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Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego

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Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego

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icon6 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Tijuana, Mexico, without getting lost on this day trip from San Diego, a great choice for first-time visitors. Visit cultural attractions, sample authentic Mexican street food at a sidewalk taco stand, and do some shopping and sightseeing. Opt to walk or take public transportation and experience the city like a local. Your guide can suggest stops and adapt the itinerary to fit the needs of the group.
  • Explore San Diego’s sister city, Tijuana, without getting lost with a guide
  • See more of Tijuana in less time—ideal for first-time visitors
  • A small group tour for a personalized experience
  • Lunch and bottled water included on this San Diego tour
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Food tasting
Lunch
Local guide
Food and drinks
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
727 E San Ysidro Blvd , 727 E San Ysidro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173, USA

Front Doors of McDonald's *Border Regulations it may change the meeting point (customer will be advice)*

1:00 PM
Retorno Sentri , Rtno Sentri, Cuauhtemoc, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Just near to the Border in the Side of Mexico so you can just cross the Border to US.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Passport is required
  • Border Regulations it may change the meeting point (Customer will be advice)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Border Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego.
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What is the social distancing policy during Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego.

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  • "Do not bring your car or you will have to wait about 4 hours to cross back into the U.S. You can also call an Uber if you come on your own which will save you a lot of time." See review
  • "I would recommend this tour, I never felt unsafe (so don’t believe what you hear)." See review
  • "I recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore Tijuana." See review

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star-5
Our Tijuana Tour
marowena
, Aug 2022
Alex was our guide. He was wonderful! While walking around Tijuana we stopped by a nice museum, ate delicious food at The Tombo Restaurant, taste Mexican candy and cheese at local shops, took photos, and shopped at local souvenir shops. We were also able to taste Mexican tequila. Alex was very informative and friendly!
star-5
Rattlesnake Tequilla!
Donald_S
, Jul 2022
The tour guides were wonderful! Always with us! Margaritas were outstanding! Never felt rushed or pressured to buy. Meal was great! Service was exceptional!
star-5
Great Time!
Joseph_B
, Jul 2022
Went on a solo trip and this tour was awesome. Tadeo and Gregorio were very friendly and great guides for exploring Tijuana.
star-5
Victor was a very good...
WendiStarr_B
, Jul 2022
Victor was a very good tour guide. He just needs a uni fry shirt or something to make him easy to identify at the pickup location.
star-1
Horrible experience
James_T
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide never showed up at our meeting place. We waited for a total of 2 1/2 hours. Never will I recommend you
star-4
I ate a grasshopper for...
KedarB
, Jul 2022
I ate a grasshopper for the first time in my life 🙃. Greggorio and Alex, our guides, were very good. Very friendly.
star-5
One of my best vacation
Diana_L
, Jul 2022
10 out of 10 rate. Our tour guide, Tadeo, was very helpful and I learned a lot of this trip ( histories) He made the trip exciting. Tequila tasting was my favorite part. And tried foods that I have never heard because I only know taco .I will definitely go back on my next vacation trip
star-4
Mexico!
Nicole_H
, Jul 2022
Cool to experience new culture. Guides Victor and Gregorio were fantastic. Super helpful, informative and fun. Enjoyed the food and drink samplings as well as taco meal and drinks. Many great photo opportunities.
star-3
Not worth the money.
Stewart_P
, Jul 2022
It was ok, a little unorganized though. We first were not met on the us side of the border like we were told we would be which is a little unnerving, but we did do the tour, had a couple tacos and saw some touristy spots of Tijuana.
star-5
Must try
Yajaira_F
, Jul 2022
Last minute solo trip to Tijuana. It was great! My tour guide was awesome, Humberto. Definitely recommend
star-5
Had fun in Tijuana!
Michael_J
, Jul 2022
We throughly enjoyed this tour and learned so much about Tijuana. Humberto was an excellent tour guide who was not only knowledgeable about Tijuana’s unique history but clearly took pride in his Mexican heritage. I enjoyed the conversation and was happy we could adjust the tour to our liking since it was just my bf and I.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Guides
Mathew_S
, Jul 2022
Humberto and Gregorio were great guides. Very informative, friendly, and on top of each part of the afternoon.
star-5
Perfect quick intro into Tijuana
tiathao
, Jun 2022
The tour is great if you are looking for a quick intro into Tijuana. Our tour guide Tadeo was funny and knowledgeable about the history of Tijuana. The tour is length is enough not to feel rushed or overwhelmed with the different stops. We enjoyed the lunch and drinks. They even had a vegetarian option for my sister, which was great. The only con of the tour was that the company did not specify that we would be crossing the border into Mexico on our own. We were under the impression that someone was going to meet us at the McDonald's on the border in San Diego.
star-5
Great trip with Tadeo and Alex
Eric_L
, Jun 2022
Tadeo and Alex were awesome guides. They did a great job of educating us on Tijuana and showed us great food and drinks around the city. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone going to Tijuana for the first time.
star-5
Amazing way to dip your toe into TJ, would do again with Humberto and Victor
Jennifer_O
, Jun 2022
Humberto and Victor are both AWESOME people and AMAZING tour guides. Both are extremely nice and personable and have a lot of knowledge of TJ as they are natives there! I felt so much more safer and comfortable them guiding us around. I would have felt lost without them! One stayed in front and the other stayed behind the group to ensure our safety. I loved that we had shuttles ride to and from the city to start and end our tour. It was so nice to tour the city on foot. It didn’t feel like a ton of walking! The tequila tasting was awesome and the margarita was delicious, I will go back to that spot again just for the margarita. The museum about Mexican history was interesting, and the cathedral we visited was beautiful. I made many memories with my kids, and the people in my tour group were kind and helped me with my young kids which I really appreciated. Crossing over to Mexico by myself was a breeze, and while crossing back to the US had a slight wait, the line moved quickly around 6 pm and was relatively painless as well. Just be advised to walk over across the border and they will meet you on the other side on the bottom. They were patient and waiting for everyone to meet up with them at the start of the tour. I will definitely do another tour next time visit Mexico, as I feel so much more safer and comfortable with natives navigating us around to significant spots. It was a great experience and a memorable vacation, and everything went smoothly. Humberto and Victor are awesome, thank you guys so much!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Tijuana tour
Pamela_D
, Jun 2022
Tadeo was our very cheerful and knowledgeable guide. He promptly texted us on where to meet. On the US side, we parked in the lot behind Jack in the box and cost $12 for 8 hours. Because of pandemic restrictions, we had to cross the border and meet Tadeo at the end of the border path on the Mexico side. Takeo took us on a bus ride to Revolucion street and we toured the downtown area, museum, ate a nice lunch, sampled fried crickets, drank margaritas, sampled various tequilas. It was a nice experience. Be prepared to walk for several hours with breaks.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
My feet hurt 2 days later, but will do it again lol
Shanijah_C
, Jun 2022
Everything was amazing only thing we didn’t enjoy was the fact that the email you will receive will say meet me at 727……. And you get there and nobody is there. You gonna eventually get an email stating you gonnna have to walk across the BORDER YOURSELF! Once you get to the bottom of the hill thur customs ,your guild will b there. Just was a lil scary not knowing in advance. Also $8 parking behind jack in the box on weekdays. If you have BAD FEET LOL BRING A COUPLE DIFFERENT PAIRS OF SHOES SO U CAN MAKE THUR THE TOUR . We took about 12000 steps on this tour
star-4
It's a good experience. ...
Marco_S
, May 2022
It's a good experience. Probably I wouldn't travel directly to Tijuana if I haven't been in San Diego ans this experience made it possible. Gregório eas a great guide too. My only sugestion is for you guys give more time for the tourist's to buy souvenirs.
star-5
Exceptional tour with so much culture mixed in
Casey_B
, May 2022
Tadeo and Humberto were top notch and very personable from the first text to saying goodbye!! They didn’t miss a detail in the city and answered everyone’s questions. We had a blast. I would recommend them to anyone hesitant into going on a tour in Tijuana. My husband was very nervous and they calmed him down just with their personalities and he felt very safe with them. They’re knowledge on little details on the city up to the history was amazing!! Thanks again Tadeo and Humberto you guys are the best!!
star-5
Very knowledgeable tour...
Darrell_J
, May 2022
Very knowledgeable tour guide . Very experienced. Alot of fun. Feeled like a brother i never met. I still got alot wild crazy stories to tell . When I get home. Bartender that's not tequila. You see i got on tour. Mexican food lol thats American Mexican food I got real!! Stuff on tour.

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