Old Town Trolley Tours: Hop-on Hop-off San Antonio Tour

Historic Tours of America111 Alamo PlazaSan Antonio, TX 78205
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Discover the charm of Alamo City aboard the San Antonio trolley with an expert guide. Discover historic landmarks, vibrant neighborhoods, and cultural gems from Downtown San Antonio to The Pearl, La Villita Historic Village, and more. Hop on and off at your leisure with 12 convenient stops. Let the trolley be your guide to the heart of this enchanting city!

up to 1.7 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Antonio Travel Experts
  • Explore San Antonio's colorful history, culture and lifestyle with a journey through the city and live narration of a knowledgeable guide.
  • Visit over 100 famous sites including historical landmarks, parks, restaurants, shops and lush landscapes.
  • The tour is recommended for all ages. Children ages three (3) and below can join for free!
  • Enjoy unlimited rides on the trolley for one (1) or two (2) days.
  • Hop on and off at any stop to take advantage of the photo opportunities, soak in the views and try restaurants.
  • Bring a camera. The trolley features large windows–perfect for sightseeing and pictures while on board!
  • Trolley tours run rain or shine, hot or cold, year-round.
  • Wear comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing and shoes.


from Old Town Trolley Tours of San Antonio
See the best of San Antonio first with the Old Town Trolley—an exciting fully-narrated tour of San Antonio covering over 100 points of interest. This fun-filled tour includes 12 convenient stops around the Alamo City. Disembark along the way and enjoy the Alamo, the historic Pearl District, San Antonio Zoo, Botanical Garden, Witte Museum, River Walk, La Villita, Tower of the Americas, Market Square, and more.

Along this captivating sightseeing tour of San Antonio, you'll discover a city that seamlessly blends history, culture, and modernity. Take advantage of the 12 hop-on, hop-off stops and see San Antonio up close. Begin your journey at the iconic Alamo, where you'll step back in time to the Texas Revolution and learn about the brave souls who defended liberty here. Learn about the other San Antonio Missions that make up a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the stunning San Jose Mission, where centuries-old architecture and spiritual heritage converge.

As you navigate the city, the enchanting River Walk will beckon you with its picturesque waterway, flanked by delightful cafes and boutiques. Hop off the Old Town Trolley and discover to the Tower of the Americas for breathtaking panoramic views.

Explore neighborhoods like King William and La Villita, where art and tradition flourish. Dive into the local culture at Market Square, a bustling hub of Mexican cuisine and crafts.

Old Town Trolley Tours of San Antonio promises an enriching experience, where history meets contemporary charm, creating unforgettable memories for travelers of all interests. Come, embark on this remarkable journey through San Antonio's historic and important landmarks.

Tour at your own pace! Old Town Trolley Tours allows you to get off at any of its convenient stops. When you're ready, just re-board and it's on with the tour.

On your tour, you'll also find out where to dine, shop, and just relax and have good time. Old Town Trolley Tours offers San Antonio's most comprehensive tours, with knowledgeable guides that are proud to share the city's history, lore and legends.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Town Trolley Tours of San Antonio

How long is the San Antonio tour from start to finish?

The narrated tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes from start to finish. However, the tour's route is designed for you to hop off at any stop to explore an attraction or neighborhood at your own pace. And when you are ready, just hop back to resume your San Antonio sightseeing experience. You have access to the trolley for the whole day or two!

How often does the trolley pass each stop throughout the day?

Old Town Trolley Tours of San Antonio operates with the city's largest sightseeing fleet. It offers more frequent pickups and drop-offs than any other trolley company, especially on weekends. The frequency of the trolleys varies by season, traffic, and weather.

What is San Antonio best known for?

San Antonio is filled with history and culture with a modern flair. The Alamo embodies Texan history, the River Walk offers city-side tranquility, Spanish colonial missions show influences of faith and The Pearl offers culinary delights and artistic flair. San Antonio is best known for its unique blend of past and present, its colorful culture, and its Texas charm for history buffs, modern-day foodies, and more.

What neighborhoods will the tour visit?

The tour journeys through San Antonio’s history and diverse culture including downtown, King William Historic District, Hemisfair Park, Historic Market Square, and more. It also makes stops at some of the most iconic landmarks, such as The Alamo, Tower of the Americas, Crockett Hotel, and San Fernando Cathedral, among others.

Is it possible to see everything in San Antonio in one day?

You can experience an excellent overview of what San Antonio has to offer with the help of the Old Town Trolley. The hop-on, hop-off tour whisks you to top attractions, like the River Walk and The Pearl, makes the most of your precious time to delve into history, soak up views, and snap pictures.

How long is the San Antonio River Walk?

The San Antonio River Walk is approximately 15.2 miles meandering through the heart of the city–a bustling city street lined with towering cypress trees, shops, and restaurants. It encompasses the downtown area and stretches into lush nature and quiet escapes.

Will the trolley tour cover the entire River Walk?

The Old Town Trolley covers the downtown portion of the River Walk but, exploring its full 15-mile journey might require a leisurely bike ride or a scenic boat cruise.

What can I see in the Historic Market Square?

The Historic Market Square is the largest Mexican market in the U.S. with colorful stalls with artisan wares, from hand-woven blankets and Talavera pottery to traditional Mexican candies, souvenirs, and more. You can also savor sizzling fajitas, flavorful tacos, and fresh churros from authentic Tex-Mex cafes and food stalls while listening to a lively melody of mariachi music filling the air.