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The Lone Star State To The French Quarter

Tour, Escorted tour
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Everything is bigger in Texas! With its spacious size and cultural diversity, Texas is described by locals as "a whole other country." On this tour through the Lone Star State, you’ll discover its major cities-Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston-and some of its historic landmarks, museums, and must-see sights. History buffs will be fascinated at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, the location from which Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly shot President John F. Kennedy. In Austin visit the Bob Bullock State History Museum that tells the "Story of Texas." See the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park in Texas Hill Country and hear the story of President Johnson’s life. In nearby Fredericksburg, stroll the historic district shopping, pursuing one-of-a-kind, eclectic shops, art galleries, and museums. In San Antonio visit the San Fernando Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in the United States and take a self-guided tour of the famous Alamo. Enjoy a private, narrated cruise down the San Antonio River through the picturesque River Walk area. Highlights in Houston include a behind-the-scenes tram tour of the Johnson Space Center, home to NASA and the U.S. Space Program. See flown spacecraft, learn how astronauts live aboard the International Space Station, and discover what it takes to travel to Mars! Leave the Lone Star State and travel to the Louisiana city of Lafayette to take a cruise through moss-draped cypress trees in the Atchafalaya Basin-keeping an eye out for alligators. Then travel across Bayou Country to New Orleans and take a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide visiting the French Quarter and other famous landmarks. All of this and much more await you on this value-minded vacation in Texas and Louisiana!

About Cosmos
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One of the greatest things about a Cosmos escorted tour is the peace of mind it provides. We take care of all the details and include transportation, hotels, professional Tour Directors, sightseeing with knowledgeable Local Guides, and even occasional meals—so you can immerse yourself fully in your travel experience! With Cosmos, you enjoy the benefits and convenience of escorted travel, ample free time to explore your destination the way you want, and longer stays in key cities so that you can immerse yourself in the local culture. You can even personalize your vacation with a great choice of optional activities. Start packing and let Cosmos turn your travel dreams into reality!

TRANSPORTATION
Spectacular train rides, breathtaking cable-car ascents, cruise ships, scenic day ferries, private first-class motorcoaches (most with free Wi-Fi )—Cosmos offers a wonderful variety of transportation for a memorable travel experience. And with Cosmos, you never have to worry about getting to the ferry on time, buying tickets for the train, or waiting in long lines to take the cable car. Just sit back and enjoy the ride! Each itinerary lists daily travel distances in kilometers and miles, so you’ll see just how close each country and destination are to each other.

MEALS
When it comes to meals, Cosmos strikes a perfect balance. We include some meals to save you time and money, yet we also leave enough free time so you can sample gastronomic delights on your own.

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
Our packages include guided sightseeing and scenic highlights that reveal the best of of each destination. See the must-see sites with knowledgeable Local Guides who will bring each destination to life.

SWEET DREAMS
After a day of traveling, you want to relax at a comfortable, clean, and attractive hotel. We select hotels with the best guestrooms, service, and food for the money, so you can rest easy knowing we've checked everything out before your check in.

FRIENDS IN LOCAL PLACES
At the heart of every great Cosmos tour are the friendly, knowledgeable folks who show you around and help you maximize your free time. We go to incredible lengths to find the most professional Tour Directors and Local Guides. With commentary delivered in English, our Tour Directors are multilingual so they can navigate the world with ease and give you the richest experience possible.

EXPLORE YOUR WAY
No one enjoys a vacation where every second is spent on a schedule. We build free time into every Cosmos vacation, so you can eat, shop, and explore the way you want. Your Tour Director can offer suggestions for things to see and do—or you can join one of our many outstanding optional excursions. Whether you’re into art, music, food, wine, or history, we give you the freedom to truly personalize your trip with optional excursions that are meaningful to you.

Apr 24, 2025 through
May 05, 2025
Apr 20, 2025 7:00 PM
11 Nights from
$2,649.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $100.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
May 01, 2025 through
May 12, 2025
Apr 27, 2025 7:00 PM
11 Nights from
$2,749.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
May 29, 2025 through
Jun 09, 2025
May 25, 2025 7:00 PM
11 Nights from
$2,549.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $200.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Dallas
2 Dallas
3 Dallas – Fort Worth
4 Fort Worth – Austin
5 Austin – Fredericksburg
6 Fredericksburg – San Antonio
7 San Antonio
8 San Antonio – Houston
9 Houston
10 Houston – Lafayette
11 Lafayette – New Orleans
12 New Orleans
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.