Has everyone enjoyed the summer so far? It feels as if the summer’s come and gone so quickly. It also poses a question to everyone whether they have done all of the fun things they hoped to do during the season. Here’s the answer to that question. No, not everyone has done all the fun things they have hoped in doing. Are any of those must-do’s involve a train? Maybe not. If anyone has not booked a train trip aboard Amtrak yet, now’s the time to do so. Amtrak is offering a huge discount. The Adirondack, one of Amtrak’s most scenic routes, is the perfect traveling idea to close out the summer season. Riders who book early to travel aboard the Adirondack to Montreal, will get fifty percent (50%) off a companion fare. Convincing enough, no? It sure is! What’s the process and the terms of this grand opportunity? It’s time to climb aboard and find out.
Getting fifty percent (50%) off on a companion fare is a huge incentive. Why wouldn’t it be? With daily trips between New York City and Montreal, the Adirondack travels through the lush wine country of the Hudson Valley and hugs the shoreline of Lake Champlain, all with some of the most beautiful scenery framed by the passenger’s window. Whether heading north and leaving the skyscrapers of New York City behind, or boarding the southbound train anywhere along the line, riders can book early and save fifty percent (50%) on a companion fare. Taking the train to Montreal has plenty more benefits besides a huge discount. In addition to the savings, the train will also bypass the congested and crowded roads, making the journey between New York City and Montreal all the more peaceful, relaxing and convenient.
What amenities are available aboard the Adirondack? Amtrak’s Adirondack has one style of seating on board. The Adirondack features Coach Class only, including the Quiet Car. All of Amtrak’s trains are reserved. There is no additional charge for riding in the Quiet Car. Riders must remember to keep their voices down and their conversations to a minimum. In addition, cell phones must be silenced or set to “vibrate”.
While reserved coach seating is available on Amtrak’s long distance routes and many trains that travel short / medium distance routes, the passenger cars are different depending on where the trains travel. Some of the amenities are different as well. Accessible seating for passengers with mobility impairments is available on all trains. Amtrak’s short/medium distance trains including the Adirondack offer reserved coach seating featuring wide, comfortable reclining seats with ample legroom for your comfort. Riders will find a fold-down tray, an individual reading light, and one hundred and twenty volt (120v) electric outlets right at their seats. Advance reservations (by train, not by individual seat) are required. Once a reservation is made, a seat is guaranteed.
Aside from the comfortable seating and all the many amenities available to the passengers, the cafe car menu aboard the Adirondack is highly inviting, too. The menu is very unique in contrast to the cafe cars aboard the Northeast Regional and Acela Express trains. Aboard the Adirondack, the cafe car menu features a selection of signature salads, bistro artisan sandwiches, grilled flatbread paninis, and hand crafted deli wraps.
Before making a reservation for Amtrak’s Adirondack, Amtrak wants riders to be aware of the terms and conditions of this great discount opportunity. The discount is valid for one fifty percent (50%) off companion rail fare with the purchase of one regular full adult rail fare. The discount is valid for sale August 1st- 31st, 2015 and valid for travel from October 19th to November 19th, 2015. Further, the discount is valid for travel on the Adirondack between New York City and Montreal only (includes all intermediate cities). More importantly, the companion and full fare passenger must travel together on the same itinerary and have tickets issued together. Additional terms and conditions can be viewed at Amtrak.com, and clicking on the “50% off Adirondack Companion Fares” advertisement. Passengers interested in this discount must click on the “Book Now” icon. Fare discount is automatically applied to appropriate fares when qualifying travel is selected.
Yes, summer is coming to a close very soon. However, summer does not have to end without scratching off one must-do on the list. Those who wish to experience the northeastern countryside and the most picturesque scenery imaginable, can make that move right now. By booking early and taking along a companion along from New York City to Montreal or to any intermediate destination in between, that companion is going to feel really special. That fifty percent (50%) discount is the “ticket” to great moments on the rails. A fifty percent (50%) discount is the perfect reason to take that special someone for the journey to be remembered forever. The time to book is now. Destination, Montreal! Bienvenue a bord!