The Lone Star State To The French Quarter
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. Witness engineers, scientists, and astronauts as they shape the future of space exploration, and visit the Historic Apollo Mission Control, where the NASA team monitored nine Gemini and all Apollo missions. 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!
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 ...