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    What to Expect
    Take a 4-hour city tour of San Diego by air-conditioned coach, enjoying a chance to admire the city’s beautiful coastal landscapes, antique architecture and lush parks during your visit. It’s a great way to get an overview of the city or cover a lot of ground in a short period of time.

    Start your visit in either the morning or afternoon (depending on the option selected) with a pickup from your hotel or the city’s Kettner Boulevard. From there you’ll continue by air-conditioned coach to some of San Diego’s most iconic attractions, parks and architecture. Check out the beautiful Victorian facades found in the city’s Gaslamp Quarter, then head to the city’s East Village, site of the San Diego Padres stadium, for a photo opportunity at PETCO Park.

    Continue to Balboa Park, considered, home to a number of museums, gardens and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Pass by the Botanical Building, which houses a diverse collection of plants and flowers, where you can take a few photos. Then move on to La Jolla, playground of the city’s wealthy residents. The area’s cliff-strewn coastline also features a community of seals and a collection of sea caves, along with top-notch views of San Diego from on top of Mount Soledad.

    Proceed to Old Town, known as the birthplace of California, where you can explore the range of restaurants, shops and historic architecture, some of which dates back to the 18th century. Those who have not purchased the upgrade visits to Seaport Village or the USS Midway will end their trip here, with a drop-off back at their hotel or Kettner Boulevard. For more details on the upgrade options, please check out the descriptions below.

    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-popular naval ship museum in the world. Take a self-guided audio tour which explores the ship's numerous restored aircraft, the engine room, galley, crew's sleeping area and ship's bridge. You'll also have the chance to watch the ship's collection of historical films and check out its interactive exhibits and flight simulators. 

    Another optional add-on for your tour is Seaport Village, a waterfront shopping and dining complex. Wander the cobblestone pathways of this entertainment area, 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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Five Star Tours & Charter Bus Company, 1050 Kettner Blvd Suite D, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 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
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • 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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This tour was a great way to see that San Diego has A LOT to offer and see. Frank was a GREAT tour guide - very knowledgeable and friendly. We highly recommend this tour if you have a few hours to spend.
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    We never took the tour. Received a phone call just as we arrived that it was cancelled. They had emailed us 45 minutes prior to that, but they should have called right away. It cost us $40 via Lyft roundtrip. They should have notified us earlier and via phone call, not
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    Awesome way to see San Diego & area. Allows enough time to check things out during the tour. Allows you to return to favorite spots afterwards.
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    the tour was cancelled with less than an hour's notice and the company did not offer any alternatives to the tour.
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    Response from fivestartours, Manager at San Diego City Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Unfortunately, we had to cancel the tour at the last minute during January. This month is our worst ever and have to turn down guests because we need to meet our minimum of five guests in our tours. We do offer alternatives from private tours, rescheduling tours or offering other companies to tour. Unfortunately, we cannot please all our guests. We are very sorry about your experience.
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    +1
    What a great tour! Even though we had a car rental we decided to let someone else show us around and it was the right decision! We booked last minute and it turned out to be a group of 5. Frank was great! He was very informative about the area and we spent time in all of the
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    Response from fivestartours, Manager at San Diego City Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thank you!
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    By: Five Star Tours
    1,063 reviews
    GoPlaces556110
    20
    A great way to see what all San Diego has to offer!
    This tour was a great way to see that San Diego has A LOT to offer and see. Frank was a GREAT tour guide - very
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    dolphin55Arlington
    Arlington, Texas
    2119
    Tour Cancelled
    We never took the tour. Received a phone call just as we arrived that it was cancelled. They had emailed us 45
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    E7361UBdenisel
    10
    A great way to get an overview of the area!
    Awesome way to see San Diego & area. Allows enough time to check things out during the tour. Allows you to return
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    MiniMarshmallows
    11
    Grand Baja Tour is a grand rip-off
    There was nothing grand about the Grand Baja Tour. Here are some of the letdowns: 1. It was advertised as a
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    alank579
    Bethesda, Maryland
    217
    Wonderful tour
    I couldn’t be happier with the tour of San Diego. The guide was friendly and informative. We hit the hot spots
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    L2061XIjerryb
    11
    not good
    the tour was cancelled with less than an hour's notice and the company did not offer any alternatives to the tour.
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    Bonitasplate
    10
    Grand Baja Mexico Tour
    Our trip began on Saturday, August 31 & the bus was suppose to pick us up at 9:00 am in San Diego, yet the bus was
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    Donna T
    Sayville, New York
    73
    Great Tour!
    What a great tour! Even though we had a car rental we decided to let someone else show us around and it was the
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    Y6201CBdebbies
    Kennewick, Washington
    10
    Abandoned
    I showed up at the train station as shown at 10:00 they didn't show up. I called the company and they called a
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    487valeries
    Boston, Massachusetts
    60
    No show !!! 😠😠😠
    Tried calling and emailing the day before to confirm. No answer. Showed up anyhow half hour before 8am departure
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    jonbC115AD
    10
    A lot of alcohol stops and hate America talk
    Our driver assumed everyone wanted to buy alcohol and made two stops just with that in mind. Our driver/guide also
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    jsa1977
    Colombia
    80
    Worst
    Booked several weeks in advance. Four days prior I begun to (try to) get a confirmation but they didn't answered
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    Stay30374639666
    10
    We enjoyed it although it was slightly unorganized
    Three of us left one of the winetasting since it was very unorganized and we were jammed into a small space and
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    degglston37
    10
    Sightseeing Tour--would not recommend
    scheduled the tour, tried to contact the agency to confirm since the tour was the same day and we received a
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    Grangran_W
    30
    My experience south of the border
    I was with a group of two couples from Australia, a family of three from Finland, and one single man on a one day
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