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Discover the sun-drenched attractions of San Diego on this 4-hour city tour covering the city’s top neighborhoods, historic sites and parks. Over the course of your trip, you’ll check out the museums of Balboa Park, admire the historic architecture of the Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town and explore the mansions and beautiful coast in La Jolla, plus much more. It’s a great chance to pack in lots of landmarks in a short period of time. This San Diego sightseeing tour also includes round-trip hotel transport, a guide and optional upgrades to include visits to the USS Midway and Seaport Village.


  • City coach tour of San Diego with optional upgrades
  • See the most popular sights of San Diego including the Gaslamp Quarter, La Jolla and Balboa Park
  • Capture photos of Old Town, PETCO Park and Mt Soledad
  • Upgrade to include the USS Midway Museum or Seaport Village!
  • Hotel pickup included; hotel drop-off also included with tour-only option and by request

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What You Can Expect

San Diego City Tour

San Diego City Tour

Take a 4-hour city tour of San Diego by air-conditioned coach, enjoying a chance to admire the city’s beautiful coastal landscapes, antique architecture and lush parks during your visit. It’s a great way to get an overview of the city or cover a lot of ground in a short period of time.

Start your visit in either the morning or afternoon (depending on the option selected) with a pickup from your hotel or the city’s Kettner Boulevard. From there you’ll continue by air-conditioned coach to some of San Diego’s most iconic attractions, parks and architecture. Check out the beautiful Victorian facades found in the city’s Gaslamp Quarter, then head to the city’s East Village, site of the San Diego Padres stadium, for a photo opportunity at PETCO Park.

Continue to Balboa Park, considered, home to a number of museums, gardens and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Pass by the Botanical Building, which houses a diverse collection of plants and flowers, where you can take a few photos. Then move on to La Jolla, playground of the city’s wealthy residents. The area’s cliff-strewn coastline also features a community of seals and a collection of sea caves, along with top-notch views of San Diego from on top of Mount Soledad.

Proceed to Old Town, known as the birthplace of California, where you can explore the range of restaurants, shops and historic architecture, some of which dates back to the 18th century. Those who have not purchased the upgrade visits to Seaport Village or the USS Midway will end their trip here, with a drop-off back at their hotel or Kettner Boulevard. For more details on the upgrade options, please check out the descriptions below.

Upgrade to visit USS Midway or Seaport Village 
Opt to also include admission to the family-friendly USS Midway Museum at Navy Pier, the most-popular naval ship museum in the world. Take a self-guided audio tour which explores the ship's numerous restored aircraft, the engine room, galley, crew's sleeping area and ship's bridge. You'll also have the chance to watch the ship's collection of historical films and check out its interactive exhibits and flight simulators. 

Another optional add-on for your tour is Seaport Village, a waterfront shopping and dining complex. Wander the cobblestone pathways of this entertainment area, enjoying an eclectic array of boutiques and restaurants; live music and street performers; and views of the San Diego Bay. Use your provided maps and discount guide to make the most of your visit. 

Stay as long as you wish at the museum or shopping village and make your own way back to your hotelor request drop-off at your hotel when you're ready. 

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

we had a great time going on this tour and the driver was so good and covered a lot of sights and gave us a lot of wonderful information

Joanne T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Excellent tour,very informative and interesting.Would highly recommend if you don't have a lot of time in San Diego.Frank was an excellent tour guide.

Tobe G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Our guide was informative and pleasant and despite the weather we go to all of the places that we wanted to see. We would highly recommend this tour for anyone who would like an overview of San Diego and who doesn't have a lot of time here.

Jennifer M USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour was an excellent way to see San Diego's main attractions. The tour company and the tour guide were excellent. Especially if you don't have much time to stay in San Diego, this tour also takes you out to Coronada and La Jolla to view the beaches and surrounding areas. For those who have more time, it gives an introduction to the city so that you can then explore areas of interest on your own.

Joy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The tour was fabulous and the guide was wonderful.

Chariyln K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Frank was an excellent guide.
Thank you.

Willie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour guide very good tour

Leah S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Helped us know what we wanted to see later in our trip. Juan did a great job!

Lucille L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This is a great way to get an overview of the city.

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