California Zephyr Railcar Charters Offer Exciting Summer Trip
Byways of California and Oregon June 4-9, 2013
By Bonnie Carroll
Los Angeles, CA(Spiritsman)4/11/13/–Ever since George Mortimer Pullman introduced the Pioneer in 1864 people have been riding the rails in luxury, while enjoying historic views. Biltmore, Vanderbilt and the Rockefeller savored the pleasures of luxury train travel to popular vacation destinations, as they experienced the beauty of America and the world. Pullman ’s luxury style travel continues to be enjoyed by travelers on the Blue Train of South Africa, the Orient Express which was immortalized by Agatha Christie in her book “Murder on the Orient Express,” and a bevy of international luxury trains throughout the world.
This summer adventurous travelers wishing to experience the pleasures enjoyed by the ‘rich and famous’ of the past can savor a six day mini-vacation traveling on the “Byways of California and Oregon ” luxury railcars. The trip is limited to a maximum of 45 guests and departs from Emeryville on June 4, with deluxe overnight accommodations aboard a unique train of vintage private cars.
Railcar passengers will experience the opportunity to travel historic routes and see historic sites without the hassle of packing and unpacking, while enjoying delicious food and fine wines that include Mumm Champagnes, Ancient Peaks Merlot, Columbia Crest Cabernet, Cheateu Ste Michelle Merlot & Sauvignon Blanc and more, served by a trained staff of professionals. Travelers may also request their own favorite wines to enjoy during their trip.
The “Byways of California and Oregon ” will leave from Emeryville , California on June 4, and the itinerary includes stops at Martinez and Sacramento to board additional guests, overnight in Westwood, tour of Lassen Volcanic National Park , visit to Klamath Falls , visits in Chemult, and Bend , and a visit to the Deschutes River Canyon ’s confluence with the Columbia . West to Portland on the south bank of the river with a one night stay at Portland Union Station, followed by a stop at Klamath Falls and a motorcoach to Crater lake Lodge for a farewell dinner featuring a sunset view of the world’s deepest and clearest lake. The final day includes spectacular views of Mt. Shasta , Castle Crags, the pristine Sacramento River Canyon and the Sacramento Valley agricultural powerhouse before a final goodbye stop at Emeryville on June 9.
“We’re pleased to offer this exciting rail trip adventure to travelers on the “Byways of California and Oregon ”. “The railroad saw a gem in this beautiful land and it was the harbinger of tourism to the area,” said Burt Hermey of California Zephyr Railcar Charters. “It’s fitting that more than a century later, trains still bring travelers to these must-see destinations.”
Pricing for this trip includes Roomettes at: $5,199/person; Bedrooms (sleep 2) $5,199/person, double occupancy; Drawing Room $6,199/person, double occupancy. Third person occupying the same room travels at a 30% discount. (Only one drawing room left). Owner’s Stateroom $6,300/person, double occupancy. (Sold!). . For detailed information on the daily schedule for this trip or to make reservations please visit www.calzephyrrailcar.com or call (714) 751-2032.
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