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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 – 12 nights)

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 (Age 25+):  $248- $313 per person
Final payment due upon booking

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


Springtime at the Gardens

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Departing Abilene
$159 per person 

Final payment due upon booking

Highlights Include:

  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden, established in 1934, is the oldest major botanic garden in Texas.  Enjoy the 23 specialty gardens including the Japanese Gardens, which feature 7.5 acres of tranquility including pagodas, waterfalls, statues, meditation gardens, Azaleas, Cherry, Peach trees, and more.
  • Chandor Gardens captures both the ornate design of ancient Chinese architecture and the elegance of the formal English garden.  Enjoy the meandering path of beauty and wonderment of this 3.5-acre garden.  From the 30-foot man-made waterfall to the various soothing fountains, the gardens have something new and exciting to offer at every turn.
  • Lunch included

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Photo Courtesy of Chandor Gardens/CanStock/Bilbrey Tours, Inc.

Shades of Ireland
featuring Northern Ireland

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

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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Tour is operated by Collette Vacations

Photo Courtesy of Collette Tours

NOTE: Passport and Vaccinations Required

  • 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

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




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 (Age 25+):  $137- $187 per person
$50 due upon booking  – Final due March 3, 2023

Photo Courtesy of Bilbrey Tours, Inc.
  • 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