Spotlight on San Antonio Holiday
From $1,659* pp | 5 Days • 6 Meals *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy.
Celebrate Texas-style! Savour a stay at your River Walk hotel. Immerse yourself in the festive of this Texas city.
- The choice is yours! Explore the South Texas Heritage Centre or the San Antonio Botanical Gardens.
- Discover the German settlement of Fredericksburg set in the Hill Country.
- Browse for one-of-a-kind goods at El Mercado, the Mexican Marketplace.
Everything is Bigger in Texas
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. You’ll choose your activity – the South Texas Heritage Centre 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. Discover the bold flavours 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. Take in the holiday sights during an evening stroll with over 120,000 lights illuminating the River Walk during holiday season.
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 centrepiece 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 travellers at a welcome reception.
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Your day begins with a fascinating tour of San Antonio with a local guide. History and culture abound with a visit to 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 Centre, 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 with expansive rose gardens, conservatory with tropical vegetation and the Texas Native Trail showcasing ecosystems from the diverse regions of the state. This evening, it’s Diner’s Choice…your dinner is included and you’ll chose the perfect spot from a “menu” of San Antonio’s popular locations.
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 holiday season is a fabulous time to visit with its seasonal festivities and decorations flavoured by German heritage. Enjoy the evening at leisure to explore San Antonio’s beautiful River Walk.
Day 4. San Antonio
This morning, be surrounded by holiday cheer during a riverboat ride on the Paseo del Rio. Relax as the narrated cruise takes you along the San Antonio River Walk and admire the many holiday decorations. Your afternoon is at leisure to discover San Antonio as you choose. 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.
Meals as per itinerary
Activities as stated
Please note: Accommodation is subject to change.
Meals not indicated on the itinerary
Comprehensive travel insurance
Items of a personal nature – laundry, telephone, room service
Tips and gratuities
- Texas is 16 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time.
- The highest point on this tour is 1,700 feet above sea level.
- The currency in Texas is the United States Dollar.
- For electricity, the United States uses 120 Volts.
- Why not consider a pre and post tour extension. Start and end your holiday rested.
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.
Nov 26 – Nov 30. $1,659
Nov 30 – Dec 4. $1,659
Dec 13 – Dec 17. $1,659
Nov 25 – Nov 29. $2,019
Nov 26 – Nov 30. $2,019
Nov 27 – Dec 1. $2,019
Nov 30 – Dec 4. $2,019
Dec 9 – Dec 13. $2,019
Dec 10 – Dec 14. $2,019
Dec 11 – Dec 15. $2,019