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Day 1 – Home to Waco, TX 

Today we leave our Minnesota winter wonderland and fly to Dallas. We’ll take a short drive to Waco, our home for the next two evenings. 

Hotel: Home2 Suites (2 Nights) 


Day 2 – Waco 

This morning we will welcome a local step-on guide that will show us some of the sites made famous by HGTV’s Fixer Upper; Joanna & Chip Gaines! We’ll head downtown to Harp Design, and see the secrets of Cameron Park, before a unique stop at the Magnolia Market and the Silos – there’s something here for everyone! You will have lunch on your own at one of the Market’s food trucks. Later we will visit the Dr. Pepper Museum, where we will hear the story of the invention and history of bottling this 1885 soft drink. We will enjoy dinner together. What a great day! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 3 – Waco to San Antonio, TX 

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, which is dedicated to the history and more, of the legendary Texas Rangers – the oldest state law enforcement agency in the nation and an enduring symbol of Texas and the American West. Then we’ll drive to the heart of Texas: San Antonio! After settling into our home for the next 5 nights, we’ll get acquainted with the area. After enjoying the Drury’s Manager’s Reception, we will board our Go Rio Barge for a cruise down the Rio Grande River and the beautiful River Walk of San Antonio. This will be a narrated cruise that will unveil all there is along the Riverwalk of downtown San Antonio relative to the city’s culture, history, architecture, and timeless charm. Enjoy a restful night before a busy day of touring tomorrow. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Manager’s Reception 

Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites, Riverwalk (5 Nights) 


Day 4 – San Antonio 

Enjoy breakfast today at the hotel before we board our coach with a step-on guide for a wonderful tour of the city. This afternoon we visit the beautiful Mission San Jose, known as “the Queen of Texas Missions.” Next we’ll tour the oldest standing church in Texas, San Fernando Cathedral. After we return to our hotel, we will enjoy a wonderful dinner at Landry’s located right on the Riverwalk and within walking distance of our hotel. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 5 – San Antonio 

Breakfast is served at the hotel before we board our coach for another exciting day. We head north out of San Antonio to the small town of Fredericksburg, home of the National Museum of the Pacific War, where the history of the Pacific War will come alive as we walk through the life of Chester Nimitz, the highly respected leader of the Pacific campaign of WWII. This afternoon we’ll not only see LBJ’s Boyhood Home, but we’ll also take a narrated driving tour through the LBJ Ranch. After returning to San Antonio, we’ll once again kickback at the hotel or you may explore some more of the Riverwalk and city on your own. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Manager’s Reception 


Day 6 – San Antonio 

After a leisurely breakfast this morning at the hotel, we will visit the Botanical Gardens of San Antonio, a 38-acre living museum of plants, tranquil escapes, living classrooms, research and conservation. After visiting the gardens, we will have a fantastic lunch at the Chart House Restaurant located in the Tower of the Americas! Enjoy your lunch from a 750 feet high rotating restaurant! The Chart House has the most spectacular look at the Alamo City, giving panoramic views of the sprawling landscape. After lunch we will return to the hotel before we head out of the city to Knibbe Ranch. We will arrive at the ranch and the first item on the agenda is a hayride tour of the ranch narrated by the ranch owner himself! The hayride will be followed by an authentic Texas barbecue with cowboy entertainment! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Day 7 – San Antonio 

After a leisurely breakfast at our hotel, we will board our coach for a visit to the historic Buckhorn Museum, which has been enjoyed by many for more than a century. This iconic place features wildlife from all over the world that have been collected over the decades, including the “78 point buck!” We’ll have some time to explore the museums before enjoying lunch in the historic Buckhorn Saloon. After lunch we’ll experience the story of the Alamo at the IMAX theater before we take a self-guided walking tour of the Alamo itself. Next we visit the SAS (San Antonio Shoes) factory and outlet store where we have a chance to shop their wonderful store for sensible shoes and other great finds. Then we return to the hotel for the Manager’s Reception and a restful, relaxing evening. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Manager’s Reception 


Day 8 – San Antonio to Home 

We’ll enjoy our last breakfast in San Antonio before we pack up for our flight home, remembering all the fun we had in Texas! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Flyaway Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $2,999
Single: $3,699
Triple: $2,789
Quad: $2,679

Flyaway Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $200
Single: $270

Travel Bucks

$40 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$200 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 45 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed


Tour Pace

Moderate Walking at your own pace

Price Includes

Roundtrip Airfare from MSP including all baggage fees, taxes & surcharges; 12 Meals & 3 Mgr Receptions, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 73°
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San Antonio & Waco Winter Getaway
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Tour Highlights

Stay 2 Nights in Waco
Magnolia Market & Silos
Stay 5 Nights on Riverwalk
San Antonio City Tour
Mission San Jose
San Fernando Cathedral
Narrated Riverwalk Cruise
Buckhorn Saloon & Museums
Visit the Alamo and the Imax Theatre
National Museum of the Pacific War
LBJ Ranch & Boyhood Home Tour
SAS Factory Outlet Store
Knibbe Ranch Hayride Tour & BBQ
San Antonio Botanical Gardens
Tower of Americas Lunch

Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
San Antonio & Waco Winter Getaway
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 73°
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