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San Antonio, Texas

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Our most recommended San Antonio, Texas Cruises & Boat Tours

San Antonio: Scenic Night Tour & River Walk Cruise

1. San Antonio: Scenic Night Tour & River Walk Cruise

Get to know San Antonio nightlife during this night tour that features one-of-a-kind views of the city skyline illuminated at night from the Tower of the Americas, a relaxing River Walk cruise, and a narrated drive. Begin your night out with your tour guide greeting you directly in the lobby of your downtown hotel before heading out to the first stop of your exciting night tour of San Antonio. First, take your view of San Antonio to new heights. Get whisked away up 190 m (623 ft) and marvel at magical views of the illuminated city skyline from the Tower of the Americas Observation Deck, the tallest observation tower in Texas. Once your feet are back on the ground, embark on an enchanting nighttime river cruise, passing multiple points of interest such as the historical Old Mill Crossing and La Villiata, the city’s first neighborhood. After your cruise, go on a drive with your tour guide to explore San Antonio’s cultivating nightlife. Experience an immersive 45-minute narrated drive through the illuminated streets to learn more about the city’s history and culture, pointing out multiple points of interest. Once your tour is complete, enjoy a safe return transfer back to your downtown hotel or arranged drop-off destination, where you can relax after your exciting night out.

San Antonio: Tower of Americas, River Walk Cruise & Bus Tour

2. San Antonio: Tower of Americas, River Walk Cruise & Bus Tour

Start your day on a hop-on hop-off city tour of San Antonio where you can enjoy a 1-hour narrated tour on the top deck of the double-decker bus.  Along the way, explore the city's top sightseeing destinations, including the Alamo, the Pearl Brewery, and the San Antonio River Walk.  On your hop-on hop-off city tour, you will have access to 19 stops in Downtown San Antonio: 1. The Alamo 2. Pearl Entertainment Complex 3. San Antonio Museum of Art House 4. VFW Post 76 5. Augie’s BBQ Restaurant 6. Riverwalk Museum Reach 7. Tobin Center 8. Veterans Memorial Park 9. Travis Park and St. Anthony Hotel 10. Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum 11. Riverwalk/ River Cruise 12. San Fernando Cathedral/Spanish Governor’s Palace 13. Market Square/El Mercardo 14. Hotels on Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard 15. King William Historic District 16. Southtown 17. Yanaguana Garden 18. Tower of the Americas 19. The Shops at Rivercenter Mall Afterward, jump aboard a city boat cruise to take in the iconic River Walk from another perspective. On this 40-minute boat 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: 4 Downtown Attractions Combo Package

3. 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: City Tour with Tower of America & River Cruise

4. San Antonio: City Tour with Tower of America & River Cruise

Experience San Antonio with this group tour as you explore the Alamo and Spanish colonial missions, go to the top of the Tower of the Americas, and cruise the river on an electric barge. Walk among legends as you enjoy a guided tour of the Alamo. Hear about the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. Get up close and personal with some of the Alamo’s largest weapons and fortifications. Next, take in the sights at the vibrant Historic Market Square. Listen to the stories of people who came to the Spanish missions in the 1700s. Take some free time to see the living quarters, compound walls, and the church. Drive past La Villita Historic Arts Village, King William Historic District, and the San Fernando Cathedral. Get insightful narration on the drive. Travel on a 35-minute river cruise. Relax, as you sail through La Villita, the Old Mill Crossing, and Selena’s Bridge. Take an elevator ride to the top of the Tower of the Americas for panoramic views of San Antonio.

San Antonio: UNESCO World Heritage Missions Tour

5. San Antonio: UNESCO World Heritage Missions Tour

Experience the beauty and history of the great city of San Antonio. Throughout this experience, you will visit several of the Spanish-influenced landmarks on the river, which was named in honor of San Antonio de Padua. Travel to sites such as Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission San Juan, and Mission San Francisco de Espada on this guided, half-day sightseeing tour. Watch birds and wildlife along the new Mission Riverwalk Hike and Bike Trail, and experience mission life at Mission San Jose and the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Visitor Center. Later, view original frescoes at Mission Concepción, before seeing the old Espada Acequia (irrigation system) with its dam and aqueduct which are still in use today. You will also enjoy mission silhouettes with Spanish and Moorish-influenced architecture against the South Texas Sky, which makes for a magical sight.

From Austin: San Antonio Day Trip with Alamo and Boat Cruise

6. 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: City Sightseeing Van Tour

7. 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.

Utah: Mighty 5 National Parks Self-Driving Audio Tour

8. Utah: Mighty 5 National Parks Self-Driving Audio Tour

Grab this bundle that includes 5 self-guided tours of Utah's national parks. Take the ultimate road trip through this line of natural reserves in southern Utah. Pick and choose where you start and appreciate the beauty of the American West. Find Arches National Park with excellent views of the towering Three Penguins, Three Gossips, and Courthouse Towers. Take in these immense rock formations and the one-of-a-kind scenery. Cross the scorched landscape and hear tales of the Ute and Paiute tribes that once lived in the area. Capture the impossibly-suspended Balanced Rock and move on to the park's namesake the Windows Arches and the Double Arch that was featured in the filming of Indiana Jones. Marvel at the most-photographed Delicate Arch, standing proudly without any support. Take the chance to see the hoodoos that make Bryce Canyon famous. Ponder these strange and looming pillars that make the park feel like another world. Visit stunning overlooks, including Sunrise and Inspiration Point. Go further and hike into the canyon to witness the coolest natural scenery. Continue to the Canyonlands and find some of the most striking, classically Western landscapes. Drive through shocking shades of red rock and attention-grabbing mesas. Learn all about how erosion sculpted these wonders and grab your camera at Plateau Viewpoint. Discover Capitol Reef, home to remnants of one of the oldest and most remote pioneer towns in America, Fruita. Learn how the town was nestled within the red rocks and deceptively complex walls displaying hundreds of millions of years of geologic history. Save the best for last with Zion. View enormous rocky fortresses, lush river valleys, death-defying hikes along windswept cliffs, and much more. Get the perfect balance of desert oasis, surprising history, and unforgettable views with this famous national park.

San Antonio: Self-Guided Ghost Walking Tour

9. 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.

San Antonio: Ghosts of the Past Guided Walking Tour

10. San Antonio: Ghosts of the Past Guided Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the macabre on this guided walking tour in San Antonio. Be enthralled by dark crime tales from the city's history. Learn about some of the most recent and brutal deaths that occurred at stops along the tour. Meet your guide and begin your walking tour at the most haunted location in San Antonio, the Alamo. Travel back to the beginning of the city's history for some spine-chilling moments. Head over to the Menger Hotel which is one of the oldest hotels in the south. Find out about the events that took place at the the Emily Morgan hotel which is just steps away from tranquil the River Walk. Discover the ghastly story that occurred at on the grounds of the Crockett Hotel, a historic boutique hotel constructed in 1909.  Hear about the spirits that reside at the St. Anthony Hotel and Sheraton Gunter Hotel. Finish your eerie experience at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel.

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What people are saying about San Antonio, Texas

This tour was such a wonderful experience, exceeding my highest expectations! Alfred was an absolutely perfect tour guide who blended charisma, humor, historical expertise, and many anecdotes from growing up in San Antonio. If you can only do one tour of San Antonio, this is the one!!!

Domingo was an excellent guide. He is a lifelong San Antonio resident who has studied the history of the area. His depth and breadth of local history and lore added great dimension to my experience.

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

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

Perry was a very good tour guide. Very knowledgeable. Made the experience well worth it during the extreme heat!