Join Our State as we celebrate the holidays with a spectacular Texas tradition — the dazzling light displays along the San Antonio Riverwalk. Trip dates are November 30-December 4, 2022.
- Round-trip airfare – Raleigh / Durham International Airport or Charlotte Douglas International Airport
- 4 nights’ accommodations
- 7 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
- Wine and beer reception
- All sightseeing per itinerary
- Professional tour director
- Our State host
- Deluxe motor coach transportation
- Hotel transfers – Baggage handling
- 4 nights at one hotel
- San Antonio City Tour
- San Jose Mission
- El Mercado Marketplace
- Austin City Tour
- State Capitol
- LBJ Library and Museum
- Bullock Texas State History and Museum
- Hill Country
- LBJ Ranch
- Fiesta de Las Luminaries
DAY 1: Arrive San Antonio
Today, arrive in San Antonio, the Alamo City, and transfer to your downtown hotel for a four night stay. The city’s old-Spanish flavor, multi-cultural heritage, numerous parks and plazas, and the Riverwalk make it one of America’s more intriguing cities. The Riverwalk (Paseo Del Rio) is a fabulous loop off the San Antonio River offering tree-lined footpaths, craft shops, galleries, restaurants, and nightspots. Tonight, enjoy a Wine and Beer Reception followed by Welcome Dinner with your fellow Our State travelers.
Overnight: San Antonio
DAY 2: San Antonio
After breakfast, enjoy a San Antonio City Tour featuring many highlights of this great city. Visit the San Jose Mission, known as the “Queen of the Missions,” which was restored to its original design in the 1930s by the WPA (Works Projects Administration). Later, wander through El Mercado Marketplace to hear mariachi music and explore the shops and enjoy lunch on your own. This afternoon go to the IMAX Theatre to see the docudrama “The Price of Freedom” which recounts the battle of the Alamo. Later, visit the Shrine of Liberty, the Alamo, where you will see the chapel, one of the most photographed sites in the nation, and wander through this historic landmark. Complete your day with a leisurely Riverwalk Cruise and learn more about the history of this San Antonio highlight. This evening enjoy dinner on your own along the Riverwalk.
Overnight: San Antonio
DAY 3: Austin
Today travel to the beautiful capital of Texas, Austin. The excursion features an Austin City Tour to see the State Capitol, as well as a visit to the LBJ Library and Museum at the University of Texas and the Bullock Texas State History Museum to learn the continually unfolding “Story of Texas.” During your visit to Austin enjoy a Texas-sized lunch at a historic and popular local restaurant. Late afternoon, return to San Antonio, where you can enjoy dinner on your own that evening at one of San Antonio’s outstanding restaurants.
Meals: B, L
Overnight: San Antonio
DAY 4: LBJ Ranch – Fredericksburg – Luminarias
Today, travel to the Hill Country of Texas and take in the scenery. The first stop will be in Stonewall for a tour of the LBJ Ranch, the former home of the 36th President, Lyndon Baines Johnson. You’ll see a reconstruction of the farmhouse where LBJ was born and his ranchhouse, referred to as the “Texas White House.” Next, visit the German settlement of Fredericksburg, which retains touches of Old World Heritage. Enjoy time on your own in this quaint town to wander the shops, grab a meal, or visit the WWII Museum. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a popular local restaurant in San Antonio. Later, wander the Riverwalk to experience the Fiesta de las Luminarias, which features thousands of candles illuminating the Riverwalk.
Meals: B, D
Overnight: San Antonio
$2,249 per person with a booking discount (based on double occupancy)
$2,449 per person regular rate (based on double occupancy)
Single supplement $625
Please ask about our no risk deposit.
For more information or to make reservations:
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(877) 953-8687, ext. 238 (Pacific Time)
What to expect on an Our State trip:
Traveling with a group of Our State readers is an enriching, enjoyable, and safe way to experience new cultures, people, and places. In addition to the informative narration from the tour director and local guides, an Our State host will be available to assist in making your trip successful.
We usually fly to our destination, then travel by a comfortable motor coach with anywhere from 35 to 50 people who appreciate learning about new regions. Your entire trip will be guided, planned, and arranged for your upmost enjoyment. Many activities are things you can only do because you are traveling with Our State. There is some free time built in for you to explore on your own.
You can also choose not to attend an activity if you prefer something different. Please let your tour director know if you are not coming on a scheduled day.
Many meals are included. Where you have meals on your own, suggestions will be provided.
Most of the motor coaches have restrooms but every effort will be made to make regular rest stops.
One of the best parts of traveling with Our State is that you will meet new people, many of whom you will already have much in common with since most travelers read the magazine. Many guests often develop friendships that go on long after the tour is finished. Our State trips are generally filled with dynamic and friendly people.
Our tours are physically active but not meant to be strenuous.
Please be aware you will be on your feet, walking and standing for much of the day, indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions and terrains. There will also be extended time on the motor coach when we travel from place to place. If there are any mobility issues you will need to have an able-bodied traveling companion to accompany and assist you.
Most days are moderately paced with approximately two to three total miles of walking, possibly including some hills and stairs.
We regret that we’re unable to provide individual assistance to guests with walking difficulties or other personal needs. The responsibility of the Trip Director who accompanies your trip is to ensure that the larger group enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing individual assistance to any one guest. Guests requiring such individualized assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion who can provide it.
If you have additional questions, please call Our State’s Travel Director Amy Wood Pasquini at 336-286-0600, or email email@example.com.
COVID-19 Travel Precautions:
At this time, all trips currently posted on this site will go on as scheduled. Because our primary concern is our travelers’ safety, health, and enjoyment, Our State and our travel partners are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We will follow all CDC COVID-19 guidelines and requirements on all trips.
Please note, all passengers traveling with Our State must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID‐19 for tours. Passengers will be asked to show the Tour Director the following when joining the tour:
Proof of Vaccination against COVID‐19. Proof must include the passenger’s name and date of the final dose, which must have been given at least 14 days before the tour departure date. Proof can be a photocopy or electronic vaccination record document issued by either: (a) the health authority that administered the vaccination (i.e., U.S. CDC’s Vaccination Record Card); or (b) the participant’s medical provider that administered the vaccination; or (c) approved electronic certification from your county, state, or health provider.
We will keep everyone who has booked a trip updated and will make changes as necessary. We know one of the great joys of life is the anticipation of an upcoming excursion. We invite you to look at our future trips and consider booking.