2022 Texas Stars

7 DAY TOUR FEATURING THE HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL
October 30 - November 5, 2022

Tour Begins in San Antonio, Texas and Ends in Houston, Texas

$2,350 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$750.00 Additional
for Single Accommodations
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This Trip Includes

6 NIGHTS
Hotel accommodations, including porterage

8 MEALS
American breakfast (B) daily; 2 dinners (D)

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
Guided sightseeing with your Tour Manager as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; visits, admissions and special features are shown in bold.

DEPARTURE TRANSFER
Return transportation to Houston Area Airports (IAH) (HOU)

PROFESSIONAL TOUR MANAGER
Full time throughout the trip

Tour Highlights

  • Full-time Tour Manager
  • Welcome Reception
  • San Antonio Riverwalk
  • The Alamo History Talk
  • San Antonio Narrated River Cruise
  • Pearl District History Walk
  • La Villita Artisan Shops
  • Creations Quilt Shop
  • Fredericksburg, Texas
  • One Quilt Place Fabric Shop
  • Texas Quilt Museum
  • The Quilted Skein Yarn and Fabric Shop
  • Houston International Quilt Festival Admission
  • Sneak Preview Admission
  • Old Town Spring, Texas
  • GRS Creations Quilt Shop
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Souvenir Shopping Bag
  • Baggage Handling
  • Eight Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

Hand Selected Hotels

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
The Historic Menger Hotel

HOUSTON, TEXAS
Westin Galleria Houston

What Texas does, it does big, and this Quilt Festival is no exception! Go to the sneak preview and return as often as you like with your admission pass and private shuttle. In San Antonio, don’t miss The Alamo or riverboat cruise.

Day 1

Arrive San Antonio – Tour Begins

Welcome to our historic downtown San Antonio hotel, just a short walk from riverside cafés and charming adobe shops filled with colorful local art and antiques. Later, meet your Tour Manager and travel mates at our Welcome Meeting.

 

Day 2

San Antonio

“Remember the Alamo” with our guide as we learn about Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie at the historic fort. Next, board our private riverboat for an excursion down the Paseo Del Rio, cruising under a canopy of cypress trees and arched footbridges. After a casual lunch, our local expert will guide us through San Antonio’s newest arts and entertainment neighborhood, the Pearl District. You’ll have free time to explore the artisan shops of La Villita before savoring dinner at one of the colorful restaurants lining the historic River Walk.  B

 

Day 3

San Antonio – Fredericksburg

This morning, we’ll visit Creations Quilt Shop! Shelves and cabinets are filled with fabrics, including Texas prints and hand-dyed and marbleized fabrics; antique spool cabinets overflow with specialty buttons, trims, notions and patterns. Later, we’ll travel to the Bavarian village of Fredericksburg to see “gingerbread” houses and explore shops of fine crafts and bakeries that specialize in strudels and German pretzels.  B, D

 

Day 4

San Antonio – La Grange – Houston

In La Grange, we’ll visit the Texas Quilt Museum where the brick interiors of a 19th-century building display quilts from Texas and around the world. Get your creative juices flowing by browsing hundreds of bolts of fabric and endless choices of yarns, nearby at The Quilted Skein. After checking into our luxurious hotel, we’ll get our first look at Houston’s much-anticipated International Quilt Festival on Preview Night. B

 

Day 5

Houston

It’s the gala opening day of the Quilt Festival’s dazzling displays of prize-winning quilts. Hundreds of vendors’ booths await with products from around the world: fabrics, notions, antiques, books, ribbons, buttons, wearable art, needlework supplies and more. All this can be overwhelming, but our guides are show experts who will give you insider tips on how to see it all without wearing out! B

 

Day 6

Houston – Old Town Spring

Spark your creative talents anew in the inspiring displays at the Quilt Festival, then step away for a break in the historic turn-of-the-century settlement of Old Town Spring, exploring its Victorian-style restaurants and quilt shops. Share memories and quilt talk at tonight’s delicious Farewell Dinner. B, D

Day 7

Houston – Tour Ends

This morning visit the International Quilt Festival one last time, just in case there’s room left in that suitcase! Swap addresses with new friends before our afternoon airport transfers begin for the journey home. B

 

Show & Class Info

For information regarding classes and events, please visit www.quilts.com

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