Cowboys, Indians & All that Jazz

Taking in 4 states along the historic Route 66, you will learn about the lives of the modern Cowboy, Native history & culture as well as the strong musical history these fantastic states have to offer. Into food? You sure won’t be disappointed as your culinary senses will be brought to life

What's included

• International Flights from the UK based on economy class
• 23-day Intermediate car hire
• 22 nights’ accommodation

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Dallas Fort Worth

Arrive at Dallas Fort Worth and collect your Intermediate car, the rest of the day is at leisure exploring the historic town of Grapevine. Overnight Grapevine

Day 2 - Grapevine, TX

Spend the morning experiencing the Grapevine Glockenspiel, featuring the Would-Be Train Robbers, Nat Barrett & Willy Majors or explore Grapevines working artisans including Holder Dane Gallery, Vetro Glass Blowing Studio & Gallery & the Grapevine Black Smith. The afternoon can then be spent sampling some of Grapevines local craft brews at the Hop & Sting Brewing Company. This evening why not dine at one of the many restaurants located in downtown Grapevine offering favourites such as steaks, BBQ’s & Tex-Mex. Finish the evening on Main Street taking in the different sounds from restaurants & winery tasting rooms. Overnight Grapevine

Day 3 - Grapevine, TX

Start the day with a visit to Cowboys Golf Club, the only NFL themed golf club in the world. A local pro will be happy to assist with a short golf lesson. After head over to Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys - why not take a tour of the AT&T Stadium. After a stadium tour you could stop for lunch next door at Texas Live! a world class dining entertainment & hospitality district adjacent to the Globe Life Filed, home of Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers. Head back to Grapevine for dinner and local entertainment. Overnight Grapevine

Day 4 - Grapevine, TX

Spend your final day in Grapevine exploring more food outlets such as Meat You Anywhere! Where you can experience their Texas BBQ Burrito. After shop til you drop at Grapevine Mills Mall, with over 180+ shops or Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, to get any items that a modern-day Cowboy may need. After you could visit the Texas Gun Experience & learn how to shoot like a real-life cowboy. Overnight Grapevine

Day 5 - Fort Worth, TX

Depart Grapevine & head over to Fort Worth, where your first stop should certainly be the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, the world’s only museum dedicated to honouring women of the American West. Enjoy lunch over at the Stockyards’ Historic District at such popular venues as Riscky’s Barbeque or Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que. In the evening saddle up at one of the local saloons or purchase yourself some western wear at one of the local shops prior to heading to dinner. Find out why Texas is known for their steaks at Cattlemen’s or H3 Steakhouse.

Day 6 - Dallas, TX

Upon arrival in Dallas visit Wild Bill’s Western Store, where you can enjoy a cold Texas beer while you get a hat steamed to fit you perfectly or get measured for custom made boots. Make a stop at Pioneer Plaza, the world’s largest bronze monument depicting a cattle drive, complete with nearly 50 longhorn steers being herded by three cowboys. Why not stop at Pecan Lodge or Lockhart Smokehouse for lunch. After lunch you could visit the Southfork Ranch, where a tour would let you explore the ranch made famous by the Ewing Family in the television series Dallas.

Day 7 - Dallas, TX

Today why not start your day with a visit to the Sixth Floor Museum, commemorating the life & assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This museum is in the former Texas School Book Depository Building, Lee Harvey Oswald’s vantage point in his assassination of President Kennedy. After enjoy lunch & shopping in the Historic West End. Dallas is well known for craft beers & margaritas so enjoy the afternoon sampling some of the flavours. For dinner a visit to Deep Ellum is a must. This lively entertainment district is known for its vibrant murals, quirky art galleries and long-time concert venues. For craft brews, we recommend Deep Ellum Brewing Co. and for margaritas, we recommend Revolver Margarita. Enjoy dinner at any of Deep Ellum’s unique restaurants. From good greasy burgers, to Texas BBQ, to sushi, to Tex-Mex, you will find a wide assortment of restaurants to choose from.

Day 8 - Sulphur, OK

Depart Dallas and make the drive north towards Sulphur. Begin your First American’s Experience at the Chickasaw Cultural Centre. This state-of-the-art complex shares the story of the Chickasaw Nation through exhibits including Spirit Forest, Removal Corridor & the Chickasaw Village. Then head over to Tishomingo to enjoy lunch. A popular lunch spot is Blake Shelton’s Ole Red, famous for its country music career & ‘the Voice’ star Shelton serves up live music, hospitality & delicious steak & burgers. After lunch take in the historic sites such as a stop at the Chickasaw Council House Museum where you will find the original Council House as well as the largest collection of Chickasaw art, artefacts & archival material. Next, visit the Chickasaw National Capitol Building. Opened in 1898, this building served as the Chickasaw Nation’s Government until 1907. Overnight in Sulphur

Day 9 - Lawton, OK

Depart Sulphur & head towards the Old Chisholm Trail. Arrive in Duncan where you could visit the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center and experience the sights and sounds of the West at this multisensory attraction that celebrates North America’s great cattle drives. Continue west to Oklahoma’s first resort community – Medicine Park. Enjoy lunch along Bath Lake and take in the quirky shops and galleries in town before continuing into the adjacent Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Here you will enjoy America’s first wildlife preserve. See Bison and Long Horn freely roaming the prairie. Outdoor lovers can hike, rock climb or just simply enjoy the sights and sounds of the wildlife. Travel into Lawton Fort Sill and explore the Museum of the Great Plains. Experience a simulated tornado, tuck inside a teepee and explore the lives of the early day communities on the plains. Overnight Lawton

Day 10 - Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City is a culinary mecca, for starters try lunch at The Collective or Parlor – both concept locations that offer multiple kitchen dining options. For those who love water, head over to RiverSport Adventures. Here you can spend the afternoon kayaking on the river, zip-lining from above on the ground ropes course, trying your hand at the artificial white-water rapids or enjoying the forced water surfing. Not so adventurous – jump on the light rail and visit the Oklahoma City Museum of Art – home of the most comprehensive collection of glass by artist Dale Chihuly. Relax and take a stroll through Scissortail Park and the Myriad Gardens. Visit Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. This sombre but beautiful site is a monument to the victims, survivors, and rescue workers of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Wrap up your evening in Bricktown – Oklahoma’s largest entertainment district. Take a tour on the canal in a water taxi before wrapping up your evening with a beverage and live music in the district or take the light rail to Automobile Alley or Mid-Town for a beverage on one of the rooftops with a skyline view. Overnight Oklahoma City

Day 11 - Oklahoma City, OK

Spend the morning exploring the Historic Stockyards City & see working cowboys going about their daily lives. Shop at a custom boot or hat maker & visit the catwalks & auction arena where all the action really happens. After why not visit Oklahoma City’s newest premier Smithsonian affiliated attraction, the First American Museum. Here you will learn of each of the 39 tribes headquartered in Oklahoma. Enjoy interactive exhibits, see artifacts dating back hundreds of years and most of all experience America’s true history. Enjoy an authentic meal before leaving for the next venture. Another must see would be the National Cowboy and Western Museum. This all-encompassing museum highlights many aspects of the Western experience. Galleries include Western performers, Native American culture, the sport of rodeo, fine arts and the latest outdoor experience – Liichokochkomo. This evening's suggestion would be a short 20minute drive to Arcadia to visit the Round Barn & then a visit at Pops, take a sampling of your choice of over 700 options of soda pop. Overnight Oklahoma City

Day 12 - Tulsa, OK

En route to Tulsa make a stop at the Standing Bear Park, Museum and Education Center in Ponca City where you can listen to the story of Chief Standing Bear and what would lead up to the first civil rights trial heard by the US Supreme Court. After why not stop ay Marland Mansion, known as “Palace on the Prairie”, this Italian-inspired villa shares the story of wealth that the 1920s celebrated in the state. Boasting over 43,000 square feet, you will be lead though the life of one of Oklahoma’s most extreme citizens. Make a pit stop for lunch at The Mercantile in Pawhuska, OK. This establishment (owned by Food Network Star Ree Drummond aka Pioneer Woman) will surely bring your taste buds to the comfort foods Oklahoma is known for. Visit the Osage Nation Cultural Center. Here you will learn of one of the most unique histories of the First Nations. Brush up before you arrive (maybe on the flight over) by reading the book Killers of the Flower Moon. Next up, Woolaroc – standing for Woods, Lakes and Rocks, was ranch retreat of oilman Frank Phillips. The ranch includes a 3,700-acre drive-through wildlife preserve, a museum housing world collection of “Uncle Franks” treasures and the ranch home. Stop at Frank and Lolla’s in Bartlesville for your local fill of great Oklahoma eats. Visit with the locals and make new friends. Overnight Tulsa

Day 13 - Tulsa, OK

Today explore the Philbrook Museum, housed in a grand historical mansion set on 25 acres of exquisitely manicured Italian -inspired gardens. The extensive collection features Native America, modern & contemporary art. For lunch why not stop at Ike’s Chili - Tulsa’s best chili since 1908. Ask for the chili three-way and get ready for a celebration of flavour. After lunch spend the afternoon at Gathering Place, Tulsa’s newest outdoor space. Enjoy a kayak tour on the lake, a stroll through the verdant hills or enjoy one of the many changing exhibits. After a recommended stop would be Tulsa Cave House, a quirky, craggy house built into the side of a hill started out as a Prohibition-era restaurant. It was rumoured to have a hidden, underground speak easy frequented by outlaw Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd and his crew. Dinner gives you plenty of options as Tulsa is full of fantastic & delicious local restaurants. Overnight Tulsa

Day 14 - Tahlequah, OK

As you make your way to Tahlequah, stop at Will Rogers Memorial & museum in Claremore. Laugh at many famous quotes from the satirist that are still valid today. For lunch today why not stop at Waylan’s Ku-Ku Burger, this Historic Route 66 mainstay in Miami is a must for a nostalgic burger and shake. Upon arrival in Tahlequah, Capitol of the Cherokee Nation, learn about the tribal traditions of the Cherokee. Stop by the Cherokee National History Museum, Cherokee National Prison Museum, and National Supreme Court Museum. Overnight Tahlequah

Day 15 - Choctaw, OK

Arrive in Muskogee, made famous by Merle Haggard’s – Okie from Muskogee”, this All-American city offers an experience into Okie traditions. Visit the USS Batfish & War Memorial and see what it was like to live on a World War II Submarine. Take a drive through Honor Heights Park and complete your visit at the Three Rivers Museum where you will learn of the multi-ethnic history of the American frontier. Enjoy lunch at a local eatery before continuing your day. This scenic drive continues through tiny Checotah – Home of Carrie Underwood. Arrive in Durant, headquarters of the Choctaw Nation. Visit the brand-new Choctaw Cultural Center. This facility features tribal traditions including a recreated village that will bring you back to Mississippi, the Choctaw’s original homelands. Enjoy the artifacts and original artwork that is unique to this nation. Overnight Choctaw

Day 16 - Shreveport, LA

Upon arrival in Shreveport, you could visit the Gator’s and Friends Alligator Park and Petting Zoo, you will be able to pet a baby alligator, race high-speed go-karts, play your favourite arcade games, and zip-line throughout the park. Next why not visit the RW Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport’s largest museum that houses thousands of American and European sculptures, paintings, artifacts, and decorative arts spanning four centuries. The museum sits on 40 beautifully landscaped gardens and trails. Overnight Shreveport

Day 17 – Shreveport, LA

Start your morning in the swampy bayou country on the beautiful Caddo Lake located on the border of Louisiana and Texas, just a short drive away from Shreveport and Bossier City. You will have a great experience with professional bass guide Mark Allen that "Lives on Caddo Lake." Tour Morrell Dairy Farm, a family farm and creamery located 20 minutes from Shreveport. They raise Jersey dairy cows and process their milk into delicious milk, chocolate milk and butter. Why not stop for lunch at Fertitta’s Delicatessen. Opened in 1927 as Shreveport's first imported foods store, this small Italian deli and sandwich shop is well-known for their trademarked "Muffy" sandwich, a handheld version of the classic Italian muffaletta. You could also take a backstage music tour at the historic Shreveport Municipal Auditorium.  Here you will walk in the footsteps of music legends and stand on the stage where idols like Elvis Presley, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash got their start on the Louisiana Hayride radio program. This evening enjoy Bossier City’s East Bank District & Plaza, the only open container district in Louisiana outside of New Orleans. In the half-mile entertainment district, visitors can find restaurants, an antique shop, a brewery, an axe-throwing bar, and more. The district is conveniently located within walking distance of four casinos, Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets, and several hotels. Overnight Shreveport

Day 18 – Alexandria, LA

Mark your arrival in central Louisiana with a bit of retail therapy at specialty boutiques along or near Jackson Street including: Southern Chic, Terra Home, and Flowers & Gifts by Rick, Addie’s Boutique, The Wild Hare and John Ward Interior & Gifts. After why not sit down to a home-cooked lunch at a long-time local favourite: Wildwood Pizza, Spirits or The Cottage. Pop into Little Cakes with Big Attitude, Doce Vita or Atwood’s Bakery for a sweet treat. Walk through history at Kent Plantation House, a pristine Creole plantation home from the early 1800s. Guides in period attire will share its history as they take you through the original home, outdoor kitchen, milk house, and blacksmith shop and sugar mill. Look for the popular resident chickens, Nutella and Oreo. This evening discover a new favourite menu at one of the local downtown restaurants: Embers, The Levee, The Bentley Room or The Diamond Grill to name a few. Enjoy a nightcap at Finnegan’s Wake, home to 150+ types of Scotch and the one of the very few Whiskey Sommeliers in the Country. Overnight Alexandria

Day 19 – Alexandria, LA

Today cross the Red River to see two Civil War forts and Bailey’s Dam at Forts Randolph & Buhlow Historic Sites. Talk with the Park Ranger, explore the earthen forts, walk through a life-size recreation of a military leader’s lodging and watch a brief film of the Red River Campaign. Step into a World War II-era barracks and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Louisiana Maneuvers –a two-year exercise designed to shift the Army’s strategic planning, modernize its resources/equipment and provide hands-on training for 500,000 soldiers. Generals Patton, Bradley, Eisenhower and Marshall were among those who led the Maneuvers, which have been credited with changing the course of world history. Tonight, why not dine at Tunk’s Cypress Inn on beautiful Lake Kincaid. Enjoy lake views, seafood specials and southern favourites every night and hear live music in the downstairs Oyster Bar most nights. Overnight Alexandria

Day 20 – New Orleans, LA

Drive the 7-mile stretch of highway through the village of Forest Hill and discover the unexpected “Plant Capital of the South”. Family-owned nurseries in the 1940s laid the foundation for this homegrown multi-million-dollar industry which provides plants across the United States. Lose yourself in the past at this 50+ acre property is home to the Southern Forest Heritage Museum as well as a World War II Museum and the Camp Claiborne and Civilian Conservation Corps museums. Explore the original Planer Mill and Machine Shop (circa 1913) and the renovated locomotives, Commissary and the oldest complete sawmill in the south. Treat yourself to lunch at Lea’s Café in Lecompte. Famous for their ham sandwiches, Daily Specials and extensive homemade pie selection, Lea’s has been a special spot since 1928. As you head south to New Orleans from Lecompte, take in a few more of central Louisiana’s historical sites treasures and drive by Loyd Hall Plantation, Trinity Episcopal Church along Bayou Boeuf. Get your first taste of New Orleans at Mother’s Restaurant with a ‘debris po’boy sandwich, a bowl of red beans and rice, and/or their famous baked ham. Overnight New Orleans

Day 21 – New Orleans, LA

Start your day bright and early with a café au lait and plate of sweet beignets on the open-air patio at Café du Monde before exploring the city – why not book a City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Tour double decker bus tour? After lunch, wander around the French Quarter and visit Jackson Square, one of the most iconic sites in New Orleans. Stop in for a little shopping at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk which features over 75 retailers and restaurants. A dinner at one of our centuries-old restaurants like Antoine’s, Galatoire’s, Tujague’s or Broussard’s will not only offer you a great meal but a history lesson as well. After dinner make your way to Preservation Hall to hear New Orleans Jazz at the city’s premier jazz music venue. Overnight New Orleans

Day 22 – New Orleans, LA

Explore New Orleans by foot, take in the Historical French Quarter Walking Tour and hear what makes the city so unique. Spend the rest of your afternoon people watching and tax-free shopping in Jackson Square or Royal Street. No trip to New Orleans is complete without a stop on Bourbon Street for lively music and cocktails but don’t forget to venture a little further to Frenchmen Street where the locals go! Remember there is no last call so take advantage of a few extra hours to enjoy the entertainment and atmosphere.

Day 23 - Depart for Home

Spend your final morning taking a last stroll around this historic city and why not visit The Historic New Orleans Collection where you can see French Quarter history up close.

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22 nights, 23 days

  • International Flights from the UK
  • 22 nights’ accommodation
  • 4 States
  • Dallas Fort Worth
  • Oklahoma City
  • New Orleans
  • Intermediate Car Hire
  • Available from Regional & Irish airports, prices and durations may vary

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At a glance


22 nights, 23 days

  • International Flights from the UK
  • 22 nights’ accommodation
  • 4 States
  • Dallas Fort Worth
  • Oklahoma City
  • New Orleans
  • Intermediate Car Hire
  • Available from Regional & Irish airports, prices and durations may vary

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2020 - Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
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Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


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We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

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If you find the same tour cheaper through another operator, we'll match the price.

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