Welcome Aboard Our Tours For 2019

All tours have been completed for the year but check back for upcoming tours in 2020!

June 14 

East Troy & Lake Geneva WI

One Day Motor Coach from St Charles IL, including a lunch Trolley, and Lake Geneva Boat Ride

$109

TOUR COMPLETED

Step into the world of rail cruise travel the Zephyr Route way. During the 1940's to the early 1960's, rail passenger travel was at its very best. Now you can experience that level of service by selecting a Zephyr Route tour.  Railcars operated have been restored to create the ambiance of vintage rail service along with some subtle modern updates.  Attendants know how to pamper passengers with warm smiles and a personalized 'can do' attitude.

Burlington Route Archives Photos

  • MEALS  are highlights while en route.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Menus  have been created from the former Burlington Route Dining Car Department. 
  • Visit our CARS  and SERVICE  pages to get acquainted with the on-board services.  
  • The JOURNEYS page contains destinations of future tours.  Select a memorable rail themed experience that will make you want to return for more.
  • PICTURE GALLERIES showcase your pictures from prior journeys.

Prior Trip Highlights - see our Picture Gallaries for more!

Silver View is the signature car of the Twin Cities Zephyr gliding along the Mississippi River, circa 1948. (Burlington Route Archives Photo)

Silver View photo (c) 1969, 2001 by Jerry Appleman

A major mission of Zephyr Route is to restore SILVER VIEW to operate in charter rail service. All net profits from bookings of Zephyr Route Journeys and sales of fundraiser items will be channeled to the SILVER VIEW RESTORATION PROJECT.

CLICK HERE to read the Silver View Restoration Blog

 

SILVER VIEW was built by the Budd Company in 1947 for The Burlington Route Vista Dome Twin Cities Zephyrs. It provided  first class parlor car service, and was the signature car to one of the most handsome trains ever built. 

 

When restored, SILVER VIEW will become ZEPHYR ROUTE premier railcar service for current and future generations who seek high quality rail travel.