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The Alamo is one of the most famous sites in United States history, forever linked to the 13-day Battle of the Alamo in 1836, which ended with the deaths of defenders James Bowie, William Travis, and Davy Crockett. Today, the 18th-century Mission San Antonio de Valero complex—now known as the Alamo—welcomes more than 2.5 million visitors per year to its chapel, barracks, gardens, and small museum.

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San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Combine two great tours for a comprehensive look at the city of San Antonio. First, enjoy a relaxing, 35-minute River Walk boat cruise along the San Antonio River. Then explore the most popular sites in San Antonio on a scenic hop-on hop-off, double-decker bus tour. Visit popular sites like the Alamo, Pearl Brewery, the San Antonio Museum of Art, Market Square and many more. Select a pass, then board at any of the 19 stops to get to know the city in custom fashion, with live, onboard narration.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.99
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$51.99

San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas

San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas

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Combine two great tours, plus admission to an iconic landmark, for a comprehensive look at the city of San Antonio. First, enjoy a relaxing boat cruise along the San Antonio River. Then explore the most popular sites in San Antonio on a hop-on hop-off, double-decker bus tour. Select a pass, then board at any of the 19 stops to get to know the city in custom fashion with live, onboard commentary. Finally, enjoy a spectacular view of Alamo City from the top of the Tower of the Americas.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.99
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San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour

San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour

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This tour is the perfect way to see the missions and learn about the founding of San Antonio with its rich history and culture. Experience Spanish History, the Coahuiltecans, and the early southwest. Learn about the significance of San Antonio, San Pedro Springs, and the groups that came together to set the stage for the founding of the Presidio - San Antonio. Your experience starts downtown, see: the original La Villita; Main Plaza, San Fernando Cathedral, and Plaza de Armas. Travel along the San Antonio River to visit all the missions with stops at Concepcion, San Jose, San Juan, Espada, and the Espada Aqueduct. Tour ends at Mission San Antonio de Valero, famously known as the Alamo, or guest's hotel. Guaranteed Departures, Twice a Day! No minimum guest requirements.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

San Antonio Missions Tour with Hotel Pick Up
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San Antonio Missions Tour with Hotel Pick Up

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See the Alamo and other UNESCO landmarks on a private tour of San Antonio attractions. This itinerary also offers a look at Mission San José and Mission Concepción, both belonging to the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Visit, too, the King William Historic District and Market Square. With a personal guide on hand to interpret, you’ll gain a better understanding of San Antonio’s heritage.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00
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Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo

Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo

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Explore San Antonio by Segway on a 1.5-hour tour that takes in the highlights of historic downtown San Antonio. Have fun and get great photo ops while riding your Segway past landmarks such as The Alamo, Tower of the Americas, HemisFair Park, the Alamodome, and San Fernando Cathedral. Your guide shares some fun facts and a little Texas history along the way. Book your Segway tour early to ensure that you get a spot on this popular tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.87
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San Antonio Haunted History Ghost Tour

San Antonio Haunted History Ghost Tour

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There's a lot of strange history that's happened here in the streets of San Antonio, and over the course of this San Antonio ghost tour, hear the haunted, paranormal tales of notorious Texas events. The tour begins and ends at The Alamo, where you meet your guides who are carrying lanterns and dressed in historic costumes. Walk the streets of the city's Old Town and learn its fascinating past, which is vividly and masterfully brought to life by the informative and passionate guides.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.00
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Half-Day Afternoon City Tour of Historic San Antonio

Half-Day Afternoon City Tour of Historic San Antonio

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Discover the confluence of cultures and historic events that shaped modern-day San Antonio on a 4-hour evening coach tour. Designed to complement the optional half-day morning tour for a complete overview of the city’s history, the tour makes three stops to points of interest including the Japanese Tea Garden, the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Mission Concepcion, San Jose and the Alamo(optional). Along the way, learn Texas trivia and enjoy live narration from a local guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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San Antonio River Walk Cruise and 3-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Pass

San Antonio River Walk Cruise and 3-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Pass

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See more of San Antonio with a combo package that includes a 72-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass and a 40-minute sightseeing cruise on the San Antonio River Walk. The river cruise offers a scenic and relaxing ride, and the double-decker bus gives you the flexibility to explore the city at your own pace, and disembark at attractions such as The Alamo.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.99
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$49.99

San Antonio Scavenger Hunt Adventure

San Antonio Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Discover San Antonio in a fun new way on this 3-hour scavenger hunt. Jump into the middle of an exciting adventure, from the famous Alamo to the San Antonio River Walk, the San Fernando Cathedral and the many monuments, artwork and other real-life locations around town. Discover both well-known and overlooked sites, solving clues and completing challenges via smartphone while learning the local history of this popular city in south-central Texas. Teams of 2- to 5-people are welcome.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.52
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San Antonio Drunk History Tour

San Antonio Drunk History Tour

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On this condensed version of our Classic tour, we will take a stroll through Alamo Plaza for a comprehensive look at the history of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution. Next we will follow in the footsteps of legends in the historic Menger Hotel bar – you will share the space where Teddy Roosevelt recruited many of his Rough Riders. With drink in hand we will take an in depth tour through the oldest hotel west of the Mississippi. After discussing the rich and varied history of this classic San Antonio establishment we will take a look into another of San Antonio’s most historic bars and explore the associated history. Warm welcomes, prompt service, heavy pours and exclusive access await you all while you learn history not found on any other tour in a truly unique personalized and boutique tour experience. Food & beverages not included in price.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Half-Day Morning City Tour of Historic San Antonio
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Half-Day Morning City Tour of Historic San Antonio

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Explore San Antonio’s unique place in Western history on a half-day morning coach tour. Pass by dozens of historic sites and modern attractions while learning about the city’s rich confluence of cultures and the events that shaped it. See Alamo Plaza and historic hotels, learn about bluesman Robert Johnson’s local recording sessions, and see where residents get their cultural fix at the Tobin Performing Arts Center and Briscoe Western Art Museum. Discover even more and complete your grand city overview on an optional afternoon tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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City Sightseeing San Antonio City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing San Antonio City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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See San Antonio's top attractions and historic landmarks at your own pace with a 1-,2-, or 4-day ticket for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Explore the sites you like and hear informative recorded commentary aboard the double-decker tour bus. Learn about San Antonio's history, culture, architecture and more as you pass by the Alamo, HemisFair Park, Tower of the Americas and Cathedral of San Fernando, then browse the shops at the Rivercenter Mall along the River Walk.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.89
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Segway Tour of Historic San Antonio
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Segway Tour of Historic San Antonio

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Cruise through San Antonio on a 2-hour Segway tour that takes in the highlights of historic downtown San Antonio, including The Alamo. Hear some Texas history from your guide as you take in landmarks like HemisFair Park, Tower of the Americas, the Alamodome, Bexar County Courthouse, San Fernando Cathedral, El Mercado, and Arts Village La Villita. You'll also have plenty of time to have fun riding your Segway and get great photo ops.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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48-Hour San Antonio Hop-on Hop-off Plus Tower of the Americas Admission

48-Hour San Antonio Hop-on Hop-off Plus Tower of the Americas Admission

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Make the most of your time in San Antonio and explore at your own pace with this 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Ride around the city on a comfortable tour bus, hopping off whenever you like to explore sights such as the Riverwalk, the Tower of the Americas, and the Alamo. This ticket also includes admission to Tower of the Americas, saving you time waiting in line to buy tickets on arrival.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.99
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River City Ghost Walking Tour of San Antonio

River City Ghost Walking Tour of San Antonio

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San Antonio is a city with layers of rich history that go back to the beginnings of the formation of the United States as we know it today – a city whose violent and bloody past makes it one of the most haunted cities in America. San Antonio Old Town Ghost Tours takes you into the heart of the Alamo City’s dark, troubled past to discover why it is recognized as one of the most haunted cities in the country. Learn the chilling details of a history they never taught you in school.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.50
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Texas Ranger Museum Combo, including Boat Cruise & Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Texas Ranger Museum Combo, including Boat Cruise & Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Experience San Antonio’s top attractions on a double-decker bus and boat excursion. Discover the city’s history and culture while floating down the San Antonio River Walk and visiting sites like the Alamo, Pearl Brewery, and San Antonio Museum of Art via a hop-on/hop-off bus. Stop by the historic Buckhorn Saloon and enjoy commentary from a knowledgeable local guide and complimentary admission/entrance fees.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.99
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The Ghosts of Old San Antonio

The Ghosts of Old San Antonio

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The Ghosts of Old San Antonio Tour is the perfect blend of history and hauntings. This is much more than just a tour. Ghost City gives you an experience through time and place. An all-ages excursion into San Antonio after dark. You will uncover some of the city's most notorious ghosts! And don't worry - MOST are friendly. Spend an evening with The Ghosts of Old San Antonio.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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CITY Vespa SiDeCaR Tour and Tacos

CITY Vespa SiDeCaR Tour and Tacos

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Enjoy a fun-filled and one-of-a-kind way to explore San Antonio on this private tour via Vespa and custom-built sidecar. Pick between morning and afternoon departure times, and set off right from your hotel via stylish scooter. You’ll visit San Antonio’s top attractions, from the UNESCO-listed Alamo and San Antonio River Walk to the King William Historic District and more. Then, head to a locals-frequented venue for tacos and refreshments.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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48-Hour San Antonio Hop-on Hop-off Plus Museum of Art Admission

48-Hour San Antonio Hop-on Hop-off Plus Museum of Art Admission

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A convenient, hop–on, hop–off bus pass allows you to explore San Antonio without the hassle of navigating on your own. Enjoy live on–board commentary as you circuit the 19–stop route with sweeping views from the top level of the double–decker bus. Valid for 48 hours, this pass is a popular choice for visitors who want to make the most of their time in the area.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Antonio Super Saver: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Tower of Americas, Museum Admission, and More

San Antonio Super Saver: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Tower of Americas, Museum Admission, and More

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Book the San Antonio Super Saver pass to see the highlights of San Antonio at a great price. The pass is valid for 48 hours and includes the hop-on hop-off bus, admission to the observation deck at the Tower of the Americas, and its 4D Theater Ride, and the IMAX film about the Battle of the Alamo. The pass also covers entrance to the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Buckhorn Saloon, and the Texas Ranger Museum, making for a comprehensive way to experience San Antonio's attractions at your own pace.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.99
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The San Antonio Ghost Walk

The San Antonio Ghost Walk

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Journey through the streets of Old San Antonio discovering the cities dark secrets throughout history, and the many terrifying ghosts and apparitions that have resulted from them, and still occur today!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Downtown San Antonio Helicopter Tour

Downtown San Antonio Helicopter Tour

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Get stunning views of San Antonio from the air on a 10-minute helicopter tour of the city. Trace the course of the San Antonio River to downtown, and swoop past the Alamodome and the Tower of the Americas. Hear about each of the sites you pass with narration in personal headsets, and capture images of the historic Alamo battle site from above. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the historic La Villita neighborhood before touching back down at Stinson Airport.
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  • 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$197.00
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Historic Downtown & Riverwalk Walking Tour

Historic Downtown & Riverwalk Walking Tour

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Join a local tour guide as we explore the history, architecture, and landmarks of downtown San Antonio, and it's beloved Riverwalk. Expect to walk approximately two miles throughout the tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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San Antonio Barwalk Tour

San Antonio Barwalk Tour

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Perhaps one of my reviews says it best: "Taking The Barwalk with Emzy is like visiting an old friend in his hometown and having him show you around." The Classic route is the ultimate way to explore and discover the very best of San Antonio. No scripts, no PA's and no costumes, just warm welcomes, prompt service and heavy pours await us as you leave the large groups of kitschy tours behind and enjoy the ultimate insider way to discover the absolute best of San Antonio. From the Alamo, the oldest saloon in Texas and the oldest continually operated hotel in the west you'll skip the ubiquitous franchises and follow in the footsteps of legends. Less of a regimented, memorized tour and more of a conversation you'll learn about everything from the Alamo, grisly unsolved murders, pop culture connections and the "seedier" side of and enjoy unrivaled historical research in a truly magical night all washed down with the best cocktails anywhere. Food & beverages not included in price.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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Should I book The Alamo tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since The Alamo can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit The Alamo 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to The Alamo costs USD 12.31. Guided The Alamo tours start around USD 12.31 per person.
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