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San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

By City Sightseeing San Antonio
Explore San Antonio by bus and boat with this combo tour. Board a boat cruise along the San Antonio River and jump aboard a hop-on, hop-off bus, with stops at city highlights such as the San Fernando Cathedral, the King William Historic District, Empire Theater, and the Alamo. Both the bus and boat have frequent departures throughout the day.
from
$56.99
per adult
from
$56.99
per adult

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Duration:
24h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Take a boat ride along the San Antonio River
  • Visit top local attractions on a hop-on, hop-off bus
  • Save time and money by booking two activities as a combo

  • River Walk Sightseeing Boat Cruise
  • Official City Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
  • Live Guide
  • Fantastic Views
  • FREE Appetizer at Mad Dogs River Walk British Pub
What's not included
  • Gratuities

Departure details
  • Location Name: Collect your tickets at the San Antonio Visitor Center in the Menger Hotel, next to The Alamo Location Address: 216 East Crockett Street, next to The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas, ZIP 78205 (our visitor center: www.CitySightseeingSanAntonio.com/san-antonio-visitor-center/) Visitor Center is open 7 days, 8:30am to 5.30pm. Directions: Next to The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas, ZIP 78205
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10152P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
How much is San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour price starts from $56.99. Discover and book San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour cancellation policy?
San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour is hosted by City Sightseeing San Antonio. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact City Sightseeing San Antonio on Tripadvisor. Discover and book San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10152P2

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

savannah110
savannah110
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So fun!
We had so much fun on this hop on hop off tour. Bianca helped us with our tickets when we first got there and expla
premonition1953
premonition1953
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Nice but pricy
Very easy to use. A bit pricy though. On off bus tour was easy but there is very little to see past the Alamo and t
kimk380
kimk380
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Trolley Never Came
We waited over 45 minutes both times we tried to use the trolley. One of the times it was the first route of the d
B2739NPkims
B2739NPkims
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Overall good!
The river cruise was informative and a great way to see the city by water. I would recommend doing this after 7 due
WLtravelers
WLtravelers
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Disabled or mobility challenged be warned
I enjoyed everything once I got past the challenges. I think that they need to warn people with mobility challenges
Pakora A
Pakora A
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Fantastic tour of SA!
Though I was the unique passenger of the bus for the tour before the last one an JP has been wonderful!
Byra C
Byra C
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Not recommended
Took thr tour in 9/17 and i would not recommend it. It was not great. You can barely hear the audio on either level
S4419VAmadisons
S4419VAmadisons
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Great!
BC was an awesome tour guide! So funny and interactive, while still being informational. You get to get on and off
jeremyvK12HT
jeremyvK12HT
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Good tour
Angel was funny. Made the experience good. The sights were cool. To bad for so much construction going on at the
Michael R
Michael R
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River cruise
Our tour guide was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We had a handicapped tourist in our group a
Cheryl H
Cheryl H
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Wonderful way to see the city
We have done hop on/hop off tours in several cities. San Antonio was great and the drivers were super!. They helpe
210sherrif
210sherrif
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JP was great!!
JP was great!! Another bus was a recording not as good. Also air on that bus was not cool. JP bus was great!!
ILOVETROY12
ILOVETROY12
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Great fun!
The one driver was informative but the other driver (a black man) was super energetic, and funny with much more inf
Mooshe
Mooshe
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So disappointed
I have always had wonderful experiences with hop-on hop-off in cities ( Boston, New York, Philly). Bus drivers/ gui
Maria R
Maria R
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San Antonio Site
This was amazing, you really get to know San Antonio. It was amazing to get to hear the states history & look at th
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4.5
242 reviews
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Gideon L
Nashville, TN34 contributions
Both parts of this tour were very good. Our guides were both very interesting and JP, our guide on the bus tour, gave us a lot of “extra” interesting facts during his personally narrated( not recorded) trip around to city. We consider the combination ticket a good value even though we could only use one day of the 3-day bus ticket.
Written January 10, 2022
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Thank you so much for your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and will pass your comments along to JP. He is an excellent tour guide! Thank you!
Written January 14, 2022
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Peter B
Atlanta, GA44 contributions
It's a nice way to see parts of the city, the bus drivers needed to circumnavigate numerous construction closures so the route changes a little. Tour information is good, some drivers better than others of course. The boat portion is not hop on/hop off--ticket is good for one loop of the River Walk. Overall a fair value, but not a bargain.
Written April 3, 2022
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Thank you for your review and your feedback.
Written April 7, 2022
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Rodster Adventures
Reno, NV61 contributions
Not sure where the pricing on here comes from be we did a boat tour around all the river walk that was about $15 each. The drinks were just about as much!

Anyway, we got to the river walk, first time in San Antonio, didn’t know anything about anything and saw the river walk boat just sitting there. We were able to get tickets and were off on the tour within about 10 minutes!

Linda, the Captain, was great! She was entertaining without being annoying and we could understand her really well. We were in the bow of the boat and I was concerned about not being able to hear her.

The trip was a great first impression and introduction to the Riverwalk and gave us some good ideas for where to eat dinner.
Written October 17, 2021
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Thank you very much for your review!
Written October 18, 2021
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Reina
San Diego, CA7 contributions
My family and I recently visited San Antonio and we all had a great time doing all the sight seeing on the Hop on Hop off bus, we will definetly be coming back. Some of the locations were closed like La Villita and the San Antonio Art Museum due to the Covid, but other than that we had a great time looking at all the attractions. Plus being first timers we really got familiar with San Antonio since we will be coming back in the Spring to revisit. The bus ride ticket is for the entire day so you can pretty much go on it as many times of the day you want. We really enjoyed doing the River Walk cruise at night since it was all decorated and lighted beautifully with lights (I do recommend go bundled up at night since it was chilly.) I found out that they have the River Walk decorated with lights from November to sometime in January. We did a weekend getaway and it was so worth it seeing, San Antonio we will be back!
Written January 3, 2021
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Thank you so much for your review! It sounds like you made the most of your trip and that is great. Thank you again. We appreciate it very much!
Written January 14, 2021
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S N
1 contribution
J.P. was absolutely wonderful! He was full of information above and beyond the typical tour. He answered questions, shared tips and told us about different events that make us want to come back to San Antonio to experience. We didn’t have a vehicle and considered other options to get to Riverwalk, but are thoroughly glad we did the hop on hop off sightseeing tour as we learned so much more about the city of San Antonio.
Written August 22, 2022
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Thank you very much for your review! JP is a wonderful tour guide and he will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed his tour. Thank you!
Written August 23, 2022
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Nob22
Philadelphia, PA34 contributions
We were very fortunate and our tour guide was J.P. He was willing to give the whole tour himself, told many fascinating stories as we wound thru town, related his own experiences living there with the historic significance of sights we passed. Easy to jump off and see something and catch another bus later. And we were also lucky that he was driving the next leg!! Very much enjoyed the ride.
The river cruise was excellent as well. Not crowded, Sat in the inside seats and had a better view of what was pointed out than sitting on the perimeter seating.
Written February 2, 2022
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Thank you very much for your review! JP is an excellent tour guide and he will be thrilled that you enjoyed his tour. Thank you!
Written February 3, 2022
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Alex P
3 contributions
Couples
We enjoyed the great tour and all the info from Angel. He did keep us entertained.
One issue with entering we started at stop#2 and was not posted that the pickup spot had changed so we waited a while longer, we did call number on sign and they let us know new stop had been moved to a new location due to construction.
Written March 18, 2022
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Thank you so much for your review Alex! Angel is a wonderful tour guide and he will be really happy to hear that you enjoyed his tour. Thank you!
Written March 19, 2022
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Scott C
Sarasota, FL560 contributions
We booked these separately, wish I could review them separately.

the cruise was great, we enjoyed ourselves, the boat captain was knowledgeable and had some fun stories and jokes.

The bus was a different story. The tour is taped, and often the sites referred to are no where near where the bus is, it is disjointed. Also there is construction being done everywhere, the prenarrated tour does not work with the changes in routes. The driver kept referring to tips being appreciated when he spoke, that is pretty much all we heard from him, except announcing the stops. I should tip him for just driving and not providing any insight?

So this rating is a compromise. Boat Tour 5 stars, bus tour 1 star
Written August 9, 2021
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Thank you for your review and your feedback. I am passing your comments along to our operations team.
Written August 11, 2021
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Beverly D
Chowchilla, CA10 contributions
The bus drivers were well informed and mentioned all the good restaurants around the tour to visit. We originally purchased this just for the boat trip. (Which you can get from Rio, for $13.50 each. ) We rode the bus for one loop, and had caught it too late in the day to hop off. Would recommend you ride it earlier in the afternoon so you can hop off at the Pearl stop and the Historical Market. We heard both were fun places to visit.
The boat trip was fun and relaxing. A good way to start out, so you can figure out where you want to visit on the river. They did not scan our tic ket the first time, so we hopped on at the end of the day for a night ride. Learned new things, so it was fun that the drivers don't follow a script.
Written April 5, 2022
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Thank you very much for your review.
Written April 7, 2022
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mt1Minneapolis
New Hope, MN11 contributions
We had a good tour, with it being a bit of a challenge trying to find where to catch the boat tour. You see, we are not from here, a little better advertising of this is needed. JP was great, winging it the whole way with his saying "yeah" at end of each statement and his silly jokes along the way. That is what is needed, along with the history, to make this a great experience. Thanks!
Written March 26, 2022
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Thank you very much for your review!
Written March 27, 2022
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