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Rivers and Rails of Texas
featuring San Antonio, Austin and Fort Worth
 8 Days • 13 Meals
Experience the excitement of Texas from both river and rail while enjoying the history of San Antonio, the beauty of the Piney Woods and rustic cowboy culture of Fort Worth.

 Highlights
  • 13 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend three nights in San Antonio including narrated city tour, The Alamo and river cruise on the Paseo del Rio
  • Ride Amtrak’s Texas Eagle through the heart of Texas to Austin
  • Take a narrated Austin “Duck” tour of downtown and Lake Austin
  • Visit the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, shop at Magnolia Market at the Silos and enjoy a tasting at Kiepersol Winery
  • Ride the Texas State Railroad through the Piney Woods in exclusive Dome Cars with Champagne and appetizers
  • Spend two nights in historic Fort Worth
  • Ride in restored Victorian coaches on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad
  • See the daily cattle drive at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • Farewell dinner with entertainment at the Lone Star Dinner Theater
  • $40 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Arrive in Texas
Arrive in San Antonio today and transfer to your hotel on the Riverwalk. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 5:30 p.m. for the Drury Inn’s Kickback dinner.
Day 2  San Antonio River Cruise and The Alamo
The history of San Antonio comes alive as a local guide conducts a sightseeing tour of the city with a visit to Mission San Jose, followed by shopping at El Mercado, an authentic Mexican Marketplace. Then visit The Alamo, the famous fort where Davy Crockett and 185 other “Texans” fought against Mexico. Tour the museum and see the IMAX movie, Alamo – The Price of Freedom. Later, enjoy a leisurely cruise on the San Antonio River along the Paseo del Rio (Riverwalk). Meals: B, D
Day 3  Y.O. Ranch Tour and Kerrville Hills Winery
Travel through the Hill Country’s rolling landscape to the Y.O. Ranch, a 40,000-acre ranch home to exotic wildlife since the 1960’s. On a guided wildlife tour see up to 55 different species roaming the ranch such as giraffes, African wildebeests and antelope. Enjoy an included lunch at the ranch before traveling to Kerrville Hills Winery to sample their award-winning wines in a relaxed and beautiful tasting room. Meals: B, L
Day 4  Amtrak’s Texas Eagle and Austin’s Duck Tour
Climb aboard Amtrak’s Texas Eagle for the ride through the heart of Texas to Austin. Located on Camp Mabry Army Reserve base, the Texas Military Forces Museum honors Texas military personnel with exhibits dated from their fight for independence through today. Then, climb aboard an Austin “Duck” for a sightseeing tour by land and by water. This narrated amphibious tour includes Austin’s downtown area as well as a cruise on scenic Lake Austin. Later, check in to your hotel in Austin. Meal: B, L
Day 5  Texas Rangers, Magnolia Market and Winery Visit
Today, visit the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum which preserves the history and inspiring appreciation of the Texas Rangers. The next stop is the Magnolia Market at the Silos, where the spirit of Chip and Joanna Gaines is alive in the gardens and shops. At The Silos Baking Co., numerous sweet treats await. Arriving in Tyler, stop at Kiepersol Estates Winery and Distillery for a tour and tasting of their fine products. Meals: B, D
Day 6  Texas State Railroad Dome Car
Travel to Palestine to board the historic Texas State Railroad. Visit the locomotive museum before taking your seat in the Sky High Scenic Dome Car. Enjoy a Champagne toast, freshly-prepared appetizers, soft leather seating and unobstructed birds-eye view of the East Texas Piney Woods region. Later, travel to Fort Worth for a two-night stay. Meals: B, L
Day 7  Grapevine Vintage Railroad and Texas Star Dinner Theater
Climb aboard one of the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s restored Victorian touring coaches for ride through history. Follow the old Cotton Belt Route from Grapevine to the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Once a major stop on the Chisholm Trial, the Stockyards is home to the daily cattle drive where you will see the “drovers” bring their herd of Texas Longhorns through town. Tonight is an interactive murder mystery at the Texas Star Dinner Theater. Enjoy a delicious meal while the Texas Star’s cast take you on a light- hearted trip back to the Wild West. Meals: B, D
Day 8  Travel Home
Depart this morning with a group transfer to Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport at 9:00 a.m. for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 1-3  Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas
Days 4  Drury Inn and Suites, Austin, Texas
Days 5  Homewood Suites, Tyler, Texas
Days 6-7  Sheraton Downtown, Fort Worth, Texas
 

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 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Per Person twin Single Room Availability
September 26, 2021 Request a Quote $2,499 add $1,079 Available
October 3, 2021 Request a Quote $2,499 add $1,079 Available
April 3, 2022 Request a Quote $2,499 add $1,079 Available
April 24,2022 Request a Quote $2,499 add $1,079 Available
July 17, 2022 Request a Quote $2,499 add $1,079 Available
October 16, 2022 Request a Quote $2,499 add $1,079 Available
October 23, 2022 Request a Quote $2,499 add $1,079 Available
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Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in San Antonio is $309 and in Fort Worth is $289, tax included.

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