2021 Great American Private Car Adventure: Part 1 - CHI to NOLA

Chicago, IL, USA

SI
9 reviews
Sep 9 - 11, 2021
Group size: 25 - 36
2021 Great American Private Car Adventure: Part 1 - CHI to NOLA
Chicago, IL, USA

9 reviews

$NaN
Sep 9 - 11, 2021
Group size: 25 - 36

About this trip

Join us, along with special guest Kevin Keefe, in the iconic blues city of Chicago for a fantastic exploration of the relationship between blues and the railroads. This segment travels the City of New Orleans route in private rail cars pulled behind Amtrak.

Available Packages

Double Occupancy in a Double Cabin
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Guests will share a double cabin on the rail car and any hotel rooms with their travel companion. Double cabins on the sleeper car have an upper and lower berth and include a private toilet and sink. There is a shared shower and another toilet available on the sleeper car. Each cabin is supplied with towels, soap and shampoo & conditioner.

$2,985
Deposit: $0
Single Occupancy in a Single Roomette
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Guests will have a single roomette on the rail car and will have their own room at any hotels. Single roomettes on the sleeper car have a lower berth and include a private sink. There is a shared shower and toilet available on the sleeper car. Each roomette is supplied with towels, soap and shampoo & conditioner.

$3,260
Deposit: $0
Single Occupancy in a Double Cabin
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Guests will have their own double cabin on the rail car and their own room at any hotels. Double cabins on the sleeper car include a private toilet and sink. There is a shared shower and another toilet available on the sleeper car. Each cabin is supplied with towels, soap and shampoo & conditioner.

$3,760
Deposit: $0

Available options

Omni Royal Orleans on 9/11
$350
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Reviews

We had a most memorable experience, with interesting train excursions, expert narration on the bus, plenty of food and very good accommodations. Fall foliage was great in many places, and snow on Mt Washington not a surprise to us. Hannah and Angeli were terrific hosts, with attention to details to keep us happy!
By Richard C for 2021 New England Fall Colors by Rail on 18 Oct, 2021
Of fourteen rail rides over ten days, only five or six were worthy of attention. The rest were a waste if time. Food at welcome and farewell dinners was disappointing, Four of the eight included bagged breakfasts featured poorly prepared, unappetizing breakfast sandwiches. Lunches and dinners were primarily chicken or turkey with few, if any, options. Accommodations varied. Four were excellent, but two were definitely marginal. We have taken more than a dozen organized tours with various companies, including two with SIT. This was by far the most poorly organized. I would give them a D for this trip.
By Jeremy M for 2021 New England Fall Colors by Rail on 18 Oct, 2021
This trip needed a leader. While Anjali and Hannah were present, they allowed Dave from Trains to give travel information to the group which was often contradictory to the final outcome. You are in charge, Anjali, please present that way. Communication and direction were poor. For example, the breakfast location in Bar Harbor was not communicated to the group and was challenging for some people to attend. Some were unaware of the direction to leave bags outside the door of the same hotel. Multiple times the group was asked to wear their masks in the bus, but it was not enforced. I would estimate a minimum of 75% of the people on the bus were over 65 and many with compromised immune systems requiring the enforcement of masks. I was uncomfortable with alcohol being consumed on the bus. As a result of this trip, I cannot give a positive referral to friends regarding Specialty Interest Tours and I will not use them again.
By Steven E for 2021 New England Fall Colors by Rail on 12 Oct, 2021
We had a good time spite the weather. Definitely an experience especially on the Mt. Washington Cog Railway where it was a snow blizzard.!!! Great food and great accommodations. I'm amazed that Special Interest was able to organize this trip with all the problems that Covid 19 caused, especially with the hotels and restaurant staff shortages. Always enjoy our trips with Special Interest Tours. This was our 5th one and we are anxiously waiting to see what they have planned next.
By Jerry M for 2021 New England Fall Colors by Rail on 09 Oct, 2021
It was a comfortable and fun trip; I loved the private car experience. The dome car was especially comfortable and had such great views.
By Rosemary R for 2021 Great American Private Car Adventure: Part 4 CHI - Vermont - NYP on 28 Sep, 2021
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