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Today the River Parade is one of the few in the nation in which the floats really do float. The parade features decorated, illuminated floats with celebrities, bands and lavishly-costumed participants clothed in elaborate gowns and trains embellished with glittering beads, crystals and jewels crafted by local artisans. An evening of beauty and fantasy awaits you.
Located in the heart of downtown, along the banks of the historic San Antonio Riverwalk, you’ll find tropical walkways, gourmet restaurants and rare boutique shops lining the banks of the peaceful river. And there’s no better place to experience this river’s delights than the Drury Plaza on the San Antonio River Walk, your hotel for 4 nights.
All this and more…from the Alamo and historic Mission San Jose…to a narrated river cruise along the scenic Paseo del Rio, Lyndon Baines Johnson LBJ Ranch and library, Austin and Fredericksburg Day Trip and much more!
|PRICING DETAILS (Cost Per Person)*||PRICING*|
|Deposit||$350 per person|
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*Air departure from Indianapolis included; airfare pricing estimated and subject to change. Call for pricing from other departure cities.
Payment schedule: 2nd deposit of $500 due 121 days prior to departure; final payment 76 days prior to departure.
Day 1: Fly to San Antonio
Meet your tour manager and transfer to your downtown hotel located right on the famed Riverwalk. Tonight, ascend the Tower of the Americas (750’ high) for your Get Acquainted Dinner with a view of the city from 580 feet up prior to your private, narrated boat ride along downtown’s famous Riverwalk. Drury Plaza Riverwalk, San Antonio (D)
Day 2: San Antonio Sightseeing / Special Event
View the IMAX movie, The Price of Freedom, which recreates the events leading up to the famous battle at the Alamo. Then, tour the Alamo, where Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie fought for Texas independence in 1836. This evening after dinner, take your reserved seat at the Fiesta Flambeau Parade, the largest illuminated parade in the nation, attracting more than half a million street spectators. It is part of Fiesta San Antonio, also known as the “Party with a Purpose,” having its 126th Anniversary. Drury Plaza Riverwalk, San Antonio (B, D)
Day 3: Hill Country Day Trip / LBJ Ranch / Fredericksburg
Drive north this morning up into the Hill Country where spring wildflowers are prolific. Tour the LBJ Ranch, home to our 36th President. Then arrive in nearby Fredericksburg, a quaint historic village. Enjoy a German lunch here prior to your visit to the renowned Admiral Nimitz Museum, dedicated to the 2 million men and women who served under Nimitz in the Pacific during World War II. Exhibits chronicle the Admiral’s life and career in the U.S. Navy. Later, enjoy free time to peruse the shops in town. Then, we travel back to San Antonio. Drury Plaza Riverwalk, San Antonio (B,L)
Day 4: Austin Day Trip / LBJ Library / Wildflowers Center
Today is the most picturesque day of your trip: coach through rolling hills featuring wildflowers in the spring. In Austin, visit the Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) Presidential Library and the State Capitol Building, which boasts the tallest capitol dome in the nation, even taller than the US Capitol. Next, visit the Austin Wildflower Center where the spring blooms are breathtaking. Tonight, gather for your Farewell Dinner. Drury Plaza Riverwalk, San Antonio (B,D)
Day 5: Mission San Jose / 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. Then, depart for the airport and your return flight home. (B)