Half Day Afternoon San Antonio: Grand Historic City Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    1:00 PM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from downtown area hotels starting 15 - 30 mins prior to the start of the tour- you must confirm your reservation at least 48 hours prior to tour departure. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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This city tour is Part 2 of an optional 2 part tour. It is the perfect way to get a grand overview of old San antonio, its rich history & culture. Your experience starts downtown with a stop at the San antonio River locks followed by: Pearl Brewery Redevelopment; Butterkrust Bakery; Doseum; Witte museum; San Antonio Botanical Center; McNay Art Museum; Major Universities; Brackenridge Park, San Antonio Zoo & stop at Japanese Tea Garden; History of the Great Texas Cattle Trail Drives; Union Stockyards; UNESCO World Heritage Site - Mission Concepcion; Southtown; King William area. Tour ends at The Alamo or a selected downtown hotel (guest's choice).


Hotel pick-up and drop-off (downtown hotels only)

Professional guide


Guide Gratuities (optional)


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please note the contact info you provide to Viator is what we will use to contact you, if needed. Should you wish to provide an alternative phone number or email to reach you at while traveling, please give us a call at 800-341-6000

Traveler Reviews

  • 09-Mar-2020

    Domingo was great, gives lots of information. Had a good knowledge of the city and history. He stayed with us and did fill in the blanks.

  • 20-Feb-2020

    We got lucky on this tour that we ended up with a guide that was a previous HISTORY teacher! He was very knowledgeable about the sites and gave us a good amount of anecdotes about his own experiences growing up in San Antonio. Overall, we had a great time. This was a small group tour and we enjoyed the small group and the lack of crowd that you get with other tours. I forgot our tour guides' name, but it started with the letter D. He was great and was very courteous, even went out of his way for one of our passengers that didn't feel well and brought him back to their hotel. Great guy, great tour, great day! Thank you, San Antonio!

  • 15-Jan-2020

    Alex was a great tour guide and a lot of area in the 4 hours. To cover the city, you need to take all day tour.

  • 07-Nov-2019

    Great 1/2 day tour of SA. Alex was interesting, accommodating (our fault with a booking issue), and knowledgeable. He provided some fantastic places for us to visit in more depth on our next trip to SA. The Japanese / Chinese Tea Garden was beautiful. Thank you.

  • 01-May-2019

    Very good tour, our guide (Dora) was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Unfortunately, the museum stops were not open on Monday so we could not see inside. The Japanese Tea Garden was so beautiful and the highlight of the day. Overall it is a very interesting tour.

  • 09-May-2017

    We enjoyed our short, half-day tour as it had a couple of stops we wanted to see. The guide was nice and let us know the history of San Antonio's districts which were quite unique.

  • 09-May-2017

    We enjoyed our short, half-day tour as it had a couple of stops we wanted to see. The guide was nice and let us know the history of San Antonio's districts which were quite unique.

  • 12-Dec-2016

    Apparently this tour must be new because when I called to confirm my tour the local operator did not have my reservation initially with Viator. However she was able to accommodate me which is great since I had already paid for the tour! The day of the tour my driver contacted me to see if he could pick me up early so I wouldn't miss so much of the tour. I was completely confused since my tour was supposed to begin in the afternoon. After talking more with my driver about it, he wasn't even aware that the tour which is also offered as a full day tour, was split into two half day tours and I was only taking the second have. Once that miscommunication as out of the way, we were off for the afternoon. Most of the stops were good and it was a nice opportunity to see more of the city. However the Tea Garden was one of the most beautiful stops I have every seen. That experience made it worth while. The tour did not last as long as described. It actually ended about an hour short so I was a bit disappointed.