flights to San Antonio should be
scheduled to arrive
prior to 4pm on Day
1 of the tour.
Day 1: Arrive San Antonio, TexasI
It’s easy to see why San Antonio is often referred to as the “American
Venice.” Historic missions, River Walk restaurants, Spanish
architecture and a beautiful river centerpiece make this a truly
remarkable city. At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome
drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Day 2: San Antonio
Your day begins with a fascinating tour of San Antonio. History and
culture abound with a visit to the Mission San Jose, the second mission
established by Fray Antonio Margil de Jesus in 1720. This is followed
by the Alamo which played a critical role in the Texas Revolution.
People worldwide continue to remember the Alamo as a heroic struggle
against impossible odds - a place where men made the ultimate sacrifice
for freedom. Next, visit the Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio’s
cultural experience museum dedicated to enhancing the understanding of
cultural history and its influence upon the people of Texas. Later,
browse for one-of-a-kind goods at El Mercado, the Mexican Marketplace,
before a visit to the SAS (San Antonio Shoe) General Store. These
comfortable handcrafted shoes have been made in San Antonio since 1976.
Day 3: Stonewall - Fredericksburg - Bandera This
morning travel to Stonewall to enjoy a visit to the LBJ Ranch,
birthplace of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B.
Johnson. On your tour of the ranch you will view the “Texas White
House” and learn about living in the Texas Hill Country. Later, journey
to the heart of Hill Country to the German settlement of Fredericksburg
where you will have time to independently explore the quaint shops.
Discover one of Fredericksburg’s best kept secrets during a
demonstration and tasting at Chocolat, the only chocolatier to create
liquid praline in the United States. Continue to the “Cowboy Capital of
the World,” Bandera, for a traditional Texas cowboy BBQ and
entertainment at an authentic dude ranch. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4: San Antonio*
This morning, cruise along the Paseo del Rio, also known as the River
Walk, one of Texas’s most prized attractions. Learn more about the
architecture and culture of the city on this relaxing narrated boat
ride. Your afternoon is at leisure to discover San Antonio on your own.
This evening, experience the flavors of true Mexican cuisine as you
learn the art of cooking and making the perfect margarita at a special
farewell dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 5: Depart San Antonio The vacation ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (Breakfast)