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Explore San Diego at your own pace with a full-day ticket to ride a hop-on, hop-off trolley through the city. Simply board the trolley at your cruise ship’s port of call and visit historic landmarks and vibrant neighborhoods at eleven centrally-located stops. Get a glimpse of California’s past in Old Town then see the magnificent ships that moor at the bustling waterfront; grab a spot on a beach to watch surfers catch breaking waves, and try to spot the famous ghost at the elegant Hotel del Coronado. 


  • San Diego Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Shore Excursion
  • Hop on and off at any of the eleven stops as often as you like
  • Stops are conveniently located close to all popular attractions, shops and restaurants
  • Create your own itinerary to see attractions like Old Town and Coronado at your own pace

What You Can Expect

San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley

San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley

The San Diego Hop-on Hop-off Trolley is a wonderful way to see the San Diego sights you want to see when you want to see them. This shore excursion allows you flexibility to make the most of your time in port. Board the trolley at the cruise ship terminal and ride it until you’re ready to hop off at any of the other 10 stops.

One of the most popular stops is Old Town, where early California history comes to life; Old Town is often called the “Birthplace of California,” as it’s where California’s first European settlers made their home. Another popular stop is Coronado, where you can explore the famous, and haunted, Hotel del Coronado.

Trolley stops are conveniently located close to all popular attractions, shops and restaurants. Trolleys depart every 30 minutes.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the San Diego port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Nancy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We enjoyed and learned so much about San Diego and the surrounding areas. Love the Old Town for lunch dining. Thank you!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

Barbara E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

The tour was great!

William P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Great tour...we spent the whole morning riding around San Diego....we saw all the highlights...and enjoyed the freedom to get off where we wanted. Some Trolley tours only allow you to make one pass period..this tour you can revisit anyplace you like during the day. The bus drivers did a good job pointing our places of interest...a great way to spend your first morning/day in San Diego.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Everything went to plan. Would definately use Viator again

John D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2012

Loved the on and off trolley. It was a great start to our trip loved stop in coronado and old town


4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

the hop on hop off trolley was fantastic. the drivers were more than helpful and entertaining.

Susan W

3 star rating: Worth doing March 2012

While there were numerous hop on/off locations, there were really only three that had anything to do once dropped off. Had to get off to get real ticket and the central ticket booth.

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