Hudson River Train Vacations

Hudson River Train Vacations
Traveling by rail offers a romantic and nostalgic vacation alternative to air travel or road trips and can build community in a way similar to cruise ship vacations. Guided rail tours give participants the freedom of travel without as much responsibility on the traveler for refueling, rest stops and snack times. With several guided tour options for day trips or weekends, every rail traveler can find a delightful vacation along the Hudson River.

Hudson Valley Explorer

The Hudson Valley Explorer offers "deluxe weekend dining car train journeys" with overnight destinations in Lake George, Saratoga Springs or Southern Vermont, according to the website. Through the Hudson River Valley and into the Catskill Mountains, the trip features gorgeous views from 1950s-style Pullman dining cars. For day trips, the Explorer also features the Wine n' Dine Train with limited trips.

Hudson Valley Explorer
Rail & Cruise Travel Center
PO Box 652
Union, NJ 07083-0652

Vacations By Rail: Grand Fall Foliage Tour

Vacations By Rail's Grand Fall Foliage Tour features "continuous views of the vibrant colors that define the New England autumn." The tour highlights the Canterbury Shaker Village, Shelburne Farms and Museum and Fort Ticonderoga. Traveling through the Hudson River Valley on the first day, the 11-day trip includes passage on several different railroads.

Vacations by Rail
Grand Fall Foliage Tours

Upper Hudson River Railroad

The Upper Hudson River Railroad offers scenic train rides through the Adirondacks. From day trips to weekend vacations, the Railroad offers a variety of special events including Thomas the Tank Engine and friends' "Day Out with Thomas" for younger travelers.

Upper Hudson River Railroad
3 Railroad Place
P.O. Box 424
North Creek, NY 12853

Article Written By Amanda Courtney

A writer since 2000, Amanda Courtney worked as the news and copy editor for "The Lion's Roar," her collegiate newspaper, and as copy editor of the yearbook "Le Souvenir." She holds a Bachelor of General Studies with concentrations in English and mass communications from Southeastern Louisiana University.

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