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Trip Overview

From the heart of cowboy country to the mysterious lure of the bayou, this rail journey will give you a full immersion in all the best of the American south. Your trip begins in Fort Worth, Texas, where you will discover the city’s intoxicating blend of classic pioneer roots and modern cultural wonders. From Fort Worth, take the scenic train journey to south to Austin for an authentic experience of the city, then off to San Antonio and enjoy seeing all the best of the diverse city on a fun hop-on, hop-off tour and included admission to some of the top attractions. Finally, take the train to ‘The Big Easy’ for three days of festivities, food and fun including a wildlife-filled swamp and bayou tour, and the opportunity to make your very own Louisiana-style meal from scratch.

Highlights

  • Fort Worth Stockyards Adventure Pass - featured activities include:
    o Stockyards Visitor Center
    o Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive
    o Meet and Greet with the Drovers
    o Spirit of the West Video
    o Billy Bob's Texas Photo Souvenir
    o Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
    o Stockyards Museum
  • Sightseeing city tour of Austin
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off pass w/ River Walk boat cruise in San Antonio
  • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans OR Swamp and Bayou Tour

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Fort Worth Austin; Austin to San Antonio; and San Antonio to New Orleans onboard the Texas Eagle® and Sunset Limited®
  • 9 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 1 mea1 included (1 Brunch)
Trip Map

Why Not?

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

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 FORT WORTH
Welcome to Fort Worth! Use your included Stockyards Adventure Pass to get a real taste of what life was like for the pioneers in the late 19th century. (Overnight in Fort Worth) 

DAY 2 FORT WORTH
Continue discovering with a visit to the city's beautiful Fort Worth Cultural District. (Overnight in Fort Worth) 

DAY 3 FORT WORTH TO AUSTIN
Board the Texas Eagle to Austin! Check into your hotel and spend the day embracing all things Texas. (Overnight in Austin) 

DAY 4 AUSTIN
Discover the exciting landmarks, local favorites and historic neighborhoods on your city tour. The rest of the day is yours to spend at your leisure. (Overnight in Austin) 

DAY 5 AUSTIN TO SAN ANTONIO
Board the Texas Eagle to San Antonio. When you arrive, check into your hotel for a three-night stay and then step out and enjoy the rest of the day on your own. (Overnight in San Antonio) 

DAY 6 SAN ANTONIO
Take in the crowd-pleasing, popular sights and attractions with your hop-on, hop-off tour. Visit the Alamo, take a cruise along the San Antonio River and peruse El Mercado's quintessential Mexican shops. (Overnight in San Antonio) 

DAY 7 SAN ANTONIO
Continue using your hop-on, hop-off tour and your included River Walk boat cruise. (Overnight in San Antonio) 

DAY 8 SAN ANTONIO TO NEW ORLEANS
Travel on your own to the Amtrak station and board the Sunset Limited to New Orleans. Upon your arrival in the Big Easy, check in for a two-night stay. (Overnight in New Orleans) 

DAY 9 NEW ORLEANS
Have brunch at the famous Court of Two Sisters! Then, choose between experiencing Southern Louisiana in Jean Lafitte National Historical Park or a sightseeing tour. (Overnight in New Orleans) BR 

DAY 10 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN NEW ORLEANS 

 LEGEND FOR MEALS: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D -Dinner

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.

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.

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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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