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The Texas Eagle

  • Los Angeles
  • San Antonio
  • Austin
  • Dallas
  • Chicago
  • 13 nights from
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  • Trip Code: RT-1108

Holiday Overview

The Texas Eagle a fantastic USA rail journey

Ready for a real adventure? Let Amtrak take you deep in the heart of Texas. Hop aboard the Texas Eagle, traveling daily between Chicago and San Antonio, through major cities from Austin to Dallas. Connecting service between San Antonio and Los Angeles is available three times a week via the Sunset Limited. Wind through the Land of Lincoln, across the Mississippi River, and through the Ozarks to Little Rock and the piney woods of East Texas. Onward to colorful, cosmopolitan Dallas, through Austin (home of the University of Texas), and finally to San Antonio, where the legend of the Alamo and the Riverwalk attract people from all over the world.

Route Highlights:

San Antonio, Texas Enjoy a fiesta of vibrant colors, aromas and music on the Riverwalk. Tour five Spanish Missions, including the infamous Alamo, that have been named UNESCO sites. 

Austin, Texas Kick up your heels to the music that moves you in more than 250 live venues. Tour the halls and rotunda of the Sunset Red granite state capitol. Go batty for fare that ranges from hillbilly to haute cuisine. Then head for the hills to soak up the wildflowers of Hill Country and floating fun on the Guadalupe River.

Dallas, Texas

Go big in the Big D. Ride 470 feet up for 360 degree views at the Reunion Tower GeO-Deck or check out the 49 bronze longhorn cattle in Pioneer Plaza. Walk through the World Aquarium’s 20,000 gallon tunnel exhibit and visit more than 2,000 animals at the Dallas Zoo. Pause to revisit history and national heartache at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

14 Days 13 Nights

Start Los Angeles End Chicago (or vice versa)

States visited: California, Texas, Illinois 

The Texas Eagle includes:

  • Return Flights from the UK
  • 1 night accommodation Los Angeles
  • Texas Eagle in a roomette from L.A. to San Antonio
  • 2 nights accommodation San Antonio
  • Texas Eagle from San Antonio to Austin
  • 2 nights accommodation Austin
  • Texas Eagle from Austin to Dallas
  • 2 nights accommodation Dallas
  • Texas Eagle in a roomette from Dallas to Chicago
  • 2 nights accommodation Chicago

Day 1 - Fly UK to Los Angeles

Take the flight to Los Angeles. Spend the rest of the day at leisure

Featured accommodation

Andaz West Hollywood

Enhance your experience

Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel


Day 2 - Los Angeles & The Texas Eagle

Enjoy most of the day in Los Angeles to explore. Visit one of the many famous local beaches, dabble in some celebrity spotting amongst the mansions of Beverley Hills and Hollywood, shop till you drop, or enjoy a theme park visit. In the eveining board the Texas Eagle for a 22:00 departure bound for San Antonio

Unmissable Experiences

Superliner Roomette


Day 3 - Aboard The Texas Eagle

Sit back and enjoy the scenery of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas glide past

Unmissable Experiences

Superliner Roomette


Day 4 - San Antonio

Arrice early (04:50AM) in the culturally and historically rich city of San Antonio. Spend the rest of the day exploring at leisure.

Featured accommodation

Menger Hotel


Day 5 - San Antonio

Spend a full day expolring San Antonio, perhaps visit the Alamo, stroll along the River Walk, or indulge in some of the fine Texan cuisine available

Featured accommodation

Menger Hotel


Day 6 - San Antonio to Austin

Depart early from San Antoinio (07:00) and continue East on The Texas Eagle to the Texan state capital of Austin (arrive 09:23). Austin is a vibrant city, famed for its live music scene, outdoor spaces and great food.

Featured accommodation

Hotel Indigo Austin


Day 7 - Austin

Spend a full day at leisure exploring the many delights of Austin

Featured accommodation

Hotel Indigo Austin


Day 8 - Austin to Dallas / Fort Worth

Depart Austin on the Texas Eagle for the Dallas/Fort Worth area, home to the end of the Chisholm Trail, historic cattle stockyards, the infamous 6th floor museum at Dealey Plaza and for anyone around in the 1980's, Southfork Ranch of the Dallas soap opera fame.

Featured accommodation

Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards


Day 9 - Dallas

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the Dallas / Fort Worh area

Featured accommodation

Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards


Day 10 - Dallas - Chicago

Board The Texas Eagle for one more night, departing Dallas at 15:40.

Unmissable Experiences

Superliner Roomette


Day 11 - Chicago

Arrive in Chicago around lunchtime (13:52) and spend the rest of the day at leisure in "The Windy City"

Featured accommodation

Raffaello Hotel Chicago


Day 12 - Chicago

Spend a full day exploring Chicago, perhaps take in the view from the top of Sears Tower?

Featured accommodation

Raffaello Hotel Chicago


Day 13 - Return to the UK

Spend the moring at leisure in Chicago before catching your return flight to the UK

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