Tijuana City and Shopping Trip from San Diego

San Diego, United States

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5 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Spend the day shopping for bargains and sightseeing south of the border during this 5-hour day trip to Tijuana from San Diego. Check out some of the city’s top sights, including its Old Bullring, Plaza Rio, Avenue of the Heroes and Tijuana Cultural Center. Then enjoy a Mexican taco snack and bargain for some souvenirs along Revolution Avenue (Avenida Revolución). Your Tijuana trip also includes round-trip air-conditioned transport from your San Diego hotel, guide and a snack.
  • 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 Travelers Choose This Tour

Get a taste of Mexico on a tour that doesn’t take all day and includes hotel pickup.
Feel worlds away from San Diego with just a short drive as you journey across the Mexican border into Tijuana for several hours of shopping and sightseeing. It’s the perfect chance to add some international culture, crafts and cuisine to your next San Diego visit.
Start your trip with an afternoon pickup from your San Diego hotel or Kettner Boulevard, continuing by air-conditioned coach across the Mexican border and into Tijuana. Once you arrive, continue to the city’s Cultural Center, featuring a range of art and rotating exhibitions on contemporary Mexican culture. Then head to the Zona Rio, a district that includes the giant Rio Mall and statues of famous Mexican figures like the Aztec King Cuahutemoc, along with American political leaders like Abraham Lincoln.
Head next to the now-demolished Tijuana Bullring and to see the Tijuana Water Tower. You may be getting hungry by this point, so help stave off your cravings you’ll make a stop to make your very own Mexican taco, filling a tasty tortilla a selection of meat, chicken and veggies, plus toppings including guacamole, cilantro, salsa and onion. Before concluding your excursion, make a stop at Avenida Revolución (Revolution Avenue) a street renowned for its shopping, so you can hunt for a few bargains.
Important Information:U.S and Canadian Citizens must bring a passport for re-entry to the United States. Non-U.S. Citizens must also bring their 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.

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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Allyson U
, Jul 2018

I give 1 star for the travel and 3 for the actual tour part. The air conditioning wasn't working well in the van and my husband and I were crammed in the last row of seats. Very hot and uncomfortable. Could not here the guide most of the time. The shopping was ok, the food ok but was hoping for more history of the city and less touristy stuff.

, Mar 2018

We really enjoyed our half day trip to Tijuana.
We had already visited several Mexican ports on a cruise, so we wanted to visit Tijuana to compare the city to the coastal areas we had visited. It was very, very different! There is nothing picturesque about Tijuana - it is an urban sprawl, and it is a stark contrast to the beautiful San Diego which is just over the border, a mere 20 km away.
Our driver was very good, and he offered some commentary, and answered questions during the trip. The bus was very modern and comfortable with ample space for the five passengers on board.
We enjoyed a light meal in a Mexican restaurant in Tijuana and our driver then took us to a leathergoods shop the prices were great and a liquor store where we were able to taste and purchase various Tequilas. We were then free to wander the street and shop on our own for a couple of hours. We found the prices of handicrafts and clothing etc to be on par with the other places we had already visited in Mexico.
The border crossing was quick and easy on the way over but a bit longer on the way back. It was very interesting for us though, as we had never experienced a border crossing before.
Overall, I would recommend this trip to anyone who has never experienced Mexico. It's a fun afternoon and an easy trip from San Diego.

, Feb 2018

We loved our tour Tijuana City and Shopping Trip from San Diego. It was one of the best tours. Juan was an amazing Host.
Very Informative and Knowledgeable of the area. Highly recommended .
Suzie and Gary Australia

Lynne O
, Feb 2018

Great tour guide, but would not recommend Tijuana, run down, a bit scary.

Donna C
, Feb 2018

We had such a wonderful time. Juan, our guide was amazing. He took terrific care of us and was funny and helpful whenever needed. I would recommend highly, especially if you have Juan as your guide. Would do again in a heartbeat.

Adelle S
, Dec 2017

This tour was great! Juan was a fantastic tour guide, such a fun trip!

Almarque M
, Nov 2017

Juan was an excellent driver and tour guide... AM.

Joshua C
, Nov 2017

Great trip excellent tour guide!

Monique A
, Nov 2017

It was a interesting trip! We had a true experience with our guide, the locals, buying tequila, eating lunch in a nice authentic Mexican and listening to Mariachis!!! I though we just expend to much time in the Tequila store waiting for everyone to finish shopping.

Shivarama B
, Oct 2017

The original driver was replaced with a substitute who arrived late 30 minutes. Skipped a lot of things because of lack of time. Just eating tacos and spending 45 minutes in the middle of town was no fun at all. She our driver cum guide was extremely nice and helpful overall, however! As whole Viator ripped us all off with this over promised tour!


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