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Grand Historic City Tour of San Antonio

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Grand Historic City Tour of San Antonio
Detail Duration: 8 hours
Detail It lasts approximately 8 hours.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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Grand Historic City Tour of San Antonio
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San Antonio, Texas is a city overflowing with history, culture, and colorful cuisine. The perfect way to experience all that San Antonio has to offer is to book the Full-Day San Antonio Grand Historic City Tour. This eight-hour tour combines all the highlights of this beautiful Texas city into one thrilling experience that will make you fall in love with the city all over again.

The tour begins with a fascinating visit to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alamo – the site of the famous 1836 battle where defenders held out for 13 days against the Mexican army. During your visit, you'll learn about the mission's significance in Texas history and the role it played in the struggle for independence.

Afterward, the tour continues through San Antonio's vibrant downtown area, which is full of life, history, and fun. Your guide will take you through the beautiful King William Historic District, which is known for its stunning, restored mansions and quirky boutiques. Then, you’ll visit the Hemisfair Park where you can explore the art galleries and vibrant markets.

What makes this tour so special is a visit to the historic Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum that has been a San Antonio institution since 1881. Tour the museum and admire the countless exhibits that showcase Texas Ranger feats of bravery and the Buckhorn Saloon's taxidermy wonders, including a record-breaking Longhorn steer from the 1800s.

The tour continues with exploration of the Mission Concepcion, a classic and preserved mission that is known for its beautiful and ornate architecture. The next stop is a visit to the San Jose Mission, also known as the 'Queen of the Missions.' The San Jose Mission Complex was named a National Historic Landmark in 2015 and underwent extensive restoration to its original grandeur. This mission is known for its stunning rose window, frescoes, and baroque architecture.

Finally, the tour ends with a journey along the famous San Antonio River Walk that flows through downtown and is lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops. The experience of seeing the beautiful city from a boat makes an unforgettable finale to your tour.

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 Stop at  Buckhorn Saloon and Museum
Head to the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum to learn all about San Antonio's fascinating history. Here, guests can visit a real saloon that serves up delicious food and drink. It is also home to a natural history museum filled with gorgeous taxidermy specimens. Guests can visit the Texas Ranger Museum as well which is also onsite and dedicated to the history of the Texas Rangers. For those who want to learn all about San Antonio, the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum is a great place.
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 Stop at  King William Historic District
Visit one of the most opulent and historic neighborhoods in San Antonio, TX when you drive through the King William Historic District. There are so many gorgeous buildings to discover, each with its own sordid history. Admire the architecture and walk away with a new appreciation for San Antonio's past.
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 Stop at  Mission ConcepciĆ³n
Visiting Mission Concepcion gives a great look at the religious aspects of San Antonio's earliest eras. Established in 1711, this mission was a hotspot for some of San Antonio's most important cultural and religious aspects. As the oldest unrestored church in San Antonio, it offers a unique insight into the past and its architecture at the time. Guests can marvel at the stonework, wander the manicured grounds, and even see the original frescos that adorned the building in its prime.
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 Stop at  San Antonio River Walk
Traverse the San Antonio Riverwalk to delight in San Antonio's rich culture. This area is one of San Antonio's most beloved locations. Wander along the San Antonio River where you can find an assortment of great restaurants, boutiques, and more. It is also home to various entertainment options, historical missions and landmarks, and cruises.
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 Stop at  Texas Ranger Museum
Explore the history of the Texas Rangers at the Texas Ranger Museum. This elite group has been an important role in San Antonio's criminal justice system, and guests will have a great time exploring the history of these rangers through a variety of exhibitions, displays, and artifacts.
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 Stop at  The Alamo
Of course, the Alamo is San Antonio's figurative historic jewel. Here, guests will be able to traverse its beautiful grounds to discover original stone work and a vast history. Discover the site of the battle for Texan independence and learn about the bloody happenings that occurred here. The mission itself is absolutely stunning, and many of the original features are available for viewing among the extensive informative displays.

In conclusion, the Full-Day San Antonio Grand Historic City Tour is an unforgettable experience that will let you experience the rich history, incredible cuisine, and vibrant culture of Texas. From the Alamo to the River Walk, you'll see all the must-visit landmarks that make San Antonio so special. Don't miss a chance to experience this unique tour!

Frequently Asked Questions for Grand Historic City Tour of San Antonio:
  • What is included in the admission price?
    Includes round trip transportation/hotel pick-up.
  • What methods of transportation does the Grand Historic City Tour of San Antonio use?
    This is a van tour.
  • Approximately how long does the Grand Historic City Tour of San Antonio last?
    It lasts approximately 8 hours.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    Great for all ages.
  • Where does the tour meet?
    Hotel pick-up and drop-off (downtown hotels only) starting at 8:30 AM.
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