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Saver Combo: San Diego Hop On Hop Off Trolley & San Diego Zoo

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Key Highlights

  • Experience the vibrant cities of San Diego and Coronado on a hop-on, hop-off trolley tour
  • Hop on and off at any of the 10 stops and enjoy sightseeing at your own pace
  • Plus - this fantastic saver combo includes access to the exceptional San Diego Zoo!
  • Great savings compared to buying the tickets seperately
  • Overview

    This wonderful combos includes access to San Diego Zoo as well as the chance to see all the other city attractions on the iconic trolley!

    Go wild at the world-famous San Diego Zoo. More than 3,700 animals live in the vast park in San Diego’s leafy Balboa Park. The zoo was one of the pioneers in the concept of open-air, cageless exhibits with the animals allowed to roam, romp and roar in an environment that closely resembles their natural habitat.

    Board the double-decker tour bus that weaves through most of the park and get to know the creatures that call the zoo home. See endangered giant pandas from China (San Diego Zoo has successfully bred pandas) and learn more about these bamboo-munching cuddly giants in the interactive exhibits. Hit the sprawling Australian Outback area to see the koalas, wombats and wallabies. Slither over to the Reptile House to observe pythons, boas and Gila monsters. 

    Don’t anger the endangered Komodo dragon from Indonesia, which is the largest living lizard in the world with 60 flesh-tearing teeth and a forked tongue. Dive into the Northern Frontier, a spectacular habitat for Arctic animals including polar bears, reindeer, a variety of birds and Arctic foxes. Wander along Lost Forest, which leads to a tiger’s lair and other surprises while Gorilla Tropics recreates an African rainforest. Winged creatures abound in the Owens Rain Forest Aviary with more than 200 birds living in this replica of a southeast Asian jungle. If you are inspired to take flight, hop aboard the Skyfari aerial tram. You will get a bird’s eye view of the World Famous San Diego Zoo. 

    See the very best of San Diego while touring at your own pace on a traditional orange and green trolley-bus. 

    Old Town Trolley Tours allows you to hop on and off at attractions, shops and restaurants and explore on your own at any time. With frequent pick-ups at all our stops, this helps you avoid walking long distances. The friendly drivers narrate the San Diego tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and humorous stories with well-researched historical information that is both entertaining and educational. 

    You can choose from 10 different stops, all of them situated conveniently close to the main attractions and landmarks, shops and restaurants. One of the most popular stops is Old Town, where early California history comes to life; Old Town is often called the “Birthplace of California,” as it’s where California’s first European settlers made their home. Another popular stop is Coronado, where you can explore the famous haunted, Hotel del Coronado.

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  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    All Year: Daily


    Ticket is valid for 1 day

    Start time

    Trolleys run from 9am to 4pm.

    San Diego Zoo is open from 9am to 8pm

    Tip:  Make San Diego Zoo the last stop of the day to get the best value for money!

    Meeting Point

    Board the Trolley at any of the stops, San Diego Zoo is located in Balboa Park, just north of downtown San Diego.

    Ending Point

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 1 day ticket for the San Diego hop-on, hop-off trolley tour
    • Entrance to San Diego Zoo
  • Please note

    Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher. 

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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