San Antonio Christmas
December 7-11, 2021
Nothing compares to the River Walk all lit up for the holidays! Enjoy carolers, food, lights, a lake cruise and more!
Day 1: It is time to get into the Christmas Spirit and anticipate the festivities in San Antonio. After lunch in the OKC area, we continue south, arriving at our hotel south of Fort Worth. (D)
Day 2: By lunch, we arrive in San Antonio to experience the El Mercado, the oldest and largest Mexican Market in the United States. This afternoon we have a local guide join us for a tour of this interesting city, including the oldest Cathedral in the country, the San Jose Mission. Later we check into the Drury Hotel which is our home for the next 2 nights. Our hotel is right on the River Walk. Our evening is spent along the River Walk with a narrated boat ride under the lights! Every night when the sun goes down, the decorations of over 250,000 colorful holiday lights are displayed along the banks and in the tall Cypress trees. (B, L)
Day 3: This morning we are in for a treat as we visit the S.A.S. shoe factory and outlet store. The careful way these shoes are made makes them one of the most comfortable shoes to wear. For lunch, we visit The Buckhorn Saloon & Texas Ranger Museum. The exhibits offer the public the chance to see priceless historic artifacts that span more than a century of Ranger history. This afternoon we visit the IMAX Theater to witness the amazing presentation “Alamo, The Price of Freedom.” Then we head over to the Alamo to learn about the 13 fateful days in 1836. This evening you have time to explore the River Walk with the many shops and restaurants. (B, L)
Day 4: We bid farewell to our host city and make our way to Austin for a lunch cruise on Lady Bird Lake. Experience the ever-changing city skyline and the natural beauty that is Austin. Our next destination is Grapevine, TX. They are known as the Christmas Capital of Texas! Tonight, enjoy downtown Grapevine with its millions of lights, its many shops, and elaborate Christmas displays. (B, L)
Day 5: What fun memories have been made over the last 5 days! Relax in our comfortable motorcoach today, as we head home. Lunch is included en route. (B, L)