San Antonio Christmas
Featuring a riverboat cruise through thousands of luminaria decorating the Riverwalk, Tours of the Historic District, the Japanese Sunken Tea Gardens, the Institute of Texas Culture, San Fernando Cathedral and the Alamo!
Dec 3-6, 2017
San Antonio is famous for its Riverwalk, and there is no better time to see it than when the luminarias line the San Antonio River for the holidays. We stay on the Riverwalk to give you the best location to enjoy this magical wonderland. Plus, we will explore the highlights of the area, such as the Japanese Sunken Tea Gardens, located in an abandoned rock quarry, and the Guenther House, the Art Nuevo home of the founder of Pioneer Flour.
Sunday, Dec. 3 – Heading to San Antonio!
Meet your tour directors Dea and Declan at the Saint Louis Airport for our direct flight to San Antonio! When we arrive, we meet our coach and head out to the Mexican Market for lunch on your own and maybe a bit of shopping if you feel inclined. We then head to the most iconic of attractions in San Antonio – The Alamo! The most visited tourist site in Texas, our visit will help distinguish between the history of this amazing mission and the popular myths and legends that surround the site.
We then head to our hotel, the Drury on the Riverwalk. We will be here all 3 nights, so enjoy the cocktails and heavy appetizers each night we are here, or venture out and try some of the wonderful restaurants in the area. Tonight we enjoy our private riverboat ride through the thousands of luminarias that line the Riverwalk! (Hot Apps and Cocktails)
Monday, Dec. 4 – San Antonio Claims to Fame
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before our guided tour of this amazing city. We start in the King William Historic District, a sprawling 25 blocks of downtown San Antonio that made the list of the prettiest neighborhoods in America last year. The first historic district in Texas, many of the 19th century residences have been beautifully maintained, either as private residences or locally owned businesses or museums. We will get the chance to tour one of these museums, the Guenther House, an Art Nuevo home built by the founder of Pioneer Flour.
Our next stop is the San Fernando Cathedral, with the original section dating back to the 1730s. The dome of the cathedral is the geographical center of San Antonio, and the cathedral features amazing stained glass windows and stone carved stations of the cross.
Our final stop on the tour is the San Antonio Shoe Company, featuring vintage western buildings and a peak into the factory to see how these American made shoes come together.
We then return to the Riverwalk for lunch and an afternoon on your own. This evening we gather for an included dinner at Texas Land & Cattle, where you have a choice of Chicken, Salmon, Shrimp, Sirloin or Smoked Sirloin, plus a salad, side and dessert. They are known for using local, Texas items whenever possible, and you are sure to enjoy! (B, Hot Apps and Cocktails, D)
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
After breakfast at the hotel, we explore some of the area’s gems, starting with the Mission San Jose. One of the best preserved missions, the Mission San Jose was founded in 1720, and the oldest church dates to 1768. Learn about how the missions impacted the region, as well as the Tejano population that arose.
Next we head to the Japanese Sunken Tea Gardens. Set in an abandoned stone quarry, you will be transported to the Land of the Rising Sun, as you walk along the paths, bridges and gazebos, taking in the water features, flowers, and statues.
Our last stop before lunch is the Institute of Texan Cultures. This Smithsonian Affiliate museum is located in an 182,000 square-foot complex and features 65,000 square-feet of interactive exhibits and displays, with sections on how the many waves of settlers and native people have influenced the state.
Our included lunch today is at the top of the Tower of the Americas. This revolving restaurant provides amazing views of the city while you dine on an incredible buffet.
The rest of the day is yours to enjoy. Stroll along the banks of the Riverwalk, indulge in the free cocktails and snacks at the hotel, or try one of the great restaurants nearby! (B, L, Hot Apps and Cocktails)
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017
After lunch today we head out from San Antonio, but before we head home, we head to Fredericksburg, Texas, famous for its blend of German and Texan styles. Our first stop is at Wildseeds Farm, a wonderful wildflower farm that sells not only seeds but wonderful garden and home goods, and so much more.
Then we head to Fredericksburg, where German and Texan cultures combine. Enjoy a choice of German and American style restaurants for lunch on your own while walking among the quaint shops and boutiques. Did you know that the mariachi band originated from the German Oom Pah Bands?
We then head to the airport for our flight home. Thank you for traveling with us! (B)
Round trip transportation on Southwest Airlines
Stay 3 nights at the Drury Hotel on the Riverwalk – only unpack once!
A riverboat cruise through the luminaria lined banks.
5 Meals (3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner), plus Hot Apps and Cocktails at the Drury every night!
Tours of the King Williams Historic District, Guenther House, San Fernando Cathedral
Tours of The Alamo, Mission San Jose, Japanese Sunken Tea Gardens, and SAS shoes
Admission to the Institute of Texan Cultures
A visit to Wildseeds farm and Fredericksburg
All other Activities as indicated
Professional Tour Directors Dea Hoover and Declan Rutan
All gratuities including step-on guides, included meals, driver and director
Please note: Any notice of fuel surcharges imposed by carriers and/or attractions will be disclosed at least 30 days prior to tour departure.
$1,153 per person, double occupancy
$1,461 pp single $1,062 pp triple $1,010 pp quad
Save 3% on this tour! Experience most popular show in years for
$1,119 pp, dbl occ when you pay with check or money order!
$1,119 per person, double*
$1,417 per person, single* $1,030 per person, triple* $980 pp quad*
*These prices reflect 3% savings by paying with check or money order
Make your reservation with a $500 deposit per person. Due to the nature of purchasing tickets on Southwest Airlines under their new group contract policy, the deposit is non-refundable. Once this tour fills, a wait list will be formed. Please send a check, or call with a credit card along with your name, address, phone number, and all roommates’ names if you are sharing a room and any dietary or walking restrictions.
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Please ensure that you have a valid form of ID for the flight. You will not be allowed to fly without the proper documents, and travel protection will not cover any expenses due to not having valid travel documents.
Balance on base tour price is due Oct 1, 2017, and no refunds will be given after that time. If you purchase Travel Protection and need to cancel after Oct 1, 2017, you must file a claim. If
you attempt to book after this date, there may be a substantial increase in price or you may have to arrive on a separate flight.
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5902 Columbia Ave
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Who is it for?All ages – Family
Tickets : How to get tickets?
At the door: If available. – call & check if available
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: Sunday, December 03, 2017 | 14:00 PM to Thursday, December 07, 2017 | 4:00 AM
Venue & Address : The San Antonio River Walk & 110 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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