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Trip Overview

Get to know the Lone Star State and the great music cities of the Mississippi on this amazing train journey. Featured on your trip are four wonderful destinations: Dallas, San Antonio, New Orleans, and Memphis. Explore the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Dallas Zoo, and The Sixth Floor Museum. Discover the mysterious Alamo on a grand tour of San Antonio, which also includes a scenic riverboat cruise along the lush River Walk. Stroll the historic French Quarter with its amazing atmosphere and live music everywhere. Walk down Beale Street with its vibrant music scene and then visit Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. All this combined with amazing scenery only to be found by rail in America.

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 with river cruise
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Antonio with admission to the Alamo
  • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans OR Sightseeing tour of the Bayou
  • New Orleans VISITicket 2 Day PowerPass including:
    oSan Francisco Plantation House
    oMardi Gras World
    oNational World War II Museum
    oCreole Cooking Demonstration
    oAnd many more!
  • Sightseeing city tour of Memphis including admission to Graceland


Package Also Includes:

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

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! Once your flight arrives, transfer to your hotel. Check in and, after you settle in, start getting to know Dallas.

DAY 2 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 Reunion Tower Geo-Deck, the Dallas Zoo or The Sixth Floor Museum, and many more! (Overnight in Dallas)

DAY 3 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 4 DALLAS > SAN ANTONIO
Transfer on your own to the Amtrak® station and board the Texas Eagle®, heading south to San Antonio! Sit back and relax while the train winds through colorful, cosmopolitan Dallas, through Austin (home of the University of Texas), 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 5 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 6 SAN ANTONIO
Enjoy a leisurely day aboard a trolley that takes you around this culturally significant city. Your hop-on/hop-off trolley pass is good all day and offers unlimited boarding, so you can get on and off it as often as you'd like! Did you see something yesterday that you'd like to check out again? No problem! Hoping to scope out a site your tour didn't include yesterday? Go for it! The trolley makes hourly stops so you can take your time and enjoy each stop. Go ahead and explore the fascinating city of San Antonio! (Overnight in San Antonio)

DAY 7 SAN ANTONIO > NEW ORLEANS
Transfer on your own to the Amtrak station and board the Sunset Limited® to New Orleans. Relax and enjoy the landscapes outside your window while you travel through the prairies and spectacular wide-open spaces of East Texas. These will give way to the colorful and vibrant lands of Louisiana and the bayou country. Upon your arrival in New Orleans, head over to your hotel to check in for the next three nights. (Overnight in New Orleans)

DAY 8 NEW ORLEANS?
Today, continue exploring the city famous for its French Quarter, live music, diverse cultural influences, and voodoo magic with your multi-day New Orleans VISITicket Power Pass! Get access to a number of popular attractions such as San Francisco Plantation, the Cabildo, a creole cooking demonstration, Mardi Gras World, and many more. The sky's the limit with your VISITicket Power Pass! (Overnight in New Orleans)

DAY 9 NEW ORLEANS
Begin your day with the sweet sounds of excellent jazz performers as you enjoy brunch at a popular restaurant nestled in a quaint French Quarter courtyard. There is so much still to see and do as you continue using your VISITicket Power Pass. You can experience the timeless beauty of Southern Louisiana in a custom built swamp boat as you travel through part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park - Barataria Preserve. Want to learn more about the “Big Easy”? Then opt for the city tour instead to learn all about New Orleans. Let the good times roll or, as they say it in New Orleans, “Laissez les bon temps rouler”! (Overnight in New Orleans) B

DAY 10 NEW ORLEANS > MEMPHIS

As you leave New Orleans behind, take the world-famous “City of New Orleans” train north through the bayou and across some of the most beautiful farm country in the South. You will arrive this evening in “Blues City”. After reaching Memphis, travel to your hotel for the evening. (Overnight in Memphis)

DAY 11 MEMPHIS
Memphis is all yours today! Your included tour will take you throughout this destination, so famous for its music and storied past. Your guide will provide and excellent city experience taking in such varied sites as Beale Street and its music scene to the tragic Lorraine Motel. After touring Memphis proper, the experience continues to Graceland, the mansion of “The King of Rock ‘n' Roll”. Tour the mansions so well-preserved as it was when Elvis Presley called it home. (Overnight in Memphis)

DAY 12 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN MEMPHIS

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.

Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown

Stay in the heart of historical Memphis traditions at the fully renovated Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown. Fresh from a multi-million-dollar renovation, with no detail overlooked, our hotel is within minutes of famed Barbeque and Blues. Situated between the Memphis Cook Convention Center and Beale Street, the Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown is the ideal location for those in town for business and pleasure

Sheraton Memphis

Perfect for conventions or conferences, this hotel in Memphis, TN is connected by skywalk to the 300,000 square foot Memphis-Cook Convention Center.
Enjoy upgraded amenities at this Memphis, TN hotel including our renovated fitness center and convenient UPS Store for travelers on the go.

Peabody Memphis Hotel

In the heart of "Blues City," you'll find The Peabody Memphis, a magnificent hotel. Our convenient downtown location is just blocks from Beale Street, the Memphis Rock N Soul Museum, Gibson Guitar Factory, Fed-Ex Forum, National Civil Rights Museum, Sun Studio, Orpheum Theatre, and the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

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.

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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