The Best of Texas. 19 days/18 nights. Start: Dallas - End: Fort Worth.
At arrival, pick up the rental car and drive to the hotel.
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.
Today head out for the capital city of Texas, Austin, home to the handsome State Capitol Building and the Texas State History Museum. Austin is a lively city that bills itself as the "Live Music Capital of the World", filled with more than 250 music venues and a vibrant arts scene. Enjoy an evening on Sixth Street or the Warehouse District.
Discover Houston's past in Heritage Park amid the skyscrapers of downtown. Visit the Johnson Space Center for a fascinating history of America's love affair with outher space.
Spend the day exploring this unique city. Take a stroll through the historic Heights District rich with character-filled architecture, funky boutiques and delightful restaurants. If it's culture you're looking for, the pedestrian-friendly Museum District houses 19 cultural institutions in a beautiful park-like neighborhood. Make your way through the River Oaks area which contains some of the most coveted (and expensive) real estate in the city. This evening, grab a bite in one of the many award-winning restaurants, or if you're looking for a safe way to hit the nightlife scene, check out the Wave, a service that shuttles folks around the city's primary nightlife areas.
See the open range and farmland of early settlers on the way to San Antonio. San Antonio's unique blend of cultures makes it one of the most charming cities in the U.S. Your hotel for the next two nights is in the heart of San Antonio within easy reach of the major sites.
Stroll along the River Walk. This festive, almost magical place, winds through downtown at 20-feet below street level providing scenic pathways and waterways for the city's cultural and historic sites as well as picturesque link between restaurants, hotels ands shops. Or plan a visit to the Spanish Governor's Palace or one of the many Spanish missions will take you into the historical heritage of this charming city. But most of all, remember the Alamo and visit the site of the courageous battle between a handful of Texans and Santa Ana's vast army, which was instrumental in creating the Republic of Texas. The Alamo is where 189 Texas defenders held 4,000 Mexican troops at bay for thirteen days in their claim for Texas independence. Embark on Mission Trail to explore the four other Spanish colonial missions set amidst the native grasslands along the San Antonio River. All four are still active Catholic parishes, all now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. When your appetite returns, venture to El Mercado, the largest Mexican market north of the Rio Grande to find family owned cafés and colorful food booths. Indulge in authentic Tex-Mex cuisine with selections like Enchiladas Rancheras de Queso and Gorditas de Picadillo o Pollo. Recline among papel picado and the old world feel as you select pastries from panaderías served alongside fresh coffee.
The rolling hill country was the site of early settlements in mid-Texas, farmers had to battle infertile earth and Comanches to survive. The code of the West rules here as you travel through Pecos County where giants and legends, such as Pecos Bill, are made. Look for deer, jackrabbits and coyote as you journey across this seemingly uninhabitable terrain. Overnight in Fort-Stockton.
Visit Big Bend National Park today. Sometimes it's considered as "Three parks in one". Big Bend has mountain, desert and river landscapes. An hour's drive will take you from the banks of the Rio Grande to the mountain ranges. Here you will find one of the last remaining "resting places" of the States to experience unparalleled views, sounds and silences. There are as many ways to enjoy The Big Bend as people who visit it. The diversity of recreational opportunities is so great that there's something for everyone. Many visitors enjoy the comfort of the cobbled panoramic routes and others enjoy taking on the challenge of the remote unpaved roads with rugged vehicles. Any Park Ranger will tell you that neither the desert nor the mountains show their true nature to motorized vehicles. The best way to experience The Big Bend is to go out on foot and become part of the landscape. Listen to the silence of the desert, smell the create bushes, marvel at the distant mountain peaks and you will soon discover how special this place is.
Amarillo is the unofficial capital of the Panhandle Plains. A city with an interesting past, due to its location on the famous Route 66, somewhat isolated in the great plains. The area around Amarillo is relatively flat but very vast, the landscape you know from the many westerns shot in Texas. In Amarillo you will find attractions such as the Cadillac Ranch, the famous restaurant The Big Texan Ranch and Wonderland Park. And nearby, a visit to the beautiful Palo Duro Canyon park is not to be missed.
Leave the natural beauty of Amarillo and travel to the beautiful North Texas Hill Country. You will spend two nights at the Wildcatter Ranch for a “Hands-on Cowboy Experience”. Wildcatter Ranch takes in 1,500 acres of the most beautiful Texas country. Enjoy all the comforts of home with a special rustic Texas charm. Expect a vacation where you can spend your day horseback riding, shooting sporting clays, and canoeing or enjoying the sunset from the back porch of your guest room. Whatever you decide to do here, one thing is for sure, the Wildcatter Ranch offers an authentic Texas experience like no other.
Accommodations: (STD & SUP) Wildcatter Ranch & Resort* or similar (2 nights)
|Rooms||13.04.22 - 31.05.22||01.06.22 - 31.10.22|
|DOUBLE ROOM 1 BED (K21)||2899||2951|
|QUADRUPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K42)||1634||1647|
|TRIPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K32)||2069||2095|
|SINGLE ROOM (K11)||5705||5784|
|per child in parents room 2 - 12 (DACHD12)||84||84|
|per childr in parents room 13 - 18 (DACHD18)||203||203|
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