Today, we drive to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where we will check into the Hampton Inn Downtown.
Dinner included at Tavolo – “Award-winning Chef Justin Thompson brings a taste of Italy to Tulsa’s Deco District with Tavolo. Focused on handmade pastas and seasonal chef inspired dishes, Tavolo brings the authenticity of an urban Italian eatery you’d find in a big city.”
We will then return to the hotel and relax for the evening. (D)
Enjoy an included breakfast at the hotel before boarding the coach to begin a tour of Tulsa. Be ready to be impressed with one of the finest collections of American Western Art, including paintings by Remington, Russell and Bierstadt, at the Gilcrease Museum.
It’s on to Philbrook Museum for lunch and visiting the galleries and formal gardens. This was the former home of one of the founders of Phillips Petroleum. Beautiful inside and out.
Lunch is included at La Villa restaurant – “At La Villa restaurant you’ll find the food and atmosphere are one of a kind. An herb and vegetable garden is located in the Secret Garden off of the Great Hall Terrace. The herbs are used regularly by the La Villa chef in the preparation of our fine entrees and desserts.”
We’ll then return to the hotel for some down time to rest. Dinner is included at Jamil’s Steakhouse. “Jamil’s, Tulsa’s oldest steak house, has been in busi-ness over 65 years. Tyrone Elias, son of Jamil’s found-er, has continued the family tradition of lots of Leba-nese-style food for a modest price. Over the years, the restaurant has attracted such stars as Jayne Mansfield, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Danny Thomas, Roger Staubach, Leon Russell, Muhammad Ali and Mickey Mantle.” ( B, L, D)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before we depart for the Frank Phillips house at Bartlesville. Frank and his brothers were the founders of Phillips Petroleum. We will also see the only “skyscraper” building ever designed by the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, called Price Tower.
We will then visit Wool-A-Roc, including a great lunch in Frank Phillips lodge home, overlooking a small lake on the ranch. We’ll then visit Wool-A-Roc Museum, which is dedicated to native American and cowboy (western) art and collector pieces.
Next we’ll arrive at Pioneer Woman’s store and café, The Mercantile, in Pawhuska, OK. Ree, The Pioneer Woman, is a writer, photographer, ranch wife and mother of four, plus host on Food Network’s hit show The Pioneer Woman. Dinner is included. (B, L, D)
Enjoy an included breakfast at the hotel this morning. Board the coach, meet your Indian princess tour guide for this day of Native American history and culture, as we head for the Cherokee Nation Heritage Center.
Arrive in Tahlequah at The Cherokee Heritage Center, the premier cultural center for Cherokee tribal history, culture, and the arts, located in the heart of the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.”
Enjoy an included lunch in Tahlequah before returning to Tulsa for a little rest time at the hotel.
Dinner included at Tally’s Good Food Café – Oklahoma voted Tally’s Café #1 in USA Today’s con-test for Best Chicken Fry Sandwich in Oklahoma!
We’ll then return to the hotel for the evening. (B, L, D)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing for Oklahoma City! Our first stop in Oklahoma City will be The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, America’s premier institution of western history, art, and culture, founded in 1955. The Museum, located in Oklahoma City, collects, pre-serves, and exhibits an internationally renowned col-lection of Western art and artifacts.” We will then enjoy an included lunch at Bricktown Brewery & Café.
This afternoon, we’ll visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial Site and Museum. “From the first hours after the April 19, 1995, bombing, Oklahomans began to create small makeshift memorials around the perimeter of the bombsite – mounds of flowers, stuffed animals, personal notes, cards and prayers. Almost immediately after the bombing, a chain link fence was erected to protect the site of the bombing. The Fence became Oklahoma’s – and America’s – memorial.”
We will then check into the very unique and wonderful 21c Museum Hotel –“Building upon a strong foundation and a rich industrial herit-age, 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City is a contem-porary art museum, 135-room boutique hotel with spacious guest rooms reminiscent of a loft apartment in New York’s Soho neighborhood.” We will enjoy our final dinner in Oklahoma at the famous Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, located in the Stockyards district of OKC.
Following dinner, we’ll enjoy some retail ther-apy at Langston’s Western Wear Store – “Langston’s Western Wear has been serving the western culture and lifestyle community for over 100 years. What started as a one-stop shopping destination for the ranchers and farmers of central Oklahoma has be-come one of the top independent and locally owned western stores in America.” We will then return to the hotel for the evening. (B, L, D)
Enjoy an included breakfast at the hotel before checking out. Depart OKC and head back home! Happy trails! (B)
- Five nights’ deluxe accommodations/luggage han-dling
- Tour of Tulsa
- Gilcrease Museum
- Philbrook Museum
- Frank Phillips House
- Wool-A-Roc Museum
- 14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
- Pioneer Woman’s store and cafe, The Mercantile
- The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
- Cherokee Nation Heritage Center
- One-day tour with Indian Princess
- Local Guide in Oklahoma
- Langston’s Western Wear Store
- Oklahoma City National Memorial Site and Museum
- Price Tower by Frank Lloyd Wright
- Deluxe Motorcoach transportation/driver’s
- Fully escorted by Jane’s Journeys
COST PER PERSON:
$250 deposit with reservation; Final pay-ment is due by April 1, 2018.
$20 early bird discount with deposit received before 12/31/17, to be deducted from final payment.
Travel insurance is $93.00 per person dbl, triple, quad. $115 for single occupancy.