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“A Journey Of A 1000 Miles
Begins With A Single Step”

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 July 2023.

Grandkids of Country Music
featuring Four Music Shows

June 27 –  July 3, 2023
(7 days – 6 nights)

Join us as we celebrate Country Music Royalty by none other but their grandchildren and close relatives.  They will share family stories as well as the celebrated music of these Country greats.

Departs Abilene and San Angelo

$1869 per person (2 people per room) – Ins $137
$2269 per person (1 person per room) – Ins $187

Travel Insurance – $137 – $187 per person
$25 due upon booking
Final due April 27, 2023

Photo courtesy of Bilbrey Tours, Inc.

Highlights Include:

  • Johnny Cash’s Boyhood Home (Dyess, AR)
  • Johnny Cash’s Hideaway Farm (Bon Aqua, TN)
  • Concert under the stars at Hideaway Farm
    featuring Johnny Cash’s nephew and Hank Williams Sr’s granddaughter
  • Loretta Lynn’s Ranch
  • Concert at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch
    showcasing her granddaughter and Conway Twitty’s grandson
  • Fireworks show following the concert

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  • Bluegrass Brunch
  • Southern Fried Gospel Luncheon Show
  • Historic Collinsville
  • Discovery Park of America
  • Reelfoot Lake State Park
  • The Edgemont House (N. Little Rock, AR)
  • National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis, TN)
  • 2 nights Clarksville TN
  • Meals: 6 continental breakfasts and 7 lunches or dinners

Palo Duro Canyon

July 6 – 7, 2022
(2 days – 1 night)

Departing Abilene

$499 per person (2 people per room) – Ins $50
$569 per person (1 person per room)
– Ins $75

Travel Insurance: $50 -$75 per person
$25 due upon booking – Final due May 25, 2023

Highlights Include:

  • TEXAS Musical Drama set against the backdrop of the Palo Duro Canyon
  • BBQ Dinner with all the trimmings served outdoors
  • Driving tour of the canyon
  • Panhandle Plains Museum, the “Largest History Museum in Texas” explores 500 million years across a 26,000 square mile expanse of the Panhandle Plains
  • Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight Ranch State Historic Site
  • Meals: 1 continental breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

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Photo courtesy of Amarillo CVC

Indiana Amish Country
Including Floral Quilt Gardens

July 15 – 23, 2023
(9 days – 8 nights)

Departing Abilene, Big Spring, Midland & San Angelo

$2499 per person (2 people per room) – Ins $187
$3165 per person (1 person per room)
– Ins $248

Travel Insurance: $187-$248 per person
$50 due upon booking – Final due May 15, 2023

Photo courtesy of Elkhart Co CVB / Bilbrey Tours, Inc.

Highlights Include:

  • 3 nights Essenhaus Inn (Middlebury, IN)
  • Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Kansas
  • Essenhaus Village, Bakery, and Carriage Ride
  • Amish Experience Tour with demonstrations
  • Amish Quilt Trunk Show and dinner
  • Meal in an Amish home
  • Yoder’s Department Store
  • Floral Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail
  • Hand-painted, super-size Quilt Murals
  • Meadow Brook Farm

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  • Jayco RV Factory Tour
  • RV Hall of Fame and Museum
  • University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN)
  • Paddleboat Cruise (St Louis, MO)
  • Missouri Star Quilt Company (Hamilton, MO)
  • Walt Disney Hometown Museum (Marceline, MO)
  • Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum
  • Covered Wagon City Tour (Independence, MO)
  • Meals:  8 continental breakfasts, 9 lunches or dinners

Hamilton
Buddy Holly Hall
Lubbock, TX

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Departing Abilene, and Big Spring

$319 per person (2 people per room)
$25 due upon booking – Final due May 25, 2023

Photo courtesy of American Theatre Guild / Buddy Holl Hall

Highlights Include:

  • Matinee at Buddy Holly Hall, Lubbock’s new $158 million performing arts venue
  • Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary.
  • Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R & B, and Broadway; Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.