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SEPTEMBER 10 - 14, 2017
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San Antonio, Texas
The Alamo & Missions
In the 18th century, Franciscan priests from Spain established five Catholic missions along the San Antonio River, primarily to extend Spain’s dominion Northward from Mexico, but also to convert and educate the native population. Today, the five missions (Alamo, Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission San Juan and Mission Espada) represent the largest concentration of Spanish Colonial Missions in North America and they have been nominated for World Heritage Status.
San Antonio River Walk
The San Antonio River Walk is a verdant oasis of cypress-lined paved paths, arched stone bridges and lush landscapes. It gently winds through the city center, providing millions of visitors each year with easy access to the city’s cultural hot spots, historic sites and other attractions. So the next time you have a little spare time, simply go for a stroll along the River Walk. You’re sure to find plenty of things to do.
Dining on the River Walk
Colorful and iconic umbrellas shade riverside tables as diners savor a splendid array of diverse River Walk cuisine. Classic Tex-Mex, tender barbecue, traditional Italian and contemporary Southwestern fare are just a few of the choices you’ll find in the cafés, restaurants and bistros.
Touring the River Walk
The River Walk, or Paseo del Rio, is the largest urban ecosystem in the nation. Tucked quietly below street level and only steps from the Alamo, it provides a serene and pleasant way to navigate the city. Ride a river cruiser, rent a bicycle or take your time seeing the sights on foot. With 15 miles of sidewalks and paths, the River Walk provides access to museums, the King William Historic District, 300-year-old Spanish missions, hotels, shops, restaurants and a new adventure around every turn.
River Walk News
Something new is always happening along the tree-lined banks of the San Antonio River. To help you stay up-to-date on fun things to do, the best times to visit, where to stay and other helpful info, we’ve compiled a few news articles that offer an insider’s perspective on the River Walk and surrounding areas. So forget the guidebook, and take a page or two from the experts.
Welcome to Holiday Inn San Antonio River Walk
San Antonio, TX River Walk Hotel - Holiday Inn
Located in the heart of downtown and directly on the River Walk, Holiday Inn San Antonio River Walk is a newly renovated, sophisticated hotel that offers the ultimate travel experience. Whether you're in town for business or pleasure, our contemporary hotel features a warm atmosphere with modern design features.
Conveniently Located Hotel with Premier Address
Holiday Inn San Antonio River Walk is surrounded by world-class dining, entertainment, professional sports arenas and family friendly attractions, including The Alamo, SeaWorld, Six Flags, AT & T Center, Alamodome, and Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center. Additionally, guests can take a short drive to San Marcos and discover a premier shopping destination at the San Marcos Premium Outlets.
DAY 1 Portland to San Antonio
DAY 2 Introduction
San Antonio Grand Tour
The ultimate tour of San Antonio! The Grand Tour goes to Alamo, Riverboat ride, Mission San Jose, Mission
Concepcion, Japanese Sunken Gardens, Market Square, Buckhorn Saloon & Museum, and much more.
Breakfast and lunch included
Hill Country Tour
Enjoy a Hill Country Tour from San Antonio, Texas with a visit to LBJ Ranch. Free time in Fredericksburg for lunch and shopping on your own.
DAY 4 Day on your own
Hop-On-Hop-Off Double Decker Bus Tour in San Antonio
Take an open top bus tour in the most popular and visited city in Texas – San Antonio. Sightseeing on a
double decker tour bus is a great way to discover all the things to do on your visit and represents a remarkable way to see this incredible city for the first time, to get your bearings and to visit
many of the major sights in a relatively short time period. Exploring San Antonio is easy on this tour. You'll be taken to all the major sights and attractions - ranging from HemisFair Park, which is
overflowing with fun activities and exhilarating adventures - to the River Walk, surrounded by restaurants, patios, galleries and shops. The city caters to the whole family and is filled with
culturally significant arts, history, culture, museums and architecture.
DAY 5 Day on your own
See highlights of San Antonio in an air-conditioned trolley. See The Alamo, IMAX Theatre, Rivercenter Mall, Riverboat Rides, Institute of Texan Cultures, Mission San Jose, Mission Concepcion, Market Square, San Fernando Cathedral, and La Villita. You'll have unlimited hop-on-hop-off priveleges for 2 days.
The Hill Country Magic Tour goes to the scenic Texas hill country back roads, historic downtown
Fredericksburg and the LBJ Ranch. The tour begins in Stonewall, Texas where you will visit the LBJ Ranch located on the Pedernales River. Here, you will see the "Texas White House" and hear all the
tales of one of Texas' favorite sons, Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States and former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson.
Breakfast and fairwell dinner included
DAY 6 Return home
Fly to San Antonio, TX.
Meet our tour manager at the San Antonio Airport and transfer to your downtown hotel located right on the famed Riverwalk. Fiesta San Antonio, also known as the "Party with a Purpose", is marking its 122nd Anniversary. All parade events are sponsored by local non-profit organizations and the funds raised support San Antonio agencies. More than 3 million people attend this 11-day celebration. Tonight, enjoy your private Get Aquianted Dinner. (D)
San Antonio Sightseeing
Our first stop will be at the IMAX Theater for the movie "The Price of Freedom", which recreates the events leading up to the famous battle at the Alamo.Tour the Alamo Mission where Davy Crokett and Jim Bowie fought got Texas independance in 1836. Then, a visit to the Buckhorn Museum & Saloon. Later, ascend the Tower of the America's for dinner with a view of the city from 750 feet up. Finish the evening with a private narrated electric boat ride along downtown's famous River Walk. (B,D)
Austin Day Trip / LBJ Library / Wildflowers Galore
Today is the most picturesque day of your trip. This is the perfect time of year to see wildflowers throughout the countryside. Once in Austin, visit the Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) Presidential Library and the State Capital Building, which boasts the tallest capital dome in the nation, even taller than the US Capitol. Next, visit the Austin Wildflower Center where the blooms are breathtaking this time of year. En route back to San Antonio, enjoy dinner on your own at a local restaurant. (B)
Hill Country Day Trip / LBJ Ranch / Fredericksburg / Parade
Begin today with a scenic drive to Fredericksburg where the Indian Paintbrushes are prolific. Next, a tour of the LBJ ranch prior to an included German lunch. Then enjoy a choice of activities at the renowned Admiral Nimitz Museum, dedicated to the 2 million men and women who served during World War II. Exhibits chronicle the Admiral's life and career in the US Navy. Then enjoy free time to peruse the shops of this popular hill country resort town. Your Farewell Dinner tonight is at a popular steak house. End the evening with reserved seats at the Fiesta Flambeau Parade, one of the largest illuminated parades in the nation and attracts more than half a million street spectators. (B,L,D)
Texas Museum / Fly Home
This morning we'll tour the Mission San Jose, established in 1720. It is considered to be the most beautiful and prosperous of all Texas missions. Afterwards, depart for the airport for your return flight home. (B)
The Fine Print:
This tour is operated by Tours By André. A 20 person minimum is required for the tour to be escorted. Tour payments are non-refundable unless the 20 person minimum is not reached and the trip is cancelled.
Tours By André is not liable for damage, delay or inconvenience which may occur through acts or defaults of any company or person engaged in providing services, provisions, accomodations, transportations or facilities in connection with this tour, nor are we liable for any damage, loss or other acts of God connected with the tour.
A $200.00 deposit is required. Final payment TBA
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