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Adventures of the Lone Star State with Texas State Fair End Houston

11 Days 1 Country 6 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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11 Days 1 Country 6 Cities

Adventures of the Lone Star State with Texas State Fair End Houston

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    Code: XXXXX

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      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      About this trip

      Don your cowboy boots and your Stetson hat as you explore the cowboy culture, Spanish heritage and space-age ambitions of the Lone Star State. Bigger is always better, from the home of the Ewings and The Alamo, to barbecue feasts and the Texas Two-Step.


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      Trip code: DTXFH

      10 Nights

      accommodation

      13 Meals
      • 9 full breakfasts

      • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Cruise on a private river barge along the San Antonio River Canals

        • 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, Space Center Houston

        • Visit Dallas/Fort Worth, Wildcatter Ranch, Waco, Austin, Fredericksburg, San Antonio, Houston


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)


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        • 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

        • All 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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      Day 1

      Arrive Dallas Fort Worth (3 Nights)

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      Texas State Fair

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      Fort Worth Sightseeing

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      Fort Worth – Dallas Sightseeing

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      Fort Worth – Graham

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      Graham – Waco – Austin (2 Nights)

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      Austin Sightseeing

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      Austin – Fredericksburg – San Antonio Sightseeing (2 Nights)

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      San Antonio Sightseeing

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      San Antonio – Schulenburg – Houston Sightseeing

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      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

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      Day 2

      Texas State Fair Day 2 - Texas State Fair

      They say everything is in bigger in Texas and that includes the State Fair, known as "The Big Tex." The longest running fair in the United States, there's something for everyone at this celebration of Lone Star State culture. From savoury eats to museums, butterfly gardens and petting zoos, with your included fair admission, there's no limit to the fun possibilities and memories you can create.

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      The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth

      Meals

      Hotel

      The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth

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      Day 3

      Fort Worth Sightseeing Day 3 - Fort Worth Sightseeing

      Join a Local Specialist and start exploring Fort Worth, famous for its unmistakable mix of cowboys and Texan culture. Then visit the Sid Richardson Museum, featuring paintings depicting the American West. Stop for lunch on your own in Sundance Square. Next, stop at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, recognising excellence in competition, business and support of the western lifestyle. End your day with a traditional Fort Worth "Longhorn Cattle Drive," and meet with the cowboys before they take the cattle through the Stockyard Historic District. 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

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      Day 4

      Fort Worth – Dallas Sightseeing Day 4 - Fort Worth – Dallas Sightseeing

      Discover the historical heart of downtown Dallas with a Local Specialist 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, also known as Ewing Ranch, made famous by the hit TV series Dallas.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 5

      Fort Worth – Graham Day 5 - Fort Worth – Graham

      Escape the city and discover the beauty of the Texan Range and North Hill Country at the Wildcatter Ranch Resort and Spa. The afternoon is free. This evening, enjoy a typical Texan ranch barbecue Regional Meal and some roping lessons, followed by a line dancing lesson from a former Dallas Cowboy cheerleader. Later, join a storyteller around the campfire with s'mores.

      Hotel

      Wildcatter Ranch Resort and Spa

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Wildcatter Ranch Resort and Spa

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Graham – Waco – Austin (2 Nights) Day 6 - Graham – Waco – Austin (2 Nights)

      Head south for Waco where you'll 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

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      Day 7

      Austin Sightseeing Day 7 - Austin Sightseeing

      Meet your Local Specialist and enjoy a guided city tour of Austin. View the Governor's Mansion, Texas State University, and visit the pink granite Texas State Capitol. The afternoon is free to explore. 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

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      Day 8

      Austin – Fredericksburg – San Antonio Sightseeing (2 Nights) Day 8 - Austin – Fredericksburg – San Antonio Sightseeing (2 Nights)

      Continue further into the south Texas plains with a stop at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Site. This evening, walk along the famous San Antonio River Walk, a delightful network of walkways along the banks of the river. Board a private barge and cruise the San Antonio River canals.

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn San Antonio-Riverwalk

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn San Antonio-Riverwalk

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 9

      San Antonio Sightseeing Day 9 - San Antonio Sightseeing

      After breakfast, visit The Alamo, site of the famous, pivotal battle during the Texas Revolution. Then visit the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a Local Specialist. They will guide you through Mission San Jose, including a visit to the stately King William Historic District. Then stop at El Mercado for lunch on your own. See the San Fernando Cathedral, seat of the Archbishop and one of the oldest cathedrals in the U.S. The rest of the day is free.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 10

      San Antonio – Schulenburg – Houston Sightseeing Day 10 - San Antonio – Schulenburg – Houston Sightseeing

      Head to Houston, 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 learn about the Houston tunnel system. This evening, meet 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

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      Day 11

      Depart Houston Day 11 - Depart Houston

      This morning, visit the Houston Space Center and learn about space exploration. Your transfer takes you to Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport or Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      • Local Specialists
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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Cruise on a private river barge along the San Antonio River Canals

        • 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, Space Center Houston

        • Visit Dallas/Fort Worth, Wildcatter Ranch, Waco, Austin, Fredericksburg, San Antonio, Houston


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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

        • All 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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      Guest Reviews and Ratings

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        Service rating : I loved this trip. The tour director and bus driver were great. It was even better because there were only 14 people on the trip. No long waits at restrooms. The cities and city tours were the best. I loved Fort Worth and San Antonio. We could have had a little more beef

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        Never been to Texas and I am glad we took this trip. Korrie and Derek were perfect hosts. Texas food was not to my liking. Texas BBQ? Still do not understand what that was all about. That "ranch" we went to. Well, I could have skipped that one and been happy. River Walk was the best ever, could

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        Service rating : Mary Lee was great!Product : Local guides were weak. Disappointed that we did not see Minute Maid Park in Houston as described in the itinerary.

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        Service rating : The trip was well planned out. It was more that we (the wife and me) expected. From the welcome dinner to the final good byes, all stops along the tour was special. The stops that were a stand out for me was (1) The Cowboy Stock Yard and the running of the long horns, the

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