Note: “Fork in the River”is the only River Walk food tour, but is often there is no availability. However, we now have other exciting food news – we are now offering “Cooking Classes”. This will not be held at an institute or similar but at one of the most unique restaurants in the entire USA, it’s not just unique but also named by USA today, “the # 1 “foodie place” in San Antonio! In addition, you’ll actually be instructed by a James Beard Award nominated chef who has been featured on several national and international TV food shows. For details, call (888) 368-6874.
 


San Antonio Walks tours will be sure to please those interested in learning the fascinating History of San Antonio and Texas. Featured in USA Today's TravelTips, our experts tell her STORY, not a dry list of facts, and there's nothing like having a guide who'll afford you a more intimate and insightful way of experiencing San Antonio. You'll also benefit from a bit of light, refreshing exercise, and the nuances only a “Walk” provides! See for yourself why many prefer "Walking Tours" to any other and tell us the "San Antonio Walks" are the best tours they've taken in San Antonio, the US, and even the World!"


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TOURS

  Description           HISTORY       1     

With most of the original Alamo long gone, its RE-CREATION by way of the HISTORY tour is always needed for a real understanding of the battle, and no one fills in the details the way our experts do! Let them tell you the STORY in a way that makes sense, and personally address all those Facts, Myths & Legends for you!


COVERAGE: Alamo - San Fernando - Main Plaza - Presidio - La Villita - River & Walk - Missions - European & Indian Influences - Texas & Mexican Independence - Cowboy/Saloon Days - Tejanos - Texas History - Spanish Colonialism - Much More.

Note:  If booking HISTORY TOUR you must read and agree to  information found at the bottom of this page.

  Description            SIGHTSEER       2       

 

While the History Tour's  narrative is  exceptional and has garnered many praiseworthy reviews, you may prefer  “lighter fare” for overview purposes.  The  “Sightseer”  will feature key Historical Elements & Sights,  yet,  mixes Modern ones  also.  Unlike the History Tour’s deeper details,  told in story form,  this  is  presented by  way of brief, yet significant highlights,  affording  more  photo  opportunities  &  questions,  etc., which all ages will enjoy!

 Description           KING WILLIAM     3   

                                         

Mark Twain declared San Antonio, “one of the four unique cities in the US”, referring to the confluence of cultures shaping it’s character. In the mid-late 1800's, none were more impactful as immigrants from Germany, notably; as business leaders. They used the wealth created by these endeavors to build lavish homes within an enclave they named in honor of King Wilhelm I, of Prussia - known today as the King William District & Texas’ 1st Historic Neighborhood. Come and explore it's history and the unique architecture these homes exhibit along with fascinating stories of its influential and interesting denizens. Along this shady stroll, you'll also enjoy  some lovely and rarely seen River Views!   For King William we meet in the District at the corner of King William St. & E. Guenther; take Blue Trolley South to Guenther House stop.  If you have a vehicle, there is parking on King William St.

             

 Description             ARCHITECTURE    4                                 

Ever since the Roman Vitruvius wrote his, "Ten Books on Architecture - De Architectura Libri Decem", the world of Architecture has been greatly influenced, and has expounded in many ways on its basic, yet, encompassing themes: Durability, Utility & Beauty. In this regard, San Antonio is a surpassing model of diversity. From the early Meso - American to the Jacal & Adobe it inspired, to Spanish Mission & Colonial styles. From Baroque & Gothic to Texas Vernacular, Victorian, Art Deco, Modernism & more. 


    WHEN
  

History   Sightseer   King William   Architecture   (tours 1-4)

  

Monday - Saturday   

9:15am   12:15pm   4pm             

Sunday 

9:15am    1pm


 RESERVING         

History   Sightseer   King William   Architecture   (tours 1-4)


TOURS  MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE by 8pm of the previous day.  Of course, the earlier the better to increase the likelihood of availability. Thereafter, you will need to AWAIT CONFIRMATION.  Be sure you have read the "Note" below in red if you are reserving the History Tour.  For your convenience you may reserve your tour by either:

                     
                   sanantoniowalks@live.com
                         Call: (888) 368-6874


     WHEN RESERVING PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:     

While we understand emergencies, if you are prone to change your mind regarding commitments, please DON'T book a tour with us!

1  WHICH TOUR: 1 History 2 Sightseer 3 King William 4 Architecture

2  DRIVE OR WALK  - Drive 

(please note below, under cost,  the difference in price and otherwise between a drive and walk)

3  YOUR NAME: Last or full name

4  NUMBER IN PARTY: 4 (example)

5  DAY & DATE RESERVING: Day & numeric date, e.g., Thursday the 11th

6  TIME OF DAY: According to above time schedule

7  PHONE NO: Preferably the CELL PHONE you'll have while visiting

Thereafter, we will call or email to confirm availability. We do not require payment in advance, etc.,  as many do for this type of tour,  we just ask that you keep  your commitment as you may not  be joining a tour - YOU MAY BE THE TOUR!  So, if you cannot make your tour do due an emergency please notify us ASAP.  For info. on the Private VIP or Teacher's Edition, please select their link at the top of this page.

If the above is not provided we may not be able to confirm your tour request. Please note: we are not able to confirm tours for 1 person unless 1 more person has also requested it. So, after your inquiry, we will inform you whether or not you're confirmed for the tour on this basis. We suggest you ALWAYS LEAVE A VOICE MESSAGE (if calling) and include ALL the above information. Tours are year round and we go rain or shine if you are willing.

   WHERE  
History   Sightseer   King William   Architecture   (tours 1-4)

Check in at the City's Visitor's Center @ 317 Alamo Plaza (this is directly across from the front entrance of the Alamo, be sure you are at this visitor's center). Let the visitor center staff know you're there for the tour and please remain inside.

King William - we meet in the District near the corner of King William St. & E. Guenther, on the Guenther St. sidewalk directly in front of the Guenther House entrance @ 205 E. Guenther St., San Antonio, TX 78204. Take the Blue Trolley South to the Guenther House stop. If you have a vehicle, there is parking on King William St. Look for guide holding a manila colored brochure.


   COST   

History   Sightseer   King William   Architecture   (tours 1-4)

$21 per person. Under 6 yrs/ Free (up to 3 w/ 1 paid adult) CASH ONLY. Pay guide at the end of the tour.

DRIVING TOURS 

$40 per person.  Please note: driving tours will by nature, in some cases, restrict the access that only walking tours can provide.  So, there will be some adjustments and need to disembark for short periods to get the most beneficial perspective visually and informationally.

   LENGTH    

History   Sightseer   King William   Architecture (Tours 1-4)

Time/Distance   History = 2hrs / under a mile. Sightseer = 1:45min. / 1mile. King William = 1:45 min. / under a mile. Architecture = 1:45min. / just over a mile.

There is some seating at various spots & most of tour is shaded or sunny - depending on the season.

Note:  The HISTORY TOUR is comparable to a History lesson on foot. It is very rewarding informationally, and content-wise, unique compared to other tours in San Antonio.  Considering the wealth of information therein, we tell this in story form and present dates and thoughts sequentially, making tie-ins throughout, which allows you optimum comprehension.  For these reasons, we entertain questions only after the guide is completely finished talking at each stop. This is for your own continuity of thought and that of others, and to finish on time. Therefore, we ask that you please not interrupt your guide with questions YOU feel are pertinent and must be answered at that exact moment, i.e., when guide is talking and probably about to answer your question in context.  Questions are welcomed, and your guide will explain the various opportunities that exist on the tour for you to ask them. We know this is obvious to most of you and based on your great reviews, are appreciating the careful design of this tour.  But, for those who insist, we suggest you take one of our other tours, e.g., the "Sightseer" where there is more flexibility regarding the above, or find another tour service.