Guided tour

San Antonio: UNESCO World Heritage Missions Tour

4.9 / 5

23 reviews

San Antonio: UNESCO World Heritage Missions Tour

From US$ 65 per person

Discover the Spanish influence in San Antonio, learning of its important role in American history. Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the San Antonio Spanish Missions on this fully-guided sightseeing tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Phone: (800) 341-6000 -- Please contact Gray Line Tours 24 - 48 hours prior to your tour departure to confirm your booking. We pick up at any downtown San Antonio hotel starting 30 minutes prior to the departure time.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore some of San Antonio’s oldest and most beautiful locations, including Missions San José, Concepción, San Francisco de Espada, and San Juan
  • Enjoy mission silhouettes with Spanish and Moorish-influenced architecture
  • Marvel at the Rose Window, one of the finest examples of baroque architecture in North America
  • Unwind by watching the award-winning film Gente de Razon
  • Visit one of the nation’s oldest and longest-running irrigation systems, Espada Aqueduct and Acequia
Full description
Experience the beauty and history of the great city of San Antonio. Throughout this experience, you will visit several of the Spanish-influenced landmarks on the river, which was named in honor of San Antonio de Padua. Travel to sites such as Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission San Juan, and Mission San Francisco de Espada on this guided, half-day sightseeing tour. Watch birds and wildlife along the new Mission Riverwalk Hike and Bike Trail, and experience mission life at Mission San Jose and the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Visitor Center. Later, view original frescoes at Mission Concepción, before seeing the old Espada Acequia (irrigation system) with its dam and aqueduct which are still in use today. You will also enjoy mission silhouettes with Spanish and Moorish-influenced architecture against the South Texas Sky, which makes for a magical sight.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at downtown area hotels
  • Guided tour of Mission San Jose, Mission Concepcion, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada
  • Both live and recorded narrations of the history of San Antonio and the Spanish Missions
  • Viewing of the award-winning film "Gente de Razon"
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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Even though I was the only person on the tour, Domingo went above and beyond to give me a marvelous tour. I appreciate your company not canceling on me. Domingo knows so much wonderful history about the area. I learned so many interesting facts which just enhanced the tour. It was a very enjoyable morning.

September 16, 2021

We learned so much about Texas and the Missions that is not part of the usual events described in history books. Being present at these sites helped to me touch and feel the environment American Indians lived in which is a contextual reference I could not experience in any other way.

February 11, 2020

Guide was great! Very enjoyable & learned so much histiry

May 4, 2022

Product ID: 314717