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San Diego Festival of the Arts & Food Faire

Saturday, June 10, 2017 (DAY EXCURSION)

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Excursion Highlights: 
Celebrating its 31st anniversary, the formerly named La Jolla Festival of the Arts has a new name and location at the Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego. Boasting an 830-foot long fountain, lush gardens and views of the San Diego bay-front and downtown skyline, festival venues don’t get more picturesque than this. It is consistently one of the highest rated festivals in the U.S. Enjoy ample time at leisure to stroll the festival grounds in a joyous celebration of art, music and food, offered by nearly 200 artists and chefs. Admire the stunning paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and mixed media from world-renowned artists.Enjoy live music and entertainment, a craft beer garden and bites from San Diego’s top restaurants. This is not a street fair – rather, an elegant high-quality showcase of art and cuisine. In the afternoon, we’ll cross the Coronado Bay Bridge, taking in the spectacular views of downtown before boarding the Coronado Ferry for a one-way cruise across the bay.

Tour Rate: $74 per person
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Yosemite, Lake Tahoe & The Eastern Sierra (WAITLIST)

Departing Sunday, August 6, 2017 (5 days) from LA

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Tour Highlights: 
• Guided sightseeing in the Yosemite National Park, serene Tuolomne Meadows and the Yosemite Valley • Stay at Yosemite-area lodge. Private balcony overlooking the the majestic Merced River • 2-night stay in a South Lake Tahoe all-suites hotel • Narrated lunch cruise of Emerald Bay and guided driving tour around the north side of Lake Tahoe • Travel scenic Highway 395. Views of the Eastern Sierra, glacier-formed June Lake Loop, Mono Lake, the Museum of Lone Pine Film History and the Alabama Hills

Inclusions: 
• 4 Nights Deluxe Accomodations • 8 Meals (4 Breakfasts , 3 Lunches & 1 Dinner)
• Sightseeing and services of a Professional Tour Director and Geographic Guide • Admissions per Itinerary • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation • Baggage Handling

Tour Rate: $989 per person double ($1,299 single)
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Polo in Paradise
Santa Barbara Polo Match with Included Buffet Lunch

Sunday, August 13, 2017 (DAY EXCURSION)

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Excursion Highlights: 
Celebrate polo on the “American Riviera.” Located between the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Barbara Polo Club’s lush green fields are home to exciting and competitive polo matches. Established in 1911, the world-renowned Club is the third oldest polo facility in America and the premier equestrian polo club in the western U.S.! In 2011, Prince William played here. Even if you know nothing about polo, you’ll love this unique opportunity to experience this sport. The pre-match festivities, including the Polo Pony Parade, are a real treat! Remember that scene in the film “Pretty Woman”?... you too can join in on the fun of turning over the divots made by the galloping horses. Enjoy an included Buffet Lunch, access to a cash bar and comfortable chair seating from our private field-level tent. Feel free to wear Derby Attire, such as sundresses, blazers, colorful pants, loafers and your largest hat! Suggestion: eat prior to departure as Buffet Lunch will be served upon our arrival at about 2 pm.

Tour Rate: $89 per person

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East Coast Islands, the Hamptons & the Big Apple

Departing Sunday, September 17, 2017 (6 days) from LA

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Tour Highlights: 
• 3 Nights at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino • The Hamptons • Montauk Point Lighthouse
• Sag Harbor • New York City Tour • 9/11 Memorial Museum • 9/11 Memorial • Times Square
• Block Island Ferry • Block Island Tour • Mystic Seaport • Mystic Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

Inclusions: 
• Roundtrip Airfare – LAX • Air Departure Taxes / Fees • Professional Tour Director
• Sightseeing per Itinerary • Admissions per Itinerary • 7 Meals (5 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners) 
• Hotel Transfers • Motorcoach Transportation • Baggage Handling

Tour Rate: $2,150* per person double ($2,825 single)
* $100 early booking discount per person!
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Apple Farm Inn by Rail (WAITLIST)
Featuring 2-Night Apple Farm Inn Stay, Coast Starlight Train, Morro Bay Cruise, Culinary Tastings

Departing Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (3 days) from LA

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Tour Highlights: 
• Stay two nights at the deluxe Apple Farm Inn – combining the charm of a wine country inn with the conveniences of a luxury hotel (cozy rooms with fireplaces & nightly wine tasting reception) • Deluxe Coast Starlight train ride along the coast from Oxnard to San Luis Obispo – dining and observation cars for spectacular views of the ocean and Vandenberg Air Force Base • Backroads exploring with lunch, wine and olive oil tasting at a winery and an olive farm • Narrated boat cruise on Morro Bay • Attend San Luis Obispo’s Thursday night street faire, barbecue and farmers’ market, and enjoy time at leisure to browse in Solvang

Inclusions: 
• 2 Nights Deluxe Accommodations • 3 Meals (2 Breakfasts and 1 Lunch) • Sightseeing and services of a Professional Tour Director • Admissions per Itinerary • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation • Baggage Handling

Tour Rate: $499 per person double ($639 single)
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Anacapa Island Cruise
With Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center & Ventura Harbor Village

Departing Saturday, September 30, 2017 (DAY EXCURSION)

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Tour Highlights: 
Discover the natural environment of Channel Islands National Park, without going ashore! As we cross the channel to Anacapa Island, the journey may be highlighted by sightings of dolphins, sea lions and seals. Just 12 miles from the California coast, Anacapa Island is a small volcanic island and the closest of the Channel Islands. Our three-hour narrated wildlife cruise travels along Anacapa’s rugged and scenic north shore (this is a non-landing cruise). Prior to the cruise, enjoy time at leisure to browse the shops and enjoy an early lunch on your own in the scenic Ventura Harbor Village. We’ll also visit the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center. We’ll take the scenic route home along Pacific Coast Highway.Suggested: rubber-soled walking shoes and a sweater or jacket as it can be cool on the water. The boat has shaded and unshaded areas, and a restroom.

Tour Rate: $89 per person
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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Departing Saturday, October 13, 2017 (6 days) from LA

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Tour Highlights: 

• Albuquerque Int’l Balloon Fiesta • Albuquerque City Tour • Old Town, Albuquerque
• Indian Pueblo Cultural Center • Bandelier National Monument • Los Alamos Science Museum • Santa Fe City Tour • Taos Pueblo • Taos City Tour • High Road to Taos
• 3 Nights in Santa Fe

Inclusions: 

• Roundtrip Airfare - LAX • Tour Director • 7 Meals: 5 - Breakfasts & 2 - Dinners
• Motorcoach Transportation • Admissions per Itinerary • Sightseeing per Itinerary
• Hotel Transfers • Baggage Handling

Tour Rate: $1,899 per person double ($2,574 single)

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Desert Bloom

Featuring Anza-Borrego State Park, Pala Resort Stay, Wine Tasting, Julian, Geographer-Guide

Departing Sunday, March 18 2018 (2 days) from LA

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Tour Highlights: 

• Extensive guided sightseeing in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (when wildflowers are most likely in bloom), the Temecula Valley and San Diego’s Volcan Mountains with knowledgeable and entertaining geographer-guide and former geography professor, Dennis Napier • Wine tasting and lunch at an elegant winery in the Temecula Valley • A special combination of elegance and non-stop excitement at the luxurious AAA four-diamond Pala Resort Casino • Leisure time in Julian – the mountain town known for its apple pies and boutiques

Inclusions: 

• 1 Night Deluxe Accommodations • 2 Meals: 1 - Breakfasts & 1 - Lunch  • Admissions per Itinerary • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation • Sightseeing and services of a professional GTT tour director/geographer-guide • Baggage Handling

Tour Rate: $299 per person double ($369 single)

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