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Great American – Southern Trail

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

The Great American - Southern Trail will take you from the "City of Angels" to the "Big Apple" on this Southern cross county 17-day journey.

Highlights

  • Tour Hollywood and the Stars Homes in Los Angeles
  • Visit the Alamo, Market Square and other San Antonio Attractions on your
    hop-on / hop-off tour
  • Hit the French Quarter for a jazz brunch at The Court of Two
    Sisters*
  • Hop on a trolley tour of Washington, DC
  • Monuments by Moonlight Tour after 4/1/16
  • See all New York City has to offer on a 48 hour hop on/hop off
    tour

Package Includes:

  • Amtrak from Los Angles > San Antonio > New Orleans > Atlanta >
    Washington, DC > New York City in coach accommodations
  • 13 nights' hotel accommodations; 3 nights onboard Amtrak
  • Tour of San Antonio's Hill Country
  • Super City tour of New Orleans
  • Atlanta CityPASS**
  • Admission to Top of the Rock in New York City
  • Dinner in Atlanta, Washington D.C, and NYC before 4/1/16

*Jazz Brunch at The Court of Two Sisters may be substituted with a dinner at
an alternative restaurant on select dates.

**Atlanta CityPASS includes: the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola,
Inside CNN Studio Tour, Zoo Atlanta OR Atlanta History Center, Fernbank Museum
of Natural History OR High Museum of Art.

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.

DAYS 1-2 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN LOS ANGELES
Welcome to Los Angeles! Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the “City of Angels”. View the Hollywood sign and the homes of some of Hollywood's hottest stars. Keep your cameras ready on this exciting tour. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

 
DAYS 3-4 OVERNIGHT ABOARD AMTRAK®
Transfer on your own this evening and board Amtrak® for Texas. On Day 4, Relax and soak in the panoramic views of the countryside as you comfortably ride the rails to San Antonio. (Overnight on the train)

DAYS 5-6 SAN ANTONIO
Early this morning, arrive in San Antonio, known for the Alamo, Riverwalk and Market Square. A room will be ready for you upon arrival so you can rest and refresh before enjoying a trolley tour of the sites of this beautiful city with its Mexican subculture and influence. On Day 6, enjoy a tour into the Hill Country to visit historic Fredericksburg and LBJ Ranch. (Overnight in San Antonio)

DAY 7 SAN ANTONIO TO NEW ORLEANS
Transfer on your own and board Amtrak to New Orleans. Enjoy the beautiful Texas scenery during your full day train ride. This evening, arrive in New Orleans and enjoy the nightlife of the French Quarter before settling into your hotel. (Overnight in New Orleans)

 
DAYS 8-9 NEW ORLEANS
On Day 8, absorb the sights and sounds of the world famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square with your city tour. On Day 9, enjoy your included brunch at one of New Orleans' most famous restaurants located in a picturesque old-world courtyard. (Overnight in New Orleans) BR

DAY 10 NEW ORLEANS TO ATLANTA
Transfer on your own to the Amtrak station and spend a relaxing day on the train to Atlanta. This evening, arrive in Atlanta and transfer to your hotel for a good night's rest. (Overnight in Atlanta)

DAY 11 ATLANTA
Explore the capital of Georgia and one of the largest cities in the South eastern United States. Use your CityPASS to visit some of the main attractions including the Aquarium, the Coca-Cola Center and the CNN Building. (Overnight in Atlanta)

 
DAY 12 OVERNIGHT ABOARD AMTRAK®
Spend your day continuing to use your CityPASS and enjoy everything Atlanta has to offer. This evening, transfer on your own and board Amtrak for your overnight train to Washington, DC. (Overnight on the train)

DAYS 13-14 WASHINGTON, DC
On Day 13, board your trolley for a Monuments by Moonlight tour, an experience not to be missed while in Washington, DC. See the monuments, such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the WWII Memorial, lit up in the evening.. On Day 14, rediscover our nation's history on a hop-on / hop-off sightseeing tour, which includes Arlington, Georgetown, and more! (Overnight in Washington, DC)

 
DAYS 15-16 WASHINGTON TO NEW YORK CITY
Transfer on your own and board Amtrak to New York City. Tour the city on a 2-day hop-on / hop-off sightseeing tour to visit some of New York City's most popular attractions. On Day 16, continue your sightseeing tour with your hop-on / hop-off pass as well as visit the Top of the Rock, with amazing views of New York City. (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

Ramada Plaza Atlanta Downtown (formerly Holiday Inn Conference Center)

Located just three blocks from the State Capitol, Ramada Plaza Atlanta Downtown offers a prime location for business and leisure travel. Enjoy the dozens of classic attractions within easy reach of our hotel, or take advantage of our free shuttle service to anywhere within a three-mile radius of our downtown Atlanta hotel.

Sheraton Atlanta

The Sheraton Atlanta is centrally located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, surrounded by fabulous restaurants, exclusive shopping, and pulsating nightlife.

The LA Hotel Downtown

Treat yourself to the gracious elegance and charm of the Los Angeles Marriott Downtown. Centrally located in the heart of the financial district, just blocks from many of the city's premier venues, their downtown Los Angeles hotel accommodations are your gateway to the best in business, arts, culture, sports, and entertainment.

Loews Hollywood Hotel

The Hollywood sign. The Hills. The Academy Awards. The Hollywood Walk of Fame. The city’s major movie studios. This is the stuff a classic visit to Hollywood is made of—and a stay at Loews Hollywood Hotel puts you right in the middle of all the action. Our hotel is the perfect place to unwind after a day of L.A sightseeing.

Residence Inn Los Angeles LA Live

Located in the heart of Los Angeles' vibrant entertainment district, the Residence Inn Los Angeles LA Live puts you steps away from the Staples Center, Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles Convention Center, and some of LA's premier restaurants.

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 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.

New Orleans Marriott

Discover a riverfront New Orleans Hotel in the energetic Arts District, minutes away from the area’s top attractions such as the French Quarter, Harrah’s Casino, Cruise Port and a multitude of dining & entertainment options. Plan your next stay at the Marriott, a premier hotel near the New Orleans convention center featuring impeccable service in a welcoming atmosphere.

Residence Inn New Orleans Convention Center

Whether traveling for a quick getaway or looking for a temporary place to call home, the Residence Inn New Orleans Downtown is ideally located in the historic Warehouse District. Located minutes from the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, House of Blues, National World War II Museum, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the Port of New Orleans. Stay cozy and connected in spacious suites with complimentary Wi-Fi access and fully equipped kitchens, and take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool after a routine workout in our state-of-the-art fitness center.

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Welcome to the four-diamond Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, a center for all the radiance that makes New Orleans shine. Located on the historic Canal Street streetcar line adjacent to the French Quarter, the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is a short walk to Bourbon Street, Mardi Gras parades, and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Work, play or simply relax within an atmosphere of endless excitement from the heart of one of the world's greatest cities.

Affinia Manhattan Hotel

Staying at the Affinia Manhattan 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

The brand New Holiday Inn New York City – Times Square is located in the heart of Midtown-Times Square, steps away from New York's best and most amazing attractions and shopping.

Marriott Marquis

The New York Marriott Marquis brings the energy of Manhattan to your door. Located in the heart of Times Square and the Broadway theater district, this Midtown NYC hotel is perfect for weekend getaways, family and business travel. This Broadway hotel sparkles with updated hotel rooms and suites, high-speed elevators and six hotel restaurants and lounges.

Renaissance NY Times Square

Discover the center of location and luxury at the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel and rethink everything you know about staying in the heart of NYC. Only steps away from Midtown's famed entertainment, attractions and Fortune 500 headquarters. Rising 26 stories above Times Square, this full-service hotel in New York City has the soul of a boutique NYC hotel. This Times Square NYC hotel also features completely redesigned New York hotel guest rooms.

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.

The Roosevelt Hotel

For a classic New York City hotel experience, none of the other hotels in New York City comes close to The Roosevelt Hotel. Opened in 1924 at the height of the Jazz Age, the "Grand Dame of Madison Avenue" continues to impress guests in its prime location at Madison Avenue and 45th Street in Midtown Manhattan.

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.

Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol

Plan your stay at the Courtyard Marriott Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol, with an ideal location, just one metro stop from Union Station - the transportation hub our National's capital.

The Mayflower Hotel (formerly Renaissance Mayflower Hotel)

The Mayflower Hotel has matchless classic elegance with an abundance of modern conveniences.

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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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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