San Diego City Tour Excursion Reviews

San Diego City Tour cruise excursion
Overall Rating
Take a guided tour of sunny San Diego and see why it's been coined "America's Finest City."
Member Image jillmary
1 review
Nov 2016
drivers were very knowledgeable & an enjoyable trip on each bus/trolley getting on & off where we chose to.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image rentlady
2 reviews
Oct 2016
Didn't see Coronada which was part of tour. Tour guide said it was "way across town. "Ship not leaving for several more hrs. Did not get what we were going to see.
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image cothulio
2 reviews
Oct 2016
Would have been even better if we had taken advantage of "Hop On & Off" portion but physically unable to this time
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image meinkeb
3 reviews
Sep 2016
Great way to see the city while not being the driver.
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image Newtocruszn
1 review
Sep 2016
Good overview of the city, but expensive. The city tour was a hop-on hop-off and we Hopped off in Balboa Park and visited the zoo. Worth the trip and the cost.
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image Z0nker
1 review
Sep 2016
walked off the ship and bought Old Town Trolley Tickets at the end of the pier. It's a hop on hop off trolley that goes all over town. More "hop off" than "hop on" though, as the trolleys run full and you typically have to wait for three or more to get back on. Balboa Park was the highlight of the day. Lot's to do and see. We had lunch at El Prado in the courtyard. The bar menu is great and affordable with a good wine selection and you can sit outside.
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Provider: Old Town Trolley
Member Image endocruise
1 review
Mar 2016
Excellent tour
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Provider: Same as ship tour - Red Trolley tour
Member Image firegal2539
10 reviews
Nov 2015
I have never had a tour driver that was so knowledgeable as Jon was. I was on the Old Trolley Tour and every place we got to see, Jon has a story, pictures, maps, anything that would add to the interest of the tour.
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image cormike1
5 reviews
Sep 2015
We took the "Hop On/Off" bus tour and stayed on for the full city tour. It was really good with a guide explaining everything as we went along. It gave a really good overview and if you wanted to get off afterwards, you had a choice of going back.
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image aircraftti
1 review
Jun 2015
Took a bus ride around the city and the guide gave us infor on San Diego.
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Provider: Oceania Cruises
Member Image mar1060
1 review
Apr 2015
Short walk from ship. Shopped at Seaport Village, Gaslight district, Coronado Island (beautiful), Balboa Park, we went to the zoo, amazing. Also stopped in Old Town.
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Provider: San Diego Trolley Tours
Member Image ew2103
1 review
Apr 2014

This is the only tour listed for those disembarking the ship here (versus Vancouver or Seattle), as I was. (Other tours return to the ship.) You get 8-second glimpses of what are surely interesting sites through the bus window (I felt lucky when a traffic light turned red so the bus driver had to stop and I could get a 20-second look). Then we marched (I said "marched," not "walked") around Balboa Park. The tour guide must have been a drill sergeant in a previous incarnation: "All right, you've gawked at that sight 2 minutes now! Attention! About face! Forward MARCH! Hup, two, three, four, hup, two....." We were marched to shops selling junkier things, at higher prices, than the shops in the Spanish-speaking countries. In the Old Town, I managed to sneak into the lovely church versus the greasy-spoon restaurant so heartily recommended. Then to the airport; the bus driver was very courteous and accommodating to drop me off at the nearby Hilton, where I stayed over until my flight home the following morning. Recommendation: Make the tour of the famous zoo (we never even saw it!) accessible to disembarking passengers as well as passengers who will return to the ship.

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Provider: Holland America Line
Member Image chevytrkr
6 reviews
Mar 2014

We did the LaJolla and city tour. It was great. We drove through the Gas lamp District of San Diego on our way to Balboa Park. Then we drove over to LaJolla to view the cliffs and caves. An unscheduled side trip to Soledad Park was made. Our next stop was Old Town San Diego before returning to the ship. There is so much to see and do in San Diego, but our tour touched some of the best attractions in the city.

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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image velevele
1 review
Dec 2012
The tour started late because the guide couldn't find a Celebrity staff member to give the tour tickets to, but once it did, it was a lot of fun. We did drivethroughs of the Gaslamp District and Balboa Park, then headed to Coronado Island for a restroom break and some beach scenery. Then it was off to La Jolla for a little cliff hiking and sea lion-watching. We ended up with about an hour of free time in San Diego's Old Town, where many people chose to have lunch, and where there is also a lot of shopping and some historic buildings for sightseeing. The airport dropoff was smooth and right on schedule. I took off a star as I'd have also liked to walk around the Gaslamp District, but we just drove through that. Overall, a lovely way to spend the free morning in San Diego!
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Member Image CarlyJax
4 reviews
Sep 2012
This is just a different name for a Duck Tour. We had a wonderful water part of the tour....super guide. Could have given us a much more detailed wheel part of the tour.
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Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Member Image justsandy
1 review
Apr 2012
Celebrity offered a free tour because of delayed embarkation. Our trolley ride was hosted by a very humorous guide who knew her way around. We got to see much of Old Town, went over the Coronado bridge, and saw the beautiful Hotel del Coronado.
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Member Image leighla3
1 review
Apr 2012
In town so short period of time, there wasn't very much to do. Plus I live two hours from San Diego.
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises

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