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The Highlights tour takes you to the best San Antonio has to offer.


  • See the best San Antonio has to offer on the San Antonio Highlights Tour
  • See the Alamo - The most famous spot in Texas
  • Mission San Jose - Founded in 1720, San Jose became the largest of the Texas missions
  • Feel like you are at the Battle of the Alamo with Colonel William Barrett Travis and Davy Crockett at Texas Adventure

What You Can Expect

San Antonio Highlights Tour

See The Alamo on your San Antonio Highlights Tour

The Alamo - The most famous spot in Texas. Where Davy Crockett, Colonel William Barrett Travis, Jim Bowie and 186 other died fighting for independence on March 6, 1836, after repeated attacks from Mexican General Santa Anna. Originally established in 1718 as San Antonio's first mission, The Alamo is located in the heart of the city, inside beautifully landscaped grounds.

Mission San Jose - Founded in 1720, San Jose became the largest of the Texas missions with up to 300 inhabitants at one time. It is now fully restored and showcases exquisite carvings on the church and the famous "Rose Window" renowned as one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial art in the country.

Market Square / El Mercado - A visit to historic Market Square is a unique and exciting experience. From the famous 24-hour restaurant and bakery, Mi Tierra, to an outstanding art gallery and century-old pharmacy, this is a great place to shop for extraordinary gifts and souvenirs or to just relax. Visitors can browse the 32 shops at El Mercado, as well as the 80 specialty shops in Farmers Market Plaza.

Texas Adventure - Kids young and old alike will enjoy Texas Adventure. Travel back in time and actually feel like you are at the Battle of the Alamo with Colonel William Barrett Travis and Davy Crockett. Hear the guns firing, feel the whoosh of a knife flying past, smell the smoke of cannon shot.

Mission Concepcion - Be transported back in time to the era of Spanish conquest and experience the strength of the Friars who Christianized the Native Americans. Learn how the Spanish developed the mission system within the San Antonio area and how they and Native Americans lived and worked in the mission era. This is the oldest unrestored stone church in America today, and is still an active parish.

Customer Reviews

Marc USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I had a limited amount of time in San Antonio, so I booked this mini-City Tour. I cannot say anything but so happy that Perry was my guide. He was funny, informative and was a local. He provided us with an 'insider' point of view with what we were seeing and experiencing. The Alamo was definitely one of the highlights of the tour. If you're in San Antonio, book this tour and ask for Perry.

Denzel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Jamie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We had a group of 16 so we had a private bus which was great. We also had the best tour guide. He really knew his history and was funny too. I would go on any tour he was giving.


4 star rating: Recommended June 2013

nice tour

Dennis D USA

4 star rating: Recommended April 2011

Informative tour. The tour guide seemed knowledgeable about the missions. The day before we did the Hill country tour, with a different tour guide, both were very informative, most especially at San Antonio's festival time downtown.

Antonio C Portugal

4 star rating: Recommended April 2009

Important things were shown.

Maiga P

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better November 2015

There were some misunderstanding on the meeting place so we waited outside of Alamo for 1/2 hr doing nothing.

Overall, I didn't find the guide very knowledgable. She had answers for many questions and was friendly but the level of knowledge was superficial. For example, she didn't know much about the natives or the dates of the buildings. It would be great if she could study history a bit more to provide more stories in the tour.

It would have been cheaper and faster for me to rent a car and drive around than to take this tour.

Nancy A

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better April 2009

The tour guide/driver was excellent, very informative, very nice and interesting. The admin staff at the office were horrible. I had booked via Viator and was told to email or call a number to confirm. I emailed and NEVER received a response. I called and talked to someone to confirm the date and my name.

About 15 minutes after I was supposed to be picked up, I called the office and received the first of many lies. I was told there was traffic and they should be there within 10 minutes. When I called again, the 2nd lie I received was they went to the wrong hotel. Another 10 minutes passed after I called another time and was put on hold multiple times. The bus driver picked me up and told me he had just been told I was waiting. I wasn't on his list to be picked up, and he just found out. When I told him the excuses I was given, he agreed that they were just excuses.

Anyway the tour was good. We had our own time at the Alamo. Then we were driven around San Antonio and out to two missions. The excellent tour guide gave us a history about both missions.

Debra U

1 star rating: I do not recommend this March 2013

Don't waste your money on this one. Love Viator and will continue to use them, but they are not necessary in San Antonio. You can easily do these stops on a hoho bus. But, regardless, the tour guide was very confusing - multiple times didn't know what he wanted us to do (follow him or be on own).

Mary Jane D USA

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2010

The first hour and a half was on our own at the Alamo prior to meeting the guide. The missions were free and the market as well. We could have done them as well on our own. We thought this would be more an overview of the San Antonio area. Not worth the money paid for 1 12 hour bus ride. We left the tour at the market.

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