Private UNESCO Missions Tour in San Antonio

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  • 2 hr

San Antonio ProTours gives you the most entertaining, historically accurate and engaging tour experience you have ever had. Guaranteed. You will learn about regions' indigenous inhabitants and their necessary interdependence with the Spanish due to brutal Comanche attacks on these small tribes throughout South Texas as the Spanish empire was spreading northward and they needed a labor force and converts. You will learn all about what life was like at the missions, daily activities, construction and destruction phases, as well as, the impressive combination of Roman and Moorish technology and aesthetics. See what becomes of these missions through three centuries and walk amongst the impressive ruins and renovations while you hear learn about the Payaya Indians, Franciscans, soldiers and others that lived at these missions. Locally owned/operated by professional guide and history teacher, stand-up comic (with Kevin Hart:), television actor and world traveler Michael Robinson.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: San Antonio ProTours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Mission Espada

Southern-most mission of the five in San Antonio, this location is the start of your tour and will lay the foundational context for the rest of the tour. You will walk into the interior of this mission, hear interesting information about its' inhabitants and the Friars, as well as, the construction and layout of the mission. You will also have an opportunity to walk into the church that looks as it did in the 1700's.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mission San Juan

Just five minutes from the first stop at Mission Espada, this mission has a fully renovated church that is not only charming, but impressive in its' reconstruction and the highlight of this stop. Hear about the inhabitants at this location, the construction of this mission, and what life was like for them. You will visit a small museum that has wonderful displays of materials used by the inhabitants, the use water for agriculture, among interesting other information.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mission San Jose

The "Queen of the Missions" is the largest and most renovated mission in San Antonio. This huge mission is arguably the most important here because of the massive amounts of food that was cultivated and shared with the smaller missions. Here, you will walk into one of the apartments of the inhabitants, experience the Convento where the Friars and soldiers slept, walk through the beautiful domed church, and see the gorgeous facade of the church while you hearing stories of its' creation and renovation. And, of course, see and hear all about the iconic Baroque architectural piece known as the Rose Window. This stop includes a few minutes to peruse the gift shop as well.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mission Concepcion

Mission Concepcion is hands down the most charming of all the missions. Hear about its' inhabitants, what life was life at this location, and learn about the creation of its' duel bell tower church, the oldest stone church in the US! You will see a 250 year old fresco, a fascinating ocular display, and the interior of the church where you will be humbled by its' beauty. You will see some other architectural highlights here, but those a secret and I can't wait to tell you all about them!

Duration: 30 minutes
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