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San Diego City Lights Night Tour provided by Old Town Trolley Tours San Diego

San Diego City Lights Night Tour

San Diego City Lights Night Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
38
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    38
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
San Diego is known for its stunning beaches and sunny days, but on this tour, you will get the chance to see this city from a unique and lesser known perspective—at night! You'll take in romantic views of the city, cruise past notable landmarks, and experience San Diego like you never have before. See why the locals equally love their nights as much as their days in America's Finest City.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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
  • Meet for your 1.5-hour night tour of San Diego at 470 Kettner Boulevard in the city’s Seaport Village. Make sure to arrive 30 minutes before your departure time. Once you meet your guide and group for the evening, set out through the Gaslamp Quarter. This area is well known for its nightlife and Victorian architecture. Your first stop is at Balboa Park, which is one of the largest urban parks in the US. Its statues, fountains, and buildings are lit up at night and look even more spectacular at night than during the day. Next up, your guide drives you up to the Coronado Bridge and over to the Coronado Ferry Landing. Stop at the there for about 20 minutes, and take in stunning views of the city lights. Your last part of this tour happens at the Embarcadero. See the San Diego County Administration Center, the USS Midway Museum, the Star of India, and Navy aircraft carriers. Your tour ends back at your original meeting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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
  • Meet for your 1.5-hour night tour of San Diego at 470 Kettner Boulevard in the city’s Seaport Village. Make sure to arrive 30 minutes before your departure time. Once you meet your guide and group for the evening, set out through the Gaslamp Quarter. This area is well known for its nightlife and Victorian architecture. Your first stop is at Balboa Park, which is one of the largest urban parks in the US. Its statues, fountains, and buildings are lit up at night and look even more spectacular at night than during the day. Next up, your guide drives you up to the Coronado Bridge and over to the Coronado Ferry Landing. Stop at the there for about 20 minutes, and take in stunning views of the city lights. Your last part of this tour happens at the Embarcadero. See the San Diego County Administration Center, the USS Midway Museum, the Star of India, and Navy aircraft carriers. Your tour ends back at your original meeting point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5046SDNIGHT
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of San Diego at night
  • Shuttle service from Old Town (4010 Twiggs St) to/from Seaport Village, 1 hr before tour time.
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 825 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA The tour meets the Seaport Village boarding location (825 W. Harbor Drive) next to the Bay Company store. Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
Additional information
  • Check in 30 minutes prior to tour time required. Late check-in may result in forfeited reserved seat. To change or cancel reservation, you must do so 24 hours in advance by calling
  • Please dress appropriately as there may be cool temperatures at night. Part of the tour involves walking, so wear comfortable shoes.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of San Diego at night
  • Shuttle service from Old Town (4010 Twiggs St) to/from Seaport Village, 1 hr before tour time.
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 825 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA The tour meets the Seaport Village boarding location (825 W. Harbor Drive) next to the Bay Company store. Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Check in 30 minutes prior to tour time required. Late check-in may result in forfeited reserved seat. To change or cancel reservation, you must do so 24 hours in advance by calling
  • Please dress appropriately as there may be cool temperatures at night. Part of the tour involves walking, so wear comfortable shoes.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    825 W Harbor Dr
    825 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
    The tour meets the Seaport Village boarding location (825 W. Harbor Drive) next to the Bay Company store. Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
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  • Pass by
    Seaport Village
    Gaslamp Quarter
    Balboa Park
    Coronado Bridge
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    The Coronado Ferry Landing
    Stop: 20 minutes
    20-minute stop at the Coronado Ferry Landing.
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    Pass by
    Little Italy
    Star of India
    USS Midway Museum
  • You'll return to the starting point
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afk4pie
New York City, NY1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Couples
It was a nice trolly ride through the city. Beautiful scenic photo locations. Energetic and enthusiastic conductor
Written 14 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jhood
chicago1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
Susie our tour guide is the best. I highly suggest that you take the tour and have Susie educate you on the great sights of SanDiego.
Written 30 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris
4 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Susie was a wonderful driver, entertaining and kept us engaged. She shared history of the area and shared many highlights.
Written 24 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Love getting feedback from our guests! Thank you so much for sharing your vacation with us. We will be sure to share your comments with our entire team!
Written 26 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Zia C
6 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
Not at all what I expected. They zoom by the interactions I was not even really able to actually view them nor was I actually able to take pictures. Furthermore the attractions are not lit up enough for you to actually see them. So essentially the tour is a scam. COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY.
Written 11 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We were sorry to hear you did not enjoy you time on the night tour due to the fast pace. While we slow down whenever we can we are prohibited from moving too slowly or stopping when we have following traffic. We must be careful not to block or inconvenience other drivers . We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
Written 12 November 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brandon H
Carroll, NE6 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Awesome tour. Our driver "Boxcar" was a blast. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for something to do while visiting San Diego! We were visiting for a couple days and glad we made time for this!
Written 11 February 2020
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Joseph M
3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The driver we had was extremely friendly and well versed Their driving skills were extremely good and very safety minded.I give them all a100 present driving skill.
Written 15 January 2020
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Vicki K
Arcadia, CA356 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
The trolley driver was excellent he was engaging and very pleasant to all of us on his trolley. Margaret at the check in kiosk was wonderful her knowledge advise and guidance helped me realize even with a disability & cane I could take the trip. I enjoyed looking at the surroundings the lights of the night, 2 stood out Little Italy main square & Hotel Del Coronado & of course the Christmas songs we sang.
What made my trip miserable was 4 individuals on the tour with me their negative comments making fun of our singing & disrespectful of the driver. I wish I’d never spent the money time & significant effort on doing the tour. Beware
Written 31 December 2019
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Inspire32764340282
Hello Vicki, I am sorry some of the guests on the tour ruined the tour for you. We have spoken and I will be refunding your money of an unsatisfactory experience.
Written 3 January 2020
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Samantha C
1 contribution
Nov 2019
There was a festival where the pickup spot should be so I used TripAdvisor to message the company in the afternoon to find out where the tour would go from. The company said it would still be the usual pickup spot. Be aware that the address of the pickup spot does not match up with google maps and is somewhere in Seaport Village. Even the people who work in Seaport Village struggled to know where the pickup point was. When I called to ask for specific directions, the operator told me the pickup point was from a different location that night due to the festival, but no one had told me this before, either on my ticket, or in the messages exchanged earlier. I asked for a refund, and a form was sent through to me. I cannot complete this form as the format of the booking number does not match up, maybe because I booked through TripAdvisor? I have called and emailed to process my refund but no one is getting back to me. Poor communication. Would submit zero stars if I could.
Written 26 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for sharing your experience. I will be happy to help you with the refund process. Please contact me directly at 904-547-3074. By of explanation, I would have responded had I received your email. Your communication must have been misdirected. I would like to express my since regret this has happened.
Written 5 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kevin H
Mission Viejo, CA1 contribution
Tour company decided to cancel tour due to a music festival downtown. No one called or contacted me as we waited (with another group) for the tour to start. I finally called and was told that the tour was cancelled. Only after I called and specifically asked was my payment refunded.
Written 24 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I was sorry to read you were not contacted about the cancellation of the tour. I am forwarding your comments to the general manager for his review. Please let me know if I can assist with a refund. 904-547-3074
Written 5 December 2019
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Brian B
Duluth, GA3 contributions
Nov 2019
My wife and I took this tour and I learned so much! Zoo Man was our tour guide (that's what it said on the name tag at the front). He used to work for Disney and had a lot of great information and jokes. If you've never been to SD before it's good to take this at the beginning of your trip as it will familiarize you with all the spots you may want to visit ahead of time.
Written 10 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Our team loves to hear our guests feedback. Thank you for a delightful review. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 5 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Old Town Trolley Tours San Diego
JustusWestCentralMN
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High Expectations Met
We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday afternoon, Jan 22 with three wonderful drivers--Mark, Conductor Z and Looney. We u
Q744OTmarkk
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Great way to get to know San Diego!
Tour was an excellent way to learn and view San Diego. The Drivers were extremely funny and educational. The only d
marktraynor
marktraynor
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Great way to get your bearings around the city
Hop on, hop off tour with excellent drivers / tour guides. Special thanks to Tony our driver who called us back on
David B
David B
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Nice way to get a feel of the area
The tour is a really good way to get a feel of the various neighborhoods around San Diego. The tour operators are
linsoid
linsoid
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Not so family friendly
I had high expectations for this tour. We had originally planned to hop on in Old town and make a few stops along t
fayem915
fayem915
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Enjoyed our trip
Interesting to learn about the early history of San Diego. The drivers were very good about the comfort of the pas
sandrasY625CF
sandrasY625CF
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Captain Jack rocks
Captain Jack was fantastic! He worked hard at showing us all the highlights along the way and related folklore and
freddytuba
freddytuba
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Good, but
Knowledgeable driver and nice bus. I think the tour is too long, too much time on the freeway. Also, the crying k
Jwion711
Jwion711
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Friendly staff
It was hard to figure out where to get on the trolley to start the tour but once we figured it out it was a great w
AlxCdog
AlxCdog
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Great day to Trolley
Did the Trolley tours today, it couldn't have been nicer & it wasn't cold either. Not to many people at the places
christine h
christine h
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Great way to see San Diego
We booked a private trolley tour with a custom itinerary for a Family reunion in November. Everything was amazing,
nikiib2015
nikiib2015
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Perfect San Diego Outing
Drivers were very engaging and fun. Takes you to so many different areas within the city. So many opportunities f
H8760FHkimberlym
H8760FHkimberlym
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Super Experience
The conductors were awesome! Very lively and informative. I've been to San Diego many times but learned so much m
fly78guy201
fly78guy201
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Excellent Hop on Hop Off Tours
Excellent Experience, definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is coming to the San Diego Area! Absolutely love
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Educational and fun
Our tour guide was full of interesting facts about the city. He had a great personality, keeping us smiling and lau
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