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Tijuana Toe Dip: Day Trip from San Diego

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Tijuana Toe dip day trip from San Diego
  • 5 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Spend the day exploring Tijuana’s culture and history on this guided tour from San Diego. You’ll make the most of your visit to this border town by traveling with a guide, who provides navigation and in-depth commentary. Highlights include the Plaza Santa Cecilia, the Tijuana Arch, the History Museum, the city market, Pasaje Rodriguez, and others.
  • Traditional Mexican lunch and drinks included
  • Commentary on Tijuana’s changing culture and history
  • Small group of just 12 people or fewer
  • Round-trip transportation from San Diego

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Round-trip Transportation to Mexico
  • Personalized Local Guide
  • Extra Personal Expenses
  • Tip for your local guide

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

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

    "San Ysidro Trolley Station", Front doors of McDonald's Border Regulations it may change the meeting point (Customer will be advice)

End point

  • Rtno Sentri 1462, Cuauhtemoc, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

    Mexico Side of the Border

What To Expect

Tijuana Arch (Pass By)

Pasaje Rodriguez (Pass By)

Museo Del Coleccionista De Tijuana (Pass By)

Avenida Revolucion (Pass By)

El Popo Market (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Border Regulations it may change the meeting point (Customer will be advice)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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60 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 60 reviews
A welcome to Tijuana
Eric_B, Apr 2024
We were well looked after. Diego walked us quickly from our meeting point in the U.S. to the Mexican side of the border where Carlos met us. Carlos shared his knowledge of and passion for Tijuana. Besides buildings both new and historic, we had time to sample tequila, local sweets, craft beer and some delicious tacos. We also had time to purchase a few items to remember our pleasant and informative afternoon. Carlos looked after us well from start to finish. This was a great introduction to Tijuana and northern Baja California.
Great 5 stars
Anonymous, Apr 2024
Good accomodating tour was really great experience.Victor was an awesome and smart tour guide.Food was good and drink was lit
Teen friendly adventure
Serena_M, Apr 2024
I had been to Tijuana myself a few times but wanted to bring my 14 yo daughter for her first time to Mexico and felt safer having a guide. We walked across the border and had a great day with excellent lunch and my teenager felt safe and well taken care of being in a new environment for the first time. Our guide was great and we saw many great spots downtown.
Tijuana Rocks
Hope_P, Apr 2024
Victor was awesome. We enjoyed the tour. It was perfect for my family. We learned about history saw a lot of culture. The weather was perfect. Victor was with us every step of the way! Definitely recommend
victor was amazing in...
Carol_K, Feb 2024
victor was amazing in providing an authentic experience and ensuring the tour was at the right pace for our group. There was great pre-tour communication
Great day in a foreign country
allisonvanlent, Feb 2024
Had a wonderful time with Victor as our tour guide. I felt safe the entire trip and I learned a lot. Highly recommend!
A Fun and Amazing Experience
Terron_S, Feb 2024
The reviews are good because this trip is a great idea. Yes, you will have to walk across the border. Yes, it may seam intimidating; however, you will realize that so many people do this, so just follow the crowd. Marisol was my tour guide in Mexico. We enjoyed walking around with someone who knew the area. We also enjoyed the lunch, tequila tasting, and her knowledge of the area. I recommend you book this tour if you are an adult and it's your first time in the area.
Victor Garcia is the best guide ever
Celestine, Jan 2024
I really love I hear in Tijuana! Victor is a caring, kind and passionate guide, he is a well known guide born and raised in the beautiful city of Tijuana, I had a really good experience with him. Definitely will come back to Tijuana in the near future, it’s the best part of San Diego trip!
Tijuana Day Trip
Vanessa_A, Jan 2024
First things first… most likely you’ll have to cross the border yourself, however, was easy peezy, no wait time. This was also a Tuesday. Locals do say entering back into the US can be a wait, but ours was about 20 min and may seem intimidating, but def not a big deal. I wish we were able to get our stamps haha. As far as the tour, Marisol was great and knowledgeable. She was a local herself, hence why we had to meet her on the Mexico side. Also, side note, there are a lot of people that want to sell something or ask for money, especially on the line back to the U.S., but just ignore them, they’ll go away lol. The more you engage, the more they’ll be around. Walking around the market was a great experience. Maybe a little more time to purchase and look around would be great. Candy store was also awesome. The local shops are quick to provide you samples as well. Tequila tasting was great; he was very welcoming and had great personality. We purchased a bottle of tequila as well as candies from the shops - you can bring many things across the border, just ask your guide if you’re hesitant. We ate at a taco spot that was awesome. It wasn’t the initial place the guide mentioned, but that one was closed due to weather the day before. But honestly, it didn't matter. Parking at the trolley station was easy and reasonable pricing - LAZ Parking - like a block away from the walking route to the border. Also, a currency exchange stand was right in front where there is no minimum! But a lot of the stores in Tijuana take American dollars and cards. Overall, I would recommend this tour.
the best way to experience Tijuana and Mexico for the first time.
Jo_H, Jan 2024
We were not sure if we were going to include a trip to Tijuana as part of our USA vacation, with some worries about visa technicalities of getting there and getting back. So we thought that it may be better if we did Tijuana with a tour, to take care of some of our worries. We are so glad we did, we had so much fun and our guide, Humberto, was amazing. He was so knowledgeable on pretty much all Tijuana and also Mexican history. He also played translator and took us to some very interesting places that we would not have gone to if we weren’t on the tour. it really was the best way to experience Tijuana and Mexico for the first time.
Great time
JOSE_F, Jan 2024
The guide was real cool and laid back went with my wife it was a nice date definitely worth it. He took us to tequila tasting, check out the historic market where we tried crickets and cheese, also took us to have authentic street tacos
The best experience ever.
Hassy_B, Dec 2023
Humberto was the best. He was patient, he take us around to see many places. He answer every question we have. I recommend this tour and I will definitely do it again.
A wonderful day with Victor
Sandy_L, Dec 2023
Everything went very smoothly, had amazing time with your guide Victor in Tijuana! He was very funny, great story telling , caring and brought us to some hidden gems.
Good day trip to Tijuana
Milena_B, Nov 2023
Marisol was a great guide. She told us the history, showed us around, explained everything and answered all our questions!
Fun Mexico mini-trip!
AzizaH, Sep 2023
It was a great mini trip to Tijuana. Definitely recommend if you're in San Diego and you have time. You get to try some new foods, drink tequila, and shop at the stores. It's a good, quick trip if you want to see the greatest hits of Tijuana but are scared to do it alone or just don't have a lot of time. Walking across the border to/from the excursion was a bit hairy, won't lie, but it was fine and it's mostly people just asking you for money, nothing dangerous. I would recommend this tour. Lots of great photo ops, too!
Great walking tour!
Somu_G, Sep 2023
We had a wonderful experience at this trip. Marisol went above and beyond to make sure we are well informed at each step of the tour on what’s going on; she made sure we were always together and safely navigated us through every step and also was very helpful with all requests. Thanks to her for helping us have a memorable trip!
Take the Toe Dip Tour
Vandela_P, Jul 2023
This was a wonderful way to experience Tijuana, our tour guide Victor, was so knowledgeable, answering all of our questions that ranged from food, to history, and current events for a well rounded encounter with the city. I highly recommend this tour to anyone whose up for a daytrip adventure across the southern border.
Great time
Heather_M, Jul 2023
Humberto was a great tour guide. We enjoyed our time in Tijuana. He met us at the border and we began our tour through out Tijuana.
Tijuana was great
Kathy_P, Jul 2023
Humberto was very knowledgeable we had a great time only issue was waiting for hours to get back across the border . I enjoyed it though.
A great day in Tijuana
Jody_S, Jun 2023
Had a wonderful day! Victor was awesome he was very knowledgeable and shared so much history with us. I loved hearing the story of Tijuana. Really opened my eyes to things i had no idea about Mexico! I enjoyed the areas that he took us to also. I would definitely recommend this tour! I will be going on another tour next time I'm in the area!

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