Pullman Rail Journeys Opens Bookings for Chicago to New York Preview

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Pullman Rail Journeys has opened reservations for a special sneak preview of its new Chicago to New York City service. 

The preview, which begins in October 2014, is for a weekly overnight service from Chicago to New York that will officially launch in the fall of 2015, with additional special departures planned earlier in the year. 

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The new route for Pullman expands on the company’s offerings comprised of weekly service between Chicago and New Orleans and special train journeys to North America’s Great National Parks with partner Uncommon Journeys.

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“The success of Pullman is a fine of example of the current demand for nostalgic train travel – appreciating the journey as much as the destination,” said Edwin E. Ellis, president of Pullman Rail Journeys and its parent company Iowa Pacific Holdings. “We are declaring 2014 the year of the rail and are thrilled to open bookings on these special Chicago to New York City routes which are sure to sell out quickly.” 

Ellis resurrected the classic rail brand in 2012 after rescuing and refurbishing a collection of Pullman cars dating back as far as 1917. The Art Deco cars have been carefully restored to their original condition with modern enhancements. 

The 2014 Chicago to New York City package options include:

Fall Foliage in New York City with Pullman – Oct. 22-27 
Guests will experience the vibrant colors of fall as they travel east from Chicago. The Fall Foliage in New York City with Pullman package begins at $2,099 per person, based on double occupancy and includes:

  • Roundtrip Pullman Rail between Chicago and New York City in upper berth accommodations
  • Roundtrip private transfers between train station and hotel
  • Three-night accommodations in first-class New York City hotel
  • Admission to a Broadway Show
  • Admission to choice of Empire State Building or Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Give Thanks for Rail Travel – Nov. 25-Dec. 1
Whether looking to visit friends and family in New York City, or needing to get out of town before the busy holiday season, guests will be truly thankful to travel onboard Pullman. The Give Thanks for Rail Travel package begins at $2,539 per person, based on double occupancy and includes:

  • Roundtrip Pullman Rail between Chicago and New York City in upper berth accommodations
  • Private transfers between train station and hotel
  • Four-night accommodations in first-class New York City hotel
  • Admission to a Broadway Show or Radio City Christmas Spectacular
  • New York See It All Tour
  • New York City Pass

Christmas in New York City with Pullman – Dec. 9-15
Guests will take their holiday shopping to a new level as they prepare to hit the streets of Manhattan to check their lists twice. The Christmas in New York City with Pullman package begins at $2,939 per person, based on double occupancy and includes:

  • Roundtrip Pullman Rail between Chicago and New York City in upper berth accommodations
  • Private transfers between train station and hotel
  • Four-night accommodations in first-class New York City hotel
  • Admission to a Broadway Show or Radio City Christmas Spectacular
  • New York See It All Tour
  • New York City Pass

Greenbrier Resort Holiday Package– Dec. 9-15
Those looking to relax before the holidays outside the hustle and bustle of New York City can relax at the Greenbrier Resort as the perfect complement to a vintage rail journey. The Greenbrier Resort Holiday Package begins at $1,539 per person, based on double occupancy and includes:

  • Roundtrip Pullman Rail between Chicago and New York City in upper berth accommodations
  • Private transfers between train station and hotel
  • Four-night accommodations at the Greenbrier Hotel
  • Bunker Tour
  • Afternoon Tea (daily)
  • Access to the hotel’s Casino Club
  • Historic tour of Greenbrier Hotel
  • On-property grounds transportation
  • Culinary demonstrations in the hotel’s Gourmet Shop

*All onboard meals, beverages and spirits are included in the above packages.

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Onboard Accommodations

All interiors are fully restored in the original Pullman style. The basic streamlined room accommodations have one large picture window with exterior views out one side of the train. The open sections have a large picture window with the advantage of being able to look across the aisle out the other side of the train.
 
Standard cars are configured with open sections, compartments and drawing rooms with double windows. Bedrooms have a single window with a view out one side of the train. Pullman accommodations feature premium white linens and each bed has custom recreated Pullman blankets and blue-stripe towels.

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Dining and Entertainment

Meals are served in the Lounge and Dining Cars with the option for room service included in fare. Signature dishes include Railroad French Toast, Fresh Greens with Illinois Central Dressing or Pullman Vinaigrette, Roast Beef Tenderloin with Madeira Demi-Glace and a Fresh Strawberry Parfait. A full range of soft drinks, coffee, local Chicago and New Orleans beers as well as a selection of red, white and sparkling wines and premium spirits are included in the fare.
 
Guests socialize with fellow passengers in the Club, Observation and Dining Cars, enjoying onboard entertainment on select departures. A current selection of newspapers, magazines and board games are available in the Pullman Library in the Lounge Car as well as DVDs and a collection of classic books.

Visit www.travelpullman.com 

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