The Best of Texas

The Best of Texas

This outstanding tour to Texas and the Romantic South features an improved itinerary and includes New Orleans, Galveston Island, San Antonio, the beautiful Hill Country of Texas, a fascinating tour of NASA, Dallas and so much more!

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This tour is one of our best sellers, providing a unique look at The Lone Star State while including incredible sightseeing enroute. See what makes Texas one of the most unique states in the U.S., from the bustling city of Dallas, to the scenic views of a working ranch, to the historic Alamo in San Antonio, and even the graceful homes of Galveston Island. We also visit "The Big Easy", New Orleans, taking some time to explore the French Quarter and enjoy a guided city tour.

 

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Day One

We cross the border into Michigan, spending the night just outside Cincinnati.

Day Two

We travel through the lovely Blue Grass region of Kentucky and through the rolling hills of Tennessee to spend the night just inside the Alabama border.

Day Three

Today we travel to the heart and soul of the south, New Orleans. This evening, we enjoy an included Cajun dinner with music and dancing at Mulate's. We spend two nights just outside the French Quarter.

Day Four

A local guide joins us this morning for a fascinating tour of New Orleans. You will get a close-up look at all areas of the city, and gain a new appreciation for the rebuilding the city is experiencing. This afternoon, you have your choice of a river cruise aboard a genuine paddlewheeler, or visit the outstanding National World War II Museum. Enjoy dinner on your own in the French Quarter this evening, an area untouched by the hurricanes.

Day Five

An interesting routing takes us off the beaten track to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy the fresh air and coastal scenery as we take a ferry over to Galveston Island for a two night stay right on the Seawall.

Day Six

A local guide joins us for a fascinating tour of the island, including a tour of Moody Mansion, one of the many Victorian mansions on the island. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure on the island soaking up the sun and the sand. Enjoy an optional dinner excursion to The Strand, and pick one of many restaurants dotting this busy harbour.

Day Seven

A short drive takes us to one of the most iconic places on earth, the Johnson Space Center in Houston. This impressive facility offers both a guided tram tour for unique insight into the space program, as well as plenty of time to see the exhibits on your own. After this fascinating experience we spend the night nearby in Clear Lakes, just south of Houston.

Day Eight

Today we arrive in San Antonio, where many say the soul of Texas lies. The Riverwalk sets the relaxed, romantic tone of the city, lined with cafes, shops and nightclubs. This afternoon, enjoy a splendid cruise on the river winding through the city. We spend three nights in this beautiful city.

Day Nine

A local guide joins us this morning for a tour of the city, including the Alamo, with an exciting IMAX film presentation bringing to life the famous battle that occurred here. The rest of the day is free for you to stroll the Riverwalk, do some shopping or explore this beautiful city on your own.

Day Ten

'We travel to Fredericksburg, in the heart of Texas Hill Country. This town boasts a unique blend of German heritage and Texan hospitality. We visit the Pacific War Museum, followed by a visit to the largest working wildflower farm in the U.S. This evening we are in for a real Texan treat with dinner and entertainment at an authentic ranch.

Day Eleven

Today we visit the Texas Ranger Museum and Hall of Fame in Waco. Then it’s off to the Fort Worth Stockyards to see its unique cattle drive.

Day Twelve

This morning a local guide shows us the highlights of Dallas. This afternoon we visit a ranch for a close-up look at this thriving industry and way of life.

Day Thirteen

A scenic drive takes us through Texas and Arkansas, travelling through Texarkana and Little Rock. After checking into our hotel in Memphis, we enjoy a farewell dinner together.

Day Fourteen

The lovely scenery continues as we enjoy the onboard camaraderie. We spend our last night together in Cincinnati.

Day Fifteen

We visit the duty free store before crossing the border into Canada. Our arrival is scheduled for early evening.

Price Includes

  • Luxury motor coach transportation

  • 14 nights accommodation

  • 11 breakfasts

  • Dinner at Mulate's

  • Guided tours of New Orleans, Galveston Island, Dallas & San Antonio

  • NASA tour

  • Admission to Pacific War Museum, Wildflower garden, Texas Ranger Museum

  • Ranch tour & dinner

  • Farewell dinner

 

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Acton Acton, 318 Queen Street, Tim Hortons
Ajax Ajax, 210 Westney Road South, Super 8 Motel
Super 8 Motel
Alliston Alliston, 157A Young St Industrial Pkwy, Tim's
@ Hwy 89
Ancaster Ancaster, 1180 Hwy 2, Tim Hortons
(Hwy 53 & Hwy 2)
Arthur Arthur, 8006 Wellington Rd 109, Pioneer Energy
(Hwy 9 Hwy 6)
Aurora Aurora, 2 Allaura Blvd, McDonald's
Aylmer Aylmer, 374 John St N @ Hwy 73, Tim Hortons
Barrie Barrie, 55 Hart Drive, Quality Inn
(formerly the Travelodge)
Beamsville Beamsville, 5005 South Service Road,Tim Hortons
(Ontario St @ QEW)
Blenheim Blenheim, 79 Talbot Street W, Tim Hortons
Bolton Bolton, 20 Queen Street N, Tim Hortons
(@ King Street)
Bowmanville Bowmanville, 160 Liberty St S, Best Western
(401 at Liberty Street exit)
Bradford Bradford, 396 Holland St W, Country Style
(near Melbourne Dr)
Brampton Brampton, 202 County Court Blvd, Tim Hortons
@ Hwy 10
Brantford Brantford, 58 King George Rd, Comfort Inn
Burlington Burlington, 3063 S Service Road, Holiday Inn Hotel
& Conference Centre
Caledonia Caledonia, 360 Argyle St S, Tim Hortons
across from Zehrs at Celtic Drive
Cambridge Cambridge, 150 Holiday Inn Drive, Tim Hortons
at the back of the Tim Hortons lot
Chatham Chatham, 555 Bloomfield Rd, Travelodge
Chatsworth Chatsworth, 113 Garafraxa St, Coffee Time Donuts
Chesley Chesley Post Office, 120 First Ave S
Clifford Clifford, 19 Elora St, N, Village Variety,
@ Hwy 9
Clinton Clinton, 300 Ontario St S, Hwy 8, Tim Hortons
Hwy 8
Collingwood Collingwood, 281 First St, Tim Hortons
Delhi Delhi, 526 James St, Tim Hortons
@ Hwy 3
Dundas Dundas, 101 Osler Drive, Freshii
University Plaza
Durham Durham, 317 Garafraxa St S, Tim Hortons
@ Hwy 6
Elmira Elmira, 305 Arthur St S, Tim Hortons
Exeter Exeter, 153 Main St N, Tim Hortons
Fergus Fergus, 850 Tower St S, Tim Hortons
Forest Forest, 80 King St E, Tim Hortons
Fort Erie Fort Erie, 1485 Garrison Road, Clarion Inn
Georgetown Georgetown, 320 Guelph Street, Tim Horton's
across from Canadian Tire
Goderich Zehrs Goderich, 35400 Huron Road, Hwy 8, Zehrs
Grand Bend Grand Bend, 39 Ontario St, Tim Hortons
Grimsby Grimsby, 424 S Service Rd, Gateway Niagara
Information Centre
Guelph - Holiday Inn Guelph, 601 Scottsdale Drive, Holiday Inn
@ Stone Road W
Guelph-Tim Hortons Guelph, 386 Speedvale Ave E, Tim Hortons
@ Stevenson
Hamilton Hamilton, 116 King St W, Sheraton Hotel
Hanover Hanover, 189 10th Street, Mac's
Hwy 4 across from Norm's Rest
Harriston Harriston, 78 Mill Street, Hubbard's Store
Hubbard's Store
Hepworth Hepworth, 456 Bruce Street, Tim Hortons
@ Hwy 6
Ingersoll Ingersoll, 20 Samnah Cres, Comfort Inn
Exit 216 off 401
Innisfil Innisfil, 908 Lockart Road, The Wheel Sandycove
'The Wheel' Sandycove Acres
Jarvis Jarvis, 2021 Main St N, Tim Horton's
Keswick Food Basics Keswick, 199 Simcoe Avenue, Food Basics
corner of Metro & Simcoe
Kincardine Kincardine, 814 Durham St, Tim Hortons
Sobeys Plaza Hwy 21
Kitchener Kitchener, 353 Manitou Drive,
Great Canadian Holidays
Listowel Listowel, 836 Wallace Ave N, Tim Hortons
@ Hwy 23
London London, 817 Exeter Rd, Ramada Inn
@ Wellington
Lucknow Lucknow, 763 Campbell Street,
@ Hwy 86
Markdale Markdale, 50 Toronto Street N, Mac's
@ Hwy 10
Markham Markham (Unionville) McDonald's 5225 Hwy 7
@ McCowan Rd
Meaford Meaford, 291 Sykes St S, Tim Hortons
@ Hwy 26
Midland Midland, Hwy 93 Penetanguishine Rd,Tim Hortons
(Huronia Mall)
Mildmay Mildmay, 5 Elora road, Mac's Store
Hwy 9 across from the Shell Station
Milton Milton, 80 Market Drive, Tim Hortons/Wendy's
Milverton Milverton, 5 Main St S, Mini Mart
Missisauga Hilton Mississauga, 6750 Mississauga Rd, Hilton
Mississauga Mississauga, 1375 Southdown Rd, Tim Hortons
South of QEW at Truscott Rd
Mississauga Sandman Mississauga Sandman, 5400 Dixie Rd,
Sandman Signature Hotel
Mitchell Mitchell, 235 Ontario St, Tim Hortons
Morriston Morriston, Hwy 6 south of the Hwy 401, Carpool Lot
Google maps: HW 401 -Queen St/Brock Rd S (Hwy 6)
Mount Forest Mount Forest 319 Main St South, Tim Hortons
Hwy 89 at Hwy 6
New Hamburg New Hamburg, 374 Hamilton Road, Tim Hortons
Newmarket Newmarket, 17725 Yonge Street, Tim Hortons
North of Davis Opposite CDN Tire
Niagara Falls Niagara Falls, 3930 Montrose Road, Tim Hortons
Thorold Stone Rd at QEW
Oakville Oakville, 375 Iroquois Shore Road, McDonalds
N of QEW, E off Trafalgar
Orangeville Orangeville, 100-5th Ave, Tim Hortons
N of Hwy 9 off Hwy 10
Orillia Orillia, 201 Woodside Drive, Quality Inn
Oshawa Oshawa, 559 Bloor Street West, Best Western Plus
Best Western Plus Durham Hotel
Owen Sound Owen Sound, 950 6th Street East, Quality INN
Pickering Pickering, 742 Kingston Road, Tim Hortons
(E of Whites Road North of 401)
Port Colborne Port Colborne, 297 Main Street East, Tim Hortons
(Hwy 3 & Regional Road 140)
Port Dover Port Dover, 1 St. Andrew Street, Tim Hortons
Port Elgin Port Elgin, 618 Gustavus Road, Tim Hortons
(Hwy 21)
Port Perry Port Perry, 1889 Scugog Street, Tim Hortons
Reeces Corners Reeces Corners, 4475 London Line, LCBO
(East side of the LCBO plaza)
Richmond Hill Richmond Hill, 9184 Yonge St, Tim Hortons
(South of 16th Ave @ Spruce St)
Ridgetown Ridgetown, 21180 Victoria Road, Daniels Service
(Ridgetwon Exit off 401)
Sarnia (Pt. Edward) Sarnia (Pt. Edward) 815 Mara Street, Comfort Inn
Seaforth Seaforth, 54 Goderich Street East, Tim Hortons
Shelburne Shelburne, 802 Main Street East, Tim Hortons
Simcoe Simcoe, 385 Queensway W Travelodge
Southampton Southampton, 142 Emerald Street, Tim Hortons
St Catharines St Catharines, 2 North Service Road, Best Western
(Lake St At QEW)
St Marys St Mary's, 940 Queen St E, Stone Willow Inn
St Thomas St Thomas, 995 Talbot Steet East @ 1st, Tim Horton
Stayner Stayner, 201 Main St, Tim Hortons
Hwy 26 and Airport Rd
Stoney Creek Stoney Creek, 210 Centennial Pkwy N, Burger King
Stouffville Stouffville, 28 Sandiford Drive, McDonalds
(Main St At Sandale)
Stratford Stratford, 161 Ontario Street, Queens Inn
(at Waterloo St)
Strathroy Strathroy, 28630 Centre Road, Tim Hortons
Thornbury Thornbury, 48 Arthur Steet West, Tim Hortons
Tillsonburg Tillsonburg, 560 Broadway Street, Tim Hortons
(near North St)
Toronto Airport Toronto, 655 Dixon Road, Delta Hotels by Marriott
(formerly International Plaza)
Toronto Tim Hortons Toronto 4 Lebovic Ave @ Eglinton E, Tim Hortons
(E of Pharmacy)
Toronto York Mills Toronto, 10 York Mills Road, York Mills Centre
(northeast corner Yonge & York Mills)
Toronto, Etobicoke Toronto, 3300 Bloor St W, Bloor/Islington Place
(entrance on Aberfolyle Cres)
Toronto, Scarborough Toronto, 50 Estate Drive, Holiday Inn
(off Progress & Markham
Tottenham Tottenham, 130 Queen Street North Tim Hortons
(#10)
Tottenham Tecumseth Tottenham, 8270 Hwy 9, Tecumseth Pines Club
(east of Tottenham Rd)
Uxbridge Uxbridge 25 Brock St & Toronto St Coffee Time
Walkerton Walkerton, 10 MacNab Street ,Tim Hortons
Wasaga Beach Wasaga Beach 1271 Mosley st @ River Rd Tim Hortons
Waterdown Waterdown 255 Dundas St E, Waterdown Shopping Ctr
corner of Dundas & Hamilton St N
Waterloo Waterloo, Tim Hortons, 94 Bridgeport Rd E @ Weber
Welland Welland, 1030 Niagara St, Canadas Best Value Inn
Whitby Whitby, 1 Paisley Court off Brock St N, Tim Horton
off of 401
Wiarton Wiarton, 445 Berford St, Tim Hortons
Wingham Wingham, 33 Josephine St (Hwy 4 and Hwy 86) Tim's
Woodbridge Woodbridge, 4535 Hwy 7 McDonalds
at Pine Valley
Woodstock Woodstock, 535 Mill St, TA Travel Centre
(Exit 230 on 401)

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