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Road & Rail Wrap: Railbookers’ new Alaska itineraries, Nomadic Knights discount + MORE!

Welcome to the very first Road & Rail Wrap for 2020. Check out all the latest news and deals below…

Railbookers unveils new Alaska itineraries

Railbookers has just launched a bunch of train holidays through Alaska’s most famous scenery.

The collection of eight new itineraries to The Land of the Midnight Sun feature two classes of passenger service on the Alaska Railroad’s Denali Star and Coastal Classic Trains.

GoldStar Service is inclusive, full-service onboard dining, soft drinks and two complimentary alcoholic beverages. Adventure Class cars offers full-service, on-board dining, large-picture windows and comfortable seating.

The new itineraries from Railbookers feature a wealth of destinations and experiences both on and off the tracks, including Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks and Resurrection Bay.

Nomadic Knights discounts ‘Roof of India’ tour

Nomadic Knights is offering a $US500 ($728) discount on its July 2020 ‘Roof of India’ tour if booked by 15 February 2020.

The 14-night journey will see travellers ride Royal Enfield motorbikes along some of the highest roads in the world, passing high-altitude deserts, forests, glacier-gouged gorges, and riding through a waterfall on the spine-tingling track known as the ‘Cliffhanger’.

The thrilling journey begins in Chandigarh, India, on 11 July 2020, and is available for US$4,480 ($6,524) for riders, including the discount if booked by 15 February 2020. The code JULYROI500 is required when booking.

Fares include accommodation, bike hire, breakfasts, dinners, and mechanical and logistical support throughout the trip. Flights to India are extra.

Mary Valley Rattler offering steamy ‘Love Train’ service on Valentine’s Day

The Mary Valley Rattler is offering a special service for Valentine’s Day in 2020 with a sunset journey complete with food, entertainment and scenery.

The Rattler ‘Love Train’ will depart historic Gympie Station at 5pm on 14 February, taking a leisurely scenic sunset ride through the spectacular Mary Valley with on-board entertainment.

On arrival at Amamoor Station at 6pm, couples will enjoy canapes and bubbles on the platform as they watch the train turn on the heritage turntable before they return to Gympie for a cocktail-style evening of canapés, live entertainment and dancing with the Doo Wop Girls until 9pm.

Tickets are $99 per person for the Rattler Love Train and Gympie Station dine option, with the ticket including the train journey, on-board entertainment, canapés and bubbles at Amamoor Station, and cocktail-style canapés at Gympie Station.

For those who want to enjoy the evening at Gympie Station without taking the train ride, a two-hour entertainment package is available from 7pm to 9pm, including a welcome drink, cocktail-style canapés, live music, and dancing for $59 per person.

For further details and bookings, visit the Mary Valley Rattler website or contact Karen Davis on 0447 330 098 or at karen@maryvalleyrattler.com.au.

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