Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Tijuana City and Shopping Trip from San Diego. 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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Our tour lady was fantastic. Very knowledgeable about the history and area. We loved going to lunch and shopping. The only negative I have and its really not a big one is, I thought that we were going to get to go inside historical buildings. We just rode by them. I would definetly tell others to take this tour. Oh one more thing it would of been nice to have more shopping time.
This was a great little trip to Tijuana, would have liked a little longer to shop, but overall very good. Driver was superb. US immigration on return took forever. Would recommend this trip for anyone wishing to see a little of Mexico and its warm and friendly people.
Our guide was extremely informative, and described the city in great detail. Safety was a big concern for me, but I felt completely secure with our guide and we only left the vehicle in an area it was safe to do so (Ave. Revolucion).
Main bus didn't turn up however the lady who picked us from the hotel was only to happy to take us to Mexico. With a small group we enjoyed ourselves and she gave us a very good commentary and information about the area
This trip was really easy and convenient, a lot of fun, and a great cultural experience. My only regret is that I didn't take the longer tour and spend an entire day in Tijuana. Thank you to Viator and to Five Star Tours!
Fantastic tour. Driver excellent-he told us lots of interesting facts- didn't waffle too much! Also knew which border crossing to use meaning it only took 15mins to re-enter USA. We had heard stories of people taking hours to cross on other tours. Perfect length of tour, had time to shop and sample some Mexican food.
Went with husband and 12, 14 and 16 year old girls who loved it too.
AMAZING, Dave the driver was great, this was amazing tour. I would not miss it.
Trip was well organized, although Tijuana was a little confronting when you first get off the bus. Overall well worth the trip, lunch at Ceasars was amazing highly recommend eating there if you get time. Also recommend you take advice from your tour guide on where to shop. Highly recommend the tour well worth the money, although don't expect to get back before 3pm, getting through boader control takes time.
Tijuana was great. Felt very safe. The company let you know where to shop where you can buy the genuine stuff and not get ripped off. Bus driver was very informative and had great stories to tell. As long as you do what they recommend you will have a great time in Tijuana. Kristina H. Australia