Grand Trolley 60 minute Tour

Grand Trolley 60 minute Tour

321 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78207
1-800-987-9852  
Detail Narrated Tour Takes Approximately 1 Hour, and Hopper Pass Lasts 1 Day
Detail Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off is Included *View Details
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Detail Restaurant and Gift Shop On-site
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Wed
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Thu
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Fri
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Sat
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Grand Trolley 60 minute Tour

If you're visiting San Antonio, the 60-Minute Grand Trolley Tour is the best way to learn more about the history and culture of the city with the hopper pass that allows you to hop off or hop on at any location!

Description

With the hopper pass, you are given the freedom of getting on or off the trolley to see exactly what you want to see, when you want to see it! The park hopper pass is good for two full days of trolley privileges.

During this one-hour trolley tour, you will drive by many of the most popular attractions in the city, while hearing the educational and interesting narration along the way. Trolleys come by each stop within 30 minutes, so you'll never have to wait too long before seeing more of San Antonio's historic beauty.

Detailed Tour Itinerary
STOP 1
The Alamo in San Antonio TX
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 Hop-On Hop-Off at  The Alamo
The Alamo had its beginnings as the Mission San Francisco de Solano near the Rio Grande River in 1700. It was here that Father Antonio de San Buenaventura y Olivares began his missionary work to convert people to Catholicism. In 1718, Olivares moved the mission to the new site, now known as San Antonio. After almost 100 years, the mission became much more than a religious institution; it became the focal point for those wishing to convert to the Catholic way of life. The history of The Alamo extends hundreds of years further, so hop off the trolley at this stop.
STOP 2
El Mercado - Market Square in San Antonio, shopping
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 Hop-On Hop-Off at  El Mercado - Market Square
With over 30 shops, El Mercado serves as one of Market Square's most visited sites. El Mercado resembles an authentic Mexican market. The area hosts many Hispanic festivals with food and beverage booths that are set up throughout the streets.
STOP 3
Arched entrance
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 Hop-On Hop-Off at  Hemisfair Park
This museum shares the stories of immigrants from around the world who settled in Texas. Learn of the struggles these immigrants went through and the history behind how Texas became the 15th largest economy in the world. The museum was established in 1968 as the state's primary center for multicultural education, exhibits, programs, and events.
STOP 4
Maverick Carter house
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 Hop-On Hop-Off at  King William Historic District
This area was once irrigated farmland that belonged to the Mission San Antonio de Valero, also known as the Alamo. In the 1860s, the area was divided into the lots you will see today. As you drive by, you will see enormous, Victorian-style houses that have been restored to their original beauty.
STOP 5
Fountain on the plaza
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 Hop-On Hop-Off at  Main Plaza - Plaza De Las Islas
The plaza is famous for its fountain located in its center. Founded in 1731 by 15 families from the Canary Islands, the plaza is surrounded by government buildings, stores, and houses.
STOP 6
Mission Concepción in San Antonio, TX
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 Hop-On Hop-Off at  Mission Concepción
In 1716, Mission Concepción was originally established as a base for converting the Hasinai a large Native American confederation. In 1731, the mission was moved to its current site. The church took an astounding 20 years to build and, in 1755, was dedicated. The church still stands sturdy because it was built with bedrock. The church's architecture mirrors that of Spanish culture with its intricate Renaissance details and its vaulted dome roof.
STOP 7
Mission San José in San Antonio, TX
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 Hop-On Hop-Off at  Mission San José
Founded in 1720, Mission San José was established because Mission San Antonio de Valero was overcrowded. The original structure was built out of brush, straw, and mud before being reconstructed with large stones. The church was completely reconstructed with limestone in 1768 into the church that still stands today. When mission activities ended in 1824, the buildings were used as homes to soldiers, the homeless, and bandits. Its most recent restoration took place in the 1930s, and now stands as a part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.
STOP 8
Outside view of Cathedral
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 Hop-On Hop-Off at  San Fernando Cathedral
This Roman Catholic church was built between 1738 and 1750, serving as the oldest cathedral in the State of Texas. Named after Ferdinand III of Castille, the cathedral incorporates Spanish culture throughout the inside. The San Fernando Cathedral still holds daily services. These masses can be heard in English, Spanish, or both.
STOP 9
Plants at Palace
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 Hop-On Hop-Off at  Spanish Governor's Palace
This National Historic Landmark is located in the heart of downtown San Antonio. In the early 18th century, the building was erected and served as the residence and working offices of the local presidio captain, not the Spanish governor. In 1722, it became the capitol building of the Tejas region of Spanish Texas. Visitors can walk through the now museum seeing all of the Spanish culture evoked through the Spanish Governor's Palace.
STOP 10
Tower of the Americas San Antonio Texas
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 Hop-On Hop-Off at  Tower of the Americas
Hop off at this 750 foot observation tower for a view unlike anything you've ever seen. This tower is also has a restaurant, so stop in for fine dining and a beautiful meal. This structure was built as a token for the 1968 World's Fair, HemisFair 1968. The tower is the tallest building in San Antonio, the 27th tallest building in the state of Texas, and the tallest building outside of the cities Dallas and Houston.
Stops may change due to traffic, weather, maintenance, etc.

Once on board for one of the San Antonio Trolley Tours, you will learn of the Santa Anna Army of 189 men who fought in the Battle of the Alamo, the HemisFair Park as the site of the 1968 World's Fair, and what life was like in historic Mission Concepción. Many of the historic structures in the city date back to the 1700s, and the tour takes you by many of these landmarks. The San Antonio 60-Minute Tour is one of the best ways to see all of what San Antonio has to offer in a short amount of time!

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San Antonio Trolley Tour - 1 Hour
Available Now until 12/31/2017 View Detailed Schedule
Includes admission to this one-hour trolley tour of San Antonio, where you can travel past many of the most popular city attractions, as well as enjoy insightful and interesting narration. This is the perfect opportunity to an overview of the city in a short amount of time.
San Antonio Trolley Tour - Hopper Pass
Available Now until 12/31/2017 View Detailed Schedule
Includes hop-on hop-off access for one full day of hands-on experience in San Antonio. Hop on and off the trolley at your leisure for the best experiences of San Antonio and the perfect way to learn more about the incredible history and culture of the city during this day of sightseeing.

Vacations Made Easy believes that your tour experience should be convenient, therefore we offer hotel pick-up options that pick you up as close to your hotel as possible. Depending on the tour and amount of attendants, you may have to walk a short distance to the pick-up point.
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