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Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego provided by Border Tours

Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego

Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego
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Tour snapshot
Visit Tijuana with a guide to help you find your way around
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Head south of the border to experience the attractions and culture of Tijuana with this small-group day trip from San Diego, ideal for first-time visitors to the border city. You'll have a guide with you to show you as you eat and shop your way through the city, all on foot.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Round-trip transfers from San Diego are included
  • Free tacos, beer, and water are provided
  • Small group sizes keep this tour intimate
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Round-trip transfers from San Diego are included
  • Free tacos, beer, and water are provided
  • Small group sizes keep this tour intimate
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 28758P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • 727 E San Ysidro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173, USA Front Doors of McDonald's *Border Regulations it may change the meeting point (customer will be advice)*
  • Retorno Sentri, Rtno Sentri, Cuauhtemoc, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico Just near to the Border in the Side of Mexico so you can just cross the Border to US.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Passport is required
  • Border Regulations it may change the meeting point (Customer will be advice)
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • 727 E San Ysidro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173, USA Front Doors of McDonald's *Border Regulations it may change the meeting point (customer will be advice)*
  • Retorno Sentri, Rtno Sentri, Cuauhtemoc, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico Just near to the Border in the Side of Mexico so you can just cross the Border to US.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Retorno Sentri, Rtno Sentri, Cuauhtemoc, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico Just near to the Border in the Side of Mexico so you can just cross the Border to US.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Passport is required
  • Border Regulations it may change the meeting point (Customer will be advice)
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
54 reviews
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maria s
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
The description on getting to Tijuana isn’t accurate. It should inform you that you have to cross the border on your own prior. (Not dangerous) However, our tour guide Victor was amazing. He texted me prior to getting to the border and waited right outside of the Mexican side. Victor took his time to explain the city to us and you can tell how passionate he was about his city. He made us feel at ease and really see through the eyes of the locals. Thank you, Victor for a fun experience!
Written 5 December 2021
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Amy L
13 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
I took this tour with a friend. Neither of us had been to Tijuana in many, many, (many!) years and decided a guide was the way to go. There were 11 people in the group total, luckily a great mix of folks. Our tour guide, Jocelyn (sorry if I misspelled her name!) was incredible. Very knowledgeable and made sure everyone was getting everything they wanted and needed during the tour. We crossed the border, took a van for a short trip to center and then walked to experience the many things Tijuana has to offer - museums, church, arch, shops, art, ate delicious tacos, and took in amazing views of the city. She stayed with the group until we got the front of the line to cross the border back into the US. She was amazing and made the tour even better. I highly recommend this tour if you’ve never been to Tijuana before or I’d like me, it’s been a long time. It helped reorient me so I can make the trip without a guide again :). It’s a lot of walking so bring comfy shoes and your patience for crossing back into the US. It’s a lot quicker if you have Sentry. But it wasn’t that long of a wait overall (on a Saturday, late afternoon).
Written 19 January 2020
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Earl D.S.
Rialto, CA1 contribution
Sep 2021
The success of this tour is due to rich-experienced tour guides. It was very comfortable just to walk around instead of being crowded on a bus for a city tour. The spots visited have their own unique charm as I gained experience from the tour; I would gladly do this again.
Written 3 September 2021
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Adriana B
6 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
My boyfriend and I enjoyed a fun day in Tijuana filled with tasting the best street tacos, tequila, and Caesar Salads. Did you know the Caesar salad was made in Tijuana?! Amazing.
We met our tour guide, Tadeo, on the border of Mexico (adhering to COVID guidelines), and our day started with learning about the many historic areas of the city and how modern-day Tijuana came to be. Tadeo was incredibly informative of the city’s history AND where to find the best tacos. We were able to visit Playas de Tijuana in addition to other artsy areas of the city.
This was an exciting, yet COVID safe day trip!
Written 18 November 2020
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Raymond S
Motherwell3 contributions
Dec 2019
Had a great day out with our very knowlegable giude. On the visit to Tijuana we were guided by Javier whose insight into his city was extensive and clearly broadened my knowledge of the city. Javier quickly guided us through customs both ways, in fact it only too 15 minutes to return to the USA. Tried the local beers, ate some Tacos, visited a Tequila shop and sampled a few of the hundreds on display. If you are down that way its worth a visit, its safe and you re in good hands.
Written 15 January 2020
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Freedom147869
3 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
This was the greatest tour I have taken.
We were the only 2 on the Tour but I really believe it would have been just as great with 20 people, our guide was Javier (really hope the spelling is correct) This young man was very proud of his country and knowledgeable as well. There was walking but he adjusted to our pace and took us to place I'm sure we would have missed.
I have to say that on leaving Tijuana we took a new view of the city and left a friend behind.

Anyone thinking about the Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego should do it first off but I would demand Javier as the guide. This place is not the same as 20 years ago that in the culture.
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Written 19 March 2020
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CrisB
2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
Greg, the guide, was super knowledgeable and gave me a lot of historical as well as current info on Tijuana. The afternoon felt really safe. We got to visit many different areas. Lunch was also very tasty. I am vegetarian and he was able to accommodate for that. I will go back with my kids.
Written 21 October 2021
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Jia Ying L
6 contributions
We had Victor as a tour guide and he was great!! Due to covid, we had to meet on the Mexico side of the border which was really simple as Victor was waiting for us. We spent 4-5 hours walking around Tijuana, learning about the history and eating street food. Would highly recommend if you plan on visiting Tijuana for the day!!

Without Victor, we would have had no idea what to do in Tijuana. Thank you!!
Written 3 June 2021
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Vanshika
2 contributions
Jul 2021
I took the Tijuana Local Walking Tour from San Diego
and it was a great experience! Both Tadeo and Fernando are absolutely amazing. They are very passionate and knowledgeable about places and their history. The tour included tacos, margaritas and tequila tasting. It was very well planned and we saw all the landmarks of Tijuana.
I strongly recommend this tour. It was worth every minute!
Written 8 July 2021
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Aileen H
Banff, Canada23 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Tadeo was the best! My sis and I decided to do this tour and we had to meet Tadeo in Mexico after crossing the border by foot - to be honest, we were scared but the instructions from Fernando was very clear and it was easy to get thru the border. Plus we met so many cool people during this tour and sooo glad we did this. I would recommend to anyone interested in checking out TJ and trying good food/drinks! Thanks Tadeo~
Written 25 July 2021
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Nora W
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Well Worth the Visit!
I read the reviews prior to bookings, and they were right. The lose reviews were from those who primarily failed t
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More than I expected!!
What a great tour and bargain! Our group got together at the McDonald’s near the border and then got a text from o
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Best Socal day trip
My spouse and I joined a tour group led by Humberto and enjoyed it so much. The five hour tour featured a refreshin
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Best guides ever!
The guides Victor and Humberto were amazing! Our family of 5 had the best time as they guided us through Tijuana! T
jerzeegurl66
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Buyer Beware
I was unable to take my tour. I was not provided with a thorough pick up spot. There's no way to contact the tour
Ross R
Ross R
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Great tour!
Great trip! Gregorio and Alex were very informative and fun. Felt very safe the entire time. Got to see a lot of wh
822melodys
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Tijuana is a cool city to visit!
We had a good experience! Nice to see that Tijuana was a very active city like any other. Our guide Alex was awesom
Rydergear
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Personal Service Unique Luxury Experience
This tour absolutely exceeded my expectations. We went to 3 different gourmet restaurants and 2 spots in between fo
jaminajay
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All things Tijuana and More!
So glad we booked this instead of a typical San Diego attraction. The cost was reasonable and we definitely got ev
goz_nell
goz_nell
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Tacos, tequila, and touring in Tijuana
I felt so comfortable on this tour. I was traveling solo and wasn’t comfortable to venture to TJ on my own just yet
Kurtis B
Kurtis B
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Tijuana tidal wave
What an experience! It was surely something I’ll never forget. Tijuana was different than anything I’ve experienced
Maiposada
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From the Tacos, to Crickets, and Tequila, this was a great experience!
My partner and I had fun experiences in the group and felt very safe throughout the tour. Tadeo was an excellent to
raymondl11619
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Tijuana with Greg & Oreo
Very nice tour, lots to see. Walking was appropriate The tour guide Gregorio was awesome. Very nice personality a
annyeongannmarie
annyeongannmarie
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Great afternoon intro to a fascinating city!
My friend and I had such a great experience on our walking tour of Tijuana! My friend wasn’t comfortable exploring
Edward J
Edward J
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Tadeo the greatest tour guide
The trip was a great experience. Our guide Tadeo was amazing. He to time to explain and share interesting details a
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