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Southern BBQ Series - San Antonio, Texas

(Learn to smoke and deep fry a turkey just in time for Thanksgiving!)

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$2,798 USD *
For One Person, Double Occupancy
* Plus taxes. Tours sold on an availability basis.
4 days | 3 nights

The Holidays get Kicked into High Gear in this
BBQ Retreat Starring Smoked and Deep Fried Turkey!

Special Holiday Recipes
San Antonio may be known for its Tex-Mex fare but on this festive BBQ Gastronomical getaway you will learn how to smoke and deep fry a turkey just in time to impress your family and friends this Thanksgiving. But it's not all about turkey, you'll also learn to BBQ other cuts of meat at a one-of-a kind BBQ clinic. Enjoy taking a historic Tex-Mex food tour, and rest comfortably at your B&B right on the Riverwalk overlooking the Paseo del Rio. San Antonio in the Fall is one of the most desirable seasons to visit, and with your schedule packed with culinary fun, there is no better place to be this time of year! You might even consider coming in a day early to take in the Day of the Dead activities or stay a little longer and enjoy San Antonio's unique holiday festivities.

Southern BBQ Series - San Antonio, Texas

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Itinerary Accommodations Map FAQ
Please note: Tour inclusions can change depending upon seasonality and weather conditions.
3 Nights Riverwalk Accommodations
Daily Bountiful B&B Breakfast
San Antonio Customized Food Tour with Lunch
Private Turkey BBQ Clinic & Multi- Course Dinner
Hands-On Backyard Texas BBQ Clinic
A San Antonio Best - Fine Dining Texas Brasserie
While our tours are designed as soft adventure experiences, walking, climbing stairs, and in rare cases mild hiking may be required. If you have mobility issues, you should speak with one of our culinary travel specialists to determine if this tour is appropriate for your situation.
One special week in November. November 2nd - November 5th, 2023. Also available November 7th - November 10th, 2024.
Please note: Actual itineraries are subject to change due to seasonality.
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Day 1
Arrival and Check-In Welcome to San Antonio! After you have checked into this lovely bed and breakfast, take some time to wander along the Riverwalk and explore the unique shops and beautifully landscaped waterfront. You'll find San Antonio to be one of the friendliest cities in America, and a must visit for adventurous foodies.
History of San Antonio Welcome Dinner Capture the evolution of San Antonio's food haven through your first dining experience. Many know San Antonio for all its gastronomical glory, but few know how those tasty bites were born. The History of the San Antonio cuisine started to make its mark in the 1840's when an influx of French immigrants took up their claim. Growth continued when Mexican descendants migrated into the region some 35 years later. The term Tex-Mex earned its way into the American vernacular to describe the Texas-Mexican railroad and Mexican descendants born in Texas. The mix of culture and cuisine morphed into an amalgamation of dishes San Antonio is known for today. Tex-Mex was born. While Tex-Mex is often viewed as a casual dining experience, this evening's host restaurant puts a fun spin on their dishes, weaving in a fine dining concept to put their stamp on San Antonio cuisine. Think Texas brasserie with a French twist.
Day 2
Scrumptious (B&B) Breakfast Each Morning Keeping true to its Bed & Breakfast name, the Inn serves a full, made to order breakfast with juice, coffee and tea each morning. The menu contains breakfast recipes that have been passed down through the family and have quickly become guest favorites. The Inn caters to each guest's dietary restrictions to ensure an enjoyable dining experience each and every time.
Private San Antonio Food Tour with Lunch You know you are in good hands when your Food Tour guide is a cookbook Author and owner of the best food tours in San Antonio. Chef Julia combines the City's rich Colonial history with contemporary expressions of food heritage and culture. On this tour you will discover favorite "dives" for an array of Tex-Mex foods and interact with the chef who will share stories about a family's multigenerational approach to turning dried corn into silky masa. Lunch will include a San Antonio staple, puffy tacos, guacamole cups, the traditional Mexican Fruteria and much more!
Private BBQ Clinic with Food Network Winner | Barbequing Turkey to Perfection | BBQ Dinner With Thanksgiving around the corner, here is a once in a life-time opportunity to learn how to BBQ a turkey to perfection with third generation BBQ Pitmaster and author, Adrian Davila, who recently won first place on the Food Network's BBQ Blitz. Adrian will guide you through picking out the perfect turkey, what wood to use for smoking, temperature control, cutting techniques, safety tips of smoking and frying a turkey to perfection. To round out the BBQ festivities, you will be treated to his classic BBQ meal paired with Adrian's award-winning sides. Take home the Davila family secrets of BBQ Turkey to Perfection and a signed copy of Adrian's popular BBQ Cookbook, Cowboy Barbecue: Fire & Smoke from the Original Texas Vaqueros. What a treat to discover the secrets of great southern barbeque under the tutelage of a born and bred Texan, and renowned Pitmaster!
Day 3
Scrumptious (B&B) Breakfast Each Morning Keeping true to its Bed & Breakfast name, the Inn serves a full, made to order breakfast with juice, coffee and tea each morning. The menu contains breakfast recipes that have been passed down through the family and have quickly become guest favorites. The Inn caters to each guest's dietary restrictions to ensure an enjoyable dining experience each and every time.
Pitmaster Demonstration Clinic with Tastings Barbeque is an artform that Texas prides itself on perfecting. In this clinic the team of pitmasters carefully demonstrate how to properly and safely smoke meats. In this highly sought after clinic, your instructors will show you the proper use of tools and equipment for smoking, as well as how to select the best cuts of meat. Smoking meats to perfection takes time, skill and the right tools. You'll leave this BBQ clinic ready to become the best backyard Pitmaster on your block! Enjoy some scrumptious barbeque tastings at the conclusion of your class.
Free time to Explore San Antonio Now that you have experienced an immersion into Southern Barbeque and Pitmaster Secrets, you may be ready to discover the "larger-than-life" attractions with a stroll along the famous Riverwalk, visit the Alamo or simply kick back on your porch and soak in all the action as people stroll by. This evening is on your own to explore the many tasty options this southern colonial city has to offer. Your B&B host will be eager to provide you with ample suggestions.
Day 4
Scrumptious (B&B) Breakfast Each Morning Keeping true to its Bed & Breakfast name, the Inn serves a full, made to order breakfast with juice, coffee and tea each morning. The menu contains breakfast recipes that have been passed down through the family and have quickly become guest favorites. The Inn caters to each guest's dietary restrictions to ensure an enjoyable dining experience each and every time.
Check-Out and Departure Time flies when you're having so much fun, but alas…it is time to check out and depart this delicious, "Edible Destination." Should you desire an extended stay, please let your culinary travel specialist know prior to check-in. May your future travels come from sweet dreams and create tasty (BBQ) memories!
Riverwalk Bed & Breakfast Inn
Nestled under a canopy of trees and located in the heart of San Antonio, you will find a rare jewel on the banks of the river's edge, that is the Inn on the Riverwalk. This lovely early 1900's reconstructed home is situated at the end of a quiet cull-de sac, and features 13 luxury suites. Enjoy a short stroll along the Riverwalk for shopping, restaurants, and entertainment right from the comfort of you B&B. You are just steps away from the river to access the Historic King William area and the Alamo from the Riverwalk Inn entrance!
San Antonio Riverwalk
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What does Double Occupancy mean?
Two persons traveling together, and staying in the same room. Tour prices are normally quoted as “per person, double occupancy” in case two people are traveling together and staying in the same room, but paying separately. The cost of the lodging is also shared by two people, thereby reducing costs. This could be a married couple, two friends or relatives.
What is a Single Supplement?
Whenever a person travels alone, the cost of their lodging cannot be shared by another person. When tour products are priced, they are normally stated as “per person, double occupancy.” Whenever a guest occupies a room as a solo, the whole cost of the lodging must be incurred by that one individual. Tour companies accommodate this by charging a Single Supplement. Epitourean does its best to keep the single supplement as low as possible, but it is a real cost that tour companies must absorb, and must pass along to the single traveler.
If I am a Solo Traveler, will I be paired with another person?
Epitourean never pairs a solo traveler with another person without a special request. If you book Single Occupancy, you will have a room entirely to yourself. However, should you wish to be paired with another solo traveler to save on the single supplement, you may make this request. We cannot guarantee that we can accommodate such requests, since it would take another solo traveling on the same tour for the same dates. But if requested, we will certainly try.
Are flights included in the tour price?
No. Flights are never included in the price of our land-only tours. Epitourean does not provide air, rail or sea travel, unless expressly noted in the itinerary.
May I give a culinary tour as a gift?
Yes. Epitourean has a special program designed specifically for this purpose. Our Gift Packages come with features such as special messages to the recipient, gift box option, gift link (without pricing), and floating dates (should you not know when the gift recipient wants to travel). Contact a Culinary Travel Specialist at 800-390-3292 or to receive additional information about this unique offering.
May we request separate beds if sharing a room?
Yes. In most cases, Epitourean can accommodate a request for two beds to be placed in one room. Just make sure to make this request in the comments section of the reservation process.
Does each guestroom have a private bathroom?
Yes. Epitourean partners with the best lodging options in each destination, and private (en suite) bathrooms are a requirement. However, you should inquire as to the configuration of bathrooms should you have a special need. For example, some tours include accommodations in medieval villages, where either a shower or bath(but maybe not both) are present.
Can your tours accommodate my dietary restrictions?
In almost all cases, Epitourean can accommodate dietary choices and restrictions. But we do request that you ask a Culinary Travel Specialist prior to making your reservation so that we can assess your individual situation.
If I am unable to use a portion of the tour, can I get a partial refund?
Unfortunately, due to vendor and supplier contracts, we are unable to provide partial refunds for unused portions of any tour or tour component.
Are Transfers included in the Itinerary?
Round-trip transfers from the airport or train station are normally included in our international tours. Transfers to the destination (for both international and domestic tours) are not included in the tour price. Please see the Sample Itinerary. If it mentions that transfers are included, then yes, transfers are included at no additional cost.
What meals and excursions are included in the tour?
The Sample Itinerary should be your reference. If the meal or excursion is described in the Sample Itinerary, then it is included at no additional charge. For those days where it expressly notes Free time, then any optional activities you elect to participate in might have an additional cost. In addition, if the itinerary states "evening on your own," it would imply that you have the opportunity to visit a restaurant of your own choosing, and at your own expense. If you have any question about inclusions, please submit an inquiry by clicking on the blue "Ask Us a Question" button under the price section.
Is it possible to book pre or post tours or stays through Edible Destinations?
Yes, we often do have optional 2 and 3 night excursions that are priced separately from the tour. We can also assist with pre and post night stays in a hotel if you choose to come in early before the tour starts, or stay on after a tour ends. The price of those hotel stays are not included in the price of the tour, but we would be happy to provide a quote. Simply ask your Culinary Travel Specialist, or submit an inquiry by clicking on the blue "Ask Us a Question" button.
Are Guide or Host Gratuities included in the price of the tour?
Since tipping guidelines and customs vary widely between countries, we do not include gratuities in the price of the tour. Your Culinary Travel Specialist can provide you with recommendations. But the general rule is to tip modestly when you are pleased with a guide’s services, either at the end of the tour, or at the conclusion of a specialty day excursion where you will only be with that guide (or chef) on that day.
Should we plan on any personal expenses during the tour?
All lodging, meals, transfers, classes and excursions mentioned in the Sample Itinerary and Vacation Highlights are included in the price of the tour. However, we highly recommend taking local currency for purchasing personal items, souvenirs, tipping, etc. You can either get the local currency at an airport exchange service, ATM or from your local bank prior to travel. However, you should note that many hosted destinations do not accept credit cards for personal purchases.
Do you recommend Travel Protection?
We recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. For more information on the available plans or to enroll, click on the link below or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference location number 06-0248. The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries and may be changed without notice. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Travelex CA Agency License #0D10209. All products listed are underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (formerly known as Stonewall Insurance Company), 1314 Douglas Street, Suite 1400, Omaha, NE 68102. 11.17 E7N
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