Tijuana Up & Down City Tour in San Diego, CA

Five Star Tours1050 Kettner Blvd.San Diego, CA 92101
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Tijuana is right across the Mexican border, making it easy to visit while in San Diego. This excursion with Five Star Tours take you to all of the main Tijuana sites, like the famous Cultural Center, Hipdromo, Tijuana Water Tour and Avenida Revolucion, the center for entertainment, shopping and dining. A delicious make-your-own taco lunch a La Placita included on your Tijuana tour.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Diego Travel Experts
  • Operates Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Tour duration: approximately 5 hours long.
  • Round trip transportation is included.
  • Guests must bring a passport.
  • A light Mexican taco sample lunch is provided.


from Tijuana Up & Down City Tour
Tijuana is a very young city, being just 122 years old, but even being young it is already the biggest city on the Baja California Peninsula. We'll begin our tour as we cross into Mexico and enter a world of contrasts. To kick things off we'll travel into the main street known for its historic roundabouts each with a statue of a hero, like Abraham Lincoln, Cuauhtémoc the Aztec King and many more. We’ll pass by the famous Cultural Center which is the main center of regional arts and has over 1 million visitors a year as one of the main tourist attractions in Tijuana.

Next, we will visit the demolished Tijuana Bullring, the Tijuana Water Tower, and the Hipódromo. We’ll end our tour on the Avenida Revolución, which in the past was an important center of economic development and known as the center of prohibited entertainment for people from the US, for some shopping and bargaining. Currently, it is the center of tourist activity in Tijuana with its many cantinas, table dance bars, dance clubs and art galleries.

But before you go to the many little shops, you will experience the Tijuana tradition of making your own taco at the lovely restaurant La Placita. The taco is made with a delicious tortilla filled with meat, chicken or veggies, and all the trimmings such as guacamole, salsa, cilantro, and onion. You'll have the time of your life. Come and fall in love with Mexico!

Operating days: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
(Including round-trip transportation and guided tour of famous Tijuana Landmarks)

All US Citizens must have proper identification to return back to the USA. A passport, passport card or valid documentation is required to return to the USA. For Non-US Citizens, please consult with your embassy.

Sample Itinerary:
• 2:00 pm - Depart San Diego for Tijuana
• 2:30 pm - Arrival to Tijuana with City Tour, Shopping, and Taco Demonstration
• 5:00 pm - Depart Tijuana
• 7:00 pm - Arrival in San Diego

NOTE: Our normal border crossing wait time to return to the USA is about 1 to 1.5 hours.

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"Great trip with a great driver and tour guide."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tijuana Up & Down City Tour

Where does the tour begin and end?
The pick-up and drop-off spot are located at Santa Fe Train Depot/ Five Star Tours Visitor Center, 1050 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101.

When do tours depart?
Tours depart at 2:00 pm and return around 7:00 pm depending on border delays. The normal border crossing wait time to return to the USA is about 1 to 1.5 hours.

What forms of identification do I need to cross in and out of Mexico?
For US Citizens, you are required to bring a passport for re-entry into the US. Any parents traveling with children are encouraged to carry birth certificates. For Non-US Citizens, a passport, 1-94 card or resident alien card is required. Due to high-security alerts, additional paperwork may be required and is left to the client to inquire through their local embassy.

Does the bus have a restroom?
Our 50 passenger motorcoach has a restroom and is the vehicle most commonly used on our tours. Our smaller motor coaches and vans do not have a restroom.

Do we operate rain or shine? Do we have assigned seating?
Five Star Tours will operate a tour rain or shine and do not have assigned seating. We strongly encourage families to participate in our tours and welcome service animals.

Is lunch included?
Yes. A light Mexican taco sampler lunch is provided.