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San Antonio: The Grand Historic Tour - Full Day with Lunch Included

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

This one-of-a-kind city tour is the perfect way to get a grand overview of old San Antonio with its rich history & culture. Your experience of the Downtown Reach starts at La Villita Historic Arts Village, and includes narratives of historic sites, sounds, & events. Lunch at El Mercado - the old Mexican Market is included. You will then travel the Museum Reach and visit the Japanese Tea Garden with its koi ponds and stone archways. Finally, you will explore the Mission Reach, with time to see the original frescos at Mission Concepcion- the oldest unrestored stone church in the nation

San Antonio: The Grand Historic Tour - Full Day Highlights

Tour includes the confluence of cultures that make San Antonio unique. Includes exciting narrative w/sound effects about historical sites & and significant events. Play Texas Trivia. See: Hemisfair Park;La Villita; Briscoe Western Art Museum; Sunset Station; St. Paul Square; Paris Hatters; Theatre district; Buckhorn Saloon and Hall of Horns; San Fernando Cathedral, Main Plaza & Plaza de Armas; Spanish Governor's Palace; Lunch at El Mercado - Largest Mexican market in U.S.; Pearl Brewery; UNESCO World Heritage Site: Mission Concepcion; Southtown; Alamo Plaza & legend of San Antonio Rose

San Antonio: The Grand Historic Tour - Full Day Inclusions

  • Lunch at El Mercado
  • Pick up and Drop off at downtown area hotels - - Must contact Gray Line San Antonio 48 hours prior to your tour departure to confirm your reservation
  • Stops at: La Villita Historic Arts Village, El Mercado (Market Square), Japanese Tea Garden, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site- Mission Concepcion

Tour Exclusions

  • Gratuities for Lunch Server, Tour Guide and/or Driver are not included
  • Dessert and alcohol is not included with lunch- - can be purchased at your own expense

Please Note

This interesting and exciting experience gives our guests a broad overview of the Downtown Reach, Museum Reach, and Mission Reach. By purchasing the San Antonio: The Grand Historic City Tour Full Day you pay a discounted full day rate - which is less than the per guest price charged when purchasing Part 1 (A.M.) & Part 2 (P.M.) separately.

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May 27 2019
Awesome it was great thanks
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Apr 19 2019
Great tour of a great city. Multiple places with stories for everybody.
reviewed by Mr Joseph Bigley
Apr 15 2019
At first I was thinking we were paying too much. But after the tour I realized that the price was right. and the lunch worth it.
reviewed by Mrs Elizabeth Seabrooks
Apr 05 2019
Well worth the money! Take this tour.
reviewed by Mr STEVE ANDERSON
Mar 01 2019
It was one of the best (small) group tours I've ever taken...9 wonderful hours (1.5 hrs. for lunch) of seeing the beautiful sights of San Antonio & learning about its rich culture & history (& no, it never got boring!). If you have little time to explore the city, carve out a full day for this tour, but just make sure Eric Clark is going to be the guide! He is fun, passionate & knowledgeable about the city & history in general, & is incredibly flexible & will do whatever he can to accomodate the group. You will ride around quite a bit but will also have many stops where you can get out of the van & walk around to see the sites up close. For those with mobility issues, not to worry; it's an easy tour. :-)*Use the promo code SAVE25 to save about 12% off the tour.
reviewed by Ms Kira Ash
Feb 08 2019
Great guide. Stops at Missions were very interesting.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

The grand city experience includes both parts of a two Part tour. It is the perfect way to get a grand overview of old San Antonio, with its rich history & culture. Play Texas Trivia along the way with your Tour Guide. Your experience includes over 70 sites and points of interest: see Hemisfair Park, original La Villita; downtown architecture, Briscoe Western Art Museum; Sunset Station; St. Paul Square; Alamodome; Rivercenter Mall; Alamo Plaza & historic hotels; Paris Hatters; theatre district; Buckhorn Saloon & Hall of Horns; Geekdom; JFK Parade Route on the day before his assassination; Gunter Hotel - and the history of bluesman Robert Johnson's rare recordings in San Antonio; San Fernando Catherdral; Main Plaza; Plaza de Armas; City Hall; Tobin Performing Arts Center; Southwest School of Art; Red Enchilada - Central Library; Lunch at El Mercado - old Mexican market; stop at San Antonio River locks; Pearl Brewery Redevelopment; the Museum District and 3 Museums; Brackenridge Park; San Antonio Museum of Art; San Antonio Botanical Garden; McNay Art Museum; San Antonio Zoo; stop at Japanese Tea Garden; major universities; Union Stock Yards; UNESCO World Heritage Site: Mission Concepcion; Southtown, Blue Star Arts Complex; Alamo Plaza and the story of Emily Morgan and General Santa Ana. Tour ends at the Alamo or Selected Downtown Hotels (guest's choice).

Gray Line San Antonio will pick you up at your downtown area hotel. Make arrangements for pickup 48 hours in advance to ensure your hotel is on the list.

Tour details the history of San Antonio's confluence of cultures.

Downtown Reach points of interest include: Hemisfair Park; La Villita; Sunset Station; St. Paul Square; Paris Hatters; Theatre District; Briscoe Western Art Museum; Alamodome; Rivercenter Mall; Alamo Plaza & Historic Hotels; Buckhorn Saloon & Hall of Horns San Fernando Cathedral; Main Plaza; Plaza de Armas; City Hall; Tobin Performing Arts Center; Southwest School of Art; Red Enchilada - Central Library; San Francesco di Paola - Italian Neighborhood; and major universities

Lunch at El Mercado - old Mexican Market is included.

Museum Reach points of interest include: San Antonio River locks; Pearl Brewery Redevelopment; Witte Museum; Brackenridge Park; San Antonio Museum of Art; San Antonio Botanical Garden; McNay Art Museum; San Antonio Zoo; with a stop at Japanese Tea Garden.

Mission Reach points of interest include: UNESCO World Heritage Site: Mission Concepcion; Mission Reach Redevelopment; Southtown; Blue Star Arts Complex; King William District

Tour ends at the Alamo or Selected Downtown Hotel (guest's choice).

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Pickup Info

Phone: (800) 341-6000 or (210) 341-6000 -- Please contact Gray Line San Antonio 48 hours prior to your tour departure to confirm your reservation. We pick up at any downtown San Antonio hotel starting 30 minutes prior to the departure time!

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