San Antonio

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

San Antonio, United States

From $69.99

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 day (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Combine two great tours, plus admission to an iconic landmark, for a comprehensive look at the city of San Antonio. Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise along the San Antonio River, explore the most popular sites in San Antonio on a hop-on hop-off double-decker bus, and 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

What's Included

  • River Walk Boat Cruise
  • Choice of 24,48 or 72 hour Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour pass
  • Tower of the Americas admission
  • FREE Oyster Sampler at the River Walk 'On The Bend' Oyster Bar & Lounge, with purchase of two drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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111 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

What To Expect

Hop-On Hop-Off

19 Stops

16 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 day

Operating Schedule: Every 20 minutes from every stop from 8:40am to 5:30pm.

111 Alamo Plaza

Pearl Parkway

San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA)

VFW Post 76, "The Oldest Post in Texas"

Augie's Alamo City BBQ Steakhouse

Museum Reach

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Veterans Memorial Park

The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio

The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio

San Fernando Cathedral

Historic Market Square

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Antonio Downtown

King William


434 S Alamo St

Tower of the Americas Way

111 Alamo Plaza

Points of interest passed by on this route

The Alamo

Historic Market Square

King William Historic District

Hemisfair Park

Tower of the Americas

La Villita Historic Arts Village

San Antonio Museum of Art

San Antonio River

The Guenther House Museum

Blue Star Contemporary

Spanish Governor's Palace

San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

City Sightseeing San Antonio

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

VFW Post 76

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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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

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455 reviews
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Like never before
Jeffrey_R, May 2023
First time in San Antonio, the combo hop on hop off made it easier to expected city and all activities. It was great!!
Very good
Carolina_H, May 2023
Wonderful. I liked this experience. Thank you so much. I recommended you. It is a complete and reality enjoyment
The Riverwalk boat tour...
Laurie_B, May 2023
The Riverwalk boat tour is awesome. The on and off bus is great for getting around. The Tower of America's shows much of the area.
40th Wedding Anniversary Trip!!
Julie_P, May 2023
We did 2 River Walk Cruises! Lived them, both! Each tour guide is different, and shares new and interesting stuff! Nice, relaxing time!! A Must Do!!
Bus tour-A good way to see downtown San Antonio
Deborah_S, May 2023
We loved the river boat ride and our guide Bob. He was hilarious! Wish the Tower of Americas had a tour guide instead of just an elevator escort. With all the construction downtown, had to be dropped off a few blocks from some of the stops. Enjoyed the history and information for each stop from the bus drivers.
Susan_P, May 2023
I was scammed! The ticket office was closed; customer support does not answer the phone; and the web customer service link is a dead link. As a result, we had to purchase additional boat tickets from another vendor. I am requesting a refund. I wish I could have given zero stars rather than 1.
Thimas_D, May 2023
Great time great tour guide… Hevdid a great job and gave out the history of the river and Building alone the way
Fun time
James_B, May 2023
Fun ride. Wish it was longer. Boat pilot was entertaining. San Antonio is a nice place to visit. The river walk has lots of restaurants
We enjoyed the boat...
Diane_O, May 2023
We enjoyed the boat cruise in the evening. We also enjoyed our experience at the Tower of America..we ate in the restaurant there which was delicious. The bus ride was fine…some drivers were more friendly than others but overall it was good. It was difficult for them to traverse all the construction! Some of the windows were “clouded” making it difficult to see. Thank you.
Expensive two rides
Vickie_G, Apr 2023
Diamond was our driver on the boat - real story telling- but our experiences of the tower of Americas - first in line no large group, but wait time was very long & the hop on bus with Construction let us off & then we walked to church/ governors place - from there had walk to Texas ranger - no flags for bus pick up - we sat for 45 mins waiting where told bus would stop across from Texas Ranger which finally opened from closed as waited for bus We ended up walking from market all way back to Alamo only being able ride two times & with festival happening buses should had extended hours of operation
Love it
WANDA_H, Apr 2023
San Antonio is a beautiful, charming city full of history, culture and fun. The Hop On Hop Off is one o my favorite as to see the city. The River Walk is always a fun place. Became attached to the city during my military time at Ft Sam
Great time!
Denise_B, Apr 2023
The river cruise is Amazing. So many fun facts. The bus was so convenient and informative. I wish I had scheduled more time for the Tower of the Americas, but the views were great!
River tour
Yulia_S, Apr 2023
Hi there ! It was amazing river tour ! Very pleasant ! Gide was very knowledgeable and friendly! Very nice location!!
Stephanie_W, Apr 2023
I purchased this and was unable to use it due to the booth closing so early, I then had to purchase another ticket to do the boat tour and American tower. The actual tour places would not accept the QR code you needed to go to this companies booth to print tickets separately, which is a third party to the actual tour locations. VERY disappointed and basically paid twice for my tickets.
Memorable Experience
Ndidi_A, Apr 2023
We did the Hop in Hop off, The Tower of the America’s, and then the Riverwalk. We really loved the Tower 4D experience. The Riverwalk experience was really good and we loved the whole ambience.
San Antonio on a 12 hour trip
Aileen_L, Apr 2023
First time to use Viator and I am very impressed with their service. I travel a lot and will be utilizing more of their services.
Great experience down town San Antonio
Earnest_M, Apr 2023
Seeing some of the old historical building , on the bus and boat, and all the places that actors were at, and where someone was born
Great way to get overview of the city
Andy_S, Apr 2023
The Hop-On Hop-Off bus is a great way to see San Antonio. The only problem is sometimes you can't hear or understand the guides. It's a hit or miss. We actually only did the whole tour one time. We had a two day pass so we went to the Tower of Americas the second day. It was a rainy and cold day so we didn't do any sightseeing that day - just to the Tower of Americas. The Alamo was right next to where we got our tickets. Highly recommend the guided tour there. The Tower of Americas was just okay as we were in a bit of a hurry so we really can't comment on the video that they show you. We just went up the tower and down. We were very disappointed in the boat ride on River Walk. We could not understand our tour guide at all. She had a very heavy accent and would keep giggling at her own comments. The ride was good though and at least we got to see a lot of the River Walk. We always like the Ho Ho bus as it is a great way to get an overview of the city.
Worth the money.
Francine_R, Apr 2023
This was well worth the money. We didn’t rent a car and we were able to hop on and off. I highly recommend.
Joe_M, Apr 2023
Wasn’t impressed. Captain/tour guide was pretty good but if you’re looking for something that stops at any point, other than the departure point this isn’t it.
Wonderful cruise!
Peg_D, Apr 2023
The captain of the boat was great! Very knowledgeable and nice sense of humour. There were a lot of people waiting for a boat but the line went fast.
Best River Cruise
Trung_D, Apr 2023
The river boat cruise was the best. We got to learn the building history of San Antonio. I would recommend it.
Multi experience tour
Nicole_E, Mar 2023
The bus was nice, but I could have walked to most of the stops. The tower of the americas had a nice view, but I would skip it next time. The river cruise was my favorite.
Good to see the city.
Donna_G, Mar 2023
Hop on hop off was good but the brochure or online said pick up at any location so I assume the first one also. So it should say start at office only.
Great Time in San Antonio
MaryAnn_R, Mar 2023
The San Antonio River Walk Cruise was a beautiful and an entertaining way to see the river! Our guide was excellent. She kept us "in stitches" with her fact regarding the area and her humor!!!! Tower of Americas was also a worthwhile visit. Hop-On Hop Off drivers: all drove safely but some were good at sharing information regarding the stops along the ride and some could use lessons on how to present information more professionally. 111\\
Bus and river tour
MonaLisa_P, Mar 2023
So much history to learn and beautiful sites. Enjoyed the narration. Bus driver made tour fun and entertaining. River cruise also fun an interesting. Love the stories/historical knowledge. Maggie was interesting and fun. She really knows the history.
Cruise, the river cruise...
Rehana_P, Mar 2023
Cruise, the river cruise was explained ! The bus was interesting as the drivers were friendly and knowledgeable about the city
All in one
Angela_M, Mar 2023
I like that we got to do 3 things on this tour. The boat cruise was a fun way to see the entire river walk. Tower of America gave great views and the hop on hop off bus tour was easy to use.
Riverwalk Cruise
Kris_H, Mar 2023
Loved the Riverwalk Cruise. The boat Captain did a great job telling us about the area and was very personable.
Great day in San Antonio
Kay_H, Mar 2023
Our drivers/ narrators were very knowledgeable in their areas that we were in. They were very kind and helpful to were to go.

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