3.5 star rating: Worth doing 15 Reviews

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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the San Diego and Tijuana Combo Tour with Optional Harbor Cruise. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014


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.

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 :-)

Geoff Gillam
New Zealand

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2015

Tour interesting but could do with some stops to get out and take photos, if not doing cruise then to long at seaport village. Tijuana was enough time to have a look around and were shown other areas apart from main tourist area. Tourist area clean and safe, not like many years ago Overall worth the time and cost

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2014

A great tour ... so worth doing ... only disappointment was the Harbour Cruise was not able to be done ... Tijuana was so worth doing just to see and meet the locals ... would recommend this tour but be prepared for a long day out!

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2014

We were a bit worried about the reviews that talked about lengthy delays crossing the border back into the USA but we had no problems. Took us less than 10 minutes. The border crossing is not an issue associated only with this tour - it is the same as anywhere where you cross a border from one country into another. Fantastic tour guide.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

Very prompt and on time with a very good narrative. Enjoyable trip with exception of a horrendous wait at the Mex US border,not your fault and no picture opps at Old town or Gas Town but well worth taking

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2013

Very good tour but we were unable to do the additional harbour tour due to road works which was disappointing. Enjoyed the few hours in Mexico.

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2014

The tour bus was old and so uncomfortable we felt every bump on the road and it rattled and squeaked! A stop at Bilbao Park would be nice. I wanted to take a photo of the sign at the entrance to gaslamp district but the bus didn't stop. 2.5 hours shopping on one street in Mexico was far too long!

3 star rating: Worth doing
September 2014

The San Diego tour was well done and very informative. The Tijuana tour was informative and Mike did a good job but we were very disappointed in Tijuana. The retailers were too aggressive and it was just very uncomfortable. Mike is a very good tour guide.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
February 2014

driver could have looked
more professional

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
January 2014

Waste of money didn't take us to all sites listed not recommended

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
January 2014

We start our trip with stopping for coffee for one lady. This lady after the cup fell asleep so for her may be good experience. So after we spend long time for this lady beeing served our guide started to be nervous and tried to make fast trip to compensate delay. He did some "funny" comments on us (we wanted to take some pictures of lanscape - what a crazy idea on trip). Trip was super speed, we didn't enjoy it. In the end the guy left us in village for lunch and after coming back he told us that the second part of the trip is cancelled. I can't imagine worse way how to get know SD.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
July 2013

This tour was a total waste of time. It was so unorganized. The driver/guide was crass and uninformed about most of the sites we saw. He also had a very cheap sense of humor and did not make people feel welcome or at ease on this tour. I got my tour short early and skipped out on the Tijuana trip because I had such a bad impression of this tour from the Lajolla and Corada excursions. I would not recommed this tour to anyone. They are sites that are accessible via Rent a Car or City buses and Trolleys. For the price i paid for this tour, it was better for me to map things out myself and plan these excursions via public transport.

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