Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history of San Diego with our exclusive Old Town tour. As the first European settlement in what is now California, Old Town is a living history museum that offers a glimpse into life in the 19th century. Our journey will take you through historic sites, including preserved adobe buildings, the haunted Whaley House, and the serene Presidio Park, offering panoramic views of the city. With a professional tour guide at your side, each step will be filled with stories that bring the past to life, tailored to highlight your interests. Experience the origins of America's Finest City, from the early indigenous inhabitants through Spanish missions and the Gold Rush era. This tour is not just a walk through time; it's an opportunity to connect with the history that shaped San Diego.



Approx. 2 Hours

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We invite you to be our VIP guest on our Famous Old Town Tour, an exclusive 2-hour journey that immerses you in the rich tapestry of history and culture unique to San Diego's first neighborhood. Your adventure begins with a personalized pickup, at your point of origin in San Diego, and then sit back while we take you back through time to California's birthplace!

As we navigate through Old Town, you'll be captivated by the vibrant blend of Spanish and Mexican heritage, evident in the preserved adobe buildings, colorful folk art, and bustling mercado. This area serves as a living history museum, where every corner tells a story of the early Californian era, from the mission settlement to the gold rush.

Your journey will take you through the picturesque streets of Old Town, where the past comes alive amidst the aromas of authentic Mexican cuisine and the sounds of mariachi music. We'll explore the historic State Park, home to many of San Diego's oldest sites, and venture into the Whaley House, known as one of the most haunted houses in America.

In addition to Old Town's historical landmarks, we'll introduce you to some of the hidden gems and local favorites, ensuring a well-rounded experience of this charming district. Whether you're marveling at the craftsmanship of traditional Mexican pottery or indulging in freshly made tortillas, this tour promises an engaging and sensory-rich adventure.

This tour is one of our most beloved offerings, providing a unique opportunity to delve deep into the origins of San Diego. Throughout your journey, enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages, all while being entertained and educated by our professional tour guide. Don't miss the chance to discover the soul of San Diego through its most historic neighborhood. You'll leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the city's beginnings and the vibrant culture that still thrives in Old Town today.

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Tour Details


$169.00 per guest.


Old Town, San Diego, CA.


Daily & Hourly, Upon Request.


This experience takes place in most weather conditions.


Round-trip transportation from point of origin in San Diego is included.


Please contact us for any additional information at 1-619-367-9207.


Approx. 2 Hours


Private Tour.


2 guest minimum for this tour but any group size can be accommodated.


Comfortable clothing and shoes.


Please bring yourself ready for an awesome time!


No cancellations or refunds within 7 days of your tour date.

The Famous Old Town Tour Includes:

  • A history explanation of Old Town, to where it all began!

  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park: Explore the birthplace of California, with restored buildings and live reenactments of historical activities.

  • Whaley House Museum: Visit one of America's most haunted houses and learn about its fascinating history.

  • Heritage Park Victorian Village: Marvel at beautifully restored Victorian homes that have been relocated to this picturesque park.

  • Bazaar del Mundo: Immerse yourself in a vibrant marketplace offering unique gifts, art, and international cuisine.

  • Seeley Stables: Discover the history of transportation in early California with an impressive collection of 19th-century conveyances.

  • El Campo Santo Cemetery: Walk through one of the oldest cemeteries in San Diego, with graves dating back to the 1850s.

  • Presidio Park: Enjoy panoramic views of the city from this historic park, once home to the first European settlement on the U.S. West Coast.

  • Old Town Theatre: Catch a glimpse of the vibrant performing arts scene with the possibility of live performances and events.

  • And much much more...

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