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From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon South Rim with Snacks & Lunch

1. From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon South Rim with Snacks & Lunch

Escape the city for a day with a trip to the Grand Canyon National Park from fabulous Las Vegas, with transfers, snacks, lunch, and free time at the South Rim included.  After your Las Vegas pickup, enjoy some light breakfast snacks and you are also welcome to bring your coffee or tea in a container with a lid. Sit back and relax as you travel along Route 66. Following lunch, enter into the Grand Canyon National Park with your first stop at Mather Point for approximately 45 minutes. Then the driver will collect all interested guests and transfer them to Bright Angel, the Visitor Center, for approximately 2 hours.  The hardier travelers will want to take the opportunity to walk the approximate 2.5-mile trail along the ridge of the Canyon and enjoy the ever-changing, breathtaking views. Once your time at the South Rim has come to an end, you will board your luxury bus for a smooth ride back to Las Vegas.  Along the way, stop for lunch at a local family diner in Arizona. You will then be dropped off at the location of your original pickup to enjoy the rest of your Las Vegas vacation.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend

2. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend

Get away from the bright lights of Las Vegas, and journey into the great American Southwest. First, stop at Antelope Canyon and enjoy its colorful, intricate rock walls and formations, rainbow colors, and patterns. You'll explore the canyon with an experienced Navajo guide. Next, take in spectacular views at the Horseshoe Bend, a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River. After hiking 1.2 km on a sandy trail, take your time to admire the breathtaking views. Finally, stop at the world-famous Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history.

Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

3. Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

Explore the wonders of space travel on an unforgettable tour that includes a mini-city tour around Houston and roundtrip transportation to the NASA/Johnson Space Center.  Enjoy interactive exhibits and activities, touch a moon rock, take a tram ride to the NASA control center and see the shuttle replica at the Independence Plaza. Begin your day of space exploration on land as you are taken a short city sightseeing tour around Houston where you can see some of its most important landmarks.  Afterward, drive 25 miles from the center of Houston to the Space Center Houston and experience America’s adventures in space first-hand. Space Center Houston is the visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center. It is a separate facility that features activities and exhibits designed jointly by NASA and Disney Imagineering. Get a chance to ride the half-hour tram tour that goes to the gigantic International Space Station Assembly Building and to the NASA control center. Both kids and adults will enjoy the interactive displays. Don’t miss the Starship Gallery Artifact Museum, where you can touch a moon rock or try out the simulator that lets you land the lunar orbiter.

From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle

4. From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle

Meet your guide in downtown Austin at the visitor center, then board your shuttle bus for the day and head out into the sprawling Texan countryside. The first stop of the day is Austin’s most famous BBQ joint, Salt Lick BBQ. At the BBQ, enjoy a tasting session of some of the very best meat and food that Texas has to offer, and soak up this friendly atmosphere. The tour does not include the cost of the tasting. It's recommended to budget $35 per person for your meal, however, you can bring your own alcohol to enjoy with your food. After the BBQ, you'll wind through the hills and stop at two different wineries so that you can sample delicious Texas wines - all while taking in those gorgeous hill country views.

From Las Vegas: Area 51 Full-Day Tour

5. From Las Vegas: Area 51 Full-Day Tour

Indulge your love of conspiracies and government secrets on this your around Area 51. See ancient petroglyphs and visit the spots where UFOs have recently been sighted. See the airline that "doesn't exist" at McCarren International Airport before making your way to the Area 51 airbase on Groom Lake that also didn't exist for decades - according to officials. Travel through some of the most desolate but scenic deserts in the world to get there. Marvel at the ancient Indian petroglyphs and explore the mysterious dry lake where recent sightings of UFOs have been reported. Continue along the "Extraterrestrial Highway" to arrive at Little A'le' Inn, a scene of numerous movies including "Independence Day." Find a wealth of information and souvenirs about the top-secret area, and enjoy a burger before going to the infamous Black Mailbox to explore a sacred meeting place for UFO enthusiasts. Arrive at the absolute perimeter of Area 51 through an unexplained "mutant" Joshua tree forest, where guards stand watch with detection devices and cameras mounted among the cacti. Wave at the heavily armed guards, if you dare.

Austin: Best of Austin Driving Tour with Local Guide

6. Austin: Best of Austin Driving Tour with Local Guide

Experience all that Austin has to offer on this 2-hour city overview. This 'bucket list' tour will take you to see major landmarks, lesser-known gems that only a local would know about, real neighborhoods, and of course, the food trucks! Ride in-style in an air-conditioned Mercedes Van, with many stops where you can get out, stretch your legs, and explore. Your local Austin guide will share with you stories about art, music, culture, food, history, parks, famous people, and much more. Discover secret spots, hear funny stories, and decipher local legends. Make new memories and laugh a ton as you learn why Austin is known for its motto, 'Keep Austin Weird'. Along with seeing all the top sites, get an opportunity to tour the State Capitol. Learn a little about Texas history and see the beautiful architecture throughout the Capitol. After your guided Capitol tour, head down to the Food Trucks to end your tour with a tasty treat.

Austin: Electric Bike City Sightseeing Tour

7. Austin: Electric Bike City Sightseeing Tour

Start at the shop and get outfitted to a pedal-assist E-bike. After a quick safety meeting and pre-ride warm-up, head towards the South Congress District and check out many of Austin's most famous murals where you'll have time to stop and snap some photos before heading on to your next adventure. Head towards the new boardwalk and take in the views of the Austin skyline before heading north to check out Downtown Austin. As you enter the downtown area, see some of Austin's most popular entertainment districts including Rainey Street and 6th Street. Continue towards the Texas State Capitol and get a chance to walk inside and check out the famous rotunda. Finish your tour by heading to the University of Texas campus and learn about the school's history. On your way back to the shop, stop at Texas's oldest swimming pool and the gem of Austin, Barton Springs. This natural pool is a recreational outdoor swimming pool that is filled entirely with water from nearby a natural spring and sits at 65 degrees year-round.

From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Guided Day Trip with Lunch

8. From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Guided Day Trip with Lunch

Set out from Las Vegas on a guided day trip to discover the scenery of the Grand Canyon, with hotel pickup included. Hit the road on Route 66, take in the views at the Grand Canyon National Park, and cross the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Enjoy lunch and breakfast along the way. The first stop on your journey will be in historic Seligman, Arizona where you will have a chance to see some of the history of the famous Route 66, the 'Mother Road' of the USA Continue on to the Grand Canyon National Park, where you’ll enjoy stops at Mather Point and Bright Angel Lodge. Choose between traveling to each point by bus or, for the more adventurous, walking along the paved road with your guide between the sites. Soak up the breathtaking views — stop along the trail to take photos as you take in the unforgettable colors and rock formations around you.  After visiting both sites, begin the return trip to Las Vegas. Along the way, enjoy a stop in Arizona to catch a bite to eat at a local American diner (at your own expense).  Travel over the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge and see the Las Vegas skyline illuminated to top off your experience, before being dropped back at your hotel.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & Seven Magic Mountains

9. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & Seven Magic Mountains

Visit three iconic sites in the United States on this guided day trip. Take pictures of the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and Seven Magic Mountains, and marvel at the breathtaking sceneries they offer. Begin your group tour of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam with pick-up from your Las Vegas hotel. Head out of Las Vegas well before the big bus tours are finished loading, ensuring more time in the park and space at the viewpoints before the largest bus groups arrive. While on the Strip, stop for pictures at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign. After this, head to Seven Magic Mountains for wonderful wondering and great photo opportunities. Next, visit the famous Hoover Dam, a 756-foot tall and 650-foot thick block of concrete built-in 1936 to provide electricity for the growing urban centers nearby. Continue towards the Grand Canyon, where you have the opportunity to sightsee Eagle Point, Skywalk, and hike at Guano Point with views of the mighty Colorado River. Once you've experienced unreal vistas and nowhere-else-on-earth photo opportunities, head back to meet your driver for your relaxing drive back to Las Vegas, stopping for dinner along the way. Depending on local traffic conditions, expect to return to your hotel by approximately 5:30 PM.

El Paso & Juarez Downtown Historic Walking Tour

10. El Paso & Juarez Downtown Historic Walking Tour

This tour will start at the border of the United States and Mexico where you will meet your friendly guide. Head into El Paso and Juarez (Juarez Avenue) and be shown some of the most interesting hot spots including restaurants, cabarets, and cantinas. With your guide, discover how this part of the world has modernised over time to become the cultural hub that it is.  Your tour will continue as you walk down Downtown Juarez and see iconic landmarks such as the San Luis Exchange House, the Museum of Revolution, Old Mayors office, the Cathedral, Benito Juarez Monument, Old Post Office Building, Plaza de Toros Bullring, Mission de Guadalupe and shop around downtown and visit the Markets.

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What people are saying about Texas

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4.1 / 5

based on 6 reviews

A great day experience covering some real “must see” South Western highlights. Our guides were friendly and knowledgeable (and even managed to help squeeze in a couple of extra sights into an already packed itinerary). Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area

This tour was fantastic from the start to finish. We got to see some great historic places on our way to the Grand Canyon and our way back. Brandon & Steven (our tour guides) were also extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

Best way to see the city of Dallas and south fork ranch. Our tour guide Dan had a mountain of knowledge and delivered it with an enthusiasm flare that was priceless. Keep up the good work Dan ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Great experience! Got lots of information on local popular sites, lots of history on Austin development and had lots of fun getting it! Get a tour from a local!!! Our guide Kandace was just a hoot!!!

The day tour is worth every penny, we visited three beautiful places of Arizona! Our tour guide Tomo is very knowledgeable and fun that made us enjoy the trip more. Indeed, a memorable experience!