Self Drive

Cowboy & Jazz Freewheeler

Cowboy & Jazz Freewheeler. 15 days/14 nights. Start: Dallas - End: Dallas.

Wings ‘n Wheels is offering a large choice of European and American carriers which operates daily flights to and from the USA and Canada, starting from Brussels and as well as from the main airports in neighboring countries.

International and eventual domestic flights are not included. Airlines work with flexible prices and availability does change quickly. Use the contact form below and send it to your travel agent (enter your postal code or city name or the name of your travel agency) and indicate accurately your travel dates (departure and return) together with the surname (family name), first name and date of birth of each traveler and Wings ‘n Wheels will search for the best deals, considering itinerary and pricing.

All self-drive itineraries can be amended and tailormade “ à la carte” to your wishes.

  • Day 01: Arrival Dallas (selfdrive)
  • Day 02: Dallas (selfdrive)
  • Day 03: Dallas - Natchitoches
  • Day 04: Natichitoches - Natchez
  • Day 05: Natchez - New Orleans
  • Day 06: New Orleans
  • Day 07: New Orleans - Lafayette
  • Day 08: Lafayette
  • Day 09: LAFAYETTE - HOUSTON
  • Day 10: Houston - Galveston - Houston
  • Day 11: Houston - Corpus Christi (selfdrive)
  • Day 12: Corpus Christi - San Antonio
  • Day 13: San Antonio
  • Day 14: San Antonio - Dallas
  • Day 15: Departure Dallas (selfdrive)
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day 1

Arrival Dallas (selfdrive)

1 Day

At arrival, pick up the rental car and drive to the hotel. 

 

day 2

Dallas (selfdrive)

1 Day

Dallas' many neighborhoods and entertainment districts have everything you can imagine for an exciting and diverse visit. Explore the life of President John F. Kennedy at the Sixth Floor Museum. Get an in-depth look at 8 years of presidential history at the George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum. Stand amongst massive bronze longhorn sculptures at Pioneer Plaza. Meander through time at Dallas Heritage Village. Enjoy world-class architecture as you wander through the Dallas Arts District, step into the Dallas Museum of Art, or experience breathtaking 360-degree views of Dallas from 470 feet up at the Reunion Tower's GeO-Deck. Walking trough the little streets in the old city center with lots of restaurants, snacks and shops is definitely worth a visit. Other attractions to visit are: the J.F.K. Memorial Plaza, the State Fair Park, the famous Stockyards van Fort Worth, .... The choice is yours.

day 3

Dallas - Natchitoches

1 Day

420 km

Drive to the border with Louisiana and hold a stop at Bossier City and Shreveport. You find interesting musea and art galeries, just as a Country - and Westernmusic show in Louisiana Hayride. Futher to Nachitoches, situated in a beauiful environment, in the middle of wonderful Antebellun Homes. 

 

day 4

Natichitoches - Natchez

1 Day

250 km

Along the way you can visit the beautiful Longwood and Rosedown Plantations, as well as the old Kent House, an authentic gin distillery. Check in in the hotel and there is pleny of time left for a walk through the picturesque village.

day 5

Natchez - New Orleans

1 Day

315 km

The most beautiful plantation homes are planned for today: Oak Valley or Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, Houmas House,... Make sure to stop in Baton Rouge, the capital of the state of Louisiana and travel to the charming New Orleans. 

 

day 6

New Orleans

1 Day

A full day to discover the fascinating city. Taste the typical Creole food, plan a boat trip on the Mississippi and enjoy the night life in one of the famous Jazz bars in the French Quarter. 

 

 

day 7

New Orleans - Lafayette

1 Day

260 km

An interesting day in the Cajun Country of Louisiana. There is Houma with several typical plantation homes, St. Martinsville, New Iberia with the historic Shadows-on-the-Teche, the Jungle Garden Park on Avery Island, the Tabasco Factory, and many more to discover. 

 

day 8

Lafayette

1 Day

Enjoy a visit to Acadian Village and discover the charm of several famous plantations, such as Live Oak Gardens and Chretien Point. End the day with a relaxing night at Préjeans or Randols for a typical Cajun atmosphere.

 

day 9

LAFAYETTE - HOUSTON

1 Day

315 km

Via Lake Charles and Beaumont, you travel to the modern Texas city of Houston. Take some time to explore Houston: the impressive Astrodome Sport stadium with recreation park, the Sam Houston Park, Battleship Texas, het Burke Baker Planetarium and many more.

day 10

Houston - Galveston - Houston

1 Day

210 km

Discover the famous Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center and Mission Control. Travel the road to the coast. Via Texas City, you reach Galveston, one of Texas most known seaside village. 32 miles of sunny sandy beaches, the historic Ashton Villa, Fort Crockett, the Sea - Arama and much more. Lodgings in Houston. 

 

day 11

Houston - Corpus Christi (selfdrive)

1 Day

360 km

Take a short drive to the island of Galveston, filled with Victorian architectural reminders of its reign as Texas's leading port. Galveston dominated commerce along the Gulf until its growth was halted by a hurricane. Then head for Corpus Christi, known as Texas's playground.

day 12

Corpus Christi - San Antonio

1 Day

240 km

Definitely plan a visit to Padre Island, the sandy beaches, just to the Mexican border. Via Highway 37, you reach San Antonio after a 3 hours drive.

 

day 13

San Antonio

1 Day

San Antonio is perfect to discover by foot. There is a historic 'Alamo', the Mexican market, Sea World of Texas, the old Missions and an absolute must: a romantic boat tour on the Paseo del Rio. 

 

day 14

San Antonio - Dallas

1 Day

430 km

You travel through the cowboy area of Taxas and a visit to one of the famous ranches in Bandera, cannot be missed. Plan a stop in Austin, Texas capital with the Capitole to visit. Arrival in Dallas in the afternoon for the night.

 

day 15

Departure Dallas (selfdrive)

1 Day

Return your rental car at the airport prior to your departure, or consider extending your trip with a visit to Wildcatter Ranch. Only minutes away you can escape the city and discover the beauty of the North Texas Hill Country at this Texas guest ranch complete with western-styled guest rooms, horseback riding, guided activities, therapeutic massages and first-class authentic Texas cuisine. 

COWBOY & JAZZ FREEWHEELER TOURIST (CJFRT01)
is available starting at 1396 EUR

Prices apply for all departures in the date range. Departure is possible every day.

Rooms 01.07.20 - 17.08.20 18.08.20 - 31.10.20
2X DOUBLE ROOMS + 1 RENTALCAR (K2X2D) 1308 1253
DOUBLE ROOM 1 BED (K21) 1501 1396
QUADRUPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K42) 843 788
TRIPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K32) 1069 997
SINGLE ROOM (K11) 2955 2745
Children in parents room 2 - 11 (DACHD12) Free Free
Children in parents room 12 - 17 (DACHD18) 188 146
Alamo Suppl. Gold - per car (DALGOLD) 129 129

COWBOY & JAZZ FREEWHEELER SUPERIOR (CJFRT02)
is available starting at 1859 EUR

Prices apply for all departures in the date range. Departure is possible every day.

Rooms 01.07.20 - 17.08.20 18.08.20 - 31.10.20
2X DOUBLE ROOMS + 1 RENTALCAR (K2X2D) 1771 1716
DOUBLE ROOM 1 BED (K21) 1964 1859
QUADRUPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K42) 1162 1107
TRIPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K32) 1438 1366
SINGLE ROOM (K11) 3890 3680
Alamo Suppl. Gold - per car (DALGOLD) 129 129
Children in parents room 2 - 11 (DACHD12) Free Free
Children in parents room 12 - 17 (DACHD18) 329 329

Included

  • Hotelaccomodation based on lodging + local sales taxes, as per itinerary and as per chosen hotel category.
  • Car rental with GPS, adapted to the number of persons in the car, one driver.  Extra drivers and/or underage drivers can be added with supplement.
    • Single: Economy except if the car is brought back to another city than the one it started from, than Compact.
    • Double/Twin: Compact
    • Triple: Intermediate
    • Quadruple and 2x double rooms: Fullsize.
  • Any other car rental category can be provided with the appropriate price adjustment.
  • Only for selfdrives booked as published: roadbook with description of day by day itinerary. (Only available in Dutch and French)
  • Local roadmap of the State or Province (Canda), or a road atlas if the trip brings you through different states.

Not Included

All services NOT mentioned such as: 

  • International passport and charges for ESTA = USA and or ETA = Canada.
  • Airline tickets, airport taxes, fuel surcharge, security fee, and more.
  • Meals at the hotels except if confirmed differently at time of confirmation.
  • Resort fees, Urban fees, Facility fees and other fees charged by some hotels and to be paid locally.
  • Eventual cost for a (new) Belgian - European drivers licence, if the current one does not state "Drivers Licence" in English.
  • Warrant/Security Deposit/Guarantee cost for rental cars, motorhomes, motorbikes, hotels and more.
  • Fuel for the vehicles and parking costs. 
  • Charges for tollroads en toll bridges
  • Insurances (cancellation insurance, travel and assistance insurance, luggage insurance, etc).
  • Admissions to the national parks, to attractions, extra excursions, etc.
  • All personal expenses (Food & Drinks), souvenirs and more. 

Good To Know

It is mandatory to present a NATIONAL driving licence with on the front side "Driving Licence". An international drivers licence is a translation only and not a valid document to rent a vehicle.