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San Diego: Old Town Trolley Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

San Diego: Old Town Trolley Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

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San Diego, U.S.A.

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Highlights

  • Choose to explore more than 100 attractions in San Diego and Coronado
  • Trolley ride all through the town
  • The live guide gives insights into spots as you travel
  • Discover Balboa Park
  • Enjoy a meal at a restaurant in Gaslamp Quarter
  • Smartphone Voucher Accepted (No need to print)

Overview

With one or two days pass, you can explore the popular sights of San Diego with a hop-on hop-off trolley tour. With 11 stops you can hop on and hop off the trolleys and cover popular attractions at your pace. The live commentary provides important information during a ride.

With this tour, visitors can explore the city and know its fascinating history of the city. San Diego is popularly known as the finest city in America. It is the perfect place to visit for adults and children alike. San Diego boasts pleasant weather so you can travel comfortably. Beautiful beaches and endless exciting activities attract tourists from different parts of the world.

Itinerary

San Diego is located in Southern California and is known for its mesmerizing natural beauty. A mild and pleasant Mediterranean climate is ideal for outdoor activities. Let’s know the best places to visit in San Diego. 

Balboa Park: This is a must-visit place in San Diego. The park is spread over 1,400 acres that are home to several museums, historical buildings, green areas, and gardens. Balboa Park was created in 1915-16 for the Panama California Exhibition. The Spanish-style buildings are situated amidst natural surroundings.  
 
San Diego Zoo: This is a popular attraction in Balboa Park and it is a perfect place for kids and adults alike. Here you can see different exotic animals such as bears, gorillas, leopards, koalas, polar bears, sloths, rhinos, and bonobos. Animals easily adapt as a zoo replicates a natural atmosphere.  
 
Gaslamp Quarter: It is located next to Petco Park and the Convention Center. This is the center of San Diego’s nightlife. Gaslamp Quarter is a great place to explore especially after sunset. Victorian buildings house was restored in the late 19th century and 20th century and house entertainment venues, art galleries, shops, and restaurants where you can enjoy varieties of cuisines. Theater performances, comedy, and jazz can also be enjoyed. 
 
Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum: Strolling through the San Diego waterfront on Embarcadero, you can witness a giant ship of the US military. This is berthed at Navy Pier permanently. USS Midway Museum treasures 30 restored aircraft and more than 60 exhibits. 
 
San Diego Beaches: San Diego has sunshine all through the year. It has a clean and beautiful coastline which makes it ideal to visit on a beach vacation. Beaches in San Diego are perfect for different types of activities. 
 
Bask in the bright sunshine and head to beach walk on Mission Beach. Here you can enjoy sea view cafes. Surfing is also common at the beaches. Del Mar is a popular location if you want to surf. Other beaches for surfing include Trestles, Pacific Beach, Black Beach, and Swami Beach. 
 
Museum of Art: San Diego Museum of Art is located in Balboa Park and it is a treat to art lovers. The façade is a replica of the University of Salamanca with terra-cotta work. Admire the entrance and artworks in the Museum of Art. 
 
Coronado Beach: Coronado Beach is pristine and calm. Nearby you can see magnificent mansions and Hotel del Coronado. Enjoy beach games and sand volleyball. Coronado beach is one of the worth-visit places in San Diego. 
 
Cabrillo National Monument: Enjoy mesmerizing views over the Pacific Ocean. It is a location where Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo had landed and his journey is showcased. Juan Rodriguez was the first European traveler who navigated to California. You can also visit Old Point Loma Lighthouse building. 
 
Sunset Cliff: Capture the sunset view at the cliff. Sunset cliff should be visited on a weekday to avoid the crowd. It is one of the popular tourist attractions in San Diego. 
 
Point Loma: Enchanting views over the Pacific Ocean and San Diego from Point Loma make it a must-visit place in San Diego. Soak up in the scenic beauty and on a clear day, you can witness Mexico easily. There are chances to see whales and dolphins.

Hop on and off at any of our 11 convenient stops.
A. OLD TOWN MARKET
B. MARITIME MUSEUM / STAR OF INDIA
C. EMBARCADERO MARINA
D. SEAPORT VILLAGE
E. MARRIOTT MARQUIS AND MARINA
F. GASLAMP QUARTER
G. EAST CONVENTION CENTER – PETCO PARK AND HILTON BAYFRONT
H. BARRIO LOGAN
I. CORONADO / ORANGE AVENUE
J. BALBOA PARK / ZOO
K. LITTLE ITALY

Schedule

Fall/Winter (30 Oct - 10 Mar): 09:00am - 5:00pm (last tour departs Old Town at 3pm finishing up approximately 5pm).
Summer (11 Mar - 29 Oct): 09:00am - 6:00pm (last tour departs Old Town at 4pm finishing up approximately 6pm).
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. 
Frequency: Times vary depending on season.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure Location: Stop#1 Old Town Market

Inclusions

  • 1 or 2-Days San Diego Trolley Tour Ticket
  • Live English-Speaking Guide
  • Trolley ticket includes 9 museums* ($20 value)
  • Free discount coupons ($30 value)
  • Full color map
  • Free Parking with On/Off Tour*

Exclusions

  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Entrance Fees (Unless Specified)

Redemption Info

Departure Point: Stop#1 Old Town Market
You can hop-on the trolley where there is no ticket booth then you can redeem your voucher with bus staff.
Mobile and paper vouchers are both accepted at all stops.
You will receive a ticket in exchange for your voucher, which you must keep until the expiry date/ tour.
Please check your ticket to know when it expires.
After exchanging your voucher for a ticket, your voucher will no longer be valid.
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.
Tickets are valid until end of business day on date of use.
Booth Location: Stop A – Old Town, 4010 Twiggs St., Stop C – Embarcadero, 1004 N. Harbor Drive, Stop D – Seaport Village, 825 West Harbor Drive, Stop F – Gaslamp Quarter, 4th and Island Ave., Stop I – Coronado – Orange Ave., 1107 Orange Ave.
Parking: Free parking is available at Stop A) Old Town State Park and Stop K) Balboa Park.
Routes are subject to change during special events. Trolley route may be delayed or some stops closed during these times. For updated schedule please call 619 298-8687

Know Before You Go

Wheelchair/ Stroller Access
Hand-Baggage allowed, no big size bag or suitcases are allowed
Only service animals are allowed
Infants can travel free and you do not require to book infant ticket.
Infants must sit on laps.
*Free parking is available for our ticket holders. Space is limited.
Seating is on a first come first serve basis.

Free Museums* with Your Old Town Trolley Ticket:
Coronado Historical Museum – Stop I
Timken Museum of Art – Stop J
San Diego Firehouse Museum – Stop K
Mormon Battalion Museum – Stop A
Seeley Stable Museum/California State Park – Stop A
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum – Stop E
San Diego History Center – Stop J
Veterans Museum Balboa Park  – Stop J
Hotel Del Coronado/Ice House Museum – Stop I

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Cancellation Policy

  • You can cancel up to 24 hours before the experience and receive a full refund.
  • You must cancel at least 24 hours before the start time of the activity to get a complete refund.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the start time of the experience, you will not be reimbursed.
  • Any modifications made less than 24 hours before the start time of the experience will not be allowed.
  • The cut-off times are determined by the experience's local time.
  • This experience is weather dependent. If it is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be given an alternate date or a full refund.

Customer Reviews

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Judi Perry
2024-05-16

Great tour...very knowledgeable guides...worth the money Read More

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Judi Perry
2024-05-16

Great tour...very knowledgeable guides...worth the money

Judi Perry
Sightseeingo

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Lyn E Peterson
2024-05-12

We have visited San Diego three(3) times now and have thoroughly enjoyed using the Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley EVERY TIME. Read More

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Lyn E Peterson
2024-05-12

We have visited San Diego three(3) times now and have thoroughly enjoyed using the Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley EVERY TIME.

Lyn E Peterson
Sightseeingo

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Jesus Uriarte’s
2024-05-12

Staff helpful and funny has a great time Read More

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Jesus Uriarte’s
2024-05-12

Staff helpful and funny has a great time

Jesus Uriarte’s
Sightseeingo

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

J
Jesus Uriarte’s
2024-05-12

Staff helpful and funny has a great time Read More

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Jesus Uriarte’s
2024-05-12

Staff helpful and funny has a great time

Jesus Uriarte’s
Sightseeingo

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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Dean Wilding
2024-05-02

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of some of the best sights in San Diego and our driver Scotty was very good! Read More

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Dean Wilding
2024-05-02

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of some of the best sights in San Diego and our driver Scotty was very good!

Dean Wilding
Sightseeingo

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Gerardo Mendoza
2024-04-23

it was a very good way to discover San Diego Read More

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Gerardo Mendoza
2024-04-23

it was a very good way to discover San Diego

Gerardo Mendoza
Sightseeingo

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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Diana Putavet
2024-04-07

I enjoyed how every guide had their own take and stories about the attractions and visiting all these diverse spots in S... Read More

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Diana Putavet
2024-04-07

I enjoyed how every guide had their own take and stories about the attractions and visiting all these diverse spots in San Diego.

Diana Putavet
Sightseeingo

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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