Day 1: En Route
Scenic Trains of the Adirondacks tour members from Florida will travel on their own to Orlando’s Amtrak Station in time for the 1:57 p.m. departure of the Silver Meteor.
Relax in your reclining coach seat with leg rest. Viewliner Roomettes and Bedrooms are available for an additional cost. After settling in, you will want to wander about the train. Throughout the day and evening you will travel from Florida through the states of Georgia South Carolina and North Carolina.
Dinner in the diner will be included this evening.
Day 2: En Route / Albany
You will want to enjoy breakfast in the diner this morning and view the passing scenery as we continue on to New York’s Penn Station. Arrival is scheduled for 11:36 a.m.
You will have time to enjoy an “on-your-own” lunch within the station prior to our 1:15 p.m. departure on an Empire Service train. Arrival into Albany is scheduled for 3:45 p.m.
You’ll transfer to the Hampton Inn Albany Downtown, our home for the night.
Day 3: Saratoga & North Creek Railroad
This morning we’ll board a deluxe motorcoach and transfer to Saratoga Springs in time for the 10:00 departure of the Saratoga & North Creek Railway’s New York Express. We’ll encounter magnificent scenery as we roll in and out of dense forest and along the pristine water of the upper Hudson River. We’ll pass several quaint towns and villages before reaching North Creek. Our arrival is scheduled for 12:19.
The North Creek Railroad Station is remembered by historians as the place where Theodore Roosevelt, who was on a hunting trip in the area, learned of the death of President McKinley and thus his succession to the presidency of the United States. The station is now a museum.
We’ll have time to visit the museum as well as main street’s many antique shops, country stores and restaurants.
This afternoon we’ll board our motorcoach and transfer to Ticonderoga; our home for the evening is the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga.
Day 4: Fort Ticonderoga / Plattsburgh
This morning we’ll visit Fort Ticonderoga. Located on the western shore of Lake Champlain, it was originally a French fort called Carillion and was seized by the British in the French and Indian War. The fort was later captured by Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold in 1775. This was America’s first victory of the Revolution.
We will be greeted by a costumed interpreter and given a brief historical introduction to the site. We will then be free to explore the museums, daily programs, demonstrations, and exquisite gardens.
This afternoon we’ll transfer to the Ticonderoga Amtrak Station and board the famous Adirondack. The Adirondack was named “One of the Top 10 Most Scenic Train Trips in North America” by Conde Nast Traveler. We’ll experience the best of this scenery as the train hugs the western shore of Lake Champlain.
Our arrival into Plattsburgh is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. Our home for the night is the conveniently located La Quinta Inn.
Day 5: Lake Placid / Saranac Lake
This morning we’ll transfer to Saranac Lake for a scenic wilderness ride aboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad to Lake Placid. The Lake Placid Station is home to the Lake Placid Historical Museum.
Following an “on-your-own” lunch we’ll be joined by a local step-on guide. We’ll visit the Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame. We’ll relive the Miracle on Ice of the 1980 Winter Games and learn how this little mountain village twice became the center of the winter sports world. The displays and exhibits will bring to life the memories and accounts of the 1932 and 1980 winter games.
Our home for the night is the Lake Placid Crowne Plaza Resort.
Day 6: Thendara / Utica / En Route
Today we’ll stop for a luncheon cruise on Raquette Lake on our way to Thendara.
We’ll board the southbound Adirondack Scenic Railroad for Utica and travel through forests, over rivers and streams, enjoying more of the hidden beauties of the Adirondacks.
Our arrival into Utica is scheduled for 6:45. Upon arrival we’ll enjoy a farewell dinner. Tour members will transfer to the nearby Radisson Hotel Utica Centre where they’ll spend the last night of the tour.
Meal(s): B, L & D
Day 7: En Route to Home Destinations
You will check out of the hotel early this morning and transfer to the Utica Amtrak Station in time for the 7:57 a.m. departure of the Empire Service train for New York Penn Station.
Upon arrival into Penn Station you will change to the Silver Meteor in time for the 3:15 p.m. departure.
Relax in your reclining coach seat with leg rest. Viewliner Roomettes or Bedrooms are available for an additional price.
Dinner in the diner is included this evening.
Day 8: En Route / Orlando
Wake up to a delicious dining car breakfast this morning.
Arrival into Orlando is scheduled for 12:55 p.m.
Meal(s): B & L
Sat., July 14 to Sat., July 21
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- Saratoga and North Creek Railway
- Fort Ticonderoga
- Lake Placid
- Saranac Lake
- Adirondack Scenic Railroad
- Lake Champlain
- Experience three of the most scenic railroads in Adirondacks.
- Encounter magnificent scenery on the Saratoga & North Creek Railway’s New York Express.
- Visit Fort Ticonderoga, the place of America’s first victory of the Revolution.
- Embark on one of the top 10 most scenic train trips in North America — Amtrak’s Adirondack — as it hugs the western shore of Lake Champlain.
- Enjoy a scenic wilderness ride aboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad through forests, over rivers and streams, enjoying the hidden beauties of the Adirondacks.
- Lake Placid, home of the 1932 and 1980 U.S. Winter Olympics. Relive the Miracle on Ice of the 1980 Winter Games.
- A luncheon cruise on Raquette Lake aboard the W.W. Durant, built by Captain Dean, captures the ambiance of an opulent by-gone era Mark Twain dubbed The Gilded Age.
- Round-trip transportation by Amtrak and motorcoach.
- Reclining coach seat with leg rest on Amtrak for two nights.
- First class hotel accommodations for five nights.
- 11 meals .
- Sightseeing tours and admission to all included activities.
- Baggage handling, taxes and tips.
- Services of a professional America by Rail Tour Director.
$1,995 Per person /double occupancy
Economy Class Tour:
Roomette + $475 p.p./d.o.
Bedroom + $995 p.p./d.o.
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