Glacier National Park

March 21, 2017
By Kevin R. Tam, President

I’m a lover of trains, steamboats, ocean liners and National Parks, so I have to admit that I probably am better versed on these topics than more casual aficionados. Even so, I’m always a bit surprised that Glacier National Park, one of America’s true jewels, doesn’t get more attention than it does or generate more advance excitement among travelers.

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Golden Gate Holiday

March 16, 2017
By Kevin R. Tam, President

At Uncommon Journeys, we love a good deal almost as much as we love a good trip. When the two come together, it’s heaven on earth. And until this Friday, March 3, that’s exactly what’s happening. Book our 7-day Golden Gate Holiday train tour on June 10 or August 12 in the next 36 hours or so and you’ll receive complimentary Amtrak train travel to the beginning of the adventure in Salt Lake City from any US City. What do we have in store for you? A bit of history and a lot of fun!

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Winter In The Grand Canyon

February 28, 2017
By Kevin R. Tam, President

At Uncommon Journeys, we appreciate the road less traveled. That’s why our 8-day New Year’s at the Grand Canyon departing December 29, 2016 was one of our favorite trips. We offer it every year and are currently working on the 2017 version. You can join us on a special New Year’s holiday that features one of the most stunning places in all North America to welcome the New Year, the magnificent Grand Canyon, in all its pristine winter glory, without crowds and with brilliant sunlit days. There is a supreme serenity to the canyon in winter.  It is wonderfully quiet. And if you’re lucky enough to be there after a light snowfall, the beauty is awe-inspiring. Listen for a hawk. Gaze at millennia of erosion in the canyon walls. Admire the resilient wildlife. To really live is to see the Grand Canyon in the winter. As a preview, here is a photo tour that shows you why winter is the season that brings out the very best in this classic national park. Give us a call and we’ll put you on the advance waiting list for our 2017 trip!

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Columbia River Cruise

February 23, 2017
By Kevin R. Tam, President

At Uncommon Journeys, we invite you to join us on a very special voyage of discovery which combines a journey aboard our own private vintage Streamliner train, the Great Western Limited from California to lovely Portland, where an overnight luxury hotel stay awaits you along with plenty of free time. With comfortable Pullman sleeping car accommodations, fine dining with our own chef (all meals, wines & spirits on this special train are included) and magnificent scenery, there is no finer way to travel to the City of Roses. Little touches abound: from welcome gifts and fresh flowers, to Afternoon Tea. Our guests enjoy not only vista-dome travel and Portland but sail aboard the Legacy on an epic journey in the path of Lewis & Clark, traveling by river all the way into Idaho. With extraordinary sights, historic 'ports' of call and a leisurely pace, this is possibly the ultimate Pacific Northwest holiday. Choose from four departures of our 11-day In the Path of Lewis and Clark train and riverboat tours departing June 14, July 12, and September 6, 2017.

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New Trip! - Great American West

February 21, 2017
By Kevin R. Tam, President

Here at Uncommon Journeys, we’re excited to announce an all-new trip for 2017, our 13-day Great American West train tours departing April 9 and October 1, 2017. It is with great pleasure we debut this holiday that offers up a stunning collection of some of the greatest National Parks in the country, all in one elegant trip. Any vacation that includes Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce & Zion National Parks, plus an overnight stay at the Grand Canyon along with the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest along with two spectacular resorts, one at the start and one at the end of our trip in the form of Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab and the Hyatt Regency Tamaya, is an exceptional experience.  By combining it with our private classic streamliner, the Great Western Special our guests enjoy a style of overland travel that disappeared decades ago. Last but not least, our passengers will traverse two scenic routes by train, the fabled Denver & Rio Grande Western “Mainline through the Rockies” with a daylight passage through the Colorado Rockies and the daylight crossing of the Continental Divide at Raton Pass on our journey back to Chicago.

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