- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
See the best of San Diego on this morning or afternoon highlights tour that includes the historic Gaslamp Quarter, museum-packed Balboa Park and ritzy La Jolla. With hotel pickup and drop-off included, this comfortable coach tour makes it easy for first-time visitors or those short on time to get an excellent overview of sunny and scenic San Diego. Upgrade to also include admission to the USS Midway maritime museum or the lively Seaport Village shopping area.
- 4-hour San Diego city tour
- Visit to Seaport Village (if option selected)
- Professional guide
- Transportation by air-conditioned coach
- Hotel pickup & drop-off; USS Midway and Seaport Village passengers MUST contact the local operator to setup a drop-off time
- Food and drinks
Five Star Tours & Charter Bus Company
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point
Board your comfortable, air-conditioned coach at your San Diego hotel or at Kettner Blvd and embark on your tour of San Diego's most famous attractions and popular neighborhoods including Old Town, Little Italy and the Embarcadero. Admire the Victorian-era buildings in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, and visit San Diego's East Village for a photo stop at PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres baseball team.
Make your way through beautiful and scenic Balboa Park, and stop for photos of the park's Botanical Building, featuring a multitude of vibrant plants and flowers. Continue to the affluent, seaside area of La Jolla to see natural sea caves and seals and delight in panoramic views of San Diego from Mt Soledad. Take in the lively atmosphere and see the many shops and restaurants in Old Town, considered the birthplace of California because it was where the first Europeans settled in the 1700s. Your four-hour coach tour of San Diego concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Upgrade to visit USS Midway or Seaport Village
Opt to also include admission to the family-friendly USS Midway Museum at Navy Pier, the most-visited naval ship museum in the world. Through a self-guided audio tour, explore a multitude of restored aircraft, the engine room, galley, crew's sleeping quarters and ship's bridge. Check out the informative films, interactive exhibits and flight simulators.
Or, wander the cobblestone pathways of waterfront Seaport Village, enjoying an eclectic array of boutiques and restaurants; live music and street performers; and views of the San Diego Bay. Use your provided maps and discount guide to make the most of your visit.
Stay as long as you wish at the museum or shopping village and make your own way back to your hotel, or request drop-off at your hotel when you're ready.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Return transportation is not required with the USS Midway or Seaport Village options as you are allowed to spend as much time as you wish in these areas. However, if you wish to be dropped-off at your hotel after the excursion, please contact the local operator to setup a drop-off time
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Fantastic tour and well worth the money. Our guide Frank was fantastic!! He went over and above to be sure we had a great tour. I would recommend this tour highly to anyone who comes to San Diego and wants a great overview of the area. High marks, especially to Frank.
Very nice trip. The guide, Ms. Atala was great, the van was comfortable, the other passengers friendly. This trip is packed with attractions and goes fast, you see a lot and it gives you a very good idea where to go back for more. Four hours flew by.
Very good tour. Our guide had many interesting and relevant historical stories to share with us.
The San Diego tour was incredible! Our tour guide Al was very knowledgeable and entertaining! My husband and I were able to view amazing sites such as the San Diego skyline, beaches, and museums! Thanks for an amazing time!
Our morning tour was good and our travel guide was very interesting and informative. He drove us to a variety of places. San Diego is a beautiful city and I hope to go back one day for a much longer tour.
Nice tour we saw a variety of sites in and around the city. I plan to visit these sites on my own in the future.
The tour was amazing. Great overview of San Diego and La Jolla. Would highly recommend this tour. The guide was knowledgable and had a great sense of humor.
I had a wonderful 4 hour with the very informative, professional and entertaining tour guide, Atala Gonzales. She provided personal tidbits throughout the tour which made it more personable since she is a lifelong resident of the San Diego area. I recommend this tour to any one visiting San Diego for the first time and if possible, ask for the tour with Ms. Gonzales.
Great overview of all of the highlights. Really appreciated the small size comfortable van and the commentary provided by Larry.
Excellent, leisurely, interesting, and surprisingly thorough tour! We took the tour last Tuesday in the afternoon. Our tour guide Frank was incredibly knowledgeable, shared a lot of fun facts and kept the tour from seeming like a rushed affair. We covered so much in 4 hours. San Diego has a lot of attractions relatively close together so there was plenty of time for some wandering in Balboa Park and Old Town. The transport was clean and comfortable and traffic for the afternoon tour was no issue. We highly recommend the tour and hope you get Frank as your guide!
Great tour! The City of San Diego is absolutely beautiful! The places we toured were amazing and the tour guide was very friendly, fun, and knowledgeable.
Loved this tour. We has a great time seeing the sights of San Diego and our tour guide was the best.
Great driver picked up from our hotel. The only thing you need to confirm which can be a problem if you arrived late the day before.
This tour was worth every penny! Frank was extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating. It was a beautiful day for a tour and we had the opportunity to walk around Old Town, La Jolla, Coronado, and Balboa Park, which was a nice treat.
Our tour guide Frank made the tour - he was funny and really knew his way around. The van was very nice and we got a great taste of the many beautiful sights in San Diego. Would recommend doing this right away upon arrival to San Diego so you know where you would like to go back to spend additional time.