2023 Wild Mountain Rails Tour

Washington, DC, USA

11 reviews
Jun 5 - 13, 2023
Group size: 25 - 40
2023 Wild Mountain Rails Tour
Washington, DC, USA

11 reviews

Jun 5 - 13, 2023
Group size: 25 - 40

About this trip

This all inclusive tour highlights the best scenic railroads and museums of West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia.

What’s included

  • All Inclusive Meals
    3 meals daily on full tour days, dinner on Day 1 and breakfast on Day 9
  • 8 Nights Hotel
    2 Nights Hyatt Washington Dulles, 1 Night Hotel Roanoke, 2 Nights Holiday Inn Express & Suites Elkins, 2 Nights Fairfield Inn Marriott Cumberland
  • Museum visits to:
    Virginia Museum of Transportation, Winston Link Museum, C&O Historical Center, Museum at Cass, West Virginia Railroad Museum, Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona
  • Rail Excursions:
  • Eastern Broad Top
    Private Charter & Shop Tour
  • Everett Railroad
    Private Steam Charter
  • Cass Bald Knob
  • Cass Durbin Greenbrier
    Rail Excursion
  • Tygart Flyer
    Rail Excursion
  • Western Maryland Scenic
    Rail Excursion
  • Meals Not Mentioned
  • Drinks Unless Specified
  • Travel to/from DC
  • Travel Insurance
    Available for Purchase Separately

Available Packages

All Inclusive- Double Occupancy
30 left

Per Person

Deposit: $500
All Inclusive - Single Occupancy
9 left
Deposit: $500

Available options



Day 1 - June 5th
Meet in DC

Arrive in Washington DC and gather at the hotel for a welcome dinner, where you will meet fellow guests and your Trains Magazine special guest.

Your Organizer

Special Interest Tours
11 reviews
Joined in June 2021
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I would be better able to evaluate the tour if it occurred. I was informed that the tour was cancelled for this year because of COVID problems in Alaska. I was told that it will be run in2023. Maybe I will be able to rate the trip then.
By RANDALL S for 2022 Northern Lights Astronomy Tour with Bob Berman on 13 Mar, 2022
Our trip was cancelled due to covid, so I can't say anything about how good or bad it might have been. Kudos to the organizers for the prompt refund.
By Eric S for 2022 Northern Lights Astronomy Tour with Bob Berman on 13 Mar, 2022
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
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