As one of the most-visited historic sites in Texas, the Alamo is a perfect location for educational field trips and private group trips. Let National Charter Bus San Antonio transport your group to an informative and exciting day at a piece of American history. A private charter bus rental will comfortably accommodate your entire group while traveling around San Antonio to visit the Alamo and any other historic sites in the area. Whether you’re a San Antonio local or you’re coming from Austin, Houston, or another major Texas city, National Charter Bus will take care of the transportation from start to finish. Our rental team is available 24 hours at 210-343-2190 to assist you in your charter bus rental process to The Alamo and around the rest of San Antonio.
Built in 1718, The Alamo opened as a Spanish mission to teach native peoples converting to Christianity. Although the building began as a religiously-affiliated institution, The Alamo is often known as a military fortress as well. The building primarily served a mission under Spanish rule until around 1793. As new, powerful forces appeared on the Texas horizon, the Alamo was fashioned into a military outpost and remained a fort for soldiers as Mexico declared independence from Spain. So began a long history of complex tensions and bloodshed between Mexico and the United States regarding ownership over Texas.
With over 300 years of history within its walls, the Alamo is most recognized for being a crucial turning point in the Texas Revolution. The deadly 1836 Battle of the Alamo gave birth to the famous phrase “remember the Alamo,” and became an important part of both Texas and national history. The Alamo now welcomes around 3 million visitors a year and is consistently ranked among the state’s top tourist attractions. Groups visit the Alamo and its
The Alamo attracts school groups from cities across Texas planning a field trip to tour the historic grounds. The Alamo is usually quite busy, especially during its peak season between spring and summer. This factor makes time one of the most important factors while planning your class field trip to the Alamo. Schools are encouraged to register their field trip group at least two weeks in advance with the Alamo before visiting. Students and chaperones can explore the Alamo grounds with a self-guided tour or register for a guided tour by one of the Alamo’s professional educators.
Along with registering your school group, planning your transportation to the Alamo is an important step to consider. National Charter Bus has worked with school groups across the region to provide safe and time-efficient transportation services to educational attractions. Reserving a full-sized coach or fleet of buses for your upcoming Alamo field trip will be an easy and simple process with National Charter Bus. The buses we charter include modern models equipped with climate-controlled cabins, WiFi, TVs with DVD players, and more to ensure both students and chaperones are entertained the entire trip. Each bus will also be operated by a professionally certified driver to take care of the driving and parking once your group arrives to the Alamo in downtown San Antonio. Your school group will be dropped off at the Alamo’s Houston Street gate or Crockett Street gate in a timely fashion. After every student and chaperone departs the bus, your driver will handle parking along San Antonio’s busy roads. Once the field trip is over and students have had their fill of Texas history, everyone can relax on a climate-controlled bus after a long day of learning in the Texas heat.
If you’re planning a personal trip like a big family vacation in San Antonio, the Alamo also offers private group tours for visitors aside from school groups. The Alamo has a handful of tour options to choose from, including a one-hour guided tour for groups of 20 to 30 visitors and an after-hours tour for 20 to 75 visitors. Private groups heading to the Alamo can choose a compact yet comfortable model of minibus for a trip around San Antonio. You don’t need to organize a caravan of vehicles and struggle to find parking for each one in downtown. A minibus will keep your entire group together and you’ll have a dedicated driver to handle everything for you.
The Alamo also has multiple rental spaces available for events like ceremonies, receptions, and private occasions. Each rental space will give your gathering a unique backdrop which is sure to make the event memorable for your guests. The rentals spaces range in capacity from 75 to 200 guests. No matter the size of your event, providing a private shuttle bus for guests will make the event run even smoother. Leave any private event transportation up to National Charter Bus so you can focus on planning other aspects of an important occasion.
The historic area surrounding the Alamo includes several other buildings that are considered an important part of San Antonio's history. Be sure to allot additional time to explore this unique historic district while visiting the Alamo complex.
The Menger Hotel
Address: 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 223-4361
Opened by a German family of brewers in 1859, the hotel was built on the grounds where the Battle of the Alamo occurred. The hotel is still in operation today and has hosted countless famous guests over its long history.
Medical Arts Building
Address: 705 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Now standing as the luxury Emily Morgan Hotel, the neo-gothic building originally opened in 1926 to serve as doctor’s offices and a hospital. The hotel is also hailed as one of the most haunted places in the world.
Hipolito F. Garcia Post Office and Federal Building
Address: 615 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
This historic federal building, courthouse, and post office was opened in 1938. Located directly across from the Alamo, the building has become a fixture in the Alamo Plaza’s history.
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Address: 6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214
Phone: (210) 932-1001
Although this historical park is not located in the Alamo Plaza, San Antonio visitors are guaranteed to learn even more about the important role that Spanish missions played in Texas history. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015, the historical park houses four separate missions referred to as the “San Antonio missions” along with the Alamo.
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