Spotlight on San Antonio
From $1,659* pp | 5 Days • 6 Meals *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy.
Relax Texas-style as you settle into your River Walk hotel on this fun getaway. Enjoy a holiday immersing yourself in the laid-back atmosphere 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.
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. 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 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 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 featuring expansive rose gardens, a conservatory with tropical vegetation, and the Texas Native Trail showcasing ecosystems from the diverse regions of the state. Enjoy the evening at leisure to explore San Antonio’s beautiful River Walk.
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, it’s Diner’s Choice…your dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of San Antonio’s popular restaurants.
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.
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.
Mar 3 – Mar 13. $3,079
Mar 10 – Mar 20. $2,829
Mar 17 – Mar 27. $2,829
Apr 7 – Apr 17. $2,949
Apr 14 – Apr 24. $2,949
Apr 21 – May 1. $2,949
Jun 6 – Jun 26. $3,979
Jun 20 – Jul 1. $3,979
Jul 18 – Jul 29. $3,979
Aug 8 – Aug 19. $4,299
Aug 15 – Aug 26. $4,299
Sep 5 – Sep 16. $3,979
Sep 12 – Sep 23. $3,979
Sep 26 – Oct 7. $3,979
Oct 10 – Oct 21. $3,979
Nov 7 – Nov 18. $3,469
Mar 13 – Mar 24. $3,469
Mar 27 – Apr 7. $3,599
Apr 3 – Apr 14. $3,729
Apr 24 – May 5. $3,729