The Jazz of the railway world
By Jack Stacey
26 April 2018
The world of rail travel has had a long connection with the hallowed halls of jazz.Read more
The city of Flagstaff, Arizona, is surrounded by some of the most appealing scenery in North America, including the breathtaking Grand Canyon and the towering San Francisco mountains. The city established itself as a railroad town with a flourishing lumber trade and, today, is spread alongside a section of Route 66. Located halfway between New Mexico and California, Flagstaff serves as both a stopping point for tourists en route to the Grand Canyon and as an interesting destination in its own right.
The Downtown area of Flagstaff has a distinct "Wild West" charm, with few buildings taller than three floors. The main street - Santa Fe Avenue - used to be Route 66; you'll find a number of Route 66-themed shops, bars and cafés on and around Santa Fe Avenue. While the main draw of Flagstaff is its excellent location for visitors to the Grand Canyon, the town also has a range of attractions of its own, including the excellent Museum of Northern Arizona, which focus on documenting Native American life and preservation of their traditions, culture and unique skills.
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime coast to coast rail journey across the most diverse country in the world! Your photo album will include many of America's highlights including the Statue of Liberty, the White House, the Wild West, the Rockies, the Grand Canyon, Hollywood Boulevard and the Golden Gate Bridge.… see more
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Wake up in the city that never sleeps at the end of this epic adventure. This once in a lifetime journey takes you to some of America's most famous sights including Alcatraz, the Las Vegas strip, the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls, and travels on some spectacular railroad excursions, including the Grand Canyon Railroad.… see more
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An oasis of spellbinding scenery awaits on this enthralling tour of America's great natural gems. From Yellowstone, to Mount Rushmore and the Grand Canyon, tour the best of these unspoiled natural preserves, enjoying heritage rail journeys along the way.… see more
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Experience the USA in style on this enhanced version of our successful USA Coast to Coast tour, staying in many unique hotels entangled with key moments in American history. Take in the Rockies by rail, enjoy a dinner cruise around the San Francisco Bay and view the Grand Canyon on a heritage rail journey.… see more
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Beginning and ending in London, we travel just under 23,000 miles across the globe on this incredible worldwide adventure. Starting in the iconic 'Big Apple', we chart a course across the heartland of America, to the West Coast. From there, we cross the Pacific into Asia and immerse ourselves in the rich legacies of China, before boarding the iconic Tsar's Gold Train for the journey across Russia. For the final leg of the journey, we head into central Europe, south through the imperial cities to Venice, boarding the luxurious Simplon-Orient- Express for the journey home.
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