March 31 – April 3, 2025

Please visit one of the buttons below based on your specific needs:


Texas Bluebonnets * Texas Presidential Libraries * Texas BBQ
Also includes: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center & the Dallas Arboretum


Day 1 : Drury Inn & Suites, Austin (TX)
Day 2 : Hidden Falls Inn, Marble Falls (TX)
Day 3 : Drury Inn & Suites, Richardson (TX)
(On some dates, alternate hotels may be used.)


SINGLE OCCUPANCY:  $1,300 Per Person     DOUBLE OCCUPANCY:  $1,100 Per Person

TRIPLE OCCUPANCY:  $1,000 Per Person     QUAD OCCUPANCY:  $900 Per Person

DEPOSIT REQUIRED:  $250 Per Person    REMAINING BALANCE DUE:  February 28, 2025


3 Nights Lodging * 9 Meals (3 Breakfast, 3 Lunches, & 3 Dinners) * Admissions for Group Activities Per Itinerary * Baggage Handling @ Hotels (One Suitcase Per Person) * Luxurious Motor-Coach Transportation * Professional “American Tours” Tour Guide * Complimentary Secured Parking @ American Tours


DAY 1 – April 7, 2025:  Tyler to Austin (TX)
We will begin our day departing out of TYLER (TX) at 6:00am.  Today’s adventure takes us from Northeast Texas into COLLEGE STATION (TX) before ending our day in AUSTIN (TX).  Along the way, we will tour the GEORGE W. H. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUESUM. This amazing library and museum, located on the campus of TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY preserves and makes available the records and artifacts of the 41st PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.  We end our day in Austin with time to freshen up before a relaxing time at dinner.  (L & D)

DAY 2 – April 3, 2024: Austin to Marble Falls (TX)
This morning, we focus on the life of LYNDON B. & LADY BIRD JOHNSON.  We start the day with a visit to the LYNDON B. JOHNSON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM.  Lyndon B. Johnson was a force of personality, a master of power and the political process, and had a boundless appetite for social reform. Intent on fulfilling the promise of America, he signed an unparalleled 200+ landmark laws during his five years in office. There is no question that our country still stands in the wake of LBJ’s America.  Gain an intimate understanding of the 36th President of the United States. Learn about his early years, family life, and more.  Next, we visit the LADY BIRD JOHNSON WILDFLOWER CENTER.  The LBJ Wildflower Center is the official Texas state botanic garden and arboretum. Lady Bird Johnson, our former first lady, and actress Helen Hayes founded an organization in 1982 to protect and preserve North America’s native plants and natural landscapes. This special place exists to introduce people to the beauty and diversity of wildflowers and other native plants. Every day, the Wildflower Center brings life to Mrs. Johnson’s vision in its public gardens, its woodlands and sweeping meadows.  Today is not over just yet!!  After lunch, we take a SCENIC TEXAS HILL COUNTRY DRIVE looking for the WORLD-FAMOUS TEXAS BLUE BONNETS before ending our day in MARBLE FALLS (TX).  After checking into our hotel with time to freshen up, we will enjoy a wonderful dinner at the BLUE BONNET CAFÉ.  If you like OLD-FASHIONED PIES, this will be PURE DELIGHT TO YOUR TASTE BUDS!  Established in 1929, the Blue Bonnet Cafe is one of the oldest running restaurants in Texas.  Specializing in southern ‘comfort food’, the menu offers classics like chicken fried steak (the owner’s favorite) and burgers along with weekly specials, delicious breakfasts, and huge variety of pies.  (B & D)                                                                        

DAY 3 – April 4, 2024: Marble Falls to Ennis to Richardson (TX)
Today should prove to be TEXAS BLUEBONNET OVERLOAD as we meander our way back towards East Texas.  Today’s primary focus will be the BLUEBONNET FIELDS surrounding ENNIS (TX).  After lunch at BUBBA’S BBQ, we will enjoy the beautiful scenery known as the ENNIS BLUEBONNET TRAILS.  These trails are NOT a destination you plug into GPS and go to. They ARE a route you drive to see bluebonnets in the countryside surrounding Ennis.  For the uninitiated, Ennis Bluebonnet Trails wind visitors through 40 miles of picturesque wildflowers.  Ennis was named the Official Bluebonnet Trail of Texas and the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas by the 1997 State Legislature, and Ennis’ trails are the oldest known trails in the state.  As today adventure winds down, we will depart Ennis in time to arrive back in RICHARDSON (TX) in time to freshen up before a relaxing dinner.  (B, L, & D)

DAY 4 – April 5, 2024:  Richardson to Tyler (TX)
WOW … have we seen some beautiful FIELDS OF BLUEBONNETS and WILDFLOWERS or what!!  But there is still more!  Today, we begin with the GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY.  As the 13th presidential library, the George W. Bush Presidential Library promotes an understanding of the American presidency, examines the specific time in history during which President Bush served, and provides access to official records and artifacts from the George W. Bush Administration.  The 9/11 terrorist attacks killed 2,977 people and changed the world as we knew it.  President George W. Bush led the national response in the uncertain days after the attacks, comforted a grieving nation, and demonstrated to the world the strength of American resolve.  After lunch, we make one last tour stop at the DALLAS ARBORETUM.  Named by Southern Living as one of “The Best Places to See Stunning Spring Blooms Across the South,” the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Dallas Blooms, the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest.  As our tour comes to an end, we will depart Dallas with plans to be back in TYLER (TX) about 6:00pm(B & L)


This optional Pre-Trip Cancelation Insurance is $110 per person and is not included in Tour Pricing.

What is the CANCELATION POLICY on “Motor-Coach Tours” offered by American Tours?

  • Travel Insurance:  American Tours STRONGLY RECOMMENDS the purchase of Travel Insurance. You may purchase Travel Insurance through another agency or purchase the Travel Insurance offered by American Tours.
  • Pre-Trip Cancelation Insurance offered by American Tours:  Pre-Trip Cancelation Insurance offered by American Tours provides peace of mind. We make it easy for you to book now and know you are covered – just in case.  Despite your best laid plans, life sometimes gets in the way.  Trips (planned and paid for weeks or even months in advance) are sometimes impacted by unforeseen and sometimes unavoidable obstacles such as illnesses, vehicle accidents, injuries, family situations … the list is endless.  With our Pre-Trip Cancelation Insurance in place, all that is needed is a phone call or email to our office prior to the day of your tour’s departure making us aware of your need to cancel. THAT IS IT!! No paperwork. No doctor’s note. No police report. No explanation. All that is required is a simple phone call or email. You are then able to give your full attention to whatever set of circumstances caused the cancellation. At the conclusion of the tour, a full refund check is mailed to your home address.  For Pre-Trip Cancelation Insurance to be in place, it must be purchased at time of sign up.  Our Pre-Trip Cancelation Insurance covers you if you have the need to cancel between the FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE and the DEPARTURE DATE of the trip.  These dates are different for each respective tour but can be found on each tours REGISTRATION FORM.
    • Customer cancels PRIOR to “Final Payment Due Date”:  In this case, the purchase of our Pre-Trip Cancelation Insurance does not come into the equation.  The same policy will apply in this case whether the customer has purchased our Pre-Trip Cancelation Insurance or not.  The customer gets a FULL REFUND of all funds paid (including any funds paid for Pre-Trip Cancelation Insurance).
    • Customer cancels AFTER the “Final Payment Due Date”:  In this case, the purchase of our Pre-Trip Cancelation Insurance IS IMPORTANT in this equations.  On the FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE of the tour in question, the passenger’s funds are COMMITTED to the tour.  If the passenger HAS PURCHASED our Pre-Trip Cancelation Insurance, no matter the reason for the cancelation, a REFUND CHECK will be mailed out at the conclusion of the tour minus the cost of the purchased Pre-Trip Cancelation Insurance.  If the passenger HAS NOT PURCHASED our Pre-Trip Cancelation Insurance, no matter the reason for the cancelation, there is NO REFUND of any funds paid.


*** Trip status converts from “PENDING” to “MADE” after the 20th Registration. ***


Level 1: The tour operates at a very leisurely pace and involves some minimal physical activity such as climbing stairs, boarding a motorcoach, walking into a museum or other venue, and walking from the hotel reception area to hotel rooms and dining areas.

LEVEL 2: This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to walk some stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground, and cobblestoned streets.

Level 3: This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days. You should be in good health, able to walk a flight of stairs or more and participate in walking tours or nature walks possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets with periods of standing.  There could be some early and late activities, and temperature and altitude changes.

Level 4: This tour is active, requiring participants to be good physical shape to fully enjoy the experiences. This itinerary has more activities which may include such things as longer walking tours over uneven ground, transfers over uneven and dusty terrain, high altitudes, or early morning departures. All conditions do not apply to all days, so please read the itinerary carefully and speak to one of our Reservations Coordinators to determine if this tour is right for you. Unfortunately, this tour is not appropriate for individuals who use wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, or similar equipment.