10459
Texas
On the Road: San Antonio, Texas Hill Country and Austin
Explore Texas with experts on a bigger-than-life adventure as you discover Tex-Mex in San Antonio, learn about music and politics in Austin and visit LBJ's Hill Country ranch.
Rating (4.88)
Program No. 10459RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
1,275
Getting There
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At a Glance

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.
Activity Level
Active
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.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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. 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. In Austin, get the “low-down” on politics at the state capitol, and 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.

General Notes

Option to depart on your own from Austin.
Featured Expert
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Carolina Castillo Crimm
A retired professor of history, Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm won many local and state-wide awards, including the prestigious Piper Award as one of the best teachers in Texas. Dedicated to Texas and Hispanic culture, her Spanish family came to Texas originally in 1792 although she was born and raised in Mexico City. The author of “De Leon: A Tejano Family History,” she has appeared on PBS and “The History Channel.”
Bob Tissing
Bill Perryman
Jeffrey Squires
Sue Peace
Carolina Castillo Crimm
Floyd Domino
Mary Gordon Spence
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