Don't Just See, Understand San Antonio  

 "Fork in the River"  - the ONLY Riverwalk food tour has begun, and is already receiving rave reviews!  Imagine a San Antonio food tour that takes you on a shady stroll along the River Walk, and while exploring there, you sample some of its finest cuisine.  Nothing touristy here, it will feature two restaurants having James Beard Award nominated Chefs - Best Chef Southwest!  A third tasting location was named, "best River Walk dining experience" by our newspaper's food critic.  A fourth will allow you to experience a taste sensation Pres. Bill Clinton called a national treasure.

Then, we'll add to the "misto", Historic and Architectural highlights of the city - all in one most engaging tour! There is no tour in San Antonio like it!  So, don't miss out on the premier food tour of San Antonio.  CLICK:

           www.foodtourssanantonio.com


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 why so many tell us, "San Antonio Walks are they best tours they've taken in San Antonio, the US, and even the World!"                

                                     TESTIMONIALS  -  MEDIA 

                             History        1     
 

                    REMEMBER THE ALAMO                                                                          

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!  

           BUT . . . DON'T FORGET THE CITY

Additionally, the San Antonio Walks HISTORY tour gives a rare perspective of the Alamo from the vantage point of the city's early communities. Few know how each played a key role in the "Battle of the Alamo" and affected other important events in history as well. This will be shown from where these noteworthy events actually took place.  

You'll find this  unique  approach fascinating as it brings to life and deepens your understanding of the famous battle like no other tour.   Meanwhile, you won't miss out on the amazingly rich history of San Antonio which has made its mark on history in ways sure to surprise 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:  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 our Sightseer Tour or find another tour service.

                            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!

                           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.

             

                            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 & 


    WHEN
   
History, Sightseer, King William, Architecture (Tours 1-4)   


Mon.       9:15am       12:15pm              4pm


Tues.      9:15am       12:15pm

Wed.       9:15am       12:15pm

Thurs.     9:15am       12:15pm

Fri.          9:15am       12:15pm

Sat.         9:45am       12:15pm             

Sun.        9:15pm             4pm

  RESERVING      convention groups - see Private VIP (5)    

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" in red above if you are reserving the History tour.  For your convenience you may reserve your tour by either:

                                calling:  
(888) 368-6874
                         
                 e-Mail:
  sanantoniowalks@live.com (prefer)


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. 

Same Day Requests: are an option, but cannot be guaranteed as with a reservation. Please call as far in advance as possible and we will make every effort to accommodate you at the normal rate if there is a tour with room that day.

Special Time Requests: any time considered!  If  arrangeable, they are given at the following rate: 1 pers.= $50,  2 pers.  $80 total, 3 or more = $30 per person. 

                 

           WHEN RESERVING PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING     


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


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

YOUR NAME: Last or full name

NUMBER IN PARTY: 4 (example)

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

TIME OF DAY: According to above time schedule

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

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.

    WHERE    
History, Sightseer, King William, Architecture (Tours 1-4)   

Approach your guide in front of the Visitor's Center directly across from the FRONT entrance of the Alamo @ 317 Alamo Plaza. Your guide will be wearing a purple shirt with the "Fork in the River" logo on the back. 

King William we meet in the District near the corner of King William St. & E. Guenther, on the 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. 

   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.

   LENGTH    
History, Sightseer, King William, Architecture   (Tours 1-4) 

Time: 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. 

Light rain or cold weather are not a problem with us.  We're willing to go if you are.