Enjoy the most famous sights in San Antonio on board a comfortable air conditioned tour bus. During your eight-hour tour, you can explore the historic Alamo and relax on a riverboat ride along the San Antonio Riverwalk, home of tropical foliage and fabulous shops, boutiques and restaurants.
See the Mission San Jose, Mission Concepcion and Japanese Sunken Gardens as you drive through the city with your guide who provides informative commentary about San Antonio’s history and landmarks throughout your tour.
7 to 8 hours
9:00 am daily
Explore the top attractions of San Antonio on a full-day tour that includes the Alamo, one of Texas’ most legendary historic sites. The Alamo is the most famous spot in Texas - where Davy Crockett, Colonel William Barrett Travis, Jim Bowie and 186 others died fighting for independence on March 6, 1836, after repeated attacks from Mexican General Santa Anna.
Special Schedule Notes
Sights on The Grand Tour of San Antonio
The Alamo - Take a tour of the Alamo, made famous for its part in Texas independence from Mexico. Today, the names of Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett and Colonel Travis are still well known. Here, you can take a tour of the chapel, known as the Shrine of Texas Liberty, and of the Long Barracks, which contains a small museum with paintings, weapons and other artifacts from the Texas Revolution era.
Battle for Texas - Admission included in your tour price - View over 250 artifacts shown together for the first time - Bowie, Travis, Crockett, Sequin and Santa Anna. They’re all represented in this incredible collection of many never-before-seen artifacts. This unforgettable, curated exhibition provides views with an in-depth perspective on the stirring story of the Battle of the Alamo. You’ll come away inspired by the historic battle and beaming with Texas pride.
Riverboat Cruise (stop 2) - Take a ride on a riverboat down the romantic San Antonio River. Here, you can discover a world of sidewalk cafes, lush tropical foliage and charming boutiques as you take in the sights of the River Walk and more.
Mission Concepción - Known as the oldest stone church in the United States, the Mission Concepcion was restored in 2010 and still has Sunday mass. During your tour, you will have the opportunity to see many beautiful frescos and the mission serves as a beautiful symbol of the strength of the Franciscan friars who attempted to convert the natives to Christianity.
Mission San José - Constructed in 1768 from local limestone, the Mission San Jose has hosted many functions throughout its time, playing home base to many people including the Coahuiltecan Indians, soldiers, the homeless and even bandits. Restored in the 1930s, San Jose offers visitors an elaborately carved portal, a beautiful rose window and an interior full of beautiful art.
San Fernando Cathedral - Also called the Cathedral of Our Lady of Candelaria and Guadalupe, San Fernando is a cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church located in downtown San Antonio, facing the Main Plaza. It is the mother church of the Archdiocese of San Antonio and the seat of its archbishop. Its dome serves as the city of San Antonio's cultural and geographical center.
Japanese Sunken Garden - With an open-air pagoda, sprawling Koi ponds and a cascading waterfall, the Japanese Tea Gardens offer visitors a peaceful break from sightseeing. The gardens feature lush, exotic vegetation and wheelchair accessible attractions.
El Mercado Market Square - The El Mercado is downtown San Antonio's outdoor center of Mexican culture. Visitors will have the opportunity to browse traditional Mexican shops, while discovering the bright and bold Mexican culture. The district is the largest Mexican shopping center in San Antonio and includes 32 shops, several restaurants and live festivals.
24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. This tour includes hotel pick-up within the city of San Antonio.
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