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Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego provided by Border Tours

Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego

Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego
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Tour snapshot
Visit Tijuana with a guide to help you find your way around
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Head south of the border to experience the attractions and culture of Tijuana with this small-group day trip from San Diego, ideal for first-time visitors to the border city. You'll have a guide with you to show you as you eat and shop your way through the city, all on foot.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • 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, Spanish
Highlights
  • Round-trip transfers from San Diego are included
  • Free tacos, beer, and water are provided
  • Small group sizes keep this tour intimate
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Round-trip transfers from San Diego are included
  • Free tacos, beer, and water are provided
  • Small group sizes keep this tour intimate
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 28758P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • 727 E San Ysidro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173, USA Front Doors of McDonald's *Border Regulations it may change the meeting point (customer will be advice)*
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Passport is required
  • Border Regulations it may change the meeting point (Customer will be advice)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • 727 E San Ysidro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173, USA Front Doors of McDonald's *Border Regulations it may change the meeting point (customer will be advice)*
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Retorno Sentri, Rtno Sentri, Cuauhtemoc, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico Just near to the Border in the Side of Mexico so you can just cross the Border to US.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Passport is required
  • Border Regulations it may change the meeting point (Customer will be advice)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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
54 reviews
Excellent
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maria s
1 contribution
Couples
The description on getting to Tijuana isn’t accurate. It should inform you that you have to cross the border on your own prior. (Not dangerous) However, our tour guide Victor was amazing. He texted me prior to getting to the border and waited right outside of the Mexican side. Victor took his time to explain the city to us and you can tell how passionate he was about his city. He made us feel at ease and really see through the eyes of the locals. Thank you, Victor for a fun experience!
Written December 5, 2021
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Amy L
13 contributions
Friends
I took this tour with a friend. Neither of us had been to Tijuana in many, many, (many!) years and decided a guide was the way to go. There were 11 people in the group total, luckily a great mix of folks. Our tour guide, Jocelyn (sorry if I misspelled her name!) was incredible. Very knowledgeable and made sure everyone was getting everything they wanted and needed during the tour. We crossed the border, took a van for a short trip to center and then walked to experience the many things Tijuana has to offer - museums, church, arch, shops, art, ate delicious tacos, and took in amazing views of the city. She stayed with the group until we got the front of the line to cross the border back into the US. She was amazing and made the tour even better. I highly recommend this tour if you’ve never been to Tijuana before or I’d like me, it’s been a long time. It helped reorient me so I can make the trip without a guide again :). It’s a lot of walking so bring comfy shoes and your patience for crossing back into the US. It’s a lot quicker if you have Sentry. But it wasn’t that long of a wait overall (on a Saturday, late afternoon).
Written January 19, 2020
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Earl D.S.
Rialto, CA1 contribution
The success of this tour is due to rich-experienced tour guides. It was very comfortable just to walk around instead of being crowded on a bus for a city tour. The spots visited have their own unique charm as I gained experience from the tour; I would gladly do this again.
Written September 3, 2021
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Adriana B
6 contributions
Couples
My boyfriend and I enjoyed a fun day in Tijuana filled with tasting the best street tacos, tequila, and Caesar Salads. Did you know the Caesar salad was made in Tijuana?! Amazing.
We met our tour guide, Tadeo, on the border of Mexico (adhering to COVID guidelines), and our day started with learning about the many historic areas of the city and how modern-day Tijuana came to be. Tadeo was incredibly informative of the city’s history AND where to find the best tacos. We were able to visit Playas de Tijuana in addition to other artsy areas of the city.
This was an exciting, yet COVID safe day trip!
Written November 18, 2020
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Raymond S
Motherwell3 contributions
Had a great day out with our very knowlegable giude. On the visit to Tijuana we were guided by Javier whose insight into his city was extensive and clearly broadened my knowledge of the city. Javier quickly guided us through customs both ways, in fact it only too 15 minutes to return to the USA. Tried the local beers, ate some Tacos, visited a Tequila shop and sampled a few of the hundreds on display. If you are down that way its worth a visit, its safe and you re in good hands.
Written January 15, 2020
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Freedom147869
3 contributions
Couples
This was the greatest tour I have taken.
We were the only 2 on the Tour but I really believe it would have been just as great with 20 people, our guide was Javier (really hope the spelling is correct) This young man was very proud of his country and knowledgeable as well. There was walking but he adjusted to our pace and took us to place I'm sure we would have missed.
I have to say that on leaving Tijuana we took a new view of the city and left a friend behind.

Anyone thinking about the Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego should do it first off but I would demand Javier as the guide. This place is not the same as 20 years ago that in the culture.
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Written March 19, 2020
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CrisB
2 contributions
Solo
Greg, the guide, was super knowledgeable and gave me a lot of historical as well as current info on Tijuana. The afternoon felt really safe. We got to visit many different areas. Lunch was also very tasty. I am vegetarian and he was able to accommodate for that. I will go back with my kids.
Written October 21, 2021
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Jia Ying L
6 contributions
We had Victor as a tour guide and he was great!! Due to covid, we had to meet on the Mexico side of the border which was really simple as Victor was waiting for us. We spent 4-5 hours walking around Tijuana, learning about the history and eating street food. Would highly recommend if you plan on visiting Tijuana for the day!!

Without Victor, we would have had no idea what to do in Tijuana. Thank you!!
Written June 3, 2021
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Vanshika
2 contributions
I took the Tijuana Local Walking Tour from San Diego
and it was a great experience! Both Tadeo and Fernando are absolutely amazing. They are very passionate and knowledgeable about places and their history. The tour included tacos, margaritas and tequila tasting. It was very well planned and we saw all the landmarks of Tijuana.
I strongly recommend this tour. It was worth every minute!
Written July 8, 2021
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Aileen H
Banff, Canada23 contributions
Friends
Tadeo was the best! My sis and I decided to do this tour and we had to meet Tadeo in Mexico after crossing the border by foot - to be honest, we were scared but the instructions from Fernando was very clear and it was easy to get thru the border. Plus we met so many cool people during this tour and sooo glad we did this. I would recommend to anyone interested in checking out TJ and trying good food/drinks! Thanks Tadeo~
Written July 25, 2021
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ERICK H
ERICK H
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Amazing experience with great people
Was a little nervous about going into Mexico but Alex and Javi are amazing tour guides and made us feel very safe..
Lisaloves2Vaca
Lisaloves2Vaca
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If you have NEVER been to Tijuana.
Great experience/exposure if you have NEVER been to Tijuana. Humberto & Victor were wonderful! They treated everyo
Ryan_Pineau
Ryan_Pineau
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Easy way to see Tijuana
Humberto was an awesome tour guide who kept a good pace with lots of breaks at appropriate times. Got to see around
dig_a_little_deeper
dig_a_little_deeper
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You won’t have regrets.
Humberto was an excellent tour guide who was very knowledgeable, funny, and welcoming. Loved learning the history a
Kara H
Kara H
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Worth your time!!
This was an amazing experience! The past reviews are definitely accurate. I was most worried about the meeting poin
Christopher L
Christopher L
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Rate this tour very highly indeed
Super day out, Well worth it and our tour guide was very informative and made us feel safe. Lots to see and learn!
demite65
demite65
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Nice Time
Great history lesson of Tijuana. Guide was very nice and informative. Need a better description on meeting place. I
588kellys
588kellys
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Wonderful way to see Tijuana and get a real feel for their culture.
This was a wonderful way to see Tijuana. Our guide,Tadeo, added another guide to the group because of the size. One
Tzbroker
Tzbroker
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Tijuana Food Tasting. AMAZING!
Alex was amazing! Great communication from the very start. Took my daughter and I for amazing cuisine, and incred
Denise S
Denise S
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Tip toe to Tijuana . A fun Quick day trip to Tijuana
My tour guide Tadeo was fun and very knowledgeable about Tijuana and all the places to go . We enjoyed great drinks
regisp855
regisp855
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Experience the culture of an amazing city.
I enjoyed the people, the shopping, the food, the energy of the city. Our guide,Tadeo, was full of energy and excit
Cindy I
Cindy I
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Only had a day to spend in Tijuana and Tadeo was the perfect guide. Made our first trip memorable! Would highly recommend.
We had a wonderful experience. Tadeo was an extraordinary guide. Constant communication before we arrived and very
Cmickey1963
Cmickey1963
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Tadeo our guide made the trip fun and safe. He was always keeping a close eye making sure we were having a good time
I learned things I didn't know about Ti Juana. Tadeo was a lot of fun. Met 3 new people outside of my friends and
halo02201121
halo02201121
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A must!
This was an awesome tour. We LOVED our guide Gregorio. He was so good at telling us the history of Tijuana as wel
anthonydO9123BS
anthonydO9123BS
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Taco tour
My tour guide victor was nice and talkative. Our group was very interesting. We took pictures of nice locations an
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