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Trip Overview

If you’re looking for the greatest cities to visit in the Lone Star State, this eight-day Heart of Texas rail journey will take you there! From Fort Worth to the capital city of Austin to San Antonio, you’ll get to experience everything that makes these three metro areas such popular destinations. The famous saying is that everything is bigger in Texas, and if you consider all that these three cities have to offer, it’s easy to see why! Starting in Fort Worth, the City of Cowboys and Culture, you’ll explore the Stockyards National Historic District’s many exciting attractions and experiences, including seeing beautiful Texas Longhorn cattle, visiting the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, and spending some time at Billy Bob’s Texas. During Day 2 in Fort Worth, try some Tex-Mex cuisine, relax at the Water Gardens, or check out a free outdoor concert. When you arrive in Austin, you’ll get to experience a Real Austin Tour, which will take you to all the famous landmarks and hidden gems throughout the city. You’ll also have plenty of free time to get to know ATX on your own terms, maybe even making an afternoon stop at Barton Springs in Zilker Park. In San Antonio, your included multi-day hop-on, hop-off pass will show you The Alamo, Japanese Sunken Gardens, El Mercado, historic missions, and so much more! Before wrapping up your rail journey, get a taste of frontier life at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museums and learn all about the Wild Wild West.

Highlights

  • Fort Worth Stockyards Adventure Pass – featured activities include:
    • Stockyards Visitor Center
    • Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive
    • Meet and Greet the Drovers of the Fort Worth Herd
    • Spirit of the West Video
    • Billy Bob’s Texas Photo Souvenir
    • Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
    • Stockyards Museum
  • Sightseeing city tour of Austin
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off pass w/ River Walk boat cruise in San Antonio
  • Admissions to Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museums

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Fort Worth to Austin; Austin to San Antonio on the Texas Eagle®
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations
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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! When you arrive, check into your hotel and use your included Stockyards Adventure Pass to explore the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District's many popular attractions and experiences. (Overnight in Fort Worth)

DAY 2             FORT WORTH
Continue exploring on your own today. Relax near the Water Gardens, view the John
F. Kennedy memorial or stroll through Sundance Square. (Overnight in Fort Worth)

DAY 3             FORT WORTH TO AUSTIN
Today, board the Texas Eagle toward Austin! When you arrive in the Live Music Capital
of the World, check into your hotel. The evening is free for you to enjoy as you please. (Overnight in Austin)

DAY 4             AUSTIN
Climb aboard your included tour! Discover the exciting landmarks, local favorites and historic neighborhoods that make this place so amazing. The rest of the day is yours to spend at your leisure. (Overnight in Austin)

DAY 5             AUSTIN TO SAN ANTONIO
Spend the morning and afternoon on your own before boarding the Texas Eagle to
San Antonio, where you'll check into your hotel for a three-night stay. (Overnight in San Antonio)

DAY 6             SAN ANTONIO
Start using your multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Visit the Alamo, take
a relaxing cruise on the San Antonio River and get a glimpse of Mission San Jose's exquisite Rose Window stone carving. (Overnight in San Antonio)

DAY 7             SAN ANTONIO
Continue using your hop-on, hop-off tour to see all of the city's best attractions. (Overnight in San Antonio)

DAY 8             YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SAN ANTONIO

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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