Step aboard Virginia’s only regularly scheduled tourist train excursion and ride the rails through the legendary Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Enjoy Our Deluxe Sightseeing Excursions

If you love trains you’ll know it’s all about the journey. On the Virginia Scenic Railway, sit back and enjoy the modernized ambiance of beautifully renovated passengers car and enjoy a delectable meal as you glide through some of Virginia’s prettiest scenery, including the legendary Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Virginia Scenic Railway is currently offering two excursions, the Alleghany Special and the Blue Ridge Flyer; these round-trip trains depart from the historic Amtrak Staunton station in Staunton, Virginia. Each of these excursion tickets includes a meal and dessert selection, plus a beverage served in a complimentary souvenir glass. Schedule your trip today. Advance reservations are required.

Alleghany Special

This excursion ventures west from historic Staunton through beautiful rolling fields of the Shenandoah Valley, on a destination bound for the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. This excursion turns around in the hamlet of Goshen, in western Rockbridge County. Duration: Three hours.

Blue Ridge Flyer

Climb aboard the Blue Ridge Flyer, and head east for an opportunity to experience the thrill of roaring through the Blue Ridge Tunnel, carved out of rock hundreds of feet below the mountain summit above. The train will turn around in Ivy in Albemarle County. Duration: Three hours.

Shenandoah Valley Limited

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Pulled by the famed Northern & Western 611 J class steam engine, this seasonal foliage train runs for a limited time only. A variety of passenger cars styles are available for this leaf-peeping train that starts in Goshen, ventures west through the Shenandoah Valley and turns around in historic Staunton. Duration: Four hours.

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Santa's Scenic Railway

Our signature holiday train excursions runs between Thanksgiving and Christmas, starting on November 25th. Enjoy Virginia's best new holiday tradition amidst sparkly holiday decorations, with hot cocoa, a cookie, and best of all — a special appearance from Santa. Duration: 50 minutes. Limited availability! Only a few seats remain!

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Sterlyn C.

“We had the best time! The staff and views were amazing. The food was delicious, and we were very impressed with the overall experience. We will definitely be coming back.”

Richard V.

“This was our second trip on the Virginia Scenic Railway. In the fall we went west and in the spring we went east. Each trip has its own unique character and flavor…worth every penny and then some!”

Courtney T.

“Highly recommend! Everything was wonderful, from the relaxing ride to the friendly and welcoming staff to the delicious food!”

Edna W.

“Wow. We took this 3 hour tour yesterday afternoon and what a treat! The views were beautiful. We got the real red carpet treatment! The food was really delicious and the entire staff was amazing!”

Shannon W.

“It was amazing! Food was great atmosphere was lovely. The train is beautifully done and there is not a bad seat in the house!”

Michael P.

“A wonderful trip through the Virginia countryside, excellent historical narrative, and the meal was tremendous.”

Tony M.

“It’s a perfect weekend adventure. The staff was incredible and the food is 5-star!”

Matthew N.

“A very enjoyable ride. We loved seeing the autumn foliage. My favorite part was the tunnels in the mountains, and we went at sunset so we got to see the sun setting over the span of the mountains, with the still-colorful trees below.”

Ready for a relaxing train ride?

This one-minute video will give you a sense of what it’s like to ride the Virginia Scenic Railway. As the only regularly scheduled tourist trains in Virginia, the Alleghany Special and the Blue Ridge Flyer have quickly become the hottest tickets in town. Both routes offer a three-hour sightseeing excursion through the Shenandoah Valley, complete with dining service. Join us for a three-hour sightseeing trip by rail and unwind with every passing mile.