Guided Tour Takes Approximately 8 Hours
Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off is Included
Appropriate for All Ages
Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Restaurant and Gift Shop On-site
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. You will also tour the Mission San Jose, Mission Concepcion, Buckhorn Saloon and Museum, Japanese Sunken Gardens, Texas Ranger Museum, El Mercado the traditional Mexican marketplace, and lunch at the San Antonio Riverwalk. Your knowledgeable tour guide will provide you with historical facts and stories of the sights along the way.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Tour Stop at 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.
Includes Admission to Rio San Antonio River Walk Cruises
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.
Tour Stop at 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.
Tour Stop at Mission San José
Constructed in 1768 from local limestone, the Mission San Jose has served as many functions throughout its time, playing home base to many people including the Coahuiltecan Indians, soldiers, homeless, and bandits. Restored in the 1930s, San Jose offers visitors an elaborately carved portal, a beautiful rose window, and an interior full of beautiful art.
Tour Stop at Buckhorn Saloon and Museum
Featuring wildlife from around the world, the Buckhorn Museum is a fascinating sight for nature lovers. The museum boasts over 520 species of wildlife; fish from seven seas, animals from every continent, and a 78 point buck! Visitors will be astounded by the museum's impressive record breaking marlin, weighing in at a whopping 1,056 pounds!
Tour Stop at 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.
Tour Stop at Texas Ranger Museum
Housing hundreds of Texas Ranger artifacts ranging from revolvers to photographs and more, the Texas Ranger Museum is a must see for U.S. history buffs. Inside the museum visitors will find Ranger Town, a recreation of San Antonio at the turn of the century complete with a replica Buckhorn Saloon, blacksmith shop, working jail cell, and Bonne and Clyde exhibit.
Tour Stop at El Mercado - Market Square
Market Square-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.
Stops may change due to traffic, weather, maintenance, etc.
Perfect for San Antonio visitors wanting to make the most of their visit, the San Antonio Grand Tour is a blend of fascinating historical sights and the diverse culture of Texas. With incredible shopping opportunities and stops at the city's most famous landmarks, you will leave the San Antonio Grand Tour with plenty of great memories and stories from the past!