Rail Tour Hits New England

SEATTLE -- Great Train Escapes, a tour operator based here, said it joined with 12 track owners in six states to offer an extensive New England luxury rail tour.

An early booking discount of $200 per person will be available if clients reserve space for fall foliage tours by Feb. 15. The seven-night tour departs from Boston and continues on to Portland, Maine; through the mountains of Vermont and Connecticut, and to the Rhode Island shoreline.

The company, which is owned by Alki Tours of Seattle, said clients will travel by rail and motorcoach during the day and will overnight at three and four-star hotel properties throughout New England. Six departures are scheduled beginning in September and ending in mid-October during peak foliage weeks.

The early booking price of $1,999 includes transportation by rail and motorcoach, hotel, meals and sightseeing. Call Great Train Escapes at (888) 544-RAIL (7245).

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