Deluxe private train tour over the famous Stampede Pass Route to Yakima
• Rare opportunity to traverse the scenic and historic Stampede Pass route
• Premium Coach and Deluxe Dome Seating
• Vintage railcars including: Silver Solarium, Overland Trail, Silver Lariat, Tolani, Amber Trail, Royal Gorge, Plaza Santa Fe, Colonial Craft, City of Angels and Tioga Pass
• Saturday options include a winery tour, a float trip, motorcoach circle trip to Mt. Rainier or a Toppenish w/ Museums Tour
Detailed day by day itinerary
The trains will consist of Amtrak motive power pulling nine private cars, including three dome cars. The train will offer a two types of seating in premium coaches, club cars and deluxe domes, and will include narration along the way.
Friday - Portland to Tacoma to Yakima
Our train will depart from Portland's historic Union Station on Friday morning. A continental breakfast will be served on board as we head north, through western Washington’s lush landscape.
The Columbia River and Cowlitz Rivers are followed for miles before we enter the Puget Sound region. We will follow the scenic shores of the sound prior to brief stop in Tacoma. Upon leaving Tacoma we will soon turn east for the highlight of our route, an exclusive trip over Stampede Pass and through the Yakima River Canyon, a route not available by any scheduled train. Lunch will be served as we cross Washington’s Cascade mountains.
Upon arrival in Yakima transfers will take you to your lodging for the next two nights. Dinner is on your own as you explore this historic central Washington city.
Saturday - Yakima Tours
After your continental breakfast at your hotel, you will depart by motor coach for one of four tour experiences you have chosen. These are: a winery tour featuring three unique wineries, a float trip on the Yakima River, a scenic fall color circle tour featuring Mt. Rainier National Park’s spectacular eastside, or a tour of Toppenish, featuring it’s museums, murals and western flavor by horse drawn trolley. Lunch will be included with all tour options. Upon return to your hotel, you are free for the evening.
Sunday - Yakima to Tacoma to Portland
On Sunday morning after your breakfast in your hotel, transports will return you to Yakima’s historic train station to re-board the private train "Spirit of the Cascades”.
Lunch and an afternoon treat will be served as we retrace our route. A full narration of the trip is featured as we roll through miles of beautiful and changing scenery. Arrival in Portland will conclude our weekend getaway by rail.
September is the ideal time to enjoy this adventure and we look forward to having you on board. All brochures and bookings are by phone request and we invite you to call.
If you never had a chance to ride over the Stampede Pass in the days of the Northern Pacific's North Coast Limited or the early years of Amtrak, now is your chance. This unforgettable weekend trip is planned. However, space is limited so we recommend making your reservations today, by Rescheduled for 2008.