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SAN ANTONIO HIGHLIGHTS

Luxury Motorcoach Trip

March 25 – April 1
8 Days / 7 Nights
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$50 Per Person Deposit due upon Signing up. Balance due February 25th

Departure Cities:

Waterloo, Marshalltown, Grinnell, Newton, and Altoona

Price Per Person:

$1,790 Double / Occupancy
$2,404 Single / Occupancy
$1,740 Triple / Occupancy
$1,690 Quad / Occupancy

INCREDIBLE FULLY-LOADED TOUR includes:

  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • 7 nights lodging with 3 consecutive nights at the Drury Plaza Riverwalk Hotel
  • Luggage Handling in San Antonio
  • 12 meals: 7 breakfasts (one not at the hotel), 2 Lunch, 3 Deluxe Dinners and 1 snack
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial
  • Narrated Riverwalk Cruise
  • Buckhorn Saloon & Texas Ranger Museum
  • Free time at Historic Market Square
  • Viewing of the Alamo IMAX movie, “Price of Freedom”
  • Deluxe Dinner along the Riverwalk
  • Deluxe Breakfast at the Oldest Restaurant in San Antonio
  • Private Guided Tour of the Alamo
  • Guided Tour of San Fernando Cathedral and the Spanish Governor’s Palace
  • Visit the vibrant German community, Beethoven Maennerchor
  • Premier Dinner with a gorgeous view…
  • Visit LBJ Childhood Home, view of the land of the Texas Whitehouse (LBJ Ranch, house is closed)
  • Guided History of Fredericksburg, “Jewel of the Texas Hill Country” and Luckenbach, “where everybody is somebody”
  • Premier Steak restaurant Dinner
  • Guided Tour of Waco including visits to Fixer Upper Homes, JDH Metal Designs, Harp Design Co., and historical landmarks
  • National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
  • Daily Raffle Drawings
  • Gratuity for all Step-on Guides
  • Bottled Water and Snacks-on board
  • On-Board Tour Director

Day 1:
Saturday, march 25

Welcome Aboard! We’ll depart our pick up locations for a nice ride across the states to our first en route hotel . Lunch and Dinner on own. Water and snacks provided on coach.

Day 2:
sunday, march 26

Tour Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum – is comprised of two distinct but eternally interwoven parts. The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial is a place of quiet reflection. It honors those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever on April 19, 1995. It encompasses the now-sacred soil where the Murrah Building once stood, as well as the surrounding area devastated by the attack. The Memorial Museum occupies the west end of the former Journal Record Building. Built in 1923, this building withstood the bombing. Going through the story of those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever by the April 19, 1995, as well as the world’s response in its aftermath.   Lunch and Dinner on own. Arrive to en route hotel.

Day 3:
monday, march 27

Arrival to San Antonio Hotel, Drury Plaza Riverwalk. Located on the San Antonio River, walking distance from shops, restaurants and entertainment. Relax in the sun on the deck of the rooftop pool, which also has two whirlpools! This skyscraper features 50-foot ceilings, travertine flooring and stained-glass windows. Enjoy Lunch (PRE-PAID),  Narrated River Cruise –  take you on an enchanting journey through San Antonio’s rich history, from La Villita, the city’s first neighborhood (and where General Santa Anna placed his cannon line in the Battle of the Alamo)… past the Old Mill Crossing where Teddy Roosevelt led his Rough Riders…You’ll learn about our city’s architecture and points of interest, such as Selena’s Bridge, where Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla Pérez’s husband proposed to her in the movie; the Hyatt Regency Hotel, designed so its height would not cast a shadow on the Alamo in the setting sun; and the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Our German, Mexican, French, Irish, and American Indian heritages create a culture unique to San Antonio. Then Buckhorn Saloon & Texas Ranger Museum – Kick off your (cowboy and cowgirl) boots and stay awhile! With the full Texas experience under one roof, you and your family can easily spend the whole day here. From the exotic animal collection and The Texas Ranger Museum to the saloon, and cafe, to the gift shop – it’s no wonder that The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum has become one of the biggest attractions in downtown San Antonio. Texas Ranger Museum has priceless historic artifacts that span more than a century of Ranger history. Notable Texas Rangers exhibited in the collection include, Ray Martinez, Joaquin Jackson, John B. Armstrong and Frank Hamer. Visit Historic Market Square. Browse this wonderful market, the largest Mexican Market. Shop and explore to your hearts content….almost!! LOL  View the “Price of Freedom“ movie. A stirring tribute to the 189 Texans, Tejanos and settlers who defended the beseiged Alamo for 13 days against the Mexican army. Enjoy Dinner (PRE-PAID) where it’s festooned with Christmas lights year-round, with strolling Mariachi musicians and a huge selection of classic dishes. Plus stop by the bakery for some sweet Mexican bread. Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and Dinner Paid

Day 4:
tuesday, march 28

Breakfast (PRE-PAID) at the Oldest Restaurant in San Antonio with the BEST food. Then a private Guided Tour of The Alamo. Walk in the footsteps of heroes with our one hour guided tour – The Alamo: A Story Bigger Than Texas. An experienced Alamo history interpreter will walk us through Alamo Plaza, revealing the story of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and taking you to key battlefield locations that are today hidden under San Antonio’s streets. Then a Guided Tour of the San Fernando Cathedral – has always been at the center of San Antonio. Founded on March 9, 1731 by a group of 15 families who came from the Canary Islands at the invitation of King Phillip V of Spain and is the oldest, continuously functioning religious community in the State of Texas.  Then the Spanish Governors Palace – last visual remnants of the Presidio San Antonio de Béjar. Traditionally known as the Spanish Governor’s Palace, it was the original comandancia (residence and working office) for the captains of the military garrison from 1722 until the early 1800s. Learn Texas’s earliest history under Spanish rule. Tour the rooms furnished with Spanish Colonial period pieces and be delighted with the beautifully landscaped gardens in the courtyard. Visit Beethoven Maennerchor. Maennerchor is a vibrant community devoted to German heritage, culture and preservation. While here, we’ll talk to a local, enjoy a Leberkase, Reuben sandwich or a Goulash Bavarian soft pretzel. After, visit the 750-foot-tall  Towers of America where we will take in sky-high views from the Observation Deck of the spectacular view of Alamo City. Then off to Dinner (PRE-PAID).

Day 5:
wednesday, march 29

Enjoy a Hot Breakfast at our hotel. Depart for Fredericksburg, “Jewel of the Texas Hill Country” and Luckenbach, “Where Everybody is Somebody”. Enjoy some amazing views of the Texas roaming Hill Country. Enjoy a Guided Tour of History of Fredericksburg, Luckenbach and the History of Lyndon B. Johnson Settlement and childhood home while traveling. Free time browsing the shops of both. Known for their elegant shops and fine dining, we can feel the authentic German soul and see reminders of their heritage in the historic buildings along Main Street, the German cruisine at local restaurants and wineries. Then back to freshen up at hotel prior to Dinner (PRE-PAID)

Day 6:
thursday, march 30

Enjoy a Hot Breakfast at our hotel. Depart for Waco, TX. Arrive for a delicious Lunch (PRE-PAID). Then we’re off for a Guided Tour of Waco including visits to Fixer Upper Homes, JDH Metal Designs, Harp Design Co., and historical landmarks. Possibly be greeted by Jimmy Don of JDH Metals if he is in town. After, we’ll have Free time at Magnolia Market. Free time for browsing and Dinner on own. Check out The Findery too! Then depart for Dallas to our en route hotel.

Day 7:
friday, march 31

Enjoy a Hot Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for en route hotel. Stop and tour the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.  It is America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture. Gain better understanding of the West: a region and a history that permeates our national culture. The Museum features a superb collection of classic and contemporary Western art, including works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, as well as sculptor James Earle Fraser’s magnificent work, The End of the Trail. The exhibition wing houses a turn-of-the-century town and interactive history galleries that focus on the American cowboy, rodeos, Native American culture, Victorian firearms, frontier military and Western performers. Lunch and Dinner on own. Travel on to en route hotel in Kansas.

Day 8:
saturday, april 1

Today, after enjoying a Continental Breakfast, we will depart for home…a perfect time to chat with your friends about all of the things we’ve done, the great sights we’ve seen, and where we will go on our next trip!

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