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Great American – Southern Trail

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Great American – Southern Trail

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Trip Overview

Climb aboard Amtrak for a scenic 14-day journey across the American south. Enjoy sunny Hollywood on a guided tour of city and the homes of the stars! Then board the famous Sunset Limited your journey across the southern part of the country and into Texas, the Lone Star State! After arriving in Texas you will get to immerse yourself in the history and diverse culture of San Antonio. From there you are on to New Orleans where you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city as well as a meal in the historic French Quarter. Then head on to Atlanta and Washington where you will get to explore two of America’s most historic cities. Then it is on to “The Big Apple” where you will tour the city and journey to the top of Rockefeller Plaza. A wonderful cross-country journey awaits you!

Highlights

  • Sightseeing city tour of Los Angeles
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off w/ River Walk Boat Cruise + Tower of the America's admission
  • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans
  • Atlanta CityPASS® including:

    - Georgia Aquarium

    - World of Coca-Cola

    - CNN Studio Tours

    - Zoo Atlanta OR Center for Civil and Human Rights

    - Fernbank Museum of Natural History OR College Football Hall of Fame
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington, DC
  • Monuments by Moonlight Tour
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York
  • Admission to the Top of the Rock

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak in Coach accommodations from Los Angeles to San Antonio; San Antonio to New Orleans; New Orleans to Atlanta; Atlanta to Washington, DC; and Washington, DC to New York on the Sunset Limited®, Crescent®, and Northeast Regional®
  • 14 nights’ hotel accommodations; 2 nights’ on board Amtrak
  • 1 meal (1 brunch)
  • *Jazz Brunch at The Court of Two Sisters may be substituted with a dinner at an alternative restaurant on select dates.
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    Disclaimer:

    Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

    DAY 1 LOS ANGELES

    Welcome to Los Angeles! Check into your hotel and begin exploring. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

    DAY 2 LOS ANGELES

    Take a sightseeing tour of the Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Sign, the Walk of Fame and more. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

    DAYS 3-4 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK

    Travel to the Amtrak Station and board the Sunset Limited for your journey east to Texas. Say goodbye to California as the train begins to winds its way east. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

    DAY 5 SAN ANTONIO

    In San Antonio, check into your hotel. Then, use your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour as well as admission to the River Walk Boat Cruise and Tower of the Americas. (Overnight in San Antonio)

    DAY 6 SAN ANTONIO

    Continue using your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of the city. (Overnight in San Antonio)

    DAY 7 SAN ANTONIO TO NEW ORLEANS

    Travel to the Amtrak Station for your train to New Orleans. (Overnight in New Orleans)

    DAY 8 NEW ORLEANS

    Absorb the sights and sounds of the Crescent City on a guided tour of the French Quarter and the beautiful Garden District. (Overnight in New Orleans)

    DAY 9 NEW ORLEANS

    Have brunch at a historic restaurant in the French Quarter. The rest of the day is free. (Overnight in New Orleans) BR

    DAY 10 NEW ORLEANS TO ATLANTA

    Travel to the Amtrak station for your train to Atlanta. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for a good night’s rest. (Overnight in Atlanta) 

    DAY 11 ATLANTA

    Experience the capital of Georgia with your CityPASS. (Overnight in Atlanta) 

    DAY 12 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK

    This evening, travel to the Amtrak Station for your overnight train to Washington, DC. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

    DAY 13 WASHINGTON, DC

    Welcome to our Nation's Capital! Walk along the National Mall or stop by any of the many Smithsonian Museums before experiencing a Monuments by Moonlight tour. (Overnight in Washington, DC)

    DAY 14 WASHINGTON, DC 
    Use your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington, D.C. to visit all the crowd-pleasing attractions. (Overnight in Washington, DC)

    DAY 15 WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY

    Board your train to New York City! Upon arrival, start using your multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. (Overnight in New York City.

    DAY 16 NEW YORK CITY 

    Continue using your hop-on, hop off tour, then stop at Rockefeller Center’s Top of the Rock. (Overnight in New York City)

    DAY 17 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN NEW YORK CITY

    Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

    The LA Grand Hotel Downtown

    When you stay with us, you will find that while you are at the heart of the cultural, finance, and entertainment hub of Los Angeles Downtown, our hotel offers you a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city transforming into your home away from home.

    Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter

    Enjoy the best of the past and present in a single location at the Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans hotel. Only steps away from top attractions in the Big Easy, this hotel in the Warehouse District of New Orleans pairs historic features like original exposed brick and plantation shutters with modern touches.

    Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome

    The Holiday Inn® New Orleans Downtown Superdome hotel's outstanding location and amenities promise to make your New Orleans vacation a dream come true. You can enjoy all the legendary sights and sounds of this world-class city when you stay at one of the best New Orleans, LA hotels. Sample and savor the revelry of the French Quarter or test Lady Luck at Harrah's Casino. The allure of stunning museums of the Arts District are easily reached via our free shuttle.

    Hotel Monteleone

    It's been said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone. In fact, this venerable establishment sits majestically at the foot of Royal Street. giving guests the best point of departure for all things New Orleans. This historic landmark is a member of Historic Hotels of America. The hotel boasts 25 meeting and reception rooms, 600 newly renovated rooms and suites, two award-winning restaurants, the famous Carousel Bar, Logo Shop, and heated rooftop pool.

    The Stewart Hotel

    Staying at the The Stewart Hotel puts New York City at your fingertips. Just steps from Penn Station and most subway lines, it's easy to explore the city's most exciting neighborhoods and attractions; Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and Fifth Avenue shopping. Or kick back and relax in your luxurious room. The comforts of technology await, including flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and wireless Internet.

    Holiday Inn New York City Times Square

    Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Holiday Inn New York City - Times Square is a 35-story high-rise hotel that makes it easy to enjoy New York’s incomparable attractions, restaurants and retail stores.

    Marriott Marquis

    Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the city at New York Marriott Marquis. One of the premier hotels in Times Square, our central location gives you easy access to NYC entertainment options and several subway lines to access any part of NYC.

    Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

    The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel is an upscale moderate hotel that’s just completed a $160 million renovation to its guest rooms and meeting space. The hotel is just steps from the excitement of the Broadway theatres, prestige of Carnegie Hall and world-class shopping of Fifth Avenue - this location is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the best that New York has to offer.

    Crockett Hotel

    As spirited and spellbinding as the Lone Star State itself, the Crockett is a historic boutique hotel and beloved San Antonio landmark, continuously operating for more than a century. Named after legendary frontiersman Davey Crockett, this independent hotel located just 18 steps from the Alamo delights modern-day travelers with 138 newly renovated guestrooms and suites, an outdoor swimming pool, Ernie’s Bar, and Landmark, a daily gathering spot for complimentary hot breakfast featuring Texas-shaped waffles, breakfast tacos and other signature fare.

    Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk

    Located in the heart of downtown and directly on the River Walk, Holiday Inn San Antonio River Walk is a newly renovated, sophisticated hotel that offers the ultimate travel experience. Whether you're in town for business or pleasure, our contemporary hotel features a warm atmosphere with modern design features.

    Menger Hotel

    Built in 1859, this beautiful structure has become an important part of San Antonio's history. The hotel is located downtown, immediately adjacent to both the Alamo and the Rivercenter Mall. In addition to its significance as a historical landmark, the Menger offers unparalleled amenities including: The famous Colonial Room Restaurant, the Menger Bar, downtown San Antonio's largest outdoor swimming pool and a full service spa.

    Omni La Mansion Del Rio Hotel

    Omni La Mansión del Rio is ideally nestled along the historic River Walk on the banks of the Paseo del Rio in downtown San Antonio.

    Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol

    Escape ordinary travel routines when you book at Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol hotel near Union Station DC and NoMa station.

    The Mayflower Hotel

    The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection has been a Washington, DC landmark since opening its doors over 90 years ago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our hotel has been completely refreshed, offering a host of modern amenities, while still maintaining a sense of iconic luxury. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our sweeping marble lobby before getting comfortable in our redesigned guestrooms.

    Phoenix Park Hotel

    Enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the luxury of Irish country estate in the heart of Washington, DC's Capitol Hill. With traditional oil paintings, opulent marble staircase and traditional décor. The Phoenix Park Hotel also embraces the charisma and magic of one of the most established dining and entertainment restaurants in the area, The Dubliner.

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    Disclaimer:

    Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

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