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Leavenworth Snow Train

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Some Videos of our annual Alki Tours, Leavenworth Snow Train

New York Sept 2008

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Harold & Char Miller
We just returned from the NYC tour with Tyson Verce and wanted to compliment him and Alki for a great itinerary.  We were first-timers and didn't know what to expect and we were impressed!  Tyson went out of his way to insure that we had a wonderful visit to the Big Apple. Also, our coach driver, Kevin Lewis was a miracle worker with his coach!We'll be back for another tour soon.

New England with Tyson 2008

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Good Morning Tyson

We arrived home safely (and without any further air line ticket upheaval) and wish to thank you so much for your assistance when the problem with our ticket for the Boston/Chicago leg of the journey was revealed.  We are a little concerned that we may not have expressed adequate gratitude at the time.  Your assistance and expertise in the area was greatly appreciated and certainly averted, for us, what would have become a stressful situation.  Had we not tried to get the boarding pass as you encouraged, we would have been left to deal with it at the airport, not allowing enough time to get it resolved.  I fail to understand how it could have happened and will need to take that up with Flight centre.

The tour was wonderful, despite the rain, and I certainly could never have comprehended the extent and beauty of the colour of leaves.  There were so many highlights and, without doubt, the Mt Washington Cog Railway was one of them for us!  We have been on many great train journeys and that one is right up there – a memorable experience.  An “organised” Tour was something new to us and we were not sure how we would cope.  We were both impressed with many aspects – the baggage handling, simplicity of arrival at hotels, the availability of bottled water and the local and informative tour guides to name a few.  The comfort and cleanliness of the motor coach (“Bus” to us Aussie’s) coupled with the safety of Jerry’s driving also requires recognition.

Please accept our sincere thanks and grateful appreciation for guiding us through.  We are both aware that our problem dominated the end of the evening dinner and very sorry that the situation prevented us from saying goodbye to some fellow passengers.

Kind Regards

Caroline & John Cleaves

New England Fall Tour Oct 2008

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My husband and I  just completed the Great Train Escape in New England. Louis was an excellant guide and we enjoyed everything about the trip. We are so impressed that we would like to become tour directors and were wondering want type of opportunities are available to enter this type of career.
Jennfer Georges

Turkish Delight

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The boys visit the local barbershop while on tour in Turkey!

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Christmas Markets of Germany Dec 2007

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We just came back  from the 2007 December Christmas Market tour.  This was out first  “tour”.  I honestly was a bit
apprehensive about a “guided tour”.   However, I came away with the absolute best experience.  And I really  believe it was the dynamics of leadership of Tyson and
Huber along with a tour  group that was spectacular.  No whiners, no egotism, just a bunch of people  with generosity, compassion, and a very “sick” sense of humor.
Right up  our alley.

2007 Snow Trains

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Our Leavenworth Snow trains are once again a great success. With 2 Trains already passed we couldn’t have asked for better weather. Dec 1st was a winter wonderland complete with lightly falling snow and Dec 8th presented clear blue skies with a fresh covering of snow from the storm that week. Amtrak and BNSF did a great job of putting our  train 1/2 hour early into Leavenworth on both weekends and getting us home on time also. If you are thinking about joining our Snow Trains this year, I’m sorry to say it is too late as they have all sold out. If you are planning on joining our Snow Trains in 2008, they will be open for sale in late January of 2008. We suggest you book early as our capacity is presntly expected to be 25% less than 2007 and should sell out very early.

Snow Train 2007

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Just a note to let you know I had a blast this year on the snow train.
Music,magician,food was good and the snow in Leavenworth was an added bonus.


Dec 1st Snow Train

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Its time again for our annual Snow Train Trips to Leavenworth. Like watching Charlie Brown’s Christmas, Rudolph or Frosty the Snow Man, this is an annual event not to be missed. So for our special Alki Tours Blog readers we are offering a last minute discount on the December 1st Snow Train. Mention this Blog and get $20 off the December 1st Snow Train until Nov 15th. This is valid only on new bookings made by phone only and must be paid by credit card when booking. Call Alki Tours at 206-935-6848.

Oct 23 2008 Greece

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Just arrived back from your Greece trip.
Did not fill out form, but just wanted to comment that it was great
and Tyson did a great job as the leader.
Thank you.  Will do again. 

Joyce Myers