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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

  • San Diego hop-on hop-off trolley tour allows you to plan your own itinerary
  • The trolley route includes 10 stops near top attractions, shops, and restaurants 
  • Live commentary from a guide helps you learn about San Diego
San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
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1-Day Pass
Unlimited use on San Diego Hop-on Hop-off Tour for one calendar day.
From US$39.95
2-Day Pass
Unlimited use on San Diego Hop-on Hop-off Tour for two consecutive calendar days.
From US$69.90

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 1- or 2-day pass, allows you to travel your own itinerary at your own pace. Along with 10 stops around the city, it also includes guided commentary and large, open windows.

What to Expect

Climb aboard the trolley at any of its 10 stopping points (see Itinerary below) any time during its normal operating hours. Trolleys come to each stop about every 30 minutes. Choose either a 1- or 2-day pass, depending on your plans.

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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Reviewed yesterday

This was the best way to see the San Diego area ... very easy and convenient. The tour guides were awesome and helpful.

Thank MsQBO
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Ok but not the greatest.

I’ve been on many tours. Typically I really enjoy them and I do see some value in this tour. The tour guide that we had was a very sweet an knowledgeable older man. However I I had to do it over again I may have...More

Thank AhartAK
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great way to see the city

We had 2 days in San Diego so decided this was the best way to see what we could...only wish we had more time...almost every stop offered something to see and not enough time to see it. Drivers were fantastic, especially Alex who was really...More

Thank Todd R
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great way to see San Diego

If here for a few days go with hop on hop off. Best way to see the area. The tour guides are fun and give lots of info about the area. We were on it for 3 days and learned so much. We had lots...More

2  Thank Stiegjl
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great way to see San Diego

This was our best day in San Diego starting with the free shuttle from the Handlery Hotel to the trolley starting point. The entire tour was very entertaining and we learned much about San Diego and its history. All the drivers were very entertaining and...More

1  Thank 04ROADKING78
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