2 hours (Approx.)
Offered in: English
Explore San Diego at your own pace with a full-day ticket to ride a hop-on, hop-off trolley through the city. Simply board the trolley at your cruise ship’s port of call and visit historic landmarks and vibrant neighborhoods at eleven centrally-located stops. Get a glimpse of California’s past in Old Town then see the magnificent ships that moor at the bustling waterfront; grab a spot on a beach to watch surfers catch breaking waves, and try to spot the famous ghost at the elegant Hotel del Coronado.
- San Diego Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Shore Excursion
- Hop on and off at any of the eleven stops as often as you like
- Stops are conveniently located close to all popular attractions, shops and restaurants
- Create your own itinerary to see attractions like Old Town and Coronado at your own pace
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Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and dropoff at select hotels (Hotel Circle, Mission Bay,...
Food and drinks
Tour does not operate on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.
Departure & Return
Departure PointYou may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
Return DetailsYou may disembark at any of the available stops.
- 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 travelers can participate
- Emotional support animals or pets not allowed
- OPERATED BY Historic Tours Of America
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.
- 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I start my San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley?
A:You can begin your tour at any of our stops however, the stop at Embarcadero Marina (Stop B) is located at 1004 N. Harbor Drive along the Embarcadero near the USS Midway Museum and the cruise ship terminal.
How often does the San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley come to each stop?
A:Our trolleys come by approximately every 30 minutes. Times may vary slightly due to traffic conditions and city events. Depending on demand, the time of year, day of the week, and time of day, our dispatchers often put more trolleys in the tour loop.
Can I bring my stroller onboard the San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley?
A:Yes, we can accommodate strollers but they must be folded and will be stored up front with the conductor on space-available basis. Strollers in the aisle ways would constitute a safety hazard.
Are the trolleys heated or air conditioned during the San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley?
A:The trolleys are open-air, so they are not heated or air-conditioned.
Can I bring food or drink with me on the San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley?
A:Food and drinks are welcome. However alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.
Are pets allowed on the San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley?
A:Service animals are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys. Animal species other than dogs, emotional support animals, comfort animals, companion animals, and service animals in training are not permitted.
Are the trolleys handicap accessible on the San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley?
A:Yes, but please allow 24-hour advance notice to arrange for wheelchair accessibility. We will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
What is the policy on sanitization during San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley?
A:The policies on sanitization are:
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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