Our Sightseeing Route 108


Our City Sightseeing San Antonio Tour Route

Our San Antonio Sightseeing Tour Route

City Sightseeing San Antonio Double Decker Bus Tour Route

People absolutely love our unique Hop On, Hop Off tour route.  We start out in Alamo Plaza and immediately give you the double decker view of the beautiful Alamo.  From there we head north towards the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Pearl Brewery Complex, and much more.  And of course you are free to get off and explore at any of our 18 stops.  If you do, just go back to where we dropped you off and wait for our next bus to arrive.  We typically have four double deckers operating so we get to each stop every 20 to 30 minutes.  Take a look at our route below and buy online or come see us in Alamo Plaza.  You will love it!  Our tour stops include:

  1. The Alamo
    Once home to Spanish Missionaries as Mission de Valero, it is the site of the Battle Of The Alamo in 1836.
  2. The Pearl Brewery
    A culinary and cultural destination along the banks of the river.
  3. San Antonio Museum of Art
    House the largest and most comprehensive collection of ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Asian art in the Southwest United States.
  4. VFW Post 76
    The oldest Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in the United States.
  5. Augie’s BBQ Restaurant
    Great Texas BBQ in the heart of Downtown San Antonio
  6. Riverwalk/Museum Reach
    We stop at the Wyndham Garden Riverwalk Hotel where you can explore the beautiful Museum Reach section of the Riverwalk.
  7. Tobin Center
    Home to resident performing arts groups and major music and theatrical acts visiting San Antonio.  (Bus stop is directly in front of the El Tropicano Hotel)
  8. The Scottish Rite Cathedral
    Completed in 1924 at a cost of $1.5 million dollars.  A six story building in the style of a classic revival temple.  Serves as a meeting place for the Scottish Rite Masonry.
  9. Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building
    Historic courthouse and post office located in Alamo Plaza.  (Bus stop across the street from the Emily Morgan Hotel)
  10. Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum
    An immersive Texas experience.  Explore the Museum’s Hall of Horns, and the Texas Ranger Museum and Ranger town.
  11. Riverwalk/River Cruise Ride
    One story above the river, visit St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Majestic, Aztec and Empire Theaters.  Also a great location for guests of the Hotel Valencia, the Drury Inn and Drury Plaza, the Omni La Mansion Hotel and the Holiday Inn Riverwalk to hop on and hop off.
  12. San Fernando Cathedral/Spanish Governor’s Palace
    Founded in 1731 and is the oldest continuously functioning religious community in Texas.  The Spanish Governor’s Palace was constructed in the early 18th century as the “Presidio San Antonio de Bejar”.  It marked Spanish settlement under King Ferdinand VI.
  13. Market Square/El Mercado
    Visitors and residents alike visit El Mercado for authentic Mexican dining, music, and treasures.  Located in the “Zona Cultura”.
  14. King William Historic District
    The Blue Star Arts Complex, the Guenther House, the King William District, and Southtown.  An area know for it’s diverse community, art galleries, restaurants and Victorian era homes.
  15. Villa Finale Visitor Center Stop
    Tour the museum and gardens of preservationist Walter Mathis.  (Bus stop in front of the Friendly Spot)
  16. Yanaguana Garden
    Public art display and playground.
  17. Tower of the Americas/La Villita
    The 750 foot tall Tower of the Americas provides guests with the most spectacular view of the Alamo City.  Enjoy the gorgeous panorama view from the Tower’s Observation Deck and experience the thrilling 4D Theater Ride.  La Villita is the historic art village and one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods.
  18. The Shops at Rivercenter Mall
    Shops, stores, the movie Alamo The Price Of Freedom at the IMAX, restaurants, bars, movie theaters, and the Rivercenter Lagoon.

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108 thoughts on “Our Sightseeing Route

  • brian holinbeck

    I will be coming to San Antonio on May 7th and staying at Best Western suites at 1002 S. Laredo St.,how close does the bus come for me to get on?

    • Admin Post author

      We get very close to that hotel, Brian but we do not have a stop over there. The closest stop would be at Market Square on Santa Rosa and Commerce Street. If you can get over to Alamo Plaza you can get to our home base.

    • slim jesus 2840

      You will have to walk up commerce like two blocks past thr new convention center but it is real beautiful downtown san antonio the river walk is quite amazing

    • Admin Post author

      No we don’t Dave but that is an interesting idea. We arrive at each stop approximately every 20 minutes. We have 4 double deckers operating most every day.

    • Admin Post author

      Yes, absolutely Karen. Depending on what ticket you buy you can ride for 24 hours and get on, and off as many times as you want. Have fun!

  • Tina Kasiske

    I printed your bus route/tour stops. I recommend you add a printer friendly button for your map. I wasted five pages with color ink to get one page with the map on it. 🙁
    Thanks.

  • Tina Kasiske

    Opps, just discovered I could find the printer friendly map under the Buy Now! tab. Also discovered one map has 9 stops, but the other has 12. Which is correct?
    Thanks.

    • Admin Post author

      Tina, the printer friendly map is a great idea and we will put one up today. The map above is the most current. We made some changes in our route a couple of weeks ago. Thanks again!

    • Admin Post author

      Kathy, it would not be a very far walk from the MegaBus stop to Alamo Plaza but we are assuming that you probably have luggage as well. The best thing to do would probably be just grab a cab. It will be a very short cab ride and not very expensive at all.

  • Alice Warden

    Will be in town June 29-July 3, staying at the La Quinta Inn and Suites San Antonio Airport . How close does the bus come to us, we will have a 4 year old with us, so don`t want to walk very far. Thanks

    • Admin Post author

      Alice, if you are staying by the airport we do not get close to your hotel. Our tour is of the downtown San Antonio area. You can come down to Alamo Plaza to ride our tour.

  • Tara Houston

    we had a Groupo the red double-decker it ws t thing I do not like walking in this heat. my kids like beinperik so we hopped on and off at places we wanted to see. The staff was so nice, and had diffrent drivers. This lady named , Kat, was very pleasant, we went upstairs and she started to tell us more about this beautiful city, she interacted with us that meant a lot. So we waited for her bus so we could hear more about San Antonio. Kat you made our Experience Super fun.

  • Courtney

    Kat was wonderful! Our trip to San Antonio was was a blast. The double decker was a great way to see San Antonio! Air conditioning and bottled water offered on each bus! !!! I will definitely let any friend I have visiting San Antonio know the red double decker is the way to gooooo.

  • Shameka Taylor

    OMG OUR TOUR GUIDE/DRIVER WAS KAT THAT WOMEN THERE WAS SO FULL OF ENERGY AND HAD A VERY POSITIVE ATTITUDE SHE MADE OUR RIDE/TOUR AMAZING SHE GREETED EVERYONE GETTING ON AND OFF HER SPUNK GAVE ME SPUNK HER ENERGY GAVE ME ENERGY AND BELIEVE ME I NEEDED IT IT WAS SO HOT OUT THAT I JUST WANTED TO NOT SIGHTSEE ANYTHING BUT WHEN I BOARDED HER BUS IT ALL CHANGED MS KAT WAS AWESOME AND ON TOP OF HER GAME WHEN I DO COME BACK TO SAN ANTONIO I WILL BE LOOKING FOR HER TO TOUR US AGAIN WONDERFUL ASSET TO THE COMPANY WONDERFUL

    • Admin Post author

      Shameka, thank you so much for the great review! We will certainly pass this along to Kat as well as our Management Team. Would you consider doing a Tripadvisor review for us? Thank you again!

  • Ferris holmes

    Now im a man so I really don’t have anything to say but my wife made me leave a comment lol our driver was MS. KAT she was a nice women I didn’t want to get on the bus but my wife made me I thought it was going to be boring but I’m glad she did I really enjoyed the bus tour and MS KAT she was superb made me glad that I did take the tour awesome driver I will be back again

    • Admin Post author

      Thank you so much Ferris! We will pass your comments along to Kat as well as our Management Team. Would you consider doing a Tripadvisor review about your experience? Thank you again!

  • Carrie Abner

    Unable to get through by phone, I am in need of some information please. I am at Marriott on Bowie street.
    I need to know where do I go to catch the Double Decker tour bus from here. Thanks for any information you can provide.

  • Stefanie M

    We’re in SA and would like to do a tour tomorrow. Do the busses have a/c? Otherwise would be just too hot for us I’m afraid :/

  • Pilar

    Hi! I’ll be visiting next january 2016 and staying at Home 2 suites Hilton, which is the nearest stop and if I buy the tower of americas and river cruise package It has to be used in the 48 hour period?
    Thanks!

    • Admin Post author

      Pilar, just walk over to our starting point in Alamo Plaza. You will be very close to us. You will have 48 hours to ride the bus but you can use your Tower and river cruise tickets whenever you want to.

  • Lorraine

    Hello
    Sorry for my english!
    Are you in operation in january?
    And do you have audio guide in french?
    Thank you very much!
    Hope to see your beautiful town!

    • Admin Post author

      Hello Lorraine. Yes we do operate in January. We operate from 9:30am to 5:30pm, 7 days a week. No we are sorry, we do not have an audio guide in French. We look forward to seeing you too!

  • Mehboob

    Looking forward to visiting SA. Has the recent floods affected the downtown area and the bus route. Pray everyone is alright. We purchased a Groupon. Where and how can we redeem it. Thanks.

    • Admin Post author

      Good morning! We did not have any flooding. Just a Saturday morning of rain. You can redeem your Groupon by visiting us at the San Antonio Visitor Center outside the Menger Hotel. We look forward to seeing you!

      • Mehboob

        Thanks for your reply. Is it not possible to redeem the Groupon on the bus.
        When does the 24 hour hop-on hop-off period start and stop.

        • Admin Post author

          The drivers can sell 24 and 48 hour tour passes along the route but cannot redeem the Groupons. The 24 hour period starts when you redeem the Groupon. So if you redeem it at noon, it is good until noon of the next day.

  • ROBERT GUZMAN M

    hello ,I calling you because I need a brochure of all you rides im visiting the san Antonio are on dec-28-2015—-to 01 05 2016
    and we like to take ride,s on you bus please send to me at p.o box 44642/racine,wi,53404 I really appreciate you,r help thank you.

  • Sue

    Are any of your stops close to the children’s museum, the Doseum? Also is the 1st stop at the Alamo closest to the Valencia at 150 east Broadway?

  • Gilbert Almanza

    I will be coming to San Antonio Christmas week days 20-24 from Dallas. If I purchase online tickets can we hop on the DOUBLE DECKER BUS TOUR from my hotel La Quinta Market Square and if so, where do we wait at Market Square locatiom?

    • Admin Post author

      Good afternoon Sheila. Your best bet might be parking in the surface parking lot next to Rivercenter Mall. They should be able to find spot for you.

  • Regina

    What are parking options for personal vehicle to avoid the (mariott river walk) hotel $40 a day parking fees? Is there another parking option and do you know the fees?

    I plan to take the double decker tour and I hope to get on Kats after reading these great reviews! Also I applaud the person answering all of these questions… Great Job!

    • Admin Post author

      Good afternoon, Regina. You should try the parking garage at Rivercenter Mall or the surface parking lot right next door to it. We are not exactly sure what the rates are though. And thanks for the very kind remarks! Answering peoples questions and comments here is fun and provides great information for all of you too!

  • Robynn

    Can you tell me if your route takes us to the Missions like San Jose or Concepcion? We want to see as much as we can in the two days we are there, but don’t want to miss the missions if they are not on the route. Trying to decide between a 2 day or a single day ticket. Thank you.

    • Admin Post author

      Phyllis, yes you can. Just give us a call before you want to get picked up. We are there about every 30 minutes or so.

    • Admin Post author

      Hello Jack. We have 4-5 buses operating on the route at the same time so the time between stops is about 20 minutes. We do not publish a time schedule because of all the variables like traffic. You should never have to wait for a bus more than about 20 minutes. More often than that it is a much shorter time than that.

  • Emily Sims

    How do I purchase a two day pass when I arrive in San Antonio? Can I get it when I get on the bus?

    I will be staying at the Aloft Hotel. Is the bus anywhere near there for me to ride?

  • Emily Sims

    Do you still offer discount coupons for the attractions on the tour? If so, how do I access them? I don’t have a smartphone so no internet unless at the hotel. Can I print them off beforehand? I will be arriving on Saturday, Oct. 1,

  • Jill

    I bought a Groupon to use this weekend when I am seeing my daughter. I just printed it to bring with me and noted it says, not good in October or November. Does mean it is not good at all during these months? I did not notice this comment when I purchased it. Also, how do I redeem it? Thank you for your help.

  • Mike McG

    I will be in town for the San Antonio Rock & Roll Marathon/Half Marathon on Sunday, December 4th. Since there will be many road closures that morning will you have shortened operating hours that day?

    • Admin Post author

      Hi Mike. We will alter our route that day until all the runners have passed and the streets open up again, but after that we will be operating as normal.

  • Gordon Saunders

    My wife and I are planning a trip and vacation time in San Antonio the last two weeks of January 2017. Am interested in weather temp. And hop on hop off bus routs that time of year.

    • Admin Post author

      Good morning Gordon. The average high in January is 62 degrees and the average low is 38. It is beautiful weather for sightseeing! Our tour route does not change at different times of the year. It will be as you see on the map above.

  • brandy DeBlasio

    My son is staying at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel 205 East Houston st can you tell me the best stop for him to get on? Can you pay when you get on the bus or will he need a pass? What time will the bus open and the stop time? Thanks

    • Admin Post author

      He will be just a few blocks away from our starting point in Alamo Plaza so he should just walk over there to purchase his ticket and start our tour. Our buses leave every 20 minutes from 9am to 5:30pm.

    • Admin Post author

      Good afternoon Cindy. Just walk down to our home base in Alamo Plaza. You can purchase your tickets there. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Beverly Smith

    I’m with the Defense Institute for Medical Operations and would like to know if you offer private tours for large groups. I have 51 international students and would like to show them beautiful San Antonio.

    Please Call
    Beverly Smith, MSgt US Air Force
    301-318-8730

    • Admin Post author

      Good morning Beverly. Yes, we absolutely do private tours. We are forwarding your information out to our Management Team and they will contact you directly. Thanks for thinking of us!

  • Sukh

    What happens if i get to Alamo Plaza at 10 am instead of 9? Will there be another bus that leaves at a later time?

    Also, can I purchase the bus tour ticket at Alamo Plaza?

    • Admin Post author

      Sukh, when one bus leaves our starting point in Alamo Plaza, another one moves right in to replace it, We have 3 to 5 buses operating on the route every day and they are in constant rotation. Yes, you can purchase your tickets at our starting location in Alamo Plaza.

    • Admin Post author

      There is some free parking in the Pearl Brewery area but not much anywhere else. There is also some fairly low cost surface parking on the North side of the Alamo.

  • M Joyce

    We have used Hop on Hop off in cities all over the world. This was sadly the worst one we have ever had….a sub par experience for seeing highlights of the city. It was horrendously overpriced for an hour of seeing virtually all the empty buildings, run down areas of the city. It’s worth 10$ per person if that. I know you can’t help the condition of your city but is not worth the price for what one receives. We have paid far less for much longer tours of majestic sites in cities all over the world like Verona Italy, Slovenia, Melbourne Australia, Capetown South Africa, even Chicago and NewYork etc etc.
    I would appreciate reimbursement of the 66$ I paid for the 2 of us for this appalling embarrassing so called highlights tour of San Antonio…an embarrassing excursion. I will advise on Tripadvisor.
    Regards, Margot Joyce

    • Admin Post author

      We are sorry that you feel you had a bad experience Margot. We apologize and we are forwarding your comments along to our management team and they will respond to you tomorrow. Thank you for riding with us and we hope you had a good time in San Antonio!

  • Daniela

    Hi, I am coming to San Antonio Feb 2 and I will be staying at the courtyard marriot SeaWorld/Rest over hills. How close does the bus come to the hotel?

    • Admin Post author

      Good evening Daniela. Your hotel is about 15 miles from the downtown area and we do not get near there. We hope you will come downtown and go for a tour with us though!

  • Dawn

    If you want to see the Sights of San Antonio, the double decker bus is the way to go. We went around one full time before deciding on a stop. I only wish I had more time to make use of the hop on & off stations. One ticket is good all day. The seats were comfortable. As a disabled person, it was easy on & off. The drivers were knowledgeable, friendly, and courteous. I plan to use it again in May! Loved it.

    • Admin Post author

      Good morning Johanna. No, car seats are not required. The 6 year old is fine sitting in a seat. The infant and 3 year old would be best being on someones lap of course. We look forward to seeing you all!

  • Lisa

    I plan to visit with my family of 4 the week before Christmas 2017. Are wait times typically increased significantly by crowds during this season?

    • Admin Post author

      Hello Lisa. That is a busy time for us but no, wait times are not increased. We have 4 to 5 buses operating on the route every day so they get around quite quickly.