Tex Mex Tour & Cruise
November 10 - 16,
January 12-18, 2007
8 day/7 night
Land & Cruise Tour
One – San Antonio
We arrive in San Antonio and our transfer to our place of lodging for
the next two evenings. 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.
Two –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. Later today we visit the Institute of Texan Cultures with its interactive
exhibits of Texan and native American culture.
Three – Johnson Space Center
Start our day off with travel to Houston for 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,
Four – 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
Five – 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!
Six –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!
Seven – 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.
Price per person:
Call for more information.
Price includes for land portion:
roundtrip airfare from Philadelphia to Dallas with return from Houston
(discount airfare available nationwide),
2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 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
Information & Reservation:
Pilgrim Tours 800.322.0788