San Antonio

Historic Downtown & Riverwalk Walking Tour

San Antonio, United States

From $39.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the history and highlights of San Antonio on a small-group walking tour. Stroll through the city’s historic downtown and riverwalk stopping at several landmarks including the Alamo fort, the San Fernando Cathedral, and the Yanaguana Garden. While you walk, your guide regales you with stories about San Antonio’s history and architecture.
  • Gain insight into Texas history at the Alamo
  • Avoid the hassle of traveling in a large group
  • Get tips on where to eat, drink, and explore
  • A small group means more attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Bottled water

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Travis Park
      301 E Travis St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

      Tours will meet at the South-East corner of Travis Park located at the corner of E. Travis Street and Jefferson Street.

    End point

    • La Villita Historic Village
      418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

      Tour will end at La Villita Historic Arts Village.

    What To Expect

    The Alamo (Pass By)

    Main Plaza (Pass By)

    San Antonio River Walk (Pass By)

    Yanaguana Garden (Pass By)

    La Villita Historic Arts Village (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 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.

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    39 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
    Showing 1-10 of 39 reviews
    Great Walking Tour
    Jenna_G, May 2023
    I throughly enjoyed my tour around San Antonio. I learned so much about the history and saw parts of town I never would have seen on my own. If you enjoy history this is the tour for you.
    San Antonio in the sun.
    Jeffery_S, Apr 2023
    River Walk during a beautiful sunny day. Plan to walk entire length. Also, if you do the tour, ask for Matt, as he did a terrific job.
    Totally awesome!
    Tamara_L, Mar 2023
    My guide was most informative! He took his time and answered all questions! He’s a 15 on a 10 scale! Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!
    Best Walking Tour in San Antonio!
    Jacquelyn_G, Mar 2023
    My sister & I met up in San Antonio for a long weekend, and our tour with Matt was a highlight! Knowledgeable, lots of fun facts about San Antonio’s history, and lots of engagement with the people on the tour. We loved it!
    Interesting and lively
    Sophie_M, Feb 2023
    Joseph our guide was relaxed and knowledgeable. He shared a lot about the history of Texas and of San Antonio while we leisurely walked through downtown and along the river. An interesting and pleasant experience, thanks
    San Antonio Tour
    Lynn_P, Feb 2023
    Nice tour of the Alamo area of San Antonio and river walk area. Joseph was a fine tour guide. Thank you
    Nice way to learn about the city
    Kelly_T, Nov 2022
    We really enjoyed our tour guide Matthew, who was fun & knowledgeable. We learned a lot on the tour and had a nice time!
    Nice tour and relaxing pace
    Jessica_S, Sep 2022
    Tour guide was a local and very nice. Beautiful church visited and the Riverwalk was very pretty. It would have been nice to include more historical sites.
    Very enjoyable and informative
    Charles_B, May 2022
    The guide was excellent. He customized the tour to our interests and accounted for what we already had seen. Very, very enjoyable!
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    Glad to hear you had a great walking tour with Matt!
    Riverwalk walking tour
    Radhika_M, Apr 2022
    Sharon was extremely engaging and personable. She personalized the experience to meet our needs.Sharon was extremely knowledgeable in historical facts.
    Excellent Walking Tour!
    Laura_M, Apr 2022
    We really enjoyed the history shared by our guide and his knowledge of San Antonio, being a long time resident. His perspective was balanced and informative.
    A great tour- we love San Antonio!
    Joanie_O, Apr 2022
    Loved the whole tour. Matt was an incredible guide - has a strong knowledge of history and passion for San Antonio. He answered all of our questions and made everything interesting and exciting.
    Great walking tour of San Antonio.
    Carole_R, Mar 2022
    Melanie was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of San Antonio. She had great stories and background information. She was also good at making sure everyone was good with the pace and amount of walking. We also appreciated her recommendations on how to best spend our time on our short visit! Highly recommend her!
    Great tour. Very...
    Donna_W, Feb 2022
    Great tour. Very informative. Ended at the Alamo. Beautiful river walk. Thank you Matthew for a great time.
    Great time!
    Paul_A, Nov 2021
    We highly recommend Mat and the tour. Throughly enjoyed it. Relaxed, informative and entertaining. Knowledgeable and accommodating. Able to ask questions and interact with Mat. Started and finished on time.
    Fabulous tour of some of San Antonio’s historical buildings
    Natalia_T, Aug 2021
    We had a great time with Matthew. We walked past a lot of historical buildings including the St Anthony Hotel, Gunter Hotel and Majestic Theater, and he entertained us with lots of stories. We even took in a couple of sites on the Riverwalk. Thank you.
    Starter tour
    maritza_n, May 2021
    Our guide was nice and friendly. We liked her but she can learn a bit more of the city history. Our walking tour was quite different from what was advertised but was ok. Many moments of silence and was hoping we would hear historic stories while walking the quiet side of the river. At times, we had more knowledge. Is a starter tour.
    Response from Host, May 2021
    We're sorry to hear that we missed the mark in executing your tour, and we thank you for bringing this to our attention. We do strive to make sure that all of our guides are able to answer any questions and elaborate on local history, and we will definitely work at improving on that.

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