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

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7 Days | 6 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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
Extend your stay in Texas and see more of San Antonio by enrolling in program #1981 Signature City San Antonio the week before this program begins, which is based in the same great River Walk hotel.2/7/2016
Extend your adventure in Texas by enrolling in Signature City San Antonio, #1981, beginning on February 14 from the same great river walk hotel!4/10/2016
Extend your stay in Texas by enrolling in program #1981 Signature City San Antonio or #20562 On the Road: San Antonio to Big Bend National Park, both starting in the same great River Walk hotel.

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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