Dust off the foot-mobile and polish your socks for today's side deal: for $5, you get a two-hour walking tour of the Alamo and important attractions in San Antonio (a $12 value) from San Antonio Walks. Tours are held Monday–Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m.; you must reserve your spot in advance.
An expert guide will recreate the insightful history and detailed accounts of the "Battle of the Alamo," one of the city's and the nation’s most significant historical events. The tour meets directly across from the entrance of the Alamo—just look for the red "Walks" shirt and go introduce yourself to the history-buff tour guide. Distinguish fact from fiction as your engaging tour guide tells the history and lore surrounding the city and its rich cultural heritage. Other attractions covered in the tour include the Main Plaza, the art community of La Villita, the river, and history surrounding the Cowtown Saloon days. The tour travels just under one mile, so you can enjoy a brisk workout in the San Antonio binary sunshine while working up an optional sweat. As an added bonus, San Antonio Walks will give Groupon buyers a complimentary gold card from Destination Dining to present at participating local eateries and receive a surprise or welcome gift from the chef.
Tours are subject to weather. Call ahead if there's light rain or cold.
Seven TripAdvisors give San Antonio Walks 4.5 owl eyes:
- During out visit to San Antonio in March 2010 we went on a guided walking tour of the Alamo. The factual history delivered by the tour guide gave us a clearer understanding of the events that took place at the Alamo. We would therefore highly recommend this walk. – Hailsham
- This tour is amazing - not only does it blow the lid off many of the myths about the battle of the Alamo but it gives you a well researched and fascinating view of the history of the Alamo, San Antonio and even Texas history. – texuk71
- I live in San Antonio and have finally found a local tour here that I would call impressive. – QueenOE
300 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, Texas 78205Get Directions