The Texas Bluebonnet Trail

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Join us for a fun-filled tour to Texas, the Lone Star State, when fields of bluebonnets and wildflowers are blooming profusely! Visit fascinating sites en route as well as a myriad of attractions in Texas. From German heritage to early missions to Presidential-related sites, this amazing tour offers something for everyone. What an incredible adventure!

Dates:

March 18-24, 2018

7 Days

Prices:

Double:  $1,605/person

Single:    $2,285/person

Highlights:

  • 6 Meals
  • Oklahoma City Memorial
  • Sixth Floor Museum
  • Dealey Plaza
  • Pioneer Plaza
  • Kennedy Memorial
  • George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
  • New Braunfels and Gruene City Tour with Local Guide
  • City tour with local guide in San Antonio
  • The Alamo
  • Mission San Jose
  • The Mercado
  • San Fernando Cathedral
  • River Cruise
  • Tour of LBJ Ranch and Texas White House
  • Magnolia Market at the Silos
  • Moderate Physical Activity

Itinerary

Day 1

Board the motor coach for a drive to the Oklahoma City area to overnight.

Day 2

Our first stop today is at the Oklahoma City Memorial, also known as the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial. Our journey continues to Dallas where we visit the Sixth Floor Museum, view the Kennedy Memorial and stop by Pioneer Plaza to marvel at the sculptures of the Texas cattle drive. We also visit the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Overnight in Desoto, Texas.

Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 3

Our journey today takes us to Austin, the capital city of Texas, where we tour the interactive Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum which introduces us to the “Story of Texas.” Travel into Texas Hill Country where we tour historic Gruene and New Braunfels with an enlightening and entertaining local guide. These German communities maintain and celebrate their culture and heritage. We continue to San Antonio, TX and the Drury Plaza Riverwalk our home for the next 3 nights.

Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 4

This morning our local guide will meet us for a tour of the city. Visit the famed and historic Alamo where we walk in the footsteps of Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and other valiant men who will live in Texans’ memories forever. Hear the Alamo story told under the six flags of Texas. Step into the exquisite three-story Victorian lobby of the Menger Hotel and be transported to a time of frontier history and legend. Drive by Mission Concepcion, one of five missions in San Antonio. Tour Mission San Jose, known as the “Queen of the Missions” with its imposing stone walls, bastions, granary and magnificent church completed by 1782. Lunch on your own and browse through shops at El Mercado. This afternoon we tour inspirational San Fernando Cathedral, important in both the religious and secular history of the city. This evening we relax aboard our narrated tranquil cruise along the Paseo del Rio. The remainder of the evening is free for you to enjoy the sites along the Riverwalk.

Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 5

This morning’s drive takes us into the famous Texas Hill County. At the LBJ Ranch near Stonewall, explore President Johnson’s birthplace, ranch house, final resting place and the Texas White House. Discover the fabulous Wildseed Farm where over 100 species of wildflowers, herbs and garden variety of flowers are grown. Continue to Fredericksburg, a German community with gingerbread trimmed houses, for lunch. Later, explore the quaint shops or visit the National Museum of the Pacific War, our country’s premier Museum dedicated to WW II.

Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 6

We continue north today through Austin to Waco, TX. We stop at Magnolia Market at the Silos, owned by Chip and Joanna Gaines, hosts of HGTV’s Fixer Upper show for some shopping time and lunch from the food trucks (weather permitting). We continue to Hope, AR our home for the evening.

Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 7

We travel north through Arkansas today as our delightful getaway on The Texas Bluebonnet Trail comes to an end. As we travel back to the reality of the Midwest, reminisce with friends about the wonderful opportunity to visit the colorful and historic sites of Texas.

Included Meal: Breakfast

Departing From: Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield, Pontoon Beach, South County/Marion, Mt. Vernon, Nashville, Fairview Heights, Cape Girardeau, Evansville