Zephyr Route Journeys

Welcome returning and future Zephyr Route Passengers!


Zephyr Route has information below on tours planned or already scheduled.  Train tours feature beautifully restored rail cars (unless otherwise noted) and include a first class dining experience on board. 

  • See the Picture Galleries from past tours for pictures of the cars and tours

  • See the Sample Menus page for examples of the menus of prior tours

Fill in the form on any trip that that you are interested in (either here or within each trip page), and we will reply back to you as quickly as we can by email or phone. 


If you don't hear back from us within 48 hours please call or email us directly.  We sometimes get very busy with online requests so please be patient. For future tour ideas, please inquire.

Tour prices are subject to change at any time due to unforeseen cost changes.  Once you give us a deposit you're protected from any potential price increases. 

AND... All profits go to help fund the Restoration of Silver View!  


          Mike Abernethy


Phone: 630.542.3607

Thanks for your inquiry. We will get back to you as soon as possible. If you don't hear back from us within 48 hours by email or phone, please call us using the phone number shown.


Unfortunately, there are no tours currently planned for 2022.

Due to a variety of reasons, we were not able to offer any tours this year.

We will continue to explore options for the future with the hopes of finding quality railcars to host tours with, as well as look into other ideas for tours. 

tour options being Researched for 2023 and beyond

  • Red Wing, MN:   3 days, with side trip to Wisconsin Great Northern Tourist line to see Mark Twain Zephyr and ride former Santa Fe El Capatain/Amtrak Pacific Parlor Lounge)

  • Dearborn, MN/Cleveland, OH:   3 days, Visit Greenfield Village in Dearborn and ride Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's former California Zephyr dome lounge car through the National Park.

  • St. Paul, MN:   3 days, Fall foliage in October via Wisconsin and along the Mississippi River


Narration on board many of our rail journeys is provided by Midwest Rail Rangers.  We are proud to have them provide live on-board narration, one-on-one interactions with passengers, custom route guide sheets, custom route guide books for sale, an interactive on-board visitor center featuring information about the route, and even special programs for younger passengers who might be traveling.