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Old Town San Diego: Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Tour

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Explore San Diego at your own pace! Visit more than 100 points of interest with a Gold, Silver, or Platinum pass to this hop-on hop-off narrated tour. Jump on one of the green or orange trolleys and ride around town, seeing the best sites in San Diego.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Valid 1 - 2 days
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Choose from more than 100 points of interest in San Diego and Coronado
  • Ride through town in an authentic trolley
  • Listen to a live guide provide narration and insight as you travel
  • See homes from the original Mexican settlements in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
  • Stop off at the San Diego Zoo to see the more than 4,000 animals
  • Admire the luxury resort at Coronado
  • Stroll through the open space at Balboa Park
  • Dine at a restaurant in the historic Gaslamp Quarter
  • Receive $70 in discount coupons to use at local restaurants and area attractions
Full description
Join the Hop-on Hop-Off Tour of Old Town San Diego at any of the tour's 12 boarding points and visit more than 100 interesting points in Coronado and San Diego at your own pace. You can begin at any time of the day and listen to the entertaining narration of the on-board conductors along the way.

San Diego is known as America’s Finest City, and as you explore the sights of Old Town and the scenic coastline you’ll see why. Opt to begin your tour at the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, where you’ll see original adobe homes and artifacts from the earliest Mexican settlements.

At the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum you’ll learn about the importance of the U.S. Navy presence in San Diego. Then continue on to nearby Seaport Village, where you can stop for refreshments and enjoy shopping and entertainment.

In the historic Gaslamp Quarter you’ll find loads of shops and other interesting places located in Victorian-themed buildings. One particular house of interest is the William Heath Davis House. Built in saltbox style, it is similar to the original home of Davis, who founded New Town San Diego.

When you’re back on the trolley you’ll be entertained once again by the conductor’s narration. Continue on to the well-known Hotel del Coronado, one of America’s leading resorts. You may choose to take a stroll through nearby Balboa Park, along El Prado, the promenade lined with Spanish-style buildings.

You’ll also probably want to stop at the world-famous San Diego Zoo, which is one of the best anywhere. This exciting attraction features more than 4,000 animals!

With more stops than any other tour, this hop-on hop-off trolley ride is guaranteed to deliver. In addition to sightseeing, enjoy free shuttle service to and from select area hotels, a map and day planner, and $70 in discount coupons to use at restaurants and area attractions.

Hop on or hop off at 12 convenient stops:

• Old Town State Historic Park
• Maritime Museum of San Diego/Star of India
• San Diego Embarcadero
• Seaport Village
• Marriott Marquis & Marina
• Horton Plaza Park
• Gaslamp Quarter
• Petco Park/San Diego Convention Center
• Barrio Logan
• Coronado/Orange Avenue
• Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo and El Prado Museums
• Little Italy

Gold and Platinum Packages include free admission to the following museums:

• Maritime Museum/Star of India
• Casa De Aguirre
• Mormon Battalion Historic Site
• Old Town Railroad Depot
• African-Latin Museum Casa Del Rey Moro
• San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
• Coronado Historical Museum
• Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
• Timken Museum of Art
• San Diego Firehouse Museum
  • Free shuttle service from major area hotels
  • Ticket for hop-on-hop-off day tour
  • Tour brochure with map and day planner
  • Discount coupons worth $70 for attractions and restaurants in the San Diego area
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and gratuities

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Meeting point

You can start your tour from any of the boarding locations: · Old Town State Historic Park - 4010 Twiggs St. · Maritime Museum/Star of India - 1492 North Harbor Dr. · San Diego Embarcadero - 1004 North Harbor Dr. · Seaport Village - 500 Kettner Blvd. · Marriott Marquis & Marina - 333 West Harbor Dr. · Horton Plaza Park - Broadway Circle at Horton Plaza · Historic Gaslamp Quarter - 4th & Island Ave. · Petco Park/East Convention Center - 855 East Harbor Dr. · Barrio Logan - Cesar Chavez Parkway and National Ave. · Coronado/Orange Avenue - 1107 Orange Ave. · Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo and El Prado Museums - 3000 Presidents Way (corner of Presidents Way and Pan American Rd.) · Little Italy - 1603 India St.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• You must bring your voucher, printed and mobile vouchers are both accepted
• Tours depart from boarding locations approximately every 20 minutes
• There are no tours on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day
• You must redeem your voucher for your trolley and museum entrance tickets. You may redeem at any of the following ticket booth locations. See meeting point description for exact address: Old Town, Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza Park, Historic Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado
• During the entire month of October, kids 12 and under ride free when accompanied by a paying adult

From US$ 42 per person

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