San Diego: The Most Extensive City & Beach Tour

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San Diego, US
4.8 (58)
San Diego, US
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Experience the best of San Diego in just a few hours with our most extensive city and beach tour! Led by a fun and knowledgeable guide, this tour takes you on a 3-hour scenic drive and 4 hours spent at various iconic locations. Learn about the history of San Diego while enjoying live narration, music, and video. From the historic Gaslamp district and Little Italy to the Coronado Bridge and the beautiful Balboa Park, you will have the chance to explore the city's highlights during five 45-minute stops. Discover the birthplace of California in Old Town, marvel at the elegant Hotel Del Coronado, and be captivated by the seals at La Jolla Cove. End the tour with a stop at Mission Beach, where you can enjoy the waves and even take a ride on the century-old "Big Dipper" rollercoaster. Don't miss out on this unforgettable adventure!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 7 hours
  • Suitable for 1-12 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Scenic drive with live narration, music, and video
  • Explore historic Gaslamp District and Little Italy
  • Cruise past iconic landmarks in Embarcadero
  • Marvel at colorful Chicano Park street art display
  • Experience breathtaking views on Coronado Bridge
  • Bottled water
  • Guided small-group tour of san diego
  • Gratuities
  • Meals & beverages

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Introduction: Discover the Best of San Diego on a Thrilling City & Beach Tour

Step into the vibrant and sunny city of San Diego as you embark on the most extensive tour available. Led by a fun and knowledgeable guide, this 7-hour adventure will take you on a journey through the city's rich history, stunning landscapes, and iconic landmarks. Get ready to immerse yourself in the essence of San Diego as you explore its diverse neighborhoods, soak up the sun on breathtaking beaches, and discover hidden gems along the way.

What to Expect: Uncover the Wonders of San Diego

During this tour, you can anticipate an exhilarating 3-hour scenic drive combined with 4 hours spent at various captivating locations. As you travel through the city, enjoy live narration, music, and video snippets that bring the history of San Diego to life. From the historic Gaslamp District and charming Little Italy to the iconic Coronado Bridge and picturesque Balboa Park, you'll witness the best that San Diego has to offer.

Who is This For? An Adventure for All

This tour is designed for anyone seeking an unforgettable experience in San Diego. Whether you're a history enthusiast, nature lover, or simply looking to explore the beauty of this coastal city, this tour caters to a diverse range of interests. Families, friends, solo travelers, and couples alike will find delight in this immersive journey that showcases the highlights of San Diego.

Why Book This? Unveiling the Uniqueness of San Diego

Embarking on this city and beach tour allows you to discover San Diego's hidden treasures and iconic landmarks in just a few hours. With five 45-minute stops at significant sites such as the historic Hotel Del Coronado, beautiful Balboa Park, and the enchanting La Jolla Cove, this tour offers an extensive exploration of the city. The expert guide's narration, combined with the immersive sights and sounds, ensures you won't miss a beat of San Diego's fascinating history and breathtaking landscapes.

Good to Know: Essential Details for Your Adventure

As you embark on this tour, keep in mind that bottled water is included for your convenience. However, meals, beverages, and gratuities are not included, allowing you the freedom to choose as you please. The tour begins and ends at the Santa Fe Depot, where you'll meet the white tour bus on Kettner Blvd. Remember to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time, and if you're driving, you can find paid parking behind the Santa Fe Depot on Pacific Coast Highway.

Reviews: What Travelers Are Saying

Travelers who have embarked on this San Diego city and beach tour have been captivated by the diverse range of experiences and sights. They praise the knowledgeable and entertaining guides, the perfect balance of historical information and scenic beauty, and the convenience of exploring multiple locations in just a few hours. Overall, previous visitors have expressed their satisfaction and delight with this comprehensive tour, highlighting it as a must-do experience for anyone visiting San Diego. Prepare to be amazed as you uncover the wonders of this captivating city on the most extensive tour available.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Santa Fe Depot

Built in 1915, Santa Fe Depot is our pick up & drop off point.

Gaslamp Quarter

(Pass by)

We visit the historic Gaslamp District and learn about the history of Alonzo Horton and New Town.

Little Italy

(Pass by)

Mama MIa! We drive by the largest Little Italy in America.


(Pass by)

We cruise past Embarcadero, where you will find the iconic Star of India & USS Midway. Then down to Seaport Village, the Convention Center & Petco Park.

Chicano Park

(Pass by)

Get a glimpse of colorful Chicano Park, a true street art display featuring numerous impressive murals on the bridge pillars.

Coronado Bridge

(Pass by)

We take a ride over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge. Witness spectacular views of the San Diego skyline and Coronado.

Hotel del Coronado

Discover elegant Hotel Del Coronado, a true historic landmark dating back to 1888. There is a 45 minute stop here for you to marvel at the oldest wooden structure in America. Also visit Coronado beach.

Balboa Park

Take a walk in San Diego's green paradise, the incredible Balboa Park. Home to the famous San Diego Zoo & site of the 1915 Panama California Exposition. The park is also bustling with museums and landmarks. There is a 45 minute stop for you to discover the beauty of this park.

Old Town San Diego

Discover San Diego's roots in Old Town, the birthplace of California. Go back in time as you walk through the historic area and some of its emblematic buildings including the haunted Whaley's House There is a 30 minute stop here for you explore.

La Jolla Cove

One of the most popular attractions in San Diego. See the seals in their natural habitat. Breath the cool ocean air and explore beautiful La Jolla. There is a 45 minute stop here.

Pacific Beach

(Pass by)

We drive by the beach town of Pacific Beach.

Mission Beach

Surfs up! We make a 45 minutes stop at Mission Beach. Enjoy the waves crashing into the shore. Take a ride on the 100 year old "Big Dipper" rollercoaster. Most popular beach in San Diego.

Santa Fe Depot

Built in 1915, Santa Fe Depot is our pick up & drop off point.



4.8 (58)


The tour was on time and the guide knowledgeable . We were early before 9, but no one else including bus and driver were there till exactly 9:30 so we were not sure we were in the right place. Hard to see the drive by places from bus, stops were good but time went by too fast and not enough time for lunch on that Saturday too long to get order and rushed to eat La Jolla Cove and the Cabrillo national monument were awesome, places were very crowded. We were supposed to do tour on Thursday but was cancelled so we did the Hop on Hop off trolley and that and that day was better a lot less people. If at Coronado and Balboa Park we could have been guided to some highlights or given a walking map to see some awesome things the tour would have been better but given 45 minutes and just walking on your own when those places were so big we didn’t see much .


Does not Meet you at the address given. Better communication needed. I was sent several texts prior to the tour to sign an insurance waiver yet NOT ONE message explaining that , the bus will not pick you at 1050 Kettner but down the street from the depot on Kettner at the signal light. Ugggh. Vehicle check engine light wad on the entire time. Stressful.


This was the perfect tour for us to get a full tour of San Diego. George was our driver and could have been more efficient with keeping us on schedule and getting us around. The time we spent on our stop was just perfect.!! will highly recommend this tour.


Such a well structured and enjoyable 7 hour tour. All the stops interesting and enough free time to get a feeling for each part of town and what I'd like to do more of. We'll worth the cost and our driver/guide very knowledgeable and friendly.


I really enjoyed the tour. George was amazing and very knowledgeable. We had lunch in old town and the food was delicious. Mission beach is beautiful with a lot of activities. This the best tour of San Diego. I recommended this tour to everyone who want to see all of San Diego


Driver was extremely knowledgeable about the city of San Diego. It’s a great way of seeing the possibilities that San Diego offers. Balboa Park was a highlight for me. Something for everyone.


Very informative- learned lots about San Diego!! Your guide was funny! Provided water and nice seats with bottle holders.


George was our guide tour pick up from aanta fe station we enjoyed the trip we loved Conrad and Jolla cove George explained everything I recommend this tour


Guide very knowledgeable the tour was fun and educational we had A Great time. Wish the weather was warmer it the experience was still fun


A very comprehensive tour, we saw a great deal of San Diego in a relatively short time, but felt that on the whole we had enough time to take in the surroundings.
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