Stay for three nights on the San Antonio Riverwalk, decorated and lit for the holidays. Tour Dallas, the Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas Hill Country and take a Waco Fixer Upper Tour
Well spend three nights at our San Antonio hotel, the historic Omni la Mansion del Rio, located on the Riverwalk, which will be decorated with thousands of holiday lights. Well also tour Dallas, Fort Worth, Fredericksburg, Grapevine and take a special Magnolia Fixer Upper Tour in Waco.
DAY 1 Well transfer to Boston by motorcoach, and take a nonstop JetBlue flight departing at 2:41 PM, arriving in Dallas at 6:16 PM. Well meet our deluxe motorcoach and local tour guide at the airport and travel to Ellens Southern Kitchen for dinner, then check into our hotel for two nights, the Hampton Inn & Suites DFW East. (D)
DAY 2 Discover world-class art, award-winning architecture, thriving neighborhoods and beautiful parks on our highlights of Dallas tour. Well learn about Dallas urban revitalization and the professional sports teams that call Dallas home. Step back in time with a visit to Pioneer Plazas bronze Longhorn Cattle Drive and visit to the George W Bush Presidential Center, decorated for the holidays to re-create Christmass in the White House during the Bush administration. Well see the largest urban arts district in the US, the Dallas Arts District; and The Pegasus, a Dallas icon flying high over the skyline. After enjoying time for lunch at the Dallas Farmers Market, well hear tales of the Chisholm Trail, Hells Half Acre, and famous outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as we head to Fort Worth. Well learn about the citys fascinating western history and colorful past, see the sunken Fort Worth Water Gardens, and explore the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, where the Old West comes alive. Well take a guided walk of the Stockyards, see the Livestock Exchange Building, and experience an authentic Cattle Drive as teams of Texas cowhands drive a herd of Texas Longhorn Cattle down Exchange Avenue. Youll also have a chance to stop by Billy Bobs Texas, the worlds largest Honky Tonk. Enjoy dinner at Coopers BBQ in Fort Worth before returning to our hotel. (B,D)
DAY 3 Well enjoy a tour of beautiful Southfork Ranch, the ranch the Ewings called home for 13 years on the TV series Dallas. Well tour the famed Ewing Mansion and relive exciting moments from the series in the Dallas Legends exhibit, featuring an exciting array of memorabilia from the series. Well see the gun that shot J.R., Lucy's Wedding Dress, the Dallas Family Tree and Jock's Lincoln Continental. Then, well head back downtown and drive the route that JFKs motorcade took through Dallas, see the grassy knoll, and visit the Sixth Floor Museum which is located at the very spot from which Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed the President. The museum examines the life, death, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Well head south & take a one-hour city tour of Waco, Texas to see Indian Springs Park, the Brazos River Suspension Bridges and the skyline that viewers of the mega-hit HGTV series Fixer Upper will immediately recognize. Well hear about their lives, see some of the homes that Chip & Joanna renovated on their show, see what they will be working on when they start their own DIY network next spring, and learn about the impact they have made on their small town. Well stay in downtown Waco at the Hotel Indigo. (B)
DAY 4 This morning, breakfast is on your own either at the hotel at your leisure or fans of Fixer Upper can enjoy an early breakfast at Magnolia Table (on your own) before stopping at the Silos Baking Company, filled with Joannas hand-picked favorite cookies, biscuits and cupcakes. Youll have time to visit the Garden and Magnolia Seed & Supply as well as Magnolia Market at the Silos. Enjoy lunch at the food trucks at the Silos there are plenty of options to choose from! Then, were off to Harp Design Co to check out Clint Harps store, and well make a stop at metal craftsman Jimmy Dons design shop, JDH Iron Designs, known for their wall art and home décor. Well continue south to San Antonio and the historic hotel on the River Walk, the Omni la Mansion del Rio, where we will stay for three nights. Well be treated to a hotel tour to learn about the history of the hotel and see all that the hotel has to offer, and then you have the evening free to enjoy dinner and explore the River Walk.
DAY 5 Well meet our guide and enjoy a San Antonio Highlights Tour. Well visit The Alamo Mission and Fortress and enjoy the Alamo Audio Tour, a 45-minute audio production that brings the story of the Alamo to life. We will tour the La Villita Historic Arts Village, which was one of the city's first neighborhoods. In 1939, the Village was established, and the neighborhood became a center for teaching regional arts and crafts and served as an artists market. Today, nearly 30 shops and galleries offer distinct handcrafted items by artists from San Antonio and surrounding areas. Enjoy an included lunch in a quaint Mexican restaurant and have time to shop for Mexican Arts & Crafts in Market Square before we tour the Spanish Governors Palace, which was constructed in the early 18th century. This National Historic Landmark represents the last visual remnants of the Presidio San Antonio de Béjar. Well see OHenrys home, tour St Fernando Cathedral in the Main Plaza of historic downtown San Antonio. Enjoy some leisure time at the hotel to relax and enjoy dinner on own before we return to the Main Plaza to see the 24-minute light show, The Saga projected onto the St Fernando Cathedral that tells the story of San Antonio from its beginning to today. (B, L)
DAY 6 We will travel to the Texas Hill Country to Luckenbach, made famous by the Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings hit ballad about leaving the hassle and stress of everyday life behind for a simpler place. Well learn the interesting history of the town and how it became a mecca for country music fans. Then, visit Fredericksburg and learn about its German heritage at the Pioneer Museum, which features settlers' homesteads and artifacts. Take a walking tour of the National Historic District which has many boutiques, Art Galleries, wine & beer tasting rooms, an herb farm, and the acclaimed National Museum of the Pacific War, dedicated to all those who served in the Pacific War. The museum complex contains the Admiral Nimitz Museum, George Bush Gallery of the Pacific War, the Plaza of the Presidents, Japanese Garden of Peace, and the Pacific Combat Zone. Youll have the afternoon to explore the town, and then enjoy an authentic German dinner before returning to San Antonio. (B,D)
DAY 7 We will depart San Antonio and make a rest stop at Buc'ees, a Texas-sized convenience-store chain with a cult following and home-cooked food. Well arrive in Grapevine, TX. Grapevine is the Christmas Capital of Texas, and each year the city becomes blanketed with millions of lights, enormous decorations and puts on the largest lighted Christmas parade in North Texas, featuring over 100 lighted floats and marching bands, which will be held on our last night in Texas! Well stay at the Comfort Inn DFW, located just one block from where the parade begins. (B)
DAY 8 Our motorcoach will take us to the airport for our 11:22 AM nonstop flight with JetBlue, returning to Logan Airport at 3:52 PM. Transfers to and from Logan will be provided by Funtastic Getaways with stops in Dennis, Barnstable & Sagamore.
Land Package: $ 1,699 per person, double occupancy; $ 2,180 single occupancy
With Riverwalk view rooms in San Antonio: $ 1,794 per person, double occupancy or $ 2,370 single occupancy (Riverwalk rooms are only available with 1 King Bed)
Airfare on JetBlue: $ 362.60 per person, including taxes & round-trip transfers from the Cape to Logan.
Airline baggage fees are not included
Insurance is available:
Double or Riverwalk view double (no air) - $ 111 per person
Double or Riverwalk double with air - $ 140 per person
Single or Riverwalk single (no air) - $ 140
Single or Riverwalk view single with airfare - $ 160
Two nights at Hampton Inn & Suites DFW East Dallas
One night at the Hotel Indigo, Waco
Three nights at the Omni la Mansion del Rio in San Antonio
One night at the Comfort Inn, Grapevine
Baggage handling (excluding airline baggage fees)
Deluxe motorcoach transportation
Three expanded continental breakfasts
Three full breakfasts
Guided tours of Dallas, Fort Worth & Stockyards, Waco, San Antonio, & Fredericksburg
Tour of Southfork Ranch
6th Floor Museum
Alamo Audio guided tour
The Pioneer Museum
Omni la Mansion del Rio hotel tour
Taxes and gratuities for driver, tour guide, meals & waitstaff
If purchasing airfare with Funtastic Getaways, transfers to and from Logan Airport are included, departures from Dennis, Barnstable and Sagamore
Deposit: $ 100 deposit is required to reserve the tour
Balance is due: 45 days prior to departure
Cancellation prior to October 14: no penalty
Cancellations October 15: and beyond, no refund for land package
Insurance is available and recommended for this tour
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|1 - Dennis|| Patriots Square, Route 134, South Dennis |
On Stop & Shop side, park in lot closest to Rt 134
|2 - Barnstable|| Barnstable Exit 6 Commuter Lot - behind |
Burger King, wait at enclosures
|3 - Sagamore|| Sagamore Commuter Lot at base of bridge |
on NON Cape side, wait at enclosures
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