Private San Diego: Old Town Tequila & Tortillas
Get a taste of Mexico in San Diego’s most historic neighbourhood! Explore the origins of the birthplace of California as you sample local delicacies such as handmade tortillas and tacos and sip some of the world’s best tequilas.
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Old Town San Diego Tour Highlights
- Explore San Diego’s most historic neighbourhood with a local guide
- Gain a unique insight into Mexican culture in the region by exploring Old Town’s original adobe, shops, and church
- Sample handmade tortillas from authentic tortilla makers and try an authentic street taco
- Choose from a vast selection of tequila varieties at an authentic tequileria that boasts a collection of thousands in its museum
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, one handmade tortilla, one shot of tequila (or a margarita, beer, or soda of your choice), chips and salsa and one street taco, transportation (as needed).
Exclusions: Additional food or drink, personal shopping and gratuities for your guide
- Duration: 2.5 hours
- Meeting point: Near the Pro Shop for the Presidio Hills Golf Course. 4136 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110
- Starting time: 1.00 PM
- Ending point: El Agave Restaurant, 2304 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110
As the birthplace of California, Old Town San Diego has seen its fair share of history. Today, it’s also widely regarded for its restaurants, margaritas and souvenir shops. And we’ll get to sample all four things on this private cultural foodie tour!
We’ll start our exploration near one of the oldest adobes in the area – now the pro shop of the golf course! We’ll work our way to the original site of European settlers in San Diego up on Presidio Hill. As the birthplace of California it is arguably the most historic site in California, and has been the center of four different groups – the Kumeyaay, the Spanish, the Mexicans and the Americans. Besides all that history, the hill offers sweeping views of Mission Valley, the San Diego River, and out to the Bay.
Back on flat land, we’ll wander through an open-air mercado loaded with authentic imported crafts and artwork. Best of all, your guide, who you’ll have all to yourself for the afternoon, will be able to help you differentiate the authentic from the imitation – no bad souvenirs on this tour!
Shopping makes us hungry, so we’ll treat you to handmade tortillas, a world-famous dish that dates back to before Columbus landed in North America.
After your short shopping and tortilla detour, we’ll continue the tour to view one of the oldest brick buildings in Southern California, best known for the ghosts who haunt it, followed by a stroll through a landmark cemetery with graves dating back to the 1850s.
By now you might be thirsty, so we will take a brief walk to a local tequileria boasting a collection of thousands of bottles. Here you will learn about the many different types of tequilas and be treated to a taste of one of the best tequilas in the world. (This sample is included as part of your tour price, but you may instead choose a margarita, beer or another beverage of your choice).
We’ll bid adios here, but feel free to linger over another drink, or dig into some great Mexican food. Or, if you want to keep moving, you can continue shopping and exploring this great San Diego neighbourhood.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, admission to the Serra Museum (when available), one handmade tortilla, one shot of tequila (or a margarita, beer, or soda of your choice), chips and salsa and one street taco.
Exclusions: Additional food or drink, personal shopping, tips and gratuities for your guide
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable footwear for uneven sidewalks and walkways.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Office phone number: +1 619 432 7560
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