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Full-Day Historic City Tour of San Antonio

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the historic highlights of San Antonio on a tour that takes you to markets, parks, squares, eateries, and more. A great introduction to the city for first-time visitors, this tour gives you a chance to learn your way around San Antonio with a guide to navigate and narrate the journey. That way, you don’t have to worry about getting lost or missing any of the historic details.
  • Spend the day exploring historic San Antonio on a guided tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off make this excursion hassle-free
  • Visit top sights such as the UNESCO-listed Mission Concepcion
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Hotel pick-up and drop-off (downtown hotels only) starting at 8:30 AM
Air-conditioned vehicle
Gratuities
Lunch

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9:00 AM
Pick-ups available at downtown hotels. If you did not select a downtown hotel upon booking, you must confirm your pick up location at least 48 hours before your scheduled tour.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line San Antonio
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Historic City Tour of San Antonio?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Historic City Tour of San Antonio.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Historic City Tour of San Antonio?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Historic City Tour of San Antonio.

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  • "We had major rain after lunch so make sure you bring rain gear." See review

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star-5
A Full Day of Fun in TX!
Jennifer_L
, Jul 2022
An unforgettable experience! My tour guide Domingo was an absolute historian. You get to learn, eat, shop, browse and take pictures. This turned out to be one of the best days of my entire trip. Bring cash to shop/gratuities and a reusable water bottle. The full day tour was 1000% worth it. This definitely should be done in the beginning of your trip to find your favorite spots and come back later on.
star-5
Don't miss this all day tour of San Antonio.
William_M
, Jun 2022
First I'd recommend taking this tour at the beginning of your stay. You might see things you'd like to return to on your own. We did. They did an excellent job of getting a broad but detailed tour of San Antonio. Take the all day tour and ask for Alex. We've taken many tours of many towns and cities and no tour guide exceeded Alex. He was extremely knowledgeable, a local for many years. He was personable, engaging and genuinely cared about you and your experience for the day. All in all a wonderful experience worthy of 2 thumbs up 👍👍. Thank you all for a great day.
star-5
Great Historical Tour
vivian_a
, Jun 2022
Great tour. We only had a few days in San Antonio so the tour was the best way to see the most. We loved it!
star-5
Come to San Antonio and start with this full day tour , it will set the mood to a great vacation!
Lucinda_O
, Jun 2022
An overview of San Antonio is what we expected but with Alex as our guide we became excited with the history and flavor and beauty of the area! Who knew so much has and is happening all around us in this place. Even though we had a wheelchair in the party, we didn't miss anything. If you're coming here for a visit, start with this tour first.
star-5
San Antonio in depth
Charles_S
, May 2022
Domingo is a great guide and his knowledge of the San Antonio history and current happenings are excellent. Thanks for an all day San Antonio immersion.
star-5
Enjoyable 1 day San Antonio tour with great tour guide
Thomas_K
, May 2022
Alex was our tour guide for the day. He was very knowledgeable of San Antonio’s history & points of interest and share it in a way that was easy to understand. We made numerous stops at points of interest throughout the day. Many which we would not had seen on our own. I highly recommend Alex & this tour.
star-5
Great experience
Henry_G
, Apr 2022
Very awesome experience and tour guide was super knowledgeable in the history, would definitely recommend this tour however if your thinking a full day or half ? Do the full day well worth it.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
We are so glad you had a great tour and found it informative; thanks for taking your time to write a review; Alex and all of our guides are very knowledgeable and fun and strive to give each and every guest a memorable and meaningful experience; please come back and see us soon and try our San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Site or our Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour.
star-4
Worth the trip
Rosa_S
, Apr 2022
All points were extremely interesting and informative. However, the seating was cramped for ten passengers. Need a bigger mode of transportation.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
We are so glad you had a great tour and found it informative; thanks for taking your time to write a review; all of our guides are very knowledgeable and fun and strive to give each and every guest a memorable and meaningful experience; please come back and see us soon and try our San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Site or our Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour.
star-5
It was the best way to...
Zhenya_H
, Apr 2022
It was the best way to see most of the historical places and attractions of San Antonio Learn a lot of American history!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
We are so glad you had a great tour and found it informative; thanks for taking your time to write a review; all of our guides are very knowledgeable and fun and strive to give each and every guest a memorable and meaningful experience; please come back and see us soon and try our San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Site or our Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour.
star-5
Great Time; Great Guide
Laura_P
, Apr 2022
Fascinating Historym of San Antonio. Alex was a great guide. We really enjoyed our day!! The history of San Antonio was very interesting and lunch was delicious.
star-5
Learn all about San Antonio
Robert_F
, Apr 2022
This all day tour with Alex was great. He took us to lots of places and gave a lot of history and commentary. Many things we just drove by as he talked about history and architecture, but we got out to tour 2 of the Missions and learned a lot from him. Also got out to see parts of the Riverwalk and learned its history and about water and flood control. Also stopped for photos at several places. We had a lunch break at a great Mexican restaurant and market. The tour was supposed to stop at La Villita but didn’t because of an event. We were glad we did this tour on our first day in town. I highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Alex was outstanding and...
douglas_k
, Apr 2022
Alex was outstanding and extremely knowledgeable. Very helpful. Having only a day to visit he was the gold standard and we got to know SA intimately. Definitely an asset to the operator.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Douglas: We are so glad you had a great tour and appreciated our guide Alex; thanks for taking your time to write a review; please come back and see us soon and try our Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour or our San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour.
star-3
Not worth the money
John_G
, Mar 2022
Our tour guide, Domingo, was okay. We stopped at random places or construction areas that were hard to walk around and really weren’t of any interest. We could only eat lunch at the busiest restaurant in the market and had to eat with our bus mates. The busyness and poor service at the restaurant did not leave time to walk around the market. The tour advertised a stop at the Japanese Tea Garden and he wasn’t going to go due to time but I complained as well as another couple and we were able to go but Domingo’s attitude changed to slightly rude. My suggestions would be to stick to what you advertise. If I wanted a hop on/hop off tour, that is what I would have booked. Also when you tell the history of San Antonio, please keep your opinions of Americans to yourself.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thanks for taking your time to write a review; your tour was at the height of spring break and Brackenridge Park, El Mercado and downtown were all extremely busy, which created some challenges. Please contact me at john.walker@starshuttle.com if you are interested in further discussing your experience with me.
star-5
Excellent, professional tour.
Luciano_C
, Mar 2022
The full-day historic tour of San Antonio by our Professional Tour Guide Alex is very informative. The information we received was very well detailed and Alex made it easy to understand. We learned the history of San Antonio including numerous missions which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Alex is also an excellent photographer who took numerous professional photos of my wife and I. We highly recommend this tour and we thank you for having such a wonderful guide who made the tour enjoyable.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
We are so glad you had a great tour and found it informative. All of our tour itineraries are very carefully researched and designed to be historically accurate, interesting and also entertaining. thanks for taking your time to write a review; Perry and all of our guides are very knowledgeable and fun and strive to give each and every guest a memorable and meaningful experience; please come back and see us soon and try our Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour.
star-5
San Antonio at its best
Audrey_C
, Mar 2022
Eric Clark who was our tour guide was so knowledgeable with the history of San Antonio it was mind-blowing We will come back and explore more
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
We are so glad you had a great tour and found it informative; thanks for taking your time to write a review; Eric and all of our guides are very knowledgeable and fun and strive to give each and every guest a memorable and meaningful experience; please come back and see us soon and try our San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour or our Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour.
star-5
Alex was our guide for...
Racheal_M
, Mar 2022
Alex was our guide for the day, and he was the best! He taught us so much about San Antonio and took great pics of us! And we definitely appreciated that they did not cancel even though it was just myself and son on the tour. Definitely recommend!!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you very much, please note that our policy is to never cancel; if a guest wants to take one or tours and makes a reservation, absent so sort of extreme weather, we go even if its just one guest. We are so glad you had a great tour and found it informative; thanks for taking your time to write a review; Alex and all of our guides are well informed and fun; please come back and see us soon and try our San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour or our Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour.
star-5
This was a wonderful...
Remsh_A
, Mar 2022
This was a wonderful tour! Alex was our tour guide and he did an excellent job. He was very knowledgeable and provided so much information on this tour. We highly recommend this tour and we know you will have fun and learn so much about San Antonio.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
We are so glad you had a great tour and found it informative; thanks for taking your time to write a review; Alex and all of our guides are well informed and fun; please come back and see us soon and try our San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour or our Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour.
star-5
The highlights of San Antonio in 8 hours.
Anita_M
, Mar 2022
Alex, picked us up from our Hotel, and gave us a tour of places that we were not familiar with. Having a driver that we felt comfortable with and having him know where he was going made our tour even better. He was articulate, neat and he was well versed with information.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
We are so glad you had a great tour and found it informative; Alex and all of our guides strive to provide you with a great and memorable experience; thanks for taking your time to write a review; please come back and see us soon and try our San Antonio Mission UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour or our Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour.
star-5
Worth the time and money for full day tour
Megan_K
, Mar 2022
I had high expectations as I reviewed Trip Advisor reviews prior to booking. Alex is a wonderful guide, full of knowledge. He’s so welcoming and friendly and creates a fun experience. I took the full day tour and the morning we spent most of the time driving around downtown and hearing the rich history of San Antonio. The afternoon was spent on and off the bus where the history lessons we learned in the morning were experienced in the afternoon as we toured the missions. I was exhausted by the end of the day but my cellphone was full of memories of the day. Alex is also great with knowing the Epic photo ops for those who want to brag on social media!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Megan: We are so glad you had a great tour and fun experience; Alex and all of our guides strive to provide each of our guests with a meaningful and memorable experience; thanks for taking your time to write a review; please come back and see us soon and try our San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour or our Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour.
star-5
Worth the time and money!
Wendy_R
, Jan 2022
Our tour guide Alex was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. We learned a lot of tidbits and history about San Antonio. He gave us great pointers for places to eat and visit after our tour. Definitely enjoyed this tour!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Wendy, thank you so much for taking your time to write such a great review. We strive to provide an amazing and memorable experience through San Antonio's Downtown, Museum, and Mission Reach. Alex, and all our guides, are indeed some of the best around! Your review truly made our day! Please come back and see us again soon, we think you would also enjoy our Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour.
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