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Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego

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Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego
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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Tijuana, Mexico, without getting lost on this day trip from San Diego, a great choice for first-time visitors. Visit cultural attractions, sample authentic Mexican street food at a sidewalk taco stand, and do some shopping and sightseeing. Opt to walk or take public transportation and experience the city like a local. Your guide can suggest stops and adapt the itinerary to fit the needs of the group.
  • Explore San Diego’s sister city, Tijuana, without getting lost with a guide
  • See more of Tijuana in less time—ideal for first-time visitors
  • A small group tour for a personalized experience
  • Lunch and bottled water included on this San Diego tour
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Food tasting
Lunch
Local guide
Food and drinks
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

727 E San Ysidro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173, USA

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

Rtno. Sentri, Cuauhtemoc, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Passport is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Border Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego?
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
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Do not bring your car or you will have to wait about 4 hours to cross back into the U.S. You can also call an Uber if you come on your own which will save you a lot of time." See review
  • "I would recommend this tour, I never felt unsafe (so don’t believe what you hear)." See review
  • "I recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore Tijuana." See review

Reviews

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141 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Communication
michele_g
, Aug 2021
I never even started the tour. I followed all of the instructions as stated in the confirmation email. I was a 1/2 early waiting in front of McDonald’s at the border. The tour was supposed to start at 1:00 and I got to the correct pickup point at 12:30. No one showed and at 12:50 I called Viator and left a message and never heard back. A few minutes later I got a text from the tour guide telling me to meet on the Mexican side so i drove across,however, he forgot to mention to take the foot path. I texted him when I got across, they let me park at immigration, and he said I had to come to the foot path which was 4.2 miles away from my location. The only way I could get to where they were was to cross back over, park, and find the foot path- I had never been to Tijuana before and that is why I booked the tour. I don’t think he had been there either because he told me to hail a taxi or call an Uber which are non existent at the border. I asked him to give me the address in Tijuana and I could meet them there and he gave me the name of an app to put on my phone. I then tried to cross back, but the line to get back in was very long. I texted him and told him I was on my way, but he said out of respect to the others he couldn’t wait. I am back home in Fla. now and still totally disappointed that a tour guide is allowed to alter a plan at the last minute and that Viator permits this to happen.He kept saying he tried to call and I kept telling him at the border I had no service. In addition to wasting an entire day of my vacation I am now getting charged for additional texts. At the very least I want a refund.
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Awesome Experience
Paola_G
, Aug 2021
Great day trip. Tadeo was an awesome guide. Great way to get to know the city in a day and get a nice tequila tasting at the end.
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Authentic border city experience!
Richard_O
, Aug 2021
Victor and Gregorio were excellent tour guides and made sure our group of 16 were well taken care of. We learned a lot of local Tijuana history and got to experience some authentic street food and margaritas. They made sure there was time to buy cigars, tequila or souvenirs. Take the train if possible aa parking can be a challenge. We used Border Parking and walked over the bridge.
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Great Tijuana City Tour
Marlon_P
, Aug 2021
Victor and George were outstanding tour guides. They both provided a wealth of information regarding the history of Tijuana. They took us to a local restaurant for lunch and the food was delicious. The staff was also very welcoming. If you're looking to learn and do something different and then this tour is for you. The people of Tijuana are great. FYI it's a walking tour so be prepared to do alot of walking. But have great fun.
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Fun and informative.
Jamie_K
, Jul 2021
Victor was a terrific tour guide. Got to see parts of the city I otherwise would not have have seen. Very informative and made the border crossing easy.
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A wonderful experience
Nancy
, Jul 2021
Wow. You get a lot of bang for your buck on this one. Tadeo was great. You feel safe, there was a lot of info about the origins of Tijuana, we got taco lunch with drinks, we got a margarita, and tequila tasting!!!! There was a lot of info about different streets, which were beautiful and fun to see. We were also lucky enough to be able to check out a museum of the origins of Tijuana :) Highly recommend for tourists AND locals who have never been to Tijuana! I've lived in Carlsbad for 12 years and really learned a lot on this trip.
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Amazing!
Pratiba
, Jul 2021
It was a fantastic experience! We were a group of 7 women on a trip and had a blast. The tour guides were amazing and friendly.
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Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego
Adejare
, Jul 2021
The tour guide Tadeo Calles is very courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. He made the experience worthwhile for a first timer to Tijuana like us.
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Good experience.
Lisa_P
, Jul 2021
Excellent Tour Guide. Felt safe and comfortable. Points of interest were sometimes thought provoking some were beautiful. All and all it was a balanced tour.
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Tijuana Day Trip
DOUG_K
, Jul 2021
Tadeo Calles Vega was an awesome guide, he knew all about Tijuana's history and took us to see some great sites. He was very helpful and more than willing to take photo's for us. Definitely recommend him as a guide for anyone wanting to go and see Tijuana.
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