Day 1: Upon arrival into Dallas/Fort Worth airport, meet your Tour Director at Baggage Claim to collect your luggage and board the Motor Coach to depart for Waco, TX. Lunch will be on your own at a local restaurant in Waco. After lunch, head to Spice Village for an eclectic shopping experience. Take your time as you navigate this 30,000 sq. ft. collection of more than 60 unique boutique shops offering everything you need to add a little or a lot of zest to your life! Next, check in at the best hotel in Waco (your home for the next 3 nights) to drop your luggage and purchases before heading to dinner at Vitek’s BBQ, a local favorite serving Texas BBQ that has been featured several times on Fixer Upper. After dinner, the Motor Coach will bring you back to hotel and the rest of the evening is free time. (D)
This morning, grab some breakfast at one of the Food Trucks or the Silos Baking Co.
located at the Magnolia Silos
. Meet your local guide and depart on a Riding Tour of Waco including all of the Fixer Upper highlights! The tour will end back at the Silos for an included lunch and time to shop.
The rest of the day is free time to do as you wish. However, if you choose to stay with the group, you will head to Common Grounds
for a coffee break and then to LaSalle Shoppes
for some antique shopping. LaSalle Shoppes is located inside of a former 1940’s hotel, there are over 60 vendors offering various antiques and collectibles. Dinner will be on your own this evening. (B, L)
Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Then you are free to explore Waco
on your own. Check out one or more of the many museums, explore Baylor University and/or continue your shopping adventure! After lunch on your own meet back at the hotel to join the group and depart for the Rootstock Wine Festival
to discover and taste the various Texas Wines. Don’t miss this year’s Small Bite Challenge, in which a half-dozen local chefs and restaurants compete to create the best small bite to pair with TX Tempranillo! Come taste everything and vote for your favorite.
You may choose to opt-out of the festival to further explore all that Waco has to offer, but you will need to meet back with the group by 5:30p at the festival grounds. Tonight you will be treated to a truly unique experience as Rootstock culminates in a VIP Dinner on the historic Waco Suspension Bridge. This enchanting evening features an exquisite dinner catered by Austin-based chefs from Pearl Snap Cuisine paired with quality wines from Valley Mills Vineyards. (B, D)
Day 4: After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and depart for the Dallas/Fort Worth airport. Fly home having experienced the best of Waco and walking in the footsteps of Chip & Joanna Gaines! (B)
This Tour Includes:
• Round Trip Airfare from Cincinnati
• Airport transfers in Texas
• Motor Coach Transportation
• 3 Nights Accommodations
• 6 MEALS: 3 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L) & 2 Dinners (D)
• Guided Waco & Fixer UpperTour including: Magnolia Silos, homes featured on Fixer Upper, Hillcrest Manorand more!
• Rootstock Wine Festival Admission & VIP Dinner on a Bridge
• Shopping at Magnolia Marketplace, Harp Design Co., Spice Village & LaSalle Shoppes
• Taxes and gratuities on included meals, accommodations, and attractions
• Baggage Handling
• JOY Tour Director