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San Antonio: City Sightseeing Van Tour

San Antonio: City Sightseeing Van Tour

From US$ 65 per person

Discover the rich history and culture of San Antonio through over 70 points of interest. Travel through the Downtown Reach, Museum Reach, and Mission Reach.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available at any downtown San Antonio hotel starting 30 minutes prior to the departure time.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Immerse yourself in Latino culture at El Mercado, the largest Mexican market in U.S.
  • Visit the San Antonio Missions to see the original frescos, located inside the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Mission Concepcion
  • Discover beautiful koi ponds, waterfalls, and stone archways as you stroll through the Japanese Tea Garden
Full description

See all the highlights that San Antonio has to offer, gaining a thorough knowledge of the city’s history and culture on this city tour, offered as a half day or full day tour! After convenient hotel pickup in the downtown area, you’ll be off and running. See the best of San Antonio's unique downtown architecture as you drive through the Museum district. Check out St. Paul Square and see the Alamo Dome as you pass the Rivercenter Mall. You'll also see iconic sites like the the JFK Parade Route on the day before his assassination and the stunning San Fernando Cathedral.  The morning tour option includes going such sights as the Main Plaza to see the beautiful Plaza de Armas, City Hall, and the Tobin Performing Arts Center before making your way to El Mercado — the oldest and largest Mexican market in the United States. Enjoy lunch with the group (at your own expense) and learn a bit about Hispanic culture and its influence on San Antonio before heading out to the second half of your tour.

For the afternoon tour, you'll be able to check out the San Antonio River locks, visit the Pearl Brewery Redevelopment district, and see Brackenridge Park and the San Antonio Museum of Art. Also, drive by the San Antonio Botanical Garden, McNay Art Museum, and the San Antonio Zoo.

Another stop will be made at the Japanese Tea Garden, where you can explore at your leisure. End your day in the Mission Reach, known for the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Mission Concepcion where you have the opportunity to snap a photo of this iconic cathedral. Afterward, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel, having seen most all of what San Antonio has to offer.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at select Downtown San Antonio hotels
  • Local guide
  • Lunch at El Mercado
  • Beverages (non-alcoholic/alcoholic)
  • Desert
  • Gratuities

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Alex was our guide, he was very knowledgeable about San Antonio, Alex took his time to explain in detail everything we was seeing from the history of the San Antonio river and how it became what it is today to San Concepcion and how they built the mission, and how they used fruits mixed with limestone for their drawings on the walls that currently exist on the today. It was a very educational tour of San Antonio

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September 15, 2022

Great way to get to know San Antonio

What a great way to see San Antonio highlights! The tour guide, Alex, was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his beautiful city. Loved everything we saw, especially the gorgeous Japanese Tea Garden and the San Antonio missions. The Texas trivia questions were a lot of fun, too. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting San Antonio.

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July 31, 2019

Very informative

Our guide Alex was very knowledgable and quite a funny guy. Along with the information he gave he was also able to answer questions thrown at him from all over the place. If you have the time you should definitively take the tour. Also, the restaurant we ate at was great. Very bright and lively; great energy and the food was awesome! Have the margherita!!

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August 11, 2019

Product ID: 261822