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Cowboys & Cajuns
Live out cowboy dreams on a dude ranch, experience history at the Alamo, listen to some of the world’s best live music and be captivated by Cajun culture and southern charm on this adventure through Texas and Louisiana.
- Style: Fly Drive Holiday
- Duration: 14 days/13 nights
- Starts in: Fort Worth
Guide Price £1573
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Fort Worth
- Dixie Dude Ranch
- Cajun Culture
- Live Music
Days 1-2 Fort Worth
Welcome to Texas! Visit the Stockyard’s twice daily cattle drives, experience a rodeo show, shop for handcrafted cowboy boots or dance the night away at one of the many famous honky tonk bars.
Day 3 Fort Worth to Austin
A few hours’ drive today takes you to the quirky city of Austin.
Day 4 Austin
One of America’s coolest cities, Austin boasts legendary live music, a burgeoning restaurant scene and an abundance of history and culture waiting to be explored.
Day 5 Austin to Dixie Dude Ranch
Head out of the city to Bandera and experience true Texan hospitality at an authentic dude ranch.
Day 6 Dixie Dude Ranch
Saddle up and release your inner cowboy! Enjoy trail rides, hiking, hayrides, home-cooked food and campfire sing-alongs.
Day 7 Dixie Dude Ranch to San Antonio
Famous for its colourful, vibrant Riverwalk and impressive historic missions including the Alamo, San Antonio has a rich Mexican heritage reflected in its food, music and architecture.
Day 8 San Antonio to Houston
Take a stroll through historic Houston Heights, a quaint neighbourhood dating back to the 1800s. Explore the museum district or head down to Space Center Houston.
Day 9 Houston to Lafayette
Cross into Louisiana and drive along the scenic Creole Nature Trail to Lafayette in the heart of Cajun Country. Explore the peaceful bayous by boat and keep your eyes peeled for ‘gators. In the evening dance the night away to cajun, zydeco and swamp pop!
Day 10 Lafayette to Plantation Country
Step back in time with a stay at a beautiful plantation home and explore some of the many other grand mansions, such as Oak Alley, which line the Great River Road.
Day 11 Plantation Country to New Orleans
A short drive today takes you to the jazz capital of the world where a melting pot of influences come together in this enchanting city.
Days 12-14 New Orleans
Spend your final days enjoying the live music that spills onto the streets in unmissable New Orleans.
Optional Excursions:Pre-book These Unmissable Experiences
JFK History & West Village Tour
Houston Underground Experience
New Orleans School of Cooking
Natchez Dinner Jazz Cruise
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- 13 days Inclusive Compact car hire including 24 hour Roadside Assistance and no surprise compulsory charges on pick-up
- 13 nights 3 to 4 accommodation including a stay at Dixie Dude Ranch and a plantation home
- 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners
- Dixie Dude Ranch Activities: 2 horseback rides per day; additional activities including fishing and hayrides
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- A one way drop-off fee is payable locally
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