Remember the Alamo! How many times have you heard that phrase? If you’re like some people you might think that means “be sure to put ice-cream on the pie….”
The Alamo Reflections Tour, offered by Vacations Made Easy, brings the 300 year history of the San Antonio area’s Alamo to life. On this memorable tour you’ll ride in the comfort of an air-conditioned tour bus, while a tour guide highlights historical facts and fascinating stories about the tour stops.
At each stop on the tour you can exit the bus and wander at your leisure around the most celebrated and important locations at the world famous historical site.
For over 300 years, the Alamo has been a staple in Texas history as the landmark where Spanish colonization first took place, Mexico defended its independence, and the Confederacy stood its ground. Travelers commonly visit the Alamo to admire the location where a small group of Texans stayed strong for thirteen days against General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. During your self-guided tour of the Alamo, get out and explore the memories of James Bowie, David Crockett, and William B. Travis as you tour the grounds of this famous Texas attraction. Take a step inside the Alamo Shrine, visit the Long Barrack Museum, explore the Wall of History.
Take a walk around the Mission Concepcion and experience the strength of the Friars who brought the Native Americans to Christianity. As you walk around the Mission, you’ll have the opportunity to view original frescoes still visible within the rooms of the Mission and explore the oldest stone church in our nation.
Mission San Jose
Known as the “Queen of the Missions,” Mission San Jose is one of the nation’s finest completely restored missions. The brilliant architecture of the Mission San Jose makes it one of the most beautiful churches in the country and is widely known as “the most beautiful church along the entire frontier of New Spain.” While you’re exploring the grounds of the Mission San Jose, be sure to admire the site’s exquisite stone carvings including the famous Rose Window.
El Mercado – Market Square
El Mercado, also known as Market Square, is San Antonio’s one-stop shop for anything and everything from clothing to art and furniture, all complete with a bit of Mexican flare. One of America’s top ten outdoor markets as voted by Frommer’s, El Mercado is filled with dozens of working artists, musicians, dancers, shops, and major events guaranteed to make your visit a blend of culture and excitement!
Did somebody mention pie?