MONTREAL, Feb. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Mix the classic romance of rail travel
with its more traditional definition by enjoying VIA Rail Canada's
"Romance by Rail" service this Valentine's Day and beyond. If you are
looking for a little European flavour in Montreal or Quebec City, VIA
will get you there in comfort. Or for the gift that keeps on giving, be
sure to check out VIA's Gift Cards.
VIA's "Romance by Rail" is featured between any two destinations served
by VIA's world-renowned Canadian train operating between Vancouver, Jasper and Toronto. The gentle sway
of the train, the breathtaking Canadian landscape and the clink of wine
glasses help create a romantic and memorable journey.
VIA's "Romance by Rail" service is a couples-only upgrade which includes
accommodations for two in a private suite - literally the size of two
double bedrooms - featuring a queen-sized bed, two private washrooms,
complimentary in-room sparkling wine, fresh-cut flowers and even
breakfast in bed upon request. "Romance by Rail" passengers also enjoy
access to various lounges aboard the train, including the signature
panoramic Dome car, offering 360 degree views of the magnificent
Canadian landscape. The cross-country journey takes four nights.
Delectable regional cuisine served in the dining car's sophisticated
ambiance is also included in the price of "Romance by Rail." A
selection of award-winning, all-Canadian wines are also available for
purchase to complement the lunch and dinner meals.
VIA's Getaway Packages offer the perfect pairing for that Romantic Getaway. Choose a getaway
of one to three-nights stay in a number of urban destinations in
Ontario and Quebec, then sit back, get comfortable and let VIA do the
winter driving. With a number of winter festivals taking place in
February within VIA's Ontario-Quebec Corridor they'll be no shortage of
things to do when you get there. For more details visit viarail.ca/packages.
Gift Cards made easy
Diamonds might make you happy for a moment, but memories really do last
forever. With VIA Rail gift cards you don't have to wait for a special
occasion to create that magic moment. Convenient, flexible, and
available for all budgets, VIA Rail gift cards can be purchased in $25
and $100 denominations in over 500 retailers across Canada including
Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix, Sears and select Hallmark stores. VIA
Rail gift cards can be used towards the purchase of any ticket or rail
pass product and users are entitled to the same discounts applicable to
purchases made using any other form of payment.
VIA Gift Cards are also available at all VIA stations $25 and $100
denominations, or as reloadable Flex cards. The convenience and
flexibility of gift cards make them a welcomed gift for family and
friends, from students to business travellers. For more details or to
purchase a VIA Gift Card, visit http://www.viarail.ca/en/giftcard
In addition, VIA has teamed up with Samba Days to provide the ultimate
gift experience this Valentine's Day. Now when you purchase Samba Day's
gift boxes online, you can add a VIA Rail gift card to your purchase.
Visit sambadays.com for more information.
Passengers can visit VIA's Website at viarail.ca/romancebyrail for information on "Romance by Rail". To book a "Romance by Rail" trip
or a trip anywhere in the VIA system customers may call (888) VIA-RAIL.
(1 888 842-7245), or TTY 1 800 268-9503 (hearing impaired). or by
contacting their travel agent.
SOURCE VIA RAIL CANADA INC.
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