This is THE essential San Diego tour. See almost all of the greatest sights San Diego has to offer, from the visually stunning Balboa park to over a dozen museums and more.
Old Town Trolley Tour
Enjoy a Narrated Old Town Trolley Tour of San Diego!
Welcome aboard the original Old Town Trolley Tour of San Diego. Enjoy our 25-five mile, fully narrated tour of San Diego and Coronado. Colorful anecdotes, humorous stories, and historical information are combined into a fast-paced two-hour narrative that both entertains and educates. Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego is the “attraction that takes you to all the attractions” and has been entertaining millions of guests for over 20 years.
Our tour has been hailed as the “Best Way to See the City” by SignOnSanDiego.com and was twice awarded the prestigious “Finest Service Award” by the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau.
How the Tour Works
Our fleet of colorful orange-and-green trolleys travels through San Diego and Coronado frequently on a continuous 25-five-mile loop. Start your tour at any one of our convenient stops and tour throughout the entire day. Stay on board your trolley and enjoy our fascinating narrative, presenting a great overview of “America’s Finest City,” until you return to your starting point in approximately two hours.
Hop On and Off!
Depending on your start time, you may also use your ticket to enjoy your tour in segments by hopping off at one or more of our distinctive stops on the loop. Each stop offers a unique aspect of San Diego for you to explore. When you are ready to continue your tour, simply hop on the next available trolley. Trolleys arrive and depart approximately every 30 minutes.
The number of stops you can explore in one day depends on the time of year that you are touring and the amount of time you have on the day of your tour. For your convenience, we offer two-day passes as well as discounted Old Town Trolley and SEAL Tour combination packages! Please ask our staff at any of our trolley stops how to best plan your day.
Show Your Trolley Ticket or Sticker for FREE Admission to These Museums:
Old Town Sheriff’s Museum; Casa De Aguirre; Mormon Battalion Historic Site; Old Town Model Railroad Depot; African Museum-Casa Del Rey Moro; San Diego Chinese Historical Museum; The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park; Timken Museum of Art; Coronado Historical Museum and San Diego Firehouse Museum.
See and visit Old Town State Park, San Diego Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza Shopping Center, The Historic Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado’s Hotel Del, Balboa Park & Zoo, Little Italy, and much more.
Your eTicket is good all day during hours of operation. Reservations are not required for the trolley. Last re-boarding times vary depending upon the Trolley Tour stop location and time of year. If you choose to stay on the trolley, the tour time is approximately two hours. You may hop on and hop off as many times as you like during the hours of operation.
TIP: Spend more time sightseeing! You can purchase admission to popular attractions along this hop-on/hop-off tour route directly from this Trusted Tours and Attractions website. Get your tickets in advance and experience one of the best vacations you can have!
- An exciting two-hour fully narrated tour of San Diego covering over 100 points of interest
- We are San Diego’s largest tour fleet with the most frequent pick-up service.
- Hop on and off privileges at conveniently located stops
- FREE admission to 10 museums included in your Trolley Tour ticket
- 100% satisfaction guaranteed
- The ticket is good for the entire day
- The attraction that takes you to the attractions
- Handicap accessible (We request a 24-hour notice.)
- Free hotel shuttle service from many hotels
- Discount coupons to attractions, restaurants, and gift shops
- Trolleys operate on clean-burning propane fuel
- Reservations are not required.
- Only hop-on and off tour over the Coronado Bridget to the Hotel Del