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San Antonio: Heart of the City, Heart of the Hill Country

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Program #14419RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Pam from Round Rock, TX Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/27/14 - 05/02/14
My husband and I recently completed the Heart of Texas and Heart of the Hill Country program in San Antonio TX. The program was very interesting and filled with just the right combination of tours, lectures good food and free time exploration. The day spent at the LBJ ranch and in Fredericksburg mid week was a perfect break in the weeks activities. Our tour guide, Christina, made the experience more memorable by sharing her insider knowledge about various locations and her little "surprise" side trip added to the real Texas experience. We learned about the importance of the Spanish, German, Mexican and Anglo influence on what makes Texas such a unique and interesting state. The folks who attended from all over the US and a Canadian guest were so warm and friendly. It was a pleasure getting to know them. I would highly recommend this program. You won't be disappointed!

Ellen from Hilton Head Island, SC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/06/14 - 04/11/14
If you think you know Texas, you don't, but you will after participating this program. You will learn about major events that shaped the state, about the people who settled there, and about some of its favorite sons. San Antonio is a wonderful city, not to be missed.

William from Los Lunas, NM Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 03/23/14 - 03/28/14
There's a lot packed into this 5-night adventure: Texas history and culture, art, lectures, field trips, shopping, Riverwalk barge cruise, varied dining venues - even a siesta if you need it! And did I mention, "Remember the Alamo?" For a great overview of everything from this area's multicultural history and the Spanish missions, to cowboys and cattle drives, to the Germans who settled in the Hill Country and a peek at LBJ's Texas Whitehouse, this experience has something for everyone.

Pauline from Niagara, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/14/14
This was an excellent program. The leaders were wonderful, and we saw a great deal of the area. The participants were friendly as well. I would not hesitate to sign up for this activity even if I were alone as several people were. I would say the average age was about 70 for most of us.

Carla from San Jose, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 11/03/13 - 11/08/13
Loved the program! Enjoyed learning about the history of the area and the people who settled there. This was my first trip to Texas, and I found the people there very friendly and outgoing. Our group leaders were knowledgeable and lots of fun.

Joan from Neenah, WI Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 11/03/13 - 11/08/13
Joan from Neenah, WI Date attended: 11|3-11|8 Great program truly enhanced by Hector and Della who complimented each other and made the program informative and fun.

Nancy from Fort Collins, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/03/13 - 11/08/13
This was my first time in San Antonio and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The Alamo building was much smaller than I had imagined but, the history of it was so much bigger that I ever thought! Hector and Della are the perfect compliments to each other and seemed to really enjoy showing us their city.

Ramona from Fort Collins, CO Number of programs attended: 21
Date attended: 11/03/13 - 11/08/13
Ramona from Ft. Collins Heart of the City, Heart of the Hill Country was a very educational program with good directors. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn history. Loved our hotel The Crocket and the location. I always wanted to the river ride and it was better than I could think of.

Sherry from Fort Collins, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/03/13 - 11/08/13
Just returned from the "Heart of the City, Heart of the Hill Country" trip; it was so interesting and varied and our guide, Hector, was the greatest ever. Every lecture was so educational and entertaining. I highly recommend this trip.

Carol from Visalia, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
What a great way to see and learn about San Antonio! Would do this trip again!

Rachelle from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
I really liked San Antonio. Our guides, Hector and Delia, were wonderful. Delia especially went out of her way to help me and my traveling companion. We missed the LBJ ranch due to the govt. shutdown, but we got to see so many neat things. My only complaint was the food that the JCC provided for us: It was awful! The other meals were fine and nice restaurants were chosen for us. I realize now that Road Scholar is not known for its culinary focus. I'm in the process of selecting my next RS adventure. And of course, I'll always "Remember the Alamo!"

Road Scholar's response:
Rachelle, thank you so much for traveling to San Antonio and reviewing the program! Your feedback is very important to us. While the government shutdown did prevent the group visit to the federal area of the LBJ Ranch, we are glad you enjoyed the state-managed area of the ranch. The meals are carefully selected to represent the many culinary variations that make up the San Antonio dining scene. We do not however cater from the JCC kitchen as it is located more than 20 minutes outside of downtown SA. Perhaps you are referring to the meals on Sunday evening and Thursday evening, both catered to the hotel from catering services who work directly with local restaurants. We are sorry you felt the meals were subpar but hope that the hotel setting provided a private, intimate setting that appropriately allowed for effective ‘welcome’ and ‘bon voyage’ evenings. We are certainly happy for you that you will remember the excellent guides, the other restaurants visited on site and of course, the Alamo.
Marsie from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 04/28/13 - 05/03/13
I learned so much about San Antonio and the Hill Country. Was fascinated by the LBJ Ranch and the history of the ranch. Our group leader Christina was excellent. The history of the area was a learning experience for me. The visit to Fredericksburg and the National Museum of the Pacific War were great.

Erwin from Worcester, MA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 03/10/13 - 03/15/13
Well organized.Covered a variety of venues- Riverwalk, Museums, Historic district. A highlight was a day in the Texas Hill Country, starting at the LBJ Ranch.

Marilyn from San Mateo, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 03/10/13 - 03/15/13
Very interesting lesson in history of the area

Ruth Ellen from Surprise, AZ Number of programs attended: 27
Date attended: 10/14/12 - 10/19/12
I enjoyed this trip very much. Our leader added many little additions to program to add to our fun


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