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    San Diego Old Town Hop-On, Hop-Off Trolley & Gaslamp Quarter Tour

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    Activity Schedule

    • When does it run?

      Hop-on, Hop-off: Daily
      Gaslamp Quarter tour: Daily, except Tuesday & Wednesday

    • Duration

      Hop-on, Hop-off: 1 or 2 days (take your pick!)
      Gaslamp Quarter tour: 2 hours

    • Start time

      Hop-on, Hop-off: March to November: 9am to 6pm (Last tour departs Old Town at 4pm finishing up approximately at 6pm)
      Gaslamp Quarter tour: 10am

    • Meeting Point

      Hop-on, hop-off: Board the trolley at any of the designated stops. The first stop is Old Town State Historic Park.
      Gaslamp Quarter tour: Make your way to Spreckles Theater

    • Ending Point

      Hop-on, Hop-off: Hop off at any of the stops.
      Gaslamp Quarter tour: Tivoli Bar and Grill

    Key Highlights

    • Save money with the San Diego sightseeing combo that includes a hop-on, hop-off tour and Gaslamp Quarter tour
    • Discover San Diego, “America’s Finest City.” on an Old Town Trolley Tour!
    • The route covers more than 100 points of interest, so hop on and get started!
    • Visit the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway, Little Italy and more!
    • Enjoy lively commentary and amusing anecdotes by your on-board guide
    • Embark on a walking tour of the Gaslamp Quarter
    • Learn how New Town San Diego went from lawless frontier to a tourist hotspot
    • See ornate buildings and impressive Victorian architecture
    • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


    Save money on San Diego sightseeing with the Old Town Trolley tour and enjoy a walking tour of the Gaslamp Quarter.

    San Diego Trolley Tour:

    Explore San Diego on a hop-on, hop-off trolley tour that covers all its points of interest! Save on commute, parking fees, and the hassle of driving and enjoy San Diego sightseeing at your own pace.

    You can hop on the trolley at any of the stops to jumpstart. Explore San Diego and Coronado’s attractions while listening to your onboard guide's live commentary.

    Some of the major attractions covered:

    • Old Town State Historic Park 
    • Maritime Museum/Star of India 
    • Embarcadero
    • Seaport Village 
    • Marriott Marquis & Marina 
    • Historic Gaslamp Quarter 

    Gaslamp Quarter Walking Tour:

    Delve into the early days of San Diego on a walking tour of the Gaslamp Quarter. Once known as “The Stingaree,” the town was overrun by crime but eventually became a thriving port.

    The tour starts at The Spreckles Theater and continues past several historic structures from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Each building has a riveting story behind it, from former brothels to gambling halls, with the windows and facades forming a part of the compelling narrative.

    Learn from your guide about day-to-day life in this once rough-and-tumble town. You’ll even learn about that time Harry Houdini made a stop in San Diego!


    • 1, 2 Day Hop-On, Hop-Off trolley tour ( As per option chosen)
    • FREE map brochure with day planner
    • Walking tour of Gaslamp Quarter
    • Local guide


    • Admission to attractions, unless specified
    • Gratuities

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    Please note

    Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
    The date you choose is for the attraction ticket/tour. The hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 12 months.
    Individual vouchers for each activity will be shared after the booking.

    Hop-on, Hop-off trolley:
    San Diego is a functioning city and weather, traffic, and events may occasionally cause disruption.
    Timings and stops are subject to change. The updated map will be available on the trolley.
    Guests with vouchers can board at any Old Town Trolley boarding location. Free parking is available in Old Town.
    Trolley pass must be used on consecutive days.

    Gaslamp Tour:
    Please arrive at the pickup point 15 minutes prior to the departure time to avoid any last-minute rush.
    Wheelchair/Stroller Accessible: Yes

    Customer Reviews

    • Urs Christen
      Most informative and hilarious Hop-on Hop-off tour

      Alex was fun to listen to. He made personal contact with all passengers. His expertise in providing information in every part of the city was wonderful. Most of us laughed all...

      United States 05/07/2018
    • Sunny Ahmad
      Great value for your money...

      Very enjoyable trip!! We only had time for a one day trip but certainly wish we had time for the 2 day trip. An entire day can be spent at stop the ocean front beach and...

      Canada 02/14/2018
    • Deanna Lee

      Loved it! I had been to San Diego twice but this was my first time on the hop on hop off bus. Very informative, liked the little factoids (the Ulysses Grant Hotel chandeliers)...

      United States 01/24/2018

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