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The Alamo Tours

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The Alamo
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.

The Basics
To understand early Texas history and Texas independence, a visit to the Alamo is essential. Visitors are free to tour the grounds on their own, or sign up for a guided or audio tour. The mission complex is a stop on most sightseeing and hop-on, hop-off bus tours, which often also include stops at Mission San Jose, Market Square, and Mission Concepcion. Travelers can combine a visit to the Alamo with a cruise along the San Antonio River Walk, or, for those interested in the Alamo's ghostly residents, visit the complex as part of a haunted San Antonio tour.
  • This site is a must-see for history buffs.
  • Don't forget to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
  • San Antonio can get hot; be sure to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water.
  • All public areas of the Alamo are wheelchair accessible.
  • Keep in mind that photography is not permitted inside the Alamo Church or Long Barrack Museum.

How to Get to the Alamo
Alamo Plaza is located in the heart of Downtown San Antonio, just a block away from the San Antonio River Walk. Visitors with a car will find ample parking in the area, though often for a fee. The complex is also located along the VIVA missions and VIVA centro bus routes.

When to Get There
While the Alamo is open 364 days per year (closed Christmas Day), many travelers prefer visiting in the off-peak season between early September and early March, mainly due to cooler weather and sparser crowds. Try getting there first thing in the morning or at dusk when the mission is beautifully lit.

Diving into History at the Alamo
The Alamo's regular calendar of events features free history talks several times per day in the Calvary Courtyard, as well as living history presentations that sometimes include period impressions and live demonstrations of fire starting, leatherworking, or textile making. A 17-minute film telling the 300-year Alamo story is shown in the Long Barracks Theater and the Alamo Arbor.
Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas 78205, USA
Hours: Monday–Saturday: 9am–5:30pm, Sunday 10am–5:30pm
Admission: Free
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1.5-Hour Segway Tour of San Antonio and the AlamoSegway Tours

1.5-Hour 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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San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the AmericasBus Tours

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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San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off TourBus Tours

San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off 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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San Antonio Missions TourBus Tours

San Antonio Missions Tour

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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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City Sightseeing San Antonio City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus TourBus Tours

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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San Antonio Ghost TourWalking Tours

San Antonio 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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Full Day San Antonio: Grand Historic City Tour Full-day Tours

Full Day San Antonio: Grand Historic City Tour

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Discover the historic highlights of San Antonio on a tour that takes you to markets, parks, squares, eateries, and more. A great introduction to the city for first-time visitors, this tour gives you a chance to learn your way around San Antonio with a guide to navigate and narrate the journey. That way, you don’t have to worry about getting lost or missing any of the historic details.
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Half Day Morning San Antonio: Grand Historic City TourHalf-day Tours

Half Day Morning San Antonio: Grand Historic City Tour

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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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Half Day Afternoon San Antonio: Grand Historic City TourHalf-day Tours

Half Day Afternoon San Antonio: Grand Historic City Tour

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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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2-Hour Segway Tour of Historic San AntonioHistorical & Heritage Tours

2-Hour 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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Drunk History - Straight Up Luxury Tours

Drunk History - Straight Up

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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
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San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Site TourHalf-day Tours

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

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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Downtown San Antonio Segway TourCultural Tours

Downtown San Antonio Segway Tour

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Explore downtown San Antonio on a two-wheel, self-balancing Segway. Roll through the city, taking in the best sights and attractions. Visit the Alamo and learn about its role in the Texas Revolution, meander along tree-lined pathways in HemisFair Park and bask in bustling energy Houston Street, San Antonio's cultural hub. The 1.5-hour tour includes plenty of picture stops and intriguing guide-provided tidbits along the way.
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San Antonio City Sights Segway TourCultural Tours

San Antonio City Sights Segway Tour

Embark on a 1-hour tour of San Antonio aboard a two-wheel, self-balancing Segway. Beginning on Houston Street—the city's main hub—follow your guide to some of San Antonio's most popular sights and attractions. Marvel at the Alamo, wind your way around the fountains and pathways at HemisFair Park, and snap pics in front of the 750-feet-tall Tower of the Americas, which offers incredible panoramic views of the city. Learn interesting facts and tidbits about the places you visit along the way. 
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Sweet Safari TourNature & Wildlife

Sweet Safari Tour

You’re in for a real treat on this one! Starting with some Alamo history we venture off to the oldest saloon in Texas. There we will learn about this bar’s unique history, take an in depth look at some Texas Ranger archives and have exclusive access to one of the largest taxidermy collections in the world (a $20 value). After a self paced tour of the museum we will head to take a front row seat at one of San Antonio’s sweetest haunts. Watch as our bartenders transform your favorite desserts into cocktail form. From Cookies & Cream, Nutterbutters, S'more & Thin Mint martini's to smoke infused old fashioneds if you can dream it up these guys can make it reality. Don't believe me? Put my brothers to the test and I guarantee you'll be impressed. This is truly a one of kind experience that will surely leave you wanting more! * food & beverages not included
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San Antonio Scavenger Hunt AdventureSelf-guided Tours & Rentals

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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The Barwalk - Luxury Tours

The Barwalk - "The Classic"

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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" and 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
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Luxury Tours

"The Nooner" - Lunch, Libations & History

A San Antonio native I have been researching and guiding guests through my hometown for twenty years. I strive to less of a "tour guide" and more of just a genuine guy with a passion who you would would want to have a drink (or 4) with. I cannot promise you a ghostly experience. I am just a guy and I dress accordingly. What I can promise you is authenticity and that I will be well prepared to prove the validity of the stories that I tell. We will meet at the word famous Alamo then head to an award winning, locally owned bistro & wine bar for lunch where the topic du jour is all things San Antonio. After lunch we will head to the storied Menger Bar for a digestif at the same bar that Teddy and his Rough Riders imbibed. Drink in hand we will then explore the oldest hotel west of the Mississippi and discover it's many secrets including the history behind why it is reportedly the most haunted hotel in Texas. *food and drink not included
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San Antonio Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with LEGOLAND Discovery Center AdmissionBus Tours

San Antonio Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Admission

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Enjoy a Hop-On Hop-Off San Antonio sightseeing tour along with LEGOLAND Discovery Center admission. This double decker tour package helps you see San Antonio and save! The ALL NEW LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio is the Ultimate Indoor LEGO® Playground! Visitors to LEGOLAND Discovery Center can enjoy 2 rides, a 4D cinema, MINILAND® San Antonio, 10 LEGO Play Zones and more. Families with children ages 3-10 won't want to miss out on the fun! LEGOLAND Discovery Center San Antonio is located inside the Shops at Rivercenter in the heart of downtown San Antonio, steps away from the historic Alamo and World Famous River Walk. Adults must be accompanied by at least one child (aged 17 and under) to visit the attraction.
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Ultimate San Antonio Segway TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

Ultimate San Antonio Segway Tour

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A Segway tour of San Antonio is the ultimate way to take in the vibrant city's history and landmarks. Your guide shows you all the sights, including Bexar County Courthouse, the Alamo, Market Place and Milam Park. Cruise down vibrant Houston Street; admire the Cathedral of San Fernando; stop at the Tower of the Americas and see spacious urban parks along the way. Learn from your guide's commentary and stop frequently for photo ops throughout this fun and informative tour.
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Let's Roam San Antonio Scavenger HuntSelf-guided Tours & Rentals

Let's Roam San Antonio Scavenger Hunt

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San Antonio is most famous for a losing battle in the early 19th Century. Since then, they’ve been on a very long winning streak. There's an eclectic mix of old and new, from its Spanish colonial architecture to the verdant oasis of the River Walk, centuries of riches have left the streets filled with treasures for us to uncover. On this epic scavenger hunt of San Antonio, we'll meet war heroes, a conservative movie theater and bucking broncos. There's much fun to be won, so grab your walking shoes, round up your friends and book your San Antonio scavenger hunt today! What You'll See: The Alamo, Majestic Theatre, Main Plaza
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48-Hour San Antonio Hop-on Hop-off Plus Museum of Art AdmissionBus Tours

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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River Walk Cruise, Buckhorn Saloon & Hop-On Hop-Off TourHop-on Hop-off Tours

River Walk Cruise, Buckhorn Saloon & 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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The Alamo hours of operation: Monday–Saturday: 9am–5:30pm, Sunday 10am–5:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. 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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