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Hop-on Hop-off San Diego Trolley Sightseeing Tour

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See the very Best of San Diego while you tour at your own pace! Old Town Trolley Tours allow you "Hop on and off" at any of the convenient stops situated close to all popular attractions, shops and restaurants.


Come along with San Diego's best tour conductors as they combine colorful anecdotes, humorous stories and well researched historical information into a fast moving two hour narrative that's both entertaining and educational.

Join us as we turn back the pages of history and relive San Diego's early days as it became the Birthplace of California. In Old Town San Diego (sometimes called the "Jamestown of the Pacific"), you will experience early Americana with its distinctive "West Coast Style" Spanish flavor.

Tour at your own pace! Old Town Trolley Tours allows you to get off at any of our convenient stops situated close to all popular attractions, shops and restaurants. When you're ready, just re-board the Old Town Trolley and it's on with the tour.

Operating Hours

Winter: 09:00 to 17:00

Summer: 09:00 to 18:00

Note: Trolley tour runs only for half a day on Thanksgiving

Closed on Christmas Day

10 Stops

  • Old Town State Park

  • Star of India

  • Seaport Village

  • Marriott Marina/Convention Center

  • Horton Plaza

  • Gaslamp Quarter

  • Hilton Bayfront

  • Coronado/Mc P's Irish Pub and Grill

  • Balboa Park (El Prado)/San Diego Zoo

  • Little Italy


  • Map brochure with day planner / Discount coupons to San Diego attractions and restaurants ($70 value)

  • Guide
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One Day Pass

Spend one day exploring the beauty of San Diego on a comfortable trolley and see the very best of this sunny city.

Available: Daily
Inclusions: Map brochure with day planner / Discount coupons to San Diego attractions and restaurants ($70 value) / 1-Day Hop-on and Hop-off Trolley Ticket / Guide
Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Two Day Pass

Have an in-depth tour of San Diego with two full days to use the convenient hop-on hop-off trolley. Explore the city at your leisure and visit the many scenic sites, landmarks and restaurants.

Available: Daily
Inclusions: Map brochure with day planner / Discount coupons to San Diego attractions and restaurants ($70 value) / 2-Day Hop-on and Hop-off Trolley Ticket / Guide
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Location and direction

Hours & Days of Operation:

January 1 - February 28, October 29 - December 31:
8:50 - 17:00
(Last full tour departs at 15:00 from Old Town)

March 1 - June 15, July 4, August 20 - October 28:
8:50 - 18:00
(Last full tour departs at 16:00 from Old Town)

June 16 - July 3, July 5 - August 19:
8:50 - 19:00
(Last full tour departs at 17:00 from Old Town)

Tours depart approximately every 30 minutes.

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Special Event Dates (Events may cause delays, closed streets & tour stops):
Memorial Weekend (May 26 - 28)
Rock-N-Roll Marathon (June 3)
Independence Day (July 4)
Comic Con (July 19 - 22)
AFC Half Marathon (August 19)
Labor Day Weekend (September 1 - 3)
December Nights (November 30 - December 1)

See below for the map route:
Map Route Old Town Trolley - San Diego.pdf

Stop A – Old Town
Parking Information:
- SANDAG Old Town Transit Center, 4009 Taylor St, San Diego, CA 92110
- A, Congress St, San Diego, CA 92110
- B, Congress St, San Diego, CA 92110

Stop B – Embarcadero and San Diego Visitor Information Center

Parking Information:
- Ace Parking, 655 W Broadway #120, San Diego, CA 92101
- 707 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
- McKlintock Lofts, 1202 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
- Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101,
- County Administration Center Underground Parking, San Diego, CA 92101

Stop C – Seaport Village

Stop E – Horton Plaza

Parking Information:
- 940 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101
- ABM Parking, 751 Union St., San Diego, CA 92101
- Horton Plaza, 324 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101
- 7th & E Lot, 800, 898 Seventh Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
- 722 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
- Ace Parking, 614 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

Stop H – Coronado - Mc P's Irish Pub & Grill

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All Packages
  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance.

  • Assistance animals, such as seeing-eye dogs, are the only animals allowed to board the trolleys.

  • Please call the activity provider 24 hours before your activity if you would like to request for a "common wheelchair". A “common wheelchair” does not exceed 30 inches in width and 48 inches in length measured two inches above the ground and does not weigh more than 600 pounds when occupied. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • Printed VELTRA voucher

  • Walking shoes

  • Camera

  • Sweatshirt / light jacket

Additional Note(s)
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  • VELTRA vouchers can be exchanged outside the scheduled date, but within the same month. If you are going to redeem your pass outside the month of scheduled date, be sure to change the participation date and time from My Page. Print and bring your latest voucher to any designated booth locations or bus stops.

  • The tour takes approximately two hours if you do not get off the trolley.

  • If you are in a hurry, it is recommended that you do not join the last full tour that departs from Old Town.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

  • You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.

Two Day Pass
  • The 2-day Trolley pass does not have to be used on consecutive days.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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