San Antonio River Walk

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/Austin: Scenic Night Tour & River Walk Cruise

2. San Antonio/Austin: Scenic Night Tour & 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

San Antonio: River City Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

6. San Antonio: River City Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

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

7. 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: Self-Guided Ghost Walking Tour

8. San Antonio: Self-Guided Ghost Walking Tour

Leave behind scheduled tours and explore San Antonio's spooky side any time you want and at your own pace through a unique tour app. Learn about the age-old local ghost stories and visit the famous sites where their spooky characters live. The high-tech location-aware app guides you through each stop on the itinerary with scary music and an insightful commentary. Just go to the Alamo, press play, and put your phone in your pocket. Stop and grab a drink if you want, just pause the tour. Go as fast or as slow as you want. See the most haunted places in San Antonio, including San Fernando Cathedral, the Riverwalk, the Majestic, the Aztec Theater, the Buckhorn, and many more.

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

9. 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.

San Antonio: 2.5-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

10. 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

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What people are saying about San Antonio River Walk

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 198 reviews

Alfred was an amazing tour guide. I make sure the absolute 1st thing I do when visiting any city is to take a tour and this tour was fantastic. Alfred was super knowledgeable and prideful of the city he was born and raised in. Added bonus, we went to Tower of the Americas at sunset... we didn't even know it was part of the tour so this was great! I was lucky enough to book my tour when the lightshow at San Fernando Cathedral was going. SPECTACULAR EXPERIENCE!

Our tour guide was excellent. Very informative and super personality. Entertaining too. She also was an excellent Captain.

Our guide Alfred was the best! Very personable and informative whatever Alfred makes its not enough.

enjoyed the captain. The seating could be better. Hate that you have to sit sideways.

It was everything the activity described. We enjoyed it very much.