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!
Program No. 1981RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
899
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Joan
(5)

Grew up knowing about the Alamo and always wanted to see it; also knew how highly respected/desirable San Antonio is a destination (thanks to the charms of River Walk). Saw these sites and much, much more. Came away thoroughly pleased and far more informed and educated then I could ever imagine. Will definitely pursue other Signature City adventures!

Debra
(5)

The San Antonio trip was interesting, and I learned a lot about the history of Texas. The city tour of the King William District architecture was nice. I enjoyed the free time to walk the Riverwalk to the Pearl district. I enjoyed the talk on Folk Medicine and especially the demo by Diana Barrios on puffy tacos, guacamole, and pecan pie. The temperature was in the 70's and 80's and wonderful. It was hard to go back to 20's and 30's in Wisconsin.

Anna
(5)

The tour was very well organized, including the lectures' schedule, accommodations and meals. The quality of the instructors was superb. The leader of our group Jane Martin was not only knowledgeable of the subjects, but also was very warm and personable . It was a great tour.

Julie
(5)

I loved this very active program about the vibrant city of San Antonio and all the colorful history leading up to the State of Texas as we know it today. Chita Harris is a wonderful group leader and all her instructors were very knowledgeable and interesting.

Beverly
(5)

This is a marvelous program if you enjoy learning about history. The activities are casual and there is no need for fancy clothes. There is quite a bit of walking involved, though our leader worked hard to accommodate various abilities within the group. I especially appreciated her efforts to help everyone feel at home in the group.

Harriet
(5)

we had never been to Texas and decided time to explore. Had a great hostess, good company and a wonderful exposure to the history and places beyond the river walk. Always a wonderful experience!!

Patricia
(5)

This program's knowledgeable presenters, guides, and program leader enlightened me about San Antonio's history and its cultural traditions. This program allowed me to experience the people, food, music, art, and architecture of the city.I came away with so much more knowledge and first hand experiences than I would have if I visited on my own. Great accommodations and food in a wonderful city!

Bruce
(5)

The Signature City Tour of San Antonio was a delight. It is a great city to visit with lots of history. The Road Scholar staff & presentations were great.

Algirda
(5)

I and my sweetheart just had the most wonderful experience with our first Road Scholar trip. We chose San Antonio and wow was our expectations exceeded. We now know the best way to visit an area, city or country and have it count the most for the buck and for the learning is Road Scholar.

Greg
(5)

The San Antonio Signature City experience will exceed your expectations!

Chris
(5)

As a result of my recent Road Scholar-San Antonio experience, the challenges of learning something new, navigating a new city, and getting along with others in a group setting have increased my self-esteem.

Beverly
(5)

Beautiful time of year to visit San Antonio. We had a wonderful group leader and a great group of people attending. This was a good way to learn the history of San Antonio and being the 300th Anniversary made it special. The menus were varied so you didn't feel like you were eating only Tex/Mex cuisine. The guest speakers were outstanding and we really enjoyed their sense of humor.

Joe
(5)

This was my third Road Scholar trip. I plan on taking MANY more. I even tried using the outline to book my own private trip but couldn’t beat the price or value. By the time you add in the private lectures, transportation, celebrity made meals, and add in someone to push you through the schedule, it CAN’T be beat. We will probably do 2 more trips this year.

Donna
(5)

This was my first Signature City trip and I really loved it! The morning speakers were knowlegeable and entertaining, the guides were great, the food was great, the hotel was very comfortable and the daily itinerary was just right! Everything ran like clockwork! I was very impressed with San Antonio. It is a big city that is very safe and easy to manage. It has many appealing ammenities for all tastes. Everyone was extremely friendly. The Riverwalk was really beautiful. As always, my fellow participants were open, friendly and great conversationalists. Am very happy I made the trip!

Carlos
(5)

San Antonio Road Scholar Signature City Tour was my first Road Scholar excursion of this type. It has raised my interest in visiting other cities including those I have visited previously using the City Signature tours.

Douglas
(5)

This Signature City program gave us a fascinating overview of the rich history not only of San Antonio but also of the state of Texas: Spanish, French, Mexican, the Republic of Texas, the 28th State of the United States of America, and the sixth state in the Confederate States of America. And of course, the visits to the historic Alamo, some of the UNESCO recognized missions, and the Menger Hotel added to historical perspective. We also enjoyed several excellent Tex Mex meals as part of the program. Our stay at the Drury Plaza Hotel on the Riverwalk was outstanding!

Nancy
(5)

Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk, the host hotel for this program, is in a central location. The first presentation by Allen Hamilton prepared me for the rest of the week. I was disappointed by much of the food, but I enjoyed walking off the calories on the river walk--try to go beyond the crowded downtown loop (up north on the Museum Reach and south on the Mission Reach) for a pleasant start or end to your days. The lectures and field trips (well selected and refined) exposed me to the highlights of the city. I was disarmed by the friendliness of the residents!

Paul
(5)

This is an excellent, well led and presented program in a beautiful, interesting, and historic city. Very well organized and presented, very nice accommodations, wonderful field trips. Go! You'll love it!

Janet
(5)

Because this was my first trip with Roadscholars, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I have to say that my week in San Antonio was even better than I had expected. I felt it was well organized and that the leaders were sincerely interested in doing the best they could to make everything go smoothly and make sure the participants were getting the most out of their time in San Antonio. The speakers brought in to share their love and background in Texas were excellent and I felt there was a good balance and variety of activities. The hotel we stayed in was very comfortable and the location on the RiverWalk was perfect. I felt the people in our group were also easy to be around and made a real effort to be friendly, yet weren’t overly intrusive either. I couldn’t have been happier with my memorable week in San Antonio, and we even had amazing weather. San Antonio with the Roadscholars proved to be a wonderful week .... and a great escape from snowy, cold Upstate NY in March!!

Carol
(5)

This was my first Road Scholar trip, and it won't be my last! The presentations, tours, and the people were all terrific. The weather in San Antonio was mild. The whole trip was very enjoyable.

Jim
(5)

The program was very well done. It was interesting and very educational. I learned a lot about Texas that I never knew before.

Charles
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Lane
(5)

Wonderful trip. If your interested in San Antonio, try Road Scholar. Great experience.. and

Evan
(5)

Our group was too big. RS sacrificed quality for quantity.

Janice
(5)

This was our first Road Scholar trip and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The hotel accommodations were excellent. We saw parts of the city we wouldn’t have been aware of had we gone on our own. We met a lot of really nice people on the tour. We had a positive experience and will likely do more tours with Road Scholar.

Susan
(5)

The San Antonio signature trip rocks! The quality of the speakers = remarkable, Their knowledge, love of Texas, delightful wit and humor made each lecture super fun. Same to be said for the awesome leader Betsy Kiker- professional, low key, with a unique and charming style that was warm and humorous, Betsy is a superb advocate for San Antonio and Road Scholar. Her infectious love for her "hometown" was the secret ingredient that made the group a cohesive, happy bunch! Millie was also quite wonderful. This tripTotally Exceeded my expectations.

Sara
(5)

This trip is great - great city, great hotel location, great leaders/instructors, great history of Texas.

Ed
(5)

This program helps you understand a very important aspect of our nations growth and development, as well as the people who took part in that event.

Mary Lou
(5)

This was a interesting program , had knowledgable staff ..... I traveled alone and found several others to sit, visit and explore with so was pleased about that.

Annette
(5)

This was an exciting program. I loved visiting a part of Texas I was unfamiliar with. San Antonio is a wonderful, diverse, open city, and very beautiful. The River Walk is exceptionally lovely. People I met were open and friendly. I recommend the trip wholeheartedly.

Martha
(5)

The program was right for me. I would highly recommend it to others.

Faye
(5)

I strongly recommend the Road Scholar Program for adults who love to travel, learn more, and meet new people, but have no travel partner. FH

Terry
(5)

I have wanted to take a trip to San Antonio for years, finally did it! I loved the entire trip. We had some wonderful presentations, my favorites were Allen Hamilton, his presentation on the history of Texas was witty and informative. I would take his class on history if I lived there. The other presenter I enjoyed immensely was Donna Ingham, Tale teller and author. Our group leader Della Savage was fun and cordial and helpful. I loved our hotel, the openness of it, fast elevators, wonderful afternoon kickback receptions at 5:30. Very generous giving everyone three free drinks of their choice and lots of happy hour food even more so with salad, soups, nacho, chips, grilled chicken or beef, salsa, hot dogs, popcorn, etc... The breakfasts were plentiful, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, pancakes, oatmeal, cereals, etc...The itinerary was interesting and we were kept busy. Many trips after dinner you have nothing to do but being on the River Walk was always interesting walking around, very colorful. Our barge ride was peaceful in the morning, the pool on the 23rd floor was very nice, great Jacuzzi. One of the highlights was one evening we enjoyed a fantastic 24 minute video on the façade of the San Fernando Cathedral, with music telling the story of San Antonio. It was mesmerizing! The Briscoe Western Art Museum was beautiful and very interesting. Our Tex Mex Cooking demonstration was fun and the variety of Margarita's were so colorful. The salsa was the best I've ever tasted. Wasn't crazy about the enchilada or puffed taco. I filled up on salsa and chips and the guacamole. Learning about the Alamo was very interesting, they have a short movie, I also went to the IMAX show, a 48 minute show on "The Alamo" The Price of Freedom. Our visit to the Menger Hotel and history was very interesting. One tip is to find someone to share a cab with, cheaper in the long run and you won't have to wait long, the shuttle is slow and not reliable.

Karen
(5)

This was definitely one of the best Road Scholar trips I have been on! San Antonio is a beautiful, fun, diverse, and cultured city. The city was only enhanced by the educational components that Road Scholar provides. The hotel, with its "free" breakfast and happy hour, and close proximity to everything was also great! Go in the spring, when everything is in bloom!

Donna
(5)

This was a wonderful program - San Antonio is a beautiful and historic city. The Riverwalk is a great walking area in the city. We had a wonderful time with a cooking demonstration, met new friends, and enjoyed every part of this program - cruise on the river, interesting and humorous speakers, and a walk through the historic King William area, to name a few of the activities.

Ray
(5)

I learned a lot I didn't know about San Antonio history AND Texas history.

Roberta
(5)

This program far exceeded my expectations for a learning tour of San Antonio, a city we have visited in the past. All the presenters were excellent, both in their knowledge of their subjects and enthusiasm in presenting it to us. The location of our hotel was walking distance of most of this exciting city's attractions. This was well worth our time and money, and I recommend it to you, even if you have been to the city previously.

Dawn
(5)

The Signature City San Antonio Program introduced me to the beauty of the San Fernando Cathedral, provided me with insight into the events leading up to the Alamo and introduced me to the delights of Riverwalk! I thoroughly enjoyed the trip.

Annamarie
(5)

This was a wonderful program, well organized, with an excellent tour guide. Della is very professional and was well prepared. Presenters are top notch. If you like history and culture and wish to learn about San Antonio and all it has to offer this trip is for you! You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend it.

Nancy
(5)

What a wonderful trip! This is a not-to-miss experience!






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