Texas Stars

Featuring the Houston International Quilt Festival
October 27 - November 2, 2019

Tour begins in San Antonio, Texas and ends in Houston, Texas

$1,700.00 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$600.00 Additional
for Single Accommodations
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Arrival & Departure Details

Day 1

Tour begins in San Antonio, Texas

Day 7

Tour ends in Houston, Texas
Return transportation to George Bush Intercontinental airport is included

Tour Highlights

  • Full-time Tour Manager
  • Six Nights Accommodations
  • Welcome Reception
  • Houston International Quilt Festival Admission
  • Sneak Preview Admission
  • Visit to the Alamo
  • San Antonio Riverboat Cruise
  • Walking Tour of the Pearl District
  • La Villita Artisan Shops
  • Fredericksburg, Texas
  • Creations Quilt Shop
  • Texas Quilt Museum
  • Old Town Spring, Texas
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Souvenir Shopping Bag
  • Baggage Handling
  • Eight Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

Accommodations

Day 1 – 3: Menger Hotel, San Antonio, Texas

Day 4 – 6: Westin Galleria, Houston, Texas

Day 1

Welcome to our historic downtown San Antonio hotel, just a short walk to adobe shops offering local antiques and art, as well as river cafés serving traditional foods. Later, meet your Tour Manager and travel mates at our Welcome Meeting.

Day 2

“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 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

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

Day 4

Traveling to Houston, we’ll visit the Texas Quilt Museum where the vintage brick interiors of a 19th-century building display quilts from Texas and around the world. Put your creative inspiration to work browsing hundreds of bolts of fabric and an endless supply of yarn at The Quilted Skein, located just steps from the museum. Arrival in Houston has us checking into our luxury hotel located inside the Houston Galleria mall.  Tonight, attend the much-anticipated Preview Night at Houston’s International Quilt Festival. B

Day 5

Our private shuttle brings us to opening day for the Quilt Festival’s dazzling displays of quilting and prize-winning quilts. Hundreds of merchants offer unique products from around the world: fabrics, notions, antiques, books, ribbons, buttons, wearable art, needlework supplies and more. Our experienced Quilt Festival guides will give you some insider tips to make sure you see and experience this bucket list quilt show. B

Day 6

Start your day back at the Quilt Festival admiring the hundreds of quilts that are proudly displayed for all to enjoy. Take a break this afternoon as we venture to the historic turn-of-the-century settlement of Old Town Spring where a variety of Victorian-style restaurants and quilt shops are ready to be explored. Tonight’s Farewell Dinner gives you a chance toast to your new friends. B, D

Day 7

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 transfer beginning the journey home. B

Show & Class Info

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

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