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

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

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore San Diego at your own pace with a full-day ticket to ride a hop-on, hop-off trolley through the city. Simply board the trolley at your cruise ship’s port of call and visit historic landmarks and vibrant neighborhoods at eleven centrally-located stops. Get a glimpse of California’s past in Old Town then see the magnificent ships that moor at the bustling waterfront; grab a spot on a beach to watch surfers catch breaking waves, and try to spot the famous ghost at the elegant Hotel del Coronado.
  • San Diego Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Shore Excursion
  • Hop on and off at any of the eleven stops as often as you like
  • Stops are conveniently located close to all popular attractions, shops and restaurants
  • Create your own itinerary to see attractions like Old Town and Coronado at your own pace
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Local taxes
Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off at select hotels (Mission Bay Fri-Sun)
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Tour does not operate on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Historic Tours Of America
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where can I start my San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley?
A:You can begin your tour at any of our stops however, the stop at Embarcadero Marina (Stop B) is located at 1004 N. Harbor Drive along the Embarcadero near the USS Midway Museum and the cruise ship terminal.
Feb 2021
Q:
How often does the San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley come to each stop?
A:Our trolleys come by approximately every 30 minutes. Times may vary slightly due to traffic conditions and city events. Depending on demand, the time of year, day of the week, and time of day, our dispatchers often put more trolleys in the tour loop.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can I bring my stroller onboard the San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley?
A:Yes, we can accommodate strollers but they must be folded and will be stored up front with the conductor on space-available basis. Strollers in the aisle ways would constitute a safety hazard.
Feb 2021
Q:
Are the trolleys heated or air conditioned during the San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley?
A:The trolleys are open-air, so they are not heated or air-conditioned.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can I bring food or drink with me on the San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley?
A:Food and drinks are welcome. However alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.
Feb 2021
Q:
Are pets allowed on the San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley?
A:Service animals are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys. Animal species other than dogs, emotional support animals, comfort animals, companion animals, and service animals in training are not permitted.
Feb 2021
Q:
Are the trolleys handicap accessible on the San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley?
A:Yes, but please allow 24-hour advance notice to arrange for wheelchair accessibility. We will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
Feb 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley.

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star-5
Fun Day
Edith_H
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide, Tommy, was interactive with the guest and his sprinkles of humor made things more enjoyable.
star-3
Getting dropped of in...
Esiquio_B
, Aug 2021
Getting dropped of in Coronado and enjoying the beach, also dining with wife, although please view maps for drop off and board
star-5
Don’t miss out!
Kimberly_K
, Aug 2021
The trolly route was perfect! Not too long or too short. Jessica was our driver and she was awesome! She was very knowledgeable and so funny. She made it more fun than just a ride. Being able to hop on and off was great, I got to explore different places without having to drive and find parking.
star-5
A fun and relaxing carefree experience
Nia_C
, May 2021
We were able to visit multiple landmarks and interesting sites without worrying about parking or traffic. Plus, the trolley was comfortable and the conductor was kind, entertaining and knowledgeable. Great experience!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your day with us. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us.
star-5
Trip to San Diego 🤪
Yolanda_J
, May 2021
Coronado Bridge crossing, beautiful. Cold but gorgeous, and narrative was great. Very pleasant trip and nice scenery.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are glad you enjoyed your time aboard the trolley. We hope you will join us again.
star-5
Fun & Informative
Tour45369024557
, Nov 2019
Perfect way to get an overview of San Diego. The guides are very informing and give excellent recommendations of what you can do at each stop.
star-5
Beautiful drive in San Diego and the...
Martha_D
, Mar 2018
Beautiful drive in San Diego and the guides were very knowledgeable. Very nice way to see the most important sites with options to get off/on at your leisure. Highly recommended.
star-4
Was a good experience that went to...
kat
, Jun 2017
Was a good experience that went to interesting places. Would recommend this.
star-5
Really good. Would recommend this tour...
Edith V
, Nov 2016
Really good. Would recommend this tour to first timer in San Diego.
star-4
Very informative. Tour guides were...
Sharon_W
, Oct 2016
Very informative. Tour guides were very knowledgeable. My only negative is we got off and back on and had to re-listen to the tour we had already heard.

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