San Diego Group Tours – Charter Bus & Walking Tours

Make Your Tour Guests Say ‘Wow’

We know your reputation depends on the quality of the experience you arrange for your group or client. To make sure your guests are not only completely satisfied but come back to you with rave reviews, the owner is involved in the planning of each tour and will often serve as the guide. We also work as tour guides for foreign groups who who understand broken English but are happy to arrange for a foreign speaking tour guide as well.

Taking the Professional Tour Guide Association on a TourWe have built a great reputation for making people say ‘Wow’.

Our public coastal sightseeing tour became ranked as the best bus tour in San Diego on TripAdvisor within months of launching the business in June 2010 and continues to receive recognition, such as Viator’s ‘Best Local Operator 2014’.

Whether you need a step-on guide, Mercedes Sprinter van, mini-charter, or full-size charter, we can handle your group. We will provide you with a detailed quote and itinerary. We can arrange payment to be either fixed fee or based on the number of guests who sign up for your tour. We will not only make sure your clients have a great time but we’ll do our part to make your job easy.

Reviews from San Diego Group Tour Clients

It is us who can’t say “THANK YOU” too many times and in too many different languages. Everyone came back just expressing what a wonderful time they had and how great you were and that the tour was so exciting!!!! … I, for one Tim, am so appreciative for all you did to help us be a success and in no small part your La Jolla tour was a huge contributor to the “WOW” factor of what makes San Diego so special.” – DeeAnn Snyder, Director of Convention Services for the San Diego Convention Center following a tour I provided to an international association of convention center executives and their spouses.

“As a meeting planner, I have booked and been on tours all over the country. Tim was one of the best tour guides that I have worked with anywhere. He was a pleasure to work with during the planning stages. Once we were onsite at our hotel, he showed up early for the tour and had everything ready to go for my group when they arrived. We stayed on schedule throughout the entire day, but never felt rushed or like we were anywhere for too long. Tim provided interesting and entertaining information and facts the entire trip. One thing I really appreciated, was the map he provided my group that included our meeting spot and the time to meet to catch the bus home. For those individuals who wanted to explore on their own, the map made it very easy to find their way around and get back on time. We never had to search for any lost attendees. We’ve gotten great feedback from our group and I was very pleased with the entire experience. I would definitely recommend Tim and use him again next time we are in San Diego. ” – Teri Ditsch, Group Services Manager for Blue Hawk following a tour provided to owners of HVAC companies across the United States.

San Diego Charter Bus & Group Tour Pricing

We provide a complete package with built in flexibility at a competitive price. Whether you have a small group, a big group, or you don’t know how many guests you will get for your tour group, we can be flexible and price accordingly. We not only want to make sure your tour guests have a wonderful time but we want to make your experience arranging the tour is an easy one as well. Our business, TourGuideTim Inc., is insured as a tour operator through Zurich and we promise to be easy to work with so you have peace of mind.

San Diego Group Tour Itineraries

We enjoy providing bus tours that include walking tours at various scenic stops. As part of a San Diego City Tour, we always like to include La Jolla and Torrey Pines, which offer the best scenery in San Diego as well as the opportunity to see up close the seals, sea lions, pelicans, and cormorants that play along the beaches in La Jolla. We are also very happy to provide tours that focus on San Diego’s coastline, similar to what we provide on our public Coastal San Diego Tour to La Jolla and Torrey Pines. This provides a nice variety for groups who’ve been to San Diego before and have already seen many of the attractions in and around downtown San Diego, such as Balboa Park, Coronado, and Old Town. For whatever you have in mind, we will put together an itinerary for you to review and we are happy to make adjustments even on the day of the tour to make sure guests have a wonderful experience in San Diego.

We can also arrange for meals and tours of specific attractions like the Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Salk Institute as part of the sightseeing tour.

Bus Charter

We partner with bus companies in San Diego to provide the professional driver and a variety of charter buses for our tours. This give us the flexibility to provide a bus that fits your group’s size and needs. Also, because of our regular use of charter buses for our public tours, we are able to obtain charters at lower rates and incorporate that into the simple one-stop pricing we’ll offer as part of your tour package.

Step-on Tour Guide

If you have already arranged your bus, we can serve as your step-on guide. If we not available or if you have special requirements for your guide, such as the need to speak a foreign language or have expertise in birding or other focused topic, we can arrange that for you as well.

Plan Your Charter Bus Tour of San Diego

You can reach us by email at or by calling us directly at 1-231-Tim-Tour (846-8687). We look forward to making your guests say ‘Wow’.

More San Diego Group Tour Reviews

“Best TourGuide You’ll Find. TourGuideTim lead us on a very well planned trip around San Diego and La Jolla on the only day it had rained in a while! He’s only been in the area for 10+ years but knows a tremendous amount about the area. We were having a business meeting in La Jolla, and wanted something fun to do while we were there. We loaded on the bus while it was still sunny and not even 5 minutes into the tour the rain started. Tim was prepared with yellow umbrellas! Needless to say the route got changed and the plans were rearranged, but everyone loved the tour!!!!” – Meeting for vendors to the Boy Scouts of America

“Just a quick note to thank you, on behalf of all the ISWNE folks on the tour last Friday, for providing a great introduction to San Diego! The proof of that was that people went back to places you had taken us…Everyone on the tour went out of their way to tell me how much they enjoyed it, and how much they appreciated your approach to it and the amount of information you had available, both in general and in response to questions. Thanks again for a very well done job!” – Dave Gordon on behalf of the Board of Directors for the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors.

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