Millions of newly weds, families and school groups have for many years visited this outstanding natural attraction. It is still one of the world's greatest natural wonders and continues to be a magnet for tourists from all over the world. Our tour is very complete and includes sightseeing at Niagara Falls, ride on the Maid of the Mist, Table Rock House, the Great Whirlpools, Canadian Duty Free Store, Cave of the Winds, Goat Island, Terrapin Point, Three Sisters Island, Whirlpool State Park, visits to casinos and more. Fare also includes rail travel, your private bedroom on board, one night in deluxe hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario and meals and premium beverage service as per itinerary.
Call 877-929-7245 today to book your Niagara Falls vacation.
- Ride eastward and westward on the famed "Lake Shore Limited" route.
- En-route travel, dine and sleep aboard historic privately owned railcars.
- Included deluxe motor coach transfers from/to our train and hotel as well as escorted tours of the greater Niagara Falls area including, Maid of the Mist, Table Rock House, Niagara Falls, Cave of the Winds, Goat Island, Terrapin Point, Three Sisters Island and Whirlpool State Park.
- Included overnight lodging at the largest and most luxurious falls view accommodations in the Niagara Falls, Canada, "The Sheraton on the Falls Hotel".
- Included tour of greater Albany, NY and surrounding area.
- Transfer and luncheon at Jack's Oyster House. For nearly a century, Jack's has been an integral part of Albany NY's landscape, with ambiance reminiscent of the clubby New York style restaurants.
- Included onboard en-route meals with up to five breakfasts, one dinner and two Bon Voyage celebrations, based on your itinerary.
- Included onboard complimentary premium beverage and snack service throughout the trip.
Every room is furnished with adjustable climate controls, individual reading lights, fold-down table, garment rack, wall mirror and an electrical wall outlet. Your linens, towels and soap are also provided. Best of all, your attendant will turn down your bed, arrange for a wake-up call and bring your morning tea, coffee, or juice right to your room, if you would like. All sleeping cars are equipped with a shower and changing areas just down the hall.
Double Bedroom: One private bathroom, 1 large sofa and an oak table or 1 short couch, 1 lounge chair and an oak table by day. Your shower is located at the end of the hall. 2 people, 1 room, one upper and one lower bed at night.
Single Occupancy Double Bedroom: One private bathroom, 1 large sofa and an oak table or 1 short couch, 1 lounge chair and an oak table by day. Your shower is located at the end of the hall. 1 person, 1 room, 1 lower bed at night.
Day 1 - June 17: Chicago
7:45pm: An onboard service manager will meet all our Chicago boarding passengers, with their luggage in Chicago Union Station 225 S. Canal St. Chicago, IL. 60601. We will gather under the escalator adjacent to the Amtrak Ticket counter, by the fountain.
Complimentary baggage handling is provided by in Chicago. Please do NOT check any bags with Amtrak!
As soon as our pre-boarding check-in is completed, our onboard service manager will escort our group to our awaiting train.
8:15pm (approx.): Board our Niagara Rainbow. Our onboard staff welcomes all our Niagara Falls bound travelers. Your luggage has already been placed on you room. After a review of your accommodations, amenities, and safety instructions, we invite all to our lounge to get acquainted, enjoy complimentary premium beverages and snacks. An included Bon Voyage celebration with hot and cold hor d' oeuvres awaits all our Chicago departing passengers!
9:00pm: Depart: Chicago Amtrak's # 48, the Lake Shore Limited (our "Niagara Rainbow") As our conductor calls "All Aboard, " our train gradually glides out of the configures of Chicago Union Station. The distinct Downtown Chicago skyline gradually disappears behind us. With the city giving way to the suburbs, and the more rural surroundings now in view through the windows. The buzz of exhilaration is in the air as our passengers get acquainted. Premium snack and beverage service continues.
While all passengers have been getting settled and enjoying complimentary premium beverages and snacks in the lounge.
Late Evening: While passengers have been enjoying conversation, camaraderie and the next sights, rooms have been readied in anticipation of weary travelers. The gentle sway and rhythm of the rails are a night time lullaby coaxing you to retire. Enjoy the night. Sweet Rail Dreams!
Night: Occupy railcars overnight en-route.
Day 2 - June 18: En-route - Niagara Falls
6:30am 8:30am: Breakfast served onboard and en-route
Rise and shine this morning! We'll have a very full day of travel and sightseeing! Enjoy a tasty hearty breakfast, freshly prepared by our onboard chef, guaranteed to satisfy your appetite! You'll want to make sure you have a small overnight bag packed that can be easily taken with you off the train. Plan on clothing for one night in the hotel. Dress for the weather (be prepared) and don't forget your medications if you take any!
8:30am: Arrive: Buffalo, Depew, NY.
Our Niagara Rainbow will arrive at Amtrak's Buffalo-Depew Station, 55 Dick Rd, Depew, NY. 14043. All passengers and their overnight bags will transfer directly to our awaiting motor coach and begin our Niagara Falls area touring adventure.
8:35am: Our train will depart for now but we'll rejoin tomorrow evening.
8:40am(approx.): Our deluxe motor coach departs Depew, NY and heads to Niagara Falls, Canada.
Morning: Today we'll cross the bridge to Canada NOTE: All passengers must have valid passport and government issued photo identification.
Morning and Afternoon: Escorted motor coach tour including Maid of the Mist, Table Rock House, the Great Whirlpools, Canadian Duty Free
Mid day Lunch on your own while touring the Niagara Falls area.
After 4:00pm: We'll check in to The Sheraton On the Falls Hotel 5875 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, ON. This hotel is not only the largest, but it is also the most luxurious falls view accommodations in Niagara Falls, Canada.
Evening: With so many attractions and restaurants located both in and around the hotel, dinner and this evening's adventure is on your own tonight.
Night: Occupy your included room at The Sheraton On the Falls Hotel overnight.
Day 3 - June 19: Niagara Falls
Morning: Breakfast as you choose on our own. Check out of hotel.
10:00am: Depart The Sheraton On the Falls Hotel by motor coach for touring
Morning and Afternoon: Today we'll cross back bridge to USA NOTE: all passengers must have valid passport and government issued photo identification.
Second day motor coach tour including Cave of the Winds, Goat Island Terrapin Point, Three Sisters Island and Whirlpool State Park.
Lunch: On your own while touring the Niagara Falls area.
Late Afternoon: After two whirlwind days of touring the greater Niagara Falls area our deluxe motor coach will transfer passengers back to Buffalo, NY 75 Exchange St. where our Niagara Rainbow passengers will re-board our train.
6:15pm(approx.): Re-board/Depart Buffalo, NY Amtrak #281 Empire Sun our Niagara Rainbow
Upon boarding we'll begin the first of two seatings for dinner served aboard our train. Complementary premium beverage and snack service commences upon boarding.
7:10pm: Arrive Niagara Falls, NY. Train parks overnight.
8:00pm: Second Seating for dinner.
Evening: Our lounge will remain open until midnight local time for those who wish to relax. Once again rooms have been readied for overnight rest in anticipation of weary travels. Retire to the comfort of your private room at anytime.
Occupy railcars overnight parked in Niagara Falls, NY.
Day 4 - June 20: Niagara Falls - Albany
4:00am: Depart Niagara Falls, NY Amtrak #280 Empire State Express our Niagara Rainbow
Our train will depart for Albany, NY although you should be sound asleep in your warm cozy bed. During the wee hours, our crew will be busy preparing the railcars for departure. No need to rise early... enjoy your rest. After all... you're on vacation!
Morning: As the sun tries to peek around the drawn shade, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee awakens your senses. If you desire, our first-class onboard staff will deliver that wake-up coffee right to your room...Just ask!
7:30am 9:30am: Breakfast served onboard en-route
While enjoying breakfast, today's promise of adventure stretches out before your window. Gaze at the array of natural wonders, stately homes, historic sites and rural visitors that pass by.
9:45am: Arrive: Albany, NY/ Rensselear, NY Station, 525 East St. Rensselear, NY 12144
As our Niagara Rainbow gently comes to a halt at Amtrak's Albany, NY/ Rensselear, NY Station, we'll alight from our railcars and visit this new and tenth busiest station in the nation.
Note*: While we are off the railcars, Amtrak will remove them from our arriving train, service them and place them in a special spot until it's time to add them to our departing train this evening. During this operation our railcars will be inaccessible for several hours. Please plan accordingly.
10:30am (approx.): We'll gather at the front of the station for an included transfer over the Hudson River to Quackenbush Square, where our city tour of Albany, NY begins.
10:45am (approx.): Arrive: The Albany Area Heritage Visitors Center. Corner of Broadway and Clinton Ave, located in the Historic Quackenbush Square. You'll be able to begin the included Albany Trolley tour here. This is Albany's 400th Anniversary. The fully narrated tour takes about an hour or so getting an overview of Albany. Your ticket is good for the whole day allowing you to revisit your areas of specific interest.
2:00pm: Three of the Albany Trolley tour stops are located near Jack's Oyster House. We will all meet and enjoy an included luncheon at Jack's Oyster House, 42 S. State St. Albany, NY 518-465-8854.
Note*: Alcoholic beverages are on your own account. While enjoying the historic sites of the greater Albany area, join your fellow travelers for this included delicious luncheon at Jack's Oyster House... an Albany landmark restaurant for nearly 100 years.
4:00pm(approx.): After a delicious relaxing lunch we'll transfer back as a group to Rensselaer,NY station and our awaiting railcars. Passengers wishing to remain in Albany a little longer may do so on your own. Return transportation to our train would be on your own account. Don't be late!!! Our train departs at 7:05pm.
4:30pm(approx.): Returning to our Niagara Rainbow railcars our first class onboard staff welcomes all back aboard! Enjoy a complementary premium beverage and snack in our lounge or just plain relax in the privacy of your own accommodation, the choice is yours!
7:05pm: Depart: Albany/Rensselaer NY, Amtrak #49 The Lakeshore Limited our Niagara Rainbow.
As our train slips over the Hudson River, we gather speed as we head west. Our onboard chef has prepared a tasty array of hor d' oeuvres for your enjoyment. Bon Appetite!
Evening: Enjoy lively conversation and complimentary premium beverage or snack in our lounge as the quaint towns and pristine landscapes of... yes! New York pass by our windows. With the sun now setting over the rolling hills the picturesque scenery conjures images of Norman Rockwell's works.
Night: Another memorable day comes to a close. Tonight sleep in the safety and comfort of your cozy private room. Good Night!
Occupy railcars overnight en-route.
Day 5 - June 21: En-route - Chicago
7:30am 9:30am: Breakfast served onboard en-route.
For our Chicago bound passengers this will be our last meal together. The sunny bright Sunday morning sky sets the tone and an appetite pleasing breakfast quell the hunger in your tummy!
Morning: With our train racing towards Chicago, we see the sparkling blue water or nearby Lake Michigan, a tell tale sign the Windy City Chicago is close. Soon the towering city scape heralds our arrival back into Chicago.
9:45am: Arrive: Chicago Union Station.
As our train trundles into the bustling Chicago Union station the squeal of the brakes and the wooosh of air signal our arrival. Our first-class onboard staff bid farewell to our newfound friends detraining in Chicago.
Per Person Rates:*
- Bedroom (Double Occupancy): $1,899
- Roomette (Single Occupancy): $3,299
Call 877-929-7245 today to book your Niagara Falls vacation.