Offered By: Butler Motor Transit
October is the perfect time to head for the “Lone Star State” – the weather is at its best right about then, and we are proud to offer this southwestern tour in grand style! No, we won’t be taking you by saddleback, but with a loaded itinerary, we embark on our “Happy Trails” adventure (in our deluxe motorcoach) which includes excellent touring all the way through! Polish up your boots, dust off
Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 14 Days / 13 Nights
Departs From: Butler, PA * Kittanning, PA * Natrona Heights, PA * Pittsburgh, PA
Double Room - $2,550.00
Quad Room - $2,260.00
Single Room - $3,410.00
Triple Room - $2,260.00
October 13 – Our first day of travel finds us getting acquainted with our new "Wild West Travel Friends". We’ll check in to our hotel in Bowling Green, KY, and then depart for a lovely dinner at a near-by restaurant. (D)
October 14 – Onward to the exciting town of Memphis, TN. With an afternoon arrival. We will include your "Platinum" admission ticket to Graceland, Elvis Presley’s former home. This evening you may choose to enjoy a trolley ride down to famous "Beale Street", or perhaps the historic Peabody Hotel or Corky’s BBQ (on QVC). Overnight is here, also. (B)
October 15-16 – At last – TEXAS! Our home for the next two nights is the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, which is the largest metropolitan area in the entire South. We will take a guided Dallas city tour and experience a taste of history with a visit to the famous JFK Museum 6th Floor Museum. Our time in Ft. Worth features the famous "Stockyards" (which is more than you ever imagined), and we usually get to see a real cattle drive "up close and personal"! What fun to see with our own eyes. One evening, dinner is included at the Trail Dust Steakhouse complete with live music and dance floor! (2B, 1D)
October 17-18-19 – One of the most cultural, historic and beautiful spots in Texas is San Antonio. En route, we will enjoy the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame in Waco, and the LBJ Library Museum. No visit to Texas would be complete without the Alamo. We will tour this with our local professional guide, and many more of the highlights of San Antonio such as the San Fernando Cathedral, Mission San Jose and the Buckhorn Saloon Museum. One afternoon will find us in "hill country" for a Texas-style chuck wagon lunch at the Y.O. Ranch – awesome, and then a visit to the National Nimitz Museum of the Pacific War! Enjoy free time to take the famous boat ride on the picturesque "Riverwalk" and browse the Mexican Marketplace. Have plenty of film in your camera, Buckaroos – this is some great touring! (3B, 2L, 1D)
October 20 – First is a visit to the SAS Shoe Store, and then head for the lovely island known as "Galveston-By-The-Sea", home to six historic districts with over 60 structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Galveston was affected a few years ago by a hurricane, but is welcoming visitors again more impressively then ever. Our home for two nights is the awesome Historic Hotel Galvez overlooking the Gulf of Mexico – this place is gorgeous! (B)
October 21 – Today we drive over to Houston to experience a standout feature of your trip – the fascinating NASA Johnson Space Center complex. It is often referred to by its central function, "Mission Control". We include the tram tour to make sure you see all the best! A special dinner is ours this evening at Mario’s Seawall Restaurant back in Galveston. (B, D)
October 22-23 – The fun is far from over as our adventure continues to famous Frogmore Plantation in Louisiana, a working 1800-acre cotton plantation of the early 1800’s where you will hear of the "old" and see the "new" ways of producing this important crop. The folks loved this fascinating stop in past years, and actually picked cotton! Then it’s on to the antebellum Natchez, MS adorning the banks of the Mighty Mississippi. We’ll have a guided tour, visit some mansions in the historic district, take a carriage ride, dine in a mansion, and overnight at a hotel right along the river – wonderful! During your time here, you will bask in the ambiance and charm of the Old South! (2B, 1L, 1D)
October 24 – Our day of travel north through Alabama ends in the "Scenic City of the South", Chattanooga, TN, as we spend our overnight in this popular tourist area. This is where 124,000 Civil War soldiers clashed, where thousands of Cherokee embarked on the Trail of Tears, and home of the famous "Choo-Choo". (B)
October 25 – This morning we will visit amazing Rock City, a beautiful creation of nature leading you up to the point where you can see 7 states on a clear day! This is also the home of the famous "Lover’s Leap" (but no jumping allowed!) We depart after lunch with our overnight in the scenic area of Lexington, Kentucky. Enjoy a lovely dinner at Acres of Land. (B, D)
October 26 – Still enjoying the ambiance of the South, we take an excellent driving tour of some of the Lexington area highlights. You will see the beautiful pastures and majestic animals that grace the Blue Grass of Kentucky, plus other interesting stops as time permits. Then it is on north to our homes with meal and comfort stops planned along the way. (B)
Includes: Deluxe motorcoach transportation, 13 breakfasts, 3 full lunches, 6 dinners including the dinner cruise, touring and admissions in each area, luggage handling, taxes, plus a truly deluxe trip!
FOR RESERVATIONS CONTACT BUTLER MOTOR TOURS 724.282.1000 OR 1.800.222.8750!
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Terms and Conditions:
REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY:
Prior to 30 days from your departure date a full refund will be made (with the exception of special event and/or show tours, air tours and cruises which will be different - be sure to ask about these details when your booking is made). There is no refund for cancellations made within 30 days prior to your departure date. But you are welcome to send someone in your place and let us know the name change (this does not apply to air and cruise tours which have various restrictions, strict cancellation policies and name change charges).
REFUND PROTECTION PLAN:
Butler Motor Tours offers a refund protection plan on all overnight tours with varying restrictions due to the nature of the tour. We highly encourage you to take advantage of it, although it is certainly your own individual decision. This plan is available at an additional cost and will protect your monies due to sickness or death, but it does not cover you if you simply "change your mind". An official written letter from the doctor is required for proof of illness or a statement as to the death in your family. This plan expires 30 days after cancellation, if the documentation is not received within 30 days of cancellation, the refund is forfeited. There is only a small window period of time in which you are allowed to purchase the plan so be sure to ask upon booking.
SMOKING & ALCOHOL:
To ensure passenger comfort, we have a "NO SMOKING" policy on all of our tours, which also includes e-cigarettes. Ample comfort stops are made for smoking and restroom convenience. Feel free to request a smoking or non-smoking hotel room when making your reservations. No alcohol is allowed on any tour at any time. We reserve the right to refuse boarding under such circumstances that these policies are not followed.
Butler Motor Tours reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We also reserve the right to change tour prices and itineraries if so dictated by circumstances beyond our control. We always avoid canceling a tour if at all possible, as we understand the inconvenience to you - our valued customer. Feel free to ask about any departure, especially if you are taking vacation days at your place of work.
The cost of your tour includes one piece of luggage per person to be checked under the coach and one small carry-on piece. Any additional suitcase is allowed at a cost of $5.00 per day and this must be paid with the final tour payment. You will be responsible for the handling of your own carry-on luggage at all times.
Butler Motor Tours acts as an agent in arranging hotel and other accommodations and cannot be held responsible for non-performance.
Any person or group which requires an ADA accessible bus is requested to inform us at the time of reservation, and must notify us in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the charter's departure.