Waco-Texas Ranger Museum-Image Courtesy Carol M. Highsmith_Public Domain_Wikimedia
Texas – from Mary Kay to LBJ to JR Ewing
This Texas vacation has something for everyone! History buffs will love touring the Presidential Libraries of LBJ, GHW and GW Bush, visiting the site of JFK’s assassination and learning about Teddy Roosevelt and the Menger Hotel. Tour the Alamo and enjoy several city tours and learn about Texans like Mary Kay and Neiman Marcus.
From the original brick walkways to the wooden corrals, you get to explore the Stockyards retelling the true history of Texas’ famous livestock industry. And for sports fans, a visit to the audacious and totally Texas Cowboy Stadium.
Included in this bigger than life “Texas style” Interlude is a visit to Southfork Ranch. JR and Sue Ellen et al provided soapy, backstabbing TV drama from 1978 to 1991 and you get to visit where it all took place.
With many meals included, this first class escorted vacation is as diverse as Texas itself. You will amazed at all it has to offer.
|PRICING DETAILS (Cost Per Person)*||PRICING|
|Deposit||$350 per person|
|Travel Insurance||Call for quote|
|Vacation Pace||Moderate Pace|
|SAVE $50||Book by June 1st|
*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
Fly to San Antonio and check into your hotel. Freshen up for your included Get Acquainted Dinner. Then, enjoy a private, narrated boat ride along downtown’s famous Riverwalk. Drury Plaza Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX (D)
Day 2: San Antonio
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. Stop at the historic Menger Hotel, where Teddy Roosevelt recruited his Rough Riders (later he became our 26th President). Visit the King William Historic District to tour the Spanish Governor’s Palace. This evening, dinner is at a fine local restaurant. Drury Plaza Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX (B,D)
Day 3: Austin / College Station
Coach to Austin to visit the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library. LBJ was our 36th President (1963-1969) and famous for his “Great Society” legislation. Visit the replica LBJ’s Oval Office and learn what happened in the world during his tenure. Lunch is on your own along Austin’s 6th Street Historic District. Motor on to College Station and drive through Texas A&M University before arriving at our hotel. Dinner tonight will be at a local restaurant. Holiday Inn Express, Bryan, TX (B,D)
Day 4: Bush Library / To Dallas
Morning tour of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library. Bush Senior was our 41st President (1989-1993). Known for his continuation of Reagan’s policies and the Gulf War, Bush Senior was a decorated WWII naval aviator. Learn about his life and times and even sit behind the desk at his Oval Office replica. Next we motor to Waco for an included lunch. Then see Baylor University plus tour the Texas Rangers Museum. Continue to Dallas for 3 nights. Enjoy a free evening tonight. Hilton Garden Inn, Dallas, TX (B,L)
Day 5: Dallas Sightseeing
Enjoy a morning narrated city tour including the JFK assassination site & museum, Fair Park, upscale Turtle Creek, and the Mary Kay Cosmetics headquarters. Then, stop at the Neiman Marcus original flagship store for lunch. This afternoon, visit the SMU campus and the library of George W. Bush, our 43rd President (2001-2009). Hilton Garden Inn, Dallas, TX (B,L)
Day 6: Day trip to Fort Worth
Texas loves football and you’ll start the day touring the AT&T Stadium. Then, on to Fort Worth, home of the Stockyards National Historic District. From the original brick walkways to the wooden corrals, every inch of the Stockyards tells the history of Texas’ cowboy & livestock industry. Next, tour the impressive Bass Performance Hall. Return to Dallas and relax prior to your Farewell Dinner at a fine local restaurant. Hilton Garden Inn, Dallas, TX (B,D)
Day 7: Southfork Ranch / Fly Home
Tour legendary Southfork Ranch, made famous by the Ewing Family in the television series Dallas. Enjoy an included lunch here, before arriving at the airport for your return flight home. (B,L)