San Diego Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour
4.2
20 Ratings
San Diego
Discover the rich history and iconic landmarks of San Diego on a self-guided audio driving tour. Explore at your own pace and learn from local experts with the VoiceMap app.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Mission Bay - Our tour begins at the edge of Mission Bay and takes in legendary landmarks including SeaWorld San Diego, the Cabrillo National Monument at Point Loma, Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Old Town State Park and Presidio Park.
What's Included
  • Lifetime access to the tour
  • Offline audio, maps, and geodata
  • VoiceMap app for Android and iOS
What's Not Included
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink
Additional Information

Uncover the reasons behind San Diego’s nickname as “America’s Finest City” with our pocket-friendly driving tour.

• Discover the city’s rich Spanish colonial past as you navigate through some of its most cherished neighborhoods and landmarks
• Gain insights from our producers Jerry and Mindy Flanagan, California residents and proprietors of TourFreely
• Complete the tour in a span of 2 hours or take your time at each stop with the freedom to choose your start and finish timings
• Enjoy unlimited usage prior to and following your booking date
• Experience the tour virtually from the comfort of your home

Upon booking, you’ll obtain a ticket containing instructions and a unique “Before You Go” code. All you have to do is download the VoiceMap app and input your code.

The app will provide you with directions to the starting point and will begin once you’ve reached the location. VoiceMap includes automatic GPS playback with detailed turn-by-turn directions and can even operate offline.

Location
The Mission Bay Beach Club
East Mission Bay Drive
Before arrival, please install the mobile app and use the code provided on your confirmation ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace. Detailed starting point instructions are available after downloading.
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
4.2
(20 Ratings)
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Melindasm8095nw
Feb 28, 2024
Enjoyed it! Worked great! - I loved that didn't need a tour guide, so I could easily stop where I wanted along the drive - Lunched at El Indio and stopped to walk at Presidio Park and at Windansea Beach. As a local and history buff, I was surprised by all learned about San Diego.. Definitely recommend it!
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Golfergg
Feb 23, 2024
Informative fun!! - Super cool GPS tech…we got to wind our way through the best of San Diego. Made several stops along our journey and had lunch in the Gaslamp. I recommend it for both SoCal natives or those visiting – fun to be entertained and learn along the way!
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Fellowtraveler696079
Jul 2, 2023
Great tour! - Right on point.. perfect directions, we were able to stop along the way and pick up where we left off on the audio tour. Very well done if you don’t mind driving .. didn’t make it through the whole tour as we found the ferry and was late getting back. Worth the price !
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Krisandjoannw
Mar 23, 2023
Great Driving Tour - We have been to San Diego once before. This driving tour took us places we would never go to as just a visitor to the city. Great direction, information and over all done very well.
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Jennifer
May 5, 2023
Fun way to see the sights - Fun and informative and a great way to see San Diego. We got turned around when downtown (construction, etc) so missed a lot in this area. We were able to tour areas we would never have seen otherwise.
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Kelly_g
Jun 14, 2023
Not bad but not great - The directions were unclear at some points and the narrator often said where to turn as we approached the turn, causing us to miss a number of turns.
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Dilnavazm2023
Mar 29, 2023
Great but needs some improvement. - We undoubtedly saw so much of beautiful San Diego. BUT the vocal directions need to be synced better. Too many last minute traffic directions which made us take many U turns. No recalculating of routes. Silences were too long. Information given was very good but confusing when spoken along with the directions. Great idea but needs to be tweaked. Wish you all the best.
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500tawanaa
Sep 8, 2023
Not for those directionally challenged - I found this self audio tour very confusing and frustrating. I frequently got lost and then had to put in the street names into my GPS to get on track. Also the app would literally wait until you were at the turn before telling you to turn. I ended up ending the tour and heading back to my hotel.
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Scott
Sep 3, 2023
Use Siri instead, she keeps talking. - We started out fine, but made a couple unscripted stops and we lost the audible turn by turn directions and could not get back on track. We also did not like the way the narrator’s voice stopped communicating to us for sometimes 3-5 minutes at a time. We abandoned the tour within 20 minutes because we couldn’t get back on course. Overall great idea, poor technology. Won’t do self guided tours with TA again. Wouldn’t mind a refund??
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Thomasbg1752gh
Aug 28, 2023
Bad. - If it worked. GPS vocal instructions worked less than half-the-time. Very difficult to download. Because the GPS did not work most of the time I would say this is dangerous.
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