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Old Town San Diego: Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Tour

Product ID: 14283
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Explore San Diego at your own pace! Visit more than 100 points of interest in San Diego and Coronado on a full-day hop-on hop-off narrated tour. Jump on board one of the green or orange trolleys and ride around town, seeing the best sites in San Diego.
About this activity
Valid 1 - 2 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Instant confirmation
German, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Choose from more than 100 points of interest in San Diego and Coronado
  • Ride through town in an authentic trolley
  • Listen to a live guide provide narration and insight as you travel
  • See homes from the original Mexican settlements in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
  • Stop off at the San Diego Zoo to see the more than 4,000 animals
  • Admire the luxury resort at Coronado
  • Stroll through the open space at Balboa Park
  • Dine at a restaurant in the historic Gaslamp Quarter
  • Receive $70 in discount coupons to use at local restaurants and area attractions
Full description
Join the Hop-on Hop-Off Tour of Old Town San Diego at any of the tour's 10 boarding points and spend a full day visiting more than 100 interesting points in Coronado and San Diego at your own pace. You can begin at any time of the day and listen to the entertaining narration of the on-board conductors along the way.

San Diego is known as America’s Finest City, and as you explore the sights of Old Town and the scenic coastline you’ll see why. Opt to begin your tour at the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, where you’ll see original adobe homes and artifacts from the earliest Mexican settlements.

At the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum you’ll learn about the importance of the U.S. Navy presence in San Diego. Then continue on to nearby Seaport Village, where you can stop for refreshments and enjoy shopping and entertainment.

In the historic Gaslamp Quarter you’ll find loads of shops and other interesting places located in Victorian-themed buildings. One particular house of interest is the William Heath Davis House. Built in saltbox style, it is similar to the original home of Davis, who founded New Town San Diego.

When you’re back on the trolley you’ll be entertained once again by the conductor’s narration. Continue on to the well-known Hotel del Coronado, one of America’s leading resorts. You may choose to take a stroll through nearby Balboa Park, along El Prado, the promenade lined with Spanish-style buildings.

You’ll also probably want to stop at the world-famous San Diego Zoo, which is one of the best anywhere. This exciting attraction features more than 4,000 animals!

With more stops than any other tour, this hop-on hop-off trolley ride is guaranteed to deliver. In addition to sightseeing, enjoy free shuttle service to and from select area hotels, a map and day planner, and $70 in discount coupons to use at restaurants and area attractions.

Hop on or Hop off at 10 convenient stops:
Old Town State Historic Park
San Diego Harbor Cruise Ship Terminal/USS Midway Aircraft Carrier
Seaport Village
Marriott Marquis & Marina
Horton Plaza
Gaslamp Quarter
Hilton Bayfront
McP's Irish Pub near Hotel del Coronado.
Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo and El Prado Museums
Little Italy
  • Free shuttle service from major area hotels
  • Ticket for hop-on-hop-off day tour
  • Tour brochure with map and day planner
  • Discount coupons worth $70 for attractions and restaurants in the San Diego area
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and gratuities

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Meeting point

You can start your tour from any of the boarding locations: Old Town State Historic Park - 4010 Twiggs Street San Diego Harbor Cruise Ship Terminal/USS Midway Aircraft Carrier - 1460 North Harbor Drive Seaport Village - 500 Kettner Blvd. Marriott Marquis & Marina - 333 West Harbor Drive Horton Plaza - Broadway Circle at Horton Plaza Gaslamp Quarter - 4th Street & Island Ave. Hilton Bayfront - 1 Park Blvd. McP's Irish Pub near Hotel del Coronado - 1107 Orange Ave. Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo and El Prado Museums - 1549 El Prado in Balboa Park Little Italy - Corner of India Street & Cedar Street

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• You must bring your voucher, printed and mobile vouchers are both accepted
• Tours depart from boarding locations approximately every 30 minutes
• There are no tours on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day
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From US$ 42 US$ 39.90 per person

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