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San Antonio, LBJ’s Hill Country, Austin: Pride of the Lone Star State

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Program #10459RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
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.
Is everything bigger in the Lone Star State? Or is it just a big myth? Learn just how normal Texans really are on this adventure exploring Texas history, culture and politics — from richly diverse San Antonio to the LBJ Ranch in Hill Country to the state capital of Austin. The Old West’s six-guns are gone, but influences of the 26 ethnic groups that settled Texas beckon at every turn..


• In festive San Antonio, visit the newest extension of the river walk to find out how the city blends new development with historic preservation of cultural treasures. Enjoy a walking exploration of downtown to see the wide variety of architectural styles preserved in the city.
• Delve into the life of our 36th president at the LBJ Library and Museum, then experience the LBJ ranch and its Hereford cattle on the banks of the Pedernales River. Visit the National Museum of the Pacific War and explore the quaint German town of Fredericksburg.
• In Austin, get the “low-down” on politics at the state capitol, and visit the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum. Find out why the city is known as the “Live Music Capital of the World” with a private performance from a Grammy award winning artist.

Program Notes

Option to depart on your own from Austin. Click here to see more Road Scholar programs with the University of Texas at Austin.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles daily. Must be able to climb stairs and board motor coach with minimal assistance. Standing in museums for up to 2 hours a day.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival San Antonio, 2 nights; coach to Fredericksburg 1 night; coach to Austin 3 nights; return shuttle to San Antonio included. Option to depart from Austin on your own.

Date Notes
Enjoy San Antonio`s colorful fiesta, with parades and celebrations all over the city. Then, get a taste of the Texas Hill Country and Austin. You can return to San Antonio at the end of the program and stay for another week of fun and adventure with Signature City San Antonio- program #1981- from May 3-8. It starts at the same River Walk hotel used in this program!10/11/2015
Make your trip worthwhile by seeing more of San Antonio the week before this program begins. Enroll in Signature City San Antonio, program #1981 to double your fun! It starts and ends at the same great river walk hotel in downtown San Antonio.

Coordinated by University of Texas at Austin.

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6 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips


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