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Eclipse 2024 – The Best Of Texas

  • Duration: 6 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TOME8975

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

6 days

6 days by air

PRICE FROM ? £2499 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 Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks 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
Checking out of our Houston hotel, we head to Waxahachie. On arrival, we check in to the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Dallas Waxahachie where we stay for the last two nights of our tour.

This evening, we enjoy a pre-eclipse presentation with Pete Lawrence at the Waxahachie Civic Center, located next to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Monday 8th April: Solar Eclipse in Ennis
Following breakfast at the hotel, we head to Ennis. Here we can enjoy the total solar eclipse for the maximum duration, 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 Waxahachie 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 4-star Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks Hotel 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, microwave and fridge. Hotel amenities include Reeds Restaurant and Bar & Lounge, an outdoor pool (seasonal) and 24-hour fitness centre.

The 3-star 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.

Club Class Home Collection Service

Take advantage of our stress-free departure option of Club Class Home Collection Service. With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the airport in top specification cars or MPVs, then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

The round trip mileage is calculated from your home postcode to the airport postcode and back again using Google maps most direct routing.

On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be yours plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottled water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices.

Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking.

Service operated in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 100 miles£99
101-150£135
151-200£175
201-250£225
251-300£250
301-350£280
Single Traveller Supplement75%
*Please note: for return journeys over 350 miles, please call for a quote.

Bullets

  • Flight to Houston and return from Dallas*
  • Airport taxes and luggage allowance (one piece of checked-in hold luggage per person)
  • Airport transfers in Texas
  • 2 nights at the 4-star Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks Hotel with breakfast
  • 2 nights at the 3-star Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Dallas Waxahachie with breakfast
  • Porterage at the Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks Hotel
  • Admission to the Space Center Houston
  • Excursion to Ennis for the eclipse (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
  • Local guides on excursions

Departures

Departure date: 05/04/2024

Search Bullets

  • Flight to Houston and return from Dallas*
  • Admission to the Space Center Houston
  • Excursion to Ennis for the eclipse (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 with at least 6 months validity from your return date.

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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A staged deposit scheme available: Initial £50 deposit - July 2022 £450 due, March 2023 a further £1250 due, Full Ballance due 100 days before travel. Please ask for more details.

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