Route – Southern Comfort, northbound

An ultra luxurious, exclusive Journey traveling from the “Big easy”, New Orleans, to “Cowtown”, Fort Worth, through the “Y’all” State featuring Cajun, space age, Hispanic and cowboy characteristics and ambience at different layover locations where passengers live on board rail cars; there is no moving in and out of hotels. A unique, one of a kind vacation; an outstanding value.

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New Orleans to Fort Worth – 7 Days and 6 Nights
Live on board your luxurious rail Car while visiting
New Orleans – Houston – San Antonio – Fort Worth
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Departure Dates
2024 – 10 Feb*
* Standby only

Per person, double occupancy per bedroom:
Grande Suite $7,860* – Master Suite $7,560*
Single passenger – 175% of double occupancy per person fare
3rd passenger – If available $770*

Early confirmed booking/reservation discounts:*
210 or more days before departure 12% – 175 days 9% – 140 days 6%
*Can’t be combined with other discounts unless specifically provided for.
Unconfirmed prices are subject to change without notice.
Confirmed itineraries are subject to change based on Amtrak post Covid-19 schedules, and otherwise.

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From Cajun country to space exploration, Tex-mex, and Cowtown where the West begins.

New Orleans is located where the Mississippi River flows into the Gulf of Mexico. It has a personality unlike any other and is world-renowned for French Quarter architectural treasures, jazz, blues, zydeco and funk music, unique dialect, Cajun and creole cuisine and vibrant night life along Bourbon Street. The city has been described as the most unique in the United States. Founded in 1718 by French colonists, New Orleans was once the territorial capital of French Louisiana before being traded to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
Houston, the Bayou City, is a vibrant, diverse city and the home of NASA, and Mission Control. It is a culinary and cultural capital of the south and one of the USA’s most exciting cities with world-class museums, attractions and an unparalleled music scene. A special tour of NASA’s space center is a must do. An optional* 51 mile road trip tour visits Galveston on the Gulf of Mexico. Galveston was established in 1825 by the Congress of Mexico following its independence from Spain and was the main port for the fledgling Texas Navy during the Texas Revolution of 1836. It later served temporarily as the new national capital of the Republic of Texas. 
San Antonio has a 300-year history that stretches back to Spanish Texas with the establishment of a presidio, town, and five Franciscan missions along the San Antonio River. The Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish mission preserved as a museum, marks the famous 1836 battle for Texan independence from Mexico. Following the San Antonio River, the miles-long River Walk is a landmark pedestrian promenade lined with cafes and shops. There are a wonderful mix of local historical, cultural, destination, shopping, dining and other attractions.
Fort Worth, Cowtown, has grown from a cattle drive stop to a vibrant city but still retains its old west culture including the original stock yards, cattle drives, the world’s largest honky-tonk (Billy Bobs) which is a must play venue for famous country western entertainers, rodeos, the best selection of western wear shopping, and a wide variety of optional activities that let you experience where the west begins and cowboys are remembered.

Journey by Rail Timetable
Day 1 – Sunday – New Orleans
Board after 9:00 am
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you
Visit New Orleans
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Activities, New Orleans for optional things to do
Evening welcome reception, on board, Cajun dining snack
Overnight in New Orleans, on board
Day 2 – Monday – New Orleans, Houston
Depart New Orleans early morning, arrive Houston early evening
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts on your luxurious rail Car while you
Visit Houston
Click on Activities, Houston for optional things to do
Overnight in Houston, on board
Day 3 – Tuesday – Houston
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you
Visit Houston
Hosted tour of
Nasa Space Center
Overnight in Houston, on board

Day 4 – Wednesday – Houston, San Antonio
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you 
Visit Houston
Optional road trip to Galveston (45 minute drive)
Depart Houston early evening
White glove evening dinner, en-route on board
Overnight en-route, on board
Day 5 – Thursday – San Antonio
Arrive San Antonio very early morning
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you 
Visit San Antonio
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Activities, San Antonio for optional things to do
Hosted off-car restaurant dinner, USA’s authentic Mexican cuisine;
or alternative dining if desired
Overnight in San Antonio, on board
Day 6 – Friday – San Antonio, Fort Worth
Depart San Antonio early morning, arrive Fort Worth early afternoon
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you 
Visit Fort Worth
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Activities, Fort Worth for optional things to do
Hosted ‘Stock Yard’ visit and an evening with Texas barbeque dinner at Billy Bob’s Texas, ‘The World’s Largest Honky Tonk’;
or alternative excursion if desired
Overnight in Fort Worth, on board

Day 7 – Saturday – Fort Worth
Disembark by 11:00