Total Solar Eclipse 2024

11 reviews
Apr 4 - 10, 2024
Group size: 15 - 40
Total Solar Eclipse 2024

11 reviews

Apr 4 - 10, 2024
Group size: 15 - 40

About this trip

Travel through Texas to chase the 2024 Solar Eclipse with Astronomer Bob Berman. We chose Texas because it is one of the driest and most statistically likely locations within the US for clear skies on eclipse day. And while we're there, we'll bring you to see some of the best of what the Lone Star state has to offer, including a VIP tour of the Johnson Space Center.

What’s included

  • 6 Nights Hotel
    1 night in Houston (4/4), 2 nights in San Antonio (4/5 & 4/6), 2 nights in Florence (4/7 & 4/8), 1 Night at Austin Airport
  • 12 Meals
    Daily Breakfast and either lunch or dinner on full tour days, dinner on 4/4 and breakfast on 4/10
  • Ground Transportation
    Ground transportation April 4-10 (there are no group activities on April 10))
  • Private Eclipse Location
    We have booked out the Vineyard at Florence for our group
  • Bob Berman Lecture
  • Sky Party with Bob Berma
  • Lunch with an Astronaut
    at the Johnson Space Center
  • VIP Tour
    at the Johnson Space Center
  • River Boat Tour
    in San Antonio
  • Group tour at the Alamo
  • Lake Austin Boat Charter
    Farewell Dinner
  • Gratuities
    Special Interest Tours will provide gratuities for the driver(s) and any group meals. However, gratuities for breakfasts or housekeeping will be at the guest's sole discretion.
  • Airport Transfers
    Transfers between the Houston Airports and the hotel on 4/4. We are staying at an airport hotel on 4/9 guests can depart at their leisure on 4/10
  • Airfare
    Guests are responsible for arranging travel to and from the tour.
  • Additional Meals
    Any meals not mentioned in the "Included" section will be the guest's responsibility.
  • Additional Alcohol
    Guests will be responsible to pay for any alcoholic beverages ordered at meals.
  • Travel Insurance
    Guests will have the option of purchasing a travel protection plan and will be provided with a quote.

Available Packages

Double Occupancy - Per Person
14 left
Deposit: $1,000
Single Occupancy - Per Person
Available until March 5, 2024only 1 left
Deposit: $1,000


Day 1 - April 4th
Arrive in Houston

Travel to Houston Tx and arrive at the George Bush International Airport. Your guide will greet you at the airport and transfer you to our hotel in downtown Houston. This evening we will gather for a welcome dinner at the hotel, followed by an solar eclipse lecture by Bob Berman.

Your Organizer

Special Interest Tours
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I would be better able to evaluate the tour if it occurred. I was informed that the tour was cancelled for this year because of COVID problems in Alaska. I was told that it will be run in2023. Maybe I will be able to rate the trip then.
By RANDALL S for 2022 Northern Lights Astronomy Tour with Bob Berman on 13 Mar, 2022
Our trip was cancelled due to covid, so I can't say anything about how good or bad it might have been. Kudos to the organizers for the prompt refund.
By Eric S for 2022 Northern Lights Astronomy Tour with Bob Berman on 13 Mar, 2022
We had a most memorable experience, with interesting train excursions, expert narration on the bus, plenty of food and very good accommodations. Fall foliage was great in many places, and snow on Mt Washington not a surprise to us. Hannah and Angeli were terrific hosts, with attention to details to keep us happy!
By Richard C for 2021 New England Fall Colors by Rail on 18 Oct, 2021
Of fourteen rail rides over ten days, only five or six were worthy of attention. The rest were a waste if time. Food at welcome and farewell dinners was disappointing, Four of the eight included bagged breakfasts featured poorly prepared, unappetizing breakfast sandwiches. Lunches and dinners were primarily chicken or turkey with few, if any, options. Accommodations varied. Four were excellent, but two were definitely marginal. We have taken more than a dozen organized tours with various companies, including two with SIT. This was by far the most poorly organized. I would give them a D for this trip.
By Jeremy M for 2021 New England Fall Colors by Rail on 18 Oct, 2021
This trip needed a leader. While Anjali and Hannah were present, they allowed Dave from Trains to give travel information to the group which was often contradictory to the final outcome. You are in charge, Anjali, please present that way. Communication and direction were poor. For example, the breakfast location in Bar Harbor was not communicated to the group and was challenging for some people to attend. Some were unaware of the direction to leave bags outside the door of the same hotel. Multiple times the group was asked to wear their masks in the bus, but it was not enforced. I would estimate a minimum of 75% of the people on the bus were over 65 and many with compromised immune systems requiring the enforcement of masks. I was uncomfortable with alcohol being consumed on the bus. As a result of this trip, I cannot give a positive referral to friends regarding Specialty Interest Tours and I will not use them again.
By Steven E for 2021 New England Fall Colors by Rail on 12 Oct, 2021
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