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6 Days | 5 Nights
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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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
San Antonio today is a vibrant meeting of centuries of crossed paths — Native Americans, Colonial Spain, Germans, Old Mexico, the Canary Islands, the Wild West, the Deep South — and its big, gracious heart pays homage to them all. At the Alamo, hear of Col. William B. Travis’ last stand, barge the scenic River Walk’s urban twists and turns, and put an unexpectedly revealing eye on San Antonio’s past at the thriving arts community of La Villita.


• Delve into the 26 ethnic groups that settled the Texas frontier, including Germanic influences in the King William District, and explore a museum holding magnificent artworks by Gauguin, van Gogh, Hopper and O’Keefe.
• Hear our award-winning master storyteller bring history and folklore alive through riveting tales — some true, some tall — that have been spun from cracker barrels to front porches for centuries.
• Learn how to make the perfect enchilada from a female chef who prepared tacos for a presidential inauguration dinner, and then sit down to a full Mexican feast.

Program Notes

You may enjoy a more independent, small group program “Out and About in San Antonio: Culture, Cuisine and Community” (#22003). As a Flex program, this program includes more free time for independent exploration and more meals on your own. Click here to see more Road Scholar programs with the University of Texas at Austin.

Activity Notes

Must be able to climb up and down stairs every day to access river walk area of city and restaurants. Must be able to board public bus, trolley and charter bus with minimal assistance. Walking up to two miles and standing in museum for 1-2 hours a day.

Date Notes
Enjoy San Antonio`s Fiesta celebration and see the city at its best, brimming with color, music and passion. Take in a parade, food festival or other festivities to honor the heroes of the Alamo and other battles for Texas independence. 5/3/2015
Extend your stay in Central Texas and double your fun and learning! Enroll in San Antonio, Hill Country, Austin: Pride of the Lone Star State, program #10459, and have a week of fun exploring the Hill Country and Austin, as well as a few days in San Antonio. Program #10459 runs from April 26-May 1, and ends in the same great River Walk hotel where this program starts on May 3. Sign up for both and get your money`s worth out of the trip to Texas!10/4/2015
Double your fun in the Lone Star State by staying an extra week to see a bit more of San Antonio, followed by a day in the German Hill Country town of Fredericksburg, and three days in Austin! Register for program #10459, beginning on October 11 in the same great river walk hotel.The combined San Antonio/Austin program begins and ends in San Antonio. 11/8/2015
Extend your adventure in Texas by enrolling in "On the Road: San Antonio to Big Bend National Park" the week before this program. Travel to Big Bend National Park (program #20562) from November 1-7, and you`ll be in the same great river walk hotel where this program starts!

Coordinated by University of Texas at Austin.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
1 Performances


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