San Diego Full Day City Tour And Shore Excursion


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Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Any aged child will enjoy the sights. Especially the "Pirate Ship". (Star of India)

Friendly: Yes.
You can stay in the car when we visit places. No need to get out to enjoy the views. Walking is minimal and optional. Wheel chairs can fit in the back of vehicle.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent)

A full day's private tour through the birthplace of California - and beyond!

Welcome to San Diego, America's Finest City! On my tours you will see dramatic natural views, historic buildings as well as historic places and hear cool stories about San Diego current and past.

I am considered one of the best tour guides in San Diego. I have over twenty years experience showing visitors around San Diego. I will do my best to make your tour something you will talk about long after you have left San Diego.


Starting with sights along the San Diego Harbor near the cruise ship, then moving along Harbor Drive on the way to Coronado and the Hotel Del Coronado, passing a filming location for the rowdy bar scene in the movie Top Gun.

From Coronado we will travel back over the San Diego - Coronado Bridge to visit Balboa Park, Cabbrillo National Monument (I have a pass), Old Town, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla Cove, the mansions on top of Mt. Soledad (where a lot of celebrities live).

Along the way we will take time here and there to get out of the car to take pictures and enjoy breath taking views.

Then I will return you to your ship.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Tour is up to eight hours. You call the shots as to when you want to return to the pickup spot.

If arriving at the airport I will be waiting nearby. After you finish at baggage claim, go through the doors to curbside. Call me with the zone letter on the green sign.

Meet at Cruise Ship Terminal or location of your choice. As I arrive I will be in contact by cell phone to fine tune the pick up spot.

I can also pick you up at any hotel in the area.

If arriving by train I can pick you up at any of the local Amtrak stations From downtown San Diego up to Oceanside.

End location: Cruise Ship Terminal, hotel, airport or anywhere else requested.

Duration: 8 hours

Eight Hour Shore Excursion City Tour


All tours are delivered in a late model, comfortable vehicle with Air Conditioning.

What’s Included

- Experienced Guide services
- Transportation in a private A/C vehicle
- Beautiful Views
- Historic Sites
- Historical Trivia
- "Top Gun" filming locations
- Beautiful, 40 - 50 million dollar mansions
- Many beaches, each with its own personality

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 USD - Food for up to four passengers.

What’s Extra

Anything you buy along the way, including your meals and souvenirs.


I am a disabled veteran with leg damage. I can walk a bit but not long distances. This should not cause any issues with my tours since they are mostly sightseeing from the car. Walking is minimal.

A Recent Review of this tour

Excellent tour, good introduction to the area. Lots of movie and television trivia and good recommendations for dining and other entertainment options. Michael was a friendly, courteous, entertaining guide.
James Olson

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