SAN ANTONIO – Expo 2018 attendees will be able to choose from three tours at discounted prices. The tours will include a trip to Texas Hill Country and the LBJ Ranch, a historic city tour and a visit to the Spanish missions in the area.
The tours are all available on Saturday, Jan. 6. To book a seat, or for more information, go to http://www.graylinesa.com/uma. Use the code UMA2018 for 15 percent off the tours.
Hill Country and LBJ Ranch with Wine Tasting (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) — This tour includes a visit the verdant Texas Hill Country, with its many wineries, lavender fields and peach, pecan and olive orchards. It will include stops at the LBJ Ranch and the “Texas White House,” and the Admiral Nimitz birthplace and the National Museum of the Pacific War (optional).
It also will take in the Main Street of the old German town of Fredericksburg, where visitors can shop for western art, antiques and Texas-European fusion furniture. The magic and music of Luckenbach, Texas, also will be part of the tour.
Grand Historic City Tour (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) — This one-of-a-kind city tour is the perfect way to get a grand overview of old San Antonio and its rich history and culture, while playing Texas trivia along the way. The tour starts downtown with a visit to the San Antonio River locks, followed by Pearl Brewery Redevelopment, Butterkrust Bakery, DoSeum children’s museum, Witte Museum, San Antonio Botanical Center, McNay Art Museum, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio Zoo, Japanese Tea Garden, History of the Great Texas Cattle Drives, and Union Stockyards.
The tour also will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site — Mission Concepción, Southtown, and the King William neighborhood.
Spanish Missions Tour (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) — Find out what makes San Antonio an important part of American history while taking in the area’s Spanish influences at the missions located at the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour includes visits to Missions Concepción – the oldest unrestored stone church in the nation — San José, San Juan and San Francisco de Espada.
Participants will be able to see the vistas, birds and wildlife along the new Mission Reach Hike & Bike Trail, enjoy mission silhouettes with Spanish- and Moorish-influenced architecture against the south Texas sky and see one of the finest examples of baroque architecture. They also will follow the acequias, a Spanish irrigation system, from downtown San Antonio to the south.