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!
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Program No. 1981RJ
Length
6 days
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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
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.
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Allen Lee Hamilton
Allen Lee Hamilton is a professor of Texas and American history at St. Philip’s College in San Antonio. The author of four books and 30+ articles in historical and popular journals, Allen has won three NISOD Awards from the University of Texas for Teaching Excellence. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Texas at Arlington, and his doctoral work at the University of Oklahoma. Allen is a fourth generation Texan whose family has been in this great state since 1866.

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

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