from The Grand Historic City Tour
The Grand Historic City Tour is the perfect way to get a grand overview of old San Antonio, its 300-year history, culture and architecture. Play Texas Trivia along the way with your guide!Highlights:
- Detailed history of the Downtown Reach of San Antonio
- Listen to exciting sound effects and narratives about historical sites and significant events
- Play Texas Trivia with your tour guide
This tour offers half day and full day options.Half Day AM Tour
The morning tour begins downtown starting at 9 am and lasts approximately 4 hours.
Itinerary includes: 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; Alamodome; Rivercenter Mall; Alamo Plaza & historic hotels; 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 Cathedral; 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. The tour ends at the guest’s choice of the Alamo or El Mercado.Half Day PM Tour
The afternoon tour begins at 1pm and lasts approximately 4 hours.
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).Full Day Tour
This full day tour offers a grand overview of San Antonio and lasts approximately 8 hours. It is the perfect way to experience San Antonio’s rich history and the confluence of cultures. Tour includes stops at: La Villita Historic Arts Village, El Mercado- Historic Market Square, San Antonio River lock and dams, Japanese Tea Garden, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site- Mission Concepcion. Guests will have time on their own at El Mercado for lunch at their own expense.After your reservation is complete please follow voucher instructions to call Gray Line directly 48 hours prior to your tour departure to confirm your reservation.