Total Solar Eclipse - Houston & Austin - April 2024

Duration: 5 Days

• Enjoy a privately-guided tour of NASA’s Houston Space Center
• Visit the George Observatory for a night constellation laser tour to view planets and deep sky objects
• Savor a tequila tasting before dinner at the historic Commodore Perry Estate in Austin
• View the total solar eclipse from the Texas Hill Country outside Austin at a winemaker's estate
• Lodging at Four Seasons Houston and Commodore Perry Estate in Austin

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Day 1 - Arrive Houston: April 5, 2024

Arrive Houston and transfer privately to Four Seasons Houston in the heart of downtown. This evening, visit Turrell Twilight Skyspace at Rice University, that just celebrated its tenth anniversary, before a welcome dinner at one of Houston’s dining hot spots.

Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel, Houston

Meal Plan: D

Day 2 - Houston: April 6, 2024

After breakfast, travel to NASA’s Houston Space Center for a privately-guided introduction to the center that showcases hundreds of exhibits and space artifacts related to America’s amazing history and bright future in human space flight. Next, an exclusive tour provides private access to three areas – historic Apollo mission control where former presidents watched the Apollo Team send the first and last man to the moon, the International Space Station astronaut training facility, and the Saturn 5 rocket that is one of only three fully assembled Saturn 5 rockets left in the world. Lunch is enjoyed at the Space Center.

Tonight, after dinner, venture outside the city to the George Observatory where you will delve into the galaxy. Experience a constellation laser tour and view planets in our solar system or deep sky objects out in space using deck and dome telescopes.

Overnight: Four Seasons Hotel, Houston

Meal Plan: B,L,D

Day 3 - Houston to Austin: April 7, 2024

After breakfast, travel by luxury coach to Austin for the next phase of the Texan journey. Explore Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on a docent-led tour before checking in to the historic Commodore Perry Estate, a modern interpretation of a residential estate with 10 acres of picturesque grounds in the heart of the city.

This evening, enjoy a special tequila tasting before dinner at this lovely Auberge property.

Overnight: Commodore Perry Estate

Meal Plan: B,L,D

Day 4 - Austin and Eclipse Viewing: April 8, 2024

After breakfast, depart for a location outside the city in the hill country to maximize total solar eclipse viewing, the final opportunity in the United States until 2044. It will be a special day of food, wine, and viewing of the solar eclipse with totality extending for over four minutes. Meet the owners of a winery, tour the winemaking facilities, and sip Texas wines before and after viewing the total eclipse. Return to the Commodore Perry Estate Hotel for a relaxing evening.

Overnight: Commodore Perry Estate

Meal Plan: B,L,D

Day 5 - Depart Austin: April 9, 2024

After breakfast at the hotel, you'll be transferred privately to Austin Bergstrom Airport for your return home.       

Overnight: Commodore Perry Estate

Meal Plan: B

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