The American Steam Railroad Preservation Association and Luxury Rail Travel are proud to present:

"The Laurentian"

A First Class, 4 Day Rail Trip from New York City to Montreal

July 27th - July 30th, 2017

Ride along with The American Steam Railroad Preservation Association and Luxury Rail Travel from New York's Penn Station along the Hudson River and Lake Champlain to the city of Montreal, Canada. Once in Montreal, you'll spend 3 nights and 2 days at the Sofitel Golden Mile hotel in the center of Old Town Montreal. Then re-board our vintage 1950s railcars to return to New York.

About the Trip

You'll board the private cars "Alexander Hamilton" and "Passiac River" in New York's Penn Station on Thursday July 27th and we'll travel along behind Amtrak's "Adirondack" service to Montreal. As we leave New York, we'll travel up the Hudson River first out of the hustle and bustle of the Bronx and Rockland County while eating a hot cooked breakfast and into the more laid back Hudson Valley through towns like Poughkeepsie and Rhinecliff and on to Albany, the state capital. 

From Albany, we'll roll through some of the most scenic parts of New York State, The Adirondack Mountains and along the shores of Lake Champlain. Dinner will be served hot and fresh as we roll along the beautiful upstate New York countryside. At Rouses Point, NY, we'll stop for Canadian Border Inspection and then onto Montreal, 50 miles inside Canada. 

Along the way, you'll be treated to meals served onboard the diner-lounge "Passiac River" and drinks and light snacks will be available all day both in the "Passiac River" and also from the kitchen of the "Alexander Hamilton". 

When we arrive in Montreal, you'll be taken to the Sofitel to check in to your  room for 3 nights and 2 days of fun and exploration in Quebec's largest city and the second largest French speaking city in the world after Paris. There is a Metro stop adjacent to the hotel to help you get around, and taxis and Uber are plentiful all around the city. Another popular option is to take a day bus trip to Quebec City and see what's billed as "A little part of Europe in Canada".

On Sunday July 30th, we'll check out of the hotel and return to Canadian National station to head back to New York along the same scenic route we took on the way up with a continental breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

Read on to lean more about the trip and to book tickets.

About The Cars

Diner Lounge Car Passiac River

Diner Lounge Car Passiac River

About the Hotel

While in Montreal, we'll be staying at the 5 star Sofitel Golden Mile, right in the heart of Montreal. Our 3 night, 2 day stay here includes all room charges and taxes, complimentary WiFi, health centre access, outdoor patio and more. The hotel is also close to Old Town Montreal, The Entertainment District, Museums, The Olympic Tower, Theaters and Jazz clubs, The Montreal Casino, and the Montreal Metro System. The hotel also features a full restaurant called "Le Renoir", which specializes in French cuisine and a bar simply called "Le Bar", where you can get a cold drink or a hot meal. The hotel also features 24 hour room service for your convenience.  

 

 

Things to Do

There's so much to do in Montreal! If shopping is your thing, check out Centre Eaton or Underground City for a mix of stores, many of which aren't available in the United States. Want to sample a taste of France without the long flight? Montreal is chock full of exciting and mouth-watering choices from 5 star restaurants down to delicious street food. Also check out Fou D'Ici, Montreal's Urban food market. Maybe take a stroll through Old Towne Montreal and check out the beginning of the town and Urban Beach, a favourite hang out of the locals. 

Watch this short video about Montreal from our friends at Expedia

Whats in a Name?

How did we come up with the name "The Laurentian? The "Laurentian" was a named passenger train operated by the Delaware and Hudson Railway between New York City and Montreal, providing same-day service. The train used the D&H's famed route along Lake Champlain north of Albany, New York. The Laurentian, along with its overnight companion the Montreal Limited, was the flagship of the D&H from its inauguration in 1923 until its discontinuance on the formation of Amtrak in 1971. Since 1974 Amtrak has operated the Adirondack over the same route. The Adirondack will be the train pulling our cars along the scenic route.

 

How to Ride

To book tickets on The Laurentian and enjoy this four day trip, all you need to do is scroll down to use our partner Whistletix to book your tickets. Be sure to select "The Laurentian" and book with your credit card. If you would prefer to book by phone, simply call:

(740) 326-4668, OPTION 3

. When you book with us, you get:

--Round trip rail transportation from New York to Montreal aboard our vintage 1950s passenger cars

-- 3 Nights and 2 Days in Montreal to explore the best the city has to offer

--A room at the 4 star award-winning Sofitel Golden Mile

-- All meals onboard the train

--Complimentary drinks and snacks onboard the train

-- Transportation from Canadian National Station to the Hotel

--Dates: July 27th - 30th, 2017

-- Cost of only $1899 per person with a King bed, or $3684 for two together with a King bed (2 double beds available upon request)

*** Please note you must have or obtain a passport or border crossing card for this trip***

Funds raised from this trip will go to further the work of The American Steam Railroad Preservation Association and the restoration of Reading Railroad steam locomotive # 2100. Visit FireUp2100.org for more information about the project.

If you have any questions, please click the button below to contact us prior to booking.