During your San Antonio vacation, a knowledgeable and friendly step-on-guide will take you to some of San Antonio’s most famous landmarks.
San Fernando Cathedral
Dominating the center of Downtown San Antonio is the San Fernando Cathedral. Originally founded in March of 1731 by families from the Canary Islands, San Fernando served as the church for all of the religious denominations of San Antonio for almost 95 years. Step off your tour bus and be one of the many visitors that explore the cathedral each year, from the architecture of the building to the incredible artifacts within.
King William Historic District
Famous for its collection of 19th century residential architecture, stroll along the tree shaded streets of San Antonio’s King William Historic District and delight in the historic homes set amid lovely landscapes. Built on land once farmed by Mission Concepción, the elegant neighborhood was settled by German immigrants and represents their achievements.
San Antonio Shoes
Explore and enjoy shopping in San Antonio Shoes (SAS). Started in 1976 by Terry Armstrong and Lew Hayden, both men and women will enjoy the shoes made by Master Craftsmen at SAS.
Stop at the Mexican Market “El Mercado” for lunch and shopping and embrace the rich culture and vibrant urban surroundings. A stop along the River Walk in San Antonio, the Mexican Market will allow you to get lost in authentic Mexican dining and music enriched with a fascinating legacy of public markets full of bright, bold colors and fantastic treasures and treats.
Mission San José
After you enjoy lunch and shopping in El Mercado head toward Mission National Historic Park and retrace the footsteps of the mission Indians and friars of the Spanish Colonial period to uncover the importance of this critical time in America’s history.
Institute of Texan Cultures
Examine Texas’ past and uncover what has made it such a diverse cultural scene today during a stop at the Institute of Texan Cultures. Located in HemisFair Park in Downtown San Antonio, the Institute of Texan Cultures was established in 1968 and strives to help individuals gain a better understanding and appreciation for Texas’ culture and Texans.
Texas Hill Country
Also included in your San Antonio vacation package is a day in Texas Hill Country. Reaching into portions of San Antonio’s northern suburbs, climb aboard your tour bus and journey through the Texas Hill Country where rivers, trees and wildflowers line the roads.
During your day in Texas Hill Country explore the land President Lyndon B. Johnson once called his home and learn about his deep attachment to it. Established in December of 1969, the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park has transformed over the years and now stretches 674 acres across the Texas Hill Country.
Museum of Pacific War
Step back into the 1940s at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas. Established in the late 60s, the original museum was housed in the Nimitz Hotel and was intended to honor the great Admiral Nimitz. While the museum continues to honor Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz to this day, its prime focus has since shifted, and it is now an exclusive Pacific War museum that preserves the legacy of those who served and died during the Pacific War.
Your San Antonio bus tour will come to an end in Fredericksburg, Texas. Here you can experience Texan hospitality and German traditions, shop, dine, or enjoy historical sites and attractions amid the Texas Hill Country.