Visit the highlights of the city from Coronado Island and the Gaslamp Quarter to Balboa Park and La Jolla.
Things to know
Culture Vulture, Family, Friends, Looking for Local
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
No tickets required
Type of tour:
Driver tour - you will have your own luxury private vehicle accompanying you throughout the tour.
Meeting points: Tony Gwynn Statue in 'Park at the Park' outside Petco Park
What makes this tour special
Discover San Diego’s compelling character, rich in Mexican heritage and fascinating history. With over seventy miles of sunny coastline and equally compelling adventures awaiting inland, San Diego is an idyllic place to spend a day familiarizing yourself. On your full day highlights tour, you will:
Enjoy hotel pick-up and private transport all day with your expert guide.
Stroll the extensive grounds of Balboa Park, a 490 hectare (1,200-acre) urban green space with stunning architectural treasures.
See grand Victorian architecture in the streets of the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter.
Immerse yourself in Old Town’s rich Mexican culture and sizzling food scene.
Enjoy a delicious lunch in one of San Diego’s enticing eateries (price not included).
Soak up the laid back vintage SoCal hippy vibe of Ocean Beach.
See stunning coastal stretch of La Jolla with itsrugged cliffs and spectacular wildlife.
Explore San Diego’s strong Mexican culture and historical ties with Mexico.
On this fascinating in-depth Private Full Day San Diego Highlights tour, you will discover much about California’s second-largest city, from its ‘discovery’ by Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542, to the indigenous Kumeyaay peoples who occupied the area 12,000 years prior to European arrival. Learn about the settlement of San Dieguito, and the cultural, socio-political and historical developments that powered it to a city of a population of 1.4 million. With a deeply embedded Mexican heritage, the legacy of San Diego’s place in the Mexican Empire from 1821 is a fascinating story. An Italian community, established in Waterfront Park in the early 19th century, has also shaped the culture of the city. See for yourself why San Diego - or Sandie as the locals call it - is dubbed America’s Finest City.
On the San Diego Private Half Day Highlights tour, you will visit several of the city’s major historical sites, quaint neighbourhoods and parks, and Coronado Island - a picturesque peninsula blessed by gorgeous beaches, tidal pools and coves. Soak up the buzz of the Gaslamp Quarter, the architecture of Old Town, and Balboa Park. San Diego offers plenty of mouth-watering options for lunch, from delicious fish tacos to homemade pasta. At Ocean Beach, enjoy a laid back hippy vibe and browse artisan trinkets before relishing the stunning coastal stretch of La Jolla with its seals, sea lions and seabirds - San Diego’s famous ‘Paradise By the Sea’. Then - at the end of the tour - have your private guide drop you off back at your hotel or somewhere central of your choosing.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.
For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.
To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <email@example.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.
Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <email@example.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).