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The journey begins in Texas!

To celebrate the release of the new Transformers 4 movie, which begins its journey in Texas, Paramount Pictures have teamed up with Texas Tourism to offer an exciting road trip adventure to the Lone Star state. The lucky winner's trip includes flights, accommodation and car hire - courtesy of Opodo. Explore the varied attractions of the state including visits to the Texas locations used in the new Transformers 4 movie, including Austin, Pflugerville, Elgin, Lockhart and Melber Lane, Manor.

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Texas has it all. Local flavour. Breathtaking scenery. Chances to play cowboy, or art critic. For more information, download your Texas Tour Guide today and plan your adventure at TravelTex.com/journey.

↓ Tax free shopping ↓

Texas is a retail paradise. You can find anything from luxury top brands to Western wear. Visit the San Marcos Outlet for a bargain, the Galleria in Houston for something unique or San Antonio if you’re in an ethnic mood. You can take advantage of the tax free shopping in Major Texas Cities including Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

Dallas flights £536

↓ Texan food culture ↓

In Texas food is more than a culture, it’s a lifestyle. All along the state you can enjoy everything from award-winning BBQs and authentic Tex-Mex to a wide range of worldly food. Taste sausages at Kreuz Market and visit the finest restaurants. Discover the markets, taste the tacos and enjoy the exquisite seafood and local fresh products.

Texas flights £571

↓ Art for every taste ↓

Texas is home to world-class museums including local history as well as a wide range of historical and international culture. Visit impressive Marfa Art in an area that has been called one of the last American frontiers, Austin – the city of murals, Fort Worth for an exquisite collection of European Masterpieces and Dallas for one of the biggest concentrations of antique galleries. Texas is full of surprises!

Fort Worth flights £536

↓ Music in Texas ↓

Texas stands out thanks to its diversity and is home to world renowned artists, offering music for every liking. Enjoy festivals, live music and dance country-style. Rock on in San Antonio and take pleasure in the historical Continental Club, in Austin and Houston, the premiere club for local live music.

Houston flights £567

↓ Nature's finest sights ↓

Enjoy the picturesque nature in Texas from the Gulf beaches to the parks. Visit the 800,000-acre Big Bend National Park containing a river, desert and mountains, as well as the largest protected area of the Chihuahuan Desert in the country. Take different tours to explore the charms each city has to offer and feel the West by learning about the Cowboy culture.

San Antonio flights £998

Austin

As the Live Music Capital of the World®, the city has a soundtrack all its own. Live music venues flourish with rock, indie, pop and Tejano. World-class restaurants with legendary barbeque and farm-to-table cuisine whet your appetite. Head to the heart of downtown for a cool dip in Barton Springs or try stand-up paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake.

↓ Shopping in Austin ↓

Discover antiques with a Texas flare at Uncommon Objects or Alan Boots, which will dress you from head to toe in cowboy gear. Down the block, both Tesoros and Blackmail Boutique offer hand-made jewellry and unique clothing. South Congress is one of Austin’s prime shopping stops where Big Top Candy Shop and Amy’s Ice Cream offer delicious post-shopping snacks.

Austin hotels £44

↓ Food for every mood ↓

If you are a foodie, Austin is the place for you, as it’s home to the world’s best barbecue. Each pit master has their own age-old family recipe which you can try at exquisite places like Franklin, Lamberts, Le Barbeque, or John Mueller Meat Co. If barbecues aren’t your thing, Austin masters tacos offering a wide selection of restaurants for all tastes. Remember, in Austin it’s okay to eat breakfast tacos for dinner!

Austin flights £571

↓ City of murals ↓

Austin is a city of murals. Local street artists use city-designated walls and buildings as their canvas. In-turn, large-scale paintings are created for public consumption. There are dozens of colorful pieces around town representing Latino culture, music and even acting as signage for businesses. Enjoy the magic of the Castle Hill installation, an abandoned multi-unit complex that has been transformed into a public gallery run by the city.

Austin car hire £20

↓ Feel the music ↓

Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, with more than 250 music venues in the city. From the moment you set foot in the airport, you feel Austin’s music diversity all around. Enjoy a great jam session at the historical Continental Club on South Congress, or if you want to dive right into the eclectic music scene, head to the Red River district with venues like the Mohawk and Stubbs presenting touring acts every night of the week.

Austin flights £571

↓ Naturally beautiful Austin ↓

Visitors can enjoy a true outdoor experience thanks to Austin’s natural beauty. You can choose to unwind by enjoying a peaceful walk along the Lady Bird Lake, or a relaxing swim in Barton Springs. If you’re feeling more adventurous, go on an electric bike tour on the city’s urban bike trails, or try stand-up paddle-board yoga. To end the day, Austin is home for the mesmerising sunset over the Hill Country from the glorious Mount Bonnell.

Austin hotels £44

Dallas

Dallas, the ninth largest city in the United States, is a place where BIG things happen. Like that moment when looking at the skyline, you find “Ewing Oil” and memories of JR come to life. The sensation of cheering for your favourite team. The satisfaction of finding that perfect outfit at a luxury shopping center that greets you with world-class sculptures or a year-round, indoor ice-skating rink.

↓ Luxurious shopping experiences ↓

Fun for all-year-round shopping, enjoy the luxury of the upscale indoor mall at North Park Centre, and the original Neiman Marcus store. For a unique experience, visit Galleria Dallas’ iconic ice- skating rink, or the nation’s oldest outdoor shopping centre and national historic landmark, Highland Park Village. It goes from luxury retail to hip boutiques in neighbourhoods as the Bishop Arts District and Mockingbird Station.

Dallas hotels £38

↓ Exquisite food in Dallas ↓

Apart from its legendary Tex-Mex, barbecue and steak, Dallas is also home to South-Western gourmet cuisine thanks to culinary stars like Dean Fearing, Stephan Pyles and Kent Rathbun. You can also enjoy a number of farm-to-table restaurants, fresh seafood or worldly cuisine; so there’s exquisite food for every taste as locals take pride in the roots of their sought-after food and drinks.

Dallas flights £536

↓ Packed full of art ↓

The Dallas Museum of Art is the anchor of the Dallas Arts District, with 3 museums and 4 performing arts venues. It’s home to one of the top concentration of art and antique galleries in Dallas Design District. There’re surprises as the Meadows Museum offering the largest collection of Spanish art, street-art throughout the Deep Ellum District or contemporary sculpture at North Park Centre.

Dallas car hire £21

↓ A sports paradise ↓

Dallas is a dream location for sport lovers. Home to top teams such as NFL Dallas Cowboys, the NBA’s Mavericks, Texas Rangers and many more. The city has hosted prestigious events like the Super Bowl XLV, the NBA Finals and the World Series. Dallas is excellent for both sports and recreation thanks to the supreme botanical garden, a 3.5-mile trail in the heart of downtown or golf courses and parks to exercise or just relax and look around.

Dallas flights £536

↓ So much to see ↓

Enjoy educational attractions like the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Victory Park or the high- tech Geo-Deck, with an impressive view of the city's skyline. Live a unique experience aboard Big D Fun Tours or Dallas Segway Tours. The foodies should join Dallas by Chocolate and if you’re an athlete, get ready for the Buzz-Bike or horse-back riding at the Texas Horse Park. Finally, you can relax by people-watching at Klyde Warren Park.

Dallas hotels £38

Fort Worth

Discover your inner cowboy in Fort Worth, Texas! The famed Stockyards National Historic District showcases the rich western history of the “City of Cowboys and Culture” with offerings such as a year-round rodeo, authentic dining, old-west style saloons, the world’s largest honky-tonk and a twice-daily cattle drive. Fort Worth is also home to a thriving cultural district that is one of the largest of its kind in the nation and features five internationally recognized museums.

↓ Shop Western style ↓

Fort Worth offers anything from traditional Western to the latest fashion. This city is home to supreme shopping malls such as Justin Outlet Boot Store where you can save on a wide variety of authentic Western boots, while you enjoy a unique experience. Fort Worth is one of the finest destinations for shopping as it adapts to every taste and budget.

Fort Worth hotels £33

↓ Food worth tasting ↓

Fort Worth’s cuisine tastefully reflects the city’s Western heritage and stands out thanks to world-class masterpieces. You can go from traditional mouth-watering meat and barbecue sauces, to innovative farm-to-table restaurants such as the elegant Ellerbe Fine Foods, offering fresh, locally grown, sustainable products. You can choose exotic flavours or worldly dishes, as the city has something for everyone.

Fort Worth flights £536

↓ An art oasis ↓

This city is home to a variety of museums internationally renowned for both their collections and architecture. The Fort Worth Cultural District harbours five museums in a green relaxing setting. The mesmerizing Kimbell Art Museum offers collections of Fort Worth’s colourful past as well as European masterpieces including Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Poussin, Monet, Picasso and Matisse.

Fort Worth car hire £21

↓ Where The West begins ↓

Fort Worth is known as the city of Cowboys and Culture. Feel the old West through Texas Longhorn and the American cowboys by visiting Stockyards National Historic District - merging wildlife, music and entertainment. Enjoy nature visiting the trails of Trinity River, exploring the Fort Worth Nature Centre and Refuge, or take a historical walk along the Heritage Trails.

Fort Worth flights £536

↓ Diverse music scene ↓

Fort Worth music scene is talented and diverse. Visit Billy Bobs, the world’s largest honky-tonk where you can dance along to the best country music accompanied by all sorts of entertainment such as bull riding and casinos. Fort Worth is also home to true jazz and blues, which you can relax to at Scat Jazz Lounge.

Fort Worth hotels £33

Houston

Houston, home to NASA and the Texas Medical Center, exudes a cosmopolitan and down-home vibe. There has never been a better time to visit the 4th largest U.S. city. Forbes named Houston “The Coolest City in America” (2012) for its vibrant economy. Houston is home to professional performing arts groups, a 19-museum district and more than 8,000 restaurants representing 35 countries and U.S. regions.

↓ Experience true food diversity ↓

As described by Chef Chris Shepherd, “Houston is the most secretive and dynamic culinary destination in the country”. As a port city as well as a lavish agricultural community, the restaurant scene goes from traditional to ethnically diverse. There are 8,000 restaurants for every scene, that vary from utmost luxury to casual and relaxed, from Tex-Mex to Vietnamese.

Houston hotels £48

↓ Not just shopping ↓

From vintage to high-end designer, Houston is the fashion capital of the South. Host to some of the most influential names in fashion, Houston Galleria is a must. Get inspired by its stunning architecture and distinctive style of entertainment, it offers more than 375 fine stores and restaurants, an impressive ice rink and two hotels. If you’re looking for a bargain, let yourself be surprised by Harwin Drive with its always-changing retailers.

Houston flights £567

↓ World renowned art ↓

The city is an internationally renowned arts centre thanks to the Houston Museum District. Visit the dynamic Museum of Fine Arts, offering world-class collections of Renaissance, 18th century paintings and contemporary sculpture in its two gallery buildings, a movie theatre, arts Houston is also home to 60 art galleries that combine quality and diversity.

Houston car hire £21

↓ Sights by bus, boat or segway ↓

You can visit Houston’s top attractions by bus or explore downtown and Buffalo Bayou on a Segway or boat. In the NASA's Johnson Space Centre you can embark on a journey through human adventures in space. Space Centre Houston features a multitude of permanent exhibits, attractions and theatres. If you want to relax, Houston has 49,643 acres of total picturesque park space.

Houston flights £567

↓ Music for every taste ↓

Houston has a lively music scene known for its diversity that goes from American Blues to Latin. You can enjoy weekly live country music at the Firehouse Salon, a unique and rustic country bar full of dancing and entertainment. The city will also surprise you with its current and fresh rap and experimental scene, so there’s always something for everyone.

Houston hotels £48

San Antonio

Amid spring-fed rivers and rolling hills, San Antonio’s rich culture flourishes with a repertoire of artists, historic legacies and culinary delights that will tempt travelers of all tastes. From the River Walk to Hill Country vineyards and golf resorts, San Antonio embodies the charm of an authentic American city.

↓ Fantasic shopping ↓

Authentic western shops, unique boutiques, upscale department stores and regional outlet centres are just a few of the reasons San Antonio ranks high on the top ten of America's 25 Best Cities for Shopping. Visit the Market Square if you’re feeling ethnic or Ingram Park Mall if you’re looking for top designers. International shoppers can receive sales tax refunds!

San Antonio hotels £44

↓ World food experience ↓

You can travel around the world in a gastronomical sense thanks to San Antonio’s variety. From German bakeries to Mexican Cantinas, renowned chefs add their world-class knowledge to the city’s supreme cuisine. Visit Biga on the Banks for some fine classic dining merged with Texas and Southwest regional cuisine, or Two Brothers BBQ Market for authentic Texas BBQ.

San Antonio flights £998

↓ Innovative art ↓

As part of San Antonio’s enchanting multi-culture, the rich art scene brings worldly treasures to light through outdoor sculptures, art galleries, more than 25 museums, over 40 performing arts stages and art festivals. Visit the innovative galleries and studios in Southtown and King, or the San Antonio Museum of Art that harbours a vast collection from Asian to Ancient Mediterranean, just a 30-minute walk from central downtown hotels with public art along the way.

San Antonio car hire £27

↓ Fun family activities ↓

San Antonio’s Theme Parks are guaranteed fun for all ages. See whales and sea lions at SeaWorld San Antonio, take a hair-raising ride at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and enjoy water adventures at Schlitterbahn and Splashtown. You can explore the city by taking a guided tour or a river cruise. If you want to relax, visit the River Walk, a unique urban sanctuary that winds along the San Antonio River.

San Antonio flights £988

↓ Eclectic music scene ↓

San Antonio has one of the most eclectic music scenes in the country with wide-ranging styles, from Mexican to hard rock. For some traditional country music, Cowboy Dance Hall is a must. You will enjoy a variety of entertainment options including dance lessons, bull-riding and games. If you want to experiment the city night-life, Downtown River Walk harbours bars and clubs.

San Antonio hotels £44