With its large size and diversity, Texas locals say, “Texas, it’s like a whole other country.” On this tour through the Lone Star State, you’ll discover its major cities—Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston—and some of its historic landmarks, museums, and must-see sights before crossing into Louisiana for time in Lafayette and New Orleans. Highlights of this Texas tour include a behind-the-scenes tram tour of the Johnson Space Center, home to NASA and the U.S. Space Program. Witness engineers, scientists, and astronauts as they shape the future of space exploration, and visit the Historic Apollo Mission Control, where the NASA team monitored nine Gemini and all Apollo missions. The San Fernando Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in the United States. Take a private, narrated cruise down the San Antonio River through the picturesque River Walk area and enjoy a cruise through Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin. In Fredericksburg, stroll the historic district shopping, pursuing one-of-a-kind, eclectic shops, art galleries, and museums. History buffs will be fascinated at the Sixth Floor Museum, the location from which Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly shot President John F. Kennedy. At the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park and Texas White House, hear the story of Johnson’s life. Also visit the Bob Bullock State History Museum that tells the “Story of Texas.” In North Texas Horse Country, visit a real working horse ranch with a knowledgeable local guide for a true authentic experience. Of course, no history buff can leave Texas without visiting the Alamo.All of this and much more await you on this Texas tour. For the value-minded traveler, there’s no better way to visit the Lone Star State!
- VALUE VACATION
DALLASSightseeing with Local Guide in North Texas Horse Country; visit a working horse ranch; Dallas sightseeing; visit the Sixth Floor MuseumFORT WORTHVisit the Fort Worth Stockyards; watch a longherd cattle drive; visit the Texas Cowboy Hall of FameAUSTINVisit the Bob Bullock State History Museum; sightseeingSAN ANTONIOSightseeing with Local Guide; San Fernando Cathedral; visit the Alamo; River Walk; enjoy a private narrated cruise on the San Antonio River WalkLYNDON B. JOHNSON NATIONAL HISTORIC PARKVisit the home of the 36th U.S. presidentHOUSTONSightseeing; visit the Johnson Space CenterLAFAYETTECruise through the Atchafalaya BasinNEW ORLEANSSightseeing with Local Guide
Tour Departure Info & Price
Price Details US
Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single Room Supplement:$785Triple Room Reduction per person:$200Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.
- deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi.
WALKER, PHILIP Escorting tours for more than 11 years
Philip has been a Tour Director with the Globus Family of Brands since 2008. His tour focus includes National Parks of the Western US as well as Texas and Louisiana. Philip has also done extensive summer work in Alaska as well as extended travels to Belize and Costa Rica. Philip¿s background includes Sales, Event/Artist Management, Cruise Ship Emcee/Activity Coordinator and Cruise Directing. His education includes a BBA in Business Management from Ole Miss, International Tour Management Institute Certification, Fire Behavior 130-S90 (prescribed fire training) and LEED, Green Associate Certification. When off the road, he enjoys helping manage the family conservation ranch in far West Texas. Hobbies include range restoration, Scuba, kayaking and wildlife conservation.