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San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Tower of Americas

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San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Tower of Americas

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Overview

Combine two great tours, plus admission to an iconic landmark, for a comprehensive look at the city of San Antonio. First, enjoy a relaxing boat cruise along the San Antonio River. Then explore the most popular sites in San Antonio on a hop-on hop-off, double-decker bus tour. Select a pass, then board at any of the 19 stops to get to know the city in custom fashion with live, onboard commentary. Finally, enjoy a spectacular view of Alamo City from the top of the Tower of the Americas.
  • Take a sightseeing cruise along the San Antonio River
  • Get to know San Antonio on a hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Enjoy live commentary on board a double-decker bus
  • Head to the top of the iconic Tower of the Americas for a spectacular view
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River Walk Boat Cruise
Choice of 24,48 or 72 hour Hop-On Hop-Off trolley tour pass
Tower of the Americas admission
Live Guide
FREE Oyster Sampler at the River Walk 'On The Bend' Oyster Bar & Lounge, with purchase of two drinks
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Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • 4 year-olds are FREE for the bus tour but will need to buy tickets for tower and river boat separately at each location.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing San Antonio
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where do I redeem my ticket for the San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas?
A:You can redeem your ticket at the City Sightseeing Tours Welcome Center, located at 111 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205 (next to Kilwins Ice-Cream Shop.)
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the Welcome Center for the San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Tower of the Americas?
A:Yes, there are many parking lots near our Welcome Center and Hop-On Hop-Off Stop 1. The two closest parking lots are at 328 East Crockett Street and at Crockett Street / Bowie Street.
Mar 2021
Q:
Do you offer hotel pickup for the San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas?
A:We are unable to provide a hotel pick-up for our Hop-On Hop-Off tours, but most downtown hotels are on or near the route.
Mar 2021
Q:
How long is one full rotation of the San Antonio Hop-On Hop-Off Tour if I do not get off the bus?
A:Our tours take approximately 60 minutes if you stay on board but many customers use their tickets to hop-on and hop-off several times throughout the day.
Mar 2021
Q:
Are the buses handicap accessible for the San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas?
A:Yes! All of our buses are fully ADA Compliant and handicap accessible. Please notate any special needs in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Mar 2021
Q:
How often does the bus arrive at each stop during the San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off & Tower of the Americas?
A:We pick up at each stop approximately every 20 minutes.
Mar 2021
Q:
Where does the boat depart from for the San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas?
A:The boat tour begins at our 'Stop 1' Welcome Center, next to The Alamo, 111 Alamo Plaza (opposite H&M)
Mar 2021
Q:
When does the boat depart for the San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas?
A:The boat tour departs every 20 minutes. You are welcome to board anytime from 9 am to 9 pm.
Mar 2021
Q:
What will we see on the boat portion of the San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas?
A:Along the River Walk route, we will pass the Shops at Rivercenter, the Arneson River Theatre, Marriage Island, La Villita, HemisFair Park, the Tower Life Building, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Pearl, & the city's five Spanish colonial missions.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the Tower of the Americas?
A:The Tower of the Americas is a 750-foot observation tower-restaurant that was built as the theme structure of the 1968 World's Fair. It was the tallest observation tower in the United States until 1996. It is the tallest building in San Antonio.
Mar 2021
Q:
Where is the Tower of the Americas located?
A:The tower is located in the middle of HemisFair Park (Stop 18) and has an observation deck that is accessible by elevator.
Mar 2021
Q:
What are the operating hours for the Tower of the Americas?
A:The Tower of the Americas is open from 10 am to 10 pm daily.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Tower of Americas?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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star-5
Money well spent
Patty_H
, Aug 2022
I would highly recommend this is the best wat to see San Antonio and learn about the history and story
star-4
River cruise was great!
Dennis_H
, Aug 2022
River cruise was the highlight of the trip. The Tower is a bit underwhelming and the construction prevented us from seeing 1/3 of the stops on the bus route.
star-4
Great boat tour
Laketa_W
, Aug 2022
We had a very hard time finding how to board the boat, but we finally found it. It was a great tour with lots of good information.
star-4
We loved the River...
Barbara_b
, Jul 2022
We loved the River cruise..it was scenic & informative. .& the guide did an amazing job entertaining us & making us laugh. But it was short & moved too quickly.... notvenough time to see all of the points he was directing us to & notvenough time to take picks. The off & on bus only allowed us time to see the Tower of Amerivas. There was not enough info to explain that when we got off at the last spot the Alimo was closed & the ticket shop was closed to.o. the next day we had to leave & there's not enough time to finish the cruise. When we got off at the last stop it was 5:30 & there's no bus back si we had to walk back to our hotel which was 6 blocks away (
star-5
My me time
Cheryl_H
, Jul 2022
It’s so much to do here you literally need a week or two. Especially with the restaurants on the riverwalk
star-4
Good package deal!
Erin_A
, Jul 2022
The best part of this package is the inclusions of boat cruise and tower of the America’s. Most of the stops the bus makes are within walking distance from each other so for young couples you may be better off walking to your destinations and paying entry prices. The bus and it’s drivers were definitely nice and it’s AC so that was a break from the heat. By the time we got off to see the stops we ended up only taking the bus route 1 full cycle. The stops were very good except a lot were close on Monday which is the day we took it. We ended up walking back to tower of americas at night and it was definitely worth it! Take the river cruise in the evening!
star-4
the view from the top of...
Rachelle_W
, May 2022
the view from the top of the tower was amazing - we did the river boat at dark, wished we had taken the tour during the daytime; although warmer outside felt like we could have seen more and/or better on this fast paced adventure.
star-5
Great days
Jose_P
, May 2022
The boat ride and the explanation made by the tour man. Jhbhdhdhfehfhfhhdfbfbbfbfbfbbfbfbfhfbfbfbfbbfbfbfbbdbfbfbbfbfbbfbfbfbfbhfbdbdbbfbdbdbfbbrrbrbbrbfbfbfbfbrbfnrbnfbfbrjrj
star-5
Good deal
Claire_B
, May 2022
Great way to see some sights and get around without having to drive and park... Easy to use. Worth the price with extras
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Peace of Mind and Great Guides
Melinda_H
, May 2022
We purchased the 48-hour Hop-on / Hop-off Trolley Tour and Riverwalk Cruise tickets before our trip to San Antonio to see our son graduate from Basic Military Training. We may have been able to find the tickets cheaper if we had purchased them on site, but having the confirmation in hand when I left home gave me peace of mind. I couldn't believe how easy it was to find parking near the area where you pick up the tickets. Access to the Trolley and Cruise was quick and easy. Everything was clean and right on schedule. Our tour guides were fabulous!!! There are variations in personality and experience, of course, but we had funny, engaging guides for the cruise and the trolley. SHOUT OUT TO JP ON THE TROLLEY. He went out of his way to chat with us and give us recommendations for meals and directions to sites we may like. He deserves five stars! My only warning about this tour is the access to margaritas the size of your head :) But, you have someone to drive you, so maybe this is the time to go for it. Oh, and definitely stop at the Iron Cactus on the Riverwalk. It is admittedly a bit pricey, but OMG! Without a doubt, one of the top 3 meals I have had in a restaurant EVER!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
San Antonio in a day!
Barbara_S
, May 2022
Great way to get around and to get a feel for the city. We were here on a Monday and unfortunately a lot is closed but we still enjoyed the ride on the bus. Our boat driver was full of information! The Tower of the America's was a great view and the 4-D film was fun. Highly recommend the 3 activity combo!
star-5
Smooth moves
christopher_p
, May 2022
Great tour, smooth tour moves, the transition from bus to tower to bus to boat was good. I recommend this tour to anyone.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-3
Riverwalk was the best
Art_T
, Apr 2022
The Riverwalk boat cruise was good. The T.O.A was OK. The Trolley bus tour was OK as we'll I would mostly recommend the Riverwalk cruise and I would skip the Trolley bus tour
star-5
Nice way to spend several hours
Sandra_M
, Apr 2022
The tour guides were very good and courteous. All of the buses were clean and the boat was a great way to see the river walk!
star-5
1st Day Introduction To San Antonio
Jason_T
, Apr 2022
Great first day in town way to see some of the highlights and learn some of the history of San Antonio when visiting for just a few days. The bus driver/guide provided insightful info about the city - past, present and future. Towers of the America's admission was included with ticket package (get your camera ready for the elevator ride) as well as a ticket for the must-do boat tour on the iconic San Antonio River Walk.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Adventurous
Kenneth_R
, Apr 2022
A lot of fun and places to experience you must go and take your family to see the city the was great
star-4
Our 33rd wedding anniversary trip.
Johnpaul_R
, Apr 2022
We came during the Fiesta weekend not knowing of course but it was fun. Very crowded but enjoyable and we will definitely be back.
star-5
I know you know!
Edward_M
, Apr 2022
Market square and the Tower of Americas. Also the driver very familiar with the area. Haven't had s chance to take the River Walk Cruise but looks enjoyable.
star-5
Glad we did it
jannelle_m
, Mar 2022
Great way to see all of San Antonio. Take the boat ride at night to enjoy the lights. The hop on off bus was a great way to get around the town
star-5
Fun on the river
Darlene_B
, Mar 2022
The tour was excellent and informing. Great captain. He explain the history and what each building was. We when at 7:00 in evening when the lights were coming on.

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