Spotlight on San Antonio Holiday
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Day 1 San Antonio, Texas - Tour Begins
Welcome to the “American Venice.” Historic missions, River Walk restaurants, Spanish architecture and a beautiful river centerpiece make this a truly remarkable city. The sights and sounds of the holiday celebrations are sure to immerse you in the spirit of the season as you stroll along the San Antonio River, illuminated by festive decorations. 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. Then it’s on to visit one of America’s most historic sites, 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. This afternoon, get acquainted with the River Walk or spend more time exploring the Alamo at your leisure. This evening, enjoy the local flavors of Texas during dinner in the King William Historic District at a restored convent. (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 grounds of 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. Enjoy the evening at leisure to explore San Antonio’s beautiful River Walk. (B)
Day 4 San Antonio
This morning, it’s your choice! Visit the South Texas Heritage Center at the Witte Museum, an interactive museum dedicated to sharing the stories of San Antonio’s people and the land that has shaped their lives -OR- explore the 33-acre grounds of the San Antonio Botanical Gardens with expansive rose gardens, conservatory with tropical vegetation, and the Texas Native Trail showcasing ecosystems from the diverse regions of the state. Next, browse for one-of-a-kind goods at El Mercado, the Mexican Marketplace. Tonight, enjoy dinner in San Antonio’s Pearl District, a revitalized area that was once the home of the Pearl Brewery. After dinner you’ll be surrounded by holiday cheer during a riverboat ride on the Paseo del Rio. Gaze up at the towering cypress trees adorned with millions of twinkling lights as the narrated cruise takes you along the San Antonio River Walk. (B,D)
Day 5 San Antonio - Tour Ends
San Antonio’s natural beauty, history, cuisine, people, and music create wonderful holiday memories.
All This Included
Relax Texas-style when you settle into your River Walk hotel on this 5-day Spotlight on San Antonio tour. Take in the holiday sights during an evening stroll with over 120,000 lights illuminating the River Walk during holiday season. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the legendary Alamo and Mission San José. You’ll choose your activity – the South Texas Heritage Center Witte Museum to learn about the history of the San Antonio region -OR- 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. Savor dinner in the vibrant Pearl District neighborhood. Discover the bold flavors of Texas during dinner at a restored convent in the historic King William District. Cruise along the Paseo del Rio admiring festive decorations and immerse yourself in the laid-back atmosphere of this Texas city.
San Antonio: Omni La Mansion del Rio
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