Deep In The Heart of Texas

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April 5 – 11, 2018 – 7 Days and 6 Nights – 

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This fun trip to Texas is being announced early to see if there is interest in it.  Please, Please, Please send in your $50 deposit right away to hold your seat.  I must know by November 8 if you want to go.  If we don’t have the numbers required for a group by that date, I will have to cancel the trip. Early sign up is a must on this one folks!!!  Thanks for your help on this!!

Join us on this great adventure to the Lone Star state to take in San Antonio’s River Walk, see the Bluebonnet Trail, and follow the footsteps of your favorites from HGTV’s Fixer Upper Show.  All in the Heart of Texas!

We begin this tour with an overnight in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  We then head out to Texas with a stop at the Texas Energy Museum in Beaumont to learn the unique history of the ‘oil rush’.  We’ll enjoy an included lunch at a local spot and then head out to San Antonio.  A highlight of our San Antonio stop will be two nights at the Drury Inn, which is located on the beautiful Riverwalk! It offers a great location for everyone to enjoy the Riverwalk area.  While in town, we will have a guided tour of the city including a stop at the Mission San Jose, which was founded in 1720.  This is a lovely town with outstanding heritage and we will learn a great deal about it on our tour.  We follow that up with a stop at the historic Menger Hotel, which is next door to the Alamo.  At the Menger,  we will enjoy an included lunch in the Colonial Room.  We’ll then walk next door and see where a small band of Texans held out for thirteen days against General Santa Anna at the Alamo.  Our fun tour of this city continues with a river cruise on the Paseo Del Rio, the largest urban water ecosystem in the nation.  Tucked quietly below street level, it provides a serene and pleasant way to navigate the city.  You’ll have the evening on your own to explore the Riverwalk more and take in dinner on your own.

The following morning, we are off to see the Bluebonnet Trail.  We will be driving through quaint towns in search of the beautiful blossoms.  We will make a stop in Fredericksburg to visit the Wildseed Farm, the nation’s largest working wildflower farm.  We then make our way to Waco for the next two nights. This small city has a hometown feel, and has recently reinvented itself and is making a nice comeback.  Dinner our first night will be at the Dr. Pepper Museum.  We will learn the history of this famous soft drink in their Old Corner Drug Store.  We’ll even get to see the soda jerk ‘shoot a Waco’ in the Soda Fountain.  Should be fun!

Now we’re ready to enjoy our HGTV kind of day as a local guide leads us on a Fixer Upper and Waco tour with a visit to the Common Grounds, Harp’s Design and JDH Iron Designs.  Some of you will recognize all of these from the Fixer Upper show!  We will also cross the famous Waco Suspension Bridge and then head out for lunch and shopping on your own at the Magnolia Market and Silos.  (If you’re not a shopper, a side trip to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is available too.)  We have a fun evening dinner planned at the Cameron Park Natural Zoo Habitat’s Brazos River Country.  You’ll be transported to a sunken Spanish galleon that showcases a 50,000-gallon aquarium.  Another fun day!

Our time in Texas will come to an end today as we make our way to Bossier, Louisiana for lunch at Ralph and Kacoo’s.  Then it’s on to the Biedenharn Coca Cola Museum and Garden.  You’ll get to step up to the counter to hear the tales of how their bottling process began.  You can even buy a coke for a nickel!  You’ll also want to take some time to enjoy their garden and a unique Bible collection as well.  Our overnight will be in Ridgeland, Mississippi.  The following morning it’s time to saddle up and head on back to Georgia!

This is going to be a really fun trip with lots of great stops.  Join us for a rootin-tootin, heart of Texas journey!!

Price includes deluxe motorcoach, all hotels and baggage handling, 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, all entrance fees, local guides listed and their tip, and all admissions listed.  Does not include driver or tour director gratuities.

  • Initial deposit of $50 is due with sign up now.
  • Next deposit of $450 is due November 1.
  • Final balance is due February 1.
  • There are NO refunds after February 15. Portions of this trip have been booked with Brilliant Edventures, and they have a strict cancellation time line. I can’t change or alter the above dates. Trip insurance is recommended.

This trip is being advertised early for this spring date.   PLEASE, don’t delay on sending in your $50 deposit.  Too many trips have been canceled when people wait to sign up late.   I need to know your interest on this trip right away and no later than November 8.  The $50 deposit and the next $450 deposits are fully refundable by February 1.  Thanks for your help on this!!!!  It really is important!!



Per Person Double
$1595.00 Single
$1095.00 Per Person Triple

Insurance must be purchased at the time of deposit.  If purchased at time of deposit it will cover pre-existing

conditions.  It is not medical insurance but is a cancellation or trip interruption policy.  Once I have 30 people signed up your deposit and insurance checks will be cashed.  The cost of the insurance is non-refundable at that time.  It will cover you if you have made full payment on a final balance and you need to cancel due to medical reasons, or a death in the family.  It is not a cancel for any reason policy.  All documents will have to be submitted BY YOU to Travel Guard to make a claim.   It will cover you while on a trip in case you become ill and need transportation back to your place of departure; and it will cover any unused portions of the trip if you cancel for above reasons before you leave for a trip.  It’s a trip cancellation/interruption policy only.  It is NOT medical insurance.  Price is based on your age at sign up when you put your deposit down and on the cost of the trip.

Trip cost:                     Age 50-59        60-69      70-74               75-79               80+

$1195                          $79                    $99         $139                $169                $239

$1595                          $99                    $139       $189                $219                $289

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