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Trolley Tour Gold Pass & Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum

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Old Town Trolley Tours is the best way to see the city. The tour is also designed so that you can hop on and off and explore on your own at any time. Our fleet of orange and green trolleys travel frequently throughout San Diego and over the iconic San Diego-Coronado Bridge to Coronado on a continuous 25-mile loop visiting 11 neighborhoods with 11 destination stops. Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum: The USS Midway Aircraft Carrier sits in San Diego at the Navy Pier welcoming and enriching guests from around the world. Its patriotic service and military operations are brought to life throughout this interactive museum.
TYPE RETAIL PRICE SAVE UP TO
Adults $108.00 $71.00 $37.00
Children (4-12) $51.00 $37.00 $14.00
Children Under 4 FREE FREE

Attraction tickets do not have to be used on the same day.

Old Town Trolley Tours: As you explore the scenic coastal landscape, you’ll learn why San Diego is called “America’s Finest City.” Since 1989, Old Town Trolley Tours has provided sightseeing tours highlighting the best of San Diego. Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum: Relive the legacy of the longest-serving aircraft carrier in U.S. Naval history! “Midway Magic” became a recognized term describing the amazing tenacity of the Midway and its crew.

Your Trolley Tour Gold Pass & Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum Includes:

  • 1 day of free unlimited re-boarding
  • Open-air sightseeing perfect for taking pictures
  • Hop on & off at 11 Old Town Trolley stops
  • Free shuttle service from select hotels (Friday - Sunday)
  • Free discount coupons
  • Free admission to the Maritime Museum**/Star of India - $20 value
  • Recommended admission to some museums** - $20 value (PLEASE NOTE: Most museums remain closed or have restricted open days and times due to Covid-19)
  • Only hop-on and off tour over the bridge to Coronado
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Experience Life at Sea aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers
  • Witness more than 60 exhibits and 24 restored aircraft
  • Reservations are required for Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum.
  • Attraction tickets do not have to be used on the same day

San Diego Old Town Trolley Tours

As you explore the scenic coastal landscape, you’ll learn why San Diego is called “America’s Finest City.” Since 1989, Old Town Trolley Tours has provided sightseeing tours highlighting the best of San Diego. Hop aboard one of our trolleys and you’ll experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Our friendly conductors narrate the San Diego tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and humorous stories. It will be our pleasure to guide you through the birthplace of California on one of our orange and green trolleys.

Old Town Trolley Tours is the best way to see the city. Because we showcase the best of San Diego and Coronado, you can avoid costly parking and city driving. The tour is also designed so that you can hop on and off and explore on your own at any time. With frequent pickups at all our stops, this helps you avoid walking long distances.

Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only the hangar and flight decks are currently open. Below decks are still off limits at this time. The Fantail Café is now closed. Café 41 will open in June. Reservations are required.

The USS Midway Aircraft Carrier sits in San Diego at the Navy Pier welcoming and enriching guests from around the world. Its patriotic service and military operations are brought to life throughout this interactive museum. Relive the legacy of the longest-serving aircraft carrier in U.S. Naval history! “Midway Magic” became a recognized term describing the amazing tenacity of the Midway and its crew. When other ships broke down or headed for port, the Midway continued to respond, to perform from the end of WWII all the way through Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Self-guided audio tours introduce Midway veterans who lived or worked on the ship and visitors have access to the hangar deck, second deck and flight deck, engineering, mess deck, berthing spaces, officer’s country, flight deck and optional flight simulators. More than 60 exhibits and 24 restored aircraft offer educational information and an inspiring look into military history. Visitors can also stop by the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum Gift Shop and dine at the Fantail Café.

Included with your Pass:

Free admission to Maritime Museum**/Star of India

The world-renown Maritime Museum of San Diego was founded in 1948 by a group of local historians and maritime experts. Here, visitors from around the globe come to walk the decks of the magnificent Star of India, the world’s oldest active sailing ship. The Maritime Museum of San Diego is devoted to exposing all ages to Maritime history and offers both permanent and temporary exhibits throughout the year. The museum is also known for restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels and has what is considered to be one of the finest collections of historic ships. Included in the collection are the 1898 steam ferry Berkeley, the 1904 steam yacht Medea, the 1914 Pilot and the Californian, which is a replica of a mid 19th century revenue cutter.

Recommended admission to the following museums**:

PLEASE NOTE: Most museums remain closed or have restricted open days and times due to Covid-19.

  • Casa De Aguirre – Stop A
  • Mormon Battalion Historic Site – Stop A
  • Old Town Railroad Depot – Stop A
  • AFRICAN-LATIN MUSEUM Casa Del Rey Moro – Stop A
  • San Diego Chinese Historical Museum – Stop F
  • Coronado Historical Museum – Stop I
  • Veterans Museum at Balboa Park – Stop J
  • Timken Museum of Art – Stop J
  • San Diego Firehouse Museum – Stop K
**Maritime Museum and additional museums are valid for two consecutive days from date of purchase. Pass is non-transferable. Other restrictions may apply. Extra days or free portion of the Pass have no cash value and are not refundable and non-transferable. Some museums offer free admission. Others are free due to the partnership with Old Town Trolley Tours. Your tour ticket is proof of purchase for admission to these museums.

Safety is our First Priority

The safety and well-being of our guests and team members remain our highest priority.

  • Per the CDC, face masks are required on transportation services.
  • Clear plexi panels have been installed at ticket sales depots and between the driver and guests.
  • Our vehicles are cleaned between each tour at key touch points with an EPA-approved disinfectant.
  • All of our vehicles undergo a deep cleaning procedure.
  • We’re enhancing our cleaning procedures at our sales depots and encourage guests to use cashless transactions.
  • We provide face masks to our team members.
  • Guests are required to wear face covering aboard the trolley and within 6’ of others.
  • Our cleaning practices meet or exceed all CDC guidelines.

Old Town Trolley Tours is taking enhanced safety and health measures for the benefit of our guests. Inherent risks to COVID-19 exist in any place where people are gathered. By using our services, you voluntarily assume all risks rising out of or resulting from exposure to COVID-19 or any other communicable illness.

In accordance to the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 64) and 42 Code of Federal Regulations 70.2, 71.31(b). 71.32, all guests and personnel must wear a mask while waiting at a boarding location in addition to wearing a mask while on tour. For additional information on the regulation or how to wear a mask, please see the links below.
https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/masks/mask-travel-guidance.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html

Old Town Trolley Stops in San Diego

Hop on and off at any of our 11 convenient stops.

  • A
    STOP
    Old Town Market
  • B
    STOP
    Maritime Museum
  • C
    STOP
    Embarcadero Marina
  • D
    STOP
    Seaport Village
  • E
    STOP
    Marriott Marquis and Marina
  • F
    STOP
    Gaslamp Quarter
  • G
    STOP
    East Convention Center – Petco Park and Hilton Bayfront
  • H
    STOP
    Barrio Logan
  • I
    STOP
    Hotel del Coronado
  • J
    STOP
    Balboa Park
  • K
    STOP
    Little Italy

Booth Locations

Stop A - Old Town 4010 Twiggs St.

Stop C - Embarcadero 1004 N. Harbor Drive

Stop D - Seaport Village 825 West Harbor Drive

Stop F - Gaslamp Quarter 4th and Island Ave.

Stop I - Coronado - McPs 1107 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA

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Old Town Trolley Tours

Tours open daily.

April 1 – November 7
9am – 6pm
Last tour departs Old Town at 4pm finishing up approximately at 6pm.

November 8 – March 31
9am – 5pm
Last tour departs Old Town at 3pm finishing up approximately at 5pm.

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Times vary depending on season.

Download trolley schedule.

Special Event Dates
(Events may cause delays, closed streets & tour stops)
Memorial Weekend, Rock-N-Roll Marathon, Independence Day, Comic Con, AFC Half Marathon, Labor Day Weekend, December Nights.

Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum

Reservations are required.

Open 10 am – 5 pm.

Last admission at 4 pm.

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Maritime Museum/Star of India

At Star of India Wharf
1492 North Harbor Drive

619-234-9153 (for general information)

Hours of Operation:
10am to 4pm.
Access is limited to the outside areas.

*Some ships/museums close for special events/maintenance.

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