San Antonio: UNESCO World Heritage Missions Tour

San Antonio: UNESCO World Heritage Missions Tour

From $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
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3.5 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 1:30 PM
Instant confirmation
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

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

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

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

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Review summary

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    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
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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.

11 February 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour to the missions! Our tour guide Domingo, was excellent at explaining all about each mission and more. We highly recommend him as a guide, he is very knowledgeable and thoughtful to his tourists.

13 March 2020

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