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Be swept up by an area steeped in the romance of the wild west on this handcrafted self-drive journey through the US's largest state.
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four nights hotel accommodation, two nights ranch accommodation, seven days car rental, meals as per itinerary and use of ranch facilities
Daily, 01 May - 01 Oct '15
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Experience Australia and New Zealand's newest gateway in Dallas-Fort Worth. Whether you are passing through, or Texas is your destination, be swept up in the welcoming western hospitality of the USA’s largest state. This journey is perfect for visitors that are short on time to spend in the Lone Star State.
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A full day to experience the unique combination of urban cowboy and sophisticated elegance that is Dallas.
Stay in a true Texan-style working ranch and experince the true wild west spirit steeped in western romance.
Visit Fort Worth, the "City of Cowboys and Culture" and discover all that this rapidly growing city has to offer.
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Upon your arrival into Dallas, collect your car and drive to your hotel. The
remainder of the day will be at your leisure. Dallas is a richly diverse American city: over
the years it has become a melting pot of cultures, religions and lifestyles. This important
convergence of uniqueness and differences is reflected throughout the sights and sounds of
the city. Dallas’ authentic arts, music, food, places of worship, historic landmarks and urban
lifestyle all contribute to the city’s makeup.
Enjoy a full day in Dallas, and explore a touch of urban cowboy and sophisticated
elegance. Some notable attractions you may wish to visit include Southfork Ranch, the Sixth
Floor Museum, the Nasher Sculpture Centre and the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas has
has some of the country’s greatest shopping including the world-renowned NorthPark Center
and with over 8,000 restaurants, the Dallas area has something delicious to please any palate.
Experience all the city has to offer.
Say goodbye to Dallas and head to Wildcatter Ranch.
Wildcatter Ranch is a true Texan style ranch, originally purchased by the family of the current
owners back in 1870 and now operated as a ranch/retreat for those looking to experience a
little of the Western Spirit. It sits on 1,500 acres of North Texas Hill Country. This region of
Texas has been steeped in the western romance: frontier forts, Indian massacres, outlaws,
cattle drives, buffalo hunts and oil boom and has been the setting for many famed western
books, TV shows and Western movies. (D)
At Wildcatter Ranch, you’ll experience all a working Texas ranch
has to offer, plus a few extras that might surprise you. Spend the day making use of the ranch
facilities like the infinity pool and hot tub, and enjoying the activities on offer, including horse
riding, hiking, skeet shooting, fishing, canoeing, hay rides and archery. (B)(L)(D)
Drive to Fort Worth, the “City of Cowboys and
Culture”. Here, America’s Western heritage is showcased everywhere you go – downtown’s
Sundance Square, the famed Cultural District and especially the 15-block Stockyards National
Historic District. You’ll also see real cowboys in the world’s only daily cattle drive.
The day is yours to spend discovering Fort Worth. The 16th largest
city in the USA and still growing rapidly, Fort Worth is a destination redefined. New and
renovated hotel offerings, restaurants and exciting tourism attractions are enhancing the
city’s reputation as one of the premier travel destinations in the nation. In only a few days,
you can enjoy an enormous range of experiences - from longhorns to longnecks, from salons
to saloons. Discover the artistic masterpieces of the Fort Worth Cultural District; explore
the true American West in the Stockyards National Historic District and shop and dine in the
35-block Sundance Square, one of the most exciting downtown areas in the nation. Other
highlights of Fort Worth that you may wish to visit include the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame,
National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame, and Billy Bob’s Texas, the “world’s largest honkytonk.”.
Today drive to Dallas-Fort Worth airport and return your rental car.
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