Tex Mex Tour & Cruise

November 10 - 16, 2006
January 12-18, 2007

8 day/7 night Land & Cruise Tour

Day 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.

Day 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. 

Day 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, Mexico.

Day 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 expectation.

Day 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!

Day 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! 

Day 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:
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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 included.

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