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Trafalgar Adventures of the Lone Star State End Houston Summer 2018 (DTXH)

10 Days from Dallas to Houston Print
Tour Style: Country Explorer
USA and Canada 2018
Visits: Dallas, Fort Worth, Sid Richardson Museum, Sundance Square, Pioneer Plaza, Dealey Plaza, Waco, Austin, Texas Governors Mansion, Texas State University, Texas State Capitol, San Antonio (TX), Alamo Mission in San Antonio, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, King William Association, Cathedral of San Fernando, Houston, Market Square Park, Houston City Hall, USA

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.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • 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

Dining Highlights

  • 9 full breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class 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
  • 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

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

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.Welcome Reception
Day: 2 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.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day: 3 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.Full Breakfast
Day: 4 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.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day: 5 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.Full Breakfast
Day: 6 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.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day: 7 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.Full Breakfast
Day: 8 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.Full Breakfast
Day: 9 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."Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day: 10 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.Full Breakfast

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