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Whether you’re just breezing through or enjoying an extended stay, we’ve got several options to choose from to help you maximize your time in San Diego and still see the best first!

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Old Town Trolley Tours

1-Day Trolley

1-Day Trolley

  • 1 day of free unlimited re-boarding
  • Hop on & off at 11 Old Town Trolley stops
  • FREE discount coupons ($30 value)
  • FREE Self-Guided Walking Tours
  • FREE map brochure with day planner

Holiday Sights & Festive Nights Tour

Holiday Sights & Festive Nights Tour

  • The best way to experience the holidays in San Diego
  • Join in sing-a-long caroling
  • Share fun holiday facts, trivia and traditions

2-Day Trolley

2-Day Trolley

  • 2 consecutive days** of free unlimited re-boarding
  • Hop on & off at 11 Old Town Trolley stops
  • FREE discount coupons ($30 value)
  • FREE Self-Guided Walking Tours
  • FREE map brochure with day planner

City Lights Night Tour

City Lights Night Tour

  • Hop aboard the Trolley for a picturesque evening you won't forget
  • Approximately 1 hour and 40 minute tour
  • See San Diego’s famous sights illuminated at night
  • Take in romantic views of the city and cruise past notable landmarks

Ghosts & Gravestones

Ghosts & Gravestones

  • Hop aboard the Trolley of the Doomed
  • Hear about the spirits of characters who lived & died in San Diego
  • Learn how Pioneer Park changes to the darker side when the sun goes down
  • Journey through Old Town, walking through El Campo Santo Cemetery
  • Includes outside of the Whaley House and grounds. Tour does not enter the house.

Whaley House Evening Tour

Whaley House Evening Tour

  • As seen on the Travel Channel, SyFy Channel and Discovery Channel.
  • Be part of the historic legacy, mystery and legends of the Whaley Family, and hear of their myths and misconceptions.
  • Approximately 30-40 minute guided tour through the historic Whaley House and the surrounding grounds.
  • Regale in the tales of the spirits from the past and perhaps even experience the paranormal.

Whaley House Day Tour

Whaley House Day Tour

  • Self-paced tour through the interior and surrounding grounds of the House.
  • See and hear the history that makes the property a unique legacy site.
  • Discover the heritage that leads many to believe that the Whaley House is America's Most Haunted!
  • Get an unparalleled peek into early California history.

Whaley House After Hours Paranormal Investigation

Whaley House After Hours Paranormal Investigation

  • Participate in an actual Paranormal Investigation with our experienced guide
  • Get hands-on with the latest ghost hunting equipment
  • Learn the darker side of the Whaley House and the spirits that refused to move on
  • Intimate, small group experience

San Diego SEAL Tour

San Diego SEAL Tour

  • 100-minute, fully narrated SEAL Tour
  • State-of-the-art U.S. Coast Guard certified Hydra-Terra vehicles
  • Wind your way through picturesque San Diego streets
  • Cruise through the waters of San Diego Bay
  • FREE Self-Guided Walking Tours (adult ticket)

Why use Old Town Trolley Tours in San Diego

  • Delighting millions of visitors to San Diego since 1989
  • Lively narration by our entertaining and award-winning conductors
  • Only hop on/off tour in San Diego and Coronado
  • Unlimited free reboarding all day
  • American-owned & operated
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Old Town Trolley Tours is

San Diego’s Best Hop-On, Hop-Off All Day Tour

  • Best view! Ride high above it all
  • Every seat is the best seat!
  • Most frequent service
  • 11 convenient stops
  • Environmentally-friendly propane vehicles
  • 25-mile tour!

Your Vacation…
All Mapped Out For You!

We want you to make the most of your San Diego vacation, so we’ve come up with a tool that'll help you plan before you go and discover even more once you get there. Our easy-to-use interactive map will help you maximize your Trolley Tour experience, so you won’t miss all the excitement that San Diego has to offer! And since it works great on mobile devices, you'll have all the information you need during your trip, right in your pocket.
  • Trolley Routes & Stops
  • Helpful information
  • Points of Interest
  • Shopping & Entertainment
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • And much more!
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What Our Guests Are Saying

So glad we took the tour

Decided to take this tour at the last minute yesterday. We were not disappointed! Our guide Jardel was the best! His tour was informative and interesting. We especially enjoyed the music he added! So glad we took the tour. It was a pleasant and fun way to spend the day.


You made my family’s tour of San Diego most memorable

I do a lot of traveling, been all over the world… but never have I enjoyed my time as much as I did while riding the trolley around San Diego with “Bonk”! Outstanding employee… combines humor and facts better than anyone… If I lived there, I would have tried my best to recruit him to my organization…


BW was so much fun

My husband and I spent the week in San Diego and happened upon Old Town Trolley Tours. We boarded in Old Town and rode the entire circuit with BW. We enjoyed the tour so much, we did not get off at any stops the first time around, so as not to miss anything! BW was so much fun that we still talk about him and the tour. Another driver of note was Tony who was also great!


What a great experience!

I just returned from the all day trolley ride in San Diego. What a great experience! The tour guide, Philip, was fantastic. He gave us a great historical tour filled with knowledge and humor. He greeted every rider as they got on and off the trolley…


Best sightseeing tour ever

Hello to all the people from Old Town Trolley. My wife and I were there in San Diego and we took the tour… What can I say? It was the best Sightseeing tour ever. The bus is cool, the drivers are cool and very funny. When we come one day back to San Diego, we take this incredible tour again…


1st class professional job by Doc

Did San Diego city tour today, 4 people including my wife, Mom & wife’s Mom. Fantastic tour led by driver Doc!!! 1st class professional job by Doc! Many laughs & even a picture with Doc at the end. We’ll be telling all Canadians of our great experience with your tour team.


Worth every penny

My husband and I had the best time on your tour. Our driver was Vidal, and he was just great. He’s got such a great personality. We learned a lot. It was definitely worth every penny. The quality of the tour is incredible. I will definitely take your tours again. Thanks very much!



We truly loved our trolley tour in San Diego and we have not stopped talking about it and where we went. Our driver and tour guide Steve was fantastic and very funny and very helpful whilst on the tour and we agreed that the cost of the tour was also very worth every penny. We would strongly recommend this tour to our friends and family and can’t wait to return next year…


The best tour I’ve ever been on

My daughters bought these tickets for my first day in San Diego. It was perfect! I was able to see the highlights of San Diego and knew exactly where I wanted to return. The guides really made the tour the best one I’ve ever been on! Thanks!


Our driver made us laugh

We had one of the most pleasant experiences of our lives. It was our honeymoon. We lived in New Orleans and had nothing left but made an effort to go to San Diego. Our driver made us laugh and did some of the greatest shticks. He is wonderful and you need more employees like him on your tours. We will be back and you can guarantee we will only be riding your trolley!


Old Town Trolley Tours

Old Town Trolley Tours
San Diego Tour Schedules
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TOUR SCHEDULE Old Town Trolley Tours

Tours open daily.

January 1 – March 9, July 4, November 3 – December 31
9am – 5pm
Last tour departs Old Town at 3pm finishing up approximately at 5pm.

March 10 – July 3, July 5 – November 2
9am – 6pm
Last tour departs Old Town at 4pm finishing up approximately at 6pm.

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Times vary depending on season.



All schedules are subject to change. Please call (619) 298-8687.

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San diego Ghost & Gravestones
TOUR SCHEDULE Ghosts & Gravestones Night Tour

Tours operating Nightly.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. Limited tours offered in December.

For more information and available dates & times, go to Ghosts & Gravestones schedule.

Reservations are required.
Call for availability prior to making your e-ticket purchase:

(619) 298-8687

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San Diego Seals

Operating daily tours.

Offered year round.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Schedule subject to change due to weather and low tide conditions or city events.

For more information, go to SEAL Tour schedule.

Reservations are required. Please call to confirm tour times for a specific day:

(866) 754-0966

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TOUR SCHEDULE San Diego City Lights Night Tour

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

Duration: Approximately one hour and 30 minutes.

No tours offered during December.


We take great pride in providing an itinerary that showcases all the great aspects of each city during our tours. The most popular stops on our San Diego tour include Balboa Park, the Star of India Maritime Museum, the Gaslamp Quarter, the Embarcadero Marina/USS Midway Museum, and the Hotel del Coronado.

Our San Diego tour is 25 miles long and is approximately 100 minutes from start to finish, but our hop-on, hop-off tour is designed for you to hop off at any stop, explore a San Diego attraction or neighborhood, and hop back on when you are ready to resume your San Diego sightseeing experience.

You may start your Old Town Trolley Tour at any of our convenient stops. Click on Map and Stops to see a list of our stops with information about the attractions and points of interest at each stop.

The San Diego Tour travels through Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter, Old Town, Balboa Park, Coronado, and downtown.

Our San Diego tours run 363 days per year (364 in leap years). We’re only closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego operates the city’s largest fleet of sightseeing vehicles, and this allows us to pick up and drop off more frequently than any other trolley company. The frequency of the trolleys depends on the time of the year, traffic, and weather conditions.

Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre natural wonderland filled with unforgettable experiences for people of every age. Yes, our San Diego tour goes to Balboa Park.

This charming island is located off the coast of San Diego and is popular for its idyllic ambiance, picturesque scenery, and rich history. If you’re looking for a unique and engaging way to explore Coronado Island, the Old Town Trolley tour is an excellent option. Driving across the bridge is exhilarating, and you’ll get panoramic views of the city from a high vantage point. This tour is an exciting, informative, and entertaining way to see the island’s iconic landmarks, including the famous Hotel del Coronado, Coronado Beach, and the gorgeous mansions overlooking the bay.

San Diego is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, with great weather, a thriving restaurant scene, and many attractions to visit. However, if you have mobility issues or simply don’t want to do a lot of walking, it can be tricky to find things to do. That’s where the Old Town Trolley tour comes in handy. This guided tour of San Diego’s top landmarks allows you to sit back and relax while learning about the city’s history, culture, and architecture. Whether you’re interested in history or culture, or simply having a good time, this tour will take you to some of the city’s must-see attractions.

San Diego is one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in California. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, there’s something for everyone, from stunning beaches, world-class museums and cultural landmarks to a bustling nightlife and a welcoming atmosphere. But, for those of you who only have one day to discover it all, is it even possible? The answer is yes, and the quickest and easiest way to do it is by taking the Old Town Trolley Tour.

The Old Town Trolley Tour is a hop-on, hop-off tour that covers all the major landmarks in San Diego. You can catch the trolley at any one of its stops and hop on and off as many times as you like. The journey will take you to some of the most famous places in San Diego, such as Balboa Park, the Gaslamp Quarter, and the USS Midway Museum. You’ll also see the world-famous San Diego Zoo, the vibrant Little Italy District, and the charming Old Town. With many stops, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see the most iconic places in the city.

The Whaley House Museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in San Diego. It’s not only a beautiful Victorian mansion, but it’s also famous for its paranormal activity. With its dark past, the museum probably has more history and intrigue than any other spot in the city.

Day tours at the Whaley House are perfect for families with kids and those who prefer historical tours. During the day, the mansion is well-lit, and you’ll have a chance to admire the beautiful architecture and learn about the Whaley family’s history from knowledgeable guides.

If you’re looking for a more thrilling experience, the evening tours are for you. The Whaley House has a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in America. Beneath this beautiful facade lies a darker side. Visitors report various paranormal experiences at the house. Some see ghostly visions, while others hear footsteps in empty rooms. Will you be lucky enough to witness these paranormal activities?

Whether you choose a day or evening tour, you won’t be disappointed. The day tours offer a more traditional historical experience, while the evening tours are perfect for thrill seekers and those interested in the paranormal.

Balboa Park spans an area of over 1,200 acres, which means it could take a while to see everything. Typically, it would take you at least an entire day to see the main attractions and explore the park. This could be longer or shorter depending on how much time you spend at each attraction and how much walking you want to do. It is possible to visit Balboa Park on the Old Town Trolley Tour, as it includes an overview of the park’s history, significant landmarks, and distinct architectural styles. Therefore, if you only have limited time to visit Balboa Park, you can hop on the Old Town Trolley Tour and learn about the park’s history while getting a glimpse of its beauty.

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