Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | 8:00AM — Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | 9:00AM
Get away from the cold of winter to some milder southern possibilities! History Colorado’s journey to all of our neighboring states comes to its conclusion with a visit to the Oklahoma Panhandle and into Texas. We’ll see museums, Native American sites, the Texas State Capitol, the cave with the world’s largest bat colony and the epic splendor of Big Bend National Park, best visited in winter. From the beauties of the natural world to Lone Star history, it’s a diverse menu for your palate. Seven days won’t be enough to see it all, but we’ll make it a wintertime getaway that even Lillie Langtry would adore!
The trek ends with a Farewell Dinner on the River Walk in San Antonio. The next morning you’re on your own to stay and explore or head home on your own schedule and budget. Trek includes bus transportation to San Antonio, seven nights’ lodging including two nights at Big Bend National Park, all guides and entry fees, and three dinners, two lunches and seven breakfasts.
Itinerary subject to change
Wednesday, January 30
Depart History Colorado Center, Denver
Lunch on your own in Lamar
Cimarron Heritage Center, Boise City, OK
Overnight in Amarillo, TX
Welcome Dinner (included in tour)
Thursday, January 31
Alibates Flint Quarry National Monument
Lunch on your own in Lubbock
American Wind Power Center
Overnight in Midland, TX
Dinner on your own in Midland
Friday, February 1
Permian Basin Petroleum Museum
Group lunch at Luigi’s, Midland’s oldest restaurant (included in tour)
Annie Riggs Memorial Museum
Overnight in Big Bend National Park, Chisos Mountains Lodge
Dinner on your own at Chisos Mountains Lodge
Saturday, February 2
Breakfast included with your stay
Ranger-led bus tour of Big Bend National Park
The rest of the day, explore the park on your own. Enjoy the Visitor’s Center, with ranger programs as available.
Lunch and dinner on your own
Sunday, February 3
Breakfast included with your stay
Lunch on your own in Sanderson
Langtry Roy Bean Museum
Seminole Canyon State Park for a guided tour of Native American pictographs
Overnight in Del Rio, TX
Group dinner at Memo’s Restaurant, the oldest in Del Rio (included in tour)
Monday, February 4
National Museum of the Pacific War
Lunch at Old German Bakery and Restaurant (included in tour)
OPTIONAL: Enchanted Rock Hike
OPTIONAL: Historic Fredericksburg Walking Tour
Free time in Fredericksburg, dinner on your own
Tuesday, February 5
Texas State Capitol
George Washington Carver Museum
Lunch on your own in Austin
Bracken Cave Preserve
Witte Museum, San Antonio
Overnight in San Antonio on River Walk
Farewell Dinner at Café Ole (included in tour)
Wednesday, February 6
Option 1: Stay in the San Antonio area longer or continue your travel elsewhere! You’ll be on your own for those arrangements and will need to check out of the hotel by 11 am unless you’ve extended your reservation.
Option 2: Head for the airport. Our bus will take you there in the morning. We’ll aim to be at the airport by 9 am, so please make your own flight reservations accordingly.
History Colorado Tours & Treks offers a grand assortment of travels to enrich your understanding of our state’s history, and beyond. Our 2019 tours reflect the growing interest and excitement in our state’s history and seeing its heritage as a firsthand experience. Walk in the footsteps of those who founded our state, our towns and our counties. Each trip is specially designed to inspire wonder in our past.
Join us for a year of adventures from neighborhoods in Denver to our viticultural areas on the Western Slope. New this year, History Colorado will go international to find our connections around the globe. We invite you to join us for a year of curiosity, adventure, excitement and, of course, fun! Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to another year of exploring the geography, archaeology and history of Colorado!