Feel the Warmth of South Padre Island
 14 Days • 20 Meals
Holiday by Motorcoach

 Highlights
  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • 20 Meals (6 dinners, 1 lunch and 13 breakfasts)
  • LBJ Library and Museum in Austin, TX
  • Spend 6 nights on beautiful South Padre Island on the Gulf of Mexico
  • Sightseeing tour of South Padre and Port Isabel and visit the Museums of Port Isabel
  • Visit Sea Turtle, Inc. and the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
  • Embark on a Dolphin Watch and Marine Ecology Cruise on the Gulf of Mexico
  • Enjoy a historical tour of King Ranch, visit the Henrietta Memorial Museum and enjoy a Texas-Style Bar-B-Que lunch
  • Enjoy 2 free days on South Padre Island
  • Spend 2 nights on the Riverwalk in San Antonio
  • Guided tour of San Antonio including the Alamo and the IMAX presentation, Alamo-The Price of Freedom
  • Cruise along the Paseo del Rio (Riverwalk) in San Antonio
  • $70 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1-3  Travel South to Texas
We begin by traveling south through the states of Missouri and Oklahoma, towards the Lone Star state of Texas. While en route, get to know your fellow traveling companions and enjoy a warm welcome dinner. Meals: 2B, D
Day 4  Austin Touring
Before we depart the state capital of Austin this morning, we visit the LBJ Library and Museum. Take a walk through six decades dedicated to the life of the country’s 36th president, Lyndon Baines Johnson. Meals: B, D
Day 5  South Padre Island
Located on the tropical tip of Texas lies South Padre Island. Beautiful beaches, warm Gulf waters, breathtaking sunsets and year-round activities await. On the south end of the island lies Port Isabel with its Historical Museum, Treasures of the Gulf Museum and the Port Isabel Lighthouse. Constructed in 1852, the lighthouse was built to guide ships through the Brazos Santiago Pass and the barrier islands. Meal: B
Day 6  Free Day
Today has been left free for you to enjoy beautiful South Padre Island. Sit back, relax and “Feel the Warmth” of this enchanting island. Meal: B
Day 7  Birding Nature Center and Sea Turtle, Inc.
The protection of wildlife on South Padre is world famous. From Sea Turtle, Inc. dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured sea turtles to the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, whose mission it is to provide education about the birds, flora, fauna and the natural environment of South Padre Island, you will learn how important conservation is. Meals: B, D
Day 8  Free Day
Another day on South Padre to relax and unwind. Feel free to do as much or as little as possible. Meal: B
Day 9  Dolphin and Marine Ecology Cruise
The warm waters around South Padre are a perfect habitat for the large pods of spinner and bottlenose dolphins which call the area home. Learn from experienced guides about dolphins, from the legends and history of their relationship with man to social dynamics, feeding habits and environment during an entertaining and fun cruise. You will also discover the variety of marine life found on the bottom of the Laguna Madre as your Captain pulls in his net and turns the boat into a salt water laboratory on the Marine Ecology portion of the trip. Meals: B, D
Day 10  King Ranch and San Antonio
No trip to Texas is complete without a visit to a real working ranch. On a historical tour of King Ranch just outside Corpus Christi, you’ll learn about the settling of the Valley, the coming of the railroad and the life and times of Richard King, the salty steamboat captain who developed the world’s largest ranch. You will visit the Henrietta Museum, housing the King family’s historical collection, and enjoy a real Texas-Style Barbeque featuring beef brisket and smoked sausage prepared over a mesquite wood fire. Later, we continue on to San Antonio. Meals: B, L
Day 11  San Antonio’s Riverwalk
We arrive in San Antonio today where a local guide joins us for a narrated tour of this picturesque city by the river. Visit the Mission San Jose and the Alamo, a mission and fortress where Davy Crockett fought and died defending Texas, and see the IMAX presentation, Alamo–The Price of Freedom. Tonight, enjoy a dinner in a local restaurant before taking to the water for a cruise along the famous Paseo del Rio to take in the sights and sounds of San Antonio. Meals: B, D
Day 12-14  Return Home
Leave Texas behind and travel back through the states of Oklahoma and Missouri. Your Tour Manager will host a farewell dinner along the way, a perfect opportunity to share your memories with your newfound friends. Meals: 3B, D

 Accommodations
Days 1 & 13  Holiday Inn, Eureka, MO
Days 2  Ramada Inn, Tulsa, OK
Days 3  La Quinta Inn, Austin, TX
Days 4-9  Holiday Inn Express, South Padre Island, TX
Days 10-11  Drury Inn, San Antonio, TX
Days 12  Country Inn, Oklahoma City, OK
 

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Departure Dates Per Person twin Single Room
January 26, 2019 Request a Quote $2,699 add $1,199
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