The Best Dallas Hop on Hop Off Bus Tours

by Bridgette Redman  |  Published June 24, 2023

With so much to see in Dallas, bus tours can make sure you see the highlights with expert commentary from a professional guide.

(Photo: Hop on Hop Off Trolley / Courtesy Viator.com)

While Dallas has only one truly hop-on, hop-off tour, it has many other options from electric bikes to walking tours to bus tours. We take a look here at three tours providing you a range of options to see the city. We start with the traditional hop-on, hop-off tour on a bus modeled to look like a trolley and then follow it up with tours lasting from a full day covering two cities to a shorter one to two hour tour taken on an eco-friendly vehicle.

Hop On Hop Off Dallas Tour

Discover Dallas on this Hop On Hop Off tour. With more than 100 points of interest, you’ll learn about the city’s rich history, exciting attractions and future prospects. The climate-controlled trolley lets you explore Dallas at your own pace. You’ll be able to take in such iconic landmarks as Reunion Tower, Pioneer Plaza and the Dallas World Aquarium or take a dive into the cultural offerings of the Dallas Arts District and Deep Ellum.  History buffs will enjoy the stops at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza where they can learn more about the JFK assassination. The trolley makes four loops daily and you can start and stop anywhere you wish. If you ride through the entire tour without getting off, it lasts one hour and 20 minutes with live guided commentary, making it the perfect introduction to the city. From $32.

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Dallas and Fort Worth Combination City Tour

(Photo Dallas/Forth Worth Tour / Courtesy GetyourGuide.com)

Book this tour for a day-long expedition that will take you to the major sites of both Dallas and Fort Worth. This fully-narrated journey begins at the JFK Memorial in Dallas where you will delve into the history of the assassination. From there you will travel to such sites as the Founders Plaza, the Old Red Courthouse and Pioneer Plaza. You’ll visit the world’s largest art district and the site of the JFK assassination before heading to historic Fort Worth.  The professional guide will reveal the history of cattle-ranching in the area. Along the way you’ll visit the Cattle Drive Visitor’s Center and the Livestock Exchange. Tickets start at $123.

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Electric Cruiser Open-Air Tour

(Photo: Open-air electric cruiser tour. / Courtesy GetyourGuide.com)

Are you looking for an eco-friendly alternative on your visit to Dallas? This tour takes place in an electric open-air cruiser where you can enjoy the wind in your face as you travel through the city in the company of a licensed guide. You’ll visit the West End and Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark districts. You’ll get to see a sculpture of the Shawnee Cattle Drive, the world’s largest bronze sculpture of its kind. You’ll learn about the JFK assassination followed by a stop at the Giant Eyeball, a 30-foot tall replica of a human garden. From there you will visit the Dallas City Hall as the tour wraps up. This daily tour lasts one to two hours and tickets start at $27.

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