Day 1 (4 April 2024) - Arrival in San Antonio Texas
Arrive in San Antonio, your base for the next three nights. San Antonio is situated at the headwaters of the San Antonio River on the Balcones Escarpment. It is known for the San Antonio Spurs, the Alamo, great Tex-Mex food, the River Walk, a notable heavy metal and hardcore music scene, SeaWorld, its sizable military presence, and Cornerstone Church.
Days 2 and 3 (5 and 6 April 2024) - Enjoy San Antonio with optional excursions available
San Antonio is a major city in south-central Texas with a rich colonial heritage. The Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish mission preserved as a museum, marks an infamous 1836 battle for Texan independence from Mexico. Following the San Antonio River, the miles-long River Walk is a landmark pedestrian promenade lined with cafes and shops. HemisFair Park’s 750-ft Tower of the Americas overlooks the city.
Days 4 (7 April 2024) - Travel by coach to Waco, our base for the eclipse
Travel by coach to Waco for the next two nights’ accommodation. Waco lies along the Brazos River, which runs directly through the city. It is home to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum which traces the history of the state law enforcement agency and displays vintage badges and weapons. The Dr Pepper Museum pays homage to the famed, locally invented soft drink and the Waco Mammoth National Monument is a fossil site which is home to the bones of Columbian mammoths.
Day 5 (8 April 2024) - Eclipse Day
Travel to our observation site located at a private equestrian academy location to the northwest of Waco towards the town of Valley Mills. Return after the eclipse for your last overnight in Waco.
Day 6 (9 April 2024) - Return by coach to San Antonio
Return by coach to San Antonio for your last night of the tour. *Travel onward to Dallas for your final night if you are joining the USA Southwest Special Extension Tour
Day 7 (10 April 2024) - Join your return flight or perhaps extend your stay
Today is the last day of the tour. Join your return flight unless you have chosen to extend your stay and travel on the USA Southwest Special Extension Tour with us and visit some of the wonders of New Mexico and Arizona (click here for details).
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY TOUR?
Tour Price GB£1,275 / US$1,525 per person*
*Please note these costings have been updated in February 2023 and are governed by the Price Guarantee in our Terms and Conditions.
*The Rate of Exchange used in this project is GB 1 = US 1.19
The price is for the tour from hotel check-in on Day 1 to your hotel check-out on Day 7.
Bed and breakfast accommodation is provided in hotels throughout the tour and all transfers, transportation and local excursions as outlined in the itinerary (if applicable) are included. Other meals are not included, and some excursions are offered on an optional basis closer to the tour departure date (the word 'optional' is used to describe these).
Accommodation is provided in twin or double bed hotel rooms with a private bathroom. We are usually able to arrange shared accommodation with a person of the same gender - this is known as 'twin share' accommodation.
A limited number of rooms for sole occupancy are available at a single room supplement of GB£1,050 / US$1,250.
International flights to connect to this tour can be requested by you when fares and schedules are available, or you can arrange your own International flights if you prefer.
Current return air fares from London to San Antonio (return) are between about GB£1,100 and GB£1,350 and from the US about US$520 to US$800 (depending on the departure point within the US).
This tour starts at the hotel on Day 1 (check in from 3pm) and services end at the hotel on the final day of the tour after check out (from 10am). Independent transfers and metered taxis are readily available in San Antonio and the hotel reception desk will be able to assist with any departure transfers required. This link will give you more information and an idea of options to/from San Antonio Airport (click on the Ground Transportation tab for the various options) - https://flysanantonio.com/
You can choose to extend this tour with the USA Southwest Special Extension tour
You will find further details about what to expect on the Project Mexico/US FAQ page here.