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Dallas-Fort Worth • San Antonio • McAllen • Corpus Christi • Galveston

 

Day 1 – Home to Kansas City

Our journey begins as we travel south with an overnight in Kansas City.

Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites


Day 2 – Kansas City to Oklahoma City

Motor along Midwest’s countryside before arriving in Oklahoma City where we’ll tour the National Cowboy Museum and gain a better understanding of the American West. Dinner is at your leisure to choose a restaurant in the area.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Fairfield Inn


Day 3 – Oklahoma City to Arlington, TX

Arrive just in time for an old-fashioned cattle drive at the Fort Worth famous Stockyards. You’ll hear the jingle of spurs, the cattle bawling, and the rhythm of the hoofbeats as the Texas Longhorns are driven past; a bygone era will come to life before your eyes. Then we’ll stop in at Billy Bob’s Honky Tonk Bar for a quick look at this legendary place. Dinner is included this evening before overnighting in Arlington, a suberb of Dallas.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Comfort Suites


Day 4 – Arlington

Through a fascinating city tour, we’ll take in the sights of Dallas with stops at Kennedy Memorial, Dealy Plaza, the Sixth Floor Book Depository, and City Hall. After lunch on our own we’ll tour the C.R. Smith American Airlines Museum. Then it’s off to the Dallas Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, for a VIP tour! Receive the ultimate tour experience of this incredible stadium that opened in 2009. The evening is free for you to pursue your own interests.

Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 5 – Arlington to San Antonio

Enjoy breakfast this morning before we motor through rugged hill country featuring rippling brooks and cowboys working their ranches. Visit the Texas Ranger Museum before we arrive in Austin, where we tour the Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum. Check into the beautiful Drury Inn & Suites at the Riverwalk. Dinner this evening is at a local favorite steakhouse.

Included Meals: Breakfast , Dinner

Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites Plaza


Day 6 – San Antonio

A local guide helps us spend the day exploring fascinating San Antonio. We start with a visit to the IMAX Theater where we’ll experience the story of the Alamo. After the showing, we will tour the Alamo, the place where Texas liberty was birthed, and 200 heroic defenders lost their lives to General Santa Anna’s army. Later, learn about the many ethnic groups that settled in Texas at the Institute of Texan Cultures. Lunch is served at a local favorite restaurant. This afternoon, visit beautiful Mission San Jose, known as “the Queen of Texas Missions.” Later, browse the colorful Mexican Marketplace at El Mercado.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 7 – San Antonio

Breakfast is served at the hotel before we board the motorcoach for a narrated, driving tour of the LBJ Ranch. You’ll have the opportunity to tour the Texas White House. Then we’ll motor to Fredericksburg for shopping and lunch on our own, followed by an included tour of the National Museum of the Pacific War. The history of the Pacific War will come alive as we walk through the life of Chester Nimitz, a highly respected leader of the Pacific campaign of WWII. We’ll stop by Singing Waters Vineyard for a winery tour & tasting. A special dinner is planned in The Terrace Grill at the Riven Rock Ranch, which is rich with history, beauty, and tranquility. Return to the hotel enriched!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 8 – San Antonio to McAllen

Motor south into the Rio Grande Valley. We’ll stop in Edinburg, enjoy an included lunch in an authentic Mexican Restaurant, and visit the museum of South Texas History. Later this afternoon, we’ll arrive in McAllen and check into the all new Drury Inn & Suites. Enjoy a relaxing evening on our own; perhaps you have friends wintering in the area you’d like to visit!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites


Day 9 – McAllen

Today you have a couple of options to choose from. Some may want to visit friends that are staying for the winter months here in McAllen. Others may want to join the coach for a free tour to South Padre Island. A special sight will be the Iwo Jima Memorial on the campus of the Harlingen’s Marine Military Academy. Return to the hotel for a restful evening.

Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 10 – McAllen to Corpus Christi

Wake this morning to the fresh air of the Rio Grande and depart McAllen for King Ranch, the largest ranch in the world. We will visit the museum, enjoy a King Ranch Barbeque and have a historical tour. Motor along to the sparkling shores of Corpus Christi, where your bayfront hotel awaits. Unpack for a relaxing two night stay here with views of beautiful yacht harbors and sparkling ocean vistas.

Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Omni Marina Tower


Day 11 – Corpus Christi

This morning we’ll visit the Texas State Aquarium for an exciting undersea journey that begins at the shore and continues deep into the waters of the Gulf. Then we’ll board the World War II USS Lexington Aircraft Carrier for a tour. Lunch today is served at Landry’s Seafood Restaurant. Later, enjoy sweeping views of the harbor as we take a scenic circle tour of Mustang Island and Port Aransas. Free time is given to browse the charming shops of this area. This evening is at your leisure.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 12 – Corpus Christi to Galveston

Today we will leave Corpus Christi and travel to the enchanting town of Galveston. On the way, a stop at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston will show you the leaps and bounds by which NASA is pressing forward in its quest for knowledge of the unknown.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Hilton Galveston


Day 13 – Galveston

Tropical scenery abounds during our Galveston city tour as we take in the Victorian style homes, Bishop’s Palace, and Aston Villas. Enjoy lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf before we continue our sightseeing of this charming area. We return to the hotel for an afternoon & evening at your leisure.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 14 – Galveston to Little Rock, AR

Leave sunny Galveston today and head north to Little Rock for a restful overnight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Hampton Inn


Day 15 – Little Rock to Independence, MO

Today we’ll stop in Branson for an included lunch & tour of the city. This evening we will be staying at a brand new Drury Inn & Suites in Independence.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites


Day 16 – Independence to Home

After breakfast we journey homeward. Enjoy lunch at the Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $2,799
Single: $3,789
Triple: $2,649
Quad: $2,499

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $170
Single: $240

Travel Bucks

$40 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

No

Tour Pace

Moderate Walking

Price Includes

25 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach



Available Incentives

If you make your deposit for Texas Grande 2013 while attending one of R&J’s eleven Fall Travel Shows, you will receive $50.00 OFF per person!



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 64°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
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Minneapolis, Mn
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Motorcoach Departure Date:
02/25/2013
Motorcoach Return Date:
03/12/2013

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Tour Highlights

Stay on the San Antonio Riverwalk for 3 nights
2 Nights in both Corpus Christi & Galveston
Fort Worth Stockyards
Stop at the World’s Largest Honky Tonk, Billy Bob’s
Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tour
LBJ Library & Museum and a Ranch Tour
Visit the Alamo and the Imax Theatre
South Padre Island & Mustang Island Port Aransas
Tour King Ranch with luncheon
& Texas State Aquarium
Stay on the sparkling Corpus Christi Waterfront!
Tour the LBJ Space Center



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
59°
Minneapolis, Mn
84°
Texas Grande
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 64°
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