Fort Worth Stockyards_Image Courtesy Briaande CC BY-SA 4.0 Int_Wikimedia
The heart and soul of Texas is presented in this wonderfully diverse tour of the Lone Star State. Your Presidential Day in Dallas begins with famous landmarks, includes locations we forever connect to the tragic death of JFK, and a tour through the Presidential Library and Museum of George W. Bush. You even get to explore the Hollywood-Famous, Southfork Ranch. However, the Ewing’s have relocated. Sports fans will relish the tour of AT & T Stadium – one of the most expensive sports venues ever built and home to the Dallas Cowboys. With field access included, you can truly appreciate every luxurious detail – love ‘em or hate ‘em – they are America’s Team.
A visit to Fort Worth’s Stockyard District precedes our departure for Waco and all things “Fixer-Upper”. Visit the shops, gardens and enjoy lunch at Magnolia Table. See for yourself many of the places Chip and Joanna have featured on their TV show. A highlight will be a visit to The Silos Baking Company, where you can treat yourself to one of Joanna’s sweet or savory confections.
Since you can’t leave Texas without enjoying a BBQ – it’s being provided. Sports, history, entertainment and so much more, all bundled into a “Gold Star” Interlude.
|PRICING DETAILS (Cost Per Person)*||PRICING*|
|Deposit||$350 per person|
|Travel Insurance||Call for quote|
|Vacation Pace||Moderately Active Pace|
|SAVE $100!||Book by January 1st (March/April), June 1st (Oct/Nov)|
*Air departure from Indianapolis included; airfare pricing estimated and subject to change. Call for pricing from other departure cities.
Payment schedule: 2nd deposit of $500 due 121 days prior to departure; final payment 76 days prior to departure.
Day 1: Fly to Texas
Arrive and meet your Tour Manager. Transfer to your hotel to check-in for a two-night stay. The late afternoon is at leisure to relax and settle in. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner tonight at a local restaurant. Holiday Inn or Embassy Suites, Dallas (D)
Day 2: Dallas Sightseeing
After breakfast, depart for your “Presidential Day in Dallas”. A local guide will join us for a Dallas City Tour. See the Perot Museum, Pioneer Plaza, American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars, the Deep Ellum neighborhood, and Thanks-Giving Square. Also see sights and locations forever tied to the tragic events of November 22, 1963, and the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Relive history with a visit to the sixth floor Texas School Book Depository Museum at Dealey Plaza. See the Presidential Motorcade Route and JFK Memorial Plaza. Next, arrive at the George W Bush Presidential Library & Museum for a self-guided tour of the presidential archives, an exhibit dedicated to the remembrance of 9/11, and an exact, scale replica of the Oval Office. Travel to the Hollywood-Famous Southfork Ranch. At one time, there was not a more important question posed to TV viewers than “Who shot J.R.?” Explore the ranch that the Ewing’s called home for thirteen years, on a guided tour. Return to the hotel for your last night in Dallas. Holiday Inn or Embassy Suites, Dallas (B)
Day 3: Ft. Worth Stockyards / Waco
Following breakfast explore Dallas and Fort Worth, “The Cowboy Way.” Tour AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. See the press box, post-game interview room, field access and other stadium areas. Next, head to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyard District, where you’ll explore and have lunch on your own. Later tour the Fort Worth Stockyard, followed by a viewing of the afternoon Cattle Drive. Depart for Waco with a dinner stop enroute. Check into your hotel for two-night stay. Hilton Hotel, Hotel Indigo or Homewood Suites (B)
Day 4: Magnolia Trail / HGTV Fixer Upper Tour
Explore Waco, a small Texas town, made famous by Chip and Joanna Gaines and their HGTV hit series, Fixer Upper. A local step-on guide will take us on a Waco and HGTV Tour, pointing out some homes that have been featured on Fixer Upper, as well as a stop at Harp Design and Jimmy Don’s Place also both featured on Fixer Upper. Head to Magnolia Market at the Silos where there’s something for everyone. Ample free time this afternoon to explore the shops, visit the garden, the big green lawn, or grab lunch on your own at Magnolia Table or one of the many on-site food trucks. You’ll find more great items and shopping at the “Findery” just across the street. The Silos Baking Company offers an assortment of sweet and savory baked goods. Later enjoy a guided tour of the Dr. Pepper Museum and the historic bottling factory. The museum also holds one of the finest collections of soft drink memorabilia in the world. Tonight enjoy a Texas Style BBQ Farewell Dinner with new friends at a local restaurant. Hilton Hotel, Hotel Indigo or Homewood Suites (B,D)
Day 5: Dallas / Fly Home
Travel back to Dallas for your return flight home. (B)
Notes: Alternate hotels may be used.