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Transportation and Tour Companies

What's New in San Diego

Tours and Transportation

In December 2017, San Diego’s Balboa Park Conservancy began offering private custom tours of the world-renowned park on a pre-arranged basis. The one-hour walking tours of the historic Central Mesa section of the park are given by highly trained Balboa Park Visitors Center staff and volunteers who explore the park’s rich history, spectacular architecture, and botanical wonders. Tours start at the Visitors Center or another pre-arranged location in the park. The tours can be scheduled for any day of the week, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and accommodate up to 15 guests. Larger groups can be accommodated at a ratio of one guide per 15 guests. The fee for each tour is $150, which goes toward supporting the Balboa Park Conservancy’s many initiatives in the park. Advanced reservations are required by contacting the Balboa Park Visitors Center at bpvisitor@balboapark.org. (1/18)

In March 2018, The Hopper™, a new premier double-decker bus tour service, will launch in San Diego. The Hopper provides visitors an opportunity to explore San Diego’s best sights while traveling in comfort and “hopping on, hopping off” where guests desire. The Hopper buses will stop at six locations: Old Town, Little Italy, Balboa Park, Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village and Embarcadero and feature access to attractions like Hornblower harbor cruises, the USS Midway, Flagship ferry service to Coronado, and Balboa Park museums. The buses offer a comfortable and stylish experience with amenities of climate control, concessions, restrooms, 4G wi-fi and electric outlets. Tickets for all packages can be purchased online by early March. (1/18)

Beginning March 22, 2018, Lufthansa Airlines will offer direct flights between its largest hub, Frankfurt, Germany, and San Diego on a year-round basis. The flight will operate out of Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) five-times weekly. It will take off from Frankfurt at 10 a.m. (Frankfurt time) and arrive at SAN at 1:20 p.m. local time. The return flight leaves SAN at 3:20 p.m. and arrives in Frankfurt at 11:40 a.m. (Frankfurt time, the following day). Flights will operate every day except Wednesdays and Fridays. Lufthansa will use the 279-seat Airbus 340-300 aircraft on the route configured with business, premium economy and economy class cabins. The flight will be co-marketed and sold in conjunction with United Airlines. (10/17)

In 2017, San Diego Beer, Wine and Spirits Tours began offering chauffeured distillery tours, highlighting the regions burgeoning craft distillery scene. This approximately five-hour chauffeured adventure includes pick up/drop off at most San Diego locations, visiting three local craft distilleries, lunch at a distillery, a flight of spirits at each location (approximately 12 different spirits), and commentary on local distillery history along with the guided tour. (1/18)

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