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  • Houston

    America's fourth-largest city is a cosmopolitan destination, filled with world-class dining, arts, hotels, shopping and nightlife. Houston, is also the nucleus of the nation's space programme.

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    • Downtown Houston

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    • Independence Plaza at Houston Space Centre

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    • Battleship Texas

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    • Inn at Dos Brisas

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    • Mural Downtown

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    • Reliant Stadium

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    • Houston Astros

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    This sprawling city hums with the energy and independent spirit that turned it from swampland into the fourth-largest city in the U.S. Everything is big, from the towering skyscrapers to the city's prominence in aerospace, oil, shipping and finance. Even the architecture makes big, bold statements, like the medical center towers that resemble two giant syringes.

    A thriving business center, the city has become increasingly cosmopolitan, with an influx of diverse ethnic groups and a strong emphasis on the arts. Opera, ballet, symphony and theater are all top-notch, and museums abound.

    The midday heat is easily escaped inside the numerous attractions and shopping areas, particularly in the pedestrian-friendly 6.5-mile underground city or Galleria, the city’s holy grail of retail. Have lunch there and take the kids to its own indoor ice-rink.

    Since you're in the place that broadcast man's first step on the moon, you may want to pay a visit to Space Center Houston, where you'll be whisked into outer space through simulations and films. Once back on earth, you can hop on the tram to the complex's NASA/Johnson Space Center to watch astronauts and engineers at work and in training.

    Take time to explore the eclectic, culture-filled neighborhoods, gallery spaces and attractions, which offer diverse flavours, whether it be downtown, Chinatown, Galleria, Clearlake , River Oak , Montrose or other great neighborhoods.

    With 10,000 restaurants representing cuisine from more than 70 countries and American regions, Houston's restaurant scene is as ethnically diverse as its more than 4-million residents. With so many options, it's not surprising that visitors leave the city with plenty of good things to say about dining in Houston.

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      If you fancy staying on a ranch in Texas, you can choose from a guest ranch (more like a hotel with riding), a working ranch (where you can get stuck in with the ranch hands) or a traditional dude ranch (somewhere between the two!).

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      No visit to San Antonio, Texas is complete without a visit to The Alamo and a meander along the Riverwalk with its array of bars and restaurants, many of which have live entertainment in the evenings.

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      No visit to Houston is complete without a trip to the NASA Space Centre. Admission is also included in the Houston City Pass.

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      Explore the German heritage of Texas' Hill Country region, by visiting the shops and attractions of historic Fredericksburg. Feast on German fare and music at the famous Oktoberfest in late September.

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      Discover world famous BBQ food in Austin at Franklins BBQ restaurant. Should you not be a fan of BBQ food, then sample one of the many food trucks around the city.

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      See 'America's Team', the Dallas Cowboys American Football team at the AT & T Stadium in Arlington. Contact us for details on tickets.

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      Friday night is Rodeo night in Bandera throughout the summer months. Make sure you don't miss the opportunity to see real cowboys taking part in events such as roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

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  • A Texas Adventure

    Begins in Austin, Texas and ends in Houston, Texas

    13 Days/12 Nights

    Departures: Year round

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Bandera Saloon

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    • Downtown Austin

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    • Austin City Hall

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    • Downtown Fredericksburg

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    • Lukenbach

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    • The Alamo, San Antonio

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    • San Antonio Riverwalk

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    • Houston Mural

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    • Museum of Science, Houston

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    • Kemah Boadwalk, Houston

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    Day
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    Arrive Austin

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Austin. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel where you will spend the first three nights of this Texas adventure.

    Hotel: Fairmont Austin

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    Austin

    Austin is the state capital and renowned for its lively music scene. Country, rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz and Latin can be heard throughout nearly 200 music venues. By day, explore the history of Texas State at The Texas Bob Bullock Texas State Museum and take a stroll around Ladybird Lake. By night, sample barbeque and Tex-Mex culinary specialities at a wide choice of restaurants, and watch the nightly spectacle where around 750,000 bats swarm from the Congress Bridge at sunset.

    Hotel: Fairmont Austin

    80Mi/128Km

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    Fredericksburg

    Leaving the big city behind, you will drive west to the historic town of Fredericksburg where you will experience a very different pace of life. This beautiful town is nestled in stunning Hill Country; in the heart of Wine Country, with a vibrant art and live music scene. Perhaps during your stay, you may choose to take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through the iconic historic district or spend the afternoon wine tasting on 290 Wine Road. We also recommend a visit to Downtown Lukenbach, which consists of just three buildings - a ramshackle tavern/general store, a blacksmith shop and an old-time dance hall - but this is also where Willie Nelson wrote a number of his songs, bringing it to fame.

    Hotel: Hoffman Haus

    51Mi/82Km

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    Bandera (Ranching)

    Today you will make the short drive to the Cowboy Capital of the World - Bandera, where you'll enjoy a two night stay at a traditional cowboy ranch. Wake up with a horseback ride to a cowboy cook-out breakfast, or stay at the corral where traditional meals are served. Mayan offers numerous daytime activities, and in the evening you can enjoy music and entertainment at the ranch or in nearby downtown, which has traditional-styled saloons and even a line-dancing hall. Two horseback rides are included daily, with horses suitable for beginners and intermediate riders.

    Hotel: Mayan Dude Ranch

    53Mi/85Km

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    San Antonio

    Leaving cowboy country behind, it is just a short and scenic journey to San Antonio. This city boasts so many attractions and experiences that we have allowed three nights for you to enjoy this popular area. Discover the iconic Alamo on a historic city tour, sample original Tex-Mex cuisine, experience the largest Mexican market north of the Rio Grande and explore the famous River Walk; a network of cobblestone paths that run along the river connecting cafes, hotels, shops and theatres.

    Hotel: Omni La Mansion del Rio

    197Mi/317Km

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    Houston

    Get ready for another big city experience, as today you journey east to the USA’s fourth largest city; Houston. Comprising a number of distinct districts, enjoy world-class ballet, opera and performing arts in city’s Theatre District, visit the many museums in the Museum District, and indulge at Houston Galleria; one of America’s largest shopping malls in the Galleria District. We suggest you visit the NASA Space Center Houston where America’s fascinating history and passion for outer space comes to life. En route, perhaps call at Kemah Broadwalk's amusement park. This quaint little waterfront village area offers a number of restaurants lining the stunning marina.

    Hotel: Aloft Houston Downtown

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    Journey home

    Time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing, before making your way to Houston Airport, returning your rental car and checking in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2532 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    A one way drop off charge on the car hire is not included and payable locally.

  • NASA Space Center and Kemah Boardwalk Tour, Houston

    Houston, Texas

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    • NASA Space Center, Houston

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    • Saturn V Space Rocket

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    • Kemah Broadwalk

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    • Theme park at Kemah Broadwalk

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    See Houston's top attractions on a full-day tour in a climate-controlled vehicle, that combines a sightseeing tour with visits to the NASA Space Center and Kemah Boardwalk. Start with a 1.5-hour city tour that covers landmarks such as Minute Maid Park, The Toyota Center, and River Oaks. Next, take a tram tour of the NASA Space Center and have free time to browse the exhibits. Finally, go to Kemah Boardwalk for dinner (own expense) at your choice of restaurant. Includes snacks, dinner appetizer, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.

    • Full-day NASA Space Center and Kemah Boardwalk tour
    • See Houston landmarks on a city tour with live commentary
    • Take a guided NASA Space Center tram that goes to Mission Control, Training Facility, and Rocket Park
    • Purchase a meal or visit the amusement park at Kemah Boardwalk (own expense)
    • Includes guide, entrance fees, snacks, appetizer at Kemah Boardwalk, and hotel pickup and drop-off

    Duration: 8 hours

    Prices

    From £116 per adult

    From £86 per child (aged 3-11)

    Houston from Below: Underground Tunnel Tour

    Houston, Texas

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    • Houston from Below: Underground Tunnel Tour

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    • Underground shopping centre

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    • Underground tunnels

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    Walking through the streets of Houston is pretty special but did you know that there is a whole underground system of tunnels below the city? This Houston tour will take you through the city, over and underground, until you get to know the city from every angle.

    • Discover Houston's underground Tunnel System with a local guide
    • Explore the newest and oldest tunnel sections that are open to the public
    • Learn about the history of Houston through its architecture and art
    • See beautiful art deco treasures and sculptures by world-famous artists and learn how Houston’s 7 miles of pedestrian tunnels came to be.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Prices

    From £36 per adult

    From £26 per child (aged 6-11)

    Private Houston Sightseeing Tour

    Houston, Texas

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    • Houston Skyline with Minute Maid Park

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    • Market Square

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    • Hermann Park Guided Train

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    • McGoven Gardens

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    • Houston Muriel

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    • We Love Houston

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    Explore Houston on a private 4.5-hour sightseeing tour that provides a comprehensive introduction to this huge Texas city. Learn about Houston's history as you see Minute Maid Park, Market Square, Midtown, City Hall, Houston Astrodome, George Bush Monument, Toyota Center, NRG Stadium, The Texas Medical Center, and more. Includes a 20-minute narrated train ride through Hermann Park that provides a close look at the landscape and cultural institutions like the Houston Zoo and Houston Museum of Natural Science.  If you prefer, skip the train ride for a stop at a pastry shop the glamorous Uptown neighborhood.

    • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
    • Family friendly
    • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
    • Free snacks included
    • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

    Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

    Prices

    From £131 per adult

    From £79 per child (aged) 3-11)

    Houston Hop-On Sightseeing Tour

    Houston, Texas

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    • Houston Hop-On Sightseeing Tour

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    • Museum of Natural Science, Houston

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    • Houston Skyline with Minute Maid Park

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    • Houston Muriel

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    • We Love Houston

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    See the historical highlights and cultural delights of Houston on this 75-minute loop, hop-on sightseeing tour.  Enjoy unobstructed views and listen to fascinating audio commentary as you cruise past important landmarks like the historic City Hall and Houston Zoo. See popular attractions like Market Square, Downtown Aquarium and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, hopping off to explore further whenever an attraction captures your attention. Rejoin the tour at a time to suit your schedule at any conveniently located stops along the route.

    • Hop-on sightseeing tour of Houston
    • Enjoy great views of Houston from the open-top, double-decker bus
    • See the historic downtown, Market Square Park, Hermann Park, Chase Tower and more
    • Hop off the bus to visit the lively Museum District, Theater District or Houston Heritage Society
    • Take the family to see a variety of critters at the Houston Zoo or Downtown Aquarium
    • Learn about Houston’s history and sights from live commentary by an onboard guide

    Duration: 75 minutes

    Prices

    From £36 per adult (aged 12-64)

    From £31 per adult (aged 65+)

    From £25 per child (aged 3-11)

    Haunted Houston Walking Tour

    Houston, Texas

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    • Haunted Houston Walking Tour

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    The Haunted Houston Ghost Tour is a family friendly activity that will take you on a walking tour that explores the fascinating history and ghosts of the city. A costumed guide will lead tour goers on a 1.5-2 hour journey through downtown Houston and reveal some of its most famous and creepy haunted stories. Each tour will be equipped with an EMF reader so we know where the ghosts are lurking! Visit several of the oldest buildings in Houston and walk its historic streets, where the past may not be as buried as it seems.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Prices

    From £17 per person

    Segway Tours of Houston

    Houston, Texas

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    • Houston's Stadium and Entertainment Tour

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    • Houston City Lights Tour

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    Historic Houston Small-Group Segway Tour

    See more Houston sights in less time with this Houston Segway tour. Hit up top Houston sights such as Main Street, the Wortham Theater Center, and more, all while learning about Houston history and culture from your guide. It’s a great orientation for first-time visitors, especially because the tour is limited to just seven people or fewer so you have plenty of chances to ask questions.

    • Houston sightseeing tour by Segway
    • Orient yourself in Houston: see top sights and hear stories
    • Small-group tour limited to seven people or fewer
    • All equipment included—no need to rent

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Houston's Stadium and Entertainment District Segway Tour

    Discover the busy plazas, futuristic skyscrapers, and beautiful parks of downtown Houston on this fun Segway tour. Accompanied by a local guide, travel much further than you could on a walking tour, and make plenty of stops to admire the views and take photos. Along the way, stop at landmarks including the Houston Convention Center, Enterprise Plaza, and Wells Fargo Plaza; glide down Main Street and around Discovery Green; and see sporting stadiums belonging to the Houston Astros and Houston Rockets.

    • Magnificent photo opportunities in downtown Houston
    • Choice of morning or afternoon tour departure
    • No experience necessary: full instruction provided
    • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

    Duration: 2 hours

    Houston City Lights Segway Tour

    This segway tour takes place in the late evening and is the perfect idea for anyone wanting to explore downtown Houston after most of the downtown business traffic has gone home for the day. Glide with your tour guide past famous landmarks, historic plazas, and unique art displays. What makes the Houston segway tour unique is its focus on the theatre district and Houston’s scenic downtown parks. Your tour will glide to Sam Houston park, where you will get incredible views of the Houston skyline, Market Square Park, Tranquility Park, Houston’s City Hall, and Herman Square to name a few.

    • Informative, friendly and professional guide
    • Great overview and orientation of the city
    • See the sights illuminated at night
    • Small group tour

    Duration: 2 hours

     

    Prices

    Historic Houston Small-Group Segway Tour

    From £43 per person

    Houston's Stadium and Entertainment District Segway Tour

    From £54 per person

    Houston City Lights Segway Tour

    From £65 per person

    *Minimum age is 14 years*

    Houston Foodie Tours

    Houston, Texas

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    • Houston Foodie Tour

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    • Delicious local cuisine

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    • Gourmet Foods

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    The Heights Food Tour

    Houston Heights is an up–and–coming neighborhood that visitors often miss. Discover the area’s history and culture on a food tour that stops at a variety of mom–and–pop shops, eateries, and markets loved by locals. Your guide, who eliminates the hassle of planning and navigating on your own, gives you inside tips and recommendations for the rest of your visit.

    Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

    Downtown Houston Food Tour

    There’s plenty for foodies to get excited about in Houston, with some excellent restaurants, tasty street food, and cuisine from all around the globe. On this walking tour, explore the north Downtown area of Houston and discover the culinary highlights of the warehouse district, Market Square Park, and Main Street. Stop along the way to sample a selection of local favorites, regional specialties, and artisan foods, including Tex-Mex, Greek, and Spanish dishes.

    • Explore Downtown Houston on a guided walking tour
    • Sample delicious Houstonian delicacies, Tex-Mex dishes, and Spanish tapas
    • Receive tips on where to drink and dine in Houston from a local guide
    • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

    Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

    Montrose Dine Around

    Montrose is one of Houston’s most atmospheric neighborhoods and home to a diverse selection of restaurants, serving cuisine from all around the globe. On this tour, tuck into a delicious 3-course dinner with each course served at a different restaurant. Each destination is a popular local establishment and dishes might include Mexican, Italian, and local Houstonian specialties, ensuring a rich and varied dining experience.

    • Explore Houston’s Montrose neighborhood with a local guide
    • Delicious 3-course progressive dinner including local and international cuisine
    • Enjoy a starter, main course, and dessert at three popular local restaurants
    • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

    Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

     

    Prices

    The Heights Food Tour & Downtown Houston Food Tour

    From £65 per person 

    Montrose Dine Around

    From £89 per person

    *Children aged 0-6 - Free of Charge*

    Old Town Houston Historic Pub Tour

    Houston, Texas

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    • Small group tours

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    • Historic bar stop

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    Old Town Houston Historic Pub Tour

    Houston, we have a problem: there are just too many good pubs in our city. Join this Houston tour to visit a bar that doubles as a tailor shop by day, a watering hole in a 1920s watch and jewelry company, and a bar that features the very first electric elevator in Texas. Fun guaranteed, hangovers optional.

    • Explore Old Town Houston on a 3-hour historic pub walking tour
    • Enjoy stories about Houston’s history and culture from your guide
    • Stop by four local bars located in some of the city's oldest buildings
    • Mingle with your fellow travelers over some drinks (own expense)
    • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

    Duration: 3 hours

    Prices

    Old Town Houston Historic Pub Tour

    From £36 per adult

    *Minimum age of 21 years*