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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

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Overview

Explore some of the top highlights of San Diego with your or or two day trolley pass (depending on option selected) for the city’s Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour. Choose your own adventure as you get on and off the trolley at any of the 11 included stops, covering famous sights including the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Cruise Ship Terminal, Little Italy, and many more. This San Diego trolley tour also features live commentary from the on-board guide during your ride.
  • Ride the San Diego Trolley
  • Hop on and off at any of the 11 stops as often as you like
  • Stops are conveniently located close to all popular attractions, shops and restaurants
  • Create your own itinerary to see the most popular sights of San Diego
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San Diego Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
Local taxes
Live commentary on board
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.
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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Get around the easy way with this trolley tour of San Diego, enjoying convenient access to 11 of the city’s top tourist sights with this one- or two-day pass. This vintage transport method, offering comprehensive access to some of San Diego’s best attractions, is a convenient way to get around without breaking the bank.

Climb aboard the trolley at any of its 11 convenient stopping points (see Itinerary below) any time during its normal operating hours. Trolleys come to each stop every 30 minutes. One of the many sights you can visit during the course of your ride 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 along the way for the world-famous San Diego Zoo, which houses a virtual Noah’s Ark of wildlife, the USS Midway and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. 

It's the perfect way to get around during your next visit to San Diego.
Itinerary
Duration: 
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  Times vary depending on season. Currently operating 9:00am to 5 pm (last tour departs Old Town at 3 pm); Trolleys arrive at each boarding location approximately every 20 minutes. Guests will be given brochures when they begin the tour and can refer to the schedules printed in the brochure to see the first tour time, last tour time, and last re-boarding time at each boarding location. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
4010 Twiggs St
Stop A: Old Town State Park - Stop A is located at the entrance to the Historic State Park and Old Town Market, featuring over 40 specialty gift shops. Across the street is the historic Immaculate Conception Church.
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Stop B: Maritime Museum & Star of India - Stop B is located on the Embarcadero. Across the street is the Waterfront Park and County Administration building.
1004 N Harbor Dr
Stop C: Embarcadero Marina - Stop C is located at 1004 N. Harbor Drive along the Embarcadero near the USS Midway Museum and the cruise ship terminal. The San Diego Visitor Information Center is also located at this stop.
Seaport Village
Stop D: Seaport Village - Stop D is located on the east side of Seaport Village next to the Bay Company.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Stop E: Marriott Marquis and Marina - Stop E is located in the front of the Marriott Hotel at the Waterfall.
Horton Grand Hotel
Stop F: Historic Gaslamp Quarter - Stop G is located next to the Horton Grand Hotel at the corner of 4th street and Island Avenue across the street from the historic William Heath Davis House.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Stop G: Petco Park/East Convention Center/Hilton Bayfront - Stop H is located on East Harbor Drive, under the pedestrian bridge.
National Avenue & Cesar E. Chavez Parkway
Stop H: Barrio Logan - Stop I is located at the Mercado del Barrio in the heart of Barrio Logan. Next to the stop is Attitude Brewing Co.
Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
Stop I: World-renown beach resort hotel with access to one of the top 10 beaches in the Country
1107 Orange Ave
Stop J: Coronado/Orange Avenue - Stop J is located at Mc P’'s Irish Pub & Grill on Orange Avenue, the main shopping and dining area of Coronado. Hotel Del Coronado is 2 blocks south. The Coronado Beach is approximately 2 blocks away.
2185 Presidents Way
Stop K: Balboa Park - Stop K is located in the heart of Balboa Park near the corner of President's Way and Pan American Rd. behind the Organ Pavilion Parking Lot.
1602 India St
Stop L: Little Italy - Stop L is located in the heart of Little Italy, next to Buon Appetito.
Points of interest passed by on this route
Balboa Park
 
Seaport Village
 
San Diego Zoo
 
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
 
Coronado Visitor Center
 
El Prado
 
San Diego Air & Space Museum
 
Old Town Trading Company
 
Gaslamp Quarter
 
Little Italy
 
Casa de Estudillo
 
The Coronado Ferry Landing
 
Piazza Basilone
 
Our Lady of the Rosary Church
 
Barrio Logan
 
Chicano Park
 
Martin Luther King Jr Promenade
 
  • 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
  • Emotional support animals or pets are not allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?
A:You can begin your tour at any of our stops listed.
Feb 2021
Q:
How often does the San Diego Tour: 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 may often add more trolleys.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can I bring my stroller onboard the San Diego Tour: 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 Tour: 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 Tour: 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 Tour: 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 Tour: 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 sanitization during San Diego Tour: 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 Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The restaurant in Little Italy as worth every penny and not expensive." See review
  • "I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the city, but it’s equally enjoyable for locals." See review
  • "You can get off and on at your whim to explore the area, it was a very enjoyable day." See review

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star-5
Best way to sightsee in SD
Kristin_K
, Jun 2022
The trolley was such a convenient way to get around and hear about historic spots in San Diego. All of the tour guides brought their own unique personality and humor which was a highlight as well. We really enjoyed it. Jessica, Scotty, Goose and Vinnie were all fabulous.
star-5
Fun times!
Michele_L
, Jun 2022
It was very informative and gave us an idea of where we wanted to go back to. Balboa Park, Coronado and Seaport Village and stroll through the gaslight district for some amazing food choices.
star-3
Nice tour, Captain Bob...
Svetoslav_B
, Jun 2022
Nice tour, Captain Bob ang Goose - excellent guides. There was a guide -Dave who did dangerous driving, overhead us talking another language and started throwing insults at us and when I told him that was rude of him he jump out of the bus looking for a fight. I don't know how the company keeps such people.
star-5
Loved it.
Deborah_G
, Jun 2022
We took our 2 kids 10 and 8 on this tour. They had a good time walking around. They loved Coronado bay and walking around the beach . There is a lot to see. We didn’t get to do it all in 1 day.
star-5
Learned so much!
Doug_A
, Jun 2022
Great personality of each driver. Learned alot about the history of San Diego,..,.............=rrrfgjjjhhds d ujjj gf Thu jj gjjv tf f g
star-5
Fantastic
Michele_T
, Jun 2022
I would highly recommend going on this tour! It was fantastic! We enjoyed seeing all the sites along the way! I love the fact that you can get on and off at any time. I never realized that their was so much to see here! I would do it again in a heartbeat!
star-5
Would do this again in a heartbeat❣️
Carolyn_B
, Jun 2022
I don’t normally do tours when I’m traveling but this was such a great experience. I loved that you could jump on and jump off in all of the hotspots and you had no time limit except to catch the last shuttle at the end of the day. The trolley drivers were very knowledgeable and I would do this again in a heartbeat❣️
star-5
Hopped off!!
Patti_T
, Jun 2022
Love seeing city and then deciding where to stop..a2-day pass makes sense if you have time! Enjoy your views of San Diego and Coronado!
star-5
Gelato and white sand beach
Laurie_V
, Jun 2022
Coronado Island was beautiful and so relaxing. The tour drivers were fun and informative. We learned some new and interesting history about San Diego area.
star-4
Great way to see San Diego with limited time.
LeaAnne_D
, Jun 2022
Hotel Del Coronado was splendid. We enjoyed all the sights including the bay, Little Italy and Old Town. It was a beautiful day.
star-2
Slow service and poor food
cynthiaw530
, Jun 2022
Was a huge disappointment and not worth the price tag. We dined outside and the deck bar railing was exactly at everyone’s eye level interrupting the views. Food service extremely slow starting at 830 and very poor quality. “Salad” was only half stalk romaine and no dressing. Entree of fish was cold and rubbery with very dry rice. If we hadn’t met such nice guests seated next to us, it would have been a miserable experience.
star-5
Great time on the Trolley
Donna_H
, Jun 2022
We enjoyed Balboa Park and old Towne San Diego. Our tour guides Vinnie and Benjamin were excellent. Loved seeing the city of Coronda and all the old buildings and architectural past eras
star-5
Great way to see San...
Maria1514
, Jun 2022
Great way to see San Diego in 2 days. The staff were friendly & helpful especially Jack our tour guide. We will definitely use Viator for our future visits.
star-4
Worth the $ and time
GAIL_A
, Jun 2022
Excellent tour guide! Informative, friendly,and very careful driver.HOWIE was awesome! He was also very professional in dealing with a lousy parent who had a very disruptive child who was loud and not being seated. HOWIE was inmpressive on how he handled situation
star-5
Around town.
Glenda_F
, Jun 2022
This is a good way to see the whole city and learn about areas you want to visit. The guides were very informative about history of each area.
star-5
San Diego Trolley Experience
David_G
, Jun 2022
The trolley conductors Bob, Jack, deb, Benjamin were excellent tour guides. They were all very courteous to the passengers. They showed really close to time and tried to stay on schedule for the stops. The whole experience was very positive from getting checked in to riding the trolleys. I will definitely use them again. This is the third experience that I have had with Viator they know how to get it done.
star-5
Conductor Kaye was an...
charity_w
, Jun 2022
Conductor Kaye was an excellent tour guide. We had so much fun and learned a lot about San Diego. Great way to see the city.
star-5
A great experience
Patricia_P
, Jun 2022
The guides were great! We loved the idea of being able to get on and off throughout the tour. It was very entertaining.
star-5
Relaxing Trip
Lori_G
, Jun 2022
Great trip on the bus! Informative guide and a chance to see major attractions in Sandiego. I would highly recommend the Hop on Hop off bus experiance.
star-4
Interesting and fun.
Adam_P
, Jun 2022
It was nice to see everything but the Seaside Village and Coronado were our favorites. It was a little chilly and windy when we went on the freeway though.

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