- Flexible (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Be entertained and informed on an official City Sightseeing San Antonio '2-in-1' tour that includes a RIVER CRUISE along the San Antonio River Walk and a 48 HOUR valid HOP-ON HOP-OFF double-decker bus tour ticket.
With a combination of live guides and recorded commentary, you'll enjoy the sights of downtown and the Pearl Brewery District.
The 40 minute River Cruise is a relaxing way to admire this popular area of the city.
On the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour, you have the flexibility to hop on and off as much as you like at any of the 19 stops on the route to see the attractions that interest you, such as The Alamo, The Pearl, Tower of the Americas Space Needle, Museum of Art, or Market Square.
- Family friendly
- Great overview and orientation of the city
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Multiple departure times and locations available
- River Walk boat cruise
- Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour
- Live commentary on board
- FREE Appetizer at 'Mad Dogs British Pub' on the River Walk, with purchase of an adult entree
Collect your tickets at the San Antonio Visitor Center in the Menger Hotel, next to The Alamo
River Walk Boat Cruise:
Daily, 9:00am to 9:00pm, departures every 20 minutes
Hop-On Hop-Off Tour:
Daily, 8:40am to 5:30pm, departures every 20 minutes
River Walk Boat Cruise, 7 days a week, 9am to 9pm - departures every 20 minutes
Hop On Hop Off Double Decker Tour, 7 days a week, 9.30am to 5.30pm - departures every 20 minutes
The River Walk boat cruise is a leisurely way to learn about the rich history of the San Antonio River. Cruises are about 40 minutes long and cover 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of the San Antonio River Walk.
The Hop-On Hop-Off tour by double-decker bus starts at Alamo Plaza, from where you'll head north toward the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Pearl Brewery Complex and much more.
See the Itinerary section for a list of hop-on hop-off stops.
You may get off at any of the stops to explore attractions independently; then just go back to where you were dropped off and wait for the next bus, which arrives every 20 minutes.
Stops include the Empire Theater, San Fernando Cathedral, and King William Historic District.
Before you begin your San Antonio combo sightseeing experience, you must exchange your voucher for tickets for the two tours at our easy to find Visitor Center next to The Alamo.
Then enjoy this convenient way to enjoy the city from both land and water!
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We really enjoyed the double decker bus tour. Our tour guide, the great W.C. Calhoun really knows many facts about San Antoino and was very funny. Even when we were detoured to another street he told us facts about that area. The boat tour was great too.
We use Viator often and always have great results. We had two different drivers one was really good, customer driven - The second was ok but no awards. He really doesn't like customers to wave for him to stop--claims he is not a 'dog' so they simply need to raise a hand - not wave. He announced this to the bus before the customers boarded but then reminded them not to wave for a stop?
This was our 2nd trip to San Antonio this year and our 1st time on this tour. It was excellent. We felt that most of S.A.'s downtown points of interest were pointed out to us. And withal day to tour, get off when we wanted and back on when we wanted, we felt in charge of our schedule. Our tour guide was friendly, courteous and knowledgeable, as were the ticket agents we initially talked with while buying our tour tickets. All in all, a success experience.
Our early morning riverwalk cruise was informative and pleasant, with very few of us on the cruise at that early hour. The hop on/hop off tour was most awesome for the variety of sights to see and the reliable transportation to some of San Antonio's best shopping experiences over 2 days.
Great way to be introduced to the city. The bus was comfortable and our guide was fun and knowledgeable. The river walk is amazing and the cruise was perfect.
Fabulous we loved everything about San Antonio we will definitely be back! Our River Walk Cruise sure did set the scene for an amazing stay, loved it.
Our tour guides we're not only informative but generally funny and made the experience joyful. I wish I could have stayed longer. SAN Antonio was more fun than New Orleans!!!!
My husband and I really liked the hop-on and off bus. We got to see everything we wanted and didn't have to drive our car. Loved the Riverwalk boat ride beautiful.
I highly recommend if your tour guide/driver is Joseph, he made the tour fun with his great personality. He made my family and I feel right at home, we didnt feel rushed or felt once like we had questions about our tour he was very knowledgeable and did a great job!
The hop-on hop-off bus tour was perfect. A great way to get an overview of the city. The drivers were very informative. The river boat ride was awesome. My husband and I enjoyed it so much, we took the boat ride a second time to see the River Walk at night. We highly recommend this if you are a first timer to San Antonio. There are a nice selection of restaurants and shops to choose from on the River Walk.
A few tips and things:
Exchange your voucher from viator at the visitor center near the alamo FIRST before attempting to get on the boat or bus. They accept only those TICKETS.
Weekdays are the best times to travel of course and on weekends, the earlier, the better.
Make sure you grab a map before you get on the busses, they will show you all the stops, so you can open up google maps and see what stop to get off to be close to your intended visit. For instance, we got off at the friendlyspot stop and walked back to Liberty bar where we wanted to be.
We had Kat who was fantastic. She had a massive amount of knowledge and a great sense of humor. She is always upbeat and enthusiastic, but she does take her guides seriously so respect that I guess. We also had Robert B. who was so friendly, he had a whole other bunch of interesting facts and information to share. Just an all around joy to ride with really.
This btw is also a great way to just ride around and catch pokemon and pokestops while someone else drives. JS
As for the boats, we had a gentleman who just returned after shoulder surgery, man he was amazing. We enjoyed the cruise he gave us so much, I wish I had taken a few dollars to tip him actually.
If you don't like being crammed in, squashed, bumped and all that drama, do the earlier cruises like we did. We did one on a Saturday, mind you, around 9:40 and it was perfect.
Loved it like I said and will definitely return. Hope these tips help make someone else's trip better, cause reviews sure helped us. Boats are 10 dollars btw and bus is 26 dollars for a full day with each guided tour from stop one to stop 18 being an hour. This deal on viator though, turns that into a 48 hour bus pass.
We Had a Blast. The tour was awesome. Rode the Bus around the city. Got on and off as we pleased. Tour Bus drivers were funny and very informative. River Boat ride was exciting too... Had an AWESOME time. Highly recommend this if you are a first timer to San Antonio. My wife and I will be going back next Spring. Awesome array of Restaurants and shops to choose from too on the River Walk.
This tour was great and I loved the hop on hop off tour so much with the ladies I was with at a convention in San Antonio. So, we repeated the tour the next week when my husband came to vacation with me!
wish we were there longer and got to spend more time visiting the spots on the hop on/hop off tour..loved the river walk cruise...will definately do this again!
This was a great tour, staff was informative and upbeat! The hop on hop off was perfect for seeing the sights and learning history along the way. I am one to read reviews before I book anything and I would recommend this!
Great way to see a portion of San Antonio. My initial driver was fantastic and made the experience memorable.