Route – Southern Comfort, southbound

An ultra luxurious, exclusive Journey traveling through the “Y’all” State from where the west begins, Fort Worth, to the “Big Easy” city, New Orleans, featuring cowboy, Hispanic, space age and Cajun 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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Fort Worth to New Orleans – 8 Days* and 7 Nights
Live on board your luxurious rail Car while visiting
Fort Worth – San Antonio – Houston – New Orleans
*Or,
6 or 7 days by boarding on day 2 and/or disembarking a day early, eliminating extra day visits to Fort Worth and/or New Orleans, with a fare reduction.
See Itinerary below.
Departure Dates Fares Fare Comparisons Itinerary

Departure Dates
 2023 – 9 May, Sold Out* – 30 May, Sold out* –  20 June
*Standby available 
Or,
a day later by boarding on the 2nd day, eliminating an extra day visit to Fort Worth, at a reduced fare.
Fares

Per person, double occupancy per bedroom:
Grande Suite $8,600* – Master Suite $8,170*
Single passenger – 175% of double occupancy per person fare
3rd passenger – If available $810*
*Or, a lower fare by boarding on the 2nd day and/or disembarking a day early; see the Itinerary below.
Ask Reservations about the fare reduction
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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’s timetables and other operational considerations.

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

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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.
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.
Houston
, the Bayou City, is a vibrant, diverse city and the home of NASA. 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. 
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.

Journey by Rail Timetable
Day 1 – Tuesday – Fort Worth
Board after 9:00 am
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you

Visit Fort Worth
Click on Activities, Fort Worth for optional things to do
Hosted ‘Stock Yard’ visit and 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
Optional – Board after 9:00 am on Day 2, Wednesday, instead of Tuesday with an appropriate fare reduction.
Day 2 – Wednesday – Fort Worth, San Antonio
Optional – Board after 9:00 am on Day 2, Wednesday, instead of Tuesday with an appropriate fare reduction.
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you
Visit Fort Worth
Depart Fort Worth early afternoon, arrive San Antonio mid evening
Evening welcome reception, on board
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you
Visit San Antonio
Click on Activities, San Antonio for optional things to do
Overnight in San Antonio, on board
Day 3 – Thursday – San Antonio
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you
Visit San Antonio
Overnight in San Antonio, on board
Day 4 – Friday – San Antonio, Houston
Depart San Antonio early morning, arrive Houston late morning
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you 
Visit Houston
Click on
Activities, Houston for optional things to do
Hosted tour of the Nasa Space Center
Overnight in Houston, on board

Day 5 – Saturday – Houston
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you
Visit Houston
Optional road trip to Galveston (45 minute drive)

Overnight in Houston, on board
Day 6 – Sunday – Houston, New Orleans
Depart Houston at noon, arrive New Orleans mid evening
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you 
Visit New Orleans
Click on
Activities, New Orleans for optional things to do
Overnight in New Orleans, on board
Day 7 – Monday – New Orleans
Enjoy all-inclusive comforts living on your luxurious rail Car while you
Visit New Orleans

Hosted off-car dinner, the “USA’s most distinctively recognized regional cuisine”:
or alternative dining if desired
Overnight in New Orleans, on board
Optional – Disembark by 11:00 am on Monday instead of Tuesday with an appropriate fare reduction.
Day 8 – Tuesday – New Orleans
Optional – Disembark by 11:00 am on Monday instead of Tuesday with an appropriate fare reduction.
Disembark by 11:00 am