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  • Austin

    'The Live Music Capital of the World' is the place to visit for music, food and culture.

    • Sunset over Austin

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    • State Capitol Rotunda

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    • Nightwing Bat Statue

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    • BBQ Food

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    • Barton Springs Food Truck

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    • 6th Street

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    • Kayaks along Ladybird Lake

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    • Ironworks BBQ

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    • South Congress Bridge Bats

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    • Alamo Drafthouse

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    • Downtown Austin

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    • 2nd Street Art

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    Sights and landmarks not to be missed include the State Capitol,which is symbolic of the Lone Star State's "bigger is better" mentality, featuring a gorgeous whispering gallery rotunda and 22 acres of grounds. See the Confederate Soldier Monument and the Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, commemorating the life and music of the well known singer and song writer. Explore the history of Texas state at the Texas Bob Bullock Texas State Museum.

    Cool off with a dip in Barton Springs, a huge natural limestone pool that’s fed by underground sources. Visit Mount Bonnell a small but beautiful park looming almost 800 ft over Austin offering views over downtown, lake Austin and the beginning of Hill Country. Take a boat cruise on Lake Austin, stroll or cycle along Lady Bird Lake or take a Segcity tour.

    There's a reason Austin is often ranked one of the fittest cities in the country. From cycling to stand-up paddle boarding, water-biking to leisurely canoe-paddling - Austin offers an abundance of outdoor activities. Combining diverse topography, big name designers like Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones, and affordable courses, Austin is the perfect setting for year-round golfers.

    By night Austin really comes alive. Live music is available in nearly every bar in the city, giving the city the nickname 'The Live Music Capital of the World'. Nowhere is this truer than on the lively 6th Street, where you can hear every genre of music coming out of the many bars to adorn the street. Although nightlife plays a big part in Austin's culture, so does its food. Tex Mex and Barbecue are the main staples here, and restaurants such as Franklins are not to be missed while in town. Look at for one of the many food trucks around town too, where you can grab a quick bite to eat from some of the best street food around.

    Come October, Austin is also home to the US Grand Prix. The biggest race on the calendar in North America is held at the famous Circuit of the America's racetrack, about 15 minutes south of downtown. During the Grand Prix weekend, Austin really comes to life, with concerts, events and attractions aplenty. For more information on our Grand Prix packages, please visit the 'Experience and Explore' tab.

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      If you fancy staying on a ranch in Texas, you can choose from a guest ranch (more like a hotel with riding), a working ranch (where you can get stuck in with the ranch hands) or a traditional dude ranch (somewhere between the two!).

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      No visit to San Antonio, Texas is complete without a visit to The Alamo and a meander along the Riverwalk with its array of bars and restaurants, many of which have live entertainment in the evenings.

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      No visit to Houston is complete without a trip to the NASA Space Centre. Admission is also included in the Houston City Pass.

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      Explore the German heritage of Texas' Hill Country region, by visiting the shops and attractions of historic Fredericksburg. Feast on German fare and music at the famous Oktoberfest in late September.

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      Discover world famous BBQ food in Austin at Franklins BBQ restaurant. Should you not be a fan of BBQ food, then sample one of the many food trucks around the city.

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      See 'America's Team', the Dallas Cowboys American Football team at the AT & T Stadium in Arlington. Contact us for details on tickets.

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      Friday night is Rodeo night in Bandera throughout the summer months. Make sure you don't miss the opportunity to see real cowboys taking part in events such as roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

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  • US Formula One Grand Prix 2017 - Austin

    Austin

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    • Circuit of the America's

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    • 6th Street, Austin

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    Experience the thrills of the 6th US Grand Prix from the Circuit of the America's in Austin, Texas. One of the most exciting and anticipated races on the Grand Prix calendar, the US Grand Prix is one not to be missed.

    Departs: October 19th 2017
    Duration: 4 Nights

    Includes:

    • Return scheduled flights to Austin, Texas
    • 4 nights at the Hotel Indigo Downtown
    • Practice, qualifying and race day tickets (general admission)

    Day 1 – Thursday 19th October 2017

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Austin, Texas. Upon arrival transfer independently to the Hotel Indigo Downtown, your hotel for the next 4 nights. Enjoy a leisurely evening, sightseeing in downtown Austin and enjoying the famous Texan hospitality.

    Day 2 – Friday 20th October 2017

    Make your own way to the Circuit of the Americas (via the Shuttle bus which runs from the Austin Conference Centre, a few steps from your hotel) this morning to catch the action from the two practice sessions.

    Provisional F1 Practice Day Schedule
    10:00am - 11:30am: Formula 1 Practice 1
    14:00 - 15:30 - Formula 1 Practice 2

    After practice, make your way back to downtown Austin, where you will have some time at leisure to explore the quirky city and enjoy the vibrant nightlife.

    Day 3 Qualifying Day – Saturday 21st October 2017

    Today, you will again make your own way across to the circuit for the final practice session, which is then followed by the qualifying for Sunday's Grand Prix.

    Provisional F1 Qualifying Day Schedule 
    10:00am-11:00am: Formula 1 Practice 3
    13:00 - 14:00: Formula 1 Qualifying

    Once qualifying is complete, make your own way back to Austin and spend some time at leisure. Why not include a city tour as part of your itinerary and be introduced to the cities fascinating districts.

    Day 4 Race Day - Sunday 22nd October 2017

    Today is race day! Transfer independently across to the circuit in ample time to enjoy the pre-race atmosphere and soak up the sights and smells of the Grand Prix. Lights out is scheduled for 14:00, but ensure you are ready for the action early as the build up will start hours before.

    Provisional F1 Race Day Schedule
    12.30pm: Formula 1 Driver Track Parade
    14:00 - 16:00: Formula 1 US Grand Prix

    After the race, make your way back downtown to enjoy the famous nightlife in the bars and restaurants of Austin

    Day 5 - Monday 23rd October 2017

    Spend the morning at leisure and take the opportunity to either do some last minute sightseeing or souvenir shopping. Depart Austin on your chosen scheduled flight back to the UK.  

    Prices

    From £1959 per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe King Room. Prices are based on standard general admission. Upgraded tickets allowing additional access and preferred stand seating are available on request. Contact us for full details.

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