San Antonio Trolley Tour

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Overview

Discover San Antonio on a sightseeing tour that travels to the city's top sights. See attractions including the Alamo, HemisFair Park, Tower of the Americas, River Walk, Institute of Texan Cultures, San Fernando Cathedral, the Mission Trail, King William Historic District and more. Ride the 60-minute loop without stopping, or upgrade to a hop-on hop-off pass that allows you to disembark at any of 10 stops to explore on foot.

Highlights

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Fully narrated tour

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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.

Inclusions for San Antonio Trolley Tour

  • Alamo Trolley Tour
  • Local taxes

Exclusions for San Antonio Trolley Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Admission to attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

If you choose the tour option without the hop on hop off pass, you can only do the tour all in one go without the flexibility of getting on and off as you please

Not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • I was told this would be a private tour, but the office and the driver told us that it was not, and he did take on additional persons. The drive/narrator began his monologue with This is NOT going to be a fun tour... which is not what we wanted to hear with 10 kids on board. We got there early and he came on to tell us we would leave promptly at 10:30, then he got off the bus and had a cigarette in his mouth by the time he took 10 steps off the bus, which, again, is not what we wanted our kids to see. When he got to the next-to-last stop, he let some people off and told some people waiting to board that this was a private tour, that they could not board. I don't know why he changed his mind at the end of the tour. Extremely dissatisfied with the whole experience.

  • Found this a great tour with a very accommodating, informative driver

  • I booked the trolley tour on line and had a voucher for the trip. The phone number on the voucher was no longer in use so we could not reach anyone to talk to. I had read through someone else's review that the voucher had to be turned in for a pass or I wouldn't have known that. The trick was to find where someone with the trolley company was located to do this. Apparently this company moves around a lot and does not have a stationary spot to work out of. After asking several people and visiting the store front for the double decker busses, I finally located the company in a corner ice cream shop blocks from the Alamo. There were two people working in the back of the shop using material out of cardboard boxes. We finally got the pass we needed with instructions to go back to the Alamo and look for the green and red trolley. Guess what. They are painting the trolly and it is now brown with a different name. A couple from Europe got on and explained they had waited for hours the day before and no one came to pick them up. The trolley woman explained that one trolley broke down and they were working with only one instead of two. She apologized. The tour guide was great after all the chaos we had gone through to get on the trolley. We saw things like the working flour mill and restaurant and parts of the city I am sure we would have missed otherwise. The market was worthwhile and the trolley was on time for pickup at the stops where we got off. I would never book ahead again. I would wait until I got there to make sure what was going on. It was very unorganized and a little iffy when there was no permanent place of business.

  • To Much Walking For People Over 70 years.

  • Finding office and bus was confusing did not work as described. However, once that was settled the tour was great. Guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time.

  • started off bad, thought our voucher was our pass, had to take voucher to a business to get a pass, this put us an hour behind due to having to wait for next Trolley. With that said this was an informative tour, our driver was a little dramatic but knowledgeable. I would recommend, but let people know they have to get a pass before boarding.

  • Well worth the price. Only comment is that company needs to spend a little more on the maintenance of their trolley. All windows need to work! Also not user friendly for folks on crutches or who have a mobility issue. Steps are narrow and difficult to navigate. Otherwise, can recommend this as a great way to get your bearings in San Antonio. Guides are informative and occasionally funny. Even our family who lived in San Antonio learned some things, They didn't even know about the trolleys!! Don't you love it when you can teach the home team something? Tour hits the high points of the missions would love it if they added a feature that hits Espada and San Juan but nice to see the Queen and at least one other. Trolley times work great and they are generally on schedule. Only had one stop when the trolley was 15 minutes late, otherwise they are right there as they say they will be. Starting at the Alamo gives you time to see it and spend as much time as you need before jumping on and starting the tour. recommend this tour.

  • Had a great time! Trolley stayed on schedule both days! Drivers/guides very knowledgeable about their city and kept tour interesting. On-Off the way to go!

  • My 3 sisters and my niece just completed a 4 day trip to San Antonio. We purchased a hop On and Off ticket and it was very helpful to us. We were able to get a lift and a history lesson all in one. Each driver had a little bit different take on the city and it's history and it was great. Thanks for the memories!

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