San Antonio, Texas Holiday

San Antonio, Texas Holiday

Join us for a fun-filled motor coach vacation full of spectacular scenery, holiday cheer and yuletide spirit in "The Lone Star State," Texas.

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Join us for a fun-filled motor coach vacation full of spectacular scenery, holiday cheer and yuletide spirit in "The Lone Star State," Texas.

San Antonio, Texas Holiday

Christmas on the River Walk

San Antonio, Texas

 

Welcome Aboard!  Join us for a fun-filled motor coach vacation full of spectacular scenery, holiday cheer and yuletide spirit in “The Lone Star State,” Texas.  One visit to San Antonio, Texas and it’s easy to see why it is often referred to as the “American Venice”.  Historic missions, River Walk restaurants, Spanish architecture and a beautiful river centerpiece make this a truly memorable and remarkable city

 

Included:

 

  • Basic amenities

  • 9 nights hotel accommodations, including:

    • 4 nights in San Antonio, Texas
  • 9 breakfasts

  • 2 lunches

  • 5 dinners

  • 3 manager's reception

  • Guided Tours, including:

    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    • San Antonio, Texas
    • LBJ Ranch House
  • Attractions and admissions per itinerary, including:

    • Celebration in the Oaks
    • Carousel Ride
    • Train Ride
    • Electrifying Light Display
    • Botanical Gardens
    • Fiesta de las Luminaries
    • San Jose Mission
    • The Alamo
    • Riverboat Ride on the River Walk
    • LBJ National Historic Park
    • Holiday Boat Caroling
    • Christmas at Graceland
    • "Free Day" in San Antonio

    • Driver, Escort and Step-on Guide Gratuities

 

Price:

$1,699.00 Double/PP

$1,449.00 Triple/PP

$1,329.00 Quad/PP

$2,459.00 Single

 

Deposit:  $125.00/PP

Balance Due Date:  October 23, 2017

Day 1

Welcome Aboard! Join us for a fun-filled motor coach vacation full of spectacular scenery, holiday cheer and yuletide spirit in "The Lone Star State," Texas. One visit to San Antonio, Texas and it's easy to see why it is often referred to as the "American Venice". Historic missions, River Walk restaurants, Spanish architecture and a beautiful river centerpiece make this a truly memorable and remarkable city. Before checking into the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Knoxville, Tennessee for the night, we conclude our travel day with a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 2

After a deluxe continental breakfast we depart for New Orleans, Louisiana. A lunch stop will be made en route to New Orleans. Our accommodations for the next two nights are at the Drury Inn & Suites, a perennial favorite of Gunther Tours travelers. The Drury Inn & Suites is conveniently located four blocks from the world famous French Quarter, and is adjacent to the St. Charles streetcar. A refrigerator and microwave are provided in your hotel room. Each evening from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, the Drury Inn & Suites hosts a Manger's Reception with free hot food & cold beverages for guests, including beer, wine and mixed drinks.

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Day 3

After a deluxe continental breakfast we meet our step-on guide, and depart for a tour of New Orleans. Absorb the sights and sounds of the world famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square. Follow the path of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, the oldest continuously operating passenger railway system in the world, (until service was disrupted by Hurricane Katrina). See the homes of former Kings and Queens of Mardi Gras, stately mansions and the world-famous, exclusive Garden District. View Tulane and Loyola Universities across from Audubon Park, and the home of the Audubon Zoo, one of the nation's top five zoos. We conclude our day of touring with a visit to one of the historic cemeteries, referred to as "Cities of the Dead," and learn about this unique above ground burial system. After returning to the hotel you are free to design your afternoon and do as you wish! Following dinner on your own, we share in the joy and spirit of Celebration in the Oaks. Our tour will include the fabled Carousel and a train ride through an electrifying light display along City Park Avenue. Admission to the Botanical Garden is also included.

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Day 4

After a deluxe continental breakfast settle back, relax and enjoy the scenery on our drive through Louisiana and Texas to San Antonio, Texas. Our accommodations for the next four nights are at the Drury Inn & Suites, another perennial favorite of Gunther Tours travelers. The River Walk is adjacent to our hotel. Bring your bathing suit to take advantage of the rooftop outdoor pool & whirlpool. A refrigerator and microwave are provided in your hotel room. Each evening from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, the Drury Inn & Suites hosts a Manger's Reception with free hot food & cold beverages for guests, including beer, wine and mixed drinks. Tonight take a stroll along the River Walk, on the lush banks of the San Antonio River, and enjoy the relaxed holiday atmosphere while being guided along by more than 6,000 luminaries. Note: Fiesta de las Luminaries will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, beginning at dusk.

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Day 5

After a deluxe continental breakfast we meet our step-on guide, and depart for a tour of San Antonio. Highlights of our tour include visiting the San Jose Mission, built in 1777, and once occupied by over 300 people. The Spanish and Moorish design is reflected in the Cathedral and surrounding buildings. Next we discover more of San Antonio's rich history at the "The Alamo," where in 1836 Davey Crockett, Jim Bowie, and 185 Texans stood off Dictator Santa Anna and 5,000 Mexican troops. "Remember the Alamo!" The afternoon is free to soak up the Spanish flavor of this picturesque city or do a little holiday shopping. Tonight, we are treated to a delicious dinner at the Texas Land & Cattle Steakhouse, at the hotel. Following dinner we climb aboard Rio San Antonio Cruises for a relaxing riverboat ride on the River Walk. Sit back and admire the many holiday decorations while you enjoy the narrated cruise along the San Antonio River Walk. The River Walk shines brighter than ever as thousands of colorful Christmas lights decorate the building facades and are reflected off the river.

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Day 6

After a deluxe continental breakfast we depart for Johnson City, Texas where we will enjoy a visit to the LBJ National Historic Park. The Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park tells the story of our 36th President beloved LBJ Ranch, beginning with his ancestors through his post-presidency years and ultimately his final resting place. To provide you with the best possible tour experience we will first view two video presentations in the Visitor's Center. Next take a self-guided tour inside the permanent exhibit gallery showcasing Lyndon Johnson's life and accomplishments. A tribute to Mrs. "Lady Bird" Johnson is also included as part of the exhibit. It highlights Mrs. Johnson's commitment to the environment and guests can view her crimson suit and the White House china designed for the Johnson administration. Next we depart for Stonewall, Texas and the LBJ Ranch. Our riding tour of the ranch will includes stops at the President's birthplace, the Johnson family cemetery, and a ranger-guided tour of the Johnson's ranch house known as the "Texas White House". A box lunch is included. After returning to our hotel, you will have time to unwind and freshen up before going out for a delicious dinner at Paesanos, an iconic San Antonio River Walk Italian restaurant. Following dinner, joyous caroling fills the evening air along the San Antonio River Walk as school, church, company, and civic choral groups ring in the holidays by singing traditional carols on cruising boats. The eclectic mix of participants includes bell choirs, folk groups, and Latino ensembles. Note: Holiday Boat Caroling will take place 6:15 pm to 9:15 pm nightly.

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Day 7

After a deluxe continental breakfast you are free to design the rest of your day and do as you wish! Centrally located, the Drury Inn & Suites offers you a wide variety of options for creating a day of adventure and exploration on your own. Browse for one-of-a-kind goods and souvenirs at El Mercado, the Mexican Marketplace. 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. This is your last day in San Antonio, so please enjoy the Texas hospitality! Reminder: Each evening from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, the Drury Inn & Suites hosts a Manger's Reception with free hot food & cold beverages for guests, including beer, wine and mixed drinks.

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Day 8

After a deluxe continental breakfast settle back, relax and enjoy the scenery on our drive through Texas and Arkansas to Little Rock, Arkansas. Before checking into the Wingate by Wyndham for the night, we are treated to a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 9

After a deluxe continental breakfast we depart for Memphis, Tennessee. Upon our arrival, we will enjoy a visit to Graceland, all decked out in yuletide finery for the holidays. Highlights of our Graceland tour include visiting Elvis Presley's mansion, his original business office, his trophy building, and the Meditation Garden where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest. We conclude our tour of Graceland by boarding Elvis' private jet, "The Lisa Marie". During the holiday season, the tour of Graceland is extra special with the interior and exterior of the mansion decorated for the holidays! See traditional lights and decorations including hundreds of blue lights along the driveway, a life-size Nativity scene, Santa and his sleigh and much more originally displayed by Elvis. The interior of Graceland mansion is decked out in Christmas décor and includes his traditional red velvet drapes and Presley family Christmas artifacts on display. Later we depart for our overnight accommodations in Knoxville, Tennessee at the Fairfield Inn & Suites. A dinner stop will be made en route to Knoxville.

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Day 10

After a deluxe continental breakfast settle back and enjoy a holiday themed movie on our drive home, while you reminisce about the sights and sounds of our San Antonio Christmas Holiday Get-Away, and the memories created by San Antonio's rich history, and the yuletide cheer and joy experienced along the famous River Walk! Happy Holidays!

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D =Dinner

Included:

 

  • Basic amenities

  • 9 nights hotel accommodations, including:

    • 4 nights in San Antonio, Texas

  • 9 breakfasts

  • 2 lunches

  • 5 dinners

  • 3 manager's reception

  • Guided Tours, including:

    • New Orleans, Louisiana

    • San Antonio, Texas

    • LBJ Ranch House

  • Attractions and admissions per itinerary, including:

    • Celebration in the Oaks

    • Carousel Ride

    • Train Ride

    • Electrifying Light Display

    • Botanical Gardens

    • Fiesta de las Luminaries

    • San Jose Mission

    • The Alamo

    • Riverboat Ride on the River Walk

    • LBJ National Historic Park

    • Holiday Boat Caroling

    • Christmas at Graceland

    • "Free Day" in San Antonio

    • Driver, Escort and Step-on Guide Gratuities

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Carney Park & Ride Carney Park & Ride - 2980 Jomat Ave. Parkville, MD
Exit 31A (Harford Rd north) off Route 695
Gunther Charters Gunther's - 7443 Shipley Ave. Harmans, MD (GPS)
Lot C off of Shipley Ave.
Woodbine Woodbine Park & Ride 704 Lisbon Center Dr.
Woodbine, MD - I-70 West to Exit 73
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