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Mission Trail

San Antonio, TX
+1 210-932-1001
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A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the San Antonio River passing four other historical missions.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bike ride” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
San Antonio, TX
Far North Central
+1 210-932-1001
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Reviewed yesterday

View all the historic missions by bus for just $2.75. Hop on hop off as you like. The missions are really well kept up and are free to visit. Lots of great historic information is available. It's a great way to spend a half day...More

Thank BruceSpates
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great place to relax and enjoy history. There are several things to see along the mission trail but the Missions and the San Antonio River are the highlights!

Thank sharonsY4973HD
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great trail for any number of activities. It winds along the San Antonio River, in and out of shady spots and is mostly flat. You can even take in the missions along the way.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The missions have an amazing amount of history, and were beautiful beyond any expectations n s. We unfortunately didn't get to see the light show, but expect it would be fabulous. Mission Conception had the best tour, but they were all fascinating, and we spent...More

Thank Redheaded_Amoeba
Reviewed 1 week ago

Knowing little or nothing of Texas history, the Mission Trail Tour was a very interesting and education experience. Our guide Melvin was very knowledgeable and did a great job describing why the Missions were built, how they were built and why they eventually failed. Take...More

Thank Bobby E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a military alumni group. Our guide had taught history at the Air Force Academy. His presentation was excellent and without religious or cultural bias. The guide is 50% of your tour experience. We chartered a bus for our tour. If you go to...More

Thank willyum2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Weather was perfect the day we went. Heat could be a problem. Hard to believe that the churches in all the missions are still active Catholic Parishes with regular mass schedules. Condition of many buildings, especially chapels, was unbelievable after all these years. We will...More

Thank donaldh516
Reviewed 11 October 2017

While I enjoyed seeing the sites, I did not enjoy the guides biased history lesson. She kept talking about the "savages" that came down into Texas after the Spanish arrived and settled the land, and how these "murderous savages" were why all the "missions" looked...More

6  Thank Wilbert Q
Reviewed 6 October 2017

The Alamo is #1 and there are 4 more missions on the trail. You can reach three of them using the VIA bus route or walk or drive to them . VIA buses have three tour routes with schedules available at the visitors center across...More

1  Thank Mr.BAtlanta
Reviewed 4 October 2017

You can take the tour or ride the bus, if you came by car, drive it, there is parking. These are working churches with services every Sunday.

1  Thank GARitterDVM
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Victor G
30 March 2017|
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Response from aussiebill42 | Reviewed this property |
You could use Uber to get from one mission to next but best way would be to rent a bike
Terrance Y
22 January 2017|
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Response from ZinnHouston | Reviewed this property |
Sorry--haven't tried bicycle on these routes--tough enough by car. It depends on what your priorities are...mine have been to show others the missions (overview) and to spend a little time at each. So preferred approach... More
Nancy W
2 October 2016|
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Response from dkmkakektk | Reviewed this property |
should be easy to do.