Dates: April 21-26, 2020
6 Days and 11 Meals
- Luxury Motor Coach Transportation
- Travel through the Texas Hill Country amid the gorgeous wildflowers
- Visit Lady Bird Johnson’s Wildflower Center and Gardens
- 3-Nights at the Embassy Suites-Riverwalk In Downtown San Antonio
- 3-Day Passes for the River Taxis with a Narrated Riverwalk Tour
- Guided Tour of Three Spanish Colonial Missions
- Fiesta de la San Antonio Activities & Parades
- RESERVED SEATS for Batttle of the Flowers Parade
- Time for Exploring the Riverwalk and Shopping
- Tour of the magnificent Painted Churches of Schulenburg
Experience a special Spring in 2020 by joining us as we take in the unbeatable beauty of the Texas Hill Country including the glorious Painted Churches of Schulenburg, the rolling meadows of Nature’s bountiful wildflowers, the historical significance of an old Mission, the color and excitement of the Fiesta de la San Antonio and the lazy serenity of the Riverwalk.
From your luxurious accommodations at the Embassy Suites-Riverwalk, step out to the Riverwalk that takes you to dozens of fine restaurants and specialty shops or hop aboard a River Taxi and float up the Museum Reach to visit any one of several different museums.
You can customize your days to be as jam-packed and busy as you can handle or simply spend some free time enjoying a margarita on the hotel’s patio and people-watch the evening away. Our San Antonio tours always sell out, so make your reservation early.
Trip Protection: $139.50/pp – Double & Triple, $172.50/pp – Single
SAVE $100/pp if booked by January 28, 2020
Deposit: $50/pp due at time of booking
Final Payment Due: March 2, 2020
Day 1, Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Our first day begins in Springfield and ends in Waco where we’ll stop for the night after dinner at one of our favorite Texas restaurants. Get settled into the hotel for a relaxing evening. (D)
Day 2, Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Up early for breakfast at the hotel and back on the road to Austin and the LADY BIRD JOHNSON WILDFLOWER CENTER. After strolling through the Gardens with your camera, grab a box lunch under the pergola. Board the coach, sit back and enjoy the scenic ride through the HILL COUNTRY with rolling meadows of bluebonnets and other wildflowers. The intensity of flowers will of course depend on Mother Nature, but you’ll have to try planting some when you get home.
Arriving in San Antonio and armed with all-day passes for the GO-RIO TAXIS, city maps and Fiesta Schedules, first board a riverboat for a NARRATED TOUR of the famed Riverwalk. Land back at our hotel, located right on the Riverwalk and close to restaurants, shops and many Fiesta activities. Following dinner at a local restaurant you’re invited to watch the FIESTA’S MARIACHI FESTIVAL PARADE along the River. (B,L,D)
Day 3, Thursday, April 23, 2020
After a cooked-to-order breakfast, join us for one of the highlights of any trip to southern Texas: a leisurely tour of three of San Antonio’s famous OLD SPANISH MISSIONS: Mission San Jose Y de Aguayo, Mission Nuestra Senora de Le Purisima Conception, and of course Mission San Antonio De Valero (better known as The Alamo). Our host is one of San Antonio’s veteran tour guides and local historians, and perhaps we can get him to join us for lunch at the MERCADO.
Once we return to the hotel, the rest of the afternoon and evening is free to enjoy the Riverwalk. The hotel will host a Manager’s reception with beverages and light snacks tonight (and every night of our stay), and the MARIACHI FESTIVAL PARADE continues along the River. (B,L)
Day 4, Friday, April 24, 2020
This morning, after that great breakfast, grab your reserved seat for the FIESTA’S BATTLE OF THE FLOWERS PARADE – always a highly competitive and colorful street parade that winds throughout Downtown San Antonio.
The rest of the day is up to you: Ride GO-RIO and do some shopping at the RiverCenter Mall, visit one of the nationally recognized galleries on the Museum Reach (Riverwalk) or check out the FIESTA’S activities on the Main Plaza near the hotel. Search for that perfect water-front restaurant (tip: make reservations early) for your last dinner in San Antonio or meander back to the hotel and try the Range, the newest jewel on the Riverwalk, featuring two stories of dining, patios and lounges. And don’t forget the Manager’s Reception. (B)
Day 5, Saturday, April 25, 2020
Enjoy one last morning and breakfast along the Riverwalk before loading the coach for a quick trip to SCHULENBURG, a spirited German community halfway between San Antonio and Houston. We’ll be joined by a local guide for a special tour of Schulenburg’s renown PAINTED CHURCHES. You’ll marvel at these ornate and beautifully decorated houses of worship…the craftsmanship will amaze you!
After grabbing a quick lunch in Schulenburg, we’re off to Farmers Branch with a short detour to one of our favorite Texas rest stops – BUC-EE’S! We’ll check in to our hotel and hit a local restaurant for a Farewell Dinner with an Italian flair. (B,L,D)
Day 6, Sunday, April 26, 2020
Pack up after breakfast and leave the Bluebonnets and Mission Bells behind as we make our way through Oklahoma. Last stop – Springfield. But before leaving for our own homes, start making plans for the next great adventure with Sunnyland Tours. Buenos amigos, buena comida y buenos tiempos! (B)
Please Note: Many of our sightseeing stops/sites require extensive standing, sitting, walking – sometimes on unpaved or cobblestone streets, loading and unloading into horse drawn carriages and/or trolleys. Sunnyland Travel will not refund or cover any cost of expense incurred for any missed activities due to a participant’s inability to fully participate with the group. If you require assistance in walking, navigating stairs, etc., you are required to travel with a qualified physically-able companion who can accompany and provide such assistance. Due to many historic locations, the motor coach is not allowed to stay on site or remain running to provide an alternate shelter for those not able to participate in an event. Please make sure you read the itinerary fully and call one of our travel consultants if you have any questions.