‘A family holiday experience offering something a little different in this large and diverse state’.
Have a real cowboy experience on this family-orientated journey around the “Lone Star State”. Starting with the high rise majesty of iconic Dallas and its neighbouring city Fort Worth, travel south through the country to Dixie Dude Ranch. Learn the cowboy’s way over the next few days before heading to the coast and a relaxing stop in Corpus Christi. End the trip in Houston and experience a little more of that Texan hospitality and wonderful food.
Our expert tour specialists can tailor this trip to exactly meet your needs. We make the suggestions but the decision is yours
Travel from the UK to Texas. After arriving at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, collect your car and drive into Forth Worth and and check-in at your hotel.
Spend time getting to know these fascinating cities. Suggestions include a visit to the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of the Dallas Cowboys, or heading into Dallas city centre to take the JFK trolley tour. Closer to the hotel, Fort Worth offers the Stockyards National Historic District with cattle drives and the Stockyards Rodeo taking place every Friday and Saturday.
Driving distance – 283miles / 455 KM
Travel south through Texas to Dixie Dude Ranch.
Over the next two days, enjoy a wide range of activities on the ranch such as horseback riding, swimming, fishing, hiking, hayrides, campfire sing-alongs and dancing.
Driving distance – 197miles / 317 KM
Travel to Corpus Christi, a city located on the Gulf of Mexico. Tucked into a bay and with beaches sheltered by Padre and Mustang islands, enjoy all the wildlife and sightseeing the town has to offer.
The Gulf Coast of Texas offers beaches, nature tours, parasailing, kayaking and a host of other family-friendly activities. Suggestions are the Texas State Aquarium and the Schlitterbhan Riverpark & Resort.
Driving distance – 211miles / 340 KM
From Corpus Christi, head north east to Houston. With locations such as the Skylab Trainer Module where astronauts train for life in space, it’s a fascinating place to visit with the family.
Spend some time browsing the shops in Houston ahead of your overnight flight back to the UK.
‘Ideally-placed in the Stockyards’
Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards sits in the centre of the Historic Stockyards. Complimentary WiFi can be accessed throughout the hotel, including the modern rooms and suites. Grab ‘n Go offers tasty sandwiches and snacks on the move, while the Bakery Café features a range of coffees and teas.
‘Long-standing Ranch Favourite’
Dixie Dude Ranch, Bandera has welcomed guests for over 75 years. Dixie Dude still carries out its original purpose, operating as a real working ranch where cattle, Spanish goats and pigs are raised. Here, delight in horseback riding, swimming, fishing, hiking, campfires and other Western activities.
‘Downtown Hotel on the Beach’
Emerald Beach Hotel is positioned directly on Corpus Christi Bay, only moments away from shops and restaurants, and close by to Water Street Market, the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington. All of the guest rooms feature complimentary WiFi, while some overlook views from the bay from private balconies. Facilities include a fitness centre and pool, as well as three restaurants and bars to choose from.
‘Moments from the Galleria Hall’
The Westin Oaks at the Galleria is ideally-placed adjacent to the Galleria Hall, home to around 350 shops and restaurants, while the Museum District is also nearby. Facilities at the hotel include a fitness centre and guests can pay a small fee to lend New Balance gym gear. White Oak Kitchen + Drinks offer tasty American bites for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the rooms feature modern amenities and varying views.
Return flights in Economy
Car hire with including full insurance and GPS.
Accommodation as listed
Meals unless otherwise stated
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We will use our destination expertise to plan an itinerary that will work for you – your personal specialist is happy to respond by phone, email or text. Your trip will be refined and reshaped until you love the way it looks, and it fits you perfectly!
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