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Itinerary

Day 1 | February 8 | Kansas City, MO

Today is a travel day as you begin your journey to Texas. Relax and enjoy the scenery aboard your luxury motor coach. Drury Inn & Suites Kansas City Stadium

Day 2 | February 9 | Joplin, MO

This morning begins with a tour of the National WWI Museum and Memorial, the nation’s only public museum dedicated to WWI, with a large collection of photos, weapons, and more. This afternoon you’ll have a guided tour of the Precious Moments Chapel which is filled with colorful murals inspired by the Precious Moments figurines. Drury Inn & Suites Joplin * Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 3 | February 10 | Denton, TX

Arriving in Oklahoma this afternoon, explore the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum at your leisure. The Memorial Museum is dedicated to remembering those who were killed, those who survived, and those changed forever by the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Building. You’ll arrive in Texas this evening! Best Western Premier Crown Chase Inn & Suites * Breakfast Included

Day 4 | February 11 | Buffalo, TX

This morning learn the details of the world-altering event of John F. Kennedy’s assassination at the Sixth Floor Museum. Explore at your leisure the fascinating multi-media exhibits located inside the former Texas School Book Depository. You’ll continue on to Dealey Plaza and the Kennedy Memorial, located just steps from where JFK was assassinated. Time will be allowed to also visit the Grassy Knoll. Following lunch, you’ll have a self-guided tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which includes both the presidential library and museum and allows you to fully immerse yourself in the history of the presidency of George W. Bush. Hampton Inn * Breakfast Included

Day 5 | February 12 | Houston, TX

Your morning includes a guided tour of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. This museum is dedicated to the life of Sam Houston, an American soldier and politician, who was instrumental in securing the independence of Texas from Mexico. The museum is located on a fifteen-acre complex on the site of the homestead of General Sam Houston and is a combination of historic buildings, beautiful grounds, and traditional gallery-style buildings. Following lunch, there is a guided tour of the Texas Prison Museum. The museum offers an intriguing glimpse into the lives of the state’s imprisoned citizens and those who guarded them. Your final activity of the day is a visit to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Temple. Experience this Hindu temple with traditional architecture and exhibits on the religion’s history. Drury Inn & Suites Houston Hobby Airport * Breakfast Included

Day 6 | February 13 | Houston, TX

Your day begins at the Space Center Houston, highlighting all eras of U.S. space travel with over 400 things to see and do, including the Starship Gallery, guided NASA Tram Tour, the Astronaut Gallery, the International Space Station Gallery, and more! You’ll have time to explore at your own pace so you can focus on the areas that you are most interested in seeing. This afternoon enjoy a guided private BayWatch Dolphin tour and view the dolphins in their natural habitat aboard a jet drive boat. You can’t be next to the ocean without having an included delicious seafood dining experience. Drury Inn & Suites Houston Hobby Airport * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 7 | February 14 | San Antonio, TX

No trip to Texas is complete without a visit to The Alamo, home of the famous 1836 battle. Free time for lunch will be given to dine at any one of the many restaurants located on the River Walk. This afternoon explore on your own the Tower of Americas, the 750-foot observation deck offering you the most spectacular views of the city. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy any number of sites within an easy walking distance of the hotel, including the Riverwalk with numerous options for dining, shopping, and live entertainment. Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk * Breakfast Included

Day 8 | February 15 | Temple, TX

You’ll begin your day with an iconic Rio San Antonio River Cruise where your guide will entertain you with stories from the rich history of San Antonio. Arriving in Austin this afternoon, there is a guided Austin Duck Adventures tour. Your sightseeing tour includes historic Sixth Street, the State Capitol building, Bob Bullock State History Museum, the Governor’s Mansion and much, much more. Holiday Inn Temple-Belton * Breakfast Included

Day 9 | February 16 | Fort Worth, TX

This morning explore at your leisure the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum, the state-designated official historical center for the famed Texas Rangers law enforcement agency. The museum is meant to preserve the history and inspire appreciation for the legendary symbol of Texas and the American West. You’ll then have a guided Classic Waco Tour, which includes the Waco Suspension Bridge, the Brazos River, Chisholm Trail, and Baylor University, just to name a few. The tour also includes driving by some of the homes that were featured on Fixer Upper! Hampton Inn & Suites * Breakfast Included

Day 10 | February 17 | Fort Worth, TX

Enjoy your morning at the Fort Worth Zoo, featuring over 7,000 native and exotic animals and named the top zoo in the nation by Family Life magazine, the LA Times and USA Today! After lunch, you’ll have an Authentic Forth Worth Tour that will cover the history of the city starting from a lonely outpost on the Western Frontier to the major cosmopolitan city it is today. Hampton Inn & Suites * Breakfast Included

Day 11 | February 18 | Guthrie, OK

Your morning begins with a self-guided tour of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Watch as dollars are printed from an enclosed walkway suspended above the production floor! Over half of the nation’s currency is printed right here in Fort Worth. Following lunch, explore the Oklahoma National Stockyards City, home to shops that specialize in all things western, great restaurants, and the iconic Oklahoma National Stock Yards. La Quinta Inn & Suites * Breakfast Included

Day 12 | February 19 | Topeka, KS

Arriving this morning in Kansas, enjoy a guided tour of the Museum of World Treasures. Experience a trip through time here as you view real dinosaurs, ancient civilization exhibits including two Egyptian mummies, military history exhibits, frontier exhibits, and more. Your tour includes a Behind-the-Scenes experience to learn about artifacts that are currently being researched, future exhibits, and rarely seen items. This afternoon visit Strataca for a guided tram tour of the Kansas Underground Salt Museum. Salt was discovered here in 1887 when a land developer was drilling for oil. It has been established that this salt formation, which covers 27,000 square miles, was formed 275 million years ago when the Permian Sea dried up. Clubhouse Inn & Suites * Breakfast Included

Day 13 | February 20 | Home

This morning enjoy some delicious chocolate treats during your chocolate tasting tour at Chocolaterie Stam. Then relax aboard your luxury motor coach as your Texas journey soon draws to a close as you arrive home this evening. Breakfast Included

 

Mode of Travel

Pricing Per Person Cash Or Check

  • $2,385 – Dble
  • $2,055 – Triple
  • $1,890 – Quad
  • $3,410 – Single

Pricing Per Person Credit Card

  • $2,455 – Dble
  • $2,115 – Triple
  • $1,945 – Quad
  • $3,510 – Single

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Itinerary, Pricing and Availability are subject to change without notice. Tours are subject to energy surcharges and other factors beyond our control.

Departure Date

02/08/2020

Return Date

02/20/2020

Tour Highlights

  • National WWI Museum and Memorial
  • The Precious Moments Chapel
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum
  • Sixth Floor Museum
  • George W. Bush Presidential Center
  • Sam Houston Memorial Museum
  • Texas Prison Museum
  • BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Temple
  • Space Center Houston
  • BayWatch Dolphin Tours
  • The Alamo
  • Tower of the Americas
  • Rio San Antonio Cruises
  • Austin Duck Adventures
  • Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Classic Waco Tour
  • Fort Worth Zoo
  • Authentic Fort Worth Tour
  • Bureau of Engraving & Printing
  • Oklahoma National Stockyards
  • Museum of World Treasures
  • Strataca – Kansas Underground Salt Museum
  • Chocolate Tasting-Chocolaterie Stam
  • 12 Breakfasts / 1 Lunch / 1 Dinner
     
Hosted by Southwest Tour and Travel Tour Director (Activity Level: Moderate) Guests should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing, or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening.