Explore with our official River Walk and Hop-On Hop-Off downtown tour route experience: the story of our city starts here - see our route map below.
Discover our city with your Official Live Guide.
Your tour route starts in Alamo Plaza - immediately giving you the fantastic 'double decker' view of the beautiful Alamo - and then heads off in to the River Walk district and historic neighborhoods....
We head north over the River Walk to The Pearl, Spanish Governor's Palace, Cathedral, Theater District, Tower of the Americas, Mexican Market Square, King William Historic District and much much more.
Hop-On, Hop-Off - we pick up at each stop every 20 minutes.
Your route is below. Buy online, or, visit us next to The Alamo at our Visitor Center in the Menger Hotel, 216 E Crockett St, 78205 (210 224 8687) or, at our new Tours & Tickets Shop at 111 Alamo Plaza St.
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.
(Bus stop is at our Visitor Center, next to The Alamo at 216 East Crockett inside the Menger Hotel)
2. Pearl Entertainment Complex:
A culinary and cultural destination along the banks of the river. Shops, restaurants, cafes and bars.
(Bus stop is Pearl Parkway and Avenue A, except during weekend Farmer's Markets)
3. San Antonio Museum of Art:
An iconic San Antonio landmark housing the largest and most comprehensive collection of ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Asian art in the Southern USA. An unforgettable experience!
4. VFW Post 76:
The oldest Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in the United States.
5. Augie’s BBQ Restaurant:
A San Antonio favorite with down home Texas atmosphere and live music.
6. Museum Reach at Wyndham Garden Hotel:
The northern section of the River Walk with beautiful landscapes, hiking and biking trails, restaurants and more.
(Bus stop directly in front of Wyndham Garden Riverwalk Hotel)
7. Tobin Center:
Home to resident performing arts groups and major music and theatrical acts visiting San Antonio.
(Bus stop at the El Tropicano Hotel)
8. Veterans Memorial Park:
Home of the Korean War and Vietnam War Memorials.
9. Travis Park and St. Anthony Hotel:
Visit the first fully air-conditioned hotel in the world. Their elite clientele has included Presidents Eisenhauer and Johnson as well as Eleanor Roosevelt, Judy Garland, Princess Grace and more recently, George Clooney.
(Bus stop on the southeast corner of Travis Park)
10. Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum:
An immersive Texas experience, explore hundreds of animal species, the Texas Ranger Gallery and Ranger Town.
(Convenient for Townplace Suites, Hyatt Regency, Home2Suites and St. Anthony Hotel)
11. Sheraton Gunter Hotel (for the River Walk & 'Selena Bridge'):
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 River Walk to hop-on and hop-off. 'Selena Bridge' bus stop.
(Bus stop in front of Sheraton Gunter at Houston St. & N. St. Mary's St.)
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'.
(Bus stop is South Santa Rosa and Produce Row)
14. Hotels on Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Tour Bus Stop
Located at La Quinta Inn, next to the The Courtyard by Marriott. Also very convenient to Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn, Residence Inn and HEB.
15. 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. Two Victorian homes are available for tours: Villa Finale and Steves Homestead.
Southtown has been described as a vibrant neighborhood just blocks from the city's touristy epicenter but much farther away in spirit.
(Bus stop in front of the Friendly Spot restaurant/bar)
17. Yanaguana Garden:
Public art display and children's splash pool and playground.
18. Tower of the Americas and La Villita:
The 750 foot tall Tower of the Americas provides 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.
(Bus stop at South Alamo and Nueva)
La Villita is the historic art village and one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods.
(Also, the Convention Center and Grand Hyatt Hotel stop. Bus stop convenient for Hotel Contessa and The Westin. Opposite the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel)
19. Tours & Tickets Shop , 111 Alamo Plaza Street, 78205:
At this location - for our online customers - we provide FREE coffee, FREE popcorn, FREE bottled water, FREE WiFi and FREE charging stations.
Tour bus stop for the Shops at River Center mall, stores, the movie Alamo The Price Of Freedom at the IMAX, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, restaurants, bars, movie theaters, and the Rivercenter Lagoon.
(Bus stop convenient for Marriott Rivercenter & Marriott Riverwalk)
All our buses are fully ADA Compliant and handicap accessible. There are many Parking Lots near our Visitor 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.