Heart of Texas rail holiday

Heart of Texas

Heart of Texas.

A Lone Star State rail adventure.


Scheduled flights | 7 nights accommodation | Exclusive travel information pack

Prices from £2,079pp

From Fort Worth to the capital city of Austin to San Antonio, you’ll get to experience everything that makes Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio such popular destinations.

The famous saying is that everything is bigger in Texas, and if you take into account all that these three cities have to offer, it’s easy to see why! Starting in Fort Worth, the City of Cowboys and Culture, you’ll explore the Stockyards National Historic District’s many exciting attractions and experiences, including seeing beautiful Texas Longhorn cattle, visiting the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, and spending some time at Billy Bob’s Texas.

During Day 2 in Fort Worth, try some Tex-Mex cuisine, relax at the Water Gardens, or check out a free outdoor concert. When you arrive in Austin, you’ll get to experience a Real Austin Tour, which will take you to all the famous landmarks and hidden gems throughout the city.



Take it as you see it or change it to suit. All C.N.A. holidays can be tailored to suit your own tastes & budget.

All our holidays offer complete financial protection and you will receive a uniquely personalised travelling pack to ensure you get the most from your adventure.


Welcome to the City of Cowboys and Culture! When you arrive in Fort Worth, Texas, check into your hotel and start exploring the friendly, laid-back city that welcomes more than nine million visitors annually. Today, you’ll get to use your included Stockyards Adventure Pass! First, you will receive a Fort Worth bandana, a Stockyards map, vouchers, and a Stockyards Adventure sticker. This pass gives you access to the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District’s many popular attractions and experiences. Established in 1866, it’s one of the last remaining historic stockyards in the United States, and features everything from rodeos to museums, western-themed shopping opportunities, and live music. On Main Street, meet a Texas Longhorn and capture memories with your camera and visit the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame to see the latest exhibits. Twice a day, watch as the cattle drive goes down Exchange Avenue led by Texas cowhands. Walk to the back of the Livestock Exchange Building and meet the drovers of the Fort Worth Herd, who are always dressed in late 1800s attire. At Billy Bob’s Texas, enjoy live music in a genuine Texas atmosphere, take a line dancing lesson, dine on a delicious Texas-sized meal at the Honky Tonk Kitchen and see the handprints of famous musicians, including Tim McGraw, BB King, Willie Nelson, and REO Speedwagon. A photo souvenir is also included!

(Overnight in Fort Worth)


Continue appreciating the city and exploring on your own today. Dine in one of many Fort Worth restaurants offering everything from Tex-Mex and BBQ to world-class chef-prepared cuisine, relax near the gorgeous Water Gardens, view the John F. Kennedy memorial in front of the Fort Worth Hilton, stroll through Sundance Square, or visit the acclaimed Kimball Art Museum’s Italian Renaissance paintings and Egyptian artefacts and see more than 7,000 animals at the Fort Worth Zoo. Salute America’s heroes at the Military Museum, walk a section of the Trinity Trails, or check out a free outdoor concert. There’s just so much to see, do, and experience!

(Overnight in Fort Worth)


In the afternoon, you’ll board the Texas Eagle and head toward Austin! When you arrive in the “Live Music Capital of the World,” check into your hotel. The evening is free for you to enjoy as you please as you continue embracing all things Texas. Stroll through downtown and marvel at the growing skyline’s gorgeous architecture, or enjoy some world-class barbecue and an avocado margarita in one of the city’s many incredible restaurants.

(Overnight in Austin)


Climb aboard a comfortable Mercedes van for your included Real Austin Tour! Discover the exciting landmarks, hidden gems, local favourites, historic neighbourhoods, and all the delicious food that make this place so amazing.

You’ll learn about its culture, music, famous people, and everything in between that makes people want to “Keep Austin Weird” from the passion and informative guides. Stop at the capital, the Welcome to Austin mural, food trucks, downtown, and the west, south, and east sides of the city. After this fun tour, you’ll understand why Austin is such a popular destination. The rest of the day is yours to spend at your leisure. In August, head to the grassy banks of Lady Bird Lake around sunset and watch swarms of Mexican free-tailed bats fly out from underneath the Congress Avenue Bridge, which cross the Colorado River at the southern end of downtown. These bats are the largest urban bat colony in North America!

(Overnight in Austin)


Spend the morning on your own partaking in some traditional breakfast tacos and the afternoon continuing to get to know the city of Austin before boarding the Texas Eagle to San Antonio in the evening. A great option, especially if it’s warm out that day, is to spend the afternoon at Barton Springs, a year-round natural spring pool in Zilker Park. When you arrive in San Antonio, check into your hotel for a three-night stay and then step out and enjoy the rest of the day exploring this big city with a small-town vibe on your own. Maybe head over to a local favourite for an authentic Texas-style dinner and Tejano music.

(Overnight in San Antonio)


Today, begin using your multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Antonio. Prepare to take in all the crowd-pleasing, popular sights and attractions that brought you to this incredible city. During this tour, you’ll have the chance to experience the city’s distinctive heritage, art, culture, and preeminent landmarks. Visit The Alamo (famous for the 1836 Battle for Texas Independence), take a relaxing cruise along the San Antonio River, see the oldest stone church in America (the Mission Concepcion), stroll through the Japanese Sunken Gardens and El Mercado’s quintessential Mexican shops, and get a glimpse of Mission San Jose’s exquisite Rose Window stone carving. The evening is all yours to enjoy at your leisure. Make a stop at the pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined Pearl District for some of the best tacos in Texas or catch a captivating play at the Majestic Theatre.

(Overnight in San Antonio)


Are you ready to get a taste of frontier life? Well, today you’ll be doing just that with your included admission to The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museums! Located right in the middle of downtown, this popular attraction features a café, gift shop, shooting gallery, and saloon. For more than 131 years, The Buckhorn Saloon has been a famous watering hole. Supposedly, it is the location where Pancho Villa planned the Mexican Revolution. It’s also known for its locally brewed beers on tap and icy Prickly Pear Margaritas. At the Texas Ranger Museum, check out some priceless artefacts that document Ranger history or enjoy some BBQ brisket at the café. Before leaving, make sure to stop in the gift shop where you can purchase cowboy hats, t-shirts, mugs, and all the other interesting items you can’t find anywhere else but in Texas. Spend the remainder of your day on your own in San Antonio however you choose.

(Overnight in San Antonio)



  • Holiday Inn Express Fort Worth Downtown
  • Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk
  • Menger Hotel
  • Omni La Mansion Del Rio Hotel

Your holiday includes:

  • Scheduled flights.
  • UK airport taxes
  • Fort Worth Stockyards Adventure Pass – featured activities include:
  • Stockyards Visitor Center
  • Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive
  • Meet and Greet with the Drovers
  • Spirit of the West Video
  • Billy Bob’s Texas Photo Souvenir
  • Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Stockyards Museum
  • Sightseeing city tour of Austin
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off pass w/ River Walk boat cruise in San Antonio
  • Admissions to Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museums


  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Fort Worth to Austin; Austin to San Antonio on the Texas Eagle®
  • 7 nights’ hotel accommodations


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.

Additional Experiences

Our holidays are completely tailored to suit you. We would be happy to help you choose from a vast array of additional experiences that will enhance your North America holiday adventure.

These might include:

  • City tours
  • Helicopter flights
  • Sporting event tickets
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Restaurant reservations

There are many more, often quite unique to your chosen destination so please do ask.

Personalised Documentation

We prepare every travel pack individually. We want this to be the perfect travelling companion for your adventure and to offer you all the information you need. Your personally prepared ring-bound travel itinerary booklet is detailed and is designed to serve as a wonderful reminder of your experiences for years to come when you return.


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Do I need a visa to travel to the usa?

In most circumstances, no visa is required for travel to the USA for any British Citizen passport holder and many other European passport holders, whose countries qualify for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This program permits entry for up to 90 days for business or leisure purposes. Everyone must apply to use the VWP via the online Electronic System of Travel Authorization (ESTA).  Advice states this should be done online at least 72 hours prior to departure. On payment of the $14 fee this system usually issues an electronic confirmation within minutes but this is not guaranteed and there are certain criteria travellers must consider before applying via ESTA to use the Visa Waiver Program. Once granted the VWP authorization is valid for 2 years.

It is essential that everyone who plans to travel to the United States reads the information contained on the following page – Visa Waiver Program

Please note : From 21st January 2016 The United States implemented changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) as part of the Terrorist Travel Protection Act of 2015. One of the major changes implemented in January excludes any British National who has travelled to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen since March 01st 2011 from using the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Full details are contained on the above link but those affected will need to apply for a Visitor Visa with the U.S. Embassy before booking their travel arrangements.

You are advised to complete your ESTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

To use ESTA now please only use the following website – Official ESTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the VWP or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

British Nationals and travellers from other European countries can enjoy visa-exempt travel to and via Canada but must first use the online Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) at a cost of CA$7.00 per person. Most online applications are approved with minutes by email but the process can take longer particularly if supporting documentation is requested. An eTA is valid for 5 years and allows you to travel for up to 6 months on any one visit.

You are advised to apply for your eTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

For applications and full information on the scheme please only visit – Official Canadian Government eTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the eTA scheme or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

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