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Best Local Tours
in San Antonio
2019

Why These Local Tours?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored local tours on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best local tours in San Antonio, TX.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Alamo Helicopters

Alamo Helicopters is a premier aerial tour company located in San Antonio, Texas that is proud to provide a unique way to experience the stunning beauty of the Alamo City and surrounding hill country. Sightseers will experience a bird’s eye view of the area's beautiful botanical gardens, historic missions, the San Antonio River, and the stunning landscape. Alamo Helicopters' pilots are all FAA certified, have more than 50 years of combined experience in aviation, and share a passion for allowing others to experience San Antonio's beauty for themselves.

San Antonio, TX 78214 (210) 921-2359

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ARC's Wine Plus

ARC’s Wine Plus is a premier wine, beer, and spirit tour company located in San Antonio, Texas that is eager to teach their guests about more than 100 years of the local wine culture. There are more than 40 different wineries, 10 distilleries, and 25 craft breweries in the area, and tour guests can choose what they see based on the tour package they select. ARC’s Wine Plus is anything but generic, with each tour being customized to the group's or individual's wants and needs, and special requests are always considered.

San Antonio, TX 78259 (210) 906-8466

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City Sightseeing San Antonio

City Sightseeing San Antonio is a fun and exciting tour company based in San Antonio, Texas that provides double decker bus tours seven days a week. David Strainge founded the company in 1999 after 30 years of owning and operating a double decker sightseeing bus company in Oxford, England. Since he founded City Sightseeing San Antonio, thousands of people have experienced the history and culture that the area has to offer such as The Alamo, The San Antonio Museum of Art, The Texas Ranger Museum, and the beautiful Yanaguana Garden.

San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-8687

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Cottonwood Wine Tours

Cottonwood Wine Tours is a multi-functioning wine, food, and historic tour company located in San Antonio, Texas that allows their guests to explore the scenic hill country that surrounds the Alamo. They offer a number of varying wine tours ranging from three to eight and a half hours including the Hill Country Aficionado Tour, the Bourbon, Blush, and Beer Tour, Guadalupe River Valley Tour, Texas white House Tour, and Wine & Vines 101. Cottonwood Wine Tours also provides The San Antonian Breakfast Tour which lasts for approximately one and a half hours, and includes an authentic Alamo breakfast, and trips to the city’s historic landmarks.

San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 488-6867

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Craft Cruiser

Craft Cruiser Brewery Tours was established in San Antonio, Texas. They specialize in guiding people through historic and new breweries in the city, and in giving them a fun and exciting experience they will always remember. On each of their all-inclusive tours, guests are provided with safe transportation to and from each brewery, guided tours, souvenirs, tastings at each brewery, and a meal on Saturday and Sunday tours.

San Antonio, TX 78247 (806) 535-3863

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Food Chick Tours

Food Chick Tours was among the first food tours in San Antonio and was created by San Antonio Magazine’s dining reviewer, Julia Celeste. Julia’s strong relationships within the culinary community encouraged her to establish tours which showcase the city’s unique top spots and chefs. The customized, upscale tours include a progressive dinner stroll, a barbeque road trip, behind-the-scenes tours with culinary artisans, and hands-on experiences. Julia personally escorts each tour to ensure guests are happy, informed, and having fun. Tour group sizes range from 2 to 50, and she happily plans specialized tours for corporate and convention groups.

San Antonio, TX 78208 (210) 473-5976

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Gray Line Tours

Gray Line Tours was first established in San Antonio, Texas in 1910. Since their founding, they have become a global leader in sightseeing tours. Tour participants are given the opportunity to experience many of the city’s historical sites, all of which are rich in culture, and are equal parts entertaining and informative. Tours typically take six to eight hours, and consist of historical landmarks such as Texas Hill Country, San Antonio breweries, botanical centers, museums, stockyards, river locks, and much more.

San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 341-6000

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Mission Trail Tours

Mission Trail Tours is a historical tour company located in San Antonio, Texas. Since their founding, thousands of individuals have experienced their tours, and they have learned about San Antonio’s rich history in a fun and exciting setting. There are many places that the guests are able to experience such as the Mission Conception, the King William Neighborhood, and many more. While traveling between locations, Mission Trail Tours provides deluxe executive mini busses to ensure all guests to travel in comfort.

San Antonio, TX 78264 (210) 336-7831

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River City Run

River City Run is a running-centered tour provider located in San Antonio, Texas. People of all ages and skill levels are welcomed and encouraged to participate in 5K, 10K, and privately scheduled tours year-round. Their tours afford participants the opportunity to experience the heart of San Antonio, and to observe more than 18 historic landmarks which highlight the city’s vibrant culture and history. River City Run was awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2016, and they have earned several rave reviews on the Trip Advisor website that attest to how customers thought it was a great experience, and that the running tours are a must-do when visiting the city.

San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 201-3786

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SA Food Tours

SA Food Tours is a well-known tour company located in San Antonio, Texas that specializes in leading tours designed to highlight the extraordinary culinary scene within the city. The restaurants and fooderies showcased during tours give an example of the vast food culture in the area, and encourages visitors to indulge themselves in the many delicious food samples and unique culinary insights. SA Food Tours features several useful resources on their website such as online booking requests and information, specific tour information, and frequently asked questions pertaining to how much food is served on the tours, whether drinks are included, and information regarding vegan and gluten free options.

San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 764-9467

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San Antonio Detours

San Antonio Detours is a fun and exciting touring company located in San Antonio, Texas that provides their services in private, public, and corporate settings. Their tours are perfect for people of all ages, and they are limited to small, intimate groups to ensure that each guest thoroughly enjoys all the city has to offer. Visitors of the tours are given the opportunity to experience many of the area's historic landmarks and sights, dependent upon the tour package they have selected. Tour options include LBJ ranch, hill country wine tasting, the Texas white house, and old missions.

San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 632-7839

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Silverghost Tours

Silverghost Tours is a paranormal tour agency based in San Antonio, Texas that specializes in sharing the shadow side of San Antonio’s history with their guests. There are many fabled ghost stories originating in San Antonio that the guests will learn about, and they are given the opportunity to experience the sights in which paranormal activity has occurred. Tour destinations include the Donkey Lady, La Llorona, and many other legends. Silverghost Tours maintains a minimum of four people per group for some of the locations, and the tours are available for guests of all ages.

San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 215-2172

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Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours

Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours is a paranormal tour agency located in San Antonio, Texas. They have been the honored recipients of several awards and recognitions including Trip Advisor’s 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Certificate of Excellence, and they have been featured on many media outlets such as USA Today, Southern Living, and The Huffington Post. Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours gives their clients an opportunity to witness the darker side of San Antonio’s history, showing them haunted locations, and the telling the history behind those locations.

San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 638-1338

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Viva San Antonio Tours

Viva San Antonio Tours is a personalized tour service located in San Antonio, Texas that is owned and operated by Luis Avellana. Luis has more than 15 years of experience as a tour guide, and he has an unwavering passion for sharing the community's unique and beautiful qualities with travelers from all over the country. His guests can experience a number of destinations on the tours including the hill country, San Marcos, historic missions, the King Williams District, The Alamo, and many more.

San Antonio, TX 78237 (210) 367-3955

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