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Best of the Lone Star State

Experience the Best of the Lone Star State on a sweeping tour of Texas. Discover the uniqueness of Texan cities with tours of Dallas, packed with art and culture, the famous San Antonio River Walk, and the Austin State Capitol. We’ll even witness the Wild West during a cattle drive at the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Explore George H.W. Bush’s Presidential Library, visit the Alamo, NASA and more! Enjoy ample free time for exploration and relaxation on this fascinating and fun tour of Texas.

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Day 1 : Arrive in Fort Worth

Arrive in Fort Worth, Texas and check-in to our downtown accommodations.

Day 2 : Dallas

After breakfast at our centrally located hotel, embark on a Dallas city tour complete with major historical buildings, attractions, and places including Dealey Plaza, the birthplace of Dallas and Pioneer Plaza with its massive bronze cattle drive replica as well as the Dallas Police Memorial, Klyde Warren Park, the Arts District, Farmers Market, Thanksgiving Square, famous sculptures, and much more!

Take a self-guided tour of the 6th Floor Museum book depository that explores the life of JFK and his assassination.

In the spirit of Texas’ state motto “Friendship,” we gather together with new friends to enjoy a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 : The Wild West

Begin the day with a visit to Texas’ oldest botanical garden, the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, featuring 23 gardens with thousands of plant species and a 10,000-square-foot conservatory.

We then have time to explore historic stockyards where “the West began,” the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District being an embodiment of the Western way and heritage. With its original brick walkways and wooden corrals, every inch of the district reveals history of the famous Texan livestock industry.

We see The West come to life with a cattle drive as the Fort Worth Herd are rounded up down the street.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 : George H.W. Bush Collections

Enjoy some morning sunshine at the Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, Texas where we may shop, visit the gardens, lounge on the lawn, and choose lunch from an exciting variety of food trucks.

From there we head to College Station and visit our 41st president George H.W. Bush's Presidential Library where we learn about his fascinating life and presidency through exclusive film footage, photographs, artifacts, and documents.

Traveling farther south into the heart of Texas this evening, we later arrive in Austin and settle in for a two-night stay.


Day 5 : Austin

Today we experience Austin, the state capital of Texas. Start the day at the Bob Bullock Museum where we are immersed with Texan culture through film, stories and other historical artifacts.

We then tour the charming State Capitol.

Spend the evening exploring, grabbing dinner, and enjoying the famously eccentric Texan city.


Day 6 : San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio bound, we shift gears with a morning visit to the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site in Stonewall, dedicated to his leadership.

After a dose of natural wonder on the ranch, we arrive in San Antonio where we check-in to our hotel for two nights.

This evening, enjoy a narrated cruise along the Paseo Del Rio Canal where we witness a phenomenal network of city parks and walkways perched on the banks of the San Antonio River. Located one story beneath the city streets, this famous River Walk defines San Antonio with its natural beauty, public art, restaurants, bars, shops, and historic missions.


Day 7 : The Alamo

Get a break from the Texan sun with a morning IMAX Movie matinee about the battle at the Alamo.

Then, witness the Alamo itself with a guided audio-tour, appreciating the architectural beauty and cultural significance of the famous historic Spanish mission, now with its chapel dubbed the “Shrine of Texas Liberty,” a bold symbol of the Texas Revolution.

We top the afternoon off with a factory tour of SAS Shoes to see how they make the “most comfortable shoes in the world.”

Enjoy unstructured time in San Antonio this evening with your choices in dinner, exploration, and relaxation.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 : Houston

Our final day of Texan fun brings us to Houston where we get to enjoy time at NASA! Experience the tram tour, movies, and exhibits that showcase history and the Houston Space Center’s scientific leadership as a top international tourist attraction, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and a Smithsonian Affiliate.

Savor a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner before parting ways with new friends.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 : Arrive Home

Arrive home with fantastic memories from the Lone Star State.

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  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 3 nights in Fort Worth
  • 2 nights in Austin
  • 2 nights in San Antonio
  • 1 night in Houston

Attractions & Highlights

  • Dallas city tour
  • Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
  • Fort Worth Botanical Gardens
  • Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
  • Cattle Drive at Fort Worth Stockyards
  • Magnolia Market at the Silos
  • George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
  • Bob Bullock Museum
  • Austin State Capitol tour
  • Leisure time in Austin
  • Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site
  • Paseo Del Rio Canal riverboat cruise
  • Alamo IMAX Movie
  • The Alamo
  • SAS Shoes factory tour
  • Leisure time in San Antonio
  • NASA Johnson Space Center

11 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner

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