Taste of Texas:
Houston, San Antonio and Austin
Your Itinerary @ A Glance
Welcome to Houston! Houston | Hilton Post Oak
NASA Space Center & Kemah Boardwalk Houston | Hilton Post Oak
Full-Day Galveston Tour: Moody Gardens & Pleasure Pier Houston | Hilton Post Oak
Full-Day Houston Art Tour Houston | Hilton Post Oak
Transfer to San Antonio | Mission Concepcion & The Alamo San Antonio | The Hotel Contessa
Natural Bridge Caverns & Hemisfair San Antonio | The Hotel Contessa
Full-Day SeaWorld San Antonio San Antonio | The Hotel Contessa
Transfer to Austin | State Capital, Congress Ave & 6th Street Austin | JW Marriott Austin
Zilker Park, Lake Travis Cruise & Sunset @ The Oasis Austin | JW Marriott Austin
Transfer to Houston | Outlet Mall Shopping Houston | Hilton Post Oak
Say Goodbye to Houston! Overnight Flight
You've heard Texas is big… but it's really BIG.
More than 261,000 sq miles, in fact: that's larger than Germany, England, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands combined. And it ain't all just tumblin’ tumbleweeds. Barrier islands with windswept dunes and public beaches stretch down 367 miles of coastline. In the west, three mountain ranges top more than 7000ft, and Big Bend National Park is the state's premier trekking and primary rafting destination. And to the northeast, soaring pine forests and sinuous, cypress-lined bayous are perfect for hiking and kayaking. Big cities in Texas are fun-loving, vibrant, friendly and delightfully flashy on occasion – this is oil country, after all. Dallas and Houston boast rich arts and culture districts to explore by day, as well as active nightlife. For partying, Austin is the place, with its endless live-music concerts and an outdoorsy, alternative vibe. San Antonio has pockets of bustling activity during the day, and there's a fiesta every night on the River Walk. Beyond the cities, Texas also has countless small towns with courthouse squares, landmark cafes and eclectic antiques and boutiques to explore at a slower pace.
Houston is a laid-back, pick-up truck and boot-scooting town meets high-powered, high-cultured and high-heeled metropolis.
During the day, chill out in your flip-flops, take in museums and go shopping, then hit happy hour on a leaf-shaded deck. At night, revel in culinary or cultural bliss – the restaurant and entertainment scenes are renowned across the region. Here, starched jeans are de rigueur in all but the very fanciest of restaurants. Diverse residential neighborhoods and enclaves of restaurants and shops spread far and wide. Where residents of other cities talk about the weather, Houstonians talk about parking. Wealth from oil and energy companies supports luxurious shopping areas but you can also enjoy down-home fun, although don't underestimate the sauna-like summers. Don't forget that one of the town's main attractions – NASA's Space Center Houston in Clear Lake – is outside the city limits, a 30-minute drive down I-45.
Galveston is part genteel Southern belle, part sunburned beach bunny: Galveston Island is Houston's favorite playmate.
The old gal took a pretty severe beating by hurricane Ike in 2008, but she's battled back to normal since. Sitting on a barrier island near the northern end of a 600-mile-long Texas coastline, Galveston may not have the state's favorite beaches, but there's nowhere else boasting such a beautiful combination of sun-drenched historic charms.
San Antonio Is the most popular tourist destination In Texas.
The sprawling city is loaded with a wide variety of attractions to keep everyone entertained. In addition to its colorful, European-style River Walk lined with cafes and bars, it rewards visitors with a well-rounded menu of museums, theme parks, outdoor activities and historical sites. The Alamo is a stalwart tourist favorite, and the scene of the most famous battle in the fight for Texas' independence from Mexico. You can find four other beautifully preserved Spanish missions within the city limits. San Antonio also puts you in close proximity to the Hill Country, a naturally beautiful region known for its wildflower-lined roadways, charming small towns, gorgeous wineries and, yes, hills.
Austin is a big city with a small-town heart, It earns fanfare with great music, culinary prowess, whip-smart locals and a sociable streak impossible to resist.
The city easily earns its title of 'Live Music Capital of the World.' Two music festivals, South by Southwest (SXSW) and the Austin City Limits Festival, earn international acclaim, but quality live performances go down every single night in one of the countless clubs, bars and restaurants. Country music singer-songwriters are the classic draw, but blues, rock, hip-hop and jazz bands also take the stage. Dancing is strongly encouraged. On a sunny morning in the spring, Lady Bird Lake looks like the world's most active playground. Kayakers skim across the still water, swimmers swim laps in Barton Springs pool, frisbees whir across a lush disc golf course and joggers and cyclists burn calories on lakeside trails. Austin is home to more than 300 parks, with more than 30 miles of urban trails open to runners, walkers and cyclists. Then theres the food! The best part about the food scene is that It never takes itself too seriously. Just look at all those busted-up food trucks, some of them serving the most exquisitely flavored bites in the country. The line at what may be the best barbecue joint in the US is a communal party, with staff selling beer to the outdoor queue.
Day 1 | Welcome to Houston!
The adventure begins today! In the afternoon, your flight will arrive at Houston's IAH Airport. A representative will meet you on arrival and guide you US Customs to the baggage carousel. After retrieving your luggage, you will be guided to the motor coach for your transfer to the hotel. You will have a few hours to rest In your room. In the evening, meet your group in the hotel lobby. You will be taken to Los Cucos Mexican Restaurant for dinner. After dinner you are free to spend the night at your leisure.
Overnight: Houston @ Hilton Post Oak | Meals: Dinner
What Is Included
VIP Meet & Greet on Arrival in Houston
Private Group Transportation throughout itinerary
Private Guides throughout Itinerary
Luxury Vehicle with English speaking chauffer
5 nights in Houston @ Hilton Post Oak
NASA Space Center Tour
Full-Day Galveston Tour: Moody Gardens & Pleasure Pier
Full-Day Houston Art Tour: Fine Arts Museum and Menil
Tour of Mission Concepcion
Tour of Alamo
Natural Bridge Caverns Tour
Hemisfair Tour: Institute of Texas Cultures & Tower of Americas
3 nights In San Antonio @ The Hotel Contessa
1-Day Admission to SeaWorld
Austin City Tour: State Capitol, Congress Ave & 6th Street
2 nights in Austin @ JW Marriott Austin
Zilker Park Experience
Private Lake Travis Cruise
Sunset Dinner @ The Oasis
All meals listed on the itinerary
Entrance fees to most experiences
What Is Not Included
Meals not listed on the itinerary
Drinks not listed on the itinerary
Additional city taxes provided by hotels
Items of a personal nature + souvenirs
Tips & gratuities for guides / staff
Any additional expenses not listed above
Price: $5,195 per person
Deposit: 30% is due immediately to secure spot.
Remaining balance: Must be paid 90 days prior to Initial travel date.
Expiration: This proposal and all pricing is valid for booking through March 01, 2019 or until all the group spots have been sold. After that date or in the event of a sellout, we are happy to re-price this proposal for you. Due to high demand on the hotels and services included in this proposal, it is possible that the price of the trip may increase and/or that the hotels listed will no longer available if the trip is not booked by the date listed above.
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is not included but is strongly recommended. Please contact us to learn more about why you should consider purchasing travel insurance.
Cancellations by You & Refunds
Cancellation penalties imposed by TRAVEL AT WILL’s suppliers are per person for land tour arrangements. To cancel your booking, you must send written notice to us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The following cancellation terms apply effective as of the date TRAVEL AT WILL receives written notice of cancellation:
Days Prior to Departure: Penalty
More than 90 days prior to departure date: 25% of trip price
90—61 days prior to departure date: 50% of trip price
60 days or fewer prior to departure date: 100% of trip price
No refunds will be provided for any unused portion of a tour once the tour begins, including if you leave a tour for any reason or are removed from a tour. There are no exceptions to this cancellation and refund policy, including for reasons related to weather, terrorism, civil strife, personal, family or medical emergencies or any other circumstances beyond our control. You will not be reimbursed for any personal expenses such as airfare, hotel, or other travel expenses due to changes in itineraries or tour cancellations. For this reason, we strongly encourage you to purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance.
Cancellations or Changes by Us & Flexibility
We reserve the right to cancel, change, or modify any tour without prior notice for the safety and/or comfort of clients. You acknowledge that any aspect of your trip and itinerary may change without prior notice due to local circumstances or events, which may include mechanical breakdown, flight cancellations, illness, strikes, political disputes, weather, and other unforeseeable factors. If, prior to departure, we make a significant change because of a problem with a supplier, we will notify you of available alternatives as soon as reasonably possible. Any changes may require a supplemental payment from you or result in a refund less any cancellation fees and nonrefundable deposits. If we cancel, which is rare, a refund check will be issued to you less any airline ticket cancellation fees and nonrefundable deposits paid to local suppliers. This refund will constitute full settlement of claims you may have arising out of our cancellation. No refunds under this paragraph will be provided due to cancellations or changes due to Force Majeure. You will not be reimbursed for any personal expenses such as airfare, hotel, or other travel expenses due to changes in itineraries or trip cancellations.
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