Local Rapid City travel agency, ABS Travel Group, explains why traveling through the Rockies on a train can be a once in a lifetime experience
RAPID CITY, S.D. “ If you've always wanted see the countryside by railway, now is the time to take in the views. ABS Travel Group is taking a nine-day, eight-day rail extravaganza from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.
The trip departs Saturday, March 2 from Rapid City and returns Sunday, March 10. Travelers will board The California Zephyr, The Pacific Surfliner and The Coast Starlight to experience breathtaking scenery from the snow-capped Colorado Rockies and Sierra Nevadas to the Southern California coastline.
œExperienced travelers know that the California Zephyr is one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America, said Stuart Hall, president of ABS Travel Group, a travel planning company located in Rapid City, S.D.
The fully-escorted tour includes transportation from Rapid City to Denver, then a pre-tour overnight in Denver. From Denver, passengers will board the California Zephyr and venture through the majestic Rockies. Then there are two overnights in San Francisco, including a city tour and cruise around Alcatraz.
After that, passengers will board the Coast Starlight Train to San Luis Obispo for two nights. The following morning, passengers will take the Pacific Surf-Liner day service to San Diego and spend two nights there, with highlights to include a city tour and whale watching. Travelers will fly back to Rapid City from San Diego.
Cost for the trip is $2,495 per person, based on double occupancy. Passengers will share a œsleepette private compartment in bunk bed style on the trains. For an extra $500 per person, there are private facilities available in the deluxe compartment. Many meals are included in the trip along the way.
Scenic highlights on the railway extravaganza trip include:
Colorado's Gore, Byers and Glenwood Canyons
San Pablo Bay and the Carquinez Strait
œThis is a beautiful journey through the great American countryside that you won't want to miss! said Hall. œWe'll also spend plenty of time seeing some of the country's greatest cities and attractions. This is a trip for anyone who is feeling adventurous.
For more information about the ABS Travel Group railway trip, visit http://www.abstravelgroup.com/trips/2013railway.php.
About ABS Travel Group
ABS Travel Group “ formerly Black Hills Sightseeing “ was founded to offer tours to travelers in and around the Black Hills of South Dakota. Over the years, the company has expanded to offer fully-escorted group and private tours across the United States and around the world. ABS Travel Group's philosophy is that great American road-trips are the best way to travel. With a new Sprinter Van equipped with reclining leather seats, a carpeted floor and a 22-inch drop down movie screen, ABS Travel offers the ultimate in luxury for the long haul. For more information, visit http://www.abstravelgroup.com.