TourGuideTim’s Famous Coastal San Diego Tours – Including La Jolla & Torrey Pines
Join a small group of fellow travelers to see the most beautiful sights in San Diego while learning about the natural diversity, American innovations, and pioneering women who help turn a barren landscape in an arid climate into one of the most desirable cities in the world.
***As noted on the home page sidebar, I have moved on to a new challenge and thank everyone who took this tour and made it the top rated sightseeing bus and walking tour in San Diego. I can refer people who want private and group tours led by those who trained with me and continue to offer tours.***
What to expect on our Coastal San Diego Tours
We will visit the places where locals hang out with seals and sea lions playing on the beaches, see the homes of millionaires and billionaires who move here from all over the world, stand atop sandstone cliffs overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean, stop by the world famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, and much more.
This bus tour starts in downtown San Diego and takes you beyond the theme parks and museums to see where the locals live, work, and play. We offer much more than your standard tour…we offer an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime, which is why we earn the best reviews in town.
Why our bus tours of San Diego earn the best reviews
We take advantage of San Diego’s great weather by stopping for guided walks or allowing guests the flexibility to explore on their own. And, because we are the only San Diego Bus Tour to provide a driver and a guide, any guests who have trouble walking can stay with the driver to see the sights from the comfort of a bus while everyone else follows the expert guide for a closer experience.
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Starts: 12PM & 1PM
Costs: $50 – $65
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**Watch our slideshow of photos taken during our Coastal San Diego Tours**
Coastal San Diego Walking Tours
Get off the bus to take optional walking tours or enjoy free time to see up-close the:
- Seals and sea lions playing along the beaches of La Jolla Cove and Children’s Pool.
- Serene views of jagged ocean cliffs high above the infamous Black’s Beach.
- Famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, home to the 2008 & 2021 US Opens and annual Farmers Insurance Open, where guests get a discount on souvenirs.
- Panoramic views that stretch upwards of a 100 miles from the Pacific Ocean to the Peninsular Mountain Ranges where we’ll provide an overview of San Diego.
- One-of-a-kind Veterans Memorial that includes pictures of Presidents and other famous veterans we will point out on the tour that leaves visitors in awe.
Coastal San Diego Sightseeing Tour Topics
We appreciate that every guest has different tastes and interests. Guests love our bus tours because we cover a wide variety of topics, answer your questions, and have more time for interaction because we have both a driver and a guide. One thing we love sharing throughout the tour are stories about all of the American innovations that started here in San Diego. That innovation continues today because the beauty of the San Diego we will show you during the tour attracts wealthy patrons and creative geniuses from all over the world who together have built a community recognized by National Geographic as one of the smart cities of the world for 2015 . In addition, our San Diego tour will cover the following topics and can be considered a:
La Jolla Ecological Reserve, Torrey Pines Reserve.
Trees, plants, animals.
Geology, earthquakes, weather, water.
Luxury Real Estate Tour
Why it’s so expensive.
The Street of Dreams.
Aviation & Military Tour
Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
Top Gun & MCAS Miramar.
The Liberator, Rosie the Riveter, unmanned drones.
Famous People Tour
Famous actors and actresses who grew up in San Diego.
Famous business people and professional athletes who’ve moved here.
Arts & Culture Tour
Pioneering women who shaped the community.
La Jolla Playhouse.
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.
Science & Technology Tour
Medical research including Salk Institute.
University of California, San Diego.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
San Diego City Tour
The population and demographics.
See where most people work. (It’s not downtown.)
Tips on what to see and do in San Diego.
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San Diego Coastal Sightseeing Tour.
Or, call to book: 1-858-412-0846.
Answering your San Diego Coastal Tour Questions
Here are answers to common questions. Additional details and answers are provided when you book through Zerve.
Who is Zerve?
Zerve helps tour companies with bookings and basic questions at all hours of the day so our guides can focus on serving our guests. If you run into any problems, don’t hesitate to contact our tour guides directly at 1-858-412-0846 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will answer or respond as soon as possible.
Where does the tour start?
Outside the Santa Fe Train Depot in downtown San Diego. It is the main train station in San Diego serving AMTRAK, regional Coaster, San Diego Trolley and Buses.
Where can I park my car?
Map of Parking near the train station.
Is public transit available or is my hotel within walking distance?
Map of nearby hotels, attractions, and transit services.
Is hotel pick-up available?
Hotel pick-up and drop-off is available throughout downtown San Diego. A list of hotels where pick-up can be provided is available when you book through Zerve.
What kind of tour bus do you use?
We use comfortable, climate-controlled buses with enough room to stretch out and large windows so you can enjoy the views.
Do you offer morning tours?
We run our Coastal Tours in the afternoon because that is when you have the best chance of enjoying incredible views (instead of the morning fog), watching paragliders fly off the ocean cliffs in a coastal breeze (that generally start in the afternoon), and seeing seals and sea lions playing on the beaches (after their morning dive for food).
What is the difference between the 4-hour tours and 5-hour tours?
Four hour tours from 1pm – 5pm are for those who have limited time. Otherwise, we recommend the five hour tour from 12pm – 5pm. The longer tour provides a more relaxed pace at each of the stops and provides time for a late lunch in La Jolla. The five hour tour provides flexibility for people who might want to learn more about the area, get a souvenir, take more photos, or explore on their own…for example, on occasion we have guests who ask to visit the Birch Aquarium while everyone else visits Torrey Pines, which is one of the many options we can accommodate. The five hour tour provides a closer look at Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, and Mission Bay on the return to downtown San Diego. It also provides the flexibility to drop off any guests who might be staying at hotels we pass by in those areas. Generally it is the same price for either tour but for a limited time during late winter and early spring, we are offering $5 off the 4-hour tour. If you have any further questions about this, don’t hesitate to call our guides directly at 1-858-412-0846 or email@example.com