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Tijuana City and Shopping Trip from San Diego

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    What to Expect
    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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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Our trip on the Trolley from San Diego to San Ysidro was excellent and the border crossing was only 5 minutes walk away,we went easily through customs and passport control but once we crossed the border we were not so happy , the nearest public...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank wild_orchid63
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Really lovely trip into Mexico from San Diego, pick up at San Diego railway station. Well informed guide/driver who told us all about border area, people, life, history of the close relationship of all border people. A small and authentic taste of Mexico 👍👍

    Thank thorec2016
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    I called to confirm this reservation TWICE as we were excited to go and planned our last day in San Diego around this. I get a call less then 3 hours before departure saying we are canceling your trip. I asked both times when I...More

    3  Thank CalebJS
    Reviewed June 26, 2019

    I've been on several Viator tours in many places and all have been outstanding, except this one. We did not go to the advertised cultural center, the shopping was basically one street for being solicited to buy overpriced tourist junk, and our tour of historical...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Charliefur
    Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

    We booked a tour from San Diego to Tijuana and was disappointed by the lack of organization from this company. The tour started off bad when the tour guide asked if we “wanted to hear the bad news or good news first.” The bad news...More

    1  Thank beachlady20
    fivestartours, Guest Relations Manager at Five Star Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2019

    I’m sorry to hear about your bad experience, despite the issue with the bus we did our best not to cancel the tour. I can understand your frustration. Nevertheless I hope you enjoyed Tijuana.

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