Old Town Trolley Tours

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Old Town Trolley Tours provide the best way to see our city showcasing San Diego Attractions. The Old Town Trolley has 11 stops and visits more than 100 points of interest. Why worry about finding your way around San Diego, let someone else do the driving, and choose an environmentally friendly and fun way to see the city. See what San Diego has to offer while the friendly conductors narrate the tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and humorous stories.

Hop on and hop off as you please at numerous stops to explore America’s Finest City on foot. Take in the grandeur of the famed Hotel Del Coronado, wander through the galleries and shops at Seaport Village. Take the trolley and attend a baseball game at Petco Park or dine at one of a multitude of restaurants in the Historic Gaslamp District downtown. The La Jolla and San Diego Beaches Tours explore the best beaches in Southern California. See it all with Old Town Trolley Tours!

SAN DIEGO SEAL TOURS
Splash into San Diego’s most unique sightseeing adventure! Both tour bus and boat, the San Diego SEAL Tour journeys through San Diego by sea AND land. Our unique “Hydra-Terra” amphibious vehicles are Coast Guard approved, ensuring you a safe, one-of-a-kind experience. Your fully narrated tour will depart from San Diego’s Seaport Village on Harbor Drive or The Embarcadero and will tour the historic streets of San Diego before making its way into San Diego’s Big Bay.
The exciting San Diego SEAL Tours take a fascinating turn and drive straight into the San Diego Bay for the second half of your adventure! Gliding past resident San Diego sea lions, a few California brown pelicans, and several other wildlife species that make the bay their home, the SEAL Tour becomes a San Diego harbor tour without you ever having left your seat!
 
SAN DIEGO’S FAMOUS SIGHTS ARE ILLUMINATED AT NIGHT!
Hop aboard Old Town Trolley Tours for a picturesque evening you won’t forget. San Diego sparkles at night, and what better way to see it than with Old Town Trolley Tours! With the help of their expert guides, you’ll take in romantic views of the city and cruise past notable landmarks, experiencing them like you never have before!
  
GHOSTS & GRAVESTONES FRIGHTSEEING TOUR 
Enjoy a spirited & entertaining tour built on stories of history, mystery, and legends of San Diego’s past & DARKER SIDE!” Dying to Take a Ride on the Dark Side? Travel back in time and learn of the spirits of the notorious wild characters like Gunslingers, Gamblers, and Ladies of the Night who lived and died in San Diego. It is possible that their spirits live on in the dark recesses of our historic buildings and neighborhoods.
OLD TOWN TROLLEY’S HOLIDAY LIGHTS AND SIGHTS TOUR
Available in December only! Hop onboard the Holiday Lights and Sights Trolley. Guests of all ages celebrate the sights, songs, and traditions of the holiday season. Join in sing-a-long caroling with our conductors, share fun holiday facts, history, and traditions and see the festive Christmas lights of Old Town San Diego, the Embarcadero, Balboa Park, Garrison Street, and more.
Old Town Trolley Tours San Diego
4.6
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Teri Hess
Teri Hess
13:48 08 Sep 21
What a great way to see the city. Loved it! The drivers are wonderfully sharing of information. Comfortable to go... alone on if your friends want to do something else.read more
shelia malveaux
shelia malveaux
16:22 22 Aug 21
I took a group of 40 children on the Seals Tours. They absolutely loved it. They not only enjoyed the transition from... the bus converting to a sailing device but the information about our city was a add-on to this tour. I would do it again with our next year's summer camp participants. Thank you, Jeanette for being so professional and helpful. We will be back next year!read more
Nick Mastrodonato
Nick Mastrodonato
00:13 28 Jul 21
Really enjoyed the benefit of being able to hop off and on all throughout the city and Coronado. Informative and... friendly tour guides. And they loop around every 20 minutes. Very fun, convenient, and worth it. Best way to explore the city, would do it again and highly recommend.read more
Mark Dunphy
Mark Dunphy
21:13 24 Jul 21
Used old town trolley for our wedding day transportation. It arrive on time and everything went as smooth as can be.... Susie was absolutely amazing! She went above and beyond (and more) to accommodate for some venue delays and was able to keep the bride happy and out of the know! (Even taking the scenic route to the venue, which turned out to make the bride’s day).Highly highly recommend! One of the best decisions we made for our special day. Again, Susie was awesome!!read more
Katie Rodriguez
Katie Rodriguez
12:24 21 Jul 21
I was hesitant to do such a “touristy” thing, but hey - we were tourists! Captain Milo gave us history, comedy,... practical and fascinating facts as drove through San Diego. People hopped on and off throughout the tour with no complications. We went straight from our hotel to the stop and got off in Old Town before returning. I liked that I didn’t miss things as I would have driving my family around. We enjoyed going over the Coronado bridge!read more
MatChe
MatChe
01:23 21 Jul 21
I've taken the trolley twice now, and enjoyed every bit of it both times. All the drivers have very different... personalities, but they all make the trip really fun and exciting. If you start at Old Town, you'll be pleased to know that there's free parking just on the other side of the street where the trolley picks up customers. During the summer, the trolleys are packed so plan to be there early, and be mindful of the last pick-up times in each destination. This is a great way to tour San Diego, and I would definitely do it again!read more
Amanda Murberger
Amanda Murberger
17:25 19 Jul 21
Went on this tour when I was there for a girls trip. It was so much fun and you learn so much about the city! def... recommend. We had Capt. Bob for our tour guide and he was GREAT! So much fun and great jokes. Had the whole bus laughing the whole time. It is a hop on/hop off tour so if you see a place that they stop you want to enjoy and explore you may do so and just hop back on, on the next bus! really great experience. Will be doing it with my kids next time we go down for a vacation!read more
Jon Dials
Jon Dials
00:43 18 Jul 21
The best way to truly experience San Diego. Every driver has a unique personality that brings a certain magic to this... tour, and has so many key drop points to explore and visit for 1 price! So worth the cost of under $40/per person for a full day ticket.read more
Robert Velazquez
Robert Velazquez
17:44 16 Jun 21
Highly recommended! Excellent experience for the whole family, came for a getaway from Arizona for a few days and... decided to try this out. Everyone loved it, the guide was great and knowledgeable, beautiful views and overall a very memorable trip that we would definitely do again..read more
Alejandro Gonzales
Alejandro Gonzales
08:33 01 Jun 21
Little pricey. Well worth it though! No matter what trolley, the driver is awesome. They provide interesting / factual... information on the landmarks of SD. The trolleys stop every 30 min at the designated stop (they give you a map and they also tell you every stop). There are a about 5-10 stops throughout SD. Just pay attention where you got dropped off. I suggest to start earlier because every stop is a must see,I started late and wished I started earlier! The last trolley pick-ups are around 5/6pm. Would definitely to again.read more
Ariane Kerestesy
Ariane Kerestesy
19:16 31 May 21
Old Town Trolley provided our wedding transportation from ceremony to reception, and then from reception back to our... two hotel blocks. Jeanette was a pleasure to work with; she was so helpful and responsive. They were flexible with their hours and it was also fun to have a local Trolley provide transportation, as most of our wedding guests were from out of town! I highly recommend them for any of you shuttling service needs!read more
Fernando Feliciano
Fernando Feliciano
18:52 25 May 21
A great way to see the highlights of San Diego. Drivers were friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely do the tour... again when we bring other friends and family to San Diego.read more
Kim Stapleton
Kim Stapleton
21:12 29 Apr 21
Worth every penny, #1 best way to see San Diego!! A must for all visitors, open air trolley cars, so you can see... everything. Free parking at Old Town station. My family is visiting from Chicago next week. Already booked our tour!!Locals ride free, w/paid visitors. Hop on/off at any/every stop, very knowledgeable guides...for the 25 miles of entertainment! Wear a light jacket, gets windy when going over Coronado Bridge! Breathtaking view of the Bay, Mexico border, downtown skyline, Navy ships, etc. You get up close, personal view of SD, my hometown and America's Finest City!! Get your discounted tickets at the Visitors Center today...read more
Matthew Martinez
Matthew Martinez
22:38 13 Apr 21
Good way to get around San Diego and see what it has to offer. Easy to find since there’s several locations you can... board from all over city. We will be back to rideread more
Suzanne Davis
Suzanne Davis
22:05 07 Apr 21
2nd time and enjoyed it as much as 1st. Great drivers and so much information with each area!! Thank you!!
Krystal Reyes
Krystal Reyes
19:29 16 Mar 21
James is the best & funniest tour guide! Make sure you get on a trolley with him for the best experience. Perfect for... seeing all the greatest views of San Diego, learn about the history, and hear some entertaining jokes and stories along the way! Highly recommend and you can fill your whole day hopping on and off the trolley to experience all the best parts of San Diego.read more
Ana Meza
Ana Meza
23:31 12 Mar 21
Great tour with lots of great information. The conductors are very friendly and helpful. You can make a day of it by... starting your tour early in the morning and getting off at the different stops. Last tour departs Old Town at 3pm. Have fun!read more
Laurie Quinn
Laurie Quinn
03:18 08 Mar 21
Great way to see all the highlights of San Diego. Hop on hop off, start early because you will need plenty of time to... see, and visit everywhere. Wear your most comfortable shoes. The Narrator, Vinny, was awesome!read more
Michael Carter
Michael Carter
20:25 22 Feb 21
So much great information and history. Great interaction with us, the riders.
Zia C
Zia C
02:56 12 Nov 20
A bit unorganized. App is very glitchy. The day before I was supposed to go I called and they told me to be at the... stop at 9 in the morning and they will sell me tickets before heading out at 9:30. I get there at 9:15 no one‘s there 925 still no one so then I call the main number and then she tells me that somebody will be there. I tell her that I need to purchase a ticket and she says that I won’t be able to purchase it at that stop but she can help me out over the phone. Since I did the night tour before hand I was told I would get a $10 discount, The sales rep tells me that that won’t apply and I will only get a partial discount. What a scam! DO NOT DO THE NIGHT TOUR! City Lights, or something like that. They zoom by places and you can’t even see what you are supposed to see. Furthermore I didn’t see the city lights they more or less just showed me the daytime attractions but again it’s dark I thought they will be lit up. Waste of money and time.read more
Ray Centa
Ray Centa
01:36 08 Nov 20
I highly recommend this tour. Tour guides were very personable and knowledgeable. Nice to be able to get off and back... on later.read more
Grace Barrett
Grace Barrett
02:47 28 Oct 20
Great tour! Wonderful, caring staff! I left a package on the tour bus. As well as losing a hearing aid. The customer... service staff went out of their way to help me retrieve both items. Guides Jack and Rodney were super funny and engaging. Had a great time!read more
Lynn Maize
Lynn Maize
05:59 27 Oct 20
We live in San Diego and yet this was the first time we've ever done this tour.We were staying downtown for a function... and decided the Trolley would be a great way to spend our Sunday.Our driver RODGER was amazing and the Covid-19 precautions that have been implemented made us feel very safe.We'll definitely be back onboard soon!read more
Jeri VanderVeen
Jeri VanderVeen
04:01 25 Oct 20
A great way to get a guided tour of the city. You hop off and on and see the sights that you're most interested in. ... You can't possibly see it all in one day, but this gives you a preview and you can drive back and spend more time in the areas that interest you the most.read more
Kimberlee Lavin
Kimberlee Lavin
17:36 24 Oct 20
It was the best 37.00 spent. Tour guy Scott was funny. Great information. Day in Coronado was amazing.
Jeff Shank
Jeff Shank
17:02 21 Oct 20
Great way to see the city. Jack was our main driver and he was awesome, knowledgeable, and hilarious!
Jason Streichman
Jason Streichman
02:14 23 Sep 20
Great way to see the city in a short period. You can jump off where you want to explore more. Even with limited seating... due to Covid did not have any trouble getting back on a Trolley. Being a new traveller to SD this was a perfect introduction. Definitely worth the money. And you also get history and trivia from the drivers along the way.read more
Wendee Richmond
Wendee Richmond
04:38 22 Sep 20
Susie was GREAT; I learned a lot on this tour!
Sarah Snowden
Sarah Snowden
16:49 20 Sep 20
Such a fun way to see San Diego! The conductors are fun, the views are beautiful and the unlimited boarding for the... full day is so convenient. There's plenty of time to spend at each stop, or you can just ride and look at the city. We will absolutely do another tour when we're back in town.read more
Mirna Botros
Mirna Botros
22:36 19 Sep 20
Tour lasted about two hours, was originally trying to do the Beach tour but that’s suspended til further notice. Would... have been very appreciated if this information was posted on the site prior to purchasing the tickets. My friend and I planned to get off the hop on/off bus to walk around but it seemed that the day we went, they had sold too many tickets. We just sat through the whole ride so we were able to get back. Many people were waiting at the stops to be picked up for at least an hour in almost 110 degree weather.read more
Leslie Thompson
Leslie Thompson
04:20 19 Sep 20
It was AWESOME experience!
jose alvizo
jose alvizo
23:06 13 Sep 20
Plenty of time to roam and view
So Cal
So Cal
08:28 18 Aug 20
Monday August 17 2020 bought 2 Tickets for the San Diego Trolley Tour.I feel they have reopened too soon.I called in... advance before I purchased my tickets.I asked the employee if we took the tour would the business be open and would there be anything to do considering this Covid situation. He said yes, lots of the businesses were now open.This is far from the truth.I spent almost $100 on tickets for 2.You can go to Coranado Beach and eat off a food truck (that's their restraunt right now), there are lots of restaunts open if you want to eat outside on this very hot humid day and a few shops were open in Old town. The Zoo was open but you have to pay the entrance fee and that would be a thing to do when you have a whole day.I feel the employee should have been truthful with me and let me decide if that was worth it. The driver pointed out many featured places to go and see but are not yet open still because of Covid closures. I complained to a gentleman at the ticket counter when we returned from the day. He didn't feel it was that big of a deal.I drove my car 2 hours on my only day off in weeks and spent almost $100.of my hard earned dollars when I could have driven myself to the beach for free.I would not recommend you take this tour at this time unless they lower the price to half until the businesses, museums Etc.. reopen.read more
earle sullins
earle sullins
15:57 09 Aug 20
Our guide Jardel was terrible. He did not enforce passengers to wear masks. A passenger had to tell 2 other passengers... to put their masks back on. Jardel did not prevent a passenger from Vaping. A family boarded the tour at Balboa park. A few minutes later the child started screaming and never quit screamin until they got off the tour bus in Little Italy. Our guide got mad at me because I asked to have someone get the kid to stop screaming. The guide told me to stop commenting on the distraction and it was ok because the kid was a child. I did not pay $40.00 nor did the other passengers pay to hear a kid scream non stop.We did not get a guided tour. Instead we had to endure a out of control kid SCREAMING.read more
Janetta Valkner
Janetta Valkner
19:37 22 Feb 20
We had a GREAT TIME on the tour. Saw sites we would not have seen otherwise learned so much about San Diego that we... would have NEVER known. WELL WELL worth the time and money.read more
Sharon Ryan
Sharon Ryan
01:34 21 Feb 20
Fantastic way to get to know San Diego! Great narrative of the history and little known facts and stories. Thank you... "Zoo Man"! You truly were the best!read more
Glasco Martin
Glasco Martin
02:46 17 Dec 19
I purchased our tickets online at a slight discount, so that helped. I recommend taking this tour pretty early on in... your trip. It will expose you to many different areas of SD, and then pick out areas you would like to focus more time on later. The drivers were all good. Everyone had their own style of delivering the information, but they all had interesting little nuggets. The trolleys were clean and fairly new. The hop on hop off feature is great. You can use it as Transportation, more so if you had the two day pass ( we did not ). The ride over the Coronado bridge brought up the pucker factor because the trolley is basically open air and it gets windy up there. Beautiful views!read more
Susan Thomas
Susan Thomas
02:49 29 Oct 19
Absolutely the BEST WAY to Tour San Diego! Great driver/guides! We Really Liked It! A Wonderful way to spend the day!... No worries about driving or parking. I Highly Recommend it!read more
Daniel Mendoza
Daniel Mendoza
03:48 07 Aug 19
Can we go ahead and give the trolley 10 stars? All the drivers were AMAZING. And each stop on the trip was an adventure... on it's own. Each location can very easily be it's own day trip. A few of the more popular locations can be a bit of a wait if the trolley fills up (Cornado and Balboa Park). But I think the company sent an extra trolley for those that had to wait.read more
Sahar Andrade
Sahar Andrade
05:37 12 May 19
We took the tour from seaport if you used them before keep your tickets as you get $10 discount on your tourGreat tour... 10 stops. The driver BOXCAR was the BEST you can ever have so funny and entertaining. The tour is a bit over 2 hours but you can hop on and off and can be a whole day thing The last bus departs at 5P from Old town or Coronado island it is $42 all worth itread more
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