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Spotlight on San Antonio Holiday 

Highlights: Mission San Jose, The Alamo, LBJ Ranch, Fredericksburg, El Mercado, Choice of South Texas Heritage Center or San Antonio Botanical Gardens, Paseo del Rio Cruise, Olive Orchard

Day 1: Sunday, December 9, 2018 San Antonio, Texas - Tour Begins Welcome to the “American Venice.” Historic missions, River Walk restaurants, Spanish architecture and a beautiful river centerpiece make this a truly remarkable city. The sights and sounds of the holiday celebrations are sure to immerse you in the spirit of the season as you stroll along the San Antonio River, illuminated by festive decorations. This evening, get to know your fellow travelers at a welcome reception.

Day 2: Monday, December 10, 2018 Day 2: San Antonio 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. Then it’s on to visit one of America’s most historic sites, 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: visit the South Texas Heritage Center, an interactive museum dedicated to sharing the stories of San Antonio’s people and the land that has shaped their lives. Or, 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. This evening, enjoy the local flavors of barbeque during dinner at a ranch. (B, D)

Day 3: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 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 holiday season is a fabulous time to visit with its seasonal festivities and decorations flavored by German heritage. Enjoy the evening at leisure to explore San Antonio’s beautiful River Walk. (B)

Day 4: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 San Antonio You’ll be surrounded by holiday cheer during a riverboat ride on the Paseo del Rio. Relax as the narrated cruise takes you along the San Antonio River Walk. 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. (B, D)

Day 5: Thursday, December 13, 2018 San Antonio - Tour Ends San Antonio’s natural beauty, history, cuisine, people and music create wonderful holiday memories. (B)

Experience It! The San Antonio River Walk Discover San Antonio's beautiful River Walk, one of the prettiest parts of the city. This haven of trees, pathways, stone bridges and glistening water winds through the city center and reveals its deep culture and vibrant personality. During the holiday season the River Walk sparkles even brighter with millions of decorative lights illuminating its already charming atmosphere. It will dazzle you with luminarias, twinkling displays and festive ornaments that are nearly everywhere. You are sure to lose yourself in the spirit of the holiday season as you stroll along the river surrounded by festive decorations.

AdditionalTour options - San Antonio, TX

Historic Pearl District Walking Tour & Dinner $90

Discover the rich history of San Antonio’s newly renovated Pearl District, once the site of the Pearl Brewery, founded in 1881. Led by a local guide, the walking tour includes points of historic, cultural and architectural interest. Explore this mixed-use area of new and carefully restored buildings that now house restaurants, boutiques, living spaces and hotels. Dinner is included at a restaurant located in this unique and lively riverside neighborhood.

Spotlight on San Antonio Holiday 
December 9-13, 2018 12/6
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