The Legendary Pancho Villa:
The 100th Anniversary and The
180th Commemoration of the Alamo and Goliad
4 - 12 March 2016
Price per person £2,495.00 No Single supplement
Deposit per person £150.00
|Welcome to one of America's most vibrant cities, San Antonio where we will study the life changing highlight of the Texas War of Independence in 1836; and America's most famous bandit who engaged Black Jack Pershing and Patton in 1916. Along the way enjoy a remote and forgotten part of the old American west.
Fly from London via and entry port city to San Antonio, Texas where you will be met and escorted to your hotel.
Visit "Come and Get it" Museum at Gonzales where the first shot of Texas War of Independence was fired; we visit the Coleto battlefield. We will finish the day visiting the site of the Goliad massacre where Fannin was executed en route to the Alamo.
Start with the commemorative activities at the Alamo and then move along the old route west to El Paso via Del Rio. Along the way we will stop at Fort Clark, Alamo Village and the Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery.
Old West day as we visit Langtry home of Hanging Judge Roy Bean and learn the legend of Lilly Langtry. This area west of the Pecos defined the west. We will explore the pristine beauty of Big Bend National Park and end the day in Alpine at the Sul Ross State University Museum.
We will visit the remote Fort Davis historic site and private land where Camp Holland was established and will finish the day at San Elzario site of one of the worst race wars in US history. We will overnight at El Paso.
We will take in the 100th Commemorative activities at Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, New Mexico. We will also visit the ancient and historic Mesilla plaza. We will overnight in Fort Stockton.
We turn back to San Antonio by a northerly route visiting Fort Lancaster, Fort McKavett and the historic German town of Fredericksburg, Texas home of the War in the Pacific Museum and Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz. We will overnight there.
Returning to San Antonio we will visit the largest remaining mission: San Jose, in the west. We will close with the battle of Mission Conception a key prelude of the Alamo; and the Siege of Bexar which took place in December 1835. This focused attention on the sleepy village along the banks of the San Antonio River. This evening you board your flight for your return flight to London.
Arrive London Heathrow early morning.