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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.

San Antonio/Austin: GetOutPass

2. San Antonio/Austin: GetOutPass

The GetOutPass is the ultimate fun-pass. It works as an app on your smartphone. Once signed up, you and anyone on your membership can gain free admission to the best entertainment attractions in your area! Roller coasters, arcades, good times--we've got you covered. When you sign on to the GetOutPass, you'll get access to venues in Austin and San Antonio through the member portal found in the app and on any web browser. All venues create an “offer” specifically for members. This offer can include free admission, free products, special deals, or special perks, just to name a few. Attractions Included with the GetOutPass San Antonio/Austin: Typhoon Texas - Austin Austin Aquarium - Austin Quest ATX - Austin Wonder World Cave & Adventure Park - San Marcos San Antonio Panic Room - San Antonio Monster Mini Golf - San Antonio Stumpy's Hatchet House SA - San Antonio San Antonio Aquarium - San Antonio Mt Playmore - Austin Artworks Art Studio - San Antonio Arthur Murray Dance Studio - San Antonio Austin Panic Room - Austin Bricks & Minifigs - Austin Cordovan Art School and Pottery Parlor - NW Austin Sideliners Grill - San Antonio Cool Crest Miniature Golf - San Antonio D-BAT Austin - Pflugerville D-Bat - Boerne Cordovan Art School and Pottery Parlor - SW Austin Code Ninjas: Whitestone - Cedar Park Code Ninjas: Northwest Austin - Austin Frontier Times Museum - Bandera Localhost: Austin - Georgetown D-BAT - San Antonio West FIT Pickleball Fitness Center - San Antonio Howl at the Moon - San Antonio My Gym Children's Fitness Center - San Antonio Parkour Ninjas - San Antonio Inspired Minds Art Center - Buda Cordovan Art School and Pottery Parlor - Cedar Park Kidcreate Studio - San Antonio Leading Edge Archery - Boerne Memorial Miniature Golf and Museum - Hays Sunset Bowling Lanes - San Marcos Pedego Electric Bikes - San Antonio Texas Paintball - Leander AIRTOPIA Adventure Park - San Antonio Toybrary - Austin Shenanigans Gaming - San Antonio The Esports Cave - Austin The Jungle Movement Academy - Round Rock SMASH Dance Fitness - San Antonio Premier Martial Arts: Lakeline - Cedar Park The District Bouldering - San Antonio The Esports Cave: Cedar Park - Leander Pedego - Cedar Park 3Quest Challenge - San Antonio/Austin Crazy Dash - San Antonio/Austin Operation City Quest - San Antonio/Austin Puzzling Adventures - San Antonio/Austin Wacky Walks - San Antonio/Austin Zombie Scavengers - San Antonio/Austin

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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.

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

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