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Get a taste of Mexico in San Diego’s most historic neighborhood! Explore the origins of the birthplace of California as you sample local delicacies such as handmade tortillas and tacos and sip some of the world’s best tequilas.
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Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 1:00 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore San Diego’s most historic neighborhood
  • Gain a unique insight into Mexican culture in the region by exploring the Old Town’s original adobes, shops, and church
  • Sample handmade tortillas from authentic tortilla makers and try authentic street tacos
  • Choose from a vast selection of tequila varieties at an authentic tequileria that boasts a collection of thousands in its museum
  • Take a short hike up Presidio Hill to where Europeans first settled over 250 years ago
Full description
As the birthplace of California, Old Town San Diego has seen its fair share of history. Today, it’s also widely regarded for its restaurants, margaritas and souvenir shops. And you’ll get to experience all of it and more on this cultural foodie tour!

Start your exploration at the Adobe Chapel which served both as a home and church in the 19th century. Then, you'll be treated to handmade tortillas, a world-famous dish that dates back to before Columbus landed in North America.

After that, continue the tour and see one of the oldest brick buildings in Southern California, best known for its haunting ghost stories. Marvel at the wonderful examples of Victorian architecture, including San Diego's first Synagogue.

The nourishment from the tortillas will be handy as you'll start a brief hike to the original European settlement on the West Coast of the U.S. You'll see the outline of some of the 18th-century structures and learn about the history of indigenous people living on this land upon the arrival of European settlers. Once back in town, visit a hundred-year-old Catholic church, followed by a stroll through a landmark cemetery with graves dating back to the 1850s.

By now you might be thirsty, so take a brief walk to a local tequileria boasting a collection of thousands of bottles. Here you will learn about the many different types of tequilas and be treated to a tasting of one of the best tequilas in the world. (This sample is included as part of your tour price, but you may instead choose a margarita, beer or another beverage of your choice).

You’ll bid adios here, but feel free to linger over another drink, or dig into some great Mexican food. Or, if you want to keep moving, you can continue shopping and exploring this great San Diego neighborhood.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • One handmade tortilla
  • One shot of tequila (or a margarita, beer, or soda of your choice)
  • Chips and salsa
  • Two street tacos
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food or drink
  • Personal shopping
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide

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Meeting point

3963 Conde St, San Diego, CA 92110. The meeting point is in front of the Adobe Chapel.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable footwear for uneven sidewalks, walkways, and a brief hike

From US$ 69 per person

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