Austin Adventure – 2 Days
Venture to the city of Austin to discover Texas state history, see the famous Bat Bridge, wander the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and more!
Experience the heart of Texas on a two-day student trip to Austin, where you’ll delve into history at the LBJ Presidential Library, explore Austin’s vibrant culture at the Fareground, witness the awe-inspiring Mexican free-tailed bat spectacle on a sunset cruise, and more!
Program Highlights & Inclusions
- Motor coach transportation throughout your tour
- Professional tour manager with your group throughout the tour
- One night hotel accommodations in the Austin area
- Visit to the LBJ Presidential Library
- Free time to explore the Fareground in Austin
- Admission to the Bullock Texas State History Museum
- Bat Watching Sunset Cruise (if available)
- Guided tour of the Texas State Capitol
- Free time on South Congress Avenue
- Admission to the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum
Your bus should arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. You’ll meet your tour manager and drive to Austin to start your adventure!
First you’ll take a self-guided tour of the LBJ Presidential Library, which is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson. The library houses an extensive collection of documents, photographs, and artifacts related to Johnson’s presidency, as well as exhibits that provide insights into his life, political career, and the transformative policies he pursued during his time in office.
You’ll have free time for lunch at the Fareground in Austin, which features cuisine from across the globe made expertly by award winning Chefs with the freshest ingredients.
You’ll visit the Bullock Texas State History Museum.
You’ll take a Bat Watching Sunset Cruise, where you’ll get an amazing view of the bats emerging from beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge at sunset! An estimated 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats live under the bridge, making it the largest urban colony in North America – you may even have seen it featured on National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, and various other news media.
You’ll have dinner.
You’ll head to your hotel and check-in.
This morning you’ll have breakfast at the hotel. Then you’ll check out, board your bus, and depart the hotel for the day.
You’ll take a guided tour of the Texas State Capitol. The Capitol has stood for more than 130 years and has become a dynamic symbol of the state. Your tour will feature the history of Texas including the eras of colonization, revolution, republic and statehood. You’ll also discover the contributions of people of various racial and ethnic groups to Texas as well as the structure and functions of state government.
After leaving the museum, you’ll have free time to explore the offbeat boutiques of the pedestrian-friendly South Congress Avenue, where you’ll have lunch.
You’ll take a self-guided tour of the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum, which exhibits the work of Charles Umlauf and other visual and performing artists. The UMLAUF provides educational and cultural experiences that encourage the understanding and appreciation of the intersection of nature, sculpture, and the arts.
You’ll board your bus and begin the return trip home.