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  • San Antonio

    Home of the Alamo, San Antonio is a blend of Mexican flair and Texan charm.

    • San Antonio Riverwalk


    • Alamo


    • Arneson River Theatre


    • Fiesta Noche del Rio Dancers


    • Japanese Tea Garden


    • Six Flags Fiesta Texas


    • Tex Mex Dining


    • La Villita


    • Buckhorn Museum Saloon


    • Hill Country


    • San Antonio Spurs Basketball


    • Pearl Brewery District


    One of the most famous landmarks in North America, The Alamo, is located in the heart of downtown San Antonio. This UNESCO World Heritage site, is steeped in history of the bloody battles between Texas and Mexico and the famous last stand of the Texan army against a marauding Mexican army. No trip to Texas is complete without a tour of the Alamo and its history. The resting place of Davy Crockett, William Travis and James Bowie is also located in San Antonio at the San Fernando Cathedral, a short stroll from the Alamo.

    The San Antonio River Walk is a verdant oasis of cypress-lined paved paths, arched stone bridges and lush landscapes. It gently winds through the city center, providing easy access to the city’s cultural hot spots and historic sites as well as shops, restaurants and other attractions. The Riverwalk comes alive at night with many restaurants and bars having seating along the riverside offering you the opportunity to take in the atmosphere.

    Enjoy the sights and flavors of old Mexico at Historic Market Square. Explore over 100 locally owned shops and stalls, all at a festive indoor mall famously described as the largest Mexican market outside Mexico.

    La Villita Historic Arts Village along the banks of the San Antonio River offers a combination of art galleries, distinctive shops and fine dining experiences in a historically significant setting.

    For those seeking a little more adventure, San Antonio is home to Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme park and also a SeaWorld and Aquatica water park. 

    Just a short drive out of San Antonio is the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Rolling green hills, stunning blue lakes and bluebonnets are staples of the incredible landscape. Visit one of the many towns in the Hill Country area and learn about the German heritage of this area, or perhaps visit a winery in one of the upcoming wine regions of the USA. 

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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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      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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  • Texas Sights, Sands & Saddles

    Begins in Dallas, Texas and ends in Houston, Texas

    15 Days / 14 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
    • Cowboy


    • Longhorn Cattle


    • Austin


    • Horse Riding


    • Capitol Building, Austin


    • Riverwalk, San Antonio



    Arrive Dallas

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Dallas. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel where you will spend the first two nights of your Texas adventure. The ninth largest city in the United States, Dallas offers great shopping, dining and entertainment to its visitors, and is home to the Dallas Art District boasting numerous museums and galleries. We suggest a visit to the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, located at the very spot from where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly shot John F Kennedy. The museum examines the life and death of the much loved former president.

    Hotel: Fairmont Dallas



    Fort Worth

    It’s a short 30 minute drive today as you head towards the cowboy city of Fort Worth. Experience the wonderful art galleries in the city’s Cultural District, enjoy shopping in the 35-block Sundance Square, visit the Fort Worth Zoo and immerse yourself into true cowboy culture at the Stockyards National Historic District. After buying your own Stetson and spurred boots we recommend you visit Billy Bob’s, the world’s largest honkytonk, where a live rodeo takes places every Friday and Saturday night.

    Hotel: Hilton Fort Worth



    Ranching in Graham

    It's just an hour and a half drive east to Graham. The quaint Texan towns and beautifully scenic vistas en route make it a pleasurable journey. We've allowed three nights at Wildcatter Ranch as there is so much to keep you entertained. Your stay includes a horseback trail ride each day, crossing some of the ranch's beautiful 1,500 acres, as well as either archery or skeet shooting each afternoon. In addition, you can feed the Longhorns their breakfasts, canoe Conner Creek, hike the trails or just relax by the pool. Breakfast and dinner at Wildcatter Steakhouse is also included.

    Hotel: Wildcatter Ranch




    Today’s drive takes you south to Austin; the state capital, 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: The Driskill



    San Antonio

    Leaving the vibrant state capital behind, make the short journey to San Antonio where we have allowed three nights 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. San Antonio is a very pretty city with lots of character and attractions for its visitors.

    Hotel: Omni La Mansion Del Rio




    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 of passion for outer space comes to life.

    Hotel: Omni Houston


    Journey home

    Time for some last minute relaxation before making your way to Houston Airport, to return your rental car and checking in for your flight back to the UK.


    From £2918 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.

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