San Fernando Carriage Tour
San Antonio is one of the most historically significant cities in the country, and on the San Fernando Carriage Tour, you can get a unique look at one of these beloved landmarks - San Fernando Cathedral - all from a fairytale-like horse-drawn carriage ride. Explore the historical San Fernando Cathedral area by a 40-minute Victorian carriage ride on the San Fernando Carriage Tour.
Regardless of the sort of carriage tour you are wishing to embark upon, there are options to suit your needs. When you arrive at your carriage tour, you can choose a narrated tour to learn about the colorful history of the church with a knowledgeable and fun carriage guide. Or, for a quiet afternoon, a non-narrated tour allows you to enjoy a more romantic atmosphere or simply focus on the conversation of your party. In spite of which option is chosen, these tours all include some awesome sights along the way!
About the San Fernando Cathedral
This carriage tour offers up a fantastic sightseeing opportunity. At the center of San Antonio and the focus of the tour is the San Fernando Cathedral. This cathedral was originally a settlement location for colonists sent by King Philip of Spain in 1731. The small church was completed by 1749, in what is now the present building's sanctuary, making it the oldest structure in Texas. The Cathedral has survived a flood and fire in the 1800s that destroyed much of the building. Since then, for nearly 50 years, renovation work has been underway to restore the church's original beauty and assure its continued preservation. It is a beautiful testament to Texas culture and the efforts that the city takes to preserve its history.
Other notable attractions nearby include, of course, the Alamo, as well as several shops, restaurants, and hotels. This carriage ride allows you to soak in the fresh Texas air while exploring some awesome sights along the way. It is one of the most unique ways to go sightseeing in Alamo City, so climb aboard! Get the best deals with a vacation package to San Antonio.
- What is included in the admission price?
Includes a carriage ride and tour of the San Fernando Cathedral area.
- Where does the tour meet?
204 Alamo Plaza San Antonio , TX 78205 at the Alamo. There are paid parking garages nearby the Alamo such as Houston Street Garage.
- Approximately how long does the San Fernando Carriage Tour last?
It lasts approximately 40 minutes.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
Great for all ages.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Wear casual clothing.
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the San Fernando Carriage Tour?