Duration: 12 nights side trip tour
Price from: £2269pp
Houston 2 nights
Galveston 2 nights
San Antonio 2 nights
Austin 2 nights
Wildcatter Ranch 2 nights
Dallas 2 nights
Day 1: Fly to Houston. On arrival collect your car and make your way to your hotel.
Day 2 Houston: America's fourth largest city brims with world-class dining, arts, shopping and nightlife. Explore the historic Heights, stroll the Museum District or head to Space Centre Houston.
Day 3 Houston/Galveston: Perhaps shop at the Galleria Mall before you set off for Galveston, a thin strip of an island in the Gulf of Mexico. The island has lots of outdoor adventure activities including kayaking, deep-sea fishing, golfing and more (53 miles).
Day 4 Galveston: Explore the historic Strand district for shopping, antique stores, art galleries, fabulous entertainment and one of the USA's largest and best-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture. Or just relax on the 32 miles of beach within easy reach of the city.
Day 5 Galveston/San Antonio: Why not visit the Texas Seaport Museum before you head west towards San Antonio (247 miles).
Day 6 San Antonio: Delve into the history and culture of this fascinating city at the Alamo, see San Fernando Cathedral or head to the Tower of the Americas. Other popular attractions include the San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld. In the evening enjoy fantastic Tex-Mex cuisine and the nightlife along the magnificent River Walk.
Day 7 San Antonio/Austin: Explore the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park or admire the collections at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Alternatively, visit the spectacular Natural Bridge Caverns, the largest commercial caves in Texas boasting more than 10,000 different stalactitic formations. Continue your journey with a short drive to Austin (80 miles).
Day 8 Austin: Along with an incredible array of live music Austin is home to a ballet, worldclass museums, great shopping and beautiful outdoor spaces. Spend the morning paddling on Lady Bird Lake then stroll around the celebrated history museum; see the impressive State Capitol along with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum.
Day 9 Austin/Wildcatter Ranch: Escape to the North Texas Hill Country (228 miles).
Day 10 Wildcatter Ranch: Horseback riding, guided hikes, clay pigeon shooting and archery are among the many activities available on this fantastic guest ranch.
Day 11 Wildcatter Ranch/Dallas: Bid farewell to the ranch and drive to Dallas (116 miles).
Day 12 Dallas: Discover Dallas' great shopping, sports and nightlife, or more traditional Texas in Fort Worth with the historic stockyards and live rodeo every Friday and Saturday.
Day 13 Dallas: Return your car at the airport for your onward journey.
Accommodation: 4* Royal Sonesta Galleria, Houston; 4* Hilton Galveston Island; 3* Crockett, San Antonio; 3* Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Austin; Wildcatter Ranch; 4* Warwick Melrose-Dallas.
Meals: Room only. Breakfast at San Antonio & all inclusive at Wildcatter Ranch.
Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes international flights to Houston and from Dallas, compact 4 door car with fully inclusive insurance and 12 nights accommodation.