The Best of San Antonio tour begins with your guide greeting you at the meeting point in downtown San Antonio or directly in the lobby of your downtown hotel before heading to the first attraction on this exciting half-day adventure tour of the River City.
The first stop of the day is an exciting visit to a local cultural icon, the Alamo, where you will stand in the footsteps of heroes before. Walk among legends as you enjoy a guided tour that leads you through the courtyard revealing the story of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. Get up close and personal with some of the Alamo’s largest weapons and fortifications – the 16-pounder cannon, palisades, and barracks. Finally, enjoy a quiet place to rest with a stroll through the lush gardens sheltered by the shade of oak trees on the historic grounds.
Enjoy the sights and flavors of Old Mexico at the Historic Market Square, offering over 100 locally owned businesses, providing a unique marketplace experience.
Experience an enriched combination of San Antonio’s history and region within national parks as you experience the stories of people who came into the Spanish missions in the 1700s. Here you will get some free time to explore the beautiful Spanish colonial missions that transformed local ways of life at that time. Explore the living quarters, compound walls, the church, and ultimately learn how these missions left a lasting impact on San Antonio’s culture.
While en-route to your next stop, enjoy the city’s skyline accompanied with a narrated city history and insightful knowledge about San Antonio from your guide. You will pass several major points of interest including; one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods – La Villita Historic Arts Village, King William Historic District; the city’s first suburb, and the beautiful Gothic style San Fernando Cathedral, among many others.
After your insightful narrated drive, take an enchanting cruise through the city on an electric barge! Take in the world-renowned 15-mile urban waterway on a relaxing, 35-minute River Walk Cruise to immersively connect with the city’s culture, history, and architecture. While on the cruise you will pass multiple points of interest such as the city’s very first neighborhood – La Villita, the Old Mill Crossing, and Selena’s Bridge where Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla Perez was proposed to in the biopic Selena, played by world-famous actor/singer Jennifer Lopez.
Finally, for the thrill-seekers – take an elevator ride up 190 m (623 ft) to the top of the Tower of the Americas to witness the most magnificent view of the city, showcasing the stunning panoramic views of San Antonio from new heights at the tallest observation deck in Texas.
Once your feet are back on the ground, your tour guide will safely take you back to your downtown hotel, or arranged destination.