1981
Texas

Signature City San Antonio

Uncover the rich cultural heritage of San Antonio as you explore historic sites, discover unique museums and learn how to prepare then feast on an authentic Mexican meal!
Rating (5)
Program No. 1981RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
899

At a Glance

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 Travis’ last stand, barge the scenic River Walk’s urban twists and turns and put an unexpectedly revealing eye on San Antonio’s past.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Keep the Pace level - Walking up to two miles each day, standing for 1-2 hours, must be able to climb up and down stairs and board motor coach with minimal or no assistance.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Delve into the 26 ethnic groups that settled the Texas frontier, including early Spanish settlements and Germanic influences in the King William District.
  • Explore the city, visit the Alamo and other Spanish missions that make up a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Learn how to make the perfect enchilada from a local celebrity chef whose food has been served at the White House, and then sit down to a full Mexican feast.
Featured Expert
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Donna Ingham
Tale teller and author Donna Ingham takes the ancient art of storytelling and gives it a Texas twist. A Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Artist, she published four books and is currently working on two more. In addition to being a recipient of the John Henry Faulk award, she has the dubious distinction of having been named “Biggest Liar in Austin” six times without even being elected to public office. She has a Ph.D. in English and was a college professor in her former life.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Linda Murray
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Norma Cantu
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Donna Ingham
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Carolina Castillo Crimm
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KT Cockerell
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Diana Barrios
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Jane Martin
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Ken Erfurth
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Tim Draves
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