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Escorted - San Antonio Holiday

Dec 4, 2024 - Dec 8, 2024


Welcome to the “American Venice.” Historic missions, River Walk restaurants, Spanish architecture and a beautiful river centerpiece make this a truly remarkable city.

The sights and sounds of the holiday celebrations are sure to immerse you in the spirit of the season as you stroll along the San Antonio River, illuminated by festive decorations.

BOOK EARLY! Prices will increase $100.00 per person after 5/1/2024

5 Day(s) | 5 Meals


  • Motorcoach transportation to Bradley Airport (based on minimum number)
  • Roundtrip Air Flights FROM HARTFORD/BRADLEY
  • Four (4) nights hotel accommodations
  • 3 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site - The Alamo
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site - Mission San Jose
  • Riverboat Ride on the Paseo del Rio
  • Fredericksburg, TX - German Settlement
  • El Mercado - the Mexican Market Place
  • National Museum of the Pacific War
  • San Antonio Botanical Gardens Tour OR South Texas Heritage Center at Witte Museum
  • Friendship Tours Escort


Day 1

Motorcoach to Hartford/Bradley Airport for our flights to San Antonio. This evening, get to know your fellow travelers at a welcome reception.

Day 2

Your day begins with a fascinating tour of San Antonio with a local guide. History and culture abound with a visit to two UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visit the Mission San José, the second mission established by Fray Antonio Margil de Jesus in 1720. Then it’s on to visit one of America’s most historic sites, the Alamo, which played a critical role in the Texas Revolution. People worldwide continue to remember the Alamo as a heroic struggle against impossible odds – a place where men made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Next, browse for one-of-a-kind goods at El Mercado, the Mexican Marketplace. This afternoon, get acquainted with the River Walk or spend more time exploring the Alamo at your leisure. This evening, enjoy the local flavors of Texas during dinner in the King William Historic District at a restored convent. (B, D)

Day 3

Journey to the heart of the rural Hill Country and the German settlement of Fredericksburg for a visit to the National Museum of the Pacific War, dedicated to teaching and preserving this chapter of U.S. history. The old-time Southwest will surround you as you take time to independently explore the quaint shops. Enjoy the evening at leisure to explore San Antonio’s beautiful River Walk. (B)

Day 4

This morning, it’s your choice! Visit the South Texas Heritage Center at the Witte Museum, an interactive museum dedicated to sharing the stories of San Antonio’s people and the land that has shaped their lives -OR- explore the 33-acre grounds of the San Antonio Botanical Gardens with expansive rose gardens, conservatory with tropical vegetation, and the Texas Native Trail showcasing ecosystems from the diverse regions of the state. Next, explore the historic Pearl District, a revitalized, cultural hub full of unique eateries and shops. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions at a local restaurant. After dinner, you’ll be surrounded by holiday cheer during a riverboat ride on the Paseo del Rio. Gaze up at the towering cypress trees adorned with millions of twinkling lights as the narrated cruise takes you along the San Antonio River Walk. (B, D)

Day 5

Transfer to the San Antonio Airport for your departure home. Motorcoach to greet you back at Hartford/Bradley Airport.

Departure Locations


Depart: TBA

Return: TBA

Park & Ride Lot, 575 Colt Highway (Rte 6) & South Road


Depart: TBA

Return: TBA

Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road

Meet at Bradley Airport - Airline Ticket Counter

Depart: TBA

Return: TBA


DOUBLE - PER PERSON - IF BOOKED BY 5/1/2024 - PRICES INCREASE $100.00 per person after 5/1/2024


SINGLE - PER PERSON - IF BOOKED BY 5/1/2024 - PRICES INCREASE $100.00 per person after 5/1/2024



Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $1000 pp due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: September 4, 2024

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit date to June 3, 2024 the cancellation fee is $400 pp; June 4, 2024 to Sept 4, 2024 the cancellation fee is $900 pp; no refunds if cancelled after September 4, 2024. All cancellation fees are plus any non-refundable airline fees.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Friendship Tours offers Travel Protection insurance through 2 insurance providers: NTA Travel Protection Plan and Travel Insured International. Trip Protection offers coverage for Cancellation for covered medical reasons, Interruption, Emergency Medical, Travel Delay, & more.

The AON/NTA Travel Protection Plan offers 3 levels of insurance: Basic or Enhanced or Enhanced with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR). The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within14 days of your deposit or initial payment. The Enhanced Plan with the add-on of CFAR must be purchased within 14 days of initial deposit. CFAR allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 priors to departure and reimburses up to 75% of your nonrefundable trip cost.

To enroll: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068

OR call AON 1-800-388-1470.

Travel Insured International offers the Worldwide Trip Protection plan with the option to add upgrade benefits (available for additional cost) including CFAR when purchased within 21 days of your initial deposit. Other upgrades include , Electronic Equipment, Event Ticket Fee Protection, Travel Inconvenience.

To enroll: https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan Agency #18649

Premiums are non-refundable once paid. Terms & Conditions apply.

Plan details are available at https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan.

Call Friendship Tours 860-243-1630 for assistance in enrolling.

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