San Diego Sightseeing Tour with Optional Harbor Cruise

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Explore beautiful San Diego and Coronado on this narrated sightseeing tour. Aboard a comfortable coach, explore sites like Old Town, Balboa Park, the Gaslamp Quarter and Seaport Village, and enjoy time to walk around and take photos. Upgrade to include a scenic 1-hour cruise on San Diego Bay!

You’ll be picked up from your San Diego hotel in the morning and taken on a narrated coach tour of sunny San Diego, stunning La Jolla and scenic Coronado. First, visit Old Town, the birth place of San Diego. Now a state-protected historical park, this area commemorates the early days of the city and is home to Heritage Park, where you'll see well-preserved Victorian buildings. Continue to Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre (490-hectacre) park named after Spanish maritime explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa. Then, discover the Gaslamp Quarter, the historic heart of San Diego where the nightlife happens. Learn how the name refers to the gas lamps that were common here in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Explore Seaport Village, a waterfront shopping and dining complex built on the site of a former burial ground from the Spanish expedition of 1782. Then, travel on the Embarcadero, an area along the San Diego Harbor that's home to the cruise ship terminal. Drive along downtown's Green Dragon Colony, a collection of cottages that once served as a retreat for writers, actors, artists and musicians. These buildings now house quaint galleries and boutiques. In Coronado, an affluent resort city in San Diego County, see Hotel del Coronado, a19th-century building featuring well-preserved wooden Victorian architecture. Throughout your tour of these beautiful places, you’ll have several photo stops along the way, as well as time to walk around. Optional CruiseUpgrade your San Diego city tour to include a 1-hour cruise along San Diego Bay! In lieu of visiting Seaport Village, relax on a comfortable boat and soak in amazing sights from the water as you listen to interesting onboard commentary.

What's included

  • 4-hour city tour
  • 1-hour harbor cruise (if option selected)
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink