NEW: Saga escorted tour 'Deep in the Heart of Texas'

Tuesday 18 April 2017

10 included excursions showing off the best of the Lone Star State

Includes Saga’s VIP door to door travel service

Saga has launched a brand new 13 night escorted tour taking guests on a journey through Texas visiting Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Galveston.

The tour starts ‘Where the West begins’ in the historic Fort Worth. Guests can embrace the Cowboy culture and true Texan heritage with a visit to the historic Stockyards to learn the history of the state’s famous livestock industry followed by a line dancing lesson at Billy Bob’s Honky Tonk.

A visit to Dallas takes guests on a tour of the West End District which includes a visit to the famous Dealey Plaza and of course, there’s also a visit to the Southfork Ranch, the location of the TV show Dallas!

Next stop Austin, the live music capital of the World and home to 250 live music venues, there’s plenty of time to explore with a two night stay the city, before the tour heads on to San Antonio. Here there’s a salute to Davy Crockett with a visit to the scene of the Alamo at San Antonio Missions National Historic Park plus a cruise along the San Antonio river highlights the heart and soul of the city.

Guests learn about space travel in Houston ‘Space City’ with a visit to the Lyndon B Johnson Space Centre, which has worked on human space flight for over half a century. It is home to the International Space Station mission and the Orion Programme’s mission to the Red Planet. 

The tour comes to an end in Galveston an island city on the Gulf of Texas. With 32 miles of beaches, amusement rides and restaurants lining the historic Pleasure Pier and Galveston State Park with its trails, kayak launches and fishing spots, guests can enjoy the true American resort experience.

Chris Parker, Holiday Creator for Saga, commented:

Saga customers were telling me they wanted an in depth tour of Texas that showed the best of what the Lone Star State had to offer, so I have created a tour that I think really gives them this. There is time to explore each city before moving on, with a host of fantastic excursions, plus stays are all in centrally located hotels, so there is plenty of time to explore independently as well!”


For details call free on 0800 414 383 or visit

Editors: Contact Press Officer Jessica Myers at or call 01303 776133

13 nights from £3099 departing May 9, 23, Sep 12 and Oct, 17, 2018. Price includes 12 nights in hotel and 1 in flight, 10 excursions or visits, 13 meals: 12 breakfasts and 1 dinner, VIP door-to-door travel service, Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required, Return flights and transfers, Saga tour manager, Welcome drink reception, Porterage at all hotels.

Saga has created four new holiday ‘Time to’ styles: Go for it, Stay & Explore, Discover and Unwind. Each style helps guests decide on a holiday that feels right for them. Deep in the Heart of Texas is Discover (Pace 1).

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