curves before plunging into the Rocky Mountains. After passing through Byers Canyon and Glenwood Canyon we will arrive into Glenwood Springs after lunch. By nightfall we will be speeding across the Utah desert. All meals served onboard today.

 

SUNDAY May 5th  - Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard today as we traverse the Northern Nevada desert. After passing through Reno, NV we will cross famous Donner Pass before gliding into Sacramento, CA and completing our journey at Emeryville (Oakland), CA.

 

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY for BERLIN      - All rooms contain a toilet, sink and private shower.

Suite A                   $2999 per person, double occupancy

Suite B                   SOLD

Suite C                   $2999 per person, double occupancy

Bedroom D            $2250 per person, double occupancy 

Suite E                   $2750 per person, double occupancy

Suite F                   $2999 per person, double occupancy

 

Payment can be made by Check or Money order.

Checks/Money Order should be made payable to Altiplano Railtours and mailed
to:
Altiplano Railtours

7256 Gerard Drive

Eden Prairie, MN 55346

 

Refund Policy:
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 cancellation rules apply to everyone. We highly recommend getting Trip Insurance to cover you in case of accident, health issue, or a similar problem. The cost is very low per person.


Altiplano Railtours (www.altiplanorail.com) reserves the right to make equipment changes without notice and to make schedule changes with notice.

Trip #2   The Eastbound OVERLAND

A Special Celebration Excursion for the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad.

 

Emeryville (Oakland), CA  to Denver, CO to Chicago, IL

Saturday, May 11 - Tuesday, May 14, 2019

2438 Miles of scenery and fun!

 

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 (Oakland), CA on May 11th, 2019. We will be utilizing beautiful private railcars like the Super Dome and the Berlin for this trip. You may also board downline at regularly scheduled Amtrak stops with advance notification, but the fare will be the same.  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.

 

TRIP ITINERARY

SATURDAY May 11th  - Today we will depart Emeryville (Oakland), CA 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 12th  - Breakfast will be served this morning as we arrive into Green River, UT. Today we pass through Ruby and Glenwood Canyon as we approach the Rocky Mountains and Denver, CO. Upon arrival, we will overnight in historic Denver Union Station. You are free to enjoy the city while 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 of Transportation 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.

 

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY for BERLIN  - All rooms contain a toilet, sink and private shower.

Suite A:             SOLD

Suite B:             $2999 per person, double occupancy

Suite C:              SOLD

Bedroom D:      $2250 per person, double occupancy 

Suite E:             $2750 per person, double occupancy

Suite F:             SOLD

 

Payment can be made by Check or Money order.

Checks/Money Order should be made payable to Altiplano Railtours and mailed
to:
Altiplano Railtours

7256 Gerard Drive

Eden Prairie, MN 55346

 

Refund Policy:
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 cancellation rules apply to everyone. We highly recommend getting Trip Insurance to cover you in case of accident, health issue, or a similar problem. The cost is very low per person.


Altiplano Railtours (www.altiplanorail.com) reserves the right to make equipment changes without notice and to make schedule changes with notice.



 

PENDING TOURS
Please save these dates & make your plans to join us!
American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners (AAPRCO) Annual Convention Train Sept 15-23, 2018 (Tentative)
 
 
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