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Eclipse 2024 – The Best Of Texas

USA & Canada
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TOME8975

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

6 days

6 days by air

PRICE FROM ? £3599 per person
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Itinerary

Description

Join us to witness the grandeur of a total solar eclipse in the southern state of Texas, USA which promises to be a truly special experience.

This unique tour will be accompanied by an expert astronomer and we’ll also be joined by astronomer, astrophotographer and Sky at Night TV presenter Pete Lawrence for the latter part of the tour. Of course the main event and focus of this trip is the magnificent solar eclipse and on the day of this phenomenon, with Pete’s expert advice, we are taken into the path of ‘totality’, close to the centre line of the eclipse shadow track. This will be at a location chosen to give us a good chance of clear skies. Pete will give various presentations and advice too.

During this wonderful tour we also visit NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to learn more about space exploration.

Itinerary

Friday 5th April: Flight to Houston
Check in for our flight to Houston, Texas. On arrival, we are met by our local representative and transfer to the Courtyard by Marriott Houston Galleria Hotel, our base for the next two nights.

Meals: None

Saturday 6th April: Space Center Houston
After breakfast we enjoy a welcome presentation by our expert astronomer at the hotel. We then spend the day at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, one of Houston’s top attractions, which boasts many interactive displays with everything from space artefacts to a full-size rocket and space shuttle. Here we can learn about space exploration from fascinating hands-on exhibits.

Later, enjoy dinner (not included) in the collection of historic Houston neighbourhoods known as the Heights, an area dotted with independent shops and trendy restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast

Sunday 7th April: Houston to Waxahachie/Cedar Hill
Checking out of our Houston hotel, we head to the towns of Waxahachie and Cedar Hill, in preparation for our Eclipse viewing the following day. On arrival, we check in to either the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Dallas Waxahachie or the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Cedar Hill for the last two nights of our tour.

This evening, we enjoy a pre-eclipse presentation with expert astronomer Pete Lawrence at the Waxahachie Civic Center.

Meals: Breakfast

Monday 8th April: Solar Eclipse in Waxahachie
Following breakfast at the hotel, we head to our dedicated viewing site in Waxahachie. Here we can enjoy the total solar eclipse, scheduled to start around 12.22pm. There’s plenty of time to find your own space and set up any equipment ready to take in the wonder of the eclipse.

Later we return to our hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th April: Post-eclipse presentation & overnight flight home
After breakfast we return to the Waxahachie Civic Center for a post-eclipse presentation with Pete Lawrence which also gives us a chance to share our eclipse experiences with our fellow travellers. Afterwards, we transfer to Dallas airport for our flight home, arriving back in the UK the following day.

Meals: Breakfast (Tuesday)

Please note: as the tour has been planned far in advance, the itinerary and price are subject to change.

 

Accommodation

Located in the centre of Houston, the Courtyard by Marriott Houston Galleria is ideally situated to enjoy the many shops, restaurants and attractions of the city. All the air-conditioned rooms offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, hairdryer and fridge. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar & lounge, an indoor pool and a fitness centre. (JG4 rating)

The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Dallas Waxahachie is located just beyond the southern suburbs of Dallas in Waxahachie. The hotel features an outdoor pool (seasonal), fitness centre, lounge and free Wi-Fi and all rooms offer a seating area, satellite TV and air-conditioning. (JG3 rating) 

The contemporary Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Dallas Cedar Hill is located in the heart of vibrant Cedar Hill, within walking distance of local restaurants. The hotel features an outdoor pool (seasonal), fitness centre, lounge and free Wi-Fi and all rooms offer satellite TV, air-conditioning, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making facilities, microwave, fridge, iron and ironing board. (JG3 rating)

Bullets

  • Flight to Houston & return from Dallas*
  • Airport taxes & luggage allowance (one piece of checked-in hold luggage per person)
  • Airport transfers in Texas
  • 2 nights at the Courtyard by Marriott Houston, Galleria (JG4 rating) with breakfast
  • 2 nights at either the Fairford Inn & Suites by Marriott Dallas, Waxahachie (JG3 rating) or the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Dallas, Cedar Hill (JG3 rating) with breakfast
  • Admission to NASA’s Johnson Space Centre, Houston
  • Travel to/from the dedicated Waxahachie eclipse site for the eclipse experience (includes safety viewing glasses)
  • Pre & post-eclipse presentations at the Waxahachie Civic Center with Pete Lawrence
  • Tour accompanied throughout by an expert astronomer
  • Part of the tour accompanied by astronomer Pete Lawrence
  • Gratuities for the coach driver

Departures

Departure date: 05/04/2024

Search Bullets

  • Flight to Houston & return from Dallas*
  • Admission to NASA's Johnson Space Center Houston & the Fort Worth Stockyards Championship Rodeo to watch the cattle drive
  • Travel to/from the dedicated Waxahachie eclipse site for the eclipse experience (includes safety viewing glasses)
  • Tour accompanied throughout by an expert astronomer

Helpful Information

Regrettably, Omega Breaks cannot be held responsible for the non-appearance of any named astronomers and no refunds will be given in this event. However, a suitably qualified astronomer will be provided as a replacement in such circumstances.

*Air package holiday prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation and availability. The final price will depend on your chosen airport, airline and flight time. Terms and conditions apply. Errors and omissions excepted. Please visit our website for details. 

Operated by Just Go! Holidays Ltd trading as Omega Breaks, ATOL No.10889

Passport & visa information

A full UK passport is required for the duration of your stay. British passport holders do not currently require an additional period of validity. 

However, your passport must be a biometric ePassport with the silver camera symbol on the front. There are also a number of other rules concerning entry to the USA, which you should check before travelling.

British citizens will need to get an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver to enter or transit the USA as a visitor. You can apply at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/

For further advice on travel and current information, please refer to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa

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