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Cathedral of San Fernando, Downtown San Antonio

San Antonio: The Grand Historic Tour - Full Day

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

This tour includes both parts of a 2 part grand overview of San Antonio, it's 300 year history, confluence of cultures & architecture

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.

Inclusions

Lunch at El Mercado

Exclusions

Gratuities for Lunch server, Tour Guide and/or Driver are not included

Please Note

This interesting & exciting tour gives our guests a broad overview of the history, culture and architecture of San Antonio's city center and nearby sites. 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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Nov 21 2017
Eric was very knowledge about San Antonio. Very courteous and friendly and gave us a good history lesson on many things about Texas and San Antonio.We were very pleased with the tour and would recommend it to others.
Nov 20 2017
Wonderful driver, interesting itinerary.
Nov 06 2017
Our driver was great! We loved our whole day tour.
Reply From The Gray Line Team:
Hello Raymond, 

We know how important it is for a Tour to be easy from the start, and we are glad that yours was a simple process from start to finish. We also love to hear that you had a wonderful experience on our Grand Historic City Tour, and you enjoyed your entire day with us! We hope to see you soon!

-The Gray Line Team
May 25 2017
Again Brad was the same fine driver/ tour/guide as the Hill Country tour, so I also thoroughly enjoyed this Grand Historic City Tour
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ITINERARY

This grand city tour is both parts of a two Part tour. It is the perfect way to get a grand overview of old San Antonio, its rich history & culture. Play Texas Trivia along the way. Your experience starts downtown: see Hemisfair Park, original La Villita; downtown architecture, Briscoe western art museum, Sunset Station; St. Paul Square; Paris Hatters; theatre district; Buckhorn Saloon and Hall of Horns, Briscoe Western Art Museum, 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 will pick you up at select downtown hotels. Make arrangements for pickup 12 hours in advance if possible.
Tour details history of San Antonio's confluence of cultures. Play Texas Trivia along the way. Sites include: Hemisfair Park, original La Villita, downtown architecture, 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, Geekdom, 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, 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).

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.