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Moderate Physical Activity
This activity level includes activities that require a moderate level of physical fitness while still considering the limitations and comfort of you. The itinerary mixes in some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
What You'll Do
The Heart of Texas awaits you! Tour Waco and visit the Magnolia Market at the Silos and enjoy an historical “Waco Tour” featuring homes, shops and landmarks featured on “Fixer Upper”. Watch a cattle drive of longhorns at the Fort Worth Stockyards and stroll the bustling San Antonio Riverwalk and enjoy a dinner cruise on the canal. This Texas experience is one you will always remember.
- Magnolia Market at the Silos
- Fixer Upper Tour
- Fort Worth Stockyards
- San Antonio Riverwalk
- Fredericksburg, Texas
- San Jose Mission
- SAS Shoe Factory
- Dinner on the Canal
- 9 Meals (5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners)
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Welcome to Texas where everything is Bigger! Our first stop on the tour is the Fort Worth “Stockyards” National Historic District. From the original brick walkways to the wooden corrals, every inch of the Stockyards tells the true history of Texas’s famous livestock industry. One of the main attractions of the Stockyards is the daily cattle drive, where you can witness cowboys and cowgirls on horseback guiding a herd of longhorn cattle down Exchange Avenue. This spectacle takes you back in time to the days when Fort Worth was a vital hub for the cattle industry. The sight of the magnificent longhorns and the skill of the cowhands is truly awe-inspiring. Dinner will be at a local restaurant in Fort Worth. (Dinner)
Today features the “Magnolia Market at the Silos”! Magnolia Market and its famous landmark silos occupy two city blocks in downtown Waco. Owned by HGTV “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, the store offers items in Joanna’s unique style. You can experience the “Market”, relax on the lawn, grab a bite at the food trucks, visit the garden and treat yourself at the Silos Baking Company. This afternoon we will take the Waco tour which features one of the homes Chip & Joanna renovated, as well as, Harp Design Co. Dinner tonight will be at a nearby restaurant in Waco. (Breakfast, Dinner)
This morning we stop at Joanna’s favorite shop, “Cedar Chest Antiques”. Featured on Chip and Joanna’s show this store has it all from furniture to collectibles to pottery to jewelry to clocks and more. The Cedar Chest is renowned for its carefully curated selection of home decor, furnishings, and unique items that embody the Gaines’ signature style. As you explore the store, you’ll have the opportunity to browse through a wide array of farmhouse-inspired products, from rustic furniture pieces to artisanal home accessories. Other landmarks we see before leaving town include the Magnolia House, Magnolia Farm, and Cuppiecakes.
After our boxed lunch, we will head to the San Antonio Riverwalk which is the number one attraction in Texas! Experience the magical powers of the River Walk as you stroll the lush riverside paths lined with towering Cypress trees, restaurants, hotels, shops, museums, and recreation spots. Soak in the history and ambiance of this authentic San Antonio destination. (Breakfast, Lunch, Kickback Dinner)
Today visit Fredericksburg, Texas which is a charming and historic town located in the heart of the picturesque Texas Hill Country. Known for its rich German heritage, stunning natural landscapes, and vibrant cultural scene, it offers a delightful travel experience for visitors.
One of the must-visit attractions in Fredericksburg is the Pacific War Museum. This world-class museum pays tribute to the heroic men and women who served in the Pacific during World War II. Here, you can explore immersive exhibits that showcase artifacts, photographs, and interactive displays, providing a comprehensive understanding of the Pacific War and its impact on the world. From the harrowing battles to the triumph of victory, the museum offers a thought-provoking and educational journey through history.
After immersing yourself in the captivating history of the Pacific War, you’ll have the opportunity to explore downtown Fredericksburg for a leisurely lunch. The downtown area is brimming with quaint shops, delightful boutiques, and a variety of restaurants, ranging from charming cafes to Texas-style barbecue joints. Whether you’re in the mood for traditional German cuisine or want to indulge in Texan flavors, you’ll find a diverse selection of culinary delights to satisfy your taste buds.
Once you’ve enjoyed a delicious lunch, a visit to the Wildseed Farm Winery is a perfect way to continue your Fredericksburg adventure. Known as the “Wildflower Capital of Texas,” the Wildseed Farm is a stunning botanical garden spread across 200 acres, featuring vibrant wildflowers in full bloom during the spring and summer months. At the winery, you can sample a wide selection of locally produced wines, made from grapes grown in the Texas Hill Country. With picturesque vineyards and a charming tasting room, the Wildseed Farm Winery offers a relaxing atmosphere to unwind, savor exceptional wines, and take in the beauty of the surrounding countryside. (Breakfast, Kickback Dinner)
Visit Mission San Jose, also known as the “Queen of the Missions,” is part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you arrive at the mission, you’ll be greeted by the sight of its majestic stone walls and impressive architecture, which reflect the Spanish colonial influence. Step inside to explore the mission grounds and discover its rich history.
Stroll through the picturesque courtyards, adorned with lush gardens and tranquil fountains, while admiring the craftsmanship that went into constructing the mission. The church, with its ornate details and beautiful frescoes, is a sight to behold. Take a moment to absorb the serene atmosphere and learn about the indigenous people and missionaries who once called this place home. The mission offers informative exhibits and interpretive displays that bring the past to life, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of the missions in the region.
After delving into history at Mission San Jose, make your way to the SAS Shoe store to experience the city’s thriving retail scene. SAS, short for San Antonio Shoemakers, is a renowned shoe brand that prioritizes comfort without compromising style. Located in San Antonio, the SAS Shoe store offers a diverse range of footwear options for both men and women.
Step inside and you’ll be greeted by a welcoming ambiance and a team of knowledgeable staff members ready to assist you. Browse through their collection of shoes, which includes everything from casual sneakers and sandals to dress shoes and boots. Each pair is meticulously crafted with comfort features like cushioned insoles, arch support, and high-quality materials, ensuring a superior fit and feel.
Tonight we will have our farewell dinner on the canal as we board a river barge and dine while cruising down the canal. (Breakfast, Dinner)
This morning we fly home with great memories of Texas! (Breakfast)
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