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13 day self drive itinerary

The Great Texas Escape

Experience a taste of Texas

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Texas has it all; from Wild West adventures and big city lights, to small-town simplicity, unique culinary traditions and miles upon miles of white sand beaches. You will get a real sense of all what the USA's second largest state has to offer as you combine some of the Lone Star State's top cities with the beautiful Gulf Coast on this 13 day adventure. Start your journey in the Wild West flavoured city of Fort Worth, known as the 'City of Cowboys and Culture' before hitting the open road and heading on down to the vibrant yet laid back city of Austin, a mecca for live music. Cross through the picturesque Texas Hills Country as you make your way further south to San Antonio to experience the rich TexMex heritage of this beautiful city. Spend a couple of days unwinding on the Gulf shores of Galveston before heading back up to cosmopolitan Houston and Dallas to complete your Texan adventure. 

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Explore Fort Worth, the City of Cowboys and Culture
  • Visit Live Music Capital of the World, Austin
  • Stroll along San Antonio's famous River Walk
  • Sink your toes into the sand at Galveston
  • Discover NASA's Space Center Houston
  • Journey to Dallas, a city built on dreams

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
13 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private basis
Included
  • International flights
  • 12 nights hotel accommodation
  • Car hire
Not included
  • Car insurance (including any applicable one way drop off fees or insurance)
  • Meals or excursions unless specified
  • Park entrance fees (if applicable)
  • Ferry charges (if applicable)
  • Fort Worth

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Sundance Square shopping and dining
    • Explore the Water Gardens
    • See the cattle drive at Stockyards National Historic District
    • Visit the Cultural District museums
    • Learn to line dance at Billy Bob's Texas Honky-tonk
  • Austin

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Take a tour of the Texas State Capitol
    • Grab a bite to eat from one of Austin's famous food trucks
    • Kayak or canoe on Lady Bird Lake
    • Hit the bars along the vibrant 6th Street entertainment district for live music
    • Stop in at the unique stores along South Congress avenue
  • San Antonio

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Visit the famous Alamo site
    • Explore the Mission Trail UNESCO World Heritage Sites
    • Wind your way along the RiverWalk
    • Head to the shops at Historic Market Square
    • Enjoy world class dining one of the restaurant at the Historic Pearl Brewery
  • Houston

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Visit Space Center Houston
    • Stroll through the historic Heights District
    • Explore the Museum District's cultural instituions
    • Hit the bars and Honky-tonks in Downtown Houston
    • Get your photo taken at Water Wall before hitting the shops at the Galleria
  • Dallas

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Explore the life of JFK at the Sixth Floor Museum
    • Stroll through Pioneer Plaza
    • Enjoy the bars and restaurants in the Deep Ellum district
    • Shop 'til you drop at the Galleria or the boutiques in Bishop Arts district
    • Catch a Dallas Cowboys game at the AT&T Stadium