Talkin’ Texan

Multi-Centre Fly-Drive Experience

Trip Highlights

Visit the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, which documents JFK's assassination
Catch a rodeo and see cattle being driven through Fort Worth's Stockyards
See the world's largest bat colony fly from Austin's Congress Avenue Bridge
Hit the saddle on a dude ranch in Bandera, the "Cowboy Capital of the World"
Stroll San Antonio's River Walk and visit iconic mission-turned-fortress, the Alamo

Your Trip Includes

FREE airport to hotel transfer on arrival
FREE tank of fuel

Itinerary in detail

Day 1: Fort Worth
On arrival at Dallas Fort Worth Airport, collect your rental car and make the 25-mile drive to Fort Worth. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this historic district.
Day 2: Dallas/Fort Worth
A great way to sightsee Dallas is to take the JFK Trolley Tour. See the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Place, synonymous with President John F Kennedy’s death, visit Southfork Ranch, immortalised by the TV series, Dallas, then maybe experience a lively Stockyards rodeo.
Day 3: Dallas/Fort Worth – Austin (190 miles)
A morning departure from the Dallas area will have you in Austin by lunchtime, with enough of the day left to tour the Texas state capital by foot, bike, kayak or, for a bit of fun, by Segway, and to witness the sunset activities at “Bat Bridge”.
Day 4: Austin
A full day in Austin to discover the city’s many facets, including the State Capitol building, the University of Texas and the beautiful surrounding hill country. In the evening, you could sample one of the famed truck stops for dinner and then take in a lively music show.
Day 5: Austin – Fredericksburg (78 miles)
Your drive today will allow plenty of time to sample the Texas Hill Country’s famous wineries, before arriving in Fredericksburg. The city’s German heritage is soon apparent when you visit the Pioneer Museum, browse the quaint shops and sample the local fare.
Day 6: Fredericksburg – Bandera (49 miles)
A short drive today will have you in Bandera, the “Cowboy Capital of the World”, where you can spend the rest of the day settling in ahead of your exciting Texas ranch experience.
Day 7: Bandera
A full day to enjoy the many activities of this real working ranch, situated in 725 acres of Texas Hill Country. You will have the chance to go horse riding, fishing, hiking, swimming and at night, if the mood takes you after your hearty dinner, join in campfire sing-alongs.
Day 8: Bandera – San Antonio (54 miles)
An early arrival into historic San Antonio will give you the chance to take a horse-drawn carriage trip or stroll the picturesque River Walk, brimming with shops, restaurants, bars and galleries.
Day 9: San Antonio
A must-see during your free day is the Alamo, the Franciscan mission that became a fortress during the legendary Battle of the Alamo in 1836. You should also take time to visit the Institute of Texan Culture.
Day 10: San Antonio – Corpus Christi (143 miles)
Situated on Texas’s Gulf of Mexico, Corpus Christi is home to the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, and on arrival you should definitely pay a visit and learn the history of this World War II aircraft carrier.
Day 11: Corpus Christi
A day of leisure on the Gulf Coast beaches, with time for horse riding, dolphin watching, swimming or just lazing on the sands venturing into the warm Gulf waters.
Day 12: Corpus Christi – Houston (211 miles)
We recommend an early departure for Houston this morning, allowing for time on arrival to visit Space Centre Houston, where you can watch astronauts training on a behind-the-scenes tour.
Day 13: Houston
After your final Texas breakfast, take a morning tour of downtown Houston, including Texas Avenue and Buffalo Bayou, before heading out to the airport for your onward or return flight.
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