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Adventures of the Lone Star State End Houston

10 Days 1 Country 8 Cities

Discover the Texan hospitality while travelling through this state that is steeped in Old West history.

"It was an amazing experience"

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About this trip

Discover the heart of Texas in this exciting exploration of the largest of the lower 48 states, steeped in old-West history, basking in a courageous spirit and pioneering fortitude.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... true Texan hospitality at a typical barbecue feast and learning how to dance the Texas Two-Step and the Cotton-Eyed Joe on an authentic Texan ranch.


Trip type: Discoveries i

Trip code: DTXH

9 Nights

accommodation

13 Meals
  • 9 full breakfasts.

  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest).

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • See the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Sid Richardson Museum, Pioneer Plaza, Southfork Ranch, Texas State Capitol, Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Site, The Alamo, San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, San Antonio River, Schulenburg, Minute Maid Park, Market Square Park, and Space Center Houston.

    • Visit Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, Austin, Fredericksburg, Bandera, Boerne, San Antonio and Houston


What's Included

Dining

    • 9 full breakfasts.

    • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest).


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Adventures of the Lone Star State End Houston

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Day 1

Arrive Dallas/Fort Worth (3 Nights)

Day 2

Fort Worth Sightseeing

Day 3

Dallas Sightseeing

Day 4

Dallas – Waco – Austin (2 Nights)

Day 5

Austin Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 6

Austin – Fredericksburg – Bandera – Boerne

Day 7

Boerne – San Antonio Sightseeing (2 Nights)

Day 8

San Antonio Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 9

San Antonio – Schulenburg – Houston Sightseeing

Day 10

Depart Houston

Day 1

Arrive Dallas/Fort Worth (3 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Dallas/Fort Worth (3 Nights)

Welcome to Texas, the Lone Star State. At 6 p.m. enjoy a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

Hotel

The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Fort Worth Sightseeing Day 2 - Fort Worth Sightseeing

Join a Local Specialist and start exploring Fort Worth, once known as the biggest and busiest livestock-trading centre in the Southwest, famous for its unmistakable mix of cowboys and Texan culture. Start at the Sid Richardson Museum, featuring paintings depicting the American West. Stop for lunch on your own in Sundance Square-a dazzling, 35-block area filled with boutiques, restaurants, bars and art galleries. Next, stop at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, to learn about the cowboys and cowgirls who have shown excellence in competition, business and support of western lifestyle. End your day with a traditional Fort Worth "Longhorn Cattle Drive," through the Stockyard Historic District, before a meet and greet with the cowboys and drivers. This evening, head for renowned Chef Tim Love's Lonesome Dove Western Bistro for a Regional Meal.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Day 2

Day 3

Dallas Sightseeing Day 3 - Dallas Sightseeing

Meet your Local Specialist and start exploring the city. Discover the historical heart of the downtown district and hear fascinating tales surrounding the legends and mysteries of the area. View Pioneer Plaza, commemorating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas and cattle to market, the Historic West End and the infamous Dealey Plaza. Learn all about a moment in history at the 6th Floor Museum, the somber location from which Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy in 1963. This afternoon, enjoy a nostalgic visit to Southfork Ranch, made famous by the international hit TV series Dallas. Visit the famed Ewing Ranch, featuring an exciting array of show memorabilia. In the evening, there is an optional championship rodeo show featuring bull riding, trick roping, cowboy songs and an insight into the sport of rodeo and a meet and greet with bull riders (when available).

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 3

Day 4

Dallas – Waco – Austin (2 Nights) Day 4 - Dallas – Waco – Austin (2 Nights)

Head south for Waco where you visit the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum to learn about the famed law enforcement agency. Later, arrive in Austin, Texas' state capital and a beautiful city located along the banks of the Colorado River.

Hotel

Renaissance Austin

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Renaissance Austin

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 4

Day 5

Austin Sightseeing and Free Time Day 5 - Austin Sightseeing and Free Time

Meet your Local Specialist and enjoy a guided tour of city landmarks including the Governor's Mansion, Congress Avenue, Historic Sixth Street, the Paramount Theatre, the grounds of the Texas State University and the pink granite Texas State Capitol. The afternoon is free in Austin for you to explore this fabulous city further at your own pace. Perhaps stroll along Sixth Street, where you'll hear the sounds that make Austin the "Live Music Capital of the World." From jazz and blues to Rock 'n Roll and country, Austin's nearly 200 live music venues all vie for attention. This evening, enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest experience with true Texan hospitality while enjoying a typical barbecue feast.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 5

Day 6

Austin – Fredericksburg – Bandera – Boerne Day 6 - Austin – Fredericksburg – Bandera – Boerne

This morning, journey to the heart of Texas Hill Country and visit the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Site. Learn all about LBJ and Lady Bird at their beloved ranch as you explore the Texas White House. Journey to the beautifully preserved German village of Fredericksburg. Take a leisurely stroll in the historic district, surrounded by turn-of-the-century architecture, history, heritage, and culture. Then take a short drive to Bandera, the "Cowboy Capital of the World," for a ranch experience. Learn how to dance the Cotton-Eyed Joe and the Texas Two-Step. A Regional Meal is served with all the trimmings while you are entertained by live music and dancing. Later, join a storyteller around a campfire with s'mores before retiring to your hotel.

Hotel

Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Hotel

Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Day 6

Day 7

Boerne – San Antonio Sightseeing (2 Nights) Day 7 - Boerne – San Antonio Sightseeing (2 Nights)

Continue further into the south Texas plains arriving in San Antonio, a city rich in history and culture, originally settled by the Spanish who built a mission here-The Alamo. On arrival, enjoy a guided tour with a Local Specialist and explore San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The missions were first established in the 17th century, with the aspiration to spread Christianity to the local indigenous peoples. Visit Mission Conception before stopping at El Mercado, a traditional and vibrant market, where you have a chance to sample typical treats. This evening, walk along the famous San Antonio River Walk, a delightful network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River. Board a private barge and cruise the San Antonio River canals as you learn more about San Antonio's history.

Hotel

Holiday Inn San Antonio-Riverwalk

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Holiday Inn San Antonio-Riverwalk

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 7

Day 8

San Antonio Sightseeing and Free Time Day 8 - San Antonio Sightseeing and Free Time

After breakfast, visit The Alamo, site of the famous, pivotal battle in the Texas Revolution. It was here, in 1836, that the Mexican army besieged a seriously outnumbered group of settlers, including Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, for nearly two weeks before they were overrun. Next, view the San Fernando Cathedral, seat of the Archbishop and one of the oldest cathedrals in the United States, and explore King William Historic District to see more of San Antonio's magnificent architecture. The rest of the day is free.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 8

Day 9

San Antonio – Schulenburg – Houston Sightseeing Day 9 - San Antonio – Schulenburg – Houston Sightseeing

Head to Houston, the state's largest and most diverse city, stopping in Schulenburg-home to some beautiful painted churches. Once in Houston, meet your Local Specialist for a guided tour including Minute Maid Park, home to the Houston Astros baseball team; Market Square Park, a historic square surrounded by 19th century buildings; the original courthouse and City Hall; the Theatre District and the Texas Medical Center, the largest in the world. Visit the JPMorgan Chase Tower's observation deck (subject to availability), perched on the 60th floor with great views over the city and pop into the Houston tunnel system, a network of climate-controlled walkways located 20 feet (6 metres) below ground and connecting 95 city blocks. This evening, get together with your newfound friends for a "Farewell to Texas Dinner."

Hotel

JW Marriott Houston

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Hotel

JW Marriott Houston

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 9

Day 10

Depart Houston Day 10 - Depart Houston

This morning, visit the fascinating Houston Space Center (home to NASA's Johnson Space Center) for a behind-the-scenes look during a guided tram tour (subject to availability) and experience the drama and scale of America's manned space program. Witness how engineers, scientists and astronauts are shaping the future of space exploration. Your Texas adventures come to an end as you arrive at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 10

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    Discover true hospitality at a typical Texan barbecue feast.

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    For included sightseeing in Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston.

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • See the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Sid Richardson Museum, Pioneer Plaza, Southfork Ranch, Texas State Capitol, Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Site, The Alamo, San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, San Antonio River, Schulenburg, Minute Maid Park, Market Square Park, and Space Center Houston.

    • Visit Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, Austin, Fredericksburg, Bandera, Boerne, San Antonio and Houston


What's Included

Dining

    • 9 full breakfasts.

    • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest).


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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