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  • Location:San Diego, California
  • Duration:9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

San Diego and Tijuana Combo Tour with Optional Harbor Cruise

Combine a city tour of San Diego with a jaunt across the border to Tijuana for an excellent overview of these two border cities. Explore San Diego highlights such as Old Town, Balboa Park, the Gaslamp Quarter and Seaport Village, traveling by bus with photo stops throughout the tour. Have time to walk around at some spots before heading over to Tijuana and shopping for Mexican goods on your own. Complete the experience with an optional upgrade for a 1-hour cruise on San Diego Harbor.

Highlights

  • Full-day San Diego sightseeing and Tijuana shopping combo tour
  • Enjoy a 4-hour tour of San Diego, La Jolla and Coronado
  • Tour downtown Tijuana and have free time to browse local shops and restaurants
  • Hear informative commentary from the knowledgeable guide
  • Upgrade to include a scenic 1-hour cruise on San Diego Bay
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach, and hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

San Diego and Tijuana Combo Tour with Optional Harbor Cruise

San Diego and Tijuana Combo Tour with Optional Harbor Cruise

Start your full-day tour with morning pickup from your San Diego hotel, then relax on board a climate-controlled bus with your informative driver-guide.

As you roll around beautiful San Diego and Coronado, stop to discover the highlights of Old Town, Balboa Park, the Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Seal Rock, Hotel del Coronado, Green Dragon Colony, Heritage Park and the Embarcadero. Learn from your guide about the history of these landmark sites, and get insider tips on places to visit after your tour. Your bus stops frequently for photo ops and free time to stroll around designated sites such as Seaport Village, where you can purchase lunch and go shopping.

After seeing the highlights of San Diefo, your driver heads south across the US-Mexico border, then takes you on a 30-minute narrated tour by bus in downtown Tijuana. Stop at Avenida Revolucion and have two hours on your own to check out the vibrant markets, shops and bazaars. Street vendors sell crafts, pottery, textiles and other souvenirs, and you can also sample a taste of Mexico in the restaurants, where you might hear authentic mariachi music and sip a refreshing margarita (own expense).

Cruise Option on San Diego Bay:
Upgrade your tour to include a scenic one-hour cruise around San Diego Bay, taking in top sights such as the Maritime Museum of San Diego, the Star of India historic ship, US Navy aircraft carriers and submarines, marine animals and more. The cruise takes place aboard a comfortable boat with onboard commentary, and is scheduled before the Tijuana excursion.

Customer Reviews

claude d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Claude de Richelieu Quebec , un tour a recommander , on y voie de tout

MICHAEL D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

WONDERFUL 5STAR

Marcus s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was excellent. I can't wait to go on another one.

John Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Our trip was fantastic
Our driver (Mike I think his name was) went all out to to make our trip pleasant, entertaining and interesting with an incredible historical/geographical narration throughout out trip
Mike was a unique person so suited to tourism...he was very courteous, respectful, accommodating, creative, funny, mature, well informed and showed no sign of frustration even @ times when some of us were late returning to our bus following sightseeing/shopping stops
We had difficulty booking our tour in San Diego as local tour agencies were not prepared to offer Tijuana tours citing drug related violence being a mortal threat to tourists.Fortunately I found Viator on Google who not only provided a safe tour, but also offered a Hotel to Hotel pick up/drop off service.
I cannot speak highly enough about our experience and the fortunes of having Mike as our Driver/Tour Guide.
Unfortunately, we were unable to experience the Harbor Cruise due to local construction work.
I highly recommend tour San Diego Tour...I thank Viator for being one of the very few agencies for
providing this tour and I especially thank Mike for making our day
Regards
John and Barbara from Australia

Yusuke Japan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Great!

Karin T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Tour guide was fantastic. We had a fabulous tour and learnt so much about San Diego and Mexico. Would definitely recommend this tour to our friends and when we are back in San Diego will definitely use Viator tours again.

Andrew P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

After booking, I had read some concerning reviews about this tour and so became a little nervous. But there was no reason, the tour was fantastic, and our tour guide (Mike) was the most friendly and engaging AND knowledgeable we could have wanted. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole day, and everything ran as smoothly as clock-work. I am really glad we took the tour, and would point out that we brought along with us my parents-in-law who are both in their eighties, and they had such a lot of fun. Yes, I really do recommend this tour, and no, I haven't been paid to say that :-)

Robert B

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour and a fun filled day. There was only eight of us on the bus so it did not feel cramped or rushed. Our driver, Mike, was informative and jovial with a couple of lame jokes thrown in as well, for good measure. We were a family of four and we would recommend.

emmasierp23

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

The San Diego part of the tour was cancelled but the Tijuana tour was great!
Very informative tour guide. However the tour runs much later than is stated on the details, so don't plan anything for that night because you won't be back until 9-10pm instead of the 6pm which is stated on the tour.

Kay M

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

Very good morning tour, driver was very knowledgeable and friendly, in fact we had the same driver for the afternoon tour to Tijuana, it was a great pity we had not been advised that there was a 2 1/2 hour wait between the 2 tours, luckily the hotel was within walking distance.

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