The Spouse/Guest Program includes hospitality on Sunday, continental breakfast and tours on Monday and Tuesday, admission to exhibits and Welcome Reception, and the new Grand Finale Gala on Tuesday.

Monday: Welcome to San Antonio City Tour

The tour will start with The Alamo, “The Shrine of Texas Liberty,” and San Antonio’s first Mission. Today, it is one of the most photographed facades in the country and the No. 1 tourist attraction in the state. Next it is on to the Mexican Market known as El Mercado. Visit the shops that offer authentic Mexican arts and crafts. Lunch will be served at Mi Tierra. After lunch, our first stop will be Mission San Jose. Here we will view a film and then walk the grounds of the largest and best restored of all the missions. We will tour the quarters that once housed the Spanish soldiers. San Jose’s church is one of the most beautiful in the country with its elaborate carvings. We will drive by the Spanish Governor’s Palace, a national historic landmark. Next is the San Fernando Cathedral, the original church of the Canary Island settlers. Built in 1731, this is one of the oldest churches in continuous use in the country.

Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Tuesday: Glitz, Guenther and Glass Tour

Be a part of a narrated glass blowing demonstration of a one-of-a kind piece being made from start to finish at Garcia Art Glass studio. Then it’s on to the King William Historic District where prosperous German merchants who made their mark in San Antonio in the late 1800s built their grand homes. Lunch will be served at the Guenther House. Built in 1876, it was the original home of the Pioneer Flour Mills. It has been restored and turned into a museum and tea room. Enjoy shopping at the Pearl Brewery complex, an urban renewal project with specialty shops.

Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.