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City Sightseeing San Antonio City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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San Antonio, United States

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

See San Antonio's top attractions and historic landmarks at your own pace with a 1-,2-, or 4-day ticket for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Explore the sites you like and hear informative recorded commentary aboard the double-decker tour bus. Learn about San Antonio's history, culture, architecture and more as you pass by the Alamo, HemisFair Park, Tower of the Americas and Cathedral of San Fernando, then browse the shops at the Rivercenter Mall along the River Walk.
  • Experience San Antonio’s highlights aboard an open-top, double-decker bus
  • Visit HemisFair Park, the Tower of the Americas, the Alamo, San Fernando Cathedral and more
  • Browse shops and galleries at Rivercenter Mall along the River Walk
  • Includes admission to the Centro de Artes Museum
Unlimited hop-on hop-off bus pass for either 1, 2 or 4 days (2 day ticket includes a free 3rd day)
Audio commentary available in English + free headphones
Free entry to Centro de Artes Museum
Vouchers valid for 12 months
Entrance fees/attraction tickets
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

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

Departure Time

See itinerary

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Make your own way to the visitor center of San Antonio to board the open-top, double-decker bus, or simply hop on at any of the stops around the city.

The Alamo is perhaps number one of the top attractions that you can visit. Founded by Spanish missionaries in the late 1700s and known then as Mission San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo was the site of a famous battle that marked the end of the Texas Revolution in 1836. Legendary people including Davey Crockett, Jim Bowie and Colonel Travis fought in that bloody battle.

Near the Alamo, you can walk to the San Antonio River Walk, a network of walking paths along the river that are lined with shops, art galleries and great restaurants.

Your bus passes a number of outdoor markets and stops at HemisFair Park, a delightful urban park that is home to the Tower of the Americas, which was constructed for the 1968 World's Fair and stands 750 feet (229 meters) tall. Explore the King William Historic District, wander down St Mary’s Street and more.

If you like, visit the historic Cathedral of San Fernando, built in 1734 by Spanish settlers from the Canary Islands, and the burial site for many soldiers that perished in the Battle of the Alamo.

From the bus, enjoy clear views of the city and recorded commentary that describes the sites you pass. A full list of stops can be found in the Itinerary section below.

Choose either a 1-, 2-, or 4-day ticket and tour the city at your own pace. Tickets include a map of the route and list of sites, plus admission to the Centro de Artes Museum.
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  Schedule: 08:40 - 17:30 Loop: 60 Minutes Frequency: 20-30 Minutes
The Alamo
The Park at Pearl
San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA)
VFW Post 76
Augie's Alamo City BBQ Steakhouse
Museum Reach: San Antonio River Walk
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Veterans Memorial Park
The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio
The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
River Walk
San Fernando Cathedral
Spanish Governor's Palace
Historic Market Square
East César E. Chávez Boulevard
Southtown
Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair
Tower of the Americas Way
Shops at Rivercenter
Points of interest passed by on this route
The Alamo
 
San Antonio River Walk
 
The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum
 
Mexican Market
 
King William Historic District
 
Hemisfair Park
 
Tower of the Americas
 
La Villita Historic Arts Village
 
San Antonio Museum of Art
 
Southtown
 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial of San Antonio
 
Spanish Governor's Palace
 
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral
 
Shops at Rivercenter
 
City Sightseeing San Antonio
 
Historic Market Square
 
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
 
Yanaguana Garden
 
Travis Park Plaza
 
VFW Post 76
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates: All Year Round (except 26th April)
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Frequency: 20-30 Minutes
  • First Tour: 8:40AM
  • Last Tour: 5:30PM
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing Ltd - USA and Middle East

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during City Sightseeing San Antonio City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing San Antonio City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during City Sightseeing San Antonio City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing San Antonio City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during City Sightseeing San Antonio City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing San Antonio City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Depending on where you sit in the bus, it can be extremely difficult to hear the commentary." See review
  • "Seeing sites this way is the best way to see what you want to see." See review

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Awesome
Tarmarcia_M
, Jul 2020
We had the best time doing our first time in San Antonio Tx... omg what else do u want to say it’s been wonderful
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Underwhelming and expensive
RidhimaG34
, Dec 2019
San Antonio is a very walkable city and this tour is vastly overpriced and unnecessary. It is very possible to see each of the stops on foot within just a few hours. The stops on this tour include hotels and other venues that lack any history or culture, and that no one would care to see. Most of the stops are located within a block of one another, rendering the tour largely unnecessary. For anyone visiting San Antonio, I do not recommend taking this tour – do a google search of the 5-6 sites you’d like to see in the city, wear a pair of comfortable sneakers and get walking. You’ll save $38 per person and get to see everything you wish up-close.
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City Sightseeing - San Antonio bus tour just ok
Amy A
, Aug 2019
Good way to see the city, and get a feel for the city. However, tour didn't provide much more. 1guide we had was entertaining and engaging; another just drove and played a recording. Depending on where you sit in the bus, it can be extremely difficult to hear the commentary.
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An excellent way to see all the...
Donna C
, Nov 2017
An excellent way to see all the sights of the City. The tour guides were very knowledgeable of the history of the city and were very entertaining with their narratives.
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Seeing sites this way is the best...
James Daniel Lauro
, Sep 2017
Seeing sites this way is the best way to see what you want to see. However A/C in all buses could be better.
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We did this on July 4th 2017. I...
Sharon DeSilva
, Jul 2017
We did this on July 4th 2017. I enjoyed the tour but was very frustrated at first because we couldn't find where to start the tour. Signs are not posted very well in San Antonio Market Square area for the Hop On Hop Off. If it wasn't for a kind gentleman who asked if I needed help I would have gone back to my hotel and given up!
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The area is so small the hop on/off...
Laura A
, Nov 2016
The area is so small the hop on/off isn't really necessary. A little pricey for what you get. Also was disappointed I couldn't buy the boat tour online the same day.
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The waiting time for the buses was...
Lemiel P
, Oct 2016
The waiting time for the buses was too long, over 30 minutes on that day and the buses were to crowded so that I had to stand several times.
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could not find where the bus picks up...
elaine f
, Sep 2016
could not find where the bus picks up. Had to walk far to find it.
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Excellent deal. Utilized the 2 day...
Barbara H
, Aug 2016
Excellent deal. Utilized the 2 day deal. The bus was easy to get and once we identified the places where it stopped. There's lots of them. The buses run often and we never had to wait more than 15 minutes to catch another. Note that the buses come in a variety of colors - just watch the signage on the bus to be sure you get on the right one or ask the drivers who were all very helpful. Most of the guides on the bus were very informative and humorous. Learned a lot about San Antonio. Would recommend this service to anyone for it's ease and affordability.

Product code: 5694SANHOHO

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