We have almost 100 certified San Diego Tour Guides ready to assist you when visiting San Diego. After collecting some initial information from you (see our form in Contact Us) we will forward your request to Association members who are qualified for the service you require. They will then contact you directly if they are available for the dates your requested, and can help you with the specifics of the services you need.
Payment for services is handled directly between the visitor or company and the chosen member.
Services & Rates
Tour Guide Rates
Tour Guides are available for private or group tours for either walking, motor coach, van or private cars. Our rate for a standard San Diego City Tour is $150.00 (4-hour minimum. Each additional hour billed at the rate of $37.50) Quoted rates for tour guides do not include transportation and are for guide service only. Typically most visitors provide their own transportation, but ask your Tour Guide, or consult our Business Members if you have transportation needs.
Multi-Lingual Tour Guide Rates
We currently have members who speak Cantonese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. Our rate for a Bi-lingual San Diego City tour is $180.00 (4-hour minimum. Each additional hour billed at a rate of $40). Quoted rates for multi-lingual tour guides do not include transportation and are for guide service only.
Note: We do not test for foreign language proficiency. Each member has self-determined his/her level of ability. We suggest that employers interview guides in the required language before finalizing any contracts.
A typical 4-hour motor coach, van or private car tour can include some of the sites listed below. Once you have decided upon your San Diego Professional Tour Guide, you can directly review and agree upon the city highlights to be included in your tour.
GASLAMP QUARTER with its many entertainment venues housed in historic buildings;
EMBARCADERO waterfront, located on San Diego Bay with its wonderful harbor views and the SAN DIEGO MARITIME MUSEUM, home to the STAR OF INDIA, the world’s oldest merchant sailing ship!
OLD TOWN, the birthplace of California! Enjoy the history here as well as many colorful and authentic Mexican shops and restaurants.
BALBOA PARK, home to the world-famous SAN DIEGO ZOO, and dozens of museums, gardens and beautiful Spanish-style buildings.
HOTEL DEL CORONADO, located on Coronado Island. You’ll enjoy the best views hands down of downtown San Diego and NAVAL STATION SAN DIEGO as we cross the bridge.
LA JOLLA (known as “The Jewel”), a charming seaside village with many upscale shops and eateries with panoramic ocean views.
Recommended group lunch stops include: Seaport Village (Embarcadero), Old Town San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter (Downtown), Coronado or the village of La Jolla.