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San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Step aboard a River Walk boat cruise for an exciting and entertaining narrative of the rich history of the San Antonio River! Cruises are about 35 minutes long and cover one and a half miles of the beautiful San Antonio River Walk. In addition to you'll love the unique hop-on hop-off tour included in this package. Starting out in Alamo Plaza you'll enjoy a double decker view of the beautiful Alamo. From there you'll head north towards the San Antonio Museum of Art the Pearl Brewery Complex and much more.You are free to get off and explore at any of the 12 stops. If you do just go back to where you were dropped off and wait for the next bus which arrives every 20 minutes."
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"San Antonio River Walk Cruise
"San Antonio River Walk Cruise Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Tower of the Americas Package""Step aboard a River Walk boat cruise for an exciting and entertaining narrative of the rich history of the San Antonio River! Cruises are about 35 minutes long and cover one and a half miles of the beautiful San Antonio River Walk. In addition to this package includes a hop-on hop-tour on a double decker bus as well as admission to the Tower of the Americas a 750-foot observation tower/restaurant located at HemisFair Park on the southeastern portion of downtown. The tower was designed by San Antonio architect O'Neil Ford and was built as the theme structure of the 1968 World's Fair HemisFair '68. The Tower was the tallest observation tower in the United States from 1968 until 1996
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"San Antonio River Walk Cruise
"San Antonio River Walk Cruise Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Tower of the Americas Package""Step aboard a River Walk boat cruise for an exciting and entertaining narrative of the rich history of the San Antonio River! Cruises are about 35 minutes long and cover one and a half miles of the beautiful San Antonio River Walk. In addition to this package includes a hop-on hop-tour on a double decker bus as well as admission to the Tower of the Americas a 750-foot observation tower/restaurant located at HemisFair Park on the southeastern portion of downtown. The tower was designed by San Antonio architect O'Neil Ford and was built as the theme structure of the 1968 World's Fair HemisFair '68. The Tower was the tallest observation tower in the United States from 1968 until 1996
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Guenther House Tips (1)

The Guenther House

As we admired the mansions on King William Street, we came across the Guenther House. Carl Hilmar Guenther built his home in 1859, which sits quietly off the main street beneath a shady bower.

As we entered the home, we discovered that the Guenther house has a charming little restaurant, designed in the Art Nouveau style. It features stained glass ivy window panels and decorative plaster moulds in the shape of corn and wheat--a miller's symbols. Very appropriate, because Mr. Guenther's flour mill is located next door to his home and is still being used.

A Victorian parlor (picture #2)was set for a Christmas tea. The crystal chandelier, gold leaf embellishments on the mirrors and period furniture complete with the original family piano gave us a glimpse of the Guenther's lifestyle. They were genteel folks!

A gift shop offers assorted utensils for the kitchen, plus items for children (such as a tea set, books and small size aprons) was crowded with people. The Roof Garden, once a former ballroom, is used for weddings, business meetings and parties. An outdoor dining area covered by an arched canopy is also used for private get togethers.

We were very disappointed we could not be seated for lunch--the wait was almost an hour and we had other places we wanted to see. On our next visit we'll have to make a point of dining here.

Hours are 8 am-4pm Mon.-Sat.; 8am-3pm Sun. Restaurant hours are 7am-3pm breakfast; 11 am-3pm lunch and 10am-3pm Sunday lunch. Parking is accessed from South Alamo Street.

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Getting to Guenther House

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205 East Guenther St., San Antonio,Tx

Hours

  • Sunday 07:00 to 15:00
  • Monday 07:00 to 15:00
  • Tuesday 07:00 to 15:00
  • Wednesday 07:00 to 15:00
  • Thursday 07:00 to 15:00
  • Friday 07:00 to 15:00
  • Saturday 07:00 to 15:00

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