$42 & up – Scenic Train Rides thru Bald Eagle Country in WV

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad
TOP 20 - Sells out quickly!
Nathan Kirchhoff
Deal Expert

Why We Love This Deal

Change without Fees

Buy this deal now and, if you need to change your reservation, you can do so without fees. Learn more

Hop aboard a scenic train ride to go sightseeing in the South Branch valley, home to American Bald Eagles and West Virginia flora. Travelzoo members save 30% with Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad, which celebrates 30 years in business this year.

What's Included

  • $42 for choice of a 3-hour trip for one adult (ages 13 and up) in standard coach (reg. up to $60):
    • "Trough Trip," departs select Fridays-Mondays at 1 p.m. EST
    • "Sunset Trough Trip," departs select Fridays (July 2, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3, 2021) at 6 p.m. EST
  • $83 for choice above for two adults (reg. up to $120)
  • $21 for choice above for one child (ages 4-12; reg. $30)
  • $70 for an 8-hour "All-Day Trip to Petersburg" for one adult (ages 13 and up) in standard coach (reg. up to $100)
    • Departs select Saturdays (June 26, July 31, Aug. 28 and Sept. 25, 2021) at 10 a.m. EST
  • $139 for the above for two adults (reg. up to $200)
  • $35 for the above for one child (ages 4-12; reg. $50)
  • Note: Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad has taken extra safety precautions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, so some features may be limited or closed during your visit — see more information

Enjoyed This
"Family friendly. Caring crew!"
Sep 10, 2019 - ARLINGTON, USA
See All 34 Member Ratings

Why We Love It

  • Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad keeps its narrated "Trough Trip" running even on holiday weekends like the Fourth of July (these are popular times so aim to reserve soon)
  • The "All-Day Trip to Petersburg" stops in the namesake city, a historic destination with shopping and cuisine to explore
  • Trains come with onboard restrooms, an open-top gondola car and a concession car (cash only)
  • Less than a 3-hour drive from D.C. or Pittsburgh — ideal for a day trip
  • "Railroad enthusiasts will love the classic cars and the vintage diesel engines" (Fun in Fairfax VA)
Rescheduling Policy: Once a reservation is made, voucher cannot be refunded, but reservation may be rescheduled at no cost. If you have not made a reservation and have changed your mind about going, contact Travelzoo for a full refund.

$42, $83, $21 vouchers can be redeemed immediately; "Trough Trip" valid select Fridays-Mondays and "Sunset Trough Trip" valid select Fridays (July 2, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3, 2021) during merchant's operating hours. Redeem $70, $139 and $35 vouchers starting June 26, 2021; valid select Saturdays (June 26, July 31, Aug. 28 and Sept. 25, 2021) during merchant's operating hours. Reservations must be made by at least 5 p.m. EST of day prior to desired date; subject to availability. Call to make a reservation; mention your Travelzoo voucher but do not provide your PIN number before arriving at Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad. A credit card may be required to hold your reservation. Upon arrival at Ticket Office (the blue caboose), present printed voucher or display in Travelzoo mobile app. Tax, if applicable, and gratuity are not included. Please tip on the full value; 18-20% is customary for good service. Rescheduling policy applies (must reschedule prior to 5 p.m. EST of day prior to reserved date); voucher subject to forfeiture. Depending on voucher, valid for one or two adults (ages 13 and up) or one child (ages 4-12) ($42, $83, $70 and $139 vouchers can be used for adults or seniors; max value is based on the regular adult price). Children 3 and under are free; however, each still requires a ticket (call to add reservations). Not valid on products. Cannot combine with other offers. Must use in one visit. Minimum and maximum passenger requirements may apply. Subject to weather conditions. Each passenger may bring a small lunch box; Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad prohibits coolers and any bag larger than a small lunch box.

Up to 31%

$42 & up


When You Can Go

Options through Sept. 26

How to Book

After purchasing your Travelzoo voucher, please call to book. Reservations must be made by at least 5 p.m. EST of the day prior to your desired date. See voucher for more info.
Enjoyed This
(34 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad over the past 29 months.
4.8 Quality of Service
4.3 Quality of Activity
4.5 Value for the Money
4.7 Ease of Booking
Show Reviews
Enjoyed Most
Very interesting experience for our Grandsons and us. Their first train ride will be remembered. The people were great and we all had fun.
Other Comments
Your people made the difference, great knowledge and very helpful.
Douglas Jun 08, 2021 North Chesterfield, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful day. Narration very informational. Sorry no Eagles sighted.
Carol Sep 29, 2020 New Brighton, USA
Enjoyed Most
I enjoyed the train ride.
Other Comments
Be sure to sit on the river side. Saw 4 bald eagles.
Bobby Aug 08, 2020 Gallipolis, USA
Enjoyed Most
What an enjoyable afternoon we experienced on 8/15/2020. the staff is kind, knowledgeable and passionate about their jobs. In spite of overcast skies, we were able to see many bald eagles on the ride. The scenery is beautiful and the cars comfortable. Jean, who narrated the trip was very interesting sharing the history and overview of the area. Would definitely recommend!
Other Comments
Hoping they are able to do the Christmas North Pole rides this year- we will be back!
Darlene Aug 18, 2020 Winchester, USA
Enjoyed Most
First train ride for granddaughter--sheer joy!
Annette Sep 20, 2020 Stafford, USA
Enjoyed Most
Grandparents, son and his family, loved it
Ann Sep 23, 2019 Saint Anthony, USA
Enjoyed Most
On time.
Other Comments
The rail car was hot. You could not always hear the announcer clearly. She mentioned a few eagle nests allegedly off in the distance. Even if you could spot it, it would too far to really see it. She never pointed out a single eagle.
Ira L. Aug 18, 2019 Springfield, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice relaxing weekend getaway.
Other Comments
Would like to return in fall when the leaves turn colors.
Robert Aug 22, 2019 Gainesville, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice trip, saw quite a few eagles. An enjoyable day out, not the experience of a lifetime.
Timothy Jul 28, 2019 McLean, USA
Other Comments
It is an activity that I would do only once.
Carol Sep 08, 2019 Rockville, USA

More Deals & Tips

$42 & up -- Scenic Train Rides thru Bald Eagle Country in WV

Up to 31%

$42 & up

Top 20 Deal — Sells Out Quickly