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San Antonio River Walk: Our most recommended tours and activities

San Antonio: River Boat Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass

1. San Antonio: River Boat Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass

Start your day with a scenic city boat cruise along the iconic San Antonia River Walk. During this leisurely 40-minute boat tour, learn about the rich history and culture of the city and admire the sights as you sail. When you’re done, head over to the city’s hop-on hop-off bus cruiser and pick up your 2-day pass. Enjoy the freedom to explore San Antonio at your own leisure and get on and off the bus at the sights and attractions that appeal to you most. Onboard, listen to a 1-hour narrated tour which provides lively commentary about the city. Throughout the bus ride, enjoy access to explore 19 of the best sightseeing destinations in San Antonio, including the Alamo, Pearl Brewery, Museum of Art House, Tobin Center, Veterans Memorial Park, Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, Southtown, King William Historic District, Tower of the Americas, and many more.

San Antonio: Scenic Night Tour and River Walk Cruise

2. San Antonio: Scenic Night Tour and River Walk Cruise

Get to know San Antonio nightlife during this night tour that features one-of-a-kind views of the city skyline illuminated at night from the Tower of the Americas, a relaxing River Walk cruise, and a narrated drive. Begin your night out with your tour guide greeting you directly in the lobby of your hotel in San Antonio or Austin before heading out to the first stop of your night tour. First, take your view of San Antonio to new heights. Get whisked away up 190 m (623 ft) and marvel at magical views of the illuminated city skyline from the Tower of the Americas Observation Deck, the tallest observation tower in Texas. Once your feet are back on the ground, embark on an enchanting nighttime river cruise, passing multiple points of interest such as the historical Old Mill Crossing and La Villiata, the city’s first neighborhood. After your cruise, go on a drive with your tour guide to explore San Antonio’s cultivating nightlife. Experience an immersive 45-minute narrated drive through the illuminated streets to learn more about the city’s history and culture, pointing out multiple points of interest. Once your tour is complete, enjoy a safe return transfer back to your downtown hotel or arranged drop-off destination, where you can relax after your exciting night out.

San Antonio: Tower of Americas, River Walk Cruise & Bus Tour

3. San Antonio: Tower of Americas, River Walk Cruise & Bus Tour

Start your day on a hop-on hop-off city tour of San Antonio where you can enjoy a 1-hour narrated tour on the top deck of the double-decker bus.  Along the way, explore the city's top sightseeing destinations, including the Alamo, the Pearl Brewery, and the San Antonio River Walk.  On your hop-on hop-off city tour, you will have access to 19 stops in Downtown San Antonio: 1. The Alamo 2. Pearl Entertainment Complex 3. San Antonio Museum of Art House 4. VFW Post 76 5. Augie’s BBQ Restaurant 6. Riverwalk Museum Reach 7. Tobin Center 8. Veterans Memorial Park 9. Travis Park and St. Anthony Hotel 10. Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum 11. Riverwalk/ River Cruise 12. San Fernando Cathedral/Spanish Governor’s Palace 13. Market Square/El Mercardo 14. Hotels on Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard 15. King William Historic District 16. Southtown 17. Yanaguana Garden 18. Tower of the Americas 19. The Shops at Rivercenter Mall Afterward, jump aboard a city boat cruise to take in the iconic River Walk from another perspective. On this 40-minute boat tour, learn a little more about the history and culture of San Antonio. End your day at the Tower of the Americas' Observatory Deck to enjoy break-taking panoramic views of San Antonio with the sun glistening in the background.

San Antonio: 4 Downtown Attractions Combo Package

4. San Antonio: 4 Downtown Attractions Combo Package

Explore the best of San Antonio with this combo pass featuring top tours and attractions, including a hop-on hop-off tour, a River Walk cruise, a pass to the Tower of Americas, and a 2-in-1 entry ticket to the Texas Ranger Museum and Buckhorn Museum. Start your day on a hop-on hop-off city tour where you can enjoy a 1-hour narrated tour on the top deck of the double-decker bus. Along the way, explore 19 sightseeing destinations in Downtown San Antonio: • The Alamo• Pearl Entertainment Complex• San Antonio Museum of Art House• VFW Post 76• Augie’s BBQ Restaurant• Riverwalk Museum Reach• Tobin Center• Veterans Memorial Park• Travis Park and St. Anthony Hotel• Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum (entry included)• San Antonio River Walk• San Fernando Cathedral/Spanish Governor’s Palace• Market Square/El Mercardo• Hotels on Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard• King William Historic District• Southtown• Yanaguana Garden• Tower of the Americas (pass included)• The shops at Rivercenter Mall Afterward, jump aboard a city cruise to experience the iconic River Walk from another perspective. On this 40-minute tour, learn a little more about the history and culture of San Antonio.  End your day at the Tower of the Americas' observatory deck to enjoy break-taking panoramic views of San Antonio with the sun glistening in the background. 

San Antonio: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

5. San Antonio: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Explore San Antonio on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Discover the city's culture, history, art, and architecture and view the River Walk, the HemisFair Park, and all the most important monuments. Conveniently step off and hop back on the bus wherever you want amidst the city's major sights and attractions. Passes by San Antonio's most important monuments, so you won't miss a thing. Admire the River Walk surrounded by restaurants, patios, galleries, and shops and see the HemisFair Park, overflowing with fun activities and exhilarating adventures. Tailor your tour just the way you like it and get a great overview of the city. Visit popular tourist sites, check out the best shopping areas, or locate one of San Antonio's top-class restaurants. The tour stops along the route:  1. The Alamo 2. Pearl Entertainment Complex 3. San Antonio Museum of Art House 4. VFW Post 76 5. Augie’s BBQ Restaurant 6. Riverwalk Museum Reach 7. Tobin Center 8. Veterans Memorial Park 9. Travis Park and St. Anthony Hotel 10. Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum 11. Riverwalk/ River Cruise 12. San Fernando Cathedral/Spanish Governor’s Palace 13. Market Square/El Mercardo 14. Hotels on Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard 15. King William Historic District 16. Southtown 17. Yanaguana Garden 18. Tower of the Americas 19. The Shops at Rivercenter Mall

River City Ghosts: San Antonio Apparitions

6. River City Ghosts: San Antonio Apparitions

Explore a hotbed of paranormal phenomenon in San Antonio and find out about the history you never hear about in books. Listen to countless stories of strange and unpleasant happenings from your professional guide. Your tour guide will take you through historic downtown San Antonio to 8–12 different locations around the Old Town area (depending on whether you choose the standard or extended tour). Get a glimpse of the dark underbelly of San Antonio history as each haunted location ratchets up the tension of the tour. During the tour, see several key historic locations and properties around downtown San Antonio and the Old Town area. If you select the Extended Tour route, enjoy an additional 30 minutes of blood-curdling stories to fuel your imaginations and your nightmares.

San Antonio: 2.5-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

7. San Antonio: 2.5-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Turn downtown San Antonio into your own personal giant game board. Urban Adventure Quest created an interactive Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt that lets you do just that. On this 2.5-hour San Antonio adventure, you’ll see the city’s sights as you’re guided by your smartphone. Race to be the first to finish the game, or take as much time as you need, solving clues, completing challenges, and learning about local history along the way. The adventure begins deep in the heart of Texas, where there’s a history of courage and sacrifice for freedom. Your Quest starts in the center of San Antonio and takes you back in time to explore the grounds of the Alamo. You’ll then be guided down to the River Walk and through the streets to enjoy the sights and sounds of the modern city. So gather up your troops and defend your right to have fun! Play the game, see the sights, and experience San Antonio in a whole new way. This tour is offered at a fixed group price rather than a per-person, so it’s the perfect city adventure for groups who want to get the best value for money. Points of interest on your quest: Emily Morgan Hotel Alamo River Walk La Villita Courthouse/Main Plaza San Fernando Cathedral

San Antonio: Historic Downtown Food and Culture Walking Tour

8. San Antonio: Historic Downtown Food and Culture Walking Tour

Discover San Antonio on a guided walking tour that explores the city's food culture. Visit some of the most historic sites in the state of Texas, learn about Tex-Mex food culture, and sample a number of tasty treats as you stroll through Downtown and along the Riverwalk. To ensure that you get the most out of this experience, this tour is designed on a pay-as-you-go basis. That means, at the start of the tour, you'll pay $30 in cash directly to your guide to cover the cost of all the tastings. They'll take care of the rest, paying for the whole group at each stop to make sure everyone gets the best value for their money in the form of Texas-sized servings. Meet your guide and set out to explore San Antonio's history and food culture. Start at the Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish mission and fortress, and hear about the 1836 Battle of the Alamo from your guide. Next, head to a bakery to sample a pan dulce, a traditional Mexican pastry. From here, continue your tour, passing by one of the oldest active cathedrals in the country, the San Fernando Cathedral. Time for another snack as you visit the bar that boasts the longest wooden bar top in the state, stretching a total of 109 feet. Savor some Texas brisket fries or boursin grilled cheese before continuing your walking tour. Join your guide on a scenic stroll along the pedestrian-only San Antonio River Walk, learning more about the history of the area as you walk towards the Menger Hotel. Find out more about this brewery-turned-hotel, from its history to the ghosts that haunt it. Here, you'll also get the chance to taste barbacoa tacos and big red, a popular duo among San Antonio natives. End your food tour on a sweet note as you head to the famous Colonial Room restaurant to sample the ice cream that Bill Clinton once called "one of the great treasures in American life."

San Antonio: Texas Ranger Museum and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass

9. San Antonio: Texas Ranger Museum and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass

Make the most of your trip to San Antonio with this combined sightseeing ticket, which includes admission to the Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, and a ride of the city’s hop-on hop-off bus. Start your day at the fascinating Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum where you can learn everything there is to know about life in Texas. Explore the museum’s one-of-a-kind animal exhibits and historical saloon, then practice your shooting skills at the Toepperwein Shooting Gallery. You can also marvel at the museum’s extraordinary taxidermy collection, which features hundreds of unique animal species from around the world. Then learn about Texas’ impressive military history as you admire an array of ranger artifacts including revolvers, automatic handguns, shotguns, badges, photographs, and more. After your trip to the museum, spend the rest of the day on the city’s hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, and enjoy a 1-hour narrated tour on the top of a double-decker bus. See the very best that San Antonio has to offer as you explore 19 of the city’s most iconic sights and landmarks, including the Alamo and the Pearl Brewery. Other stops along the way include Veterans Memorial Park, Tobin Centre, Travis Park, San Fernando Cathedral, Market Square, Southtown, King William Historic District, and much more. With your pass, you can also jump aboard a city boat cruise along the iconic River Walk. Enjoy a 40-minute boat tour of the city, admiring the sights from a different perspective, and learn about the history and culture of San Antonio.

San Antonio: Museum of Art Ticket with 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off

10. San Antonio: Museum of Art Ticket with 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off

Book this 2-day hop-on hop-off city tour where you can enjoy a 1-hour narrated tour on the top deck of the double-decker bus.  Along the way, you'll have access to explore 19 top sightseeing destinations in San Antonio, including the Alamo, the Pearl Brewery, the San Antonio River Walk. Afterwards, enjoy the San Antonio Museum of Art as you peruse some of Texas' most well-known artwork. On your hop-on hop-off city tour, you will have access to 19 stops in Downtown San Antonio: 1. The Alamo 2. Pearl Entertainment Complex 3. San Antonio Museum of Art  4. VFW Post 76 5. Augie’s BBQ Restaurant 6. Riverwalk Museum Reach 7. Tobin Center 8. Veterans Memorial Park 9. Travis Park and St. Anthony Hotel 10. Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum 11. Riverwalk/ River Cruise 12. San Fernando Cathedral/Spanish Governor’s Palace 13. Market Square/El Mercardo 14. Hotels on Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard 15. King William Historic District 16. Southtown 17. Yanaguana Garden 18. Tower of the Americas 19. The Shops at Rivercenter Mall Upon selecting a tour date, your combo package will be valid for 48 hours.

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What people are saying about San Antonio River Walk

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4.6 / 5

based on 234 reviews

We had this leisurely walk through the town of San Antonio and ate some very good food. Stopped at four establishments. First one was the bakery on Houston streetand we had sweet bread. And we went to a bar had brisket fries amazing. Last stop was at menger next to the Alamo where we had a taco and Fabulous fabulous mango ice cream with mango purée. So good!!! Leisurely stroll through the street with a lot of great information. Fun day!!!

Our guide was fantastic. We got up the tower quickly, had a nice your of the Pearl area, saw the light show at the cathedral which was awesome, did a quick tour of the Alamo area at night, and had a fun water tour of the riverwalk. Excellent time and service!

We rode the riverwalk during the day, then again with Christmas lights at night. The hop on hop off bus was wonderful, but the Tower of America's was the last thing we did and we didn't get to enjoy it so next time we will do it first.

We had a great time touring San Antonio. It’s a beautiful historic town.

My brother and I definitely enjoyed all the activities bought online.