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“Tim Went Above and Beyond For Us”

Coastal San Diego Tours to La Jolla & Torrey Pines with TourGuideTim
Ranked #68 of 280 Tours in San Diego
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Owner description: Half-Day, Expert-Guided Tour from San Diego to La Jolla and Torrey Pines. Amazing Scenery. Fascinating History. Includes driver & guide for a better experience. Join our optional walking tours or take free time to explore on your own. See 360-degree views from one of the highest hilltops along the Southern California coast, multi-million dollar mansions, sea lions, seals, pelicans, cormorants, paragliders flying off ocean cliffs, and the Torrey Pines Golf Course, home to the 2008 & 2021 U.S. Opens. Learn about the history of pioneering women, famous residents, aviation, geology, architecture, military, interesting trees and more.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Great tour! We went to Mt Soledad and saw the Veteran's Memorial and also the view from there. Two of us went to Torrey Pines and saw the golf course and the place where people hand glide. Then we ate lunch at La Jolla (Girard's Cafe). There is a coupon for a free cookie with the purchase of a sandwich on-line. Then we toured the waterfront of La Jolla with Tim and the other seven people in our group. We saw sea lions. The bus driver was very friendly and a careful driver. Tim was also very friendly and very knowledgeable. My friend wished that a bottle of water would be provide during the tour, so you might want to bring one with you.

My friend and I were worried about taking the Blue Line Trolley to the Santa Fe stop to meet Tim, so Tim picked us up at the hotel with his own car. At the end of the tour, the bus driver dropped the other seven people off at their hotel. Then we got in Tim's car and he drove to Little Italy to show us where to get off the Blue Line and how to get to the Little Italy Farmer's Market. Then he took us to Old Town and parked his car. We walked to the Transit Center and he showed us how to buy tickets for the Blue Line Trolley, showed us which line was the Blue Line and how to board that trolley, and also showed and explained the map for the Blue Line Trolley. Then he took us to our hotel. We were so relieved to know how to use the trolley. We used it the next two days without any problems. Tim even gave us his business card and said to call him if we had any problems. I don't think you can beat that! THANK YOU, TIM. YOU WERE GREAT!!!!

There was time for a bathroom break on this tour. There was also an elevator access down to the waterfront. The tour included about a mile of easy walking. My friend sat on a bench a couple of times. The tour may have required a few steps as well. Only my friend used the elevator. Everyone else used the stairs to the waterfront.

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Reviewed 21 March 2012

TourGuide Tim lead us on a very well planned trip around San Diego and La Jolla on the only day it had rained in a while! He's only been in the area for 10+ years but knows a tremendous amount about the area.
We were having a business meeting in La Jolla, and wanted something fun to do while we were there. We loaded on the bus while it was still sunny and not even 5 minutes into the tour the rain started. Tim was prepared with yellow umbrellas! Needless to say the route got changed and the plans were rearranged, but everyone loved the tour!!!!

Thank Nayst
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

Tim should start a school for tour guides. This was the PERFECT tour! When scheduling this tour, Tim called me two or three times to make sure the date and time were the best for us. The bus was almost new. Tim is so congenial and flexible, that the tour really turns out to be what you want. If you want gelato, then he makes sure you get gelato. If you want to shop, he makes arrangements for the group to meet you after you shop. If you want to swim at a beach, then he gets you there, and you can meet back up with the group when you are finished. If you want his full attention and a full tour, then he is a personable, knowledgable, friendly, easy going, enthusiastic tour guide. If you stop to take a picture and miss something he says, then he personally catches up with you and as the group walks to the next stop, he fills you in on what he said. HONESTLY!!! He is THAT attentive. He actually ENCOURAGES questions, and answers them. He has so many interesting stories about the history and the personalities in La Jolla, we were all captivated for 5 hours!!! This tour was a combination of travel by van, walking, eating, etc. We loved Torrey Pines. We loved the seals, sea lions, and pelicans. We loved the food at the delicious restaurant where we had lunch. We loved the parasails. We loved the "Pink Lady." We loved La Jolla. Most of all, we loved Tim. Take this tour if you are vising San Diego OR if you live there. You will learn so much, have a wonderful time, and meet an inspiring, remarkable man: TourGuide Tim. Thanks Tim for a wonderful California tour! I wish I could give this tour 10 stars out of 5!!

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Reviewed 19 March 2012

Tim's tour of La Jolla was the highlight of our trip to San Diego. The scenery was beautiful. Everyone in our group, from the grandparents to the teenagers, enjoyed our tour. My personal favorite was the trip to the gliderport. Tim's obvious enjoyment of his job makes this a great tour and we have some great photos to remember our trip. Thanks Tim!

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

Tim arranged a tour for us on a day he normally doesn't go. We were 7 on a small bus with a very accommodating driver, Annette. Tim dedicated his energy to telling us fascinating stories about the personalities and history connected to each place we stopped. He paced the visits beautifully and he gave us options. The highlight for me was spending time watching the nursing seals along La Jolla's sea coast park. Our group preferred nature over shopping.

Tim shows his enthusiasm without going overboard. His face just beams. He gets us involved with his little quizzes. The five hours flew by. We enjoyed his personality, his company, and his historical, geographical, and physical knowledge of the area.

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