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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.
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.
Venture into Texas Hill Country with a local guide. Your escort is not only an expert oenophile, but a storyteller who shares history and insight about the region. After two tastings at local wineries (where you’ll also take a behind-the-scenes tour of the production facilities), spend time in the charming town of Fredericksburg. Have lunch, browse the shops, or experience additional wine tastings.
Board the decorated, vintage style Jolly Trolley for a fun-filled holiday experience! Ride with us to Johnson City, Tx to view the spectacular light displays. Enjoy the holiday music or watch vintage editions of Rudolph or Charlie Brown's Christmas (and more) along the way. Johnson City is one of the most popular attractions in the Hill Country - with over 1 million lights on view at Pedernales Electric Co-op, the fully draped Courthouse and the shops along the historically quaint town square. Take a stroll through Wonderland with the family. Grab cocoa or cider from one of the onsite vendors, take a hayride or carriage ride, or just relax and enjoy the setting. Johnson City is a Do-Not-Miss at Christmastime!
Please Note: You should dress for the weather. The trolleys are heated but will not feel as warm as your personal vehicle.
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
Our guided half-day wine tour begins at 9am and returns to San Antonio for drop off approximately at 2pm. This tour offers a glimpse into the Texas Hill Country that also allows a visit to the charming town of Boerne (pronounced Bur-nee), all while learning about Texas Wine! This tour visits two (2) local wineries, just outside of San Antonio, and makes a final stop in Boerne where guests will have a chance to explore some of the many local boutiques, cafes, and restaurants.
Our tours have no minimum, and are guaranteed to be conducted no matter how small the reservation may be; rain or shine, and our tour group size will never exceed 14 guests. We're a small, family owned tour operator with strong San Antonio roots. Join us as we take you through the scenic Hill Country through the eyes of a local San Antonian.
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
Step on board San Antonio’s first Ghost Bus: Haunted Pub Crawl and be transported into a world of ghostly happenings and terrifying histories.
Learn about San Antonio’s Ghostly Past while enjoying libations at some of the city’s most haunted bars. Hear tales of the ghosts that wander the streets of San Antonio and haunt our local establishments. This Haunted Pub Crawl will also cover the history to San Antonio’s sordid and seedy affairs.
Spend your evening with a local San Antonian and enjoy some great local beer all while learning about San Antonio's brewing history and rich culture. Our evening beer tours include transportation to 3 local breweries, bottle water, and beer tastings (one flight at each stop - usually 4 samples per flight - OR a pint of beer).
Specific brewery visits vary, but possible brewery visits may include: Alamo Brewing Co, Kunstler Brewery, Blue Star Brewing Co., Freetail brewery, Busted Sandal Brewing Co., Weathered Souls Brewery, Ranger Creek Brewery, Islla Street Brewing Co., Roadmap Brewing Co., or Black Lab Brewery.
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
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
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.