Yup, you read that right. It’s those golden words – free rail travel! Always music to our ears that.
The Alaska Railroad is celebrating its 90th birthday in style – by offering entirely free train travel to all other 90 year olds this year!
It certainly looks like a fine old railroad too, taking in glaciers, national parks and maybe even the odd grizzly sighting, if you’re really lucky.
Kudos then to the Alaska Railroad for rewarding seniority like this – it’s just a bummer we’re a good half century too young to take advantage of it ourselves!
Great Birthday Treat for Senior Railfans
So go on folks, why not ‘treat’ your railfan gramps to a birthday ride he won’t forget for a while? After all, he probably doesn’t really ‘get’ the interwebs and so doesn’t need to know it was a freebie does he?
This way you look pretty darn generous, save some cash and he’s happy as Larry with his special birthday surprise – win win! 🙂
Call them to get the Free Ride
Quoting their facebook page, the Alaska Railroad says:
‘To celebrate the Alaska Railroad’s 90th anniversary in 2013, we’re giving free rail travel to passengers born during 1923. Book your rail trip now by calling 1-800-544-0552. This offer will be valid for rail travel any time through the end of 2013.’
What about the rest of us?
Well us whippersnappers can come along for the ride too of course, but we have to stump up some cold, hard cash for it. That said, it can still be pretty good value. You could go from around $589 for a 2 day in Adventure Class for their 2 day Real Alaska Tour package. See their site to check out the full range of their rail vacation packages.
Deluxe Alsakan Adventure
For the full deluxe option, you could really push the boat out and plump for their Deluxe Alaskan Sampler. Over 7 days from May 31 – September 5, you can stay in good quality hotels, get behind the wheel of a 4×4, go rafting, dog sledding, take a wildlife tour and enjoy some great train rides to Seward, Girdwood, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Denali. Adventure Class starts at $2,349 per person, double occupancy.
So what are you waiting for, he won’t stick around forever will he? Jump on this one while you can!
And what about your gran, might she want to come too? ‘I dunno, but I’ll ask ‘er’ (sorry!)
Ever taken a trip on the Alsaka Railroad? Tell us how it was by leaving a comment below.