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San Antonio Highlights Tour

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  • Explore highlights including the Alamo and Mission San Jose

  • Hassle-free, round-trip transportation from your hotel

  • Stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors

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San Antonio Highlights Tour
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San Antonio Highlights Tour
$46.01
Overview

Visit the highlights of San Antonio on this stress-free, guided tour. Explore the Alamo, the famous spot in Texas where Davey Crocket and others died fighting for independence, and Mission San Jose, the largest of the Texas missions. Then, stop at Market Square to browse the shops at El Mercado, perfect for gifts and souvenirs.

What to Expect

The Alamo - The most famous spot in Texas. Where Davy Crockett, Colonel William Barrett Travis, Jim Bowie and 186 other died fighting for independence on March 6, 1836, after repeated attacks from Mexican General Santa Anna. Originally established in 1718 as San Antonio's first mission, The Alamo is located in the heart of the city, inside beautifully landscaped grounds.

Mission San Jose - Founded in 1720, San Jose became the largest of the Texas missions with up to 300 inhabitants at one time. It is now fully restored and showcases exquisite carvings on the church and the famous "Rose Window" renowned as one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial art in the country.

Market Square / El Mercado - A visit to historic Market Square is a unique and exciting experience. From the famous 24-hour restaurant and bakery, Mi Tierra, to an outstanding art gallery and century-old pharmacy, this is a great place to shop for extraordinary gifts and souvenirs or to just relax. Visitors can browse the 32 shops at El Mercado, as well as the 80 specialty shops in Farmers Market Plaza.

Texas Adventure - Kids young and old alike will enjoy Texas Adventure. Travel back in time and actually feel like you are at the Battle of the Alamo with Colonel William Barrett Travis and Davy Crockett. Hear the guns firing, feel the whoosh of a knife flying past, smell the smoke of cannon shot.

Mission Concepcion - Be transported back in time to the era of Spanish conquest and experience the strength of the Friars who Christianized the Native Americans. Learn how the Spanish developed the mission system within the San Antonio area and how they and Native Americans lived and worked in the mission era. This is the oldest unrestored stone church in America today, and is still an active parish.

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1 - 5 of 6 reviews

Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile
Don't take this tour - very disorganized and not as shown in the description

I went with my family and had high expectations of the tour. A "tour guide" brought us to the main sites in an airport shuttle bus? It was not a tour as it felt like you were riding a normal bus, he barely gave us...More

4  Thank Gabriela P
Edward T, Owner at Alamo Sightseeing Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

I am sorry to hear of your experience, however you were booked on a trolley tour and this is posted in wrong location. Regardless we are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your tour and would love to offer you free tickets...More

Reviewed April 5, 2018
Awesome Tour

Jim was the bomb! He went out of his way show us the coolest stuff and had all the details that no other tour had. Very interesting and informative.

2  Thank Jeremy G
Reviewed April 2, 2018
I'll always remember the Alamo

My husband and I enjoyed this trip very much. Jim shared a lot of information with us and had an easy, friendly personality. He told us once we saw one of the missions on the tour that we'd understand fully what the Alamo would have...More

1  Thank suad C
Reviewed March 25, 2018
The Missions Tour

We had a great tour. We visited four missions on the tour. My wife was raised in San Antonio but never visited the missions. Jim was our guide and did an excellent job teaching about the history and building of all the missions. We also...More

2  Thank NickPierre
Reviewed March 17, 2018
Great way to see the sights of San Antonio!

The driver of the bus was very well spoken and knew the history of both of the Missions we went to along with the Japanese Gardens. After a thorough explanation of the destination we were able to spend some time exploring on our own. The...More

1  Thank inkyaeb
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