Get a taste of Mexico in San Diego’s most historic neighborhood on this private tour! 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.
Explore San Diego’s most historic neighborhood
Gain a unique insight into Mexican culture in the region by exploring the Old Town’s adobes, shops, and church
Take a short hike up Presidio Hill to where Europeans first settled over 250 years ago.
Sample handmade tortillas from authentic tortilla makers and try some traditional street tacos
Choose from a vast selection of tequila varieties at an authentic tequileria that boasts a collection of thousands in its museum
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. But there are plenty of historical treasures hiding in plain sight, and we'll discover them all on this cultural foodie tour.
We start our exploration at the Adobe Chapel which served both as a home and church in the 19th century. Then you’ll be treated to handmade tortillas, a world-famous dish that dates back to before Columbus landed in North America. We'll get a glimpse of how they are made by the "tortilla ladies" who make over a thousand a day!
We continue the San Diego tour and view one of the oldest brick buildings in Southern California, best known for the ghosts who haunt it, and see wonderful examples of Victorian architecture, including San Diego's first Synagogue. The nourishment from the tortillas will be handy as we start our brief hike to the original European settlement on what becomes the West Coast of the U.S. We'll see the outline of some of the 18th-century structures and learn about the indigenous people who were here when the European's arrived. You'll also see how original tiles from the Presidio were used to create something unexpected.
Once back in town we'll visit a hundred-year-old Catholic church, followed by a stroll through a landmark cemetery with graves dating back to the 1850s.
By now you might be thirsty, so we take a brief walk to a local tequileria boasting a collection of thousands of bottles. Here, you learn about the many different types of tequilas and are 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 bid you 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 neighborhood.
3963 Conde Street
San Diego, CA 92119
Aug 18, 2020 - ongoing
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Recurs every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Guests 1-2 $244; each add'l guest $122 (12 max)
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