Spotlight on San Antonio (Itinerary A)
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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 as the city’s 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 José, 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. 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, 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. You will view the grounds of the “Texas White House” including the family ranch, the one-room schoolhouse and the cemetery and final resting place of LBJ and Lady Bird Johnson. Continue to the heart of the rural Hill Country and the German settlement of Fredericksburg for a visit to the National Museum of the Pacific War, dedicated to teaching and preserving this chapter of U.S. history. 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. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your travel companions at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 5 San Antonio - Tour Ends
San Antonio's natural beauty, history, cuisine, and people create an experience you'll always remember.
All This Included
Relax Texas-style as you settle into your River Walk hotel on this Southwestern getaway. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the legendary Alamo and Mission San José. Cruise along the Paseo del Rio. Savor dinner at a restored convent in the historic King William District. Journey to Stonewall to view the grounds at the LBJ Ranch, birthplace of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson. Visit the National Museum of the Pacific War when you venture to charming Fredericksburg nestled in the Hill Country, rich with German heritage. Immerse yourself in the laid-back atmosphere of this vibrant city.
San Antonio, TX: The Westin Riverwalk
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