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San Antonio Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

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  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • Duration: 1-2 days (approx.) (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5694SANHOHO
Experience the best of San Antonio on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Board an open-top, double-decker bus at any of the 11 stops around the city and enjoy recorded commentary about San Antonio's history, culture, architecture and arts. Visit San Fernando Cathedral, see HemisFair Park’s Tower of the Americas, explore the Alamo and spend time shopping and browsing galleries at the Rivercenter Mall along the River Walk. Choose a 24- or 48-hour ticket, giving you flexibility to sightsee at your own pace.

Highlights

  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
Head to San Antonio’s visitor center to pick up a map of the route and list of sites. Then, hop on the open-top, double-decker bus at any of the 11 stops around the city with your 24-hour or 48-hour ticket, letting you see the best of the city at your own pace.

Hop off at Alamo Plaza, home to the Alamo, a site founded by the Spanish in the late 1700s as Mission San Antonio de Valero. This is where Davey Crockett, Jim Bowie, Colonel Travis and many others fought valiantly during the Texas Revolution. Walk to the nearby Rivercenter Mall on the Riverwalk to shop, browse galleries and grab a bite at a restaurant.

Visit a variety of market squares and stop by HemisFair Park, an urban park filled with fun activities and great views. See the grand Tower of the Americas, built for the 1968 World's Fair and once the country's tallest observation tower!

Hop off and enter San Fernando Cathedral, one of the country’s oldest cathedral sanctuaries, built in 1734 by settlers from the Canary Islands. This site is the final resting place of several heroes lost in the Battle of the Alamo.You can also explore the King William Historic District, wander down St Mary’s Street and much more.

Aboard the bus, you’ll get great views of the city and enjoy recorded commentary, letting you learn about all the sites you see. A full list of stops can be found in the Itinerary section below.

Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from any of the 11 stops
Departure Time:
Every 20-30 minutes; 9:30am - 5:30pm from every stop
Return Details:
Last bus departs at 5:30pm from Stop 1 outside the Famous Haunted Menger Hotel at Alamo Plaza

Pricing information

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1-Day Pass
Code: 1DAY

1-day hop-on hop-off pass good for 24 hours

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$23.99
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2-Day Pass
Code: 2DAY

Hop-on hop-off pass valid for 48 hours

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$26.99
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San Antonio Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Touring Around San Antonio

Inclusions:
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Transport by open-top, double-decker bus
  • 60-minute pre-recorded commentary and earphones
  • Map of route and sites
Exclusions:
  • Entrance fees/attraction tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Children 5 years old and under ride free
  • San Antonio does not permit marking of bus stops; look for red open-top buses
Itinerary:
Stops on the tour include:

1. The Alamo
  • River Walk shops and restaurants
  • Rivercenter Mall, Visitor Information Center
2. Alamo Plaza
  • The Alamo
  • River Walk
3. Alamo Cenotaph
  • Alamo Plaza attractions
  • Buckhorn Museum
4. St Mary's Street (Request Stop)
  • Majestic, Empire and Aztec theaters
5. Spanish Governor's Palace
  • San Fernando Cathedral
6. Museo Alameda
  • Museo Alameda
  • Market Square
7. Market Square
  • El Mercado
  • Market Square
8. La Quinta Hotel (Request Stop)
  • La Quinta Hotel
9. Blue Star
  • Blue Star Arts Complex
  • Guenther House
10. King William Historic District (Request Stop)
  • King William Historic District
  • Steve’s Homestead Museum
11. HemisFair Park (Request Stop)
  • HemisFair Park
  • La Villita
  • Tower of the Americas
  • Convention Center

Request stops do not stop unless requested by an onboard passenger or an awaiting passenger at the stop

Voucher Info:
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Local Operator Information:
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Sherry S, August 2014

I purchased tickets at home for the bus tour. I wasn't sure if we had to find a ticket office to get our passes downtown. You go straight to the bus and they print them right there. Very easy and no extra steps to get on. We couldn't find the stop at Aztec Theater, so we ended up walking to the Alamo so we wouldn't miss the bus. We sat on top to enjoy the views, but it got too hot. Inside and downstairs had A/C that worked. Was a good balance from top to bottom!

Reviewed by: KATHY, Canada, July 2013

This was a great way to get around the city of San Antonio. We of course sat up top in the open-air section of the bus for great views. The buses were very clean and the drivers were friendly. They offered complementary bottles of water, which on a real hot day I thought was a nice idea. Will use again for sure if in the area.

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Tour code: 5694SANHOHO