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Great State of Texas Fly Drive

Fort Worth * Austin * Fredericksburg * Bandera * San Antonio * Corpus Christi * Houston

The Great State of Texas Fly drive – See the Great State of Texas with the inclusion of two nights on the Dixie Dude Ranch where you can learn the skills of the cowboys! 

13 days from £2,538 per person twin share + flights

Itinerary

Day 1 - UK to Fort Worth

Your holiday begins with scheduled flights with United Airlines from London Heathrow or Manchester. On arrival at Dallas Fort Worth Airport, collect your rental car and make your way into the city. This evening why not take a walk through the Sundance Square District, these 35 square blocks of dining, shops and nightlife will have enough choice for everyone.

Overnights (2): Fort Worth - Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards

Day 2 - Fort Worth

No visit to Fort Worth is complete without a tour of the Stockyards National Historic District, Celebrate the Of West by watching the Fort Worth Herd in the world's only twice daily cattle drive at 1130am and 1600pm. Whilst there why not pick up a pair of handmade cowboy boots or the perfect cowboy hat!

Day 3 - Fort Worth - Austin (190 miles)

Austin is Texas's music capital, the city has over 250 live music venues, tour Austin’s historic district by foot and this evening watch the nightly ritual of bats emerging from Congress Avenue Bridge at Sunset.

Overnights (2): Austin - Radisson Austin

Day 4 – Austin

Visit the State Capitol, University of Texas and surrounding hill country before a night of live music with great Texas cuisine.

Day 5 - Austin - Fredericksburg (78 miles)

Head towards Texas Hill Country and the strong German influenced town of Fredericksburg. take a wine tour and tastings and visit quaint shops with dinner tonight in one of the towns German restaurants.

Overnight (1): Fredericksburg - Fredericksburg Inn

Day 6 & 7 - Fredericksburg - Bandera (49 miles)

Travel this morning to Dixie Dude Ranch in Bandera, Texas. For over 75 years, a Texas Hill Country vacation at Dixie Dude Ranch in Bandera, Texas has been a tradition for visitors from all over the world. This Texas guest ranch is the perfect Western getaway to unwind, relax, and simply put the stresses of everyday life on hold. Activities include two horseback rides per day, fishing and a large pool.  Also available are outdoor activities such as basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, ping-pong, tetherball and washers. Explore the ranch on our hiking trails, hunt for fossils and arrowheads or check out their century-old barn and Range War Cemetery.

Overnights (2): Bandera - Dixie Dude Ranch includes 3 meals a day - no Sunday evening meals or arrival on a Sunday.

Day 8 - Bandera - San Antonio (54 miles)

Arrive in the Historical Texas City of San Antonio where the infamous Battle of Alamo took place. Take a stroll this early evening along the Riverwalk and take dinner in one of the many Spanish-Mexican influenced restaurants or even take to the water on one of its floating eateries.

Overnights (2): San Antonio - Menger Hotel

Day 9 - San Antonio

Today, learn about the history of Mission San Antonio de Valero, more commonly known as "The Alamo". The Alamo was founded in 1718 as the first mission in San Antonio, serving as a way station between east Texas and Mexico. In 1836, decades after the mission had closed, the Alamo became an inspiration and a motivation for liberty during the Texas Revolution. For 13 days in 1836, close to 200 Texan defenders held the Alamo from over one thousand Mexican troops, led by General Santa Anna. The most famous of the defenders, William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett, died fighting overwhelming odds for freedom.

Day 10 & 11 - San Antonio - Corpus Christi (143 miles)

Head towards the Texas coast today and to the city of Corpus Christi. Spend some time on Padre Island National Seashore. this spectacular expanse remains home to the largest remaining natural barrier island in the world. The Padre Island National Seashore hosts a variety of wildlife such as birds and sea turtles. Visit USS Lexington, known as "The Blue Ghost" this World War Two aircraft carrier served right through to 1991. Learn about life as Naval Aviator or Seaman through interactive displays, aircraft and walk through the gangways.

Overnights (2): Corpus Christi - Emerald Beach Hotel

Day 12 - Corpus Christi - Houston (211 miles)

Follow the Gulf of Mexico North today and en route to Houston, visit the City of Galveston and the Johnston Space Centre where you can learn about life on board the International Space Station, view artefacts from missions past and see the future of Spaceflight before taking the short drive to Houston city centre.

Overnight (1): Houston - Hotel Derek

Day 13 - Houston - UK

Take a morning tour through Houston before returning your car to Houston Airport and checking in for your flights home,

Day 14 - Arrive UK

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Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled flights with United Airlines from Heathrow or Manchester
  • Airport taxes Security charges and the Air Passenger Duty
  • 12 nights accommodation, room only
  • 14 days fully inclusive hire of an intermediate car with unlimited mileage, LDW, LIS, Sales Tax, Airport Fees, VLF and Local Surcharges
  • Itinerary, maps and detailed driving instructions

Not Included:

  • Meals
  • Fuel for hire car
  • Airport transfers 
  • Road tolls if applicable
  • One way drop charge for Car Rental – approx. $150 plus tax payable locally 
  • Extra charge applies to renters under 25 years of age
  • Hotel Parking charges if applicable
  • Entrance fees to National Parks, attractions, activities and excursions
  • Weekend flight supplements Friday-Sunday £30 each way


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