Thinking of Doing a San Antonio Tour? Here Are Some Tips

Thinking of Doing a San Antonio Tour? Here Are Some Tips

San Antonio is a big city with a rich history and culture. When visiting the city, why not leave it to the professionals and book a tour so that you don't miss out on anything?

There is so much to see and do in the Alamo city that figuring out what, where, and when can feel overwhelming. Leave your vacation up to a professional who knows the city inside and out and can provide the best tour so that you don't miss anything at all and give you a lesson on the history and culture of the city while they're at it.

SegCity San Antonio

Admit it, you've always wanted to ride on one of those Segway scooters! Well now here's your chance to ride along and learn about San Antonio all bundled into one afternoon (or morning) of fun. SegCity offers six different kinds of group tours as well as an option to book a private tour if you want a more personal experience. Each tour gives you a look into a different aspect of the city.

If you're looking for a more general tour, check out their Ultimate Tour which gives you 2.5 hours of time to explore the city and learn more about San Antonio. If you're crunched for time, their Executive Tour or Ride It Tour gets you in and out much quicker but you'll forfeit some of the stops, like riding along the famous Riverwalk. No matter which tour you choose, you'll get a good look at some of the most famous locations and learn a little bit about the city's culture and history. Plus you'll get to do it all while riding on a Segway -- just be sure to ask them to take the picture for you, Segway selfies take a lot of practice!

Ticket prices range from $50 for the short tours to $85 for the longer ones.

Sister's Grimm Ghost Tours

Sometimes the best way to get to know a city is to learn all its dirty, little secrets. If you're looking for a scary evening learning about some of the more frightening aspects of San Antonio's past, then check out the Sister's Grimm Ghost Walk. On this tour you'll be led by a guide dressed in traditional garb through some of the most famous haunted places in San Antonio. This 90-minute walking tour lets you float through the city by candlelight as your guide recounts the history, ghost stories, and legends of the Alamo City. The tours are meant to be both educational and entertaining. While it does include scary stories, it isn't too scary for children, though they recommend the tour for children over six years old.

If you're looking for more than just a walking tour, book their dinner tour which takes place inside the Colonial Room Restaurant at the Menger Hotel, known as the most haunted hotel in Texas. This tour also includes a 30-minute guided tour inside the hotel -- they can't guarantee you'll see a ghost but you're sure to have a "ghostly experience" as you explore some of the most haunted places in the building.

Ticket Prices:
Ghost Tour: $15
Ghost Tour and Dinner: $65

Hop On, Hop Off Sightseeing Bus

There isn't an easier option than a hop on, hop off bus tour of the city. Combine preplanned routes that visit the most popular sights in the city, convenient stops to give you time to explore the area, and transportation for the day all rolled into one and you would be hard pressed to find something easier than this tour.

The Hop On, Hop Off Sightseeing Bus in San Antonio provides tourists with a highlight reel of the city's best spots without requiring you to leave the comfy seat of the double-decker bus. The tour starts at the Alamo Plaza, steps away from, you guessed it, the Alamo! From there it ventures all over the city to many stops including the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Pearl Brewery Complex, the Tobin Center, San Fernando Cathedral, El Mercado, Blue Start Art Complex, and The Guenther House, to name a few.

Tickets are available for pre-purchase or you can purchase before you board the bus. They are good for 24 hours so you can explore the city at your leisure. They even offer 48-hour passes for those looking to get to know the city even better. At less than $25 per person, it's tough to find more bang for your buck!

Ticket Prices:
$24.00 Adult
$13.00 Child (6-12 years old)
Children under 5 are free

Whether you're looking for history lessons or ghost stories, you'll find a tour in San Antonio to suit your tastes. You can walk, ride a bus, or try your luck at a Segway while touring the city and no matter what you chose you'll get a chance to learn more about the seventh largest city in the United States and the location of one of the most famous battles in American history.

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