Allbound Holidays

Texas - the Lone Star State

Launch Date : 09/11/18 8:00pm

Meals : 1 breakfasts, 8 continental breakfasts

  • STARTS

    DALLAS

  • DAYS

    12

  • ENDS

    NEW ORLEANS

Vacation Overview

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!

Travel Style

  • VALUE VACATION

City Highlights

DALLAS
Sightseeing with Local Guide in North Texas Horse Country; visit a working horse ranch; Dallas sightseeing; visit the Sixth Floor Museum

FORT WORTH
Visit the Fort Worth Stockyards; watch a longherd cattle drive; visit the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

AUSTIN
Visit the Bob Bullock State History Museum; sightseeing

SAN ANTONIO
Sightseeing with Local Guide; San Fernando Cathedral; visit the Alamo; River Walk; enjoy a private narrated cruise on the San Antonio River Walk

LYNDON B. JOHNSON NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK
Visit the home of the 36th U.S. president

HOUSTON
Sightseeing; visit the Johnson Space Center

LAFAYETTE
Cruise through the Atchafalaya Basin

NEW ORLEANS
Sightseeing with Local Guide

Itinerary

DALLAS. Welcome to Dallas! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
DALLAS. This morning, enjoy a guided tour of North Texas Horse Country, one of the largest concentrations of horse farms in the United States. Visit a real working HORSE RANCH with a knowledgeable local guide for a true authentic experience. See beautiful vistas, relaxing backroads, and the gorgeous countryside—home to a variety of horse breeds and disciplines, including Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreds, Paints, Arabians, Appaloosas, and Warmbloods…they are all here. In the afternoon, return to Dallas for included city sightseeing that features Pioneer Plaza, commemorating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas and cattle to market; the Historic West End; and Dealey Plaza, where history buffs can learn all about that moment in history at the SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM, the location from which the alleged killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, fired the lethal shots on November 22, 1963, that killed President John F. Kennedy.
DALLAS–FORT WORTH. This morning, journey to Fort Worth, a Texas city famous for its unmistakable combination of “cowboys and culture.” Visit the Stockyards National Historic District and get a taste of the true American West. Afterward, meet the drovers/cowboys of the Fort Worth Herd and see a Longhorn cattle drive before visiting the TEXAS COWBOY HALL OF FAME. It’s here that the museum pays tribute to more than 70 cowboys and cowgirls who have excelled in the sport of rodeo, and the Western lifestyle. This evening, return to the Stockyards for free time. Perhaps attending the Fort Worth Rodeo would be of interest? Overnight in Fort Worth.
FORT WORTH–AUSTIN. Visit the BOB BULLOCK STATE HISTORY MUSEUM that tells the “Story of Texas.” Afterward, enjoy a city sightseeing tour that features Austin’s downtown, including historic Sixth Street, the Texas Capitol complex, Governor’s Mansion, and the University of Texas. (CB)
AUSTIN–SAN ANTONIO. A short drive from Austin to the most visited city in Texas: San Antonio, home of the Alamo and the historic River Walk. Upon arrival, sightseeing with a local guide includes visits to the SAN FERNANDO CATHEDRAL, the oldest in the U.S., and downtown’s authentic Mexican marketplace, El Mercado. Afterward, visit the infamous ALAMO. It was here in 1836 that a small band of Texans defended themselves against the Mexican army, and although the Alamo fell, it remains hallowed ground and symbolizes courage and sacrifice for the cause of liberty. End your day back at the River Walk, where Spanish colonial architecture, fountains, and plazas make it one of the city’s most picturesque areas. (CB)
SAN ANTONIO. This morning, a private narrated CRUISE down the San Antonio River through the picturesque River Walk area. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (CB)
SAN ANTONIO–FREDERICKSBURG. Texas Hill Country is home to the LYNDON B. JOHNSON NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK. Discover the story of the 36th president, from his ancestors to his final resting place, at the LBJ Ranch. See and learn about President and Mrs. Johnson’s lives on the LBJ Ranch during a tour of the grounds that includes the Junction School, President Johnson’s reconstructed birthplace. Johnson Family cemetery, and the hangar visitor center that features exhibits, and artifacts. Next, on to Fredericksburg, and time on your own to enjoy this historic town. Spend the afternoon leisurely strolling the historic district shopping, perusing one-of-a-kind, eclectic shops, art galleries, and museums. (CB)
FREDERICKSBURG–HOUSTON. Houston is a city of firsts—home to the first successful human heart transplant, America’s first public television station, and the first word spoken on the Moon. Gain an appreciation for Houston’s rich history on a sightseeing tour of America’s fourth-largest city that includes the Theatre District, which is second only to New York City. You’ll marvel at the world-famous Texas Medical Center, whose 675 acres and 42 nonprofit institutions make it the largest medical complex in the world. Last, but not least, is a visit to one of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods, River Oaks. (CB)
HOUSTON. A special highlight today is a visit to JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, home of NASA and the U.S. Space Program. Be inspired by the wonders of space exploration and go behind the scenes of America’s exciting space program. Be a part of history in the making as you witness engineers, scientists, and astronauts shaping the future of space exploration. With this behind-the-scenes journey, you will also visit the Historic Apollo Mission Control Center, and Saturn V Rocket, the most powerful moon rocket ever built and one of only three moon rockets remaining in the world. (CB)NOTE: The buildings visited on the tram tour are real working areas of Johnson Space Center and are subject to closure without notice.
HOUSTON–LAFAYETTE. A beautiful drive past fertile prairies, delicate marshes, and abundant wildlife takes you to Lafayette, Louisiana. CRUISE through moss-draped cypress trees and winding, waterways of the Atchafalaya Basin swamp lands. Keep an eye out for lurking alligators as you experience one of the most unique wildernesses on earth. (CB)
LAFAYETTE–NEW ORLEANS. This morning journey across Bayou Country into New Orleans, capital of Dixieland and the “City That Care Forgot.” Upon arrival, a guided sightseeing tour focuses on the sights and sounds of New Orleans, featuring French Quarter landmarks, including St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and a visit to a unique above-ground cemetery. Afternoon and evening are at leisure. Breakfast and Dinner
NEW ORLEANS. Your vacation ends this morning. You can extend your vacation in New Orleans with extra nights and a variety of exciting optional activities. (CB)

Tour Departure Info & Price

Name Start- End Date Price Ship Status
The Lone Star State to the French Quarter

06 Jun 2019 -17 Jun 2019

1979

Not Available

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The Lone Star State to the French Quarter

19 Sep 2019 -30 Sep 2019

1979

Not Available

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The Lone Star State to the French Quarter

10 Oct 2019 -21 Oct 2019

1979

Available

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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:
$785

Triple Room Reduction per person:
$200

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Transportation

  • Private
  • deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi.

Tour Director

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.

Accommodation

First-Class


Dallas
Superior Tourist-Class


Austin
Superior Tourist-Class


San Antonio
Superior Tourist-Class


Austin
Superior Tourist-Class


Fredericksburg
Superior Tourist-Class


San Antonio
Superior Tourist-Class


Houston
Superior Tourist-Class


Fredericksburg
First-Class


Lafayette
Superior Tourist-Class


Houston
Moderate First-Class


New Orleans
First-Class


Lafayette
Moderate First-Class


New Orleans