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8 day Rail Holiday - from £949

With flights from £1539

Get to know the Lone Star State on this amazing train journey, highlighting three remarkable Texas cities: Dallas, San Antonio and Houston.


  • River cruise of San Antonio
  • Hop on hop off tour of San Antonio
  • Reunion Tower Geo-Deck
  • Space Centre of Houston
  • Houston’s Kemah Boardwalk
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Dallas

Welcome to Dallas! Check into your hotel and 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 Reunion Tower Geo-Deck, the Dallas Zoo or The Sixth Floor Museum and much more!

Hotel: Hilton Fort Worth or similar

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 tranquillity of nature, head to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.  

Hotel: Hilton Fort Worth or similar

Day 3 - 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 colourful, 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.

Hotel: Holiday Inn San Antonio River Walk or similar

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. 

Hotel:Holiday Inn San Antonio River Walk or similar

Day 5 - 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! 

Hotel:Holiday Inn San Antonio River Walk or similar

Day 6 - Houston

Transfer on your own to the Amtrak station and board the Sunset Limited to Houston. Kick back and relax while you travel through the prairies and spectacular wide-open spaces of Southern 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 Centre, Aquarium, or the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Hotel: Hampton Inn Houston or similar

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!

Hotel: Hampton Inn Houston or similar

Day 8 - Farewell from Houston

The tour ends in Houston today. Choose to spend more time here, move on to your next adventure, or head to the airport for your flight home.

8 day Rail Holiday - from £949

With flights from £1539

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Prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room and include meals where shown. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach Accommodations unless otherwise stated. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call Freedom Destinations for departure dates and availability Seasonal variations may apply – call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details. Note: Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1st April 2022 onwards.

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Discover America on an exciting independent rail adventure. All rail explorers can be booked as they are or you can choose to add extra days to extend your stay in the USA.

Your rail holiday includes:

  • Superb sightseeing and activities
  • Comfortable travel by rail journey
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals as shown
  • Option to add extra nights
  • Time in Texas’ great cities

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