Amtrak’s extensive rail network makes visiting America’s most popular cities
Tuesday 8, March 2011
The summer months are the perfect time to visit America as the country’s 50 states experience delightful weather, ideal for travel and an abundance of outdoor activities.
With an endless array of things to see and do, the best way to visit the many must-see destinations within America’s 7,663,941 square kilometres of land is with a tailor-made train holiday.
Holidays By Rail, a Norwich-based specialty travel company, sells both custom-designed and packaged train holidays throughout Europe, the USA and Canada, and is an expert in America’s extensive rail network and the possibilities it presents to holidaymakers.
Amtrak®, America’s rail network, offers service from nearly every U.S. arrival city to every major city in the country. The network is comprised of regional trains along the eastern seaboard, the high-speed Acela train connecting Washington, DC, New York and Boston, and the long-distance sleeper trains crossing America’s heartland to the western states originating in the beautiful city of Chicago. With such a variety of trains to popular destinations across the country, a tailor-made itinerary promises a unique holiday designed around every travellers’ taste and budget.
Custom itineraries can include New York City with its impressive skyscrapers, Broadway shows and Statue of Liberty; Washington, DC, the seat of the nation’s government; Glacier National Park, the heart of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem, and the famed Going-to-the-Sun Road; Seattle, the Pacific Northwest’s crown jewel; the “City by the Bay,” San Francisco; Los Angeles and its neighbouring beach communities, Hollywood and fashionable stores; and, the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
“Travelling by rail in the USA is an exceptional holiday experience. Take the time to enjoy the country from ground level; watch the changing scenery, meet other train travellers and let the miles slide by. Amtrak has a train going to everywhere you are. Try it, it will be memorable,” said Eric Hutchins, Holidays By Rail’s general manager.
To arrange a tailor-made train holiday, visit www.holidaysbyrail.com
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