San Diego

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
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered 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

What's Included

  • Local taxes
  • Live commentary on board
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour does not operate on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

Opening hours

  • 3/18/2024 - 3/24/2024
  • 3/18/2024 - 3/24/2024
  • 3/25/2024 - 3/31/2024
  • 3/25/2024 - 3/31/2024
  • 4/1/2024 - 4/7/2024
  • 4/1/2024 - 4/7/2024
  • 4/8/2024 - 4/14/2024
  • 4/8/2024 - 4/14/2024
  • 4/15/2024 - 4/21/2024
  • 4/15/2024 - 4/21/2024
  • 4/15/2024 - 4/21/2024
  • 4/22/2024 - 4/28/2024
  • 4/22/2024 - 4/28/2024
  • 4/22/2024 - 4/28/2024
  • 4/29/2024 - 5/5/2024
  • 4/29/2024 - 5/5/2024
  • 5/6/2024 - 5/12/2024
  • 5/6/2024 - 5/12/2024
  • 5/6/2024 - 5/12/2024
  • 5/13/2024 - 5/19/2024
  • 5/13/2024 - 5/19/2024
  • 5/20/2024 - 5/26/2024
  • 5/20/2024 - 5/26/2024
  • 5/27/2024 - 6/2/2024
  • 5/27/2024 - 6/2/2024
  • 5/27/2024 - 6/2/2024
  • 5/27/2024 - 6/2/2024
  • 6/3/2024 - 6/9/2024
  • 6/3/2024 - 6/9/2024
  • 6/3/2024 - 6/9/2024
  • 6/10/2024 - 6/16/2024
  • 6/10/2024 - 6/16/2024
  • 6/10/2024 - 6/16/2024
  • 6/17/2024 - 6/23/2024
  • 6/17/2024 - 6/23/2024
  • 6/24/2024 - 6/30/2024
  • 6/24/2024 - 6/30/2024
  • 6/24/2024 - 6/30/2024
  • 7/1/2024 - 7/7/2024
  • 7/1/2024 - 7/7/2024
  • 7/1/2024 - 7/7/2024
  • 7/8/2024 - 7/14/2024
  • 7/8/2024 - 7/14/2024
  • 7/8/2024 - 7/14/2024
  • 7/15/2024 - 7/21/2024
  • 7/15/2024 - 7/21/2024
  • 7/22/2024 - 7/28/2024
  • 7/22/2024 - 7/28/2024
  • 7/29/2024 - 8/4/2024
  • 7/29/2024 - 8/4/2024
  • 7/29/2024 - 8/4/2024
  • 8/5/2024 - 8/11/2024
  • 8/5/2024 - 8/11/2024
  • 8/5/2024 - 8/11/2024
  • 8/5/2024 - 8/11/2024
  • 8/12/2024 - 8/18/2024
  • 8/12/2024 - 8/18/2024
  • 8/12/2024 - 8/18/2024
  • 8/19/2024 - 8/25/2024
  • 8/19/2024 - 8/25/2024
  • 8/19/2024 - 8/25/2024
  • 8/26/2024 - 9/1/2024
  • 8/26/2024 - 9/1/2024
  • 8/26/2024 - 9/1/2024
  • 9/2/2024 - 9/8/2024
  • 9/9/2024 - 9/15/2024
  • 9/16/2024 - 9/22/2024
  • 9/23/2024 - 9/29/2024
  • 9/30/2024 - 10/6/2024
  • 9/30/2024 - 10/6/2024
  • 9/30/2024 - 10/6/2024
  • 9/30/2024 - 10/6/2024
  • 10/7/2024 - 10/13/2024
  • 10/7/2024 - 10/13/2024
  • 10/7/2024 - 10/13/2024
  • 10/14/2024 - 10/20/2024
  • 10/14/2024 - 10/20/2024
  • 10/21/2024 - 10/27/2024
  • 10/21/2024 - 10/27/2024
  • 10/28/2024 - 11/3/2024
  • 10/28/2024 - 11/3/2024
  • 10/28/2024 - 11/3/2024
  • 11/4/2024 - 11/10/2024
  • 11/4/2024 - 11/10/2024
  • 11/4/2024 - 11/10/2024
  • 11/4/2024 - 11/10/2024
  • 11/11/2024 - 11/17/2024
  • 11/11/2024 - 11/17/2024
  • 11/11/2024 - 11/17/2024
  • 11/18/2024 - 11/24/2024
  • 11/25/2024 - 12/1/2024
  • 11/25/2024 - 12/1/2024
  • 11/25/2024 - 12/1/2024
  • 11/25/2024 - 12/1/2024
  • 12/2/2024 - 12/8/2024
  • 12/9/2024 - 12/15/2024
  • 12/16/2024 - 12/22/2024
  • 12/23/2024 - 12/29/2024
  • 12/23/2024 - 12/29/2024
  • 12/23/2024 - 12/29/2024
  • 12/30/2024 - 1/5/2025
  • 1/6/2025 - 1/12/2025
  • 1/13/2025 - 1/19/2025
  • 1/20/2025 - 1/26/2025
  • 1/27/2025 - 2/2/2025
  • 2/3/2025 - 2/9/2025
  • 2/10/2025 - 2/16/2025
  • 2/17/2025 - 2/23/2025
  • 2/24/2025 - 3/2/2025
  • 3/3/2025 - 3/9/2025
  • 3/10/2025 - 3/16/2025
  • 3/17/2025 - 3/23/2025

What To Expect

Old Town Trolley Tour of San Diego

11 Stops

22 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: Times vary depending on season. Operates 9:00am to 6 pm (last tour departs Old Town at 4 pm) from March 11-October 29th; Operates 9:00am to 5 pm (last tour departs Old Town at 3 pm) from October 30th-March 10th; 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

San Diego

1004 N Harbor Dr

825 W Harbor Dr

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

480 Fourth Ave

855 E Harbor Dr

1113 Cesar E. Chavez Pkwy

1107 Orange Ave

2175 Presidents Way

1605 India St

Points of interest passed by on this route

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Old Town Trading Company

Casa de Estudillo

Old Town San Diego

USS Midway Museum

Maritime Museum of San Diego

San Diego Visitor Information Center

Tuna Harbor Park

Seaport Village

The Headquarters at Seaport

Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego Convention Center

Petco Park

Coronado Bridge

Coronado Beach

Balboa Park

San Diego Air & Space Museum

El Prado

Museum of Us

Little Italy

Barrio Logan

Maritime Museum of San Diego

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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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

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Reviews

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Fun, relaxed, and informational in ONE!
Louise_J, Feb 2024
We did the hop-on and off tour. We saw what we wanted and was not rushed at all. learned a lot of SD history from drivers. Really was worth it!!! Sorry- was unable to post pics!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time! Thank you for sharing your experience here. Come and visit us again!
Great narration Great way...
Debra_M, Jan 2024
Great narration Great way to see the highlights Love the hop on hop off experience. Have done the same in other cities.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
We're glad you had a great time! Thank you for the review!
Problem redeeming tickets -
Cynthia, Oct 2023
Had a hard time finding the tickets on my phone when I went to the Trolley Booth. The e-mail did not take me to them, and the cashier said they frequently had a hard time with Viator purchases. A supervisor had to enter my reservation number into his system to find them. I noticed later they had sent me a message with the bar code, which I did not notice until later. The trolley ride was great - loved going over the Cornado Bridge, and the driver/guides were excellent and fun.
Great tour of San Diego
Teresa_H, Sep 2023
For my first time visiting, deeing the different sites and learning about San Diego's history throughout the tour made for a memorable experience.
Fun in San Diego
Elizabeth_T, Aug 2023
I was in San Diego for two days, so the Hop on Hop Off was perfect to see all the different parts of this beautiful city. Plus hear the history about all the sections. Nice options of where to walk around or not.
Great excursion--got to see lots of San Diego
Barb_E, Mar 2023
Loved getting to see different parts of San Diego, and being able to get off and on when I wanted. We didn't have to wait very long for a trolley, even when they had to send an additional one.
Great tour
Brenda_Z, Dec 2022
The guides made the trip describing the area and entertaining us during the trip. Boeing able to get off if something interested us and getting on the next bus was great
Great trip, good for...
Elizabeth_P, Aug 2022
Great trip, good for those with limited mobility. The history bits were good and the drivers were great
Please customer service training for “Conductor Jack”
Dale_T, Jun 2022
It was a good tour until “Conductor Jack” started berating my mother about listening to him on the tour. The problem is the information could have been conveyed in a couple of words but was instead delivered in a rant directed at my mother. My family and I (8 passengers) had to exit the vehicle and wait for another trolley (20 minutes.) I have never been treated so poorly as a customer. More training needed.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hello, Please accept our apologies for the experience you had with our CASTmember. I have forwarded your comments to the General Manager for his review. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website, trolley tours dot com, under the subheading "our guarantee".
Great sights, guide, stops
Cathleen_F, May 2022
Tour was fabulous. Highly recommend. Fun for all. Great pickups. Easy boarding. Guide very friendly and knowedgeable.
San Diego Trolley Tour
MaryC_W, May 2022
I fell in love with San Diego on this trolley tour. Fascinating history & awesome neighborhoods. All fun!
Beautiful San Diego
Linda_B, May 2022
The narration was very enlightening and being able to get off at stops that interested us. Have been to San Diego many times but finally got to know the heart of that city through the Trolley tour! Loved Hotel Del Coronado as we haven't been there in over 25 years and it still mesmermizes us as the location is just beautiful!
This was a great way to...
Natalie_L, Apr 2022
This was a great way to see The popular areas of the city. I suggest hopping off at some of your most interested stops and taking time to explore them for an hour or so.
Highly recommend
Miguel_C, Mar 2022
Recommend you take the trolley to go discover several parts of San Diego all in one day. This allows you to get to know popular locations. Then one can visit later if want. Treated very well. Informative. Start early and research places you want to spend more time at. Must do.
Fun Day
Edith_H, Sep 2021
Our tour guide, Tommy, was interactive with the guest and his sprinkles of humor made things more enjoyable.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.

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