1981
San Antonio
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 (4.9)
Program No. 1981RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
899
Getting There
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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
Varies by date
Varies by date. Moderate – Walking up to one mile, frequent transportation by motor coach. Active – Walking up to two miles daily, standing 1-2 hours, stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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 American artists, as well as a new museum full of western art.
  • 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 dinner, and then sit down to a full Mexican feast.
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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.
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Tim Draves
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Donna Ingham
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