Best of San Antonio Tour in San Antonio, TX

*HOTEL PICK-UP ONLY*San Antonio, TX 78205
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Take a trip to view the best sights in Texas on the Best of San Antonio Tour. See famous landmarks in the River City, including the Alamo and many others. Become immersed in the culture, history, and architecture as you take a cruise along the river. For the thrill-seekers, make sure to take the elevator to the tallest observation point in San Antonio at the Tower of the Americas. Bring a camera to capture moments that you won’t want to forget.

up to 4 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Antonio Travel Experts
  • Pick up and drop off at any downtown San Antonio hotel.
  • The tour is 4 hours long and begins at 2 PM..
  • The boat cruise is 35 minutes.


from Best of San Antonio Tour
The Best of San Antonio Tour begins with your guide greeting you directly in the lobby of your downtown hotel before heading to the first attraction on this exciting half-day adventure of San Antonio, Texas - the River City.

The first stop of the day is an exciting visit to a local cultural icon, the Alamo, where you will stand in the footsteps of heroes before. Walk among legends as you enjoy a guided tour that leads you through the courtyard revealing the story of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. Get up close and personal with some of the Alamo’s largest weapons and fortifications- the 16 pounder cannon, palisades, and barracks. Finally, enjoy a quiet place to rest with a stroll through the lush gardens sheltered by the shade of oak trees on the historic grounds.

Next, take in an enriched combination of San Antonio’s history and region within national parks as you experience the stories of people who came into the Spanish missions in the 1700s. Here you will get some free time to enjoy the beautiful Spanish colonial missions that transformed local ways of life at that time. Explore the living quarters, compound walls, and the church and ultimately learn how these missions left a lasting impact on San Antonio’s culture.

While en-route to your next stop, enjoy the city’s skyline accompanied with a narrated city history and insightful knowledge about San Antonio from your guide. You will pass several major points of interest including: La Villita Historic Arts Village, one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods; King William Historic District, the city’s first suburb; and many others.

Then take an enchanting cruise through the city on an electric barge! Take in the world-renowned 15-mile urban waterway on a relaxing, 35-minute River Walk Cruise to immersive with the city’s culture, history, and architecture. While on the cruise you will pass multiple points of interest such as the city’s very first neighborhood - La Villita, the Old Mill Crossing, and Selena’s Bridge where Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla Perez was proposed to in the biopic Selena (played by world-famous actor/singer Jennifer Lopez).

Finally, for the thrill-seekers, take an elevator ride up 190 m (623 ft) to the top of Tower of the Americas to witness the most magnificent view of the city, showcasing the stunning panoramic views of San Antonio from new heights at the tallest observation deck in Texas.

Once your feet are back on the ground, your tour guide will return you safely to your downtown hotel, or arranged destination.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Best of San Antonio Tour

Where is the pickup location?

The pickup is from any downtown San Antonio hotel.

Do you have car seats available?

See Sight Tours does not provide car seats for children. By law, children less than 8 years of age can sit on an adult's lap and be buckled in during the tour. Should you wish to bring a car seat with you we ask that you let us know in advance so we can be prepared. Please note, if you do choose to bring a car seat with you, it is your responsibility to install and uninstall the seat at each stop on the tour.

How long is the tour?

The Best of San Antonio tour is 5 hours. 

Does the tour operate in inclement weather?

Yes, the tour operates in all kinds of weather, so dress appropriately. The boat cruise may be affected.

Is there anything not included in the price of the tour?

We recommend bringing extra cash to purchase food at stops or bringing snacks with you. Souvenirs and other items you may purchase on your tour are also not included in the price of your tour. Gratuities are optional and always appreciated.

When will the guide pick me up for my tour?

We will email or call you 1-3 days prior to your tour to confirm a specific pick-up time. If you do not have access to phone or email, please be ready and waiting in the hotel lobby half an hour before your tour start time.

How long is the boat ride/cruise on the tour?

The cruise portion of the tour is 35 minutes.