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Holiday Lights Tour

Holiday Lights Tour


A Walking Tour with San Antonio Flair!

Approximately 2.5 Hours; 7:00PM - 9:30PM
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation


  • Listen to stories of the cultures and traditions that surround the city of San Antonio
  • Enjoy a tasting 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 thousands 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

Added Safety Measures in Place


  • A warm holiday beverage tasting at Bier Garten Riverwalk
  • Private river boat ride with an expert guide from Go Rio San Antonio (no waiting in line for this private tour)
  • Special gift to start your own Holiday Tradition

  • Parking Fees
  • Transportation To Alamo Plaza From San Fernando Cathedral at the end of the tour
  • Optional Gratuities for Tour Guides

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 Alamo Plaza or parking location. Tour Guides will be walking guests back to Alamo Plaza- It is recommended to park near there.
  • 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 tasting option

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Holiday Lights Tour

Approximately 2.5 Hours; 7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Experience stories of the rich holiday traditions from Germany, Spain, Mexico, and Colonial Texas! Enjoy a warm holiday beverage tasting 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, told on the backdrop of San Fernando Cathedral, The Heart of the City.
  • Guests, please meet Tour Guides in Alamo Plaza, in front of the Alamo, at 6:45 PM (15 minutes before the start of the tour) to check in

  • Tour Introduction will start at promptly at 7:00 PM

  • After enjoying a holiday beverage tasting at Bier Garten Riverwalk, guests will take a private, and narrated, river boat tour along the San Antonio River Walk with Go Rio San Antonio

  • 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 on their own

  • After The Saga, Tour Guides will be walking remaining guests back to Alamo Plaza
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4.4 / 5   overall customer review rating
Miss Kim Eickholt
Dec 24 2017
I lived to “whole” experience we were given! The history, holiday drinks, lights, boat tour, and cathedral was an amazing combination!
Ms Rachel Rodriguez
Dec 24 2017
The tour itself and the tour guides were absolutely wonderful!
a Gray Line customer
Dec 18 2017
This was a great way to see the San Antonio Riverwalk. We were able to walk along the river, got on a boat right away, (the lines were 3 hours long without the tour). Also got to see the light show on the Cathedral. We enjoyed the tour.
Mrs wendy holt
Dec 09 2017
very knowledgable guides.
Miss Kristy Pupich
Dec 08 2017
The tour was great. Our tour guides Anthony and Claudia were awesome. They had a lot of knowledge regarding Christmas and Christmas Traditions that help shape San Antonio the way it is today. For example, we were unaware that there was a large German population in the area at one point. Also, we loved the fact that we got the boat tour and our tour guide had a lot of knowledge. The only downside to our tour was the simple fact that sometimes it was hard to hear the guides, especially if it was noisy in the area we were in. For example, when we went to the Biergarten for our holiday wine/hot chocolate, Claudia was talking about European holiday traditions and my party could not hear what she was saying due to the noise coming from the bar (other conversations and music) and people walking by going to the Riverwalk. So, we missed that segment which would have been very interesting to hear.
Mrs Kimberly Whitehurst
Dec 03 2017
This was a Great tour and guides
Reply From The Gray Line Team:
Thanks for the review, Kimberly. We're very glad to hear you enjoyed the Holiday Lights tour!

- The Gray Line Team
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