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America’s Heartland

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Chicago St. Louis Dallas San Antonio

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America’s Heartland

Reservations:
1 (800) 268-7252
Request a Quote
from your Amtrak Station:
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Trip Overview

This scenic rail journey through America’s heartland takes you through four amazing cities. See all of Chicago’s top attractions on a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing trolley tour. Ride to the top of the Gateway Arch to get a bird’s-eye view of St. Louis. Explore all Dallas has to offer and travel back in time to the 60’s at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Discover the notorious Alamo on a grand tour of San Antonio, which also includes a scenic riverboat cruise along the stunning River Walk. This trip takes you to some of the most famous and beautiful places in the United States!

Highlights

  • Multi-day Chicago hop-on/hop-off sightseeing trolley tour that includes two hour Signature Tour, covering 13 magnificent miles of Chicago's downtown and more
  • Ride the tram to the top of the Gateway Arch to get a bird's-eye view of St. Louis
  • Admission to the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas exhibiting the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
  • Visit the Alamo, the most famous spot in Texas, during a San Antonio hop-on/hop-off trolley
  • Admission on a riverboat cruise in San Antonio

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® on the Texas Eagle® from Chicago to St. Louis; St. Louis to Dallas; Dallas to San Antonio in Coach accommodations 
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations; one night on board Amtrak
  • 1 meals included (1 dinner in Chicago)

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 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN CHICAGO
Welcome to Chicago! Your American Heartland rail journey begins with a multi-day hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour of the “Windy City.” Visit the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, and many more popular Chicago destinations. Don't forget to stop and take a picture at the famous sign marking the start of Route 66! (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 2 CHICAGO
Enjoy the second day of your hop-on/hop-off city tour of Chicago and explore any places you didn't get a chance to see yesterday. Your pass allows you the opportunity to hop on and off at any of the stops, so you can explore anything you want to see at your own pace. This fantastic day of sightseeing will be followed by an included dinner a popular Chicago restaurant. (Overnight in Chicago) D

DAY 3 CHICAGO TO ST. LOUIS
Transfer on your own to Chicago's Union Station and board Amtrak® to St. Louis. Enjoy your scenic ride through the picturesque Midwest on board the Texas Eagle® as you head south to the “Show-Me-State.” After you arrive, use your free time to get to know St. Louis. If you have a hankering for BBQ, you are in luck! St. Louis is known for its own delicious style of BBQ. Get yourself something to eat and check out the sights! (Overnight in St. Louis)

DAY 4 ST. LOUIS
Begin your day with a visit to the “Gateway to the West” at the St. Louis Gateway Arch. This astounding structure, which stands 630-feet tall, remains the tallest man-made national monument in the United States. Its unique shape and stainless steel facade are certainly a sight to see. (Overnight in St. Louis)

DAY 5 OVERNIGHT ON BOARD AMTRAK
Spend some free time exploring St. Louis today before you transfer on your own to the Amtrak station and board the Texas Eagle to Dallas. Sit back and relax as your train winds through the heartland across the mighty Mississippi River, through the Ozarks to Little Rock, and finally, the piney woods of East Texas. (Overnight on board the train)

DAY 6 DALLAS
Howdy, partner! Welcome to Dallas! After checking into your hotel, spend your free day enjoying the sights and attractions in this festive city. Experience downtown Dallas from a one-of-a-kind point-of-view at the Reunion Tower Geo-Deck. Visit the George W. Bush Presidential Library and learn all about the 43rd President of the United States. If you are a big fan of nature, head to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden for a little piece of tranquility. (Overnight in Dallas)

DAY 7 DALLAS
Get ready for a journey back in time with a visit the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, which chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Explore history through one of the world's most significant repositories of original photographs, films and video footage, documents, and artifacts related to the assassination of President Kennedy—a continually growing, multifaceted collection of approximately 45,000 items. (Overnight in Dallas)

DAY 8 DALLAS TO SAN ANTONIO
Today, transfer on your own to the Amtrak station and board the Texas Eagle heading south to San Antonio. Kick back and relax while the train winds through colorful, cosmopolitan Dallas, through festive Austin (home of the University of Texas), and finally to the gorgeous San Antonio, where the legend of the Alamo attracts people from all over the world. Upon your arrival this evening, you will check into your hotel and rest up for an exciting day ahead. (Overnight in San Antonio)

DAY 9 SAN ANTONIO
Today you'll embark on a hop-on/hop-off tour of the city that includes admission to the infamous Alamo, San Antonio's first Spanish mission founded in 1718 and home of the notorious 13-day siege in the Texas Revolution. Your tour also includes a leisurely riverboat cruise along the River Walk. Hop aboard one of the city's river barges and take a relaxing cruise around the breathtaking 2.5-mile stretch of the San Antonio River. (Overnight in San Antonio)

DAY 10 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SAN ANTONIO

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

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza

Located in the center of downtown Chicago’s exciting River North area and minutes from the Loop and Michigan Ave the contemporary Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza offers exceptional views of the Chicago River and the Chicago skyline. Our recent $20 million redesign is apparent in every aspect of the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, from our stunning atrium lobby to our 521 comfortable and contemporary guest rooms and suites.

Palmer House Hilton

Welcome to The Palmer House®: a Hilton Hotel - an iconic, world-class downtown Chicago hotel and gateway to Chicago's rejuvenated Loop scene. A modern Chicago grand hotel, the Palmer House is a lively destination within walking distance of the best attractions the city of Chicago has to offer like Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the theater district. The guest rooms and suites match the hotel's French Baroque styling with metropolitan flair.

The Westin Michigan Avenue

The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago Hotel, which is located on Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile, is steps from Lake Michigan, Michigan Avenue restaurants and premier Michigan Avenue shopping.

Comfort Inn & Suites Market Center

The Comfort Inn & Suites Market Center hotel is conveniently located near downtown Dallas and Dallas Market Center. This Dallas hotel is also near the American Airlines Center arena, the Dallas Love Field Airport, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and the Dallas Convention Center.

Sheraton Downtown Dallas Hotel

Welcome to the AAA four diamond-rated Sheraton Downtown Dallas Hotel,a place where warm hospitality, an accommodating environment, and a vibrant location combine for an experience unlike any other in Dallas.

Holiday Inn Riverwalk

Located in downtown San Antonio and directly on the River Walk, our hotel offers a warm atmosphere with modern rooms and suites for business guests and families traveling to the heart of the city. Just steps from dining, shopping and popular attractions, our hotel offers many quality lifestyle amenities that make your stay productive and comfortable.

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

Ideally nestled along the historic River Walk on the banks of the Paseo del Rio in downtown San Antonio, the Omni la Mansion del Rio Hotel is the perfect location for any visitor seeking to explore the vibrant city. Blending Spanish colonial architecture and European style, this four-diamond hotel provides a haven for guests inside the busy city.

Doubletree St. Louis

Set in the center of St. Louis, the historic AAA Four Diamond St. Louis Union Station – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is in the center of St. Louis and within walking distance to Scottrade Center and Peabody Opera House.

Holiday Inn St. Louis / Downtown Convention Center (formerly Ramada Plaza Hotel)

Welcome to the newly renovated Holiday Inn Hotel in Downtown St. Louis! We are located in the heart of downtown Saint Louis, next to America's Convention Center & Edward Jones Dome-home of the Rams.

St. Louis City Center Hotel

Sheraton St. Louis City Center Hotel & Suites is a beautifully appointed hotel in the heart of downtown. Our hotel is adjacent to the Metro Link/Light Rail system, so you can easily visit downtown attractions like the Arch, Busch Stadium, Riverboat Casinos, and Union Station.

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For more information or to make a reservation, call our rail vacation experts at:
1 (800) 268-7252

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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