San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

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  • San Antonio: UNESCO World Heritage Missions Tour

    1. San Antonio: UNESCO World Heritage Missions Tour

    Experience the beauty and history of the great city of San Antonio. Throughout this experience, you will visit several of the Spanish-influenced landmarks on the river, which was named in honor of San Antonio de Padua. Travel to sites such as Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission San Juan, and Mission San Francisco de Espada on this guided, half-day sightseeing tour. Watch birds and wildlife along the new Mission Riverwalk Hike and Bike Trail, and experience mission life at Mission San Jose and the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Visitor Center. Later, view original frescoes at Mission Concepción, before seeing the old Espada Acequia (irrigation system) with its dam and aqueduct which are still in use today. You will also enjoy mission silhouettes with Spanish and Moorish-influenced architecture against the South Texas Sky, which makes for a magical sight...

    Even though I was the only person on the tour, Domingo went above and beyond to give me a marvelous tour. I appreciate your company not canceling on me. Domingo knows so much wonderful history about the area. I learned so many interesting facts which just enhanced the tour. It was a very enjoyable morning.

  • San Antonio: Half-Day Afternoon Sightseeing Tour

    2. San Antonio: Half-Day Afternoon Sightseeing Tour

    On this 4-hour afternoon sight-seeing tour, your guide will pick you up at select downtown San Antonio hotels. Your experience starts downtown with a visit to the San Antonio River Locks, followed by a tour of the Museum Reach. You will have time to explore the Japanese Tea Garden with its koi ponds, stone archways, and tea house. Once you've seen all the top sites in the Museum Reach, head down to the Mission Reach. Here you will have time to see the original frescos at the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Mission Concepcion, the oldest unrestored stone church in the nation. Along the way, enjoy a game of Texas trivia with your guide and learn a little more about the history and culture of San Antonio. This tour ends right at the Alamo, where you have ample time to explore this historic site on your own. If you prefer, you can also have your driver/guide take you back to select downtown Sa...

    Anthony was wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tour. Thank you for a great experience!

  • San Antonio: City Sightseeing Van Tour

    3. San Antonio: City Sightseeing Van Tour

    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...

    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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What people are saying about San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Even though I was the only person on the tour, Domingo went above and beyond to give me a marvelous tour. I appreciate your company not canceling on me. Domingo knows so much wonderful history about the area. I learned so many interesting facts which just enhanced the tour. It was a very enjoyable morning.

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour to the missions! Our tour guide Domingo, was excellent at explaining all about each mission and more. We highly recommend him as a guide, he is very knowledgeable and thoughtful to his tourists.

Great for me as I had already done the Alamo and this tour concentrated on other sights (inc the missions which the Alamo was one ) Great tour guide who has been resident in san antonio all his life Would recommend

A really cool way to experience all of the historical missions within San Antonio within a few hours! Our guide Perry was very personable and knowledgable. Definitely recommend!

Anthony was wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tour. Thank you for a great experience!