Simply Texas & The Big Easy
Tour Duration 10 Nights - From £2049*
On Travelling Time’s Texas & The Big Easy Tour, we take you on a wonderful trip around five of the best known cities in Texas, before heading to "The Big Easy" New Orleans, Louisiana! No tour around the Lone Star State would be complete without seeing Dallas, Foet Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston. Each city has its own identity and we make sure you have time to explore and see the best attractions. Then we'll leave Texas behind and travel through Louisiana to New Orleans to enjoy a combination of music, history & fun!
DAY BY DAY TOUR ITINERARY
After you arrive at the hotel, after check-in, you will be able to meet your fellow travellers for a welcome drink at the hotel bar.
After breakfast, we will travel to downtown Dallas and pay a visit to the 6th Floor Museum and book depository (admission not included) and Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas! Then, you will have the option to travel with the group to Southfork Ranch - Home of TV's favourite Oil Family - The Ewings.
This evening we will take you to Billy Bob's Texas - the worlds largest honky-tonk!
Today it's a visit to Fort Worth's Stockyards - see a cattle drive and so much more! Have a meal at JR Ewings Favourite restaurant "Cattlemens Steakhouse" and enjoy free time to explore Fort Worth Stockyards!
We will also spend some time relaxing in Sundance Square!
As we wave goodbye to Dallas, we travel to Austin - not just the capital of Texas, but Austin is also home to some of the largest music events and festivals in the world, including South by Southwest, Austin City Limits, The Urban Music Festival, and the Pachange Festival.
If you ever wondered why Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World - it's because Austin has more live music venues per capita than anywhere else in the nation.
So after a city tour this afternoon, you will be able to spend the rest of our time listening to everything from blues, indie rock, country to jazz and more. at almost any time. With Austin’s nearly 250 live music venues you can catch a show any time on any day.
More free time to discover what and who made Austin famous... In American music history, Austin has helped start or grow the careers of big-time artists like Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Willie Nelson. A stroll on 6th Street can turn up music in some unexpected places - so keep your eyes open! Threadgills and Stubb's BBQ are highly recommended for great food and live music.
Today we will travel to San Antonio and visit the Alamo (admission not included) - where in December 1835 during the war for Texas Independence from Mexico, a group of Texan volunteers led overwhelmed the Mexican garrison at the Alamo and took control of San Antonio.
We will continue our day by spending some time on San Antonio's River Walk followed by free time to enjoy this wonderful city.
OverNight in San Antonio
After breakfast, we will travel to Houston and pay a visit to the NASA Space Centre (Optional)
After relaxing a while at our hotel we will take you into downtown Houston so you can explore and enjoy a leisurely dinner and the City's top night spots.
Overnight in Houston
Today we bid a fond farewell to Houston and make our way to The Big Easy - New Orleans Louisiana After our arrival in New Orleans - you will have free time to enjoy yourself in the French Quarter and Bourbon Street!
Enjoy exploring all that this vibrant city can offer! New Orleans, on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico is nicknamed the "Big Easy," and known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures.
Today after a leisurely breakfast, you are free to get those last minute gifts for home, take a riverboat ride on the Mighty Mississippi or go on a swamp tour - the choice is yours. Be sure to make the most of your last day in NOLA!
Today after a leisurely breakfast, our tour ends! If required, we will take you to the airport for your return flight. We hope you enjoyed the tour, and you book your next Music Adventure with Travelling Time!