Tour & Cruise

January 13 - 20, 2007

7 days/6 nights

Day One – Dallas & Southfork Ranch
Arrival at the Philadelphia International Airport for our morning flight to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport.  Upon arrival, we are met by our private motorcoach and our local Texan guide for a city tour of Dallas.  Our tour will include a stop at Dealey Plaza – the scene of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and a visit to the Sixth Floor Exhibit which details the life, death, and legacy of President Kennedy.  After checking in to our Dallas hotel, we travel to the Southfork Ranch, home to the famous fictional character – J.R. Ewing of TV’s “Dallas” and enjoy our tasty Chuckwagon dinner before a tour of the ranch.

Day Two – Fort Worth
This morning we travel to the “cowtown” of Forth Worth for a guided tour flavored with stories of famous outlaws like Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid.  Stops will be made at the Sid Richardson Museum of Western Art and the Cattle Raiser’s Museum.  Lunch on own at the Fort Worth Stockyards before heading southwest to San Antonio.  After checking in to our hotel in the beautiful city of San Antonio, take time this evening to enjoy the Riverwalk which winds through shops and restaurants in the downtown area.

Day Three –The Alamo
Our day begins with a visit to the IMAX Theater to view their presentation, “The Price of Freedom”, a reenactment of the events surrounding the battle at the Alamo.  Then we walk across the street to this famous Spanish Mission where only a portion of the Alamo remains as a symbol of Texan pride and independent spirit for a self-guided tour.  Free time will be given to stroll along the Riverwalk, set along a winding waterway, for browsing and lunch on own.  Before departing San Antonio, we visit the Institute of Texan Cultures with its interactive exhibits of Texan and native American culture.  We journey on to Houston for our overnight stay.

Day Four – Johnson Space Center
Start our day off with an exciting visit to the nerve center of N.A.S.A. – the Johnson Space Center – filled with exhibits and equipment from the U.S. Space Program.  Areas of interest include the Astronaut Training Center and Mission Control.  Next, we travel to the barrier island city of Galveston, situated two miles off shore in the Gulf of Mexico.  It is from this island city that our 4-night Western Caribbean Sailing on the Celebration cruise ship with Carnival Cruise Lines will depart later this afternoon.  Cruise departure is scheduled for 4:00 pm.  Sit back and relax as you leave the picturesque island of Galveston for Cozumel, Mexico.

Day Five – A Day at Sea
With meals, activities, and entertainment included, all we have to do is to enjoy our day at sea.  This floating resort has huge pools, wide decks, and street-long promenades with lively clubs, a shopping mall, glamorous casino, and a friendly staff to fulfill your every expectation.

Day Six – Cozumel
We arrive at the port of Cozumel by 10 am this morning and have an entire day to enjoy the city which the Conquistadors first saw in Mexico when searching for gold.  The waters around Cozumel’s shelter coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.  We have a variety of optional excursions from which to choose including, a tropical safari jeep tour, an express to the Tulum Mayan Ruins, a trip to Xcaret Eco-Archeological Park, a transfer to Cancun, an island tour of Cozumel or a Fiesta Party Boat.  The most difficult part will be to pick just one!

Day Seven –Heading Back
Another day at sea as we head back to Galveston with the opportunity to enjoy all of the ship’s amenities.  Make sure to check out the fitness center, pools, whirlpools, and the ship’s agenda for all of the onboard activities.  By now, we do not have to remind anyone about the delicious dining offered all day long! 

Day Eight – Return to Galveston and Departure for Home
Sadly, our cruise will come to an end this morning as we dock at our port in Galveston.  After disembarking from Celebration, we will board our transfer to Houston to board our return flight home to Philadelphia International Airport.

Price per person:
From $, double occupancy – inside stateroom
From $, double occupancy – outside stateroom

Price includes for land portion:  roundtrip airfare from Philadelphia to Dallas with return from Houston, 3 nights lodging, 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner at Southfork Ranch, admissions, guides, and sightseeing per itinerary,  deluxe motorcoach transportation, baggage handling, taxes and meal gratuities.

Price includes for cruise:  stateroom accommodations as shown, all meals, entertainment, and most shipboard activities on board, transfers to and from pier, port charges, government taxes and fees.  Please note:  optional excursions on the cruise and gratuities on a personal and voluntary basis are not included.

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