San Diego

San Diego Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour

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From USD 49.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore some of the top highlights of San Diego with your or or two day trolley pass (depending on option selected) for the city’s Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour. Choose your own adventure as you get on and off the trolley at any of the 11 included stops, covering famous sights including the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Cruise Ship Terminal, Little Italy, and many more. This San Diego trolley tour also features live commentary from the on-board guide during your ride.
  • Ride the San Diego Trolley
  • Hop on and off at any of the 11 stops as often as you like
  • Stops are conveniently located close to all popular attractions, shops and restaurants
  • Create your own itinerary to see the most popular sights of San Diego

What's Included

  • San Diego Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
  • Local taxes
  • Live commentary on board
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour does not operate on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.

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What To Expect

Get around the easy way with this trolley tour of San Diego, enjoying convenient access to 11 of the city’s top tourist sights with this one- or two-day pass. This vintage transport method, offering comprehensive access to some of San Diego’s best attractions, is a convenient way to get around without breaking the bank.

Climb aboard the trolley at any of its 11 convenient stopping points (see Itinerary below) any time during its normal operating hours. Trolleys come to each stop every 30 minutes. One of the many sights you can visit during the course of your ride is Old Town State Historic Park, often called the “Jamestown of the Pacific,” where you can discover the history of California’s founding amidst the area’s range of 19th-century buildings. There are also stops along the way for the world-famous San Diego Zoo, which houses a virtual Noah’s Ark of wildlife, the USS Midway and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. 

It's the perfect way to get around during your next visit to San Diego.
Old Town Trolley Tour of San Diego

11 Stops

17 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: Times vary depending on season. Currently operating 9:00am to 5 pm (last tour departs Old Town at 3 pm); Trolleys arrive at each boarding location approximately every 20 minutes. Guests will be given brochures when they begin the tour and can refer to the schedules printed in the brochure to see the first tour time, last tour time, and last re-boarding time at each boarding location. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

4010 Twiggs St

Maritime Museum of San Diego

1004 N Harbor Dr

Seaport Village

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Horton Grand Hotel

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

National Avenue & Cesar E. Chavez Parkway

1107 Orange Ave

2185 Presidents Way

1602 India St

Points of interest passed by on this route

Balboa Park

Seaport Village

San Diego Zoo

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Coronado Visitor Center

El Prado

San Diego Air & Space Museum

Old Town Trading Company

Gaslamp Quarter

Little Italy

Casa de Estudillo

The Coronado Ferry Landing

Piazza Basilone

Our Lady of the Rosary Church

Barrio Logan

Chicano Park

Martin Luther King Jr Promenade

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Emotional support animals or pets are not allowed
  • Most travellers can participate

Cancellation Policy

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.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where can I start my San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?

A:You can begin your tour at any of our stops listed.

Feb. 2021

Q:How often does the San Diego Tour: 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 may often add more trolleys.

Feb. 2021

Q:Can I bring my stroller onboard the San Diego Tour: 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.

Feb. 2021

Q:Are the trolleys heated or air conditioned during the San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?

A:The trolleys are open-air, so they are not heated or air-conditioned.

Feb. 2021

Q:Can I bring food or drink with me on the San Diego Tour: 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.

Feb. 2021

Q:Are pets allowed on the San Diego Tour: 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.

Feb. 2021

Q:Are the trolleys handicap accessible on the San Diego Tour: 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.

Feb. 2021

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Traveller Tips

The restaurant in Little Italy as worth every penny and not expensive.
I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the city, but it’s equally enjoyable for locals.
You can get off and on at your whim to explore the area, it was a very enjoyable day.
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Birthday Fun!
Deliny_K, Mar 2023
It was.My birthday and I really enjoyed.the.Trolley Ride.and Coronado Island was beautiful, I will.definitely go again!👍
The information from the...
Linda_L, Mar 2023
The information from the drivers was interesting. Getting off was great. It was a good way to explore the city.
Great Coffee in Little Italy
Kim_A, Mar 2023
Stopped in Little Italy for coffee at Lofty. Cardamom Turkish coffee is the best. That is all. ………….
Excellent Tour!!
Jeanne_S, Mar 2023
My tour guide was Sylvia. She brought a lot of entertainment and engagement to the tour. She was funny and provided exceptional history about places we were seeing. One of my favorite tours here!!
Highly recommend
Denise_A, Mar 2023
Great tour -we’ve done this every time we visit San Diego -super fun -entertaining guides & immaculate trolleys - highly recommend. Had a great time with our guides Sylvia & Matt.
Great Trolly Experience
Sian_T, Mar 2023
1st visit to San Diego so the Trolley Tour was a great way to see the city, as only there for a day.
Great way to get started seeing San Diego!
Jon_T, Mar 2023
My wife and I had never been to San Diego. This tour was the absolute best way to see the city in a short period of time, and to see where we would like to go back to the next day.
Fun day
Tricia_W, Mar 2023
We enjoyed our Trolley tour. The drivers and their commentary were great. We were always able to find a seat.
Awesome time had by all
Donette_L, Mar 2023
The historical sites and shares by our driver Belle were delightful and colorful seeing she is a native. She was so engaging that we did not hop off till the end and then drove and visited some of the sites.
Bridge ride
Debbie_C, Mar 2023
Riding over the bridge to Coronado and back. It was very windy and freezing! Driver and commentary was great!
San Diego
Gerald_M, Mar 2023
Convenient to cruise port covers San Diego pretty well best location for me was Coronado. Drivers are fun playing music for the attraction
Seeing we were only in...
Thomas_V, Mar 2023
Seeing we were only in town for the day it was a perfect way to see so much of the area. All 3 drivers were great, I can only remember the names of two drivers, Lizz and Moose!
Travels with Jack!!!
Leanne_P, Mar 2023
Hearing about our military presence, discovering the cultural differences, and our driver narrating interesting facts and details about the area.
Birthday Gift
Velanda_J, Mar 2023
This was a birthday gift for my best friend. I had taken the tour years prior and it is something my friend indicated she always wanted to experience. I scheduled it for her birthday and even the rain starting as the tour ended did not deter our enthusiasm. It was wonderful learning things about each area we passed and stopped. She enjoyed it and so did I.
Christmas Vacation 2023 (in March🤣)
Paige_P, Mar 2023
Jack was an amazing trip host. We had a limited amount of time and the trolley was the best way to see lots of San Diego. Jack was knowledgeable and added lots of humor to his stories. Next time, we will definitely take advantage of the hop on and off feature at each stop. Great experience!!!
Travel relax and happy
Connie_L, Mar 2023
Their staffs are cheerful and friendly. Route is well designed. My SeaL(and) Tour was Amy. She lives up to her nick name - Amazing Amy. Very friendly and informative. Captain Fenzii is supper too.
Wonderful site seeing tour wrapped in an entertaining, educational narrative bow!!
Pam_C, Mar 2023
So enjoyed Tiger! Great driver and tour guide! Learned so much that I would never have researched on my own…. We stayed on the trolley through the entire tour because I wanted a good overview of the city to facilitate planning where I wanted to explore more in depth during my visit to San Diego ~
Very nice! This was our second time we rode the trolley. Each time it was wonderful!
Dianne_W, Mar 2023
Reliable. When getting off you could depend on another trolley picking you up when you decided to leave and continue on your trip.
Time of our lives
Gus_S, Mar 2023
Tiger was awesome. He was very informative and made it a very wonderful experience. The whole tour gave us time to explore San Diego but also enjoy the history of San Diego.
Trolley city tour day
Stephane_F, Feb 2023
Great ride and very pleasant tour . The guides were very knowledgeable and Great humour throughout the entire day . Thanks