Private Half Day Tour of San Diego inc Transport

Magpie ID: FDKUMR
API Provider: Rezdy and Redeam
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Location: San Diego
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 5.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 8
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Learn about the beloved home baseball team
Admire a fine collection of museums in Balboa Park
Discover how a fort and mission, established in 1769, expanded into a settlement
See the fine, historical streets and grand Victorian architecture of the Gaslamp Quarter
Be awed by the Old Town’s rich Mexican culture
Grab a bite to eat in Old Town's buzzing food scene
See the beautiful coastal stretch of upscale La Jolla
Gaze over Pacific waters that are home to seals and marine birds
Summary
Find out why San Diego is called 'America's finest city'
Description

Discover the compelling character of California’s second-largest city, renowned for its fascinating Mexican heritage, resplendent gardens, historic streets and fine stretch of Pacific Coast

 - Meet your private guide outside Petco Park in 'Park at the Park' and learn about the beloved home baseball team
 - Admire a fine collection of museums in Balboa Park, a 490 hectare (1,200-acre) urban green space
 - Discover how a fort and mission, established in 1769, expanded into a settlement under Spanish, then Mexican rule
 - See the fine, historical streets and grand Victorian architecture of the Gaslamp Quarter 
 - Be awed by the Old Town’s rich Mexican culture
 - Grab a bite to eat in Old Town's buzzing food scene (price not included in tour)
 - See the beautiful coastal stretch of upscale La Jolla and its opulent mansions
 - Learn how intertwined the Mexican culture is in San Diego
 - Gaze over Pacific waters that are home to seals and marine birds 

In 1867, when Alonzo Erastus Horton stepped ashore from a San Francisco steamer he trod on land that would, one day, be the heart of San Diego. Awed by what he found, Horton declared it "the prettiest place for a city I ever saw." Since then millions of visitors have echoed the sentiments of this early explorer, the single most influential arrival in San Diego - although not the first to discover its beauty. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims to have discovered San Diego Bay in 1542, some 200 years before Europeans settled the area. In truth, however, the indigenous Kumeyaay peoples had been living in the area for as long as 12,000 years prior to any European ‘discovery’ with the Southern Californian coastal region’s first Americans, now called the San Dieguito, calling it home in around 9000 B.C. Today this once uncharted paradise belongs to an urban population of around 1.4 people, with San Diego - or Sandie as the locals call it - the second largest Californian city

On your fascinating private San Diego half day highlights tour you will discover the city’s deeply embedded Mexican heritage and will explore the legacy of San Diego’s place in the Mexican Empire from 1821. You will understand what the American-Mexican war, 27 years later, meant for California and the USA. San Diego’s Italian community, established in Waterfront Park in the early 19th century, has also helped shape the culture of the city with its Little Italy Mercato Farmers’ Market, pizzerias, ice cream parlors and gourmet food stalls. Unsurprisingly, San Diego is gaining a reputation for its diverse and taste-rich food scene

On the San Diego half day highlights tour you will visit many of the city’s major historical sites, neighborhoods and parks, including Balboa Park, the elegant architecture of the Gaslamp Quarter, the Old Town’s rich culture and the beautiful coastal stretch of La Jolla - plus more. Through the local insight of your private guide, you will be introduced to some of San Diego’s lesser-known corners with plenty of opportunity to grab some fabulous photographs of the city’s most picturesque landmarks, be it quaint Victorian streets, bloom-filled gardens and the upscale mansions of La Jolla’s monied elite, or the stunning cliff-strewn coastline that are home to seals, marine birds and rugged sea caves

Included Private Transportation
A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
Gratuities (optional)
Know before you book This is a driving tour, however, some walking will be involved during stops
Know before you go Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 8 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Season:

Season: From 01-06-2020 To 01-04-2021
Sunday 09:00, 13:00
Monday 09:00, 13:00
Tuesday 09:00, 13:00
Wednesday 09:00, 13:00
Thursday 09:00, 13:00
Friday 09:00, 13:00
Saturday 09:00, 13:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 32.708794, -117.156489
Address: Park at the Park , Downtown San Diego, San Diego, California, 92101, US
Notes: Tony Gwynn Statue in 'Park at the Park' outside Petco Park
Start Location Notes Park at the Park , Downtown San Diego, San Diego, California, 92101, US
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes Park at the Park , Downtown San Diego, San Diego, California, 92101, US
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Pricing

Other Information

FAQ

Will there be other people on the tour or is it just us?

All 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.,

Are entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?

In 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 or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

What is your cancellation policy?

On 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 or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Who do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?

At Travel Curious, 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 or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Am I able to book more than one tour?

Absolutely, 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 or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

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