Past Trips Taken by HSU's Traveling Range Riders
September 18-26, 2021 | From approximately $3895* plus air
Join HSU’s Britt Jones ’84 in Italy this September. Click here for Trip Brochure with details!
Northern Italy’s fabled Lake District beckons with its sublime landscapes of shimmering glacial waters, soaring Alpine peaks and bijou towns. Immerse yourself in the distinct bella figura Italian style that has inspired poets, composers, artists and philosophers for centuries.
Stay for one week in the heart of the quintessentially Italian città di Como, at the lakeside, belle-époque Palace Hotel, just steps from the local market. Cruise by private boat on Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta.
During expert-guided excursions, explore authentic villages and cultural treasures. Visit Bellagio, Villa del Balbianello, Stresa, Isola Bella, San Giulio and Sacro Monte di Orta, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In Milan, visit the Duomo and Teatro alla Scala, and enjoy a specially arranged viewing of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper.
This intimate and comprehensive soggiorno, at just the right pace, includes exceptional accommodations, specially arranged meals and all excursions.
Verona and Venice Post-Program Option available.
Palace Hotel – The ideally located, classic belle‑époque Palace Hotel is a delightful establishment with an ideal setting on the lungolago (lakefront promenade) overlooking Lake Como, just steps away from Como’s beautiful marble Duomo and the medieval, pedestrian-only town center. Venetian stucco artistry, Italian marble and antique furniture provide subtle touches of 19th‑century elegance throughout the hotel.
*The Travel Program outlined here is subject to the features, final pricing and terms and conditions set forth in the published Travel Program brochure.
March 3-12, 2020 • $3,746 per person. Includes round-trip air from DFW; $300 deposit per person required. Final Payment due 11/19/19. Space is limited.
If you have ever had the desire to see Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, and many of the places you have read about all your life in God’s word, then please consider joining us for this incredible trip. It’s entirely possible that your life will never be the same!
February 21-24, 2020 • from $700 per person
Perform with the Band or simply applaud with the audience for these popular HSU ambassadors as they take part in two Mardi Gras parades plus two other exciting performances during this high-energy four-day trip.
Included in the cost is admission to the WWII Museum and Mardi Gras World, a Jazz Cruise on the Natchez, a swamp boat tour of the bayou, six meals, and three nights in an interior-corridor hotel. You also receive basic traveler’s insurance to cover medical expenses and trip delays
Two packages are available! Ride the bus with the band from Abilene OR meet up with the band in New Orleans and shadow them using your own vehicle. Rates start at $700 per person for double occupancy and $1000 for a single room.
Registration closes after December 31, 2019.
- Create your account and register at: trips.TourOpsPro.com
- When prompted, enter the Trip Registration Code: HSAFF20NOLA **Registration Code is cAsE SenSiTiVE)
- There are two packages available, one riding the bus with the band from Abilene and a second that is just the ground package in New Orleans with transportation on own.
- You have the choice of making payments online through your checking account for no fee OR you can choose to use a credit card and that incurs a 4% convenience fee. Your choice.
- The system does not automatically bill travelers for the second installment. You will get payment reminder emails, but must log in to authorize the second payment.
September 30-October 7, 2019
$3,659 per person
Price includes 8 days • 10 meals • 4 lodges/hotels • Roundtrip airfare!
Join the Hardin-Simmons Traveling Range Riders as we journey through New England, soaking up the magnificent fall landscape and experiencing hallmarks of the area on this 8-day tour that brings you from the heart of Boston to the farms, coast, and mountains of the north.
“God blows on the leaves, they turn to gold, and we call it autumn.” ― Joyce Rachelle
10-Night Luxury Cruise to Alaska from Seattle
Aboard Oceania’s Regatta
July 16-26, 2019 • from $3,340 per person, double occupancy. Includes airfare!
Special pricing offers extended.
Call For Availability! 325-670-1377 or 800-460-3908.
Join HSU President Eric and Elise Bruntmyer as you sail the stunning islands of the Inside Passage; sample fresh-caught salmon in Ketchikan; explore contemporary Alaska in the capital city of Juneau; strike gold in Skagway; stand in awe of the Hubbard Glacier; immerse yourself in native cultures in Sitka; and celebrate British heritage in Victoria.
CALL FOR AVAILABILITY! 325-670-1377
Branson with the Band
A Travel with Students opportunity
April 11-14, 2019 $600-$1200, depending on package options
Join the World Famous HSU Cowboy Band in Branson, MO, where, over four days, they will perform eight times. Many of these venues are not on the usual tourist route. You will have the option of attending all, most, or several of the band’s concerts.
Two variants of Branson with the Band are being offered to Alumni & Friends:
~ Ground-Only: Make your own way to Branson and “shadow” the band using your own vehicle.
~ Travel-with-the-Band: This immersive experience includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Abilene.
Both packages include three nights’ lodging, entrance to Cowboy Band performance venues including Silver Dollar City Theme Park, Titanic Museum, Branson Belle; admission to The Haygoods show; breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners. HSU and Green Light Group Tours provide liability and emergency medical insurance. When booking use registration code, HSU19ALUMNI
Florence • Verona • Lake Garda • Venice
May 30 – June 9, 2019 • price from $2,500, land only
Registration Deadline: November 1, 2018
Experience Italy alongside HSU students during a choral festival in Florence, Italy, and surrounding areas. HSU’s Dr. Clell Wright is directing the festival choir in a performance of the Schubert Mass in G. The trip is open to any and all who want to go. You are welcome to sing in the chorus or simply tag along. Either way, you’ll have a wonderful experience touring Florence, Verona, Lake Garda, and Venice.
If you chose to sing the Schubert, no prior rehearsals are required – familiarize yourself with the piece on your own, then participate in rehearsals after arriving in Italy. Purchase your copy of the score here: Schubert Mass in G. The HSU choir will also present a concert in Verona with a repertoire different from the Schubert. You may join the choir for this performance, provided you attend three days of rehearsals in Abilene immediately prior to departure.
Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the historic D-Day Invasions aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Boréal
Lisbon • Oporto • Santiago de Compostela • Bilbao • Mont-St-Michel • Normandy Beaches • London’s Tower Bridge
May 5- 14, 2019 • from $6,195 per person, double occupancy, land/cruise only
Discount Deadline Extended! Reserve soon to save $2,000 per couple (refundable deposit).
Explore the historical legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France and England, and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the historic D-Day landings. Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites and conclude with a memorable cruise up the storied River Thames to London’s illustrious Tower Bridge. Special guest speaker Dwight D. Eisenhower II accompanies you to the hallowed beaches of Normandy. Find detailed itinerary notes by clicking here.
Aboard Oceana Sirena
Miami to Miami, Featuring: Havana • Cienfuegos • Santiago de Cuba • Punta Cana • Nassau
January 2–13, 2019 • from $2,949 per person with free airfare*
Just the name of Cuba conjures images of sugar-white beaches, salsa music, and 1950s-era cars. Sail the warm waters of the Caribbean with HSU during this fantastic trip aboard Oceania’s Sirena. Although Cuba is not fully open to Americans, by traveling with Hardin-Simmons, you will gain privileged access. Developing deeper friendships and encouraging one another while enjoying exceptional opportunities to learn and grow are central to HSU’s Traveling Range Riders trips. Don’t miss this chance to explore the with us!
October 21–29, 2018 • from $1,699 per person
Aboard the Luxurious American Queen®
From moss-draped oak trees and fragrant idyllic gardens to stately pillared mansions and storybook downtown districts, the American South conjures up an array of enchanting images.
Celebrate the region’s intriguing history and architectural elegance on a relaxing Lower Mississippi River cruise aboard the magnificent American Queen, the largest, most opulent steamboat in the world. Sit in on daily lectures by the Riverlorian, your onboard history and culture expert, and enjoy listening to professional vocalist and Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient Deanna Julian ’00, a member of the on-board troupe.