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“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences.”

Bilbrey Tours is Abilene’s leading resource for tourism opportunities, providing the time to travel, relax, and enjoy the amazing things this country has to offer. Read below to learn about the featured destinations for April 2023.

America the Beautiful
Including Washington DC

April 5 – 17, 2023
(13 days – 12nights)

This 13-day tour crosses 10 states:  Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and the District of Columbia; never to retrace any road until our final day entering Texas.

Departing Abilene, Big Spring,  Midland, and San Angelo
$3449 per person (2 people per room) – Ins $248
$4385 per person (1 person per room) – Ins $313

Travel Insurance:  $248- $313 per person
$50 due upon booking – Final due January 3, 2023

Photo Courtesy of VisitNorfolk/Bilbrey Tours, Inc.

Highlights Include:

  • Washington DC during Cherry Blossom season
  • 3 nights Washington DC
  • 3 nights Norfolk VA
  • Smithsonian Museums
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • White House (exterior viewing)
  • Museum of the Bible
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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  • Monticello
  • Mount Vernon
  • National Museum of US Army (opened 2020)
  • Norfolk Naval Air Station
  • Battleship Wisconsin
  • Douglas MacArthur’s Memorial Museum
  • Wright Brother’s Kitty Hawk
  • Bodie Lighthouse
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame
  • Meals:  7 breakfasts, 5 continental breakfasts, 10 lunches or dinners

 

Shades of Ireland
featuring Northern Ireland

April 20 – May 2, 2023 (Fly)
(13 days – 12 nights)

Departing Abilene

$5329 per person (2 people per room)
$6179 per person (1 person per room)

$600 due upon booking
Final due October 13, 2022

Travel Protection Insurance:  $399 per person
Medicare does not pay outside the United States

Tour is operated by Collette Vacations
Photo Courtesy of  Collette Vacations

NOTE: Passport and Vaccinations Required

Highlights Include:

Highlights Include:

  • Roundtrip transportation to DFW
  • Roundtrip air from DFW; call for prices from other airports
  • 2 nights in Dublin
  • 2 nights in Killarney
  • 2 nights in Derry
  • 2 nights in Belfast
  • Blarney Castle
  • Irish Evening
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Cliffs of Moher

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  • Waterford
  • Kilkenny
  • Donegal Town
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Glens of Antrim
  • Titanic Experience
  • Farm Visit
  • Jaunting Car Ride
  • Traditional Irish Ceili
  • Choice of Dublin walking tour or bus tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and more
  • Choice of Waterford Crystal factory tour or Medieval Museum guided tour
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts and 6 dinners

Heartland of America
Including the Iowa Tulip Festival

April 30-  May 7, 2023
(8 days – 7 nights)

Departing Abilene, Big Spring, Midland, and San Angelo

$1919 per person (2 people per room) – Ins $137
$2395 per person (1 person per room)
– Ins $187

Travel Insurance:  $137- $187 per person
$50 due upon booking  – Final due March 3, 2023

Photo Courtesy of Bilbrey Tours, Inc.

Highlights Include:

  • Pella Iowa Tulip Festival
  • Historical Dutch Village
  • Klokkenspel
  • Vermeer Dutch Windmill
  • Lighted Volks Parade
  • Dutch Dancers and Street Scrubbers
  • Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

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  • John Wayne Birthplace & Museum
  • Covered Bridges of Madison County
  • Mark Twain Home and Center (Hannibal, MO)
  • Winston Churchill National Museum
  • Tour of Amana Colonies
  • Arabia Steamboat Museum (Kansas City, MO)
  • Meals:  2 breakfasts, 5 continental breakfasts, 6 lunches or dinners

Will Rogers Follies
Plaza Theater  in Cleburne, TX

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Departing Abilene

$169 per person
$25 due upon booking – Final due March 9, 2023

Photo Courtesy of Bilbrey Tours, Inc.

Highlights Include:

  • Matinee at Plaza Theater in the heart of historic downtown Cleburne, TX
  • Will Rogers Follies is the rags-to-riches story of America’s beloved stage, screen, and radio star, Will Rogers.  Enjoy this heartwarming humorist who spun a rope, poked fun at headlines, and never met a man he didn’t like.
  • Tony Award-winning musical that captures the American spirit at its up-tempo best.
  • Lunch included

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