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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley provided by Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This San Diego hop-on hop-off trolley tour provides an easy and affordable way to get around the city. This tour helps you avoid the hassle of finding and paying for parking. The trolley tour, available as a silver, gold, or platinum pass, allows you to travel your own itinerary at your own pace. Along with 12 stops around the city, it also includes guided commentary and large, open windows.
Highlights
  • San Diego hop-on hop-off trolley tour allows you to plan your own itinerary
  • The trolley route includes 12 stops near top attractions, shops, and restaurants 
  • Live commentary from a guide helps you learn about San Diego
  • Choose from a silver, gold, or platinum San Diego trolley pass
What to Expect
Climb aboard the trolley at any of its 12 stopping points (see Itinerary below) any time during its normal operating hours. Trolleys come to each stop about every 30 minutes. Choose either a silver, gold, or platinum pass. Enjoy the ride on this vintage transport method, offering comprehensive access to some of San Diego’s best attractions. Among the stops is Old Town State Historic Park, often called the “Jamestown of the Pacific,” where you can discover the history of California’s founding amidst the area’s range of 19th-century buildings. There are also stops for the world-famous San Diego Zoo, which covers 100 acres and houses more than 3,700 rare and endangered animals, the USS Midway, and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. The tour ends at the stop you choose or when the trolley shuts down for the night.
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Important Information
Inclusions
  • San Diego Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
  • Local taxes
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff at select hotels (Hotel Circle, Mission Bay, Shelter & Harbor Islands)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour does not operate on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if a wheelchair-accessible trolley is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Shirley R wrote a review Sep 28
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The tour guides provided interesting history of San Diego. Love the hop on, hop off feature. This feature allowed us great flexibility for touring at our own pace.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
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So glad the hop on and hop off feature of our tour aided you in your exploration of San Diego. Thank you for stopping by and reviewing.
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Odyssey91635 wrote a review Sep 22
Eugene, Oregon8 contributions2 helpful votes
This was a great tour of San Diego. Scotty was an excellent tour guide and shared a lot of interesting information about the city. Their COVID safety measures of cleaning and restricting the number of riders was well done. I would definitely use this trolley tour again to get
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
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It’s always great for our team to hear from our guests. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Jody R wrote a review Sep 20
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Jack was our tour guide and he was amazing!! Learned all kinds of information and enthusiasm and knowledge and humor were over the top! He deserves and has our voter driver of the month!!!! Pam and Jody Phoenix girls!!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
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We are so glad that you had a great time! Thank you for coming by and the for leaving a review!
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Brian H wrote a review Sep 4
Winter Haven, Florida20 contributions2 helpful votes
Great way to see San Diego !! Mo, our driver, was informative !! The city has a lot to offer and the tour touches on a lot that you may not have known about. Definitely recommend it, it takes 2 hours and then go back to what interested you! Coronado bridge is awesome !!! Has the
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
Responded 3 weeks ago
We are delighted you enjoyed you time aboard the trolley with our guide. She is an asset to our operation and we are fortunate to have her. Thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again.
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Yvette C wrote a review Aug 2020
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Absolutely loved all the sites andall the different places we got to see but we really loved our tour guide James who knew so much history about this amazing city we were exploring and was funny and allowed us to have such a wonderful time as he took us on this
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
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Thank so much for taking the time to write such a nice review and we are so pleased that you had such a good time. We look forward to having you come back and visiting us again!
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D6635BRscottt
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Really Fun
These guy are real pros! Had a blast. They guides were fun and we really enjoyed it! San Deigo is awesome!
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Msldyt
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I have the best time ever!!!
I loved that our tour guide was Rodney!!!! Seriously, he had stories to tell, movies quizzes, jokes, everything and
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lelemoss610
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Seeing San Diego
We took the trolley tour to see the town and go to Old Town. Our tour guides/drivers were awesome. They did a wond
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lakeretreat
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Easy way to see city
Great way to see city without a car and learn about the area too. Love the hop on and off feature and the flexabil
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meyer_debbie
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Fun
Jack, our trolley driver was hysterical. We only got off once to see Coronado which was gorgeous. This is a great
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Alan537
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An excellent way of seeing the sights
This is a Good and cost effective was of seeing the sites in this lovely city. The commentary is informative, if a
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ANIRAV
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Pricey
This tour is pricey, esp if your intent is to do the loop and not do a lot of on and off, esp later in the day. Thi
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Vacation441750
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San Diego LaJolla Beach Tour
So-So,but should be titled LaJolla beach tour, as that was the only real interesting beach seen! Tour guide, Phili
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cmkcmk
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Exactly what you expect
A great way to see a lot of San Diego, from the Gaslamp Quarter to Little Italy to Old Town to Coronado. The entire
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Angela N
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Trolley tour is the best way to see the beach: }
This review is for the trolley tour for La Jolla Beach your. I had a good time overall.I’ve taken the trolley tours
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S1446XWjessicaa
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Great way to tour San Diego
This is the best way to learn and see all the areas of San Diego! The tour guides were fun and very informative.
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trashman62
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winter vacation
Philip was our tour guide and bus driver. He provided great service and the trip was very worth the money! Excell
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DariaSinger
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Great last minute find
Great last minute find. Last day in San Diego, last trolley of the day. Wish we would have considered doing it on o
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karamella9
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Nice way to see the city!
This is a short and sweet tour of San Diego and a good way to learn a bit about its history. The guides are friendl
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brandonhC2193WE
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Top Notch
Awesome tour. Our driver "Boxcar" was a blast. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for something to do while v
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