U.S. train travel is not just Amtrak, which has its pros and cons. Pullman Rail Journeys has entered the market with a first-class rail package for domestic travel.
Connecting Chicago and New Orleans, the trains offer first-class passenger service. Each car has been restored to the original Pullman style with open sections, compartments and drawing rooms with double windows. In addition, there are Club, Observation and Dining cars.
There are weekly departures from Chicago’s Union Station at 8 p.m. every Thursday and arrive in New Orleans’ Union Station the following day at 3:45 p.m. North bound departures from New Orleans are every Sunday at 1:45 p.m. with arrivals into Chicago the following day at 9 a.m.
Right now fares are available at 60 percent off published rates. Trips start at $240 per person each way featuring overnight sleeping accommodations onboard as well as food and beverages (including wine and spirits). To book call, 1-888-978-5563 or visit TravelPullman online.