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Add some Mexican spice to your time in San Diego during this 4-hour sightseeing trip to Tijuana. Travel by coach south of the border before enjoying a narrated tour past attractions such as Cuauhtemoc Monument, Agua Caliente, the Avenue of Heroes and the statue to General Zaragoza. The head off on your own to bargain for a few souvenirs (and maybe grab an authentic Mexican lunch) along Avenida Revolución. Your trip also includes round-trip hotel transport.


  • Sightseeing tour of Tijuana from San Diego
  • Take a comfortable coach ride to the Mexico border and enjoy narration from your knowledgeable guide
  • See several sites including the Avenue of the Heroes, Agua Caliente and General Zaragoza Statue
  • Enjoy free time at Avenida Revolución to browse local shops, art galleries and restaurants
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Tijuana Sightseeing Tour from San Diego

Tijuana Sightseeing Tour from San Diego

You’ll be picked up from your San Diego hotel and taken on a comfortable coach ride south to Tijuana, a town right below the US-Mexico border.

Learn from your guide how this city, founded in 1889, was once home to the Grand Casino, which attracted celebrities and Hollywood movie stars like Charlie Chaplin, Rita Hayworth, Jack Dempsey and Babe Ruth.

Pass the Avenue of the Heroes (Paseo de los Héroes), noted for its many monuments and sculptures of heroes, like the Monumento a la Raza (Monument to the Race), the Abraham Lincoln statue, the Ignacio Zaragoza statue, the Cuauhtémoc statue and the Lázaro Cárdenas statue.

See Agua Caliente, named for the neighboring hot springs. This historic entertainment center is home to a casino and hotel that were designed in a Mexican and Californian colonial style, and is fitted with gardens, its own airstrip and bungalows.

Stop at Avenida Revolución, the tourist epicenter of Tijuana, where you can spend two hours browsing shop and art galleries. Grab a drink at the bars or head to a local restaurant to enjoy some Mariachi music over a fresh Mexican meal (own expense).

Continue driving past Frontón Palacio Jai Alai, a landmark fronting nearly an entire block of Avenida Revolución. See the General Zaragoza Statute, commemorating Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín, a former general in the Mexican army, and see the Cuauhtemoc Monument, honoring a 16th-century Aztec ruler.

Other highlights of your tour include Jai Alai Fronton Palace, the Wax Museum (optional), the Tijuana Cultural Center, the Agua Caliente Race Track and the Bazar de Mexico.

After your tour, you’ll be taken back to your San Diego hotel.

Customer Reviews

Ching-wei C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

great tour, only get to see the town for 2-3 hrs but thats good enough for me

Julia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our day trip to Tijuana was fantastic and far better than we expected!! Our tour guide Mike was very entertaining and knowledgeable, he really made the trip! Mike showed us plenty of the local color as well as the more touristy areas. He also introduced us to some of the local merchants who were very nice and really helpful. We never felt like we were being pressured to buy something. I highly recommend this trip! It's a great way to spend a fun afternoon! Julia LA

Mary B R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Easy simple trip to enjoy an afternoon in Tijuana! Mike is friendly and knowledgeable of the city's history. Pleasant day trip. I would recommend this tour to others

Jesper Ilum G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic trip with the Best tourguide you could imagine

Elizabeth H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Mike was great, he managed tour expectations very well - no glossing over life realities over the border. Under US$4 for full serve of ceviche and fish tacos, the contrast between Tijuana and San Diego is mind boggling! Our border wait back into States was only an hour, best to go mid-week.

Kenny United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

I had heard different things about Tijuana, but my brother had been down a few years ago and said I should see it. I'm really glad I did. I decided to do a tour instead of walking across, because I heard that the wait times in the pedestrian line could take 2 hours to get through the border. Once again I'm glad I did. For starters Mike, the guide was great. Thanks Mike!! He has been doing tours for over 10 years, and has friends, connections, and a good handle on the how and why of Mexico and its people. The advantage of a tour verses the selfie, was hearing about the people and the history of Mexico on the way there. Also Mike will show you places in TJ you wont see on your own, as well as recomendatons on buying tacos and other things. We had about 2 hours on our own to shop and eat, which is enough for your basic tourist. So should you go to TJ??? If you have any intrest in coulture, and seeing the real Mexico for yourself, yes. If you like operating and exploring on your own, yes!!! If lots of people and a lot of noise bother you, not so much. But eather way if you go with this tour, your will be taken care of!!!! Dont miss the chance.

Julie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Mike! Awesome tour guide This is the best way to visit Tijuana from California!

debbie t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Wasn't sure what to expect. Had heard lots of different stories about going to Tijuana. Our tour was fantastic. Michael our guide and bus driver was the best. Booked through Viator and scenic tours was the company they used. We were all very impressed.

Sarah S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Mike was our amazing guide! He was personable, knowledgeable, and entertaining. He asked us questions to get to know us and catered the tour to our interests. Getting into TJ took 5min. Mike drove us around the city, explaining the different neighborhoods, history, and where it was safe to go or not. He encouraged us to stray off the beaten tourist path to see real Mexico and gave us the confidence to try it. Thankfully, that's what we did. We found the BEST tacos we've ever had for 7 pesos each at a random little shop, then a little bakery and picked up some yummy sweet bread. We loved walking through the streets and going into shops that the locals went to. It was a great experience and made us want to visit TJ again! We didn't feel unsafe once, even after dark. Mike was right, Tijuana is a safe place for tourists again. Highly recommended! In fact, we had such a great trip we didn't mind the 3hr trip back to San Diego 2hrs waiting in the bus at customs. So glad we didn't drive or trolley for this first trip to TJ.

CC United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

My tour to Tijuana was the best. My driver Mike was awesome and very knowledgeable. On my next visit to San Diego I will tour with Viator Also will recommend this company to anyone I know traveling in the San Diego area.

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