From a steamy seduction scene of double entendre to a honeymoon in the upper berth, Cary Grant and Eve Marie Saint sizzle during the cross-country train scenes in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic suspense thriller, North By Northwest.  As Grant deadpanned, “Beats flying, doesn’t it?”

Hitchcock apparently thought so, setting scenes on trains throughout his illustrious directing career on both sides of The Pond:  The 39 Steps, Strangers on a Train, Shadow of a Doubt, and The Lady Vanishes, to name just a few.  Such was the Golden Era of Streamliner travel.

Train Holidays creates the ambiance of that era with a limited opportunity for glamorous seduction North by Northwest aboard a beautifully restored 1940’s-style private Streamliner Train.  For four trips only this Summer, 30 passengers will travel the Canadian Rockies from Seattle to Banff.  The Great Western Limited rolls through majestic scenery over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, passing through the Cascade Mountains along the Skykomish River by day.  Fully hosted, the 8-day journey includes stops with sightseeing at Whitefish, Glacier National Park, Waterton Lake, Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, and 4 fabulous nights in Banff.

A choice of Pullman accommodations onboard features  luxurious bedding, turn-down service and private facilities.   Sumptuous meals are freshly prepared by the onboard chef and served in the dining and lounge areas with the gracious elegance of white linen and fresh roses on each table.

The tariff includes:

  • Accommodations and all meals, wines and spirits aboard the train.
  • Overnight deluxe hotel accommodations at Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish; Prince of Wales Lodge at Waterton Lake; and 4 nights at the Banff Park Lodge.
  • Daily breakfast , one day at Chateau Lake Louise; lunch at Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump; and dinner at Le Beaujolais overlooking the Bow River.
  • Complete sightseeing including “Going to the Sun Highway” and Lake McDonald cruise at Glacier National Park; and gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain, Moraine Lake and Lake Louise, Yoho National Park while in Banff.
  • Services of a professional tour manager for entire trip.
  • Transfers to Calgary airport.

Tours depart June 24, July 22, August 19 and September 16.  Availability limited.

For complete details, quotes and reservations on this Unforgettable Journey, contact Judy Duran, CTA, 720 270-5767;