San Diego Trolley Tour: Explore America's Finest City
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Experience San Diego on your own terms with a distinct journey through ‘America’s Finest City’. Draft your personal travel plan to visit San Diego and Coronado’s most famed attractions at your preferred speed, taking advantage of the options that mesh with your preferences.

Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more

Operating Schedule: Times vary depending on season.
Operates 9:00am to 6 pm (last tour departs Old Town at 4 pm) from March 11-October 29th; Operates 9:00am to 5 pm (last tour departs Old Town at 3 pm) from October 30th-March 10th;
Trolleys arrive at each boarding location approximately every 20 minutes.
Guests will be given brochures when they begin the tour and can refer to the schedules printed in the brochure to see the first tour time, last tour time, and last re-boarding time at each boarding location.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

What's Included
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes included
  • Hop-on Hop-off San Diego Trolley Tour access
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour does not operate on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.
Additional Information
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if a wheelchair-accessible trolley is required
  • Emotional support animals or pets are not allowed
  • KIDS FREE OCTOBER - Kids (0-12) ride free travelling from Oct 1-31 with a paid adult. 1 free child per paid adult. You do not have to purchase a child ticket, the child will automatically go free with adult purchase.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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May 25, 2024
A GREAT way to see all the highlights of San Diego - This is THE BEST way to see San Diego & get the lay of the land to determine where you want to go. All our instructors were entertaining: Mitchell, Alejandra, & MB. This is a great way to see Coronado & the famous hotel. A few tips: - We drove to Old Town to pickup the trolly early in the AM & there was plenty of free public parking. - We explored Coronado for about one hour & then got Fish & Chips at Mc Ps Irish pub. Food & service were good (get the Guinness Gravy on the side) + 10% discount with your trolley tour sticker. -There is a market in Little Italy on Saturdays - check hours but on Memorial Day weekend it was BUSY. We walked the area for a short time. -We visited the shops in Old Town after, which were great! We went 9 AM to 3 PM & were TIRED. (We got off the trolley for a total of 3 stops.) -Do Seaport Village & the Port area separately as you could spend a full day here. These shops are so unique & the area is beautiful. We spent 3 hours (included dinner) the night before to save time on Trolley Day. -We are going back another day to explore the USS Midway. (The ports & Seaport Village are really short walking distance from each other & you could easily spend one full day exploring this area.) —Do the San Diego Zoo separately because it is 20 mins from the trolley stop in Balboa Park. Enjoy! Depending on where you are staying you may want to do two days to get around town. We had a rental, so one day was good for us. Just make sure you take advantage of Coronado on Trolley Day.
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May 4, 2024
Always a good start - We have taken similar tours in other cities and this one was just as good. Great way to see the city for your first time . We planned it out in advance, so we had a good idea where we wanted to get off. We took the whole day and recommend doing so. Favorite stops included Hotel del Coronado, harbor front, Balboa Park ( but many attractions are closed on Mondays!). We did not leave enough time for Little Italy, but will next time.
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May 3, 2024
Information the fun way ! - BOTH the driver CESAR AN DANNY WERE VERY POLITE. NICE AND INFORMATIVE IN A VERY ENTERTAINING STYLE ! True professionals !! And most importantly seemed very much to enjoy their jobs Bravo to ur company and ur employees. We ll be back !
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May 3, 2024
Trolley Bus Tour - The trolley bus tour was great value for money, it was fun and informative. Our driver Jack was brilliant, he made the trip enjoyable.
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Apr 17, 2024
If you are newbie to the city, do this trolley tour first, then pick out spots you saw to explore. - Go on this trolley tour the first day you are in San Diego! I got lucky with the weather as I went in mid-December. I picked the trolley up just around the corner from my hotel - how convenient! We did switch drivers in Old Town but both were really knowledgeable and the flow of information the drivers provided was perfect tempo. It was a beautiful tour, and should definitely do this the first day of your stay in the city if you are a total newbie; you will see a whole bunch of things on the tour that you will want to come back and explore more in depth another day. You can take this tour and then plan your activities for the rest of your stay!
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Mar 12, 2024
Great Day Trip In San Diego Area! - A fun day. Start as early as possible to fully enjoy Balboa Park and Little Italy (for lunch). Pick ups are well marked and the driver (Tiger) was very informative and colorful which made the trip entertaining and enjoyable.
Review provided by Viator
Jan 23, 2024
Worthwhile tour taking in most of the main sights. - We did this tour on our last day and wished we did it at the start of our trip to San Diego. So glad we had Benjamin as our guide for most of the journey as he was very entertaining, knowledgeable and kept us laughing all the way. San Diego Old Town was definitely the highlight for us and if we had another day we would have spent time in Little Italy and Balboa Park.
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Jan 20, 2024
Nice way to spend an afternoon - Steve was knowledgeable and entertaining and played snippets of music related to what we were seeing.
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Jan 20, 2024
Great way to spend the first day! - Very fun way to spend a day! Such fun history. Park at the Old Town Station OR Balboa park for free parking. It was a little tricky to figure out where to park within Balboa but once we got more details from the website, it was smooth sailing. The drivers were fantastic. Take notes to come back to where you'd like to spend more time or take advantage of the on/off option.
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Apr 21, 2024
Poor experience for families with young kids - Not great for families with young kids. We were visiting my brother in San Diego. Despite the expense, we opted for the trolley tour and had a pretty bad experience. With nap times, we really needed/ tried to get everything in in the morning/early afternoon. After we had made two stops, it was time to head back. We waited at the station for the next trolley... but it was full. It was starting to rain heavily with lots of wind. We called and asked what our options were as there were 8 of us, including a 6 month old, 2 year old, and 5 year old. They said they would send a trolley in 8 minutes. Trolley arrives 20 minutes later, and it is full. We are drenched, baby crying, 2 year old crying and late for nap. Finally, an hour after we arrived to catch our first trolley, a trolley arrives to take us home.  I called multiple times during this window to try to get help. I also asked for a refund/partial refund given the poor experience with multiple full trolleys. They said they would call if they had questions on the refund. They never issued the refund, they never called. I called back twice since then and no one will get back in touch with me.  In addition to the poor experience, we also just didn't get much value out of it. We would have been better off just driving, being in more control of our schedule, and reading about the historical places we visited. If you are traveling with a larger group or young kids, save yourself the headache and expense!
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July 2024