We board our deluxe motorcoach to begin our tour to San Antonio and
travel through Alabama and Mississippi before entering Louisiana. We
arrive in New Orleans, “Jazz Capital of the World”, for a two night stay
in the heart of the city and just a short walk from the French Quarter.
After breakfast (included), a local guide will take us on a tour of this
historic city including the famous French Quarter and Bourbon Street,
old Market Places, Wharves, Squares, Duelling Places, Patios, French
and Spanish Homes, Jackson Square, City Park with dueling oaks, St.
Charles Avenue with its famous streetcars, the Superdome and St. Louis
Cemetery # 3 on historic Esplanade Avenue, one of New Orleans’ oldest
and most intriguing cemeteries. We will enjoy lunch (included) at
the Court of Two Sisters Restaurant. In the afternoon, discover New
Orleans your way. Explore the beautiful antique shops and boutiques in
the French Quarter, take a ride on the streetcar down St. Charles, take
a cruise on the mighty Mississippi River—the choice is yours.
We depart New Orleans and continue to Breaux Bridge for lunch (included)
at a legendary restaurant recognized throughout the world as
the King of Cajun cuisine. Our destination for tonight is the Houston,
This morning we have a short drive to San Antonio for a guided tour of
this historic city. We will learn about its history as we visit the Alamo
and Hemisfair Plaza. The San Antonio River fows through the heart
of the city where you’ll see the beautiful fower gardens, sidewalk cafes
and much more. We will have free time in the afternoon for shopping
in the many speciality shops and the fabulous new Rivercenter. Accommodations
await us for the next two nights in San Antonio. A delightful
Thanksgiving Day BRUNCH is included at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio
located on the banks of the San Antonio River.
The Ford Holiday Parade
takes place at the Riverwalk on Friday following Thanksgiving Day. For over 30 years, this spectacular one-hour parade along San Antonio’s
River Walk has featured illuminated foats with celebrities, bands and
This morning we leave San Antonio and continue north through Austin,
stopping for lunch in Waco and a visit to Magnolia Market at the Silos.
After lunch we continue to Dallas, the ninth largest city in the US and the
third largest in Texas. We will visit the new George W. Bush Presidential
Center which tells the story of the United States in an extraordinary time.
The Bush Center’s 226,000-square-foot building and 15-acre urban park
reside on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The
museum features a piece of steel from the world Trade Center, a full-sized
Oval Offce, and a Texas Rose Garden. We spend the night in Greenville,
Texas just northeast of Dallas.
We depart Greenville this morning traveling to Scott, Arkansas for a delicious
luncheon at the 19th century Marlsgate Plantation. We will enjoy the many
treasures of this stately columned Greek Revival Mansion overlooking the
waters of Bearskin Lake. We continue to Memphis, TN for our last night.
It is now time to bid farewell to our traveling friends and return home to
share our memories with family and friends, ending our delightful visit
to San Antonio during this special Thanksgiving Holiday Season with