Private Cars Pride Ride '24!

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Mar 16, 2008
Rochester, MN
We had a great turn out last spring and had members asking for more! So, we have been hard at work putting this together and are now happy to OFFICIALLY announce the details for our Pride Ride 2024 Private Car Edition! *SIGN UPS OPEN*

Route: New York City – New Orleans – Los Angeles – Chicago – New York City


  • 15 May – 20 May 2024 (Segment 1)
  • 22 May – 26 May 2024 (Segment 2)

Cars: Blue Ridge Club, Pacific Home, and Pacific Island

The trip will be booked as one-way travel from New York City – Los Angeles or Los Angeles – New York City. Anyone interested in the entire roundtrip, please reach out to us for details.
Itinerary is as follows:
  • May 15th Departure from New York City attached to the Crescent (Start of Segment 1).
  • May 16th Arrival in New Orleans. (Cars will be our hotel)
  • May 17th Free day in New Orleans (Cars will be our hotel in the station)
  • May 18th Departure from New Orleans attached to the Sunset Limited.
  • May 19th Enroute across Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona
  • May 20th Arrival in Los Angeles (End of Segment Option 1)
Passengers wishing to travel round-trip must book a hotel through us *or* make their own arrangements for lodging. The cars will not be accessible during this layover.
  • May 21st Layover Day for cars and crew in Los Angeles (no car occupancy).
  • May 22nd Departure from Los Angeles attached to the Southwest Chief (Beginning of Segment 2)
  • May 23rd Enroute across Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas
  • May 24th Arrival in Chicago
All guests will need to book a hotel through us *or* make their own arrangements for lodging. The cars will not be accessible during this layover as Amtrak does not allow occupancy for revenue guests in Chicago.
  • May 25th Departure from Chicago attached to the Cardinal
  • May 26th Arrival back in New York City.
We will have Single Roomettes and Double Bedrooms available for sale. As there are benefits to each, cost per person will be the same regardless of accommodation. Current capacity is 29 guests in each direction.

Pricing (per person/one way NYP-NOL-LAX or LAX-CHI-NYP): $4,700 with ACH direct debit or $4,800 paid by credit card for one-way trip in either direction. We will be using Square as our payment system this year, once officially signed up you will receive a link to provide payment. Payment system will be live within a month. Please email in to reserve your spot in the meantime!

Optional add-ons available for a hotel in Chicago and trip insurance. We cannot accept cancellations once payment is made and confirmed (unless in the event the full trip is cancelled). We HIGHLY recommend trip insurance. You can purchase both the hotel and trip insurance on your own, but we are offering both as a convenience. Details to follow.
Please reach out to us at [email protected] to express interest, reserve a space, and with any questions you may have.

Current Amtrak pricing for same route:

NYP -> NOL -> LAX: $2752 for one or $3196 for two travelers in a bedroom (not including 2 night stay in NOL).

LAX -> CHI -> NYP: $3130 for one or $3506 for two travelers in a bedroom. (not including 1 night stay in CHI).

These prices will go up over time, ours are set.

All payments will be handled via square through Here, There, and
Everywhere Tailored Journeys, Howard Solomon’s travel company.

Benefits of traveling with us:
  • Vintage Private Cars
  • Travel solely with our group
  • Private chef; better meals
  • Basic alcohol and soft drinks included
  • Private cars rarely travel to New Orleans
  • Full day of sightseeing in “the big easy” without the added expense of a hotel
  • Cars in better shape than last year
  • Enough space for all passengers to be at lounge seats at once
Hope you can join us in spring of 2024!

Pride Ride Organizing Team

[email protected]

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