San Diego: Comprehensive City and Beach Tour
45 Ratings
San Diego
Experience the best of San Diego on a comprehensive city and beach tour. Explore historic districts, iconic landmarks, and beautiful beaches with a knowledgeable guide. Book now!
Duration: 7 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Santa Fe Depot - Built in 1915, Santa Fe Depot is our pick up & drop off point.
  • Gaslamp Quarter - We visit the historic Gaslamp District and learn about the history of Alonzo Horton and New Town.
  • Little Italy - Mama MIa! We drive by the largest Little Italy in America.
  • Embarcadero - 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 - Get a glimpse of colorful Chicano Park, a true street art display featuring numerous impressive murals on the bridge pillars.
  • Coronado Bridge - 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 - 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.
What's Included
  • Bottled water provided
  • Guided small-group San Diego tour
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Meals & beverages
Additional Information

Join our Premier City Tour for a comprehensive overview of the city and its coastal areas. Directed by our entertaining and well-informed guides, the excursion comprises a 3-hour picturesque ride & 4-hour visit to various sites. Experience the WHOLE of San Diego in a matter of hours.

Commence from the historic Gaslamp quarter and Little Italy. Continue along the Embarcadero to Chicano Park. Across the Coronado Bridge and the first 45-minute halt at the iconic Hotel Del Coronado. Next, pause for 45 minutes at the stunning Balboa Park. Proceed to the cradle of California, Old Town for our subsequent 45-minute breather.

Next, drive up the 5 highway to La Jolla Cove for a further 45-minute pause. A quick pass by Pacific Beach followed by a 45-minute break at Mission Beach. Moving on to Shelter Island, then back to the Embarcadero, and finally winding back to Downtown pickup location.

Offering FIVE 45-minute pauses, this is the MOST THOROUGH TOUR you’ll ever take in San Diego!

  • No children under age of 5. No infants.
  • Not recommended for travelers with breathing, leg or knee problems. Elderly with walking or health problems. There is a lot of walking on the tour.
1050 Kettner Blvd
Kettner Boulevard
The WHITE TOUR BUS will arrive at Santa Fe Depot on Kettner Blvd between 9:15am-9:30am, north of the MTS Bus Stop by the tree. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time. There is paid parking behind Santa Fe Depot on Pacific Coast Highway.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Apr 10, 2024
Rainy day turned into sunshine due to our driver George - George was great! He showed up on time. He was very knowledgeable. His videos and music were exact for each event and location.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Apr 4, 2024
Great tour - Our tour guide was George and our tour was amazing! We were able to see everything we wanted to see in San Diego in one day and we never felt rushed! I would highly recommend this tour!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 31, 2024
Shuttle Tour - My husband and I enjoyed it all. Guide had great history to share! Well-planned w/beach ending. Nice 45-min stops.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 30, 2024
Great tour - We have been to San Diego 3 times before. Wish we had done this tour the first time we were here. Learned so much that we didn't know about San Diego. Excellent tour!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 21, 2024
Day tour - It was a great tour hitting all of the big spots in San Diego. The tour guide was nice and knowledgeable.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 19, 2024
Great way to see the city! - This was an excellent and informative tour. George was so knowledgeable and had loads of ideas about good places to eat and visit in the city - wish I had his list! He is a native of San Diego and seemed to know everything about the city past and present. It was a good mix of drive-by touring and 45 minute stops at the most popular places. A great day!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Mar 16, 2024
Good bang for your buck - 7 hour tour that took you to the best parts of San Diego and allowed you to experience 45 minute stops to get a good sense of where you want to spend more time later. Definitely worth it. I went solo and had a great time. Tour guide is very knowledgeable of city history, but also very helpful pointing out restrooms to avoid wasting time searching. In comparison to the trolley experience, this tour goes more in depth and goes to La Jolla/Mission Beach.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 14, 2024
Great taste of San Diego - Great day, saw a lot of San Diego, perfect taste for places and an aid to deciding where to visit for longer. Great guide full of good information
Review provided by Viator
Apr 1, 2024
Informative Tour - The information about the history of San Diego and the places we visited was excellent. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Despite constant rain that marred our vision as we passed sites on the bus and also was detrimental at our outdoor stops, it was a worthwhile tour. My only complaint is that at least one stop, perhaps the one in Old Town since there are multiple places to eat, should be longer than 45 minutes. I recommend cutting the Mission Beach stop by 15 minutes and add that on to the Old Town stop. We tried to get lunch and had to rush through it to get back to the bus in time.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 26, 2024
A nice overview of the city - Pickup point was confusing pick up point was confusing these forms are ignorant these forms are ignorant
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up to 12 guests
1 Adult
April 2024