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 (4.93)
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. On Your Feet – Walking up to one mile, frequent transportation by motor coach. Keep the Pace – 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.
  • Hear our award-winning master storyteller bring history and folklore alive through riveting tales 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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Allen Hamilton
Allen Lee Hamilton is a professor of Texas and American history at St. Philip's College in San Antonio who has taught more than 400 college classes during his 35 year career. The author of four books and over 30 articles in historical and popular journals, Allen has won three NISOD Awards from the University of Texas for Teaching Excellence, was named Professor of the Year twice, and is a Minnie Stevens Piper nominee for the Outstanding College Professor in Texas. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Texas at Arlington, and his doctoral work at the University of Oklahoma. Perhaps most importantly, Allen is a fourth generation Texan whose family has been in this great state since 1866.
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