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Exploring the Texas Hill Country

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Program #20988RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Oct 13 — Oct 18, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Our ideal location allows you to experience the many activities nearby: restaurants, live music, shopping, wine tasting, museums, galleries, cafe's and much more. Or we invite you to enjoy a peaceful retreat while relaxing in your room gazing at the beautiful landscape this hotel has to offer, or take advantage of the full-service Spa offered at the hotel.

Contact info:
308 South Washington Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624 USA
phone: 830-990-9202
web: www.innonbaronscreek.com

Room amenities: Rooms offer a choice of either a king bed or two queen beds, some offer views of the creek for a serene feel. They also offer a sitting area complete with elegant furnishings. Room includes a pocket door separating suite from sleeping area, sleeper sofa, oversized desk, two telephones, two televisions, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, wired and wireless internet.

Facility amenities: •Heated salt-water Texas pool •Complimentary full breakfast bar served daily •Modern fitness center •Secured wireless & wired internet throughout the hotel •Business center •Creek-side seating and lounge areas •Full size desks •Fire Pit Available •Events and meetings facilities •Guest laundry available on-site •Gift shop selling sundries and local wines •Walking distance to Fredericksburg's historic Main Street •Suites include two televisions •Full-service spa

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel
Additional nights may be arranged by calling the hotel. Cost to be determined. You will be responsible for any extra nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 13 - Arrivals and Welcome
Arrive To: Meet and Greet reception in hotel meeting room at 4:30 pm

Dinner: Catered dinner at hotel

Evening: Presentation by local geologist and local master naturalist: An introduction to the Hill Country

Lodging: Inn on Barons Creek

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Our ideal location allows you to experience the many activities nearby: restaurants, live music, shopping, wine tasting, museums, galleries, cafe's and much more. Or we invite you to enjoy a peaceful retreat while relaxing in your room gazing at the beautiful landscape this hotel has to offer, or take advantage of the full-service Spa offered at the hotel.

Contact info:
308 South Washington Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624 USA
phone: 830-990-9202
web: www.innonbaronscreek.com

Room amenities: Rooms offer a choice of either a king bed or two queen beds, some offer views of the creek for a serene feel. They also offer a sitting area complete with elegant furnishings. Room includes a pocket door separating suite from sleeping area, sleeper sofa, oversized desk, two telephones, two televisions, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, wired and wireless internet.

Facility amenities: •Heated salt-water Texas pool •Complimentary full breakfast bar served daily •Modern fitness center •Secured wireless & wired internet throughout the hotel •Business center •Creek-side seating and lounge areas •Full size desks •Fire Pit Available •Events and meetings facilities •Guest laundry available on-site •Gift shop selling sundries and local wines •Walking distance to Fredericksburg's historic Main Street •Suites include two televisions •Full-service spa

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel
Additional nights may be arranged by calling the hotel. Cost to be determined. You will be responsible for any extra nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 14 - Wildflowers, Vineyards,and Geology of the Texas H...
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel. Typically a selection of eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, waffles, cereal, fruit, toast, juice, and coffee.

Morning: Presentation on wildflowers with master naturalist followed by a drive through the scenic countryside to see some spectacular wildflowers in bloom. Photographic opportunities abound with fields of vibrant color. See the Texas Bluebonnet, Indian Paintbrush, White Prickly Poppy and much more.

Lunch: A chance to taste the flavor of the Hill Country at a local restaurant

Afternoon: Guided tour of Grape Creek Vineyard; meet the vintners and gain an understanding of the production process. Tour the first underground wine cellar in the Pedernales River Valley. Enjoy a wine tasting while taking in spectacular views of the the rolling hills and natural landscape of the area.

Dinner: Sample some traditional German food.

Evening: Meet with local historian and hear about the early settlers of Fredericksburg, Texas

Lodging: Inn on Barons Creek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Our ideal location allows you to experience the many activities nearby: restaurants, live music, shopping, wine tasting, museums, galleries, cafe's and much more. Or we invite you to enjoy a peaceful retreat while relaxing in your room gazing at the beautiful landscape this hotel has to offer, or take advantage of the full-service Spa offered at the hotel.

Contact info:
308 South Washington Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624 USA
phone: 830-990-9202
web: www.innonbaronscreek.com

Room amenities: Rooms offer a choice of either a king bed or two queen beds, some offer views of the creek for a serene feel. They also offer a sitting area complete with elegant furnishings. Room includes a pocket door separating suite from sleeping area, sleeper sofa, oversized desk, two telephones, two televisions, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, wired and wireless internet.

Facility amenities: •Heated salt-water Texas pool •Complimentary full breakfast bar served daily •Modern fitness center •Secured wireless & wired internet throughout the hotel •Business center •Creek-side seating and lounge areas •Full size desks •Fire Pit Available •Events and meetings facilities •Guest laundry available on-site •Gift shop selling sundries and local wines •Walking distance to Fredericksburg's historic Main Street •Suites include two televisions •Full-service spa

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel
Additional nights may be arranged by calling the hotel. Cost to be determined. You will be responsible for any extra nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 15 - Nature trails, Wildseed Farm, Vineyard tour & tas...
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel. Typically a selection of eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, waffles, cereal, fruit, toast, juice, and coffee.

Morning: Riverside Nature Center is located in the heart of Kerrville on the Guadalupe River This former small farm has been transformed into an urban wildlife and native plant sanctuary with a unique arboretum hosting over 140 species of trees as well as cacti, glorious wildflowers, shrubs, native grasses, birds, insects and other animals. Meandering walking trails lead you through the Nature Center and down to the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River.

Lunch: Enjoy a Mexican Fiesta lunch

Afternoon: A photographic experience awaits at the Wildseed Farm. The largest working wildflower farm in the U.S with over 200 acres of stunning seasonal wildflowers. Meander along the trails of Texas blue bonnets, red corn poppies and phlox and more. Award winning Becker Vineyards offer a selection of tantalizing wines to savor and experts will explain their wine processing. Fields of lavender surround the vineyard.

Dinner: Restaurant in Fredericksburg

Evening: Dreams do come true as you indulge in a guided tour of a chocolate factory. The confections are all handmade in the traditional centuries-old way. European Quintessential Chocolates specializes in the centuries old art form of casting “Liqueur Praliné” or the European style Liquid Center Chocolates.

Lodging: Inn on Barons Creek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Our ideal location allows you to experience the many activities nearby: restaurants, live music, shopping, wine tasting, museums, galleries, cafe's and much more. Or we invite you to enjoy a peaceful retreat while relaxing in your room gazing at the beautiful landscape this hotel has to offer, or take advantage of the full-service Spa offered at the hotel.

Contact info:
308 South Washington Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624 USA
phone: 830-990-9202
web: www.innonbaronscreek.com

Room amenities: Rooms offer a choice of either a king bed or two queen beds, some offer views of the creek for a serene feel. They also offer a sitting area complete with elegant furnishings. Room includes a pocket door separating suite from sleeping area, sleeper sofa, oversized desk, two telephones, two televisions, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, wired and wireless internet.

Facility amenities: •Heated salt-water Texas pool •Complimentary full breakfast bar served daily •Modern fitness center •Secured wireless & wired internet throughout the hotel •Business center •Creek-side seating and lounge areas •Full size desks •Fire Pit Available •Events and meetings facilities •Guest laundry available on-site •Gift shop selling sundries and local wines •Walking distance to Fredericksburg's historic Main Street •Suites include two televisions •Full-service spa

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel
Additional nights may be arranged by calling the hotel. Cost to be determined. You will be responsible for any extra nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 16 - Lecture: Legends of the Hill Country, Free Time, ...
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel. Typically a selection of eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, waffles, cereal, fruit, toast, juice, and coffee.

Morning: Presentation by local historian on Legends of the Hill Country; From Cowboys and Indians to historical museums and amazing underground caverns all deep in the heart of Texas.

Lunch: Sandwich style lunch at hotel

Afternoon: Free time.

Dinner: Experience a genuine Biergarten-Restaurant

Evening: Low sulphate wines with European style is the forte of this small winery. Guests are encouraged to get involved in the wine experience and learn the different processes involved. Plus design your own wine label for that special batch you will always remember.

Lodging: Inn on Barons Creek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Our ideal location allows you to experience the many activities nearby: restaurants, live music, shopping, wine tasting, museums, galleries, cafe's and much more. Or we invite you to enjoy a peaceful retreat while relaxing in your room gazing at the beautiful landscape this hotel has to offer, or take advantage of the full-service Spa offered at the hotel.

Contact info:
308 South Washington Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624 USA
phone: 830-990-9202
web: www.innonbaronscreek.com

Room amenities: Rooms offer a choice of either a king bed or two queen beds, some offer views of the creek for a serene feel. They also offer a sitting area complete with elegant furnishings. Room includes a pocket door separating suite from sleeping area, sleeper sofa, oversized desk, two telephones, two televisions, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, wired and wireless internet.

Facility amenities: •Heated salt-water Texas pool •Complimentary full breakfast bar served daily •Modern fitness center •Secured wireless & wired internet throughout the hotel •Business center •Creek-side seating and lounge areas •Full size desks •Fire Pit Available •Events and meetings facilities •Guest laundry available on-site •Gift shop selling sundries and local wines •Walking distance to Fredericksburg's historic Main Street •Suites include two televisions •Full-service spa

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel
Additional nights may be arranged by calling the hotel. Cost to be determined. You will be responsible for any extra nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 17 - Enchanted Rock, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Cent...
Enchanted Rock, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Fun Self-Judge Food & Wine Pairing

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel. Typically a selection of eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, waffles, cereal, fruit, toast, juice, and coffee.

Morning: Discover the legend of the 425-foot pink granite batholith, Enchanted Rock from Park Ranger. Meander along the trails as you discover the amazing plants and animals. Shrubs you might see are the Texas persimmon, agarita, whitebrush and prickly pear. Animals along the trails might include rock and fox squirrels and armadillos.

Lunch: Lunch at area restaurant

Afternoon: A pioneer in native plant conservation and education the Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center will not disappoint. Explore exhibits, gardens and Arboretum.

Dinner: Dine in Austin

Evening: Participants have fun in a Road Scholar food & wine pairing "team-off" challenge.

Lodging: Inn on Barons Creek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Our ideal location allows you to experience the many activities nearby: restaurants, live music, shopping, wine tasting, museums, galleries, cafe's and much more. Or we invite you to enjoy a peaceful retreat while relaxing in your room gazing at the beautiful landscape this hotel has to offer, or take advantage of the full-service Spa offered at the hotel.

Contact info:
308 South Washington Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624 USA
phone: 830-990-9202
web: www.innonbaronscreek.com

Room amenities: Rooms offer a choice of either a king bed or two queen beds, some offer views of the creek for a serene feel. They also offer a sitting area complete with elegant furnishings. Room includes a pocket door separating suite from sleeping area, sleeper sofa, oversized desk, two telephones, two televisions, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, wired and wireless internet.

Facility amenities: •Heated salt-water Texas pool •Complimentary full breakfast bar served daily •Modern fitness center •Secured wireless & wired internet throughout the hotel •Business center •Creek-side seating and lounge areas •Full size desks •Fire Pit Available •Events and meetings facilities •Guest laundry available on-site •Gift shop selling sundries and local wines •Walking distance to Fredericksburg's historic Main Street •Suites include two televisions •Full-service spa

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel
Additional nights may be arranged by calling the hotel. Cost to be determined. You will be responsible for any extra nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, October 18 - Particpants Presentations
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel. Typically a selection of eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, waffles, cereal, fruit, toast, juice, and coffee.

Morning: Participants oral presentations

Lodging: Inn on Barons Creek

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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6 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences

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