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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.


  • 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The guide (mike I think his name was but I may be wrong) was excellent throughout
The wait back in the US customs line is long with no toilet !!!
Overall an excellent day and well recommended for anyone that wants to see San Diego and be a little adventurous and nip over the border


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Mike was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and personable. Tour content was great. Harbor boat tour was a nice addition. Nice to have time for lunch. Tijuana part was not worth the time. Over 2 hour wait at US customs ruined the Tijuana part.
Strongly recommend everything but Tijuana.
ROY and Cheryl Chicago


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Absolutely brilliant full day tour! Mike, our guide, was simply the best - knowledgeable and friendly, even took us shopping in Mexico so we wouldn't get confused or ripped off!!! Can't recommend this tour highly enough, Massive praise to Mike for being the most awesome part of the day!

claude d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015


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
John and Barbara from Australia

Yusuke Japan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014


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 :-)

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