The Lone Star State to the French Quarter Cosmos

The Lone Star State to the French Quarter

Head to the Lone Star State of Texas where an array of diverse cities and sights will astound you when you visit Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston. Your exciting value-packed 12-day tour will also take you to Louisiana’s colorful and historic cities of Lafayette and New Orleans.

Take in the unique culture and history of both states, where you can enjoy visiting the Space Center, Bayou Country and more. Experience Southern charm at its best. Highlights of your tour include a working horse ranch in Dallas as well as a visit to the Sixth Floor Museum, from where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Feel like a true Texan at a Longhorn cattle drive and stop by the Cowboy Hall of Fame. Visit the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum while in Waco. San Antonio is a fabulous place and offers the Alamo, which you will always remember. Shop, dine and have fun at the popular River Walk. Explore the Johnson Space Center while in Houston for an out-of-this-world experience. Discover the Bayou in Lafayette and chill-out in New Orleans at the Dixieland Jazz and the French Quarter. Discover all this and much more on your exciting Lone Star State to the French Quarter tour.


12 Daysfr. $2,019

  • A sightseeing tour in Dallas with a local guide in North Texas Horse Country including a visit to a working horse ranch
  • A sightseeing tour of Dallas including a visit to the Sixth FLoor Museum
  • A visit to the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • Watch a longherd cattle drive and visit the Texas Cowboy Hall fo Fame in Fort Worth
  • A visit to the Texas Ranger Hall fo Fame & Museum in Waco
  • A visit to the Bob Bullock State History Museum and sightseeing in Austin
  • A sightseeing tour with a local guide including visits to the San Fernando Cathedral and the Alamo as well as enjoying a private narrated cruise on the San Antonio River Walk
  • A visit to the Lyndon B Johnson National Historic Park
  • A sightseeing tour of Houston including a visit to the Johnson Space Center
  • A cruise through the Atchafalaya Basin in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • A sightseeing tour in New Orleans with a local guide
  • Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation, except on Cosmos Lite vacations and unless otherwise noted above. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your Tour Director, Local Hosts®, Local Guides, driver, and ship’s crew are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary. Gratuities are not included on Cosmos Lite vacations and are discretionary.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
8 breakfasts
  • Hotel Indigo in downtown Dallas, TX (2 nights)
  • Courtyard by Marriott Ft Worth Downtown/Blackstone in Fort Worth, TX (1 night)
  • Drury Inn and Suites Austin North in Austin, TX (1 night)
  • Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX (2 nights)
  • Fredericksburg Inn & Suites in Fredericksburg, TX (1 night)
  • Drury Inn and Suites Houston Galleria in Houston, TX (2 nights)
  • Hotel TBA in Lafayette, LA (1 night)
  • Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans in New Orleans, LA (1 night)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Cosmos reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

DALLAS Location Information Description

Dallas, USA

Welcome to Dallas! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Hotel Indigo Dallas Downtown

DALLAS Location Information Description

Dallas, USA

This morning, enjoy a guided tour of North Texas Horse Country, one of the largest concentrations of horse farms in the United States. Visit a real working HORSE RANCH with a knowledgeable local guide for a true authentic experience. See beautiful vistas, relaxing backroads, and the gorgeous countryside—home to a variety of horse breeds and disciplines, including Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreds, Paints, Arabians, Appaloosas, and Warmbloods…they are all here.

In the afternoon, return to Dallas for included city sightseeing that features Pioneer Plaza, commemorating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas and cattle to market; the Historic West End; and Dealey Plaza, where history buffs can learn all about that moment in history at the Sixth Floor Museum, the location from which the alleged killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, fired the lethal shots on November 22, 1963, that killed President John F. Kennedy.

Hotel Indigo Dallas Downtown

FORT WORTH Location Information Description

Fort Worth, USA

This morning, journey to Fort Worth, a Texas city famous for its unmistakable combination of “cowboys and culture.” Visit the Stockyards National Historic District and get a taste of the true American West. Afterward, meet the drovers/cowboys of the Fort Worth Herd and see a Longhorn cattle drive before visiting the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. It’s here that the museum pays tribute to more than 70 cowboys and cowgirls who have excelled in the sport of rodeo, and the Western lifestyle. This evening, you may choose to enjoy Sundance Square. Overnight in Fort Worth.

Courtyard by Marriott Ft Worth Downtown/Blackstone

WACO Location Information Description

Waco, USA

.In Waco, visit the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. Learn about the mission, history, staff and governance of America’s first law enforcement historical center founded in 1964.

AUSTIN Location Information Description

Austin, USA

In Austin visit the Bob Bollock State History Museum that tells the “Story of Texas.” Afterward, enjoy a city sightseeing tour that features Austin’s downtown, including historic Sixth Street, the Texas Capitol complex, Governor’s Mansion, and the University of Texas.

Drury Inn and Suites Austin North

SAN ANTONIO Location Information Description

San Antonio/Texas, USA

A short drive from Austin to the most visited city in Texas: San Antonio, home of the Alamo and the historic River Walk. Upon arrival, sightseeing with a local guide includes visits to the San Fernando Catherdral, the oldest in the U.S., and downtown’s authentic Mexican marketplace, El Mercado. Afterward, visit the ALAMO, where in 1836 a small band of Texans defended themselves against the Mexican army, and although the Alamo fell, it remains hallowed ground and symbolizes courage and sacrifice for the cause of liberty.

End your day back at the River Walk, where Spanish colonial architecture, fountains, and plazas make it one of the city’s most picturesque areas.

Breakfast

Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk

SAN ANTONIO Location Information Description

San Antonio/Texas, USA

This morning, a private narrated cruise down the San Antonio River through the picturesque River Walk area. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast

Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY Location Information Description

Texas Hill Country, USA

Texas Hill Country is home to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park. Discover the story of the 36th president, from his ancestors to his final resting place, at the LBJ Ranch.

FREDERICKSBURG Location Information Description

Fredericksburg, USA

Next, on to Fredericksburg, and time on your own. Spend the afternoon leisurely strolling the shopping district, perusing one-of-a-kind, eclectic shops, art galleries, and museums.

Breakfast

Fredericksburg Inn & Suites

HOUSTON Location Information Description

Houston, USA

Houston is a city of firsts. The first word spoken on the moon was heard here, and home to the first successful human heart transplant and America’s first public television station. Appreciate all that Houston has to offer on a sightseeing tour of America’s fourth-largest city. See the Theatre District, which is second only to New York City and marvel at the world-famous Texas Medical Center, whose 675 acres and 42 nonprofit institutions make it the largest medical complex in the world. Last, but not least, is a visit to one of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods, River Oaks.

Breakfast

Drury Inn and Suites Houston Galleria

HOUSTON Location Information Description

Houston, USA

A special highlight today is a visit to Johnson Space Center, home of NASA and the U.S. Space Program. Be inspired by the wonders of space exploration and go behind the scenes of America’s exciting space program. Be a part of history in the making as you witness engineers, scientists, and astronauts shaping the future of space exploration. With this behind-the-scenes journey, you will also visit the Historic Apollo Mission Control Center, and Saturn V Rocket, the most powerful moon rocket ever built and one of only three moon rockets remaining in the world.

NOTE: The buildings visited on the tram tour are real working areas of Johnson Space Center and are subject to closure without notice.

Breakfast

Drury Inn and Suites Houston Galleria

HOUSTON–LAFAYETTE Location Information Description

Lafayette, USA

A beautiful drive past fertile prairies, delicate marshes, and abundant wildlife takes you to Lafayette, Louisiana. Cruise through moss-draped cypress trees and winding, waterways of the Atchafalaya Basin swamp lands. Keep an eye out for lurking alligators as you experience one of the most unique wildernesses on earth.

Breakfast

Hotel in Lafayette TBA

NEW ORLEANS Location Information Description

New Orleans, USA

This morning, journey across Bayou Country into New Orleans, capital of Dixieland and the “City That Care Forgot.” Upon arrival, a guided sightseeing tour focuses on the sights and sounds of New Orleans, featuring French Quarter landmarks, including St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and a visit to a unique above-ground cemetery. Afternoon and evening are at leisure.

Breakfast

Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS Location Information Description

New Orleans, USA

Your vacation ends this morning. You can extend your vacation in New Orleans with extra nights and explore further.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Thu, Sep 08, 2022
$2,019.00
Thu, Sep 15, 2022
$2,319.00
Thu, Oct 13, 2022
$2,019.00
Thu, May 04, 2023
$2,129.00
Thu, May 18, 2023
$2,129.00
Thu, Jun 01, 2023
$2,129.00
Thu, Jun 08, 2023
$2,129.00
Thu, Jun 29, 2023
$2,129.00
Thu, Sep 07, 2023
$2,129.00
Thu, Sep 21, 2023
$2,129.00
Thu, Oct 05, 2023
$2,129.00
Thu, Oct 12, 2023
$2,129.00

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