A San Antonio "Cowboy Christmas" December 3-11, 2019 $ 1869 Per Person Double / $ 1789 PP Triple / $1699 PP Quad / $ 2499 Single Occupancy
This Tour Includes:
All Round-Trip Motor Coach Transportation
Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Chisholm, Virginia, Eveleth, Duluth & Cloquet North Branch, Sartell, Little Falls, Rice & Baxter and Burnsville
8 Nights Lodging with Three Nights
Three Nights at the Holiday Inn River Walk on St Mary's Street One Night at the Hyatt in Fort Worth's Historic Stockyard District Two Nights (Pre & Post Night Stays) in Des Moines & Oklahoma City
San Antonio's River Walk at Christmastime!
Holiday Lights and River Walk Boat Rides with Caroling, Dinner & Historic Market Square
Seaworld's "Christmas Celebration" with Nativity & Singers, Shamu's "Miracle", Santa and More
Fort Worth, Texas Stockyard District Cattle Drive
Texas Star Dinner Show in Grapevine - "A Wild West Christmas Show"
13 Meals 8 breakfasts, 3 Dinners and 2 Light Cocktail/Hot Appetizer /Dinner Buffets at the Drury Inns
Russell Stover Candy Stop in Owatonna
Luggage Handling, Fully Guided with a Happy Trails Representative~
Deposits and Final Payment Due Date: $175 per person deposit is due with each reservation and is non-refundable after September 1, 2019 Final balance due: October 1, 2019. Cancellations: Money returned with cancellations between September 1-October 1, 2019 are contingent upon what Happy Trails Tours can retrieve back from hotels, charters, theaters, restaurants, etc. No refunds with cancellations made after October 15, 2019. Reservations are transferable. Final Documents: Final documents are expected to arrive in mid-November with specifics on boarding location and hour.
Day 1: December 3 (Tuesday). Travel to Des Moines, Iowa 400 Miles This tour includes boarding in towns throughout the state of MN with our bus charter company, Trobecs of St Stephens, MN. As we get close to our departure date, we'll confirm specifics on time and place of boarding. Once everyone is on board, we'll continue our San Antonio Christmas Tour to Texas with our first overnight in Des Moines, Iowa. You’ll find the first day will include time to relax and get to know fellow travelers while riding along in a brand new 56 passenger deluxe motorcoach. Stops will be made every 2 ½ - 3 hours. 6:00 pm- Estimated arrival to our hotel: Drury Inn 5505 Mills Civic Parkway, Des Moines, IA - # 515-457-9500 Tonight is at your leisure. Again....the hotel offers hot & cold buffet between 5:30-7:00 pm with complimentary cocktails. There are also restaurants within walking distance. This property is beautiful! It offers coffeemakers in the rooms, hairdryer, irons & boards, free hot and cold beverages in the lobby, indoor / outdoor heated pool and a fitness center. www.druryinn.com Light Dinner Included
Day 2: December 4 (Wednesday) Travel to Oklahoma City, OK 500 Miles 7:00 am- Set your luggage outside your doors / 8:00 am –the bus departs for OKC. After hot buffet breakfast, continue south to Oklahoma. Again…our day will go by quickly as we visit and get to know others on board the coach. Comfort stops will be made as the day goes along. Our lunch stop will be in Kansas City today. We'll continue our journey with a afternoon comfort stop included prior to arriving to OKC. 5:30 pm- We'll arrive to OKC. Hotel: Embassy Suites Oklahoma City. 1905 S Meridian Ave, OKC, OK # 406-682-2080 Tonight's activities are as per your own agenda. This property also offers cocktails in the early evening, and also has a nice restaurant, lounge, swimming pool. The rooms have all the amenities one would need such as; two beds, coffeemakers, hairdryers, irons & boards. www.oklahomacity.embassysuites.com Breakfast Included
Day 3: December 5 (Thursday) Travel to San Antonio, TX 466 Miles 6:00 am- Set your luggage outside your doors / 7:00 am –the bus departs for OKC. Another delicious hot full breakfast is served before we begin traveling to San Antonio ~ We'll stay on I-35 south keeping our eye on San Antonio as the prize today! We'll make a stop Waco, Texas at the Magnolia Market and Silo Baking Shop before continuing to San Antonio. 5:30 pm-Estimated arrival to Holiday Inn River Walk 217 N St Mary's St. San Antonio, TX # 210-224-2500www.holidayinn.com/sat- riverwalk This property is located directly on the River Walk with an easy access to restaurants, museums, shops and more. It also has a full service restaurant in house, has free Wi-Fi, two beds in the rooms, coffeemakers, irons and boards, hair dryers. We will be here for three nights.
Day 4: December 6 (Friday) The River Walk / A Sea World Christmas! 7:00-9:00 am- A full breakfast is included this morning in the restaurant. Help yourselves. Enjoy the morning and early afternoon as per your own agenda! There's so much all around you to explore! 1:00 pm- We invite you to board the coach and we'll travel to San Antonio's Sea World for a Christmas celebration you won't soon forget. SeaWorld San Antonio is decking out the halls for its annual Christmas Celebration, an extraordinary holiday event that brings to life a wintery, watery wonderland featuring Christmas shows, holiday lights, festive foods, Santa Claus and more! The park is covered with 9 million lights, the largest Christmas light display in Texas, and guests can meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends. 'Tis the season to create memories, only found at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. 6:00 pm- We'll board our coach and make our way back to our hotel. Dinner and entertainment this evening are at your leisure.
Day 5: December 7 (Saturday) The River Walk Boat Cruise / Historic Market Square 7:00-9:00 am- A full breakfast is included this morning in the restaurant. Help yourselves. Get ready to explore a little more of what's around the River Walk! First stop: The Alamo where you can see their beautiful Christmas tree and do a self - guided tour. Our next stop is the Historic Market Square. Enjoy the sights and flavors of old Mexico at Historic Market Square, a favorite of locals and tourists for generations. Explore over 100 locally owned shops and stalls, all at a festive indoor mall famously described as the largest Mexican market outside Mexico. Find authentic Talavera pottery, exotic curios and handcrafted works of art. Stay for the gourmet Mexican cuisine at Mi Tierra and La Margarita, or kick back at the Farmers Market Food Court and enjoy the show on the stage. 2:00 pm- We'll return to our hotel allowing folks to unwind a bit before getting ready for the evening activities. 4:45 pm- Tonight, we've included a nice Dinner ~ More information on this restaurant will be given closer to the time of departure. 7:00 pm- Get ready for a delightful time on the "Holiday Caroling Boats" - We'll enjoy a full hour of cruising the river all the while singing Christmas carols and cruising along the banks of the San Antonio River decorated with many beautiful twinkling lights! 8:00 pm- Take the rest of the evening as per your own agenda.
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Day 6: December 8 (Sunday) Fort Worth, Texas - Visit Grapevine- Christmas Capital of Texas! 200 Miles 6:00-7:00 am- A full breakfast is included this morning in the restaurant. Help yourselves. 6 am- Set your luggage outside your doors. 7:00 am- Board the coach and begin our short ride to Fort Worth, Texas! Saddle up and get ready to visit the Historic District at Christmas. We are surrounded by many places of interest such as; the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Billy Bobs, shopping and wonderful restaurants. 2:30 pm- Check in: Hotel: Hyatt Historic Stockyard Hotel - 132 Exchange Street, Fort Worth, Texas # 817-626-6000 3:30 pm- Board the coach and travel to Grapevine, Texas - the "Christmas Capital of Texas!" We have a great evening planned ~ we are headed to the "Texas Star Dinner Theater" to see an 1880's Wild West Christmas Comedy. We'll be served a wonderful 3-course plated dinner prior to the start of the show. We're in for a real treat! So settle in and enjoy the show. 7:00 pm- As we depart Grapevine, we'll see all the lovely Christmas lights in the downtown area - that which brings so many people to Grapevine during the holidays. We'll return to our hotel around 7:30 pm. stockyards.place.hyatt.com Breakfast and Dinner Included
Day 7: December 9 (Monday) Travel to OKlahoma City, OK 200 Miles 7:00-9:00 am- A full hot breakfast is included this morning in the restaurant. Help yourselves. We are planning a later departure this morning and a more relaxed day of travel. As we get closer to the time this tour departs, we'll announce what other neat things might choose to unwrap as this day unfolds. Stay tuned. 4:00 pm- Estimated arrival to OKC.Hotel: Embassy Suites Oklahoma City. 1905 S Meridian Ave, OKC, OK # 406-682-2080 Tonight's activities are as per your own agenda. This property also offers cocktails in the early evening, and also has a nice restaurant, lounge, swimming pool. The rooms have all the amenities one would need such as; two beds, coffeemakers, hairdryers, irons & boards. www.oklahomacity.embassysuites.com Breakfast Included
Day 8: December 10 (Tuesday) Travel to Des Moines, IA 500 Miles 7:30 am- 8:30 am - Enjoy full hot breakfast. 8:30 am- We'll board the coach. We’ll make stops along the way as we wind our way northward toward Des Moines -back to the beautiful Drury Inn. 6:00 pm- Estimated arrival to Drury Inn 5505 Mills Civic Parkway, Des Moines, IA # 515-457-9500 Tonight is at your leisure. Again....the hotel offers hot & cold buffet between 5:30-7:00 pm with complimentary cocktails. There are also restaurants within walking distance. This property is beautiful! It offers coffeemakers in the rooms, hairdryer, irons & boards, free hot and cold beverages in the lobby, indoor / outdoor heated pool and a fitness center. www.druryinn.com Breakfast / Light Dinner Included
Day 9: December 11 (Wedsday) Homeward Bound 400 Miles 7:00 - 8:00 am- Enjoy a full hot breakfast at the Drury Inn- 8:00 am- Board the coach and we'll begin our journey back to the Minnesota Northland. On our way.... we'll make a stop at the .Russell Stover’s Candy Outlet store. “Life really is like a box of chocolates”. Estimated arrivals to the various towns are as follows; 1:30 pm- Burnsville Mall - Applebees / 4:00 pm- Sartell; 4:45 pm - Little Falls; 5:15 pm- Baxter 5:00 pm - Duluth; 7:00 pm-Eveleth; 7:15 pm- Virginia; 7:45 pm-Hibbing; 8:30 pm Grand Rapids. Breakfast Included
The Coach/ Escort & Driver: The bus is being chartered through TROBEC BUS CO. The coach has 56 comfortable seats that recline. The bus also has a restroom on board, TV sets with a VCR/DVD player, microphone, and adjustable foot rests. We love to play movies on board, tell stories, play a few games and have snacks! (We love treats!) Folks are welcome to bring snacks on board, too. We stop every 2-3 hours.
How to Pack: The tour is completely casual. Dress comfortably with good walking shoes. Pack a camera and/or video camera.
Seat Rotation:We do not rotate seats.. We used to try to preset seating but it's getting more and more difficult to promise any particular seat. Please let us know in advance if you have any special needs and we'll do our best to accommodate ~ But cannot promise.
Hotels /Smoking/ Non-smoking: The hotels where we are staying are very nice. Read your day-by-days to learn the specifics on each property. All the rooms are non-smoking. Most hotel properties are all non-smoking. Please don’t smoke in them. Penalty charges WILL apply. We stop every 2 ½ -3 hours for quick breaks, comfort stops or meals along the way. All properties have elevators. Most have coin operated laundry facilities.
Special Needs / Perfumes/ Fragrances: Kindly refrain from using strong perfumes/ fragrant colognes while traveling on this tour. So many folks have allergies to the chemicals in them and may become sick while traveling. Thank you very much for this consideration. Please let us know if you any special needs such as; allergies, motion sickness, medical concerns, or physical disabilities that may affect walking or climbing stairs. We have several hotel rooms in Branson that offer handicapped bars in the bathroom, roll in shower and two beds. Let us know if you need one. They are reserved on a first-come, first served basis. Unfortunately, we cannot promise these rooms.
Tipping: Tips for included meals, luggage handling and city tour guide is included in this package. Tips for your bus driver and Happy Trails Tour guide is not included and may be done at your own discretion at the end of the tour.
Changes on your Itinerary: _We reserve the right to adjust this schedule for the benefit of all traveling. Thank you for your understanding. We reserve the right to adjust this schedule for the benefit of all traveling. If a change of hotel, restaurant or an attraction occurs, we’ll try to replace it with one of equal value or better if at all possible. As always… we’ll inform you of any changes as we learn of them, themselves. . Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is available to help defray monies lost due to illness, family emergencies, trip interruption, due to cancellation. It can offer peace of mind and financial security and protect your tour investment. Call our office for further information.