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San Antonio, Texas

Saturday, April 7 through Friday, April 13, 2018 (7 Days)
Driving Trip
Walking Level: Light to Moderate
Signup Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018
Wheelchair Accessible Trip

Yee Haw Ya'll!!! Strap on those cowboy boots and join us on a journey to big ol’ Texas! This trip has something for everyone, food, music, history, nature and unique art. We begin the journey with a stop just outside of Dallas at the Texas Musicians Museum. You don’t have to be a country music fan to enjoy this museum, it celebrates all genres of music from rock, soul, pop and showcases memorabilia from anything Texas related. We’ll see items from Texas music legends as Buddy Holly, Janis Joplin, Selena, Beyonce and ZZ Top.

On the way to San Antonio we may (or may not, you’ll just have to come and see) stop at Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum. Toilet seat art? Sure is! Run by 96-year-old Barney Smith, there are so many toilet seat art pieces you might just be able to find that perfect souvenir to bring home from you Texas adventure!

Next stop on this journey brings us to San Antonio where we take a winding tour along the city center's River Walk. Here we will enjoy the oasis of the cypress-line paths that follow the San Antonio River in the center of town. Enjoy the sights of the city, view the Mexican and Spanish inspired architecture along the way, or stop at any of the wonderful restaurants and shops. Who doesn't love a little bit of shopping?? Make sure you say hello to the Ambassador Amigos, native San Antonians wearing brightly colored shirts and straw hats who can answer any of your questions about the area. They may even show you where to buy one of their matching shirts and hats!

Just steps away from the River is The Alamo. Our tour will include a walk along the historic site where Texas volunteer soldiers occupied a Franciscan mission during the war for independence from Mexico. We will get a glimpse at to what Texas might have been like over 300 years ago. After the tour will want to know if you would volunteer to help James Bowie and Davy Crockett defend the Alamo on this Texas adventure?

Our final activity of the day brings us to the beautiful San Antonio Botanical Gardens. You get to view native Texas flowers, ferns, and exotic plants such as orchids and roses. And because there are so many lush plants and flowers around, they'll be plenty of birds to watch too. Black-chinned Hummingbirds and Purple Martins are frequent visitors to the Gardens. But if you're lucky enough, you may see a vividly colored Painted Bunting (which only travel as far north as Oklahoma!), they are bright blue, yellow, green, and red.

Don’t miss out on this exciting Texan adventure!

Your Guaranteed Cost Trip™ & Full Fare Price Disclosure

  • Your Guaranteed Cost Trip™ means there are absolutely no hidden costs - everything is included: all meals (breakfast at hotel, lunch and dinner both at a restaurant), lodging in your own, regular bed, and all transportation including local pickup and drop off in your city, all attractions, entertainment and activities, an experienced tour leader and experienced staff care in 1:3 and 1:4 small groups. Travelers only need to bring souvenir and snack money.

  • All prices shown are round trip prices and include all mandatory taxes and fees. Note: Soda cards on Royal Caribbean cruises are at your own expense (to keep the trip price fair for everyone).

  • Vendor & fuel price increases between the time of the traveler’s initial deposit and the due date for final payment are covered by Special Journeys—you never pay extra for Your Guaranteed Cost Trip™.

  • Travelers that need to travel with a dedicated 1:1 staff require an additional, reduced price fare to cover the costs for that staff.

  • All trips with a domestic flight component cover one 50 pound checked bag. See the trip description for 10+ day trips as 2 bags are usually covered then. The cost for additional or overweight bags will be shown on your trip itinerary. There is no fee for carry-on bags but they are limited in size to the then current airline standards.

  • Medical equipment does not count as luggage but you must notify us in advance so we have room to transport this equipment!

  • Some trips require a passport (see trip description). We recommend getting the passport book, not the passport card. It can take 2 to 3 months to receive a passport so apply as early as possible. They are good for 10 years!

  • We offer interest-free payment plans that allow you to finish paying for up to half of the trip cost after you return.

  • You can send in money (pre-pay) for a trip to be selected later.

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