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Old 09-19-2014, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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DH has requested that I look into a long distance train trip for one if our vacations next year. The kind where you skeep, eat, etc on the train. I've done overnights in sleeping berths on trains in the UK and Russia, but that's not what I think he is referring to.

Anyone have any ideas or experienced this kind of trip. Yes, I will google it myself, so I'm only looking for personal experiences or knowledge gained from famiky, friends, etc.
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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My friend and her husband did a long Amtrak trip from the east coast to California.
They had the sleeping berths and loved it but it's not cheap at all.
Amtrak has different routes depending on what you want to see.
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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If you're looking to do a long-distance Amtrak trip, the train most folks are likely to recommend will be the California Zephyr. It runs between Chicago and Emeryville, CA and takes you through the heart of the Rockies.
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:38 AM
 
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Here are some ideas.

Western U.S. Tours | West Coast Train Trips | America By Rail
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Wow some awesome trips there but $$$
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:16 AM
 
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I like that Lewis & Clarke adventure but holy cow, pricey!
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:19 AM
 
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If you're looking to do a long-distance Amtrak trip, the train most folks are likely to recommend will be the California Zephyr. It runs between Chicago and Emeryville, CA and takes you through the heart of the Rockies.
My neighbors did this a few years ago and loved it. The only things they didn't like were that it was often delayed and they thought the food was really repetitious. They booked a compartment with a private bath and shower. They are retired so delays weren't a big deal.

My brothers in-laws did a train trip through Alaska and also raved about it.
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: SC
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I love the topic and will subscribe... The problem I have with these trips (really any such trip) is the singles cost. If you are a double you can at least split the typical $8-$10K price... But is traveling alone, you still have to pony the whole cost.

Maybe there should be a meet and greet - share a cabin website?
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:26 AM
 
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I love the topic and will subscribe... The problem I have with these trips (really any such trip) is the singles cost. If you are a double you can at least split the typical $8-$10K price... But is traveling alone, you still have to pony the whole cost.

Maybe there should be a meet and greet - share a cabin website?
You wouldn't want to share one of those roomettes on a train with a stranger. They are about the size of a typical closet and offer no privacy at all.

Actually if you only want to to the train portion, there are private roomettes that only hold one, so no single supplement.
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:30 AM
 
Location: SC
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You wouldn't want to share one of those roomettes on a train with a stranger. They are about the size of a typical closet and offer no privacy at all.

Actually if you only want to to the train portion, there are private roomettes that only hold one, so no single supplement.
Really, I've never found that, a brochure or web link would be appreciated.
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