Old Town, Tequila & Tortillas

2 hr, 30 min

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 on this cultural foodie tour! We'll 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...
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 on this cultural foodie tour! We'll 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 continue the tour and view one of the oldest brick buildings in Southern California, best known for the ghosts who haunt it, and see some 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 the West Coast of the U.S. We'll see the outline of some of the 18th century structures and learn about the indigenousness people who were here when the Europeans arrived. 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 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 neighborhood.
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Highlights
  • Explore san diego’s most historic neighbourhood
  • 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  authentic street tacos
  • Choose from a vast selection of tequila varieties at an authentic tequileria 
Included
  • Local english-speaking guide
  • One handmade tortilla
  • One shot of tequila (or a margarita
  • Beer
  • Or soda of your choice)
  • Chips and salsa and two street tacos.
Not Included
  • Additional food or drink
  • Personal shopping
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide
Departure Point
3963 Conde St, San Diego, CA 92110. We will meet in front of the Adobe Chapel.  View on Google Maps
Voucher Requirements

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel for a full refund up to 72 hours before the start of your experience. If you do not show up for the experience or fail to cancel at least 72 hours in advance, you will not receive a refund.