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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley provided by Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 23/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 23/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This San Diego hop-on hop-off trolley tour provides an easy and affordable way to get around the city. This tour helps you avoid the hassle of finding and paying for parking. The trolley tour, available as a silver, gold, or platinum pass, allows you to travel your own itinerary at your own pace. Along with 12 stops around the city, it also includes guided commentary and large, open windows.
Highlights
  • San Diego hop-on hop-off trolley tour allows you to plan your own itinerary
  • The trolley route includes 12 stops near top attractions, shops, and restaurants 
  • Live commentary from a guide helps you learn about San Diego
  • Choose from a silver, gold, or platinum San Diego trolley pass
What to Expect
Climb aboard the trolley at any of its 12 stopping points (see Itinerary below) any time during its normal operating hours. Trolleys come to each stop about every 30 minutes. Choose either a silver, gold, or platinum pass. Enjoy the ride on this vintage transport method, offering comprehensive access to some of San Diego’s best attractions. Among the stops 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 for the world-famous San Diego Zoo, which covers 100 acres and houses more than 3,700 rare and endangered animals, the USS Midway, and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. The tour ends at the stop you choose or when the trolley shuts down for the night.
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Important Information
Inclusions
  • San Diego Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
  • Local taxes
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff at select hotels (Hotel Circle, Mission Bay, Shelter & Harbor Islands)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour does not operate on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.
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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 travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Christine W wrote a review 24 Nov
28 contributions10 helpful votes
Very convenient pick up and drop off locations. Trolley was always on time. Our 2 drivers were excellent. They knew how to make the tour interesting and how to keep everyone's attention. The trolley were clean and the drivers wiped down "touch points" during the tour.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Beth G wrote a review 24 Nov
14 contributions2 helpful votes
Great experience with lots of history, especially with Scooter! Loved the Coronado and the ride on the pilot boat.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Zia C wrote a review 11 Nov
6 contributions
The purchasing aspect is a ittle unorganized. You can only do certain things at certain stops which honestly is very inconvenient. The App is mediocre at best. The experience itself is not bad because you essentially get a large Uber to buss you around. But know that the tour
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
Responded 2 weeks ago
I was sorry to hear you had difficulty purchasing your tickets. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
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ChicagoThunderbolt wrote a review 8 Nov
CHICAGO6 contributions1 helpful vote
All of our guides were informative and funny. We truly enjoyed our day. Whenever we visit new cities with Hop on Hop off tour service we book a day or two. Great way to learn about the city and see the sites.
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Response from Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
Responded 2 weeks ago
So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.
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Lisette H wrote a review 2 Nov
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Our conductor suzie was very knowledgeable and very upbeat! First time visitors to San Diego and will definitely come back to explore the city more!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the awesome review. We are thrilled to her that Suzie was knowledgeable guide and very up beat. We look forward to hosting you again.
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About the operator

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919ziac
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Gimmick to take your money
Not at all what I expected. They zoom by the interactions I was not even really able to actually view them nor was
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Hawaiidreamchaser
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Old Town Trolley- Highly Recommended
Rodney was incredibly friendly, informative and animated. The tour was educational and stopped at the key attrac
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D6635BRscottt
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Really Fun
These guy are real pros! Had a blast. They guides were fun and we really enjoyed it! San Deigo is awesome!
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Msldyt
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I have the best time ever!!!
I loved that our tour guide was Rodney!!!! Seriously, he had stories to tell, movies quizzes, jokes, everything and
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lelemoss610
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Seeing San Diego
We took the trolley tour to see the town and go to Old Town. Our tour guides/drivers were awesome. They did a wond
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lakeretreat
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Easy way to see city
Great way to see city without a car and learn about the area too. Love the hop on and off feature and the flexabil
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meyer_debbie
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Fun
Jack, our trolley driver was hysterical. We only got off once to see Coronado which was gorgeous. This is a great
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Alan537
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An excellent way of seeing the sights
This is a Good and cost effective was of seeing the sites in this lovely city. The commentary is informative, if a
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ANIRAV
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Pricey
This tour is pricey, esp if your intent is to do the loop and not do a lot of on and off, esp later in the day. Thi
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Vacation441750
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San Diego LaJolla Beach Tour
So-So,but should be titled LaJolla beach tour, as that was the only real interesting beach seen! Tour guide, Phili
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cmkcmk
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Exactly what you expect
A great way to see a lot of San Diego, from the Gaslamp Quarter to Little Italy to Old Town to Coronado. The entire
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Angela N
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Trolley tour is the best way to see the beach: }
This review is for the trolley tour for La Jolla Beach your. I had a good time overall.I’ve taken the trolley tours
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S1446XWjessicaa
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Great way to tour San Diego
This is the best way to learn and see all the areas of San Diego! The tour guides were fun and very informative.
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trashman62
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winter vacation
Philip was our tour guide and bus driver. He provided great service and the trip was very worth the money! Excell
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DariaSinger
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Great last minute find
Great last minute find. Last day in San Diego, last trolley of the day. Wish we would have considered doing it on o
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