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Saddle Up To Texas

From €2247pp adult, €647pp child
Depart From
Fly from Shannon
Departure Date
04 Aug 2018 - 15 Aug 2018
Alternative dates available on request
Duration
9 Nights
Destination
Texas
Price
From €2247pp adult, €647pp child
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Fly from Shannon to Texas and spend ten days exploring the Lone Star State.

Enjoy this Texas self-drive adventure, kicking off in Dallas then continuing on to a working cattle ranch.

You'll stay at the ranch, complete with cowboy breakfasts and horseback rides before moving on to some of St Antonio' s most popular sites. Visit the Alamo- home to the famous 1836 battle which gave birth to the state of Texas.

Enjoy the beautiful beaches along the Gulf Coast in Corpus Christi, before continuing to Houston. 

Visit the Space Centre Houston, Gateway to the NASA Johnson Space Center, and walk inside the massive Skylab Trainer Module where astronauts first trained for life in space.

See multiple flown spacecraft including Gemini V, Faith 7 and Apollo 17. Touch one of the few moon rocks on earth available to the public inside the Lunar Vault.

On your final night in Houston, enjoy dinner in the Historic District, then enjoy a leisurely morning before heading home.

DAY 1: Arrive Dallas/Ft. Worth

Tonight, head to Trinity Groves. Trinity Groves is like a dining theme park. Located in a unique outdoor / indoor setting, the choices are many- from a gourmet hot dog spot to a tavern featuring locally brewed craft beers, from a Latin-Asian fusion place to a four-star modern Spanish tapas restaurant.

DAY 2: Dallas / Fort Worth

Start the day with a tour of AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, and the world's largest domed structure. Visit the players' and Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders' locker rooms and throw a ball on the field.

Then, tour the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame before heading to the Stockyards. The Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District tells the true history of Texas’s famous livestock industry. Watch the cattle drive and take in the Stockyards Rodeo, held every Friday and Saturday night.

DAYS 3- 6: Bandera

Travel south to Bandera and spend the next 3 nights at the Dixie Dude Ranch, an old-time working stock ranch located in the cowboy capital of the world.

Enjoy horseback riding, delicious meals, comfortable accommodations and dude ranch hospitality. Choose from a host of planned activities such as horseback riding , swimming, catch-and-release fishing (gear provided), hiking, hayrides, campfire sing-alongs, dancing and lots of Western fun.

DAY 6: Bandera - San Antonio - Corpus Christi

Stop in San Antonio and take a leisurely boat tour along the riverways that make up the San Antonio River Walk. Then, visit the Alamo. This 300-year-old former Spanish mission turned fortress was home to the famous 1836 battle which gave birth to Texas. Continue to Corpus Christi in the afternoon.

DAYS 7- 9: Corpus Christi

The Gulf Coast of Texas offers beaches, nature tours, parasailing, kayaking, and a host of other family-friendly activities. Visit the Texas State Aquarium and tour the World War II US Naval aircraft carrier USS Lexington featuring a flight simulator and 3D mega theatre.

DAY 9: Houston

Depart Corpus Christi for Houston. Upon arrival, visit the Space Centre Houston, Gateway to the NASA Johnson Space Center.

Walk inside the massive Skylab Trainer Module where astronauts first trained for life in space. See multiple flown spacecraft including Gemini V, Faith 7 and Apollo 17. Touch one of the few moon rocks on earth available to the public inside the Lunar Vault. Take the NASA Tram Tour for a behind the scenes look at the Johnson Space Center.

Enjoy dinner in Houston’s Historic District, where there’s a variety of restaurants for all tastes.

DAY 10: Houston- Departure

Enjoy a leisurely morning for shopping before transfer to airport for your departure flight.

3* + Hotels

  • Fort Worth: Hyatt Place Fort Worth
  • Bandera: Dixie Dude Ranch
  • Corpus Christi: Emerald Beach Hotel
  • Houston: Westin Galleria Houston
  • Cost per adult: €2247
  • Cost per child: €647

Price is per person sharing and includes:

  • Flights and charges from Shannon to Dallas
  • Flights and charges from Houston to Shannon
  • Car hire- Nissan Verso or similar, including:
    • Pickup Dallas Fort Worth drop off Houston
    • Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)
    • Liability Insurance Supplement (LIS)
    • Tax, Airport Concession Recovery Fee, Customer Facility Charge, Vehicle licensing cost recovery, Energy Surcharge, State Surcharge
  • 9 nights accommodation (based on 2 adults/ 2 children sharing a Quad room)
  • All meals and activities during stay at Ranch
  • Self-drive instructructions
  • Information pack at hotel on arrival

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply. 

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