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  • Location:San Diego, California
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

San Diego City Tour

See the best of San Diego on this morning or afternoon highlights tour that includes the historic Gaslamp Quarter, museum-packed Balboa Park and ritzy La Jolla. With hotel pickup and drop-off included, this comfortable coach tour makes it easy for first-time visitors or those short on time to get an excellent overview of sunny and scenic San Diego. Upgrade to also include admission to the USS Midway maritime museum or the lively Seaport Village shopping area.


  • City coach tour of San Diego with optional upgrades
  • See the most popular sights of San Diego including the Gaslamp Quarter, La Jolla and Balboa Park
  • Capture photos of Old Town, PETCO Park and Mt Soledad
  • Upgrade to include the USS Midway Museum or Seaport Village!
  • Hotel pickup included; hotel drop-off also included with tour-only option and by request

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What You Can Expect

San Diego City Tour

San Diego City Tour

Board your comfortable, air-conditioned coach at your San Diego hotel or at Kettner Blvd and embark on your tour of San Diego's most famous attractions and popular neighborhoods including Old Town, Little Italy and the Embarcadero. Admire the Victorian-era buildings in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, and visit San Diego's East Village for a photo stop at PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres baseball team.

Make your way through beautiful and scenic Balboa Park, and stop for photos of the park's Botanical Building, featuring a multitude of vibrant plants and flowers. Continue to the affluent, seaside area of La Jolla to see natural sea caves and seals and delight in panoramic views of San Diego from Mt Soledad. Take in the lively atmosphere and see the many shops and restaurants in Old Town, considered the birthplace of California because it was where the first Europeans settled in the 1700s. Your four-hour coach tour of San Diego concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

Upgrade to visit USS Midway or Seaport Village

Opt to also include admission to the family-friendly USS Midway Museum at Navy Pier, the most-visited naval ship museum in the world. Through a self-guided audio tour, explore a multitude of restored aircraft, the engine room, galley, crew's sleeping quarters and ship's bridge. Check out the informative films, interactive exhibits and flight simulators.

Or, wander the cobblestone pathways of waterfront Seaport Village, enjoying an eclectic array of boutiques and restaurants; live music and street performers; and views of the San Diego Bay. Use your provided maps and discount guide to make the most of your visit.

Stay as long as you wish at the museum or shopping village and make your own way back to your hotel, or request drop-off at your hotel when you're ready.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tour was great! Fred our tour guide was prompt, extremely helpful and friendly. My family very much enjoyed the tour particularly Coronado and La Jolla. Highly recommend this one day San Diego city tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very good indeed, well worth the miney

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

An amazing experience. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us an extended tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour of the beautiful city of San Diego. Tour Guide was well informed and provided interesting facts about this historic area. Will definitely do it again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Organization was perfect, Tour was excellent, Service was superberb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

city tours are always a highlight for me, gives us an idea of where we want to go back and explore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We had little problem with the booking office.They had said the tour was cancelled as the response was poor.We were called afterwards and was collected. The guide and the tour were excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Knowledgable tour guide. very good tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Non prendere paura se l'autobus è piccolino e la guida un po' datata.....è davvero divertente!!!! Ad ogni modo San Diego vale la pena....è davvero una splendida città!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Our tour was fantastic. Frank, our driver/tour guide, went out-of-his-way to give us a fantastic tour and was very accomodating to the group. He did not rush anyone though the stops. T^he tour vehicle was very nice and roomy. This was one of the best tours I have ever been one. I would recommend this tour whole-heartedly.

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