Route – International East from Chicago, eastbound

An ultra luxurious, unique Journey traveling from Chicago’s vibrance along the south coast of the Great Lakes to the Northeast and a soak in bubbling ‘rejuvenating’ carbonated mineral springs water from deep within the earth, into Canada and Montreal’s ‘foreign’ flair and ambience, ending at New York, the “City that never sleeps”, with a Broadway show and lots more. Passengers live on board rail cars at different layover locations; there is no moving in and out of hotels. A one of a kind vacation and outstanding value.

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Chicago to New York via Montreal – 8 Days* and 7 Nights
Live on board your luxurious rail Car while visiting
Chicago – Albany – Montreal – New York
*6 or 7 days by disembarking 1 or 2 days early, eliminating extra day visits to New York, with a fare reduction. See Itinerary below.

Departure Dates Fares Fare Comparisons Itinerary

DEPARTURE DATE(S)
2023 – 22 August
FARE(S)

Per person, double occupancy per bedroom:
8 days 7 nights – Grande Suite $11,860* – Master Suite $11,400*
Single passenger: 175% of double occupancy per person fare
3rd passenger: If available – $1,030*
*Or, a lower fare by  disembarking1 or 2 days early; ask Reservations about the fare reduction.

210 or more days in advance 12% – 175 days 9% – 140 days 6%Value Can’t be combined with other discounts unless specifically provided for.
Unconfirmed prices are subject to change without notice.
Journey dates and routes are subject to change based on Amtrak’s timetable and other operational considerations.

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From the ‘Windy City’, to carbonated water baths, the allure of Quebecois and ‘Big Apple’ broadway shows

Chicago, on Lake Michigan, is famed for its bold architecture, including skyscrapers like the 1,451-ft. Willis Tower and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The city is renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago with its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works, and is known for its vibrant arts scene, numerous cultural attractions, excellent shopping, interesting architecture, Navy Pier and beautiful beaches that stretch along the waterfront. The downtown Millennium Park features a centerpiece 110-ton Cloud Gate sculpture, fascinating Crown Fountain, an outdoor concert venue and Lurie Garden, a ‘secret garden’ and naturalistic place of rest and renewal for humans and wildlife alike.
Albany, on the west bank of the Hudson River is known for its architecture and nearby Saratoga bubbling mineral springs, with cold, carbonated water coming from deep within the earth. Bathing in these effervescent waters has been used for years as a natural way to relieve stress, relax, and refresh the body; some believe the water has healing, medicinal, restorative powers.
Montreal is a French-English combination adding dynamism to a unique mixture of European and North American culture. Its art, architecture and graffiti make it vibrant and beautiful, a mosaic of varying elements, a hub of bilingual expression and multiculturalism; its like visiting a European country in North America.
En Route Fall Foliage, seasonal, typically peaks in late September through October. 
New York offers to much to mention, from Broadway shows to inimitable shopping. 
 
JOURNEY BY RAIL TIMETABLE
Day 1 – Tuesday – Chicago
Board after 11:00 am
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you
Visit Chicago
Click on Activities, Chicago to see optional things to do
Evening welcome reception, on board
Overnight in Chicago, on board
Optional – Board after 9:00 am on Monday instead of Sunday, with an appropriate fare reduction
Day 2 – Wednesday – Chicago
Optional – Board after 9:00 am on Monday instead of Sunday, with an appropriate fare reduction
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you
Visit Chicago area
Depart Chicago mid evening

Overnight en-route, on board
Day 3 – Thursday – Albany
Arrive Albany mid afternoon
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you
Visit Albany, nearby Sarasota Springs
Click on activities, Albany to see optional things to do
Hosted visit to Saratoga Springs spa; soak in naturally effervescent mineral waters, if desired.

Overnight in Albany, on board
Day 4 – Friday – Montreal
Depart Albany late morning
Arrive Montreal early evening
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail car while you
Visit Montreal
Click on Activities, Montreal to see optional things to do
Overnight in Montreal, on board
Day 5 – Saturday – Montreal
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you
Visit Montreal
Hosted tour of attractions and an off car Quebecois cuisine diner
Overnight in Montreal, on board
Day 6 – Sunday – New York
Depart Montreal mid morning
Arrive New York mid evening

Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you
Visit New York
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Overnight in New York, on board
Optional – Disembark after arrival on Saturday instead of Friday with an appropriate fare reduction.
Day 7 – Monday – New York
Optional – Disembark after arrival on Friday instead of Saturday or Sunday with an appropriate fare reduction.
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you

Visit New York
Hosted evening Broadway show, premier seating
Overnight in New York, on board
Optional – Disembark by 11:00 am on Saturday instead of Sunday with an appropriate fare reduction.
Day 8 – Tuesday – New York
Optional – Disembark by 11:00 am on Saturday instead of Sunday with an appropriate fare reduction.
Disembark by 11:00 am