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From Austin: San Antonio Day Trip with Alamo and Boat Cruise

1. From Austin: San Antonio Day Trip with Alamo and Boat Cruise

Begin your 7-hour tour of San Antonio, Texas with a complimentary downtown Austin hotel pickup. Your local guide will greet you in the lobby of your hotel and escort you to a fresh & clean Mercedes Metris van, ready to start your journey to San Antonio, Texas. Enjoy a short commute between the two cities and witness iconic Texan points of interest along the way. You will drive through two notable major cities, New Braunfels and then San Marcos and pass by notable points of interest along the way such as the Texas State Capitol, Natural Bridge Caverns, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels, and Congress Avenue Bridge. Your guide will narrate and provide ongoing highlights about the surrounding area along the drive. Upon arriving in San Antonio, you will visit the local cultural icon, The Alamo, where you can stand in the footsteps of heroes from long before. Walk among legends as you enjoy a guided tour that leads you through the courtyard revealing the infamous story of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. Get up close and personal with some of the Alamo’s largest weapons and fortifications including the 16 pounder cannon, palisades, and barracks. Be transported to your next location on the tour while learning about fun historic highlights and local insights. Take the opportunity to learn about the local area with a Q & A with your friendly guide. Next stop, the popular San Antonio Spanish Missions where your guide will lead you through Missions San Jose. Witness the the city's stonewalls and granary that give this place its unique character. Take a 190-meter elevator ride to the top of Tower of the Americas to witness the most magnificent panoramic view of the city at the Tower’s Observation Deck. Afterwards, your guide will lead you to the city’s most enchanting experience at the world-renowned 15-mile urban waterway on a relaxing, 35-minute River Walk Boat Cruise. Enjoy the charm of the winding urban river on a silent, electric, and colorful barge while experiencing stunning architecture, lively culture & music. The boat cruise will lead you past multiple points of interest such as the city’s very first neighborhood La Villita, the Old Mill Crossing, and Selena’s Bridge. Finally, your local guide will transport you back to your downtown Austin, Texas Hotel.

Austin Ghosts

2. Austin Ghosts

On this ghost tour you will visit haunted locations such as The Omni Hotel, the William Sidney Porter House, and the Museum of the Weird, among countless oddball restaurants and vintage shops.  Austin has a unique way of encouraging eccentric behavior with its infamous element of the weird. The history of the capital of Texas offers shocking stories of forbidden lovers, heartbreaking suicides, brutal murders, and freak accidents.  Some of the ghosts you may encounter on this historic ghost tour are playful and harmless, but others are quite wicked and have committed some horrific crimes in their lifetimes. Stroll through hotspots in the "City of Bats" on this ghost tour and explore the dark side of the city's charming downtown streets. You’ll not only visit the most haunted places in town, but also discover the history that lives on in each building.  Keep your cameras ready because some pretty spooky footage has been captured on some of these expeditions. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the suicide brides roaming around the Driskill, or witness the legendary "Man with the Cigar" who thoughtfully paces around the Paramount Theatre.  Loads of tall tales will skim the surface of Austin’s history, but you will also hear true stories that have been thoroughly fact-checked and researched.

Austin: The Pink Panther City Exploration Game - App Guided

3. Austin: The Pink Panther City Exploration Game - App Guided

The Pink Panther Diamond has been stolen and it's up to you to crack the case! This hilarious and fun Outdoor Adventure will navigate you to the hot spots, highlights, and best parts of the city that we know you'll want to see. You'll discover new places, hidden gems, and little nooks that you might want to return to, all while being entertained by the inimitable Inspector Clouseau, as you practice your detective skills and deduce your way to solving the Case of the Missing Diamond. Your adventure Starts and ends at the famous Blanton Museum of Art where you are welcome to spend some time indulging in their wonderful exhibits. Entry is free on Thursdays, so why not take advantage of it before or after your adventure! You can also soak up the riches of the surrounding museum district before moving on. Throughout your journey you are the star, so you should feel right at home walking through the heart of 2nd Streets fashion district, or at the fancy hotels of the iconic Downtown district. Solve clues by the Colorado river, a legendary live music venue, the State Capitol and much more. Explore until your hearts content. Then, when it's time to move on, press the button and the adventure continues! Whether you journey Solo, with friends or family, you will have the freedom to explore each location at your own pace. If you find a spot that you want to hang out in, no problem. The bounce app will wait until you're ready to move on, whether it’s in an hour or even the next day. Your adventure remains available to you until you complete it, so feel free to take your time. The Pink Panther and the Case of the Missing Diamond is the best way to discover a new destination or even rediscover your hometown. So, get your tickets, jump in the car and explore the city the right way!

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The guide picked us up a the location agreed upon. We took a van to the locations on trip. The guides were very knowledgeable and we had a great time on the trip. We went to all the locations and got in and out with no problems. Thanks to everyone at SEE SIGHTS.

Went for the evening experience and had a blast! The crew and other guests were so much fun with lots of interactive activities and of course, delicious ice cream throughout the event!

What a brilliant day. Hector was a fantastic guide and the whole pace and structure of the day was perfect for us.

Had a fun time with my boyfriend and would recommend going to anyone who lives in Austin.

The guides were wonderful, informative, super helpful and accommodating.