San Antonio

San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour

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From $65.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The San Antonio Missions are a UNSECO World Heritage Site you won’t want to miss, filled with history and religious importance. Get the full story on the area that consists of five missions close together from a guide who knows the area and its past well. You’ll see four out of the five missions of the site, as well as La Villita Historic Arts Village, Alamo Plaza, and the Espada Aqueduct.
  • Combine visits to San Antonio’s missions all in one day
  • A guide who knows the UNESCO site history leads the way with commentary
  • A small group (average of 10 people) provides an intimate atmosphere
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at select downtown hotels included

What's Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off at select downtown hotels
  • Visit Mission San Jose, Mission Concepcion, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada
  • Live and recorded narrated history
  • Gratuities
  • Tour of the Alamo. The Alamo utilizes their own tour guides or you can take a self-guided tour.

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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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

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Tour can accommodate wheelchairs only if the local operator is notified at least 24 hours in advance
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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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Traveler Tips

Be prepared for walking, bring water, and we even needed an umbrella.
382 reviews
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Kathleen_B, Mar 2023
Alex,our tour guide, was very knowledgeable about each of the missions as well as very friendly, personable, and professional, Thank you Alex for an enjoyable experience.
Great Tour
Michael_W, Mar 2023
Our guide, Alex, was very knowledgeable about both the construction and history of the missions. The next day we visited the Alamo on our own. A guide wasn't necessary because we had been educated by Alex. Alex also had a very nice personality and it was obvious he enjoyed his work.
Excellent 👍
Denis_R, Mar 2023
Our tour guide Alex G is an edutainer. He combines education and entertainment. Lots of accurate historical information presented in a friendly manner. Excellent job. Alex G.
Highly recommend
Blhuls0306, Mar 2023
Tour was fantastic. Each mission had it's own story and our guide was excellent. We spent enough time at each site.
Learned alot
Kay_S, Mar 2023
Very good and informative tour. Our guide, Alex, was very knowledgable with a great respect and love for the missions.
Do it
Lisa_M, Mar 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable and the movie at Mission San Jose was well done. I enjoyed this tour and would recommend without hesitation.
We are really glad we...
Robin_C, Mar 2023
We are really glad we booked this trip! It was informative and we had a wonderful time! Would recommend it!
Missions Accomplished
Clayton_T, Mar 2023
The guided tour of the missions was time very well-spent. Our guide Alex provided meaningful history and context for each of the missions we visited, combining deep knowledge of the subject with a sense of humor and the confidence of an experienced, long-time resident of the area. We were given an appropriate amount of time to explore each mission and emerged with a real respect for the people who settled there, as well as the enduring spirituality of each of the sites.
Don't bother. Basically a van ride
Bridget_L, Mar 2023
This is basically a $65 per person round trip Van ride with a little narration into a free entry mission site Just go on your own. Or drive have a 5 minute bland summary at the entrance of the first two and then you are on your own. Save your money
Educational and fun tour.-
Lee_O, Mar 2023
Learning the history of San Antonio missions with an extremely knowledge, interesting, and entertaining guide. Alex was outstanding.
Mission visit
Bea_G, Mar 2023
Domingo, guide, was knowledgeable and informed us before every mission’s visit. Every mission visit was memorable and emotional for us. Thank you for maintaining our culture’s background. Look for Domingo! He’s awesome!
Cathy_J, Mar 2023
Our guide was amazing! So knowledgeable and friendly. Well worth the time. So much history. Van was very clean & everything was right on time. Great experience.
A dense journey at the missions
Sophie_M, Mar 2023
Experienced guide who knows the history of the missions, confirmed the tour by phone and picks you up on time
I highly recommend this Great tour!!! It’s a must!!
Hannah_F, Feb 2023
This is an Amazing tour!! Domingo, was a great tour guide!! He gave us so much information on the history of San Antonio, the River & the Missions! His passion, enthusiasm & love for this city could be felt!! I highly recommend this tour, so much history!
Great experience
Jean_V, Feb 2023
Wonderful, informative tour. Our tour guide Alex was full of knowledge and the history of the area. Would highly recommend.
Worth It!
Doreen_E, Feb 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was like taking a tour with a friend. We learned a lot and got to see the history up close. It was nice to hear the audio history while we traveled from mission to mission. Set things up nicely for us to understand what we were seeing and our guide, Alex pointed out important items we might have missed if we were just looking around. I’d do it again!
No show
cgf6675, Feb 2023
I had read some of the reviews and the low ones were all about how they didn’t pick the people up!! Sure enough they didn’t pick us up and then asked if we could go the next day which we couldn’t so waiting for refund!!
Awesome time!
Danielle_G, Feb 2023
Alex was an amazing tour guide. We had a great experience and would recommend this to anyone! I can’t wait to show pictures to my family!
Excellent tour
william_k, Feb 2023
Excellent guide and very interesting tour. Did not realize that the missions are all active Catholic Churches.
Great guide and great tour!!
Joseph_S, Feb 2023
Alex was a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide! He gave great insight into the history of the missions! We loved the small group tour! It was a highlight of our trip!