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Trolley Tour Gold Pass & City Lights Night Tour

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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 12 neighborhoods with 12 destination stops. City Lights Night Tour: See San Diego in a Different Light… With the help of our expert guides, you’ll take in romantic views of the city and cruise past notable landmarks, experiencing them like you never have before.
TYPE RETAIL PRICE SAVE UP TO
Adults $116.00 $76.00 $40.00
Children (4-12) $78.00 $57.00 $21.00
Children 3 & Under Free Free

Reservations are required for San Diego City Lights Night Tour. Guests must check in with our sales rep at the ticket booth 30 minutes prior to departure. Late check-in may result in forfeited reserved seat. Reservation based tickets are non-refundable. You may reschedule up to 24 hours in advance of tour time.

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. San Diego City Lights Night Tour: San Diego sparkles at night, and what better way to see it than with Old Town Trolley Tours! Hop aboard our trolley for a picturesque evening you won’t forget.

Your Trolley Tour Gold Pass & City Lights Night Tour Includes:

  • 1 day of free unlimited re-boarding
  • Hop on & off at 12 Old Town Trolley stops
  • Free shuttle service from select hotels
  • Free discount coupons
  • Free admission to the Maritime Museum**/Star of India - $20 value
  • Free admission** to 10 museums - $20 value
  • Only hop-on and off tour over the bridge to Coronado
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • San Diego City Lights Night Tour: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minute tour
  • See San Diego’s famous sights illuminated at night
  • Take in romantic views of the city and cruise past notable landmarks
  • Highlights include The Historic Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Coronado’s Ferry Landing, USS Midway and more
  • Attraction tickets do not have to be used on the same day
  • Discover the nearest and most convenient stop with our Exclusive Old Town Trolley mAPP

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.

San Diego City Lights Night Tour

Your 90-minute journey kicks off with a drive through the West Coast’s premier entertainment district, known as the Gaslamp Quarter. Famed for its vibrant nightlife, bright lights, and Victorian architecture, this unforgettable urban playground will captivate your imagination. Then, we’ll headto Balboa Park, one of the largest outdoor cultural centers in the US, with its stunning buildings, fountains, and statues glowing bright, transformed at night, and equally as remarkable in the evening as theyare during the day.

From Balboa Park, we’ll drive to the top of the Coronado Bridge for more spectacular sights, including the lights coming in from Tijuana, Mexico, the bay, and downtown San Diego. We’ll make a 15-minute stop at Coronado’s Ferry Landing,a perfect photo op location, to take in the stunning beauty of the San Diego city skyline visible from across the bay.

Then, you will re-board the trolley and headfor San Diego’s Little Italy. From its humble beginnings as the epicenter of the world’s tuna fishing industry to the high-spirited tourist destination of today, Little Italy is a chic, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, packedwith trendy cocktail bars, brewpubs, and restaurants with bustling patios.

From there, we’ll make our way to the Embarcadero’s Bayfront views. You’ll see the Historic County Administration Building, the Maritime Museum’s Star of India, the USS Midway Museum, Seaport Village, the Headquarters, and also the Navy’s aircraft carriers across the bay.

At the end of the tour, take your tour ticket to Top of the Hyatt for 50% off all wines and enjoy breathtaking floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of San Diego at the top of the tallest waterfront hotel on the west coast. Restrictions apply.

And with that, you will have experienced America’s Finest City in another light, something you won’t soon forget.

*Reservations are required for City Lights Night Tour.

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.

Free admission to the following museums**:

  • Old Town Sheriff’s Museum – Stop A
  • 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 G
  • Coronado Historical Museum – Stop J
  • Veterans Museum at Balboa Park – Stop K
  • Timken Museum of Art – Stop K
  • San Diego Firehouse Museum – Stop L
**Maritime Museum and 10 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.

Old Town Trolley Stops in San Diego

Hop on and off at any of our 12 convenient stops.

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

Booth Locations

Stop A - Old Town 4010 Twiggs St.

Stop C - Embarcadero 1004 N. Harbor Drive

Stop D - Seaport Village Approx. 500 Kettner Blvd.

Stop F - Horton Plaza Broadway Circle at Horton Plaza

Stop G - Gaslamp Quarter 4th and Island Ave.

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

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Old Town Trolley Tours

2020

January 1 – February 27, November 2 – December 31:

9:00am – 5:00pm
(Last full tour departs at 3:00pm from Old Town)

February 28 – June 11, July 4, August 17 – November 1:

9:00am – 6:00pm
(Last full tour departs at 4:00pm from Old Town)

June 12 – July 3, July 5 – August 16:

9:00am – 7:00pm
(Last full tour departs at 5:00pm from Old Town)

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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.

San Diego City Lights Night Tour

See online reservations for specific tour dates and times or call us at 866-754-0966.

No tours offered during December.

Duration: Approximately one hour and 30 minutes.

Boarding: 500 Kettner Blvd., Seaport Village, San Diego. Paid parking is available.

Reservations: Reservations are required. Guests must check in with our sales rep at the ticket booth 30 minutes prior to departure. Late check-in may result in forfeited reserved seat. Reservation based tickets are non-refundable. You may reschedule up to 24 hours in advance of tour time.

Maritime Museum/Star of India

At Star of India Wharf
1492 North Harbor Drive

619-234-9153 (for general information)

Hours of Operation:
June 1 – September*: 9am – 9pm.
Fall hours starting after Labor Day weekend: 9:00am – 8:00pm.

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

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