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Spotlight on San Antonio 2017-2018

5 days with Collette Vacations   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 San Antonio, Texas - Tour Begins
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. This evening get to know your fellow travelers at a welcome reception.

Day 2 San Antonio
Your day begins with a fascinating tour of San Antonio with a local guide. History and culture abound with a visit to two UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visit the Mission San Jose, the second mission established by Fray Antonio Margil de Jesus in 1720. This is followed by a visit to 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, browse for one-of-a-kind goods at El Mercado, the Mexican Marketplace. This afternoon the choice is yours: you may choose to visit the South Texas Heritage Center, an interactive museum dedicated to sharing the stories of San Antonio’s people and the land that has shaped their lives; or, perhaps you would prefer to explore the 33-acre grounds of the San Antonio Botanical Gardens featuring expansive rose gardens, a conservatory with tropical vegetation, and the Texas Native Trail showcasing ecosystems from the diverse regions of the state. This evening, discover the rich history of San Antonio’s newly renovated Pearl District, once the site of the Pearl Brewery, founded in 1881. Led by a local guide, the walking tour will include points of historic, cultural and architectural interest as you explore this mixed-use area of new and carefully restored buildings that now house restaurants, boutiques, living spaces and hotels. Dinner is included at a restaurant located in this unique and lively riverside neighborhood. (B,D)

Day 3 San Antonio - Stonewall - Fredericksburg - San Antonio
Journey to Stonewall and 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. Continue to the heart of the rural Hill Country and the German settlement of Fredericksburg. The old-time southwest will surround you as you take time to independently explore the quaint shops. This evening, discover the rich history of San Antonio’s newly renovated Pearl District, once the site of the Pearl Brewery, founded in 1881. Led by a local guide, the walking tour will include points of historic, cultural and architectural interest as you explore this mixed-use area of new and carefully restored buildings that now house restaurants, boutiques, living spaces and hotels. (B)

Day 4 San Antonio
Board a boat and drift 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. Then, enjoy some leisure time to discover San Antonio on your own. This evening, visit a picturesque olive orchard.* Enjoy a tour of the orchard complete with a wine and olive oil tasting and learn about its history before indulging in a spectacular Texas-inspired farewell dinner. (B,D)

Day 5 San Antonio - Tour Ends
We are certain you will agree: San Antonio's natural beauty, history, cuisine, people and music create an experience you'll always remember. (B)
Map
All This Included
Relax Texas-style when you settle into your River Walk hotel on this 5-day Spotlight on San Antonio tour. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the legendary Alamo and Mission San José. Explore the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. Journey to Stonewall to spend time at the LBJ Ranch, birthplace of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson. Venture to charming Fredericksburg nestled in the Hill Country and rich with German heritage. Discover the bold flavors of Texas during your tour of an olive orchard. Sample the local olive oils and wines before your dinner featuring local cuisine. Cruise along the Paseo del Rio and immerse yourself in the laid-back atmosphere of this Texas city.
  • 6 meals
  • Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
  • Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours
  • Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
  • Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
  • Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour
  • Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
Highlights
  • Behold the Alamo where the freedom of the Republic of Texas was defended.
  • Board a boat and drift along the Paseo del Rio (River Walk).
  • Embark on a fascinating tour of San Antonio with a local guide.
  • Enjoy a Texas-inspired dinner paired with local wine at an olive orchard.
  • Discover the German settlement of Fredericksburg set in the Hill Country.
  • Browse for one-of-a-kind goods at El Mercado, the Mexican Marketplace.
Accommodations
San Antonio: Omni La Mansion Del Rio Hotel
Pre and Post Add-ons
Pre Night Hotel:
  • Omni La Mansion del Rio
Post Night Hotel:
  • Omni La Mansion del Rio
Notes
  • This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.