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Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas

Austin was first established in 1830 when the villagers first called their settlement Waterloo. In 1839, Waterloo was chosen to be the capital of the new Republic of Texas. This new capital began to grow quickly and was finally renamed after Stephen F. Austin, “the father of Texas.”

Established

December 27, 1839

Population

964,254

Please see a sample itinerary below. All itineraries are fully customizable.

Trip Inclusions

  • Admission to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

  • Admission to the Texas Museum of Music

  • Admission to McKinney Falls State Park program

  • Visit to Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge and Scenic Lookout

  • Guided city tour

  • A-Z tour guide

  • Private security upon request

  • Free chaperone spaces based upon number of paying passengers

  • All taxes and fees for above listed inclusions

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Day 1

Morning – Depart for Austin.

Afternoon – Arrive in Austin where you will meet your tour guide. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Group begins a narrated city tour. Continue on to the Blanton Museum of Art. The permanent collection houses more than 17,000 works!

Evening – After your welcome dinner, enjoy a night of fun and adventure as you make your way to the Austin Aquarium sleepover program. Group enjoys an exciting night of exploration. All participants will receive a nocturnal animals tour including night-time shark and octopus viewing and feeding, morning bird feeding, behind-the-scenes tour and a theater style movie (bring your treats and popcorn).

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Day 2

Morning – Wake up and enjoy a continental tank-side breakfast.  Group will meet the bus and depart for the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.  After all you’re in Texas! You’re going to have to get your “yeehaw” on, and this is the place to do it.  Your next stop will be the historic Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, also known as the LBJ Presidential Library. Lyndon Baines Johnson was the 36th President of the United States.

Afternoon – After lunch and some free time, you will continue on to the Texas Museum of Music. The museum collects and preserves artifacts, documents and reference material surrounding the diverse traditions of Texas music. Group departs for hotel and freshens up for an exciting evening.

Evening – Get ready for a messy, delicious dinner. Barbecue is king in Texas, and if you haven’t experienced it first hand, you’re about to!  After dinner, you will end your night with the haunting tales of Austin as you begin your Ghost Tour.

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Day 3

Day 3: 

Morning – Breakfast is served at the hotel. Check out and prepare for your final day in this awesome city! Group departs for McKinney Falls State Park, where you will participate in a Ranger led program and become a Junior Ranger! Borrow an Explorer Pack loaded with tools for exploring the park. Follow trails winding through the woods; explore the remains of an early Texas homestead and so much more!

Afternoon – Surely you worked up an appetite! A farewell lunch is enjoyed. Your final destination will be Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge and Scenic Lookout. Stroll along a favorite place to stop in Austin and enjoy the city line, usually with live music in the background!  You’ll then begin your safe journey home.

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