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Texas Rivers & Rails

Texas Rivers & Rails

See the sights & sounds of Texas cities. Enjoy the San Antonio River Cruise and The Alamo & then head to Austin for the Austin’s Duck Tour and Texas Forces. You will visit the famous Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, Tx. Travel to Palestine to board the historic Texas State Railroad.


See the sights & sounds of Texas cities. Enjoy the San Antonio River Cruise and The Alamo & then head to Austin for the Austin’s Duck Tour and Texas Forces. You will visit the famous Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, Tx. Travel to Palestine to board the historic Texas State Railroad.




• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend two nights in San Antonio including narrated city tour, The Alamo and river cruise on the Paseo del Rio

• Take a narrated Austin “Duck” tour of downtown and Lake Austin

• Shop at Magnolia Market at the Silos where the spirit of the Gaines’ is alive and well

• Visit the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame

• Tour the Pearce Museum which commemorates the Civil War

• 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

• 13 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners


Tour Option

1 Pre Night in San Antonio (tax & breakfast included) - $319.00 room rate




Single Supplement Price $4,728.00



Day One

Arrive in San Antonio today and transfer to your hotel on the Riverwalk. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 5:00 p.m. for the Drury Inn’s Kickback dinner.

Day Two

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).


Day Three

Travel to Austin where you 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. Following an included lunch continue to the Texas Military Forces Museum. Located on Camp Mabry Army Reserve base, it honors Texas military personnel with exhibits dated from their fight for independence through today. Later, continue to Waco.


Day Four

Today enjoy time at the Magnolia Market at the Silos. Here, the spirit of Chip and Joanna Gaines is alive in the gardens and shops. Have lunch on your own at the “Siloteria” – a collection of food trucks located here. At The Silos Baking Co., numerous sweet treats await. Then a stop is made at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. It preserves the history and inspiring appreciation of the Texas Rangers.


Day Five

At the Pearce Museum, experience the Civil War through letters, diaries and artifacts including a battlefield medical tent. Also see the art of the American West including works by G. Harvey, Howard Terpning and James Muir. This contemporary display of wellknown works tells the story of the historic west. Before arriving in Tyler, stop at Kiepersol Estates Winery and Distillery is made for a tasting of their fine products.


Day Six

Travel to Palestine o 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.


Day Seven

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.


Day Eight

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.


FB=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Suggested Packing

Casual Clothing that can be mixed and layered

Comfortable walking shoes

Hat and Sunscreen

Cash and Credit Cards (Only those needed)

Medicine and spare prescriptions

Extra glasses and/or contacts

Book, Word Search and/or Crossword Puzzle


Seat Cushions and/or Blanket (If attending a parade or show)

Ear plugs and sleep mask

Mini-Sewing Kit

Toiletries and Tissues

Chargers for devices (Cell phones, Tablets, etc.)

Extra Memory Cards (Digital Cameras) or Extra Film


Average Temperature


San Antonio | 86 / 66

Austin  | 86 / 66

Fort Worth | 84 / 64


Activity Level 3

Travelers should be in reasonably good health. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

This travel experience is perfect for those who want to see everything their destination has to offer. With the ability to navigate hills and uneven surfaces (1-2 hours with little difficulty), as well as climb into various modes of transportation, and walking within the hotels and ships you'll be able to explore every corner of your destination without missing a thing. Plus, with some longer days balanced with free time to recharge or set out on your own adventure, you'll have the perfect harmony of flexibility and exploration, a blend of longer and shorter touring days with walking tours. Expect more of the touring to be over uneven surfaces and involve more stairs.


Hotels at a Glance

Days 1 and 2 Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas

Day 3 and 4 Holiday Inn Express, Waco, Texas

Day 5 Homewood Suites, Tyler, Texas

Days 6 and 7 Sandman Signature Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas



Roundtrip airfare from Phoenix



Travel Protection Plan (TPP) - $349.00 per person



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

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

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