Buddy & All that jazz

Buddy & All that jazz

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Buddy & All that jazz

15 Days Starting in New Orleans, LA, USA and ending in Fort Worth, TX, USA

Visiting: New Orleans, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Lubbock, Oklahoma City, Fort Worth

Tour operator:

Travelling Time

Tour code:

TT-USA28

Recommended For:

50 plus, Couples, Singles

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

12 - 40

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

21-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

History, Music

From:
$3505
$3408 (USD) The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$96

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Tour Overview

Buddy & All that Jazz celebrates the diverse culture of “The Big Easy!” Followed by a remarkable journey through the Lone Star State to the birthplace of the legend that is Buddy Holly - Lubbock, Texas. On this tour we travel to Clovis, New Mexico to visit the studio where he recorded some of his best known hits. We will visit a multitude of iconic locations and experience the rich western culture of cities like San Antonio, Austin, Dallas & Oklahoma City. If that isn’t enough we will travel along the Mother Road - Historic Route 66 as much as we can, visiting quirky little museums and venues along the way!

Highlights

  • Visit the Alamo

  • Buddy Holly Sites

  • Norman Petty Studios

  • 6th Street Music Scene

  • Fort Worth Stockyards

  • Sundance Square

Itinerary

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Day 1 : New Orleans
Location: New Orleans
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Welcome to New Orleans. After checking in to our hotel your tour manager will host a welcome meeting so you can get acquainted with your fellow travellers in the hotel bar.

Day 2 : New Orleans
Location: New Orleans
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today you will have the day to yourself to explore New Orleans and its fantastic French Quarter at your own pace. There is so much to see and do you will be spoilt for choice, but be sure to sample the Coffee & Beignet at the Cafe du Monde and take a tram ride through this wonderful city. Then, when darkness falls, be sure to go to Bourbon Street to enjoy the music and ambience of NOLA!

Day 3 : Houston
Location: Houston
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast we will travel through Louisiana to Houston Texas, where we will visit the Space Center and enjoy an evening in the downtown area.

Day 4 : San Antonio
Location: San Antonio
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning we will travel to San Antonio, a city rich in history and bursting with culture. We will visit the famous Alamo before checking into our hotel. after some R & R you are free to explore San Antonio at your own pace. Be sure to take a stroll or a boat ride along the Riverwalk!

Day 5 : San Antonio
Location: San Antonio
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Make the most of your visit to San Antonio and enjoy a leisurely day exploring and sight- seeing. Don’t miss your chance to visit the Tower of the Americas – with 360 degree views of Alamo City and its 4D theatre ride on the ground floor.

Day 6 : Austin
Location: Austin
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast it’s time to leave San Antonio and head for Austin – the capital of Texas – known for its eclectic live music scene centered around country, blues and rock. After checking into the hotel you will be free to explore Austin and enjoy its famous 6th Street entertainment district!

Day 7 : Austin
Location: Austin
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

On this, our second and last day in Austin, make sure you visit the Farmers’ Market and Republic Square where live music is played throughout the day, or how about a boat tour on Lake Austin? The choice is yours! This evening, take another trip down 6th Street, or perhaps the quieter Rainey Street Historic District would be your preference?

Day 8 : Dallas
Location: Dallas
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast we will make our way to Dallas, Texas and a visit to Southfork – home of TV’s Ewing Family. This evening we will go out as a group to enjoy the Deep Ellum entertainment district. We’ll see more of this fantastic city when we return later in the tour.

Day 9 : Lubbock
Location: Lubbock
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning, we will set off for the birthplace of the music legend Buddy Holly – Lubbock. We’ll visit the Buddy Holly Center, The West Texas Wall of Fame and pay our respects at Buddy’s grave. Then our evening entertainment will be in the downtown area.

Day 10 : Lubbock
Location: Lubbock
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we will travel to Clovis, New Mexico and the Norman Petty Recording Studio where Buddy Holly recorded some of his biggest hits and hear stories of him as a young man from the curator of the facility. Tonight the group will visit Cook’s Garage, a dream venue for lovers of all things Americana.

Day 11 : Oklahoma City
Location: Oklahoma City
Accommodation: Hostel
Meals Included: Breakfast

It’s time to leave for Oklahoma City where we’ll visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial. After some free time we will visit Bricktown’s entertainment area.

Day 12 : Oklahoma City
Location: Oklahoma City
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we’ll visit the Oklahoma City Stockyards – where western wear shops and so much more can be found. Then we will enjoy a tour around the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. This evening we will take you to Automobile Alley – which has some of the best shopping, dining and nightlife in OKC!

Day 13 : Fort Worth
Location: Fort Worth
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Bidding a fond farewell to Oklahoma City we will visit the Chickasaw Cultural Center on our way to Fort Worth. This evening we will spend time at Sundance Square.

Day 14 : Fort Worth
Location: Fort Worth
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today’s activities include a tour of the 6th Floor Museum in Dallas and back in Fort Worth a visit to Billy Bob’s – The World’s biggest Honkytonk!

Day 15 : Tour Ends
Location: Fort Worth
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today as your tour ends, we will escort you to the airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals – Breakfast Only

What's Not Included

  • Additional Services

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

  • Optional

Check out our Q&As

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Yes

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    Yes

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Yes

  • Does Travelling Time offer financial protection and bonding?

    Yes. In fact every penny of your money is protected by our TTA Membership - Q1893 and for flight inclusive trips we have an Air Travel Organisers Licence ATOL T7516

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    30 + Years

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes - Our tours are very flexible and you can join us for all or part of the tour. Please get in touch to discuss.

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Pat Robertson  

Buddy is the best.

06-Apr-2023

Don't waste your time looking anywhere else - the best Buddy Holly Tours around are to be found at Travelling Time.

Kevin Brown  

Review of our Tour.

02-Mar-2023

Simply brilliant. Thanks for everything. From the great hotels, safe driving, great food, amazin attractions and fantastic company - everything went better than we could ever have expected.

Pauline Butler  

Sorry - late review, but the tour was sooooo worth it.

01-Dec-2022

If you want a music tour to the States - book with Travelling Time - Buddy and all that Jazz, was quite simply the best ever tour I have been on -0 buy a country mile.

Lorna Charles   UK

Buddy Holly Fans...Don't miss this one.

27-Oct-2023

If you are a fan of Buddy Holly - look no further than Travelling Time. We searched for ages to find the perfect tour. Travelling Time offered two this one and 66 & Buddy. We wanted to go to New Orleans, so we chose this one and so glad we did. We had a private group holiday - 10 of us who all share a passion for Buddy Holly and this was a life time dream for many of us. Thanks for making it so special Travelling Time.

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    Up to 57 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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