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  • Location:San Diego, California
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Tijuana City and Shopping Trip from San Diego

This day trip to Mexico is a must for bargain shoppers, lovers of Mexican cuisine or those curious to see sights like the Old Bullring, Avenue of the Heroes and Plaza Rio. It's only a short drive from San Diego, but you'll feel that you've entered another world when you leave the United States behind and enter Mexico.


  • Tijuana shopping and sightseeing trip from San Diego
  • Enjoy local and traditional Mexican cuisine
  • See points of interest such as Avenue of the Heroes and the Tijuana Cultural Center
  • Search for the best bargains and shopping around

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Get a little taste of Mexico on this afternoon excursion from San Diego. See some top Tijuana sights and get insider trips from your guide on where to find the best bargains!

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What You Can Expect

Tijuana City and Shopping Trip from San Diego

Tijuana City and Shopping Trip from San Diego

This sightseeing tour to Tijuana will bring you to see all the major attractions in the city. Your tour begins as you cross into Mexico and enter a world of contrasts. You'll travel down the main street to reach the Cultural Center. Visit the Zona Rio with the large Rio Mall and see statues of President Abraham Lincoln, Cuahutemoc the Aztec King and other figures of Mexico.

See the demolished Tijuana Bullring and the Tijuana Water Tower. Before you go shopping, experience the Tijuana tradition of making your own Mexican taco, a delicious tortilla with meat, chicken or veggies and all the trimmings such as guacamole, salsa, cilantro and onion. Before heading back to the United State your visit to Tijuana will end on the Avenida Revolucion (Revolution Avenue) for best in bargain shopping.

Viva Mexico!

Important Information:
U.S and Canadian Citizens: you must bring a passport for re-entry into the United States. Non-U.S. Citizens: you must bring your passport. You may be required to show a I-94, Multiple Entry Visa or Resident Alien Card for re-entry to the United States. You must confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour guide, Juan, was awesome. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the afternoon trip very enjoyable. I would recommend this trip and, in particular, Juan as a tour guide, to anyone who is interested in visiting Tijuana.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our trip to Tijuana was awesome, thanks to Juan our guide/driver. He made the trip a success. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and funny. We had plenty of time to shop and enjoy. Juan made this trip a memorable one as we had never been to Mexico. Thank you Juan! This is a definite must do!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Juan was entertaining and made extra efforts to help us with a difficult purchase. Excellent tour and we felt safe. Couldn't ask for more.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

An amazing day seeing the sights of Tijuana ,wan our tour guide was the best ,make sure you book the tour he is on

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Lots of fun, Juan was great! I can't wait to go on another Mexico tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

The best part of our tour was Juan -our driver. He was very knowledgeable and stayed with us the entire time. We thought we were going to be in a big BUS, but we ended up in a 9 person van that was a little run down. Other than that though, it was awesome. Got some TJ keepsakes and had a blast!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was fantastic! We had such a great tour guide/driver, Juan. He gave us so much history and pointed out many things of interest along the way. He was very personable and knowledgeable. He said he had only been working for the tour company for a month. This tour was to include 2 free tacos (typical Mexican snack it's called in the tour listing) but he knew nothing about it. When another passenger said that's what he booked too, Juan went to call his superiors. When he came back he said that was true and took us to a restaurant. It seemed to me something wasn't right because he had to do a lot of talking to the restaurant people. And we didn't get to make our own like the listing said so something was up. In the end we each got our tacos and beans and paid for our own drinks. Cheap margaritas!!! We loved Tijuana. We went in thinking it was filthy dirty and a scummy town. Well, it's a big city just like any other. However, it was clean, clean, clean. No garbage at all on the street or sidewalks. (maybe in other areas but not Avenida Revolucion) It was cleaner than most cities here in the US!! We did some shopping and probably still got ripped off after bargaining, but whatever. It was a great experience and I'm glad to have said I've been there. This was a great trip all around!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

The driver was very knowledgeable and friendly. She had a good rapport with the restaurant employees which made us feel comfortable as using it as a homebase during the shopping portion of the tour. Wish there was more time to see the newer parts of the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Cheap margaritas, guide was really informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

The ride to Tijuana was great. The driver was very good in finding ways to avoid time delaying road blocks. The 5 hour tour was not enough to know the town. Just a brief look at the museum from the bus and mostly a chance to shop along Calle Revolucion. Walking along this street is like running the gauntlet. You get hit on by all sorts of merchants and it requires strength of will and determination not to be intimidated into buying things that you don't want. Prices are posted with a dollar sign and its hard to tell when it is in pesos. Bargaining is expected and even after they come down in price you feel like you've been had. But, it's a different experience, that's for sure. I don't know if I would like to do it again.

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