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Itinerary
Meet your trolley in front of the Alamo, to exchange your voucher and begin your sightseeing tour with an expert onboard guide.

Hear about the Alamo, established as San Antonio's first mission in 1718, and the site of a critical battle in 1836. Continue to HemisFair Park that was built in 1968 for the World's Fair. The expansive park features beautiful gardens, historic buildings, the Magik Theater, the Institute of Texan Cultures, the Instituto Cultural Mexicano, and the 750-foot (228-meter) Tower of the Americas for panoramic views of San Antonio.

Your tour route includes several historic sites such as the Mission San Jose, Mission Concepcion, San Fernando Cathedral and the Spanish Governor’s Palace. Learn about old neighborhoods including La Villita, established in the 1750s, and the King William historic district, where prominent German merchants built mansions in the 1840s. Several of the estates are now restored and open to the public.

Other historic areas offer great shopping and eating opportunities, such as Market Square. Founded in 1892, Market Square is the largest Mexican marketplace outside of Mexico. Browse vendors that sell artisan products from all over the world, try some great Mexican food and maybe hear a mariachi band playing live music. Along the San Antonio River Walk, colorful gardens, shops and restaurants line the riverbanks, along with sculpture and art installations near the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Ride the entire loop at one time or choose a hop-on hop-off pass that gives you the chance to visit any attraction in-depth. When you disembark, you can expect the next trolley to come by in about one hour, giving you time to see the sights and have flexibility with your schedule. On board the trolley, your driver shares informative commentary about the places you pass.
Locations visited
The Alamo
River Walk
The Magik Children's Theatre
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Overview
Take a hop-on-hop-off trolley tour of San Antonio's best sights and attractions and explore the city at your leisure. Learn about local history from an onboard guide as you traverse the streets, and disembark at any (or all) of the 10 stops en route. Visit the Alamo, stroll the bustling River Walk, or marvel at the impressive Victorian and Italianate style homes in the King William Historic District. Then simply catch the next trolley that comes along and continue on your way.
Highlights
  • One-hour San Antonio tour by trolley or full-day hop-on hop-off pass
  • See the highlights of San Antonio when riding the entire circuit
  • Explore any of the 10 convenient stops at your own pace with the hop-on hop-off pass option
  • Learn about Texas history at the Alamo, the San Fernando Cathedral, Mission San Jose and Mission Concepcion
  • See historic neighborhoods including La Villita and the King William Historic District
  • Shop for crafts and great Mexican food at Market Square
  • Hear commentary about the sights and history from your onboard guide
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Reviewed 1 week ago
My vacation to see mom

It had been years since I last saw my mom so I finally went to TX w/my girls and surprised her. So we went to San Antonio and had a blast it is beautiful. I recommend if you ever get a chance San Antonio is...More

Thank SueQ10
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile
Waste of money

We specifically chose this tour because we wanted to ride the trolley. The woman said due to “high demand,” there was only a bus running instead of the trolley, even though we were the only two people on the bus. The driver never stopped at...More

4  Thank melmar136
Reviewed 2 March 2018
Hop On/Hop Off

Great Value for a basic Hop on/Hop off tour. We bought one day and the 2 day free. First day we had "Boston" as our driver/guide. Great energy- bit difficult to understand, I'm assuming that is why they call him Boston. Great stories! Very punctual....More

1  Thank riverturtle
Reviewed 21 November 2017
Lots of info

My family & I were in San Antonio for a few days and we first went to the double decker bus. We did the trolley towards the end of our trip, which was also great. You really learn different things in different tours. The trolley...More

2  Thank pixiedreamer
Edward T, Owner at Alamo Trolley Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate the opportunity to have served you.

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Hop-On Hop-Off

We had purchased tickets for the Hop-On Hop-Off tour. When we got to the site we were told that because of possible rain, they were not running the bus, but instead we could take the trolley tour, which didn't go to the places we wanted...More

Thank Judy K
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