Experience Our National History Washington, DC
Roundtrip Chicago to Washington, DC (5 days, 4 nights)
Enjoy a truly classic rail journey experience traveling from Chicago to Washington and return over two historic rail lines, the Baltimore and Ohio and the Chesapeake and Ohio. Since we travel two different routes (Amtrak’s Cardinal and Capital Limited) we provide a different rail experience each day.
Day 1: Board your private rail car at Chicago’s Union Station for an evening departure to Washington. The evening commences with a cocktail welcome reception, served by your personal chef and steward. Dinner is then served under the stars in the vista dome. Overnight onboard the train.
Day 2:After breakfast, relax in the dome for a day of spectacular sight-seeing as the train travels through the mountains of West Virginia, stopping at White Sulphur Springs, home of the famed Greenbriar Hotel and Resort. A leisurely lunch, featuring the finest regional cuisine, is prepared by your private chef and served as the countryside unfolds en route to Washington. Shortly after dinner we arrive at Washington Union Station, your home for the next two nights.
Day 3: Spend the day exploring the nation’s capitol. Visit the White House, the Capital and allow time to experience the Smithsonian, a Washington “must do”. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available onboard if you choose, or you may wish to explore Washington’s famous restaurants on your own.
Day 4: The morning and early afternoon are free to further explore this fascinating city. In mid-afternoon re-board your private rail car as we depart for Chicago. Relax and enjoy another exquisite dinner in the dome as the rail line winds through the scenic forests and mountains of Virginia.
Day 5: Continental Breakfast and a morning arrival at Chicago Union Station end your deluxe rail adventure on these historic routes.
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