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Love and War in Texas

Love and War in Texas

A Fun Filled Texas Tour

April 15-23, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALLIED'S TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

o Tour & Dinner at Southfork Ranch

o Full Day Guided Tour of Dallas

o Sixth Floor Museum

o JFK Memorial

o Dallas Heritage Village Museum

o Love & War in Texas Restaurant

o NASA at Johnson Space Center Tram Tour

o Free Time at Kemah Boardwalk

o Guided Tour of Houston

o Bayou Bend Collection & Gardens

o San Antonio Riverwalk Dinner Cruise

o Full Day Guided Tour of San Antonio

o Texas Ranger Museum

o The Alamo

o Lyndon B. Johnson Library

o 14 Meals: 8 Breakfasts (B); 6 Dinners (D)

oTour Director - Roxie Mulder

 

 

FEATURED HOTELS

o Oklahoma City, OK - Hampton Inn

o Dallas, TX (2) - Holiday Inn

o Houston, TX - Drury Inn & Suites

o San Antonio, TX (2) - TownePlace Suites

o Grapevine, TX - Holiday Inn Express

o Oklahoma City, OK - Fairfield Inn

 

DEPARTURE CITIES: Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, Sioux City, Luverne, MN, Orange City & Sioux Falls

 

Rates:

$2,454  Double, per person

$3,199  Single

$2,274  Triple, per person

 

PAY-BY-CHECK SAVINGS: $85

Day 1

Travel Day

Yahoo!, y'all come on down to see the best of the Lone Star State. We have some real treats in store. Get to know your fellow travel mates along the way. Enjoy a free evening to relax at your hotel.

Overnight Oklahoma City, OK

Day 2

George Bush Presidential Library/Tour & Dinner at Southfork Ranch

Make your way to Dallas; visit the George W. Bush Presidential Library with artifacts and exhibits of his presidency. Tour the famous Southfork Ranch and enjoy a finger-lickin' Texas Barbecue Dinner.

Overnight (2) Dallas, TX

B, D

Day 3

Local Sightseeing Tour of Dallas/Sixth Floor Museum/Dallas Heritage Village/Dinner at Love and War in Texas

This morning meet your local guide and begin a full day of touring in the Dallas area. Visit the Texas Book Depository's Sixth Floor Museum, chronicling the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. This afternoon, the Dallas Heritage Museum is home to the largest and finest collection of 19th century pioneer and Victorian homes and commercial buildings in Texas. While there, you'll take part in the program "A Day in the Life" and find out what a typical day would be like in the 19th century.

Dinner tonight is at Love & War in Texas. This Plano restaurant's concept was created to promote Texas, Texans, Texas food and Texas Heritage. You will not find any "smoked salmon" or "Alaskan snow crab" on the menu. Only fresh Texas Gulf seafood, Texas produce and Texas grown meats… all cooked into authentic Texas recipes and a collection of Texas Beers. There is also live Texas music where singers and songwriters from around the state are finding their way to what is quickly becoming a central gathering place for Texas music and musicians.

B, D

Day 4

Johnson Space Center Tour/Evening at Kemah Boardwalk-Galveston

Today, tour the Space Center Houston, the official Visitors Center of NASA's Johnson Space Center. There are unparalleled exhibits, attractions, special presentations and hands-on activities that tell the story of NASA's manned space flight program. Tonight dine at the Lighthouse Restaurant with brightly decorated nautical themes and spectacular water-front views. Spend the evening at the Kemah Boardwalk, overlooking Galveston Bay.

Overnight Houston, TX

B, D

Day 5

Houston City Tour/Bayou Bend Museum of Fine Art/San Antonio River Walk Dinner Cruise

This morning, meet your step-on guide for a tour of Houston. Then it's onto San Antonio, everyones favorite "canal city". Enjoy a dinner voyage while meandering down the San Antonio River and learn the history of the beautiful river area.

Overnight (2) San Antonio, TX

B, D

Day 6

Tour San Antonio/Buckhorn & Texas Ranger Museum/Free Time on the Riverwalk

Meet your step-on guide for an area tour to include San Antonio Missions, San Fernando Cathedral, The Alamo, walking tour of King William Historic District and a driving tour of the city. The afternoon features a visit to the Texas Ranger Museum which honors the incredible history of the world's most famous law enforcement agency. Visit the Buckhorn Museum which features wildlife from all over the world; including fish from the seven seas, animals from every continent and strange animal oddities which have been collected for over 100 years! This evening you will have free time to spend at the San Antonio Riverwalk, a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River.

B

Day 7

LBJ Presidential Library/Dinner at Farina's Winery & Café

Tour the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, one of thirteen Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. President Johnson insisted that the library that bears his name tell future generations the story of this rich period of history "with the bark off." Dinner is included tonight at Farina's Winery & Cafe located in the heart of Grapevine's Historic District on Main Street.

Overnight Grapevine, TX

B, D

Day 8

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Depart Texas with fond memories of the sights and sounds of the Lone Star State. In Oklahoma City, tour the National Memorial and Museum. From the first exhibit depicting everyday morning activities through the last exhibit about hope for the future, the museum makes you feel like you were there. Enjoy one last dinner with your travel mates.
Overnight Oklahoma City, OK

B, D

Day 9

Travel Home

It's time to head home after a fun trip to Texas. Relive all the memories with your new travel friends on the way home.

B

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

This tour includes average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances. 

 

Departure Cities: Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, Sioux City, Des Moines, Luverne, MN, Sioux Falls, SD, Orange City and points en route (additional departure cities may be available upon request)

 

Included in the vacation package:

  •  All attractions listed under Tour Highlights

  •  RT Transportation aboard Arrow Motorcoach as stated in the itinerary

  •  Home pickup in all Allied Departure Cities on Prestige Tours

  •  Luggage handling at hotel (one piece of luggage per person)

  •  Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary & tax

  •  All admissions and meals per itinerary

  •  All taxes for included items " Gratuities to step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals on Prestige Tours)

  •  Refreshments & entertainment on coach

  •  Tour Director

 

Deposit: To confirm your reservation, a $100 per person deposit is required within 7 days after you make your reservation. 

 

Final payment: Due 45-60 days prior to departure. Your final payment date will be listed on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

 

Cancellation Policy:

Days Prior to Departure ……….. Cancellation Fee, per person

46 Days or more ....Full refund 

45 to 31 Days ........30% of the Total Cost

30 to 16 Days ........70% of the Total Cost

15 Days or less.........No refund 

 

Travel Insurance is highly recommended. Please ask your reservationist for pricing and details.

 

Travel Insurance We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your deposits from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting and it's the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. Contact Allied Tours for travel insurance information. Changes in Tour Price. 

 

Not Included: meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, optional travel insurance, room incidentals, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, gratuities for tour director or driver, possible fuel surcharges.

 

Final Documents: Approximately two weeks prior to your departure date, you will receive your final documents. Departure times, a hotel list, detailed tour itinerary, medical form and luggage tags will be included.

 

Changes in Tour Price Tour: prices in this publication are effective as of April 15, 2017 and subject to fluctuation due to the U.S dollar exchange rates and energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible. The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency and fuel price conditions. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tour utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing.

 

Changes in Itinerary: The order of events and hotels scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate a substitution.

 

Baggage Allowance: Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30" x 21" x 11" and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility. Most airlines assess a baggage fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is paid for at airport check-in.

 

Church and Faith: We encourage you to attend the church of your choice while on tours if conditions allow. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any special provisions or transportation to attend church. Many tour directors share "Thoughts of the Day" verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day. 

 

Special Needs: Travelers needing special assistance must notify Allied Tours at the time of booking. Persons requiring assistance must be accompanied by a companion who can help with these special needs as tour directors and drivers have obligations to the whole group. See your current tour book for details of customer responsibility. 

 

Tour Provided by Allied Tours.

 

RESPONSIBILITY: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as an agent for suppliers. AT is not responsible for acts or omissions of the suppliers or their failure to provide services or adhere to their own schedules and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, and can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in bus or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine, terrorism or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. The right is reserved to accept or withdraw any tour if circumstances require it. AT reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary to the benefit of the tour and/or tour members. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of September 15, 2017. All baggage is at owner's risk. The purchase of baggage and travel insurance covering cancellation, interruption, medical, baggage, etc., is recommended. The issuance and acceptance of tickets/vouchers or the payment of the required deposit or any partial or full payment for reservations on these trips shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions. No refund of unused portions of the tour can be made unless agreed to prior to the departure of the tour. The usual contract in use by the airlines and other transportation companies when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the purchaser of the tour and/or the passenger. The services of any ARC and/or IATAN carrier may be used on this program. AT has no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the suppliers or unsafe conditions at locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s), and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). Passengers hereby release AT from all claims arising out of any problem covered in these paragraphs and agree that the courts in Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Columbus Columbus HyVee
3010 - 23rd Street -please park SE corner of lot
Council Bluffs BW Council Bluffs Best Western
2216 27th Ave. (I-80, exit 1B)
Enroute Pickup points enroute
Fremont Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island Quality Inn Grand Island
Quality Inn I-80 & Hwy 281*308-384-7770
Lincoln- Travelodge Lincoln - Travelodge (Formerly Ramada Inn)
1101 W. Bond
Luverne, MN Luverne, MN - ShopKo
405 W. Interstate -- Park in Northwest Corner
Norfolk Norfolk
Allied Tour Office - 720 E. Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines Depot
4220 South 52nd St.
Sioux City Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
Sioux Falls Flying J Flying J Travel Center, Sioux Falls, SD
I-29, Exit 83
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