Lunch Excursions

Pullman Dining Cars

Enjoy a 3-course lunch aboard restored 1920’s Pullman dining cars as part of a 3.75-hour lunch, train and riverboat sightseeing excursion. Let our attentive staff transport you back to an era when rail travel was king and eating in the “diner” was a delicious special occasion.

Upon boarding the dining car, you’ll savor a hot lunch that is prepared and cooked onboard. Travel aboard the train as it coasts along the lower Connecticut River Valley and delight in the beautiful sights while you finish your meal.

Riverboat Cruise

At Deep River Landing, transfer to the Becky Thatcher riverboat for a cruise on the Connecticut River, bursting with lush scenery and historic sites, such as the famous Gillette Castle. Following your cruise, guests return to Essex Station aboard one of our coach passenger cars.

2020 Schedule To Be Decided


11:00 a.m. Boarding at Essex Station
11:30a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Scenic Train Excursion & Lunch
1:10 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Becky Thatcher Riverboat Excursion
2:45 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. Return Coach Train Ride to Essex Station

Entrée Choices:

Beef Tips & Gravy /Baked Chicken/Eggplant Parmesan
All entrées are served with Tossed Mix Greens Salad, Roll
Chef’s Choice Vegetable, Starch & Dessert
Cash Bar for Wine, Beer, Non-alcoholic beverages

Reminder Statement: “Thoroughly cooking meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs reduces the risk of foodborne illness” OR “consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness”


$60 Adults / $50 Children age 2-11