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Portion of the San Antonio River Walk seen during the Holiday Season

Holiday Lights Walking Tour

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A Christmas Light Tour with San Antonio Flair!


  • Listen to stories of the cultures and traditions that surround the city of San Antonio
  • Enjoy a glass of Glühwein (warm spiced wine) or hot chocolate at a local german biergarten
  • Take a private boat ride along the San Antonio River Walk and marvel at the millions of colorful lights
  • Experience the beautiful history of San Antonio in The Saga; This 24-Minute journey is told by renowned painter and video artist Xavier De Richemont is his first outdoor video art installation in the United States.
  • Start a holiday tradition of your own with a special gift from Gray Line San Antonio


  • A warm holiday beverage
  • Private river boat tour with an expert guide
  • Special gift to start your own Holiday Tradition


  • Parking Fees
  • Transportation To and From Parking Location (Guests are advised to take advantage of the 301 provided by VIA)
  • Additional food and drinks purchased at biergarten
  • Optional Gratuities for Tour Guide and River Boat Guide

Please Note

  • This is a walking tour- we will be walking on cobblestone and using stair cases to get To and From River Level
  • Transportation will not be provided from San Fernando Cathedral back to guests parking location. Tour Guide will be walking guests back to Alamo Plaza- It is recommended to park near there. Or guests can ride the service provided by VIA to their parking location if they do not wish to walk back with Tour Guide.
  • Guests are advised to bring bottled water, as this is a walking tour
  • Guests 21 and over must present valid ID to select spiced wine as their drink option

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Jan 27 2017
Fun activity for all ages in our family!
Jan 09 2017
Dec 30 2016
Well worth the money! The hot chocolate was the best tasting that I have ever had. No lines for the riverboat. Loved the whole experience!
Reply From Gray Line:
Thanks Manda! It's awesome to hear you had such a great time--as a sightseeing and experiences company, that's obviously our #1 goal. We look forward to having you join us for another tour soon!

The Gray Line Team
Dec 28 2016
Our tour guide Anthony Perez was so great and he was very knowledgeable. The pace of the tour was great and if Anthony didn't know the answer to your question he made sure by the end of the night he had an answer for you! Will recommend and consider doing this tour next winter if available! Also the gift bags at the end were nice!
Reply From Gray Line:
Thanks for the great review Kevin! We'll certainly send your compliments to our local team regarding Anthony's performance, and hope that the rest of your Holiday Season was fantastic. We look forward to seeing you on board another sightseeing experience soon.

The Gray Line Team
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Experience stories of the rich holiday traditions from Germany, Spain, Mexico, and Colonial Texas! Have a warm holiday beverage as we make our way through Downtown San Antonio. This night tour takes you on a mesmerizing private river boat ride to see all the Magic the Famous San Antonio River Walk has to offer, while lit up by thousands of colorful lights. This is followed by a short history of San Antonio as told on the backdrop of San Fernando Cathedral, The Heart of the City.
  • Guests, please meet Tour Guide in Alamo Plaza, in front of the Alamo, at 6:45 PM (15 minutes before the start of the tour)

  • Tour Introduction will start at 7:00 PM

  • After enjoying a holiday drink, guests will take a private, and narrated, river boat tour along the San Antonio River Walk

  • Tour will End in Main Plaza in front of the San Fernando Cathedral, The Heart of the City

  • The Saga will start at 9:00 PM; guests may choose to stay and watch, or depart home

  • After The Saga, Tour Guide will be walking guests back to Alamo Plaza