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San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley provided by Old Town Trolley Tours San Diego

San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley

San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5046PRTSANHOHO
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at select hotels (Mission Bay Fri-Sun)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour does not operate on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Port of San Diego. The San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley departs from the Cruise Ship Terminal
Additional information
  • 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
  • Emotional support animals or pets not allowed
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at select hotels (Mission Bay Fri-Sun)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour does not operate on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.
Departure details
  • Location Name: Port of San Diego. The San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley departs from the Cruise Ship Terminal
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Emotional support animals or pets not allowed
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
15 reviews
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surfercharlie
Glendive, MT824 contributions
Dec 2019
For those who enjoy hop on hop off tours of cities, beware....this one is overpriced. My wife and I love to do these tours when we visit different cities. This is the only such tour offered in San Diego so we did it while there on vacation. It is expensive, and overpriced for a short 10 stop tour. That is the reason why I deducted one star from my review. Now that is out of the way.....the tour is informative. The guides are excellent. I wish they would expand the tour to other areas so a person could truly get a feel for all of San Diego.
Written January 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ron c
Marietta, GA300 contributions
Sep 2021
This was an interesting tour to take. You could get off at many different stops and get back on. Our driver, Mark, was full of information and very funny. We got to see many places and learned a lot about San Diego. I considered this one of the best tours we had while there. It is a little pricey at $44 per person but it was good.
Written September 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stuart S
5 contributions
Oct 2020
Rodney was incredibly friendly, informative and animated. The tour was educational and stopped at the key attractions in the area. Rodney truly made this the highlight of our visit to San Diego. Highly Recommended.
Written October 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are glad to hear Rodney was a positive part of you vacation. It is always great for our team to hear they helped our guests make memories on their vacation.
Written October 23, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

thesloths
Iowa38 contributions
Oct 2019
husband was in mtgs all day so I took the Hop on Hop off Trolley. It was great!I I didn't have to drive and I felt very comfortable getting on and off at different locations. I signed up immediately in the morning and just cruised with the Trolley all day. We had a little history of the city, too, from the driver. I recommend it.
Written January 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MiamiTravelers_7
Miami, FL439 contributions
Jan 2020
Old Town Trolly - Our drivers/tour guides James and BW were so knowledgeable and made tour so much fun and interesting. Got to see many sites without having to drive and park. Learned so much about such a great city. Loved that we got to go to Coronado Beach and spectacular hotel. Great way to tour.
Written February 10, 2020
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Jean R
Cedar Falls, IA21 contributions
A good way to see the.city. Drivers had delightful commentary. Next time I’d do the two-day tour and enjoy more stops along the way. We chose this one because it included a stop on Coronado where we were easily able to find Hotel Del Coronado.
Written January 6, 2020
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Leslie T
5 contributions
Sep 2020
I loved that our tour guide was Rodney!!!! Seriously, he had stories to tell, movies quizzes, jokes, everything and he remembered each and every person who came on and off the trolley!! He was the best!! The actual excursion was very nice and informative and I feel like I saw ALL OF SAN DIEGO in a day!!!
Written September 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
It is wonderful Rodney enhanced your time in the city. We love the fact you shared so much of your experience with us and hope to see you again.
Written September 23, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yvonne3009#
Waterloo, Canada5 contributions
Jan 2020
We would highly recommend the tour, we have used it in Key West, Savannah, St Augustine, and Washington DC. And now San Diego, we have never been disappointed.
Written January 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gogogoin2010
Seattle293 contributions
Apr 2022
My experience with The San Diego Old Town Trolley Tours is mixed.. Great, then Bad, but got Better

The GREAT part of my experience is the fact that in approximately 2 ½ hour ride my husband and I were able to see all the cool, interesting places, museums and neighborhoods San Diego had to offer. Only getting off at one stop (Old SD to chance trollies) we enjoyed seeing places we now know we want to go back to.

The BEST (and great) part of our tour was our first trolly guide Kaye! He was knowledgeable of not only the sites and stops but the San Diego city as a whole. He made each of the guests to his trolley feel Welcome by asking where they were from. He had “corny” jokes and stories that made the ride a wonderfully fun experience! I wish we could have stayed on his trolley the entire time!

The BAD part of the experience came next and unfortunately the ride went downhill. First, one of the nice things about the Old Trolley Tours is the fact the tickets can be bought not only at stops along the route but also ON LINE, making it convenient to purchase BEFORE boarding.

So it was disheartening to myself and other riders (and bad) when a group of 5 was allowed to board without paying, on the primase that they would pay at an upcoming stop. While I was told (by the company) that letting riders on without paying can be seen to those being picked up as showing “hospitality”, it is not and was not showing hospitality to the guests who HAD paid and gone through the process of paying. It was actually very unfair to those of us who were on the trolley for the tour and not using it as a shuttle. 2 of the 5 ladies that boarded without paying talked through the entire portion they were on. The driver had to actually ask to be more aware of others. But again, this was merely a shuttle to them so they did not adhere to the rules of the tour.

Once the 5 arrived at the stop they wanted, they disembarked and went on their way, without paying. (It was in fact a shuttle for them) Because I felt I did NOT receive the “hospitality” I deserved I contacted the company. The Old Town Trolley Tours and attractions which is owned or operated by Historic Tours of America.

The BETTER part of the experience came next; after contacting the company via chat, in several emails and by filling out a form. After a lengthy “chat” conversation I was contacted by a company representative. After several emails I was passed on to someone else and did get closer to my experience.

Because of this incident, my rating for this attraction is not as high as it would have been, BUT because they did correct the error it is higher than it would have been.

I would still recommend this experience if you are in San Diego, just be weary of people using it as a shuttle service, and being allowed to ride for free. It could ruin the experience.
Written April 25, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

anonymousQ532FO
Carlsbad4 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
It was a great way to see the popular areas of San Diego, especially you are visiting without a car. We got on the first trolley of the day in Little Italy, got off at Olde Towne, Coronado Island and Balboa Park. Took the last trolley of the day back to Little Italy. After getting the low down on the city, it helped with trip planning because we knew we wanted to go back to Balboa. Very enjoyable day and all the drivers were knowledgeable.
Written March 15, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Old Town Trolley Tours San Diego
Staycee2
Staycee2
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Great Tour
Great tour stops and guides! Great options to hop off and on at various tour stops. Truly enjoyed my stop at all lo
MrFoo33
MrFoo33
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Must do!
This is a must do for anyone who is not sure what to do. This is also great for anyone who has a limited amount of
Ingelise M
Ingelise M
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A perfect overview
The "patter" was delightful and informative. We were only in San Diego a few hours and uncertain what to do. Finall
75janicep
75janicep
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Take this tour!
Great way to see San Diego. Hop on hop off, see what you want. Loved this experience! Saw areas of San Diego we wou
677dickl
677dickl
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If you need a quick introduction to San Diego, this is the ride you need.
The Old Town Trolley (OTT) and Tour is the thing to do, to get a quick two-hour overview of San Diego and Coronado.
teresadoyle1
teresadoyle1
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Great tour!
Awesome tour! We had 3 different guide and each one was so knowledgeable and gave a great history of San Diego, we
jessicawV1405WE
jessicawV1405WE
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Amazing birthday tour!
Benjamin Louth was a fantastic tour guide and gave so much information and history of San Diego! It was my daughte
K3871HZbeverlym
K3871HZbeverlym
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Jack deserves a raise!
Hearing the history and just everything about the city was great. I have to say Jack was absolutely THE BEST! We t
jirewi
jirewi
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Fun time
The guide was knowledgeable and funny. It let us explore where we want to visit later in our own. The parking was e
loribS9725KQ
loribS9725KQ
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Best way to visit!
Love the trolley rides! Best way to see a new city. It’s always on our things to do list! Doc, Beth, and Belle did
234bobg
234bobg
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Bella did a good job.
Enjoyed the trolley route in old town to Coronado, Ca. Had another couple with us from Oregon. Bella did a excellen
Martin V
Martin V
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A great way to learn more about San Diego
Used the Trolley tour for a one-day tour of San Diego. The route itself is really interesting, covering a number o
668stephana
668stephana
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Worthwhile, Informative & Entertaining! A "Must-Do" while visiting San Diego...
Thoroughly enjoyed the information provided by the driver/guide. Jardel was not only thorough and knowledgeable, b
Adventurer783727
Adventurer783727
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City view
Great experience! Enjoyed the narration and great way to see the city. Was only in San Diego a few days and so glad
wheatonnitz
wheatonnitz
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Great Experience
The drivers and the trolley were great. The hop on hop off worked very well for our trip. The drivers gave great
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