Guided tour

San Antonio: City Sightseeing Van Tour

San Antonio: City Sightseeing Van Tour

From US$ 109 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
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

On this full-day tour, see all the highlights that San Antonio has to offer, gaining a thorough knowledge of the city’s history and culture. 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.  Head down 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.

In the afternoon, 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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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The experience that we enjoyed was exceptional. Perry our tour guide is acknowledged for his sincere passion for his beautiful city, but also as an ambassador for not only his city but his company, as well. To say that this tour not only exceeded our expectations but was extremely informative and truly exceeded value for money is an understatement. We feel extremely fortunate to have had this outstanding experience with Perry as our guide. As a result, San Antonio will definitely be a recommendation of choice.

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February 11, 2020

Tour guide was great and had a lot of information.

December 19, 2019

Friendly guide who was knowledgeable and amusing.

August 16, 2019

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