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San Antonio: 4 Downtown Attractions Combo Package

1. San Antonio: 4 Downtown Attractions Combo Package

Explore the best of San Antonio with this combo pass featuring top tours and attractions, including a hop-on hop-off tour, a River Walk cruise, a pass to the Tower of Americas, and a 2-in-1 entry ticket to the Texas Ranger Museum and Buckhorn Museum. Start your day on a hop-on hop-off city tour where you can enjoy a 1-hour narrated tour on the top deck of the double-decker bus. Along the way, explore 19 sightseeing destinations in Downtown San Antonio: • The Alamo• Pearl Entertainment Complex• San Antonio Museum of Art House• VFW Post 76• Augie’s BBQ Restaurant• Riverwalk Museum Reach• Tobin Center• Veterans Memorial Park• Travis Park and St. Anthony Hotel• Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum (entry included)• San Antonio River Walk• San Fernando Cathedral/Spanish Governor’s Palace• Market Square/El Mercardo• Hotels on Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard• King William Historic District• Southtown• Yanaguana Garden• Tower of the Americas (pass included)• The shops at Rivercenter Mall Afterward, jump aboard a city cruise to experience the iconic River Walk from another perspective. On this 40-minute tour, learn a little more about the history and culture of San Antonio.  End your day at the Tower of the Americas' observatory deck to enjoy break-taking panoramic views of San Antonio with the sun glistening in the background. 

San Antonio: Texas Ranger Museum and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass

2. San Antonio: Texas Ranger Museum and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass

Make the most of your trip to San Antonio with this combined sightseeing ticket, which includes admission to the Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, and a ride of the city’s hop-on hop-off bus. Start your day at the fascinating Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum where you can learn everything there is to know about life in Texas. Explore the museum’s one-of-a-kind animal exhibits and historical saloon, then practice your shooting skills at the Toepperwein Shooting Gallery. You can also marvel at the museum’s extraordinary taxidermy collection, which features hundreds of unique animal species from around the world. Then learn about Texas’ impressive military history as you admire an array of ranger artifacts including revolvers, automatic handguns, shotguns, badges, photographs, and more. After your trip to the museum, spend the rest of the day on the city’s hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, and enjoy a 1-hour narrated tour on the top of a double-decker bus. See the very best that San Antonio has to offer as you explore 19 of the city’s most iconic sights and landmarks, including the Alamo and the Pearl Brewery. Other stops along the way include Veterans Memorial Park, Tobin Centre, Travis Park, San Fernando Cathedral, Market Square, Southtown, King William Historic District, and much more. With your pass, you can also jump aboard a city boat cruise along the iconic River Walk. Enjoy a 40-minute boat tour of the city, admiring the sights from a different perspective, and learn about the history and culture of San Antonio.

San Antonio: The Madames and Mayhem Ghost Tour

3. San Antonio: The Madames and Mayhem Ghost Tour

Learn all about the history of pirates, bloody battles, vice, and sin in San Antonio's dark past on this eerie San Antonio Ghost Tour. Journey to San Antonio's past to discover more about the ghosts that haunt the city today. Find out more about elements of the occult, ghosts, demons, and more. Visit the ghosts of the outlaws and opportunists who died by their own rules and who now haunt the streets of San Antonio, still wreaking havoc beyond the grave. Feel free to let loose with an adult-only tour that contains mature language and themes.

San Antonio: City Sightseeing Van Tour

4. San Antonio: City Sightseeing Van Tour

See all the highlights that San Antonio has to offer, gaining a thorough knowledge of the city’s history and culture on this city tour, offered as a half day or full day tour! 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.  The morning tour option includes going such sights as 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 second half of your tour. For the afternoon tour, you'll be able to check out the San Antonio River locks, visit the Pearl Brewery Redevelopment district, and see Brackenridge Park and the San Antonio Museum of Art. Also, drive by the San Antonio Botanical Garden, McNay Art Museum, and the San Antonio Zoo. Another stop will be made at the Japanese Tea Garden, where you can explore at your leisure. End your day in the Mission Reach, known for the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Mission Concepcion where you have the opportunity to snap a photo of this iconic cathedral. Afterward, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel, having seen most all of what San Antonio has to offer.

San Antonio: Self-Guided Ghost Walking Tour

5. San Antonio: Self-Guided Ghost Walking Tour

Leave behind scheduled tours and explore San Antonio's spooky side any time you want and at your own pace through a unique tour app. Learn about the age-old local ghost stories and visit the famous sites where their spooky characters live. The high-tech location-aware app guides you through each stop on the itinerary with scary music and an insightful commentary. Just go to the Alamo, press play, and put your phone in your pocket. Stop and grab a drink if you want, just pause the tour. Go as fast or as slow as you want. See the most haunted places in San Antonio, including San Fernando Cathedral, the Riverwalk, the Majestic, the Aztec Theater, the Buckhorn, and many more.

The Ghosts of San Antonio Walking Tour

6. The Ghosts of San Antonio Walking Tour

Experience the spooky side of San Antonio with this Ghosts of San Antonio tour, a ghost-themed tour with over 6 months of preparation and research put into it. Visit San Antonio's haunted spots while learning about the city's scary history. Prepare for a spooky time as you walk to the historically significant, and scary, buildings in the city. Discover the sinister history of ghosts and hauntings in San Antonio, and dive back to the dark days of the old Wild West. Experience a chilling tour that’s great for the whole family.

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What people are saying about San Fernando Cathedral

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Alex our guide was fantastic. Provided us with as much information that we could absorb about the history of San Antonio and showed us some great places, as well as pointing out places of interest that we would be able to explore more on our own the following day.

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

Guide was extremely knowledgeable,courteous and a good driver. We we able to relax and enjoy the sights and learn the history in a very casual environment.BIG THUMBS UP.

Domingo, was an extremely knowledgeable our guide. Additionally he was very courteous, patient and considerate. Top rate!

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