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Review of Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego

Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego
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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
Ranked #11 of 259 Tours in San Diego
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Owner description: Discover America’s Finest City aboard Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego. This two hour, fully narrated tour will show you San Diego and Coronado with stops at Seaport Village, Old Town, the Gaslamp Quarter, Horton Plaza, Little Italy, Balboa Park and the World-Famous San Diego Zoo. With 11 stops, guests can disembark for shopping, dining and attractions. Old Town Trolley Tours has a 100% money back guarantee.
Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great way to see the City!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

This is a wonderful way to see the city and figure out where you want to go and spend more time. The drivers/entertainers were great fun. Some better than others. We loved Murray. About 10 different pick up spots. We loved stopping at Cornado and the Seaport shopping area. We loved learning the history of the city. Highly recommended!

Visited December 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

We decided to take the Trolley tour as we were only there over nite and wanted to see a bit of San Diego so the trolley tour guide was awesome with lots of information and history also quite funny. We loved going over the Colorado bridge. Didn't get a chance to stop to see anything but the tour gave us a good feeling of the city.

Visited November 2012
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Jersey, Channel Islands
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“Rather rushed in the winter months”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

We decided to do a one day Hop On Hop Off with Old Town Trolley. We left the hotel on the 9.30am shuttle expecting to go to the ticket booth to join the main Hop On Hop Off. We finally got going at 10.20am after lots of hotel stops and didn't expect to be told to be back at the same stop by 4pm to get the only hotel return shuttle - the website says 5pm!
This meant that we didn't really have time to get off anywhere to really enjoy the stops we wanted to visit.
The commentary by the drivers was of varying interest, some good some not so good. The trolleys were comfortable and not too busy.
It is quite pricey for the one day ticket and due to the short winter hours, meant that they pull the trolleys off earlier than in the summer. In some cases the last time to connect on a route is just after 2pm so it is not particularly good value for money unless you get the very first trolley out in the morning.
It was a useful way to get an oversight of the city as we were here for a very limited time but would I do it again, probably not.
The city is small enough and quiet enough to use a car with SatNav to get you to the main places of Old Town, Seaport, Coronado etc.

Visited November 2012
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic way to see San Diego with friendly informative staff, great fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Lovely the Old Town Trolley Tour.

We had only 3 days in beautiful San Diego and we would definitely recommend that you hop on and off the Trolley buses. They're a fun and reliable way to to get around and they cover most of the interesting areas.

Our kids loved driving over the Coronado Bridge in the open sided bus.

Well worth the $110 for a family of four!

Visited September 2012
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Cathedral City
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“Great fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

We have taken this tour twice and would do it again in a heartbeat. The drivers are very knowledgeable about San Diego and they all have a great sense of humor. The hop-on, hop-off feature if perfect for us-when we saw something that interested us, we got off with confidence knowing that another Trolley would be along when we were ready to move on. Great way to see a city without the hassle and expense of renting a car!

Visited July 2012
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