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San Antonio: City Sightseeing Van Tour

1. 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.

3.5 hour Bike Tour Northern Historic Yanaguana Route

2. 3.5 hour Bike Tour Northern Historic Yanaguana Route

Start and end your tour in the same location, just south of Mission San Jose on Mission Road. Directions. All instructions will be provided in your confirmation email once you book a tour. Join a 12 mile guided bicycle tour along the beautiful and scenic Mission Reach Trail as it winds along the San Antonio River. The tour takes you to Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, and other fascinating sites. At each mission, the local tour guide will walk the grounds with you and talk about the 18th-century Spanish Colonial period. Understand how these missions transformed the daily lives of the mission inhabitants, impacted the surrounding communities, and helped mold the culture of San Antonio and South Texas. Additionally, the tour guide will discuss the importance of the San Antonio River to the region and cover portions of local 19th and 20th Century history. In addition to Mission Concepcion and Mission San Jose, other stops along the tour route include the Co-Cobijos art installation, the River Return art installation, and the historic Hot Wells of Bexar County. Your tour guide will stop briefly at each site and provide an overview. This tour is our most challenging bicycle tour (but still very manageable) due to the rolling hills along the route. It offers a more in-depth history of the San Antonio River, as well as San Pedro Creek. It also offers a wider range of history and is a great compliment to our Heart of San Antonio walking tour and/or a visit to the Alamo. The majority of the tour route follows the Mission Reach Trail, large portions of which are in direct sunlight. The pace of the tour is relaxed, but please make sure you are physically able to bicycle 11 to 12 miles, get off and on a bicycle at each stop and walk the grounds of 2 missions.

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What people are saying about Mission Concepción

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Alex was our guide, he was very knowledgeable about San Antonio, Alex took his time to explain in detail everything we was seeing from the history of the San Antonio river and how it became what it is today to San Concepcion and how they built the mission, and how they used fruits mixed with limestone for their drawings on the walls that currently exist on the today. It was a very educational tour of San Antonio

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.

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!