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Trip Overview

Travel from the heart of Cowboy Country to the festive streets of New Orleans on this exciting journey. Start off in Dallas the quintessential Texas city where you will have plenty of opportunities to visit the Sixth Floor Museum that highlights the life and death of President John F. Kennedy, or stop by the beautiful Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. From there you will continue on to San Antonio a city steeped in rich history. Take time to visit the Alamo and cruise along the river and take in the colors of the Riverwalk. Then it's on to Houston where you will be able to visit the Space Center or the Downtown Aquarium. Finally, you experience New Orleans where you will be able to immerse yourself in the city's unique culture. This is the trip of a lifetime!

Highlights

  • Dallas CityPASS®* including:
    oPerot Museum of Nature and Science
    oReunion Tower Geo-Deck
    oThe Sixth Floor Museum OR Dallas Zoo
    oGeorge W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum OR Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
  • Sightseeing city tour of San Antonio
  • Sightseeing river cruise of San Antonio
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Antonio
  • Houston CityPASS including:
    oSpace Center Houston
    oDowntown Aquarium
    oHouston Museum of Natural Science
    oHouston Zoo OR Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • New Orleans 1 Day VISITicket Powerpass including:
    oSan Francisco Plantation House
    oMardi Gras World
    oNational World War II Museum
    oCreole Cooking Demonstration
    oAnd many more!
  • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans OR a Swamp and Bayou tour

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Dallas to San Antonio; San Antonio to Houston; and Houston to New Orleans on the Texas Eagle® and Sunset Limited®
  • 10 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 1 meal included (1 brunch)
Trip Map

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 DALLAS
Welcome to Dallas! After you settle in, start getting to know Dallas. Take advantage of your Dallas CityPASS, which provides admission to some of Dallas' most iconic sites and museums, like the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Dallas Zoo or The Sixth Floor Museum, and many more! (Overnight in Dallas)

DAY 2 DALLAS
Today, continue using your Dallas CityPASS and visit any sites you didn't get a chance to see yesterday. 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 long for the tranquility of nature, head to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. (Overnight in Dallas)

DAY 3 DALLAS > SAN ANTONIO
Travel to the Amtrak station and board the Texas Eagle®, heading south to San Antonio! Enjoy the sights from the window as the train winds through colorful, cosmopolitan Dallas, through Austin, and finally to the festive San Antonio, where the legend of the Alamo and the River Walk attract people from all over the world. Upon your arrival this evening, you will check into your hotel for a good night's rest. (Overnight in San Antonio)

DAY 4 SAN ANTONIO
Get ready for an exciting day of sightseeing! Today, you will take a guided tour and explore the top attractions in San Antonio. Visit the Alamo and learn what makes it so legendary. Take a riverboat ride through the famous River Walk. Visit Mission San Jose. Explore the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum. Spend some time in the fascinating Texas Ranger Museum. There's no telling what you will see and explore as the rich history of Texas comes alive today. (Overnight in San Antonio)

DAY 5 SAN ANTONIO
Enjoy a leisurely day aboard a trolley that takes you around this culturally significant city. Your hop-on, hop-off pass is good all day and offers unlimited boarding, so you can get on and off it as often as you'd like! Go ahead and explore the fascinating city of San Antonio! (Overnight in San Antonio)

DAY 6 SAN ANTONIO > HOUSTON
Travel to the Amtrak station and board the Sunset Limited to Houston. Today you will travel through the prairies and spectacular wide-open spaces of East Texas. Upon your arrival in Houston, which will be right around midday, you will have the opportunity to start using your Houston CityPASS. Take advantage of your CityPASS and explore exciting Houston attractions, like the Space Center, Aquarium, or the Houston Museum of Natural Science. (Overnight in Houston)

DAY 7 HOUSTON
Continue using your Houston CityPASS and check out any attractions you didn't get a chance to see yesterday. There is so much to do and discover in the “Space City,” like the Houston Zoo, Museum of Fine Arts, the Children's Museum, or Kemah Boardwalk. Make the most of your day and enjoy all Houston has to offer! (Overnight in Houston)

DAY 8 HOUSTON > NEW ORLEANS
Early this afternoon, board the Sunset Limited to continue on to Louisiana! Today you will travel through deserts and bayous before arriving in New Orleans this evening. (Overnight in New Orleans)

DAY 9 NEW ORLEANS
Today you will have plenty of opportunities to adventure around New Orleans. Use your multi-day Powerpass to visit the popular Mardi Gras World, learn about the intense history of World War II at the national museum, and step back to a time of old at the San Francisco Plantation House. There is plenty to do and see in New Orleans. (Overnight in New Orleans)

DAY 10 NEW ORLEANS
This morning you will experience a classic New Orleans jazz brunch at a restaurant in the heart of the French Quarter. Enjoy yourself as you dine amongst fountains and beautiful flowers as a jazz band plays delightfully in the courtyard. Following brunch, you will have ample opportunities to sightsee whether it be by a Swamp and Bayou tour or a guided tour of the city. (Overnight in New Orleans) B

DAY 11 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN NEW ORLEANS

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

Comfort Inn & Suites Market Center

The Comfort Inn & Suites® Love Field—Dallas Market Center hotel in Dallas will get you rested and ready for anything. We're conveniently located off Interstate 35 near the West End Historic District.

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.

The Westin Galleria Houston

The Westin Galleria Houston hotel, conveniently located close to major businesses and many things to do in Houston, including the Houston Zoo, the Museum of Fine Art, and the Galleria Mall, is the ideal hotel to stay at while visiting Houston.

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.

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.

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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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