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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley provided by Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego

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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

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USD 42.00
2 adults
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This San Diego hop-on hop-off trolley tour provides an easy and affordable way to get around the city. This tour helps you avoid the hassle of finding and paying for parking. The trolley tour, available as a silver, gold, or platinum pass, allows you to travel your own itinerary at your own pace. Along with 12 stops around the city, it also includes guided commentary and large, open windows.
  • San Diego hop-on hop-off trolley tour allows you to plan your own itinerary
  • The trolley route includes 12 stops near top attractions, shops, and restaurants 
  • Live commentary from a guide helps you learn about San Diego
  • Choose from a silver, gold, or platinum San Diego trolley pass
What to Expect
Climb aboard the trolley at any of its 12 stopping points (see Itinerary below) any time during its normal operating hours. Trolleys come to each stop about every 30 minutes. Choose either a silver, gold, or platinum pass. Enjoy the ride on this vintage transport method, offering comprehensive access to some of San Diego’s best attractions. Among the stops is Old Town State Historic Park, often called the “Jamestown of the Pacific,” where you can discover the history of California’s founding amidst the area’s range of 19th-century buildings. There are also stops for the world-famous San Diego Zoo, which covers 100 acres and houses more than 3,700 rare and endangered animals, the USS Midway, and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. The tour ends at the stop you choose or when the trolley shuts down for the night.
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Important Information
  • San Diego Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
  • Local taxes
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff at select hotels (Hotel Circle, Mission Bay, Shelter & Harbor Islands)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour does not operate on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if a wheelchair-accessible trolley is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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travel_eat_drink wrote a review Apr. 2020
Indiana214 contributions43 helpful votes
We had about a day and a half in San Diego and wanted to see as much as possible so we chose the hop on hop off trolley. We find these city tours to be a great way to see a place that you know very little about, and if you're short on time and want to make several stops, it's an
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Date of experience: September 2019
Kevin A C wrote a review Mar. 2020
Bridgeport, Connecticut9 contributions1 helpful vote
This trolley ride is a very informative, safe, and comprehensive way to view and learn about San Diego. It drives through every major area of the town with the formative, intelligent, and often funny guides. We rode two separate trolleys and were both educated and entertained by
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Date of experience: March 2020
fauxpaw2 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Lethbridge86 contributions10 helpful votes
We recently visited San Diego & had the Old Town Trolley Tour recommended to us. It was a good way to see the city & you can get off at various stops, see what you want, and get on and continue your tour. We got off at Coronado Island & then spent some time at the museums at
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Date of experience: February 2020
NJsunrise wrote a review Mar. 2020
Wayne, New Jersey16 contributions2 helpful votes
We picked up the trolley in Coronado (a great place to walk around & check out the charming shops) and got off the first stop which was Balboa Park. We could have spent the entire day there but wanted to see the entire city so walked around the park for a couple hours (we would
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Date of experience: March 2020
Irene A wrote a review Mar. 2020
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A wonderful way to travel around San Diego. A perfect way to stop at different points of interest to do your own sightseeing. The only problem was some of the drivers were reading from a script and at times it was boring to listen to them. There was no spontaneity in their
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Easy way to see city
Great way to see city without a car and learn about the area too. Love the hop on and off feature and the flexabil
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Jack, our trolley driver was hysterical. We only got off once to see Coronado which was gorgeous. This is a great
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An excellent way of seeing the sights
This is a Good and cost effective was of seeing the sites in this lovely city. The commentary is informative, if a
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This tour is pricey, esp if your intent is to do the loop and not do a lot of on and off, esp later in the day. Thi
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So-So,but should be titled LaJolla beach tour, as that was the only real interesting beach seen! Tour guide, Phili
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Exactly what you expect
A great way to see a lot of San Diego, from the Gaslamp Quarter to Little Italy to Old Town to Coronado. The entire
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Angela N
Trolley tour is the best way to see the beach: }
This review is for the trolley tour for La Jolla Beach your. I had a good time overall.I’ve taken the trolley tours
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Great way to tour San Diego
This is the best way to learn and see all the areas of San Diego! The tour guides were fun and very informative.
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winter vacation
Philip was our tour guide and bus driver. He provided great service and the trip was very worth the money! Excell
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Great last minute find
Great last minute find. Last day in San Diego, last trolley of the day. Wish we would have considered doing it on o
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Nice way to see the city!
This is a short and sweet tour of San Diego and a good way to learn a bit about its history. The guides are friendl
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Top Notch
Awesome tour. Our driver "Boxcar" was a blast. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for something to do while v
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Great Way to Visit
Old Town Trolly - Our drivers/tour guides James and BW were so knowledgeable and made tour so much fun and interest
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Renee F
A great way to get an overview of San Diego and Coronado
I have been on Old Town Trolley Tours in other cities, but found this one to be one of the most fun. All the staff
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Good City and Balboa Park Tour: Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego
We were on a Princess cruise from San Francisco to San Diego and Ensenada. For our excusion in San Diego, we took t
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  • Balboa Park, Seaport Village, and 18 more
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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