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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!
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Combine two great tours for a comprehensive look at the city of San Antonio. First, enjoy a relaxing, 35-minute River Walk boat cruise along the San Antonio River. Then explore the most popular sites in San Antonio on a scenic hop-on hop-off, double-decker bus tour. Visit popular sites like the Alamo, Pearl Brewery, the San Antonio Museum of Art, Market Square and many more. Select a pass, then board at any of the 19 stops to get to know the city in custom fashion, with live, onboard narration.
  • Take a sightseeing cruise along the San Antonio River
  • Get to know San Antonio on a hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Visit popular locations in the downtown and Pearl Brewery neighborhoods
  • Enjoy live commentary on board a double-decker bus
  • Fun for the entire family
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Short but sweet way to orientate yourself

This clean, comfy standard tour, frequently plies the San Antonio Riverwalk, with the ability to hop on and hop off and see the view from an alternative perspective. The boats are well maintained and the guides very helpful. Quite pricy for the short trip but...More

3  Thank cconta
Tom D, Guest Relations Manager at City Sightseeing San Antonio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed everything and appreciate it very much.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
good experience

you can walk one way and hop on the boat for return trip. when you can have a better view of both sides of the walk

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hop on hop off City Tour & River Walk Cruise

We purchase tickets before getting to town and was eager to start the day. We loaded on the bus and was fortunate to have TC as the driver. Pay that man what he wants and please hire 10 more of him! He's friendly informative funny...More

2  Thank Melrick B
Tom D, Guest Relations Manager at City Sightseeing San Antonio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review Mel! We appreciate it and will pass your comments along to TC. Thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
T.C. was very informative and friendly

He was a very professional and friendly person. Probably one of the best staff members that are employed with the Hop on Hop off. It was somewhat of a busy day but he was still quite friendly

1  Thank edbug84
Tom D, Guest Relations Manager at City Sightseeing San Antonio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate it and agree that T.C. is a great driver/tour guide. Thank you again and we will pass your comments along to T.C.!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
At must when visiting San Antonio - The River Walk Cruise

A great cruise along the River Walk! We had a great captain with a lot of information about the history of the buildings along the River Walk. We only did the cruise and enjoyed it immensely. You might not walk all the way that the...More

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5 July 2018|
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Response from william l | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, please call telephone number on their web site, have fun
25 June 2018|
Response from wilheck | Reviewed this property |
If you want to ride inside the bus, there are 3 steps which are big, wide. Too many to ride the second deck. They have several people where you load that are great at asserting you anyway theycan.
22 June 2018|
Response from DavidJ99989 |
Yes, because your best bet is NOT to do the bus tour, you will be wasting your time and money. Leaves you lots of time for the river walk cruise which is excellent
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