San Antonio

San Antonio Full-Day Historic City Tour

Badge of ExcellenceSan Antonio, United States
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From $109.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the historic highlights of San Antonio on a tour that takes you to Mission Concepcion as well as downtown markets, parks, squares, eateries, and more. A great introduction to the city for first-time visitors, this tour gives you a chance to learn your way around San Antonio with a guide to navigate and narrate the journey. That way, you don’t have to worry about getting lost or missing any of the historic details.
  • Spend the day exploring historic San Antonio on a guided tour of over 60 points of interest
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off make this excursion hassle-free
  • Visit top sights such as the UNESCO-listed Mission Concepcion, La Villita Historic Arts Village, and Market Square
  • Shop or have lunch at El Mercado- the largest Mexican market in the nation

What's Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (downtown hotels only) starting at 8:30 AM
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Full-day city tour by bus covering 60 points of interest
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

Pick-ups available at downtown hotels. If you do not see your hotel listed or if you are staying at an Airbnb, contact local operator at least 48 hours before your scheduled tour or immediately after booking if within 48 hours of tour time. The closest pickup location will be provided.

What To Expect

La Villita Historic Arts Village

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hemisfair Park (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

We had major rain after lunch so make sure you bring rain gear.
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Our tour guide and driver...
Amy_H, Mar 2023
Our tour guide and driver was very good and informative. He was amazing and knowledgeable! Highly recommend!
Great tour
Rick_C, Mar 2023
Our tour guide and driver Alex was terrific. He shared much of the history of this beautiful city in a fun and interesting way.
Do First Thing in San Antonio
Catherine_G, Mar 2023
Alex was a great guide, knowledgeable and entertaining. I would recommend this on one’s first day in San Antonio because you will see many places that you can return to in the next days. Well worth the time and money
San Antonio marvels and missions
camille_k, Mar 2023
Mission conception was amazing with a window on top that lights up the blessed mother every year on Aug 15 which is her birthday. Pearl was interesting original beer distillery and the market was colorful with locals. Would never have seen this without Fernando. He knew the history of Texas and explained it well
This tour is a must!
Marietta_K, Mar 2023
We would rate Alex, our tour guide, 10 out of 10! He provided just the right mix or narration and getting out of the van to see the sights. This is an excellent tour!
Amazing guide
Deborah_N, Feb 2023
Our tour guide was amazing!! He was extremely knowledgeable about San Antonio. Unfortunately the air was not working in our vehicle otherwise we would have given the tour a 5. Our guide deserved a 10.
Great in depth tour of San Antonio!
Stephanie_S, Feb 2023
This was a small group of about 10 people, which was perfect. Alex was our tour guide and he was incredible. He grew up in San Antonio and was very passionate and knowledgeable about his hometown. He had plenty of personal stories to share, which added to the overall experience. I highly recommend this tour and you’re very lucky if you get to spend the day with Alex.
Great tour
Allan_W, Feb 2023
We had Alex and he was wonerful and had a lot of knowledge of the area. Took us all over San Antonio.
Very informative guide
Ingrid_G, Feb 2023
Was very nice. Hard to step in and out of van. Learned a lot. An excellent all day tour would include the Alamo and a river trip.
Every part of the day was...
deb_k, Feb 2023
Every part of the day was memorable- the tour guide was knowledgeable- the stops were well thought out. It was a full day of seeing San Antonio in a locals view.
Best Trip Ever!
Jane_G, Feb 2023
We learned so much! Thank you for a great experience. Traveler from Minnesota, Nebraska, Arizona, and Texas! Thanks!!
Wonderful tour
Gail_V, Feb 2023
Great guide who really knew the history of San Antonio and made it quite interesting! I learned a grea deal!
Judy_G, Feb 2023
Very personalized experience Been to San Antonio many times and our guide Domingo gave us a lot of new experiences here. Highly recommend
Domingo was very...
David_S, Jan 2023
Domingo was very knowledgeable and was very friendly. I enjoyed all the sights he showed me and would recommend it to anyone. He made it a really cool experience.
Fabulous day
Darla_G, Jan 2023
All was fabulous Tour by Alex. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Saw the real San Antonio. Recommend this tour.
San Antonio great tour
Linda_M, Jan 2023
Alex, our terrific tour guide, made it fun, and enjoyable. He’s so knowledgeable and fun. He’s an asset to the company.
Great day even in the rain.
Sandra_C, Dec 2022
Our guide was wonderful and knowledgeable about San Antonio. Domingo shared so many things we could never have saw on our own.
Comprehensive Tour by Knowledgeable Guide
Charles_B, Dec 2022
This tour took us to many different neighborhoods within San Antonio. Our guide, Alex, brought the city to life through a combination of historic background sketches and commentary about the current scene. As an added bonus, although the tour was in English, he spoke Spanish, and was able to add to my wife's understanding. His love and enthusiasm for all thing San Antonio was obvious. I could not think of a more beneficial or enjoyable manner in which to pass a day in San Antonio.
Excellent tour!
Clay_S, Dec 2022
Very thorough and educational tour! Alex was a great tour guide who kept it interesting! A lot to see!
Great day in this historic city!
Christopher_R, Dec 2022
Stories of San Antonio history, from Alex. He has spent a lot of time studying history, and is very good at presenting it to his audience.