Great Texas Escape Fly Drive Package

Fort Worth • Austin • San Antonio • Galveston • Houston • Dallas

Let us help you find your Yee Haw! In the fabulous state of Texas! Fort Worth is known as a city of Cowboys and Culture with its western heritage and colourful history. Enjoy the year round Rodeo, a great family night out or visit the entertainment district where you can enjoy its western heritage, world class art, shopping and nightlife.
Austin, the State Capital prides itself on being the “Live Music Capital of the World”. There are some great choices of “Dive Bars” on 6th street to get your feet stomping!
San Antonio is home to the “Alamo” and is its most recognized landmark, a must see for any visitor. Known as the Venice of Texas with its charming waterways, a great way to see the city is to enjoy one of its dinner barge cruises.Houston is rich in architecture and has the world’s largest indoor air-conditioned pedestrian tunnel system including shops and restaurants.
Your final destination is Dallas, Texas most cosmopolitan city that boasts more shopping centres per capital than any other USA city. Offering great shopping options and wonderful Museums, dining to suit all budgets, you will not be short of things to do in Dallas.
From £1669pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Dublin to Dallas
  • 12 NIGHTS accommodation in selected Fly Drive hotels (more details below)
  • Compact car rental for full duration
  • Based on 2 adults sharing
  • Price based on travelling Sept 2017* other dates and durations available
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Staff Tips

We will arrange a flight to your destination where you pick up a rental car on arrival and tour at you own pace through your favourite destination. We can arrange all of your accommodation or you can ‘freelance’. Freelancing is not recommended during the park summer or autumn periods.

Audrey Joyce

Travel Expert

Your Adventure...

Fort Worth Arrival
Fort Worth
Fort Worth to Austin
Austin
Austin to San Antonio
San Antonio
San Antonio to Galveston
Galveston
Galveston to Houston
Houston
Houston to Dallas
Dallas
Dallas Departure
  • Day 1 Fort Worth Arrival

    Welcome to where the west begins. Branded as the “City of Cowboys and Culture,” Fort Worth - the only city in the U.S. where cowboys and culture co-exist harmoniously - welcomes visitors to experience the great American West along with rich arts and
    culinary treasures. Upon arrival, pick-up your rental car and transfer independently to your
    hotel. This evening, stroll through Sundance Square which boasts 35-square-blocks of
    shopping, dining, nightlife and performing arts venues.
    Overnight Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Fort Worth or similar.

  • Day 2 Fort Worth

    This morning, discover the Water Gardens, an architectural and engineering marvel where you can experience three distinct water features as you wander through this relaxing urban park. Afterward, experience the sights, sounds and smells of 19th-century Texas at Log Cabin Village. Or, if museums are your thing, the Cultural District houses five internationally recognized museums in a beautiful park-like setting. And no trip to Fort Worth would
    be complete without a stop in the Stockyards National Historic District. The Stockyards is where you can celebrate the Old West by watching the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive, enjoy a hearty steak, famous barbecue or Tex-Mex, embrace your inner Texas with a visit to Billy Bob’s Texas - the largest honky-tonk anywhere, or catch the Stockyards Championship Rodeo every Friday and Saturday night. These are just a few examples of where you can rustle up adventure in Fort Worth.
    Overnight Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Fort Worth or similar.

  • Day 3 Fort Worth to Austin

    Venture off the beaten path today and on to US-281 enabling you to explore some charming Texas towns enroute to Austin. This scenic route will add a little time to your journey, but it assures minimal traffic and maximum fun. The capital of Texas and “Live Music Capital of the World,” Austin is a stage. With 250+ music venues representing every style, fitting a quintessential musical experience into your visit is an absolute must-do. So when you head out this evening, be sure to bring your sense of adventure and wear comfy shoes along with your dancing pants.
    Overnight Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown or similar.

  • Day 4 Austin

    In order to claim you’ve actually experienced Austin’s food culture, we recommend starting your day with an iconic breakfast taco served in restaurants throughout the city. After you’ve fuelled up, take a guided tour of the Texas State Capitol. Built in 1888 and the city’s most visible man-made attraction, this pink granite building stands as a symbol of the legendary spirit of Texas. Visit the LBJ Presidential Library for a glimpse into the life, work, and legacy of America’s 36th President. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Centre on the outskirts of town makes for a great afternoon outing and has numerous trails and plantings that keep the original flora of the state flourishing. If you want to get a sense of Austin’s vibrant outdoor life, there may be no better place than Lady Bird Lake. And, for a truly fascinating experience, head to the Congress Avenue Bridge at dusk to witness the city’s 1.5 million Mexican Free-Tailed Bats emerge from underneath the bridge from April through October.
    Overnight Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown or similar.

  • Day 5 Austin to San Antonio

    Today we recommend heading west and joining TX-165 so you can revel in all that’s beautiful about Hill Country … rolling hills, wildflowers, majestic live oaks, and lots of two-lane road. Rejoin US-281 and arrive in San Antonio, quite possibly Texas’s most beautiful city. Remember the Alamo - the city’s most widely recognized landmark? It’s here, sitting in a plaza right downtown. A symbol of Texas’ fight for independence, the Alamo is treated not as a museum or an attraction, but as a shrine: men are asked to remove their hats and voices are expected to be hushed. It’s a power feeling that you must experience for yourself.
    Overnight El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel or similar.

  • Day 6 San Antonio

    The Alamo is by no means the only thing to see in San Antonio. In fact, the Mission Trail is a great place to explore centuries of history and culture with visits to the four other missions of San Antonio, all now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The heart of the visitor area, however, is 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 a picturesque link between restaurants, hotels and shops. For a taste of Mexican culture, you can head a few blocks over from the River Walk to Historic Market Square where you can peruse shops selling crafts and jewellery, dine on Tex-Mex food and enjoy Spanish music and mariachi bands.
    Overnight El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel or similar.

  • Day 7 San Antonio to Galveston

    Today it’s on to the Texas Gulf Coast for some island time. Sitting on a barrier island near the northern end of Texas coastline, Galveston is a sandy playground heralded in Victorian times as the “Playground of the South.” With more than 30 miles of shoreline, this is where you will find sun-drenched historic charm that encourages lingering. Moody Gardens and its iconic pyramidal structures provide a fun place to spend the day. This vast compound
    includes an aquarium, beachfront waterpark, rainforest habitat, science museum and more.
    Overnight Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On the Beach or similar.

  • Day 8 Galveston

    Kick off your day with a stroll through The Strand Historic District. A shopping
    area defined by the architecture of its 19th-century buildings, this is where antique
    lovers, art aficionados and shoppers of all kinds will discover beautiful and interesting objects. Relax with your toes in the sand or ride along the shore by horseback at East Beach. Walk back in history at the Bishop’s Palace where massive front doors open to reveal an interior of equally impressive beauty, or visit The Bryan Museum which houses the largest collection of its kind in the world. Once the sun dips down, one of the hottest places on the island featuring a myriad of attractions for all ages is Pleasure Pier.
    Overnight Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On the Beach or similar.

  • Day 9 Galveston to Houston

    Today, en route to Houston, we suggest a stop at Space Centre Houston where you
    can go behind the scenes of America’s exciting space program at NASA Johnson Space
    Centre. See the original Mission Control, the actual facilities where astronauts train, and consider spending time with a NASA astronaut while enjoying a delicious lunch. Continue to Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S. chock-full of exciting things to do.
    Overnight Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks or similar.

  • Day 10 Houston

    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 neighbourhood. 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.
    Overnight Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks or similar.

  • Day 11 Houston to Dallas

    From Houston, it’s on to the “Big D” where you’ll be met with a hearty helping
    of Texas hospitality. The city of Dallas has something for everyone. From glittering skyscrapers and a past rich in the stuff that American legends are made, to prize-winning architecture and the best shopping in the Southwest, “big things happen here.”
    Overnight Crowne Plaza Downtown or similar.

  • Day 12 Dallas

    Dallas’ many neighbourhoods 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 breath taking 360-degree views of Dallas from 470 feet up at the Reunion Tower’s GeO-Deck. The choice is yours.
    Overnight Crowne Plaza Downtown or similar.

  • Day 13 Dallas Departure

    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.

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