MARCH 26 - 30, 2018
5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS
Featuring a relaxing evening riverboat cruise, Tours of the Historic District, the Japanese Sunken Tea Gardens, the Institute of Texas Culture, San Fernando Cathedral and the ALAMO!
San Antonio is famous for its Riverwalk, and there is no better time to enjoy it than in the springtime. We stay on the Riverwalk to give you the best location to enjoy this magical environment. Plus, we will explore the highlights of the area, such as the Japanese Sunken Tea Gardens, located in an abandoned rock quarry, and the Guenther House, the Art Nuevo home of the founder of Pioneer Flour and much more.
You will enjoy time in the Mexican Market for lunch on your own and maybe a bit of shopping if you feel inclined. We will visit the most visited tourist site in Texas, The Alamo! Our visit will help distinguish between the history of this amazing mission and the popular myths and legends that surround the site.
We will visit the King William Historic District, a sprawling 25 blocks of downtown San Antonio that made the list of the prettiest neighborhoods in America last year. The first historic district in Texas, many of the 19th century residences have been beautifully maintained, either as private residences or locally owned businesses or museums. We will get the chance to tour one of these museums, the Guenther House, an Art Nuevo home built by the founder of Pioneer Flour.
Also on the tour will be a stop at the San Fernando Cathedral, with the original section dating back to the 1730’s. The dome of the cathedral is the geographical center of San Antonio, and the cathedral features amazing stained glass windows and stone carved stations of the cross.
Another stop will be at the San Antonio Shoe Company, featuring vintage western buildings and a peak into the factory to see how these American made shoes come together.
We will get to explore some of the area’s gems, starting with the Mission San Jose. One of the best preserved missions, the Mission San Jose was founded in 1720, and the oldest church dates to 1768. You will learn about how the missions impacted the region, as well as the Tejano population that arose.
As we head to the Japanese Sunken Tea Gardens, you will be transported to the Land of the Rising Sun, as you walk along the paths, bridges and gazebos, taking in the water features, flowers, and statues.
Lunch on Monday of the trip will be at the top of the Tower of the Americas. This revolving restaurant provides amazing views of the city while you dine on an incredible buffet.
On Wednesday of the tour we will head out of San Antonio toward the hill country in search for our beautiful Texas wildflowers, which hopefully, will be in full bloom during this time.
Our hotel all four nights will be at the very beautiful and elegant Drury Plaza Riverwalk Hotel, conveniently located right on the riverwalk. You will be able to enjoy the cocktails and heavy appetizers each night we are here, or venture out and try some of the wonderful restaurants in the area
$1472 Double (2 people sharing room)
$1325 Triple (3 people sharing room)
$1250 Quad (4 people sharing room)
Above Prices Are Per Person
DEPOSIT -- $150 Per Person Due Now Final Payment Due March 5, 2018
Travel Insurance Is Included in the Tour Cost SAN ANTONIO REGISTRATION FORM
San Antonio Tour Brochure
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Trip Departs From Silsbee and Liberty, TX
This will be the only Mystery Trip for 2018 so you will certainly not want to miss out on this trip. This day trip promises to be a really good trip.
We call this trip a Mystery Trip because you will not know where you will be going or doing until you get on the bus. Previous Mysterty Trips have been alot of fun for everyone who dared to take the risk and join us for this special one day trip.
The trip cost includes bus transportation, lunch, entrance fee to our venue or attraction and gratuities to our bus drivers and guides. Come join us for this fun filled day of adventure with your Heaven Bound Tours friends. Space is limited and is expected to fill up fast based on other Mystery Trips.
Secure your space by filling out the Registration Form and mailing it to us today!
COST OF MYSTERY TRIP -- $77 per person 0 Spots Remaining Silsbee Bus
SIGN-UP AND PAYMENT DEADLINE IS MARCH 5, 2018 0 Spots Remaining Liberty Bus
APRIL MYSTERY TRIP REGISTRATION FORM
QUICK TWO-DAY SPRING GETAWAY
April 19 - 20, 2018
Everyone needs an overnight getaway and we have something just for you! Join us for this 2-Day Spring Getaway. See the trip details below:
We begin our Getaway by traveling to Navasota and visiting Martha’s Bloomers where you will enjoy a delicious lunch and time for some great shopping. Martha’s Bloomers was recognized in the November issue of Southern Living Magazine as the number 5 shopping spot in their 50 Top Shops in the South.
Next your Getaway will take you to the George Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. You will enjoy visiting the library of our 41st president. It is the second largest presidential library, behind only the Ronald Reagan Library. We will be spending the night in College Station.
On Day 2 of your Getaway you will head to Bellville to visit Newman’s Castle. Who would of thought that Texas would have a European style castle but Mike Newman is the creative force behind the castle and bakery. Since exploring Europe in his early 20’s, he had the dream to build his own castle, and he has made that a reality in the Bellville countryside. Exhibiting the same hard work and determination that built his successful bakery of nearly three decades, Mike broke ground on his mighty fortress in 1998. After touring the castle you will enjoy lunch at the castle.
From Newman’s Castle we head out to the small German community of Burton where you will have the opportunity to visit the Texas Cotton Gin Museum. Step back in time to when cotton was king. The historic 1914 Burton Farmers Gin is nestled in the heart of Burton, TX - located on the same site where it was built over 100 years ago! This historic cotton gin has been visited annually by thousands of visitors. Visitors are offered the opportunity to “pick cotton”, discover its impact on Texas and American history, and learn how the seed are separated from the soft white fibers. For all you engine buffs...the gin is home to a 1925 Bessemer Type IV diesel oil engine. The restored 16 ton “Lady B” is the largest internal combustion engine of its vintage still operating in America. They still gin and bale cotton each year at their annual Cotton Gin Festival.
Now it’s time to head back home and enjoy a little bus Bingo on the way back to Liberty and Silsbee. Make plans to join us on this great Spring 2-Day Getaway. Fill out the Trip Registration Form and return with your deposit. We hope to see you in April.
TOUR COST: There are 6 Spots Remaining
$ 395 Double (2 people sharing room) updated 2/27/18
$ 374 Triple (3 people sharing room)
$ 364 Quad (4 people sharing room)
$ 459 Single
Above prices are per person
DEPOSIT -- $75 per person Due by Jan 31, 2018 Final Payment Due March 19, 2018
Travel Insurance is NOT included in the Trip Cost. If interested in travel insurance please contact us.
2 DAY SPRING GETAWAY REGISTRATION FORM Brochure
PELLA TULIP FESTIVAL
April 30 - May 7, 2018
8 Days - 7 Nights
Celebrating 82 years, Pella’s Tulip Festival is a perennial favorite especially from your seats in the Grand Stand! Plus, visit the Vermeer Windmill, the miniature Dutch village, & Wyatt Earp’s childhood home! Pella is beautiful and unique all year long, but at Tulip Time it comes alive with tulips, Dutch attire, parades, food, fun and more. Thousands of residents wear Dutch attire and celebrate their Dutch heritage. Each year more than half a million tulip bulbs are planted ensuring lots of beautiful blooms.
On our way to Pella, Iowa we will overnight in Kansas City, MO where we will visit the National World War I Museum. Many of you may have visited the WWII Museum in New Orleans now you can have the opportunity to visit the National WW I Museum. You will not be disappointed. It is a great museum dedicated to the first world war.
After our visit at the WW I Museum it’s off to the quaint Dutch town of Pella, IA. We will be in Pella for three nights. You will have the opportunity to visit the Vermeer Windmill and Historic Village in downtown Pella. Rising up 125 feet into the air, this working windmill came from Holland and still works today. In addition, there are 23 buildings to visit in the Historic Village, including the grist mill, blacksmith shop, pottery works, and bakery. Wyatt Earp’s childhood home is located here as well. There will be craftspeople demonstrating their trades, including wooden shoemaking, weaving, milling, wood carving, rope making, and much more.
Then enjoy a performance of “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” on the organ, presented on the historic Baron Theatre Organ in the Pella Opera House. In the afternoons you can enjoy lunch on your own at one of the many street vendors, church meals, or restaurants in downtown Pella. Each afternoon there will be a parade, in addition to the wonderful craft market, quilt show, flower show, and even an antique car and tractor show!
From Pella we will travel to America’s Hometown - Hannibal, MO - known as the boyhood home of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). Here we will visit the boyhood home of Mark Twain. The moment you walk through the door of this quaint, two-story dwelling you will be reminded of long ago. By the time you leave the home you will imagine Tom is “letting” the neighbor boys white wash the fence. While here in Hannibal you will enjoy a wonderful two hour dinner cruise on the Mark Twain Riverboat as we cruise down the mighty Mississippi River.
Round trip Bus transportation
7 Nights Lodging with 3 nights in Pella, IA
Grandstand seats for Parades
Visit to the Vermeer Windmill and Historic Village, including Wyatt Earp’s Childhood home
Visit to WW I Museum
Visit to Mark Twain Home and Museum with Dinner Cruise
Enjoy 19 Meals (7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 7 Dinners)
All gratuities including step-on guides, included meals and bus driver
TOUR COST: Only 02 Spots Remaining
$1998 Double (2 people sharing room) updated 2/27/18
$1836 Triple (3 people sharing room)
$1754 Quad (4 people sharing room)
Above prices are per person
DEPOSIT -- $300 Per Person Due by Jan 25, 2018 Final Payment Due April 5, 2018
Travel Insurance is included in the tour cost
Tulip Time in Pella Registration Form Tulip Time Brochure
LUNCH AND A GAME
Thursday, July 12th
Join Heaven Bound Tours as we travel to Minute Maid Park this summer and cheer our World Series Champion ASTROS on to victory.
Just like last year you will enjoy lunch at Luby’s Cafeteria and then on to the ballpark and enjoy an afternoon game. The cost will include your game ticket (our seats this year should be better seats), lunch and roundtrip bus transportation from Silsbee and Liberty, TX. It’s a great way to enjoy a baseball game because you don’t have to worry about driving to downtown Houston, or dealing with parking. The bus drops us off right at the entrance gate at Minute Maid Park and picks up there when the game is over. Our seats this year will be down left field line close to the Crawford Boxes in Section 107. Space is limited and registration is now open for this Lunch and a Game trip. Approximate time for the trip is 9AM - 5PM. The game is an afternoon game with first pitch set at 1:10 PM.
COST:$106 per person LUNCH AND A GAME REGISTRATION FORM
There are 26 Spots Remaining updated 3/11/18
THE BEST OF HAWAII
Three Islands - Maui, Oahu, Hawaii
September 5 - 14, 2018
POWDER FINE SAND BEACHES, AQUAMARINE SEAS, TROPICAL RAINFORESTS... and thundering waterfalls enchant you as lava landscapes smolder with legends. Hawaiians have always been a storytelling people. Watch dancers and singers interpret island history at a luau...and hear 20th century stories at Pearl Harbor. So much awaits you on this Best of Hawaii Vacation.
You will visit three islandson this Best of Hawaii Vacation - Maui, Oahu and the big island called Hawaii. The good news is you will only have to unpack your suitcase once. We will be based in Maui for the entire trip. So, each night you will be at your home away from home- the beautiful Kaanapali Beach Hotel located right on beautiful Kaanapali Beach.
We will be doing a day trip to the islands of Oahu and Hawaii. You will fly United Airlines from Houston to Maui and then we will use Hawaiian Airlines for our day trips to the other islands.
This Hawaii vacation can be a super relaxing vacation or one where you can fill every day with excursions and activities. The tour itself includes several group excursions but also contains several “free days” where you can do whatever you want to. You might want to go relax on the beach, lay by the pool, go shopping or choose an optional excursion that we will offer. Things like snorkleing with sea turtles, Ziplining, a Helicopter ride over Maui, Parasailing, or other interesting and exciting choices. Once you are signed up we will be sending out a list of optional excursions for you to take a look at. If something is of interest to you then you will let us know and we will get you booked and provide transportation to and from the excursion. You can do one, several or none. The choice is completely up to you.
No trip to Hawaii would be complete without a true Hawaiian Luau. You will enjoy one of Hawaii’s most authetic luau and it is only about 15 minues from our hotel - Old Lahaina Luau. It will be an evening of traditional Hawaiian cuisine (a bountiful buffet of regional cuisine with enough variety to satisfy everyone’s palate), music, cultural dances and demonstrations. You will appreciate a genuine reflection of Hawaii’s rich history while enjoying an ocean view and sunset. The Old Lahaina Luau has grown from its humble beginnings to the leadership role it now holds in the industry. The Luau seats 496 guests seven evenings a week, and has a dedicated staff of 160 employees. You will thoroughly enjoy the Old Lahaina Luau!
The Road To Hana Tour - This full day, fully narrated tour will traverse over 52 bridges and over 150 miles to experience the Rainforest, Waterfalls, Black Sand Beach, and so much more. It is an incredible experience and one you will not want to miss while on Maui. This tour is one of our group excursion tours.
You will travel through the mist-shrouded Iao Valley to see the famed Iao Needle. You will visit and shop in the historic whaling town of Lahaina. This tour to Iao Valley is one of our group excursion tours.
Your flyaway to the island of Oahu you will land at Honolulu International Airport then from there you will have the opportunity to stand on the deck of the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, a poignant memorial to those who lost their lives int the attack of December 7, 1941. Next, drive throught the historic district of Honolulu to see Washington Place, Iolani Palace - this National Historic Landmark reigns as the only official state residence of royalty in the U.S. We will drive the through the resting place of many veterans who died here called Punchbowl Cemetery. As time allows you will get to see Diamond Head Lookout, Pali Lookout, Hanauma Bay Lookout, Halona Blow Hole Lookout and drive through Waimanalo Town. It will be a full day of adventure on the island of Oahu. At the end of the day we catch our return flight back to Maui.
Your flyaway to the island of Hawaii will only take you to the area called Hilo. The Big Island, as it is often referred to, is the youngest of the islands home to Mauna Loa and Kilauea, two of the world’s most active and accessible volcanoes. The gentleness of their eruptions allows visits to the edges of their active vents. At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you’ll drive across the Kilauea Caldera (crater), where views vary from desert to lush tropical rainforest and alpine tundra. UNESCO named the park an International Biosphere Reserve because of its outstanding scenic and scientific values. The park protects a wide diversity of ecosystems and habitat for native Hawaiian plants and animals. During your time on the Big Island you will visit the city of Hilo, Banyan Drive, Rainbow Falls, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (visitor center, steaming bluff, Kilauea Overlook, Jaggar Museum and Observatory, Halemaumau crater, Thurston Lava Tube). This will be another jam-packed day of adventure. At the end of the day we will catch our return flight to Maui.
This Best Of Hawaii Vacation Tour Includes:
Transportation To And From Bush Airport
Roundtrip Airfare from Houston to Maui
Roundtrip Airfare for the Two Day Trips to Oahu and Hawaii
Lodging at Kaanapali Beach Hotel on Maui
12 Meals (7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners)
1 Hawaiian Luau
Oahu Tour including Arizona Memorial, Punchbowl, etc
Big Island Tour including Volcanoes National Park, etc
The Road to Hana Tour
Iao Valley State Park Tour
Gratuities to all Driver/Guides
TOUR COST: There are only 2 Spots Available
$4998 Double (2 people sharing room) updated on 2/27/18
$4855 Triple (3 people sharing room)
$4748 Quad (4 people sharing room)
Above Prices Are Per Person
DEPOSIT -- $800 per person and is due when booking Final Payment Due Aug 5, 2018
Travel Insurance is included in the above tour prices
The Best Of Hawaii Tour Registration Form THE BEST OF HAWAII VACATION BROCHURE