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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK- CHUKCHANSI CASINO- FORESTIERE UNDERGROUND GARDENS- November 12-14, $434 Single / $331 Double On this trip, we’ll visit Yosemite. On Day 1, we will depart for Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold, CA. This will be our base & hotel for our trip. Arrival at Chukchansi will be midafternoon and you will have the rest of the day to explore the amenities of the resort. On Day 2, we will depart for Yosemite National Park with our local docent from Crossroads Tours. Upon arriving at Yosemite, we will do the Valley Floor Tour. This 2 hour tour long will be led by park rangers and you’ll get to see all of the highlights including Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, El Capitan, Tunnel View and more. Lunch will be on your own in park and you will have additional time to explore Yosemite. On Day 3, we will depart early for Fresno where we will stop and visit Forestiere Underground Gardens. Using only shovels, picks and other hand tools, Baldassare Forestiere was inspired to excavate for forty years, going as deep as 25 feet underground and spanning over 10 acres. He grew fruit trees and grapevines underground - many of which are still thriving today! Meals for this trip will be on your own.
THANKSGIVING HARBOR CRUISE AND GOURMET BRUNCH BUFFET – Thursday, November 22, $128 Why cook a giant Thanksgiving meal when you can just come with us to the posh Catamaran Resort, catered by the resort’s incredible kitchen? This trip includes a luxury bus ride, a scrumptious Thanksgiving buffet brunch feast, and a one hour harbor cruise, all of which are at your leisure within our trip window. Can’t stand the heat? Get out of the kitchen and get on the beach, and you can continue feasting at home after, as we’ll be home by dinner time!
LAUGHLIN MULTI-DAY at the RIVERSIDE CASINO + SINATRA FOREVER SHOW- November 25-27, $241 Single/ $207 Double Toasted, roasted, baked and done! Hope your Thanksgiving was loads of fun! After Thanksgiving and after you’ve completed your Black Friday shopping, join us for getaway to the Riverside Casino in Laughlin! Experience Laughlin’s first hotel and casino! Your tour includes 2 breakfast buffets, 1 choice buffet, and a ticket to the Sunday night show, “Sinatra Forever-Starring Rick Michel.” This concert pays homage to the greatest singer of all time…Frank Sinatra. Variety magazine has said: “Rick is the closest thing to Frank Sinatra we have ever heard.” Join us at Don’s Celebrity Theater for a beautiful evening of music!
MISSION INN HOTEL “Festival of Lights”- Wednesday, November 28, $88, Riverside See the dazzling Christmas lights at Riverside’s historic Mission Inn. This beloved tradition was recently named “Best Public Lights Display in the Nation” by USA Today. Explore the beautiful hotel with a docent-led tour of the sparkling resort. Dinner is included at The Spaghetti Factory. After dinner, we will head back to the Mission Inn for walking time on your own to enjoy the beautiful lights display. This trip is always a smash hit, so make sure you get your seat reserved!
The TEN TENORS "Home for the Holidays" - Saturday, December 1, 2pm, La Mirada, $104 Come "Home for the Holidays" with the TEN Tenors. With a generous mix of festive favorites and modern holiday hits, the TEN Tenors will walk you through a winter wonderland that truly captures the essence of the holidays for the whole family, as well as many of the rock and classical songs that have made this group world-famous. It's the most wonderful time of the year to celebrate with one of the most popular touring vocal groups in the world!
CRACKER BARREL and GRABER OLIVE FARM - Tuesday, December 4, $52 Looking for a home-style holiday meal and some holiday gifts and stocking stuffers? Join us for an on-your-own meal at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant and Old Country store in Victorville. After lunch, enjoy shopping at their Old Country Store which is overflowing with gifts for everyone! Next, we'll head to the Graber Olive House in Ontario for a docent-led tour of Ontario's oldest existing business. Since 1894, the Graber family has been growing, harvesting, and selling olives to locals as well as visitors. Along with observing how olives are grown, we'll have time to browse their on-site museum and buy tasty holiday gifts at the gift shop!
KNOTT'S "MERRY" FARM CHRISTMAS- Wednesday, December 12, $94, Buena Park Joy is in Season at the Knott's Merry Farm Holiday Festival! Every winter, Knott’s celebrates the merriest of seasons as the park wondrously transforms into Knott’s Merry Farm, a Christmas celebration for all ages. Knott’s provides the perfect backdrop for your family's holiday memories with a park transformation that surrounds you with the glorious sights, sounds and scents of the holiday season. With live entertainment, a Christmas Crafts Village, festive food, lavish holiday decorations and appearances by Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang, Knott’s will put you in the Christmas spirit!
110th Annual NEWPORT CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE with Dinner at Newport Landing Restaurant- Thursday, December 20, $138 Celebrating its 110th year, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade of Lights has it all. Elaborate Christmas light displays of bay front estates with their Ring of Lights competition and one of the largest decorated boat parades in the country. The Newport Beach Boat Parade is viewed by over 1.5 million people each season and is one of the largest boat parades you will likely ever see. Millions of holiday lights are a part of the Newport Beach Boat Parade and Ring of Lights decorations making Newport Bay a "must see" for the holiday season. Price includes dinner and a seat to view the parade!
CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT THE ABBEY & HORNBLOWER CRUISE - Tuesday, December 25, $131 The Abbey is Hornblower's on-land venue; it offers a rare, refined uptown option for the holidays. Originally constructed as an Episcopal church, this elegant 1910 landmark is San Diego's only remaining Classic Revival structure. Enjoy a full brunch buffet with all the holiday trimmings. Brunch includes: champagne, decadent dessert, buffet, coffee & tea, holiday music and carolers!!
REAGAN LIBRARY "An American Christmas" & "Pompeii Exhibit" & Buffet- Thursday, December 27, $96 Guests will enjoy a tour through the Reagan's winter wonderland featuring 25 trees decorated to celebrate the defining moments of America's road to greatness, from the Revolutionary Era to today. Also included is Pompeii: The Exhibition. Featuring over 150 authentic artifacts on loan from the renowned Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy. These are not replicas, but rather original, 2,000-year-old objects that were preserved in the ash. This exhibition will transport visitors back in time to 79 A.D.! Price includes a lunch buffet under the wings of Air Force One!
ROSE PARADE – Tuesday, January 1, 2019, $150 Come and enjoy the 130th Rose Parade on New Year’s Day! Enjoy the excitement of New Year’s morning in the tradition and pageantry of magnificent floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands. It's a festival of flowers, music and sports unequaled anywhere else in the world. It's America's New Year Celebration, a greeting to the world on the first day of the year, and a salute to the community spirit and love of pageantry that have thrived in Pasadena for more than 100 years. Tour includes lunch after the parade.
EATALY MARKETPLACE with BEVERLY HILLS & RODEO DR- Sunday, January 6, $52 Sunday Fun Day! Our October trip to Eataly! sold out almost immediately se we're going back for an encore! When it opened last November, Eataly! was the most anticipated market/restaurant opening that L.A. had seen in years. What is Eataly? Located in the Westfield Century City, Eataly! is two stories, 67,000 sq. ft. of Italian food, wine, and pastries. Since we'll be at the Century City mall, make sure to check out its $800 million makeover! We'll also give you some time to do some after Christmas shopping! In the afternoon, we'll let you browse and shop in Beverly Hills on luxurious Rodeo Drive!
JERSEY BOYS at the McCallum Theatre- Saturday, January 19, 2pm, $115, Palm Springs The behind the scenes smash Broadway Musical "Jersey Boys!" Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that's just too good to be true. Featuring the legendary top ten hits: "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like A Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and "December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)."
**Jersey Boys contains authentic, "profane Jersey language"**
PALM SPRINGS "Rich & Famous Tour & Windmill Tour" with Village Fest- Thursday, January 24, $76 On this decent led, afternoon tour, we'll venture to the playground of start, Palm Springs, for the Rich and Famous Tour and Windmill Tour! Your professional guide will treat you to dozens of celebrity homes all right in the city of Palm Springs. Your guide will add fun and spice it with stories and vignettes and maybe a secret or two along the way. We'll then move on to the Windmill Tour. When driving into the beautiful Coachella valley, one of the most striking sights you'll see is the vast array of wind turbines that sprout from the desert floor. You'll get information about the windmills themselves, how big they are, how they work, and the unique features of the different designs and models of windmills. Dinner is on your own at Sherman's Deli and we'll even give you a little time to browse the weekly Palm Springs Village Fest!
SANTA ANITA RACETRACK- Thursday, January 31, $73, Arcadia, CA Spend a gorgeous day at the races at a true Los Angeles landmark! Santa Anita Park is one of America's most beautiful race tracks, filled with more than 1,500 trees indigenous to the San Gabriel Valley, and with more than 9,000 flats of flowers planted at the park each year. Visitors can relax in the beautiful gardens throughout the park. Your seat and track side lunch buffet are included!
LAUGHLIN with the OAK RIDGE BOYS - February 5-7, Single $250/Double $214 The Oak Ridge Boys are a Silver Lining favorite and this trip will sell out! Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits! Accommodations are at the Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino which is located on the banks of the beautiful Colorado River. Includes: 2 night stay, baggage, handling, ticket to the show, 2 breakfast buffets and one choice buffet per person.
SHEN YUN 2019- Wednesday, February 13, $149, California Center of the Arts, Escondido An all new program for 2019! A Shen Yun performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops—together creating one spectacular performance. Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey. Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leave audiences uplifted and inspired."
Las Vegas’ “LEGENDS in CONCERT”- Wednesday, February 20, 2 p.m., $84 McCallum Theatre, Palm Springs Legends in Concert is the longest-running show in Las Vegas history, and after 35 years is still voted #1 tribute show in the city. The internationally acclaimed and award-winning production is known as the pioneer of live tribute shows, and possesses the greatest collection of live tribute artists in the world. These incredible artists have pitch perfect live vocals, signature choreography, and stunningly similar appearances to the legends they portray. Legends in Concert is known for elaborate theatrical sets, magnificent costumes and a full array of special effects. An outstanding cast of accomplished tribute artists, talented ensemble of singers and dancers, and a live five-piece band comprised of some the industry’s top musicians, bring the musical experience to life.
NEW!!! GETTY CENTER- Saturday, February 23, $55, Brentwood The Getty Center is a museum you can't miss! Join us as we visit the fabulous $1.3 billion Getty Center, situated on 110 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains overlooking Brentwood. Set aside a day for this museum, its Central Gardens and popular restaurant, which are sure to leave you breathless with their beauty. This spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such luminaries as Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, along with the architectural triumph of its six buildings and gardens. The museum’s beautiful gardens, open spaces and spectacular views of Los Angeles, makes a visit here a serene and breathtaking experience. Enjoy lunch on your own at one of the Center’s several eateries.
NEW!!! VIVA LAS VEGAS! at the GOLDEN NUGGET- March 4-6, Single $305/ Double $239, Las Vegas, NV On this multi-day, we’re off to Las Vegas where we will be staying at the Golden Nugget which is located in the vibrant heart of Downtown Las Vegas! Make sure to check out new downtown hotspots like Container Park, the Neon Museum, Arts District and the Mob Museum. We will also have two designated pick up and drop off times to transport you to Center Strip where you will be able to visit such attractions as the Conservatory at the Bellagio, the Caesar’s Forum Shops and the “High Roller” Ferris Wheel at the Linq. Price includes all resort fees!
NEW!!! LA BREA TAR PITS (with the PAGE MUSEUM) + The FARMER’S MARKET and THE GROVE- Tuesday, March 5, $55, Los Angeles La Brea Tar Pits is located in the historic Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles Museum Row. The La Brea Tar Pits excavation site is one of the world’s most famous Ice Age excavation sites, recognized for having the largest and most diverse array of extinct Ice Age plants and the animals in the world! We’ll then take the short ride to the Farmer’s Market & the Grove for lunch and time on your own. Opened in 1934, the Farmers Market is a popular destination for foodies in search of the market’s wide assortment of flavors and cuisines. The Grove is a popular fashion and lifestyle destination offering the best mix of retail, restaurants and entertainment in Los Angeles.
NEW!!! AUTRY MUSEUM 30th Anniversary and GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY- Tuesday, March 12, $52, Los Angeles Located in beautiful Griffith Park, the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum opened its doors to the public in 1988 with the goal to collect, preserve, and interpret materials related to the history of the American West. See world-class galleries filled film memorabilia, historic firearms, paintings, and more. While in Griffith Park, we’ll also stop by the Griffith Observatory. Made famous by movies’ Rebel without a Cause and La La Land, the Griffith Observatory is Southern California’s “gateway to the cosmos” and offers stunning views of the city as well as the skies above. Lunch is on your own at Sizzler.
NEW!!! NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY plus ANAHEIM PACKING DISTRICT Food Hall - Saturday, March 16, $52, Yorba Linda and Anaheim In late 2016, the Nixon Library re-opened after a $15 million dollar renovation. A project that took its aged and staid galleries down to the studs, replacing them with nearly 70 new exhibits tapping the library’s vast archives of presidential documents and artifacts. From there, we’ll journey to the Anaheim Packing District, a former Sunkist citrus packing facility built in 1919. Abandoned for decades, the building has been reborn as a multi-story food hall and one of the hottest attractions in Anaheim!
NEW!!! JOHN WAYNE YACHT BRUNCH CRUISE- Wednesday, March 20, $131, Newport Beach BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Enjoy brunch and a 2 hour cruise upon the “Wild Goose.” Once the private playground for legendary actor John Wayne and now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wild Goose is a one-of-a kind experience, offering three decks of gorgeous woodwork, priceless paintings, intricate carvings and unique amenities. Cruising the harbor in the “Duke’s” private yacht is the only way to cruise Newport!
NEW!!! MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER THEATRE and TOURNAMENT plus DOWNTOWN DISNEY - Sat, March 30, $95 Experience America’s most popular dinner show! For the first time in the company’s 35-year tradition of having a king as the sole ruler of the land, a female has taken the throne. All hail the Queen! Long may she reign! From epic fights of steel and swordplay, to royal falconry and horsemanship – the royal courts offer memories to last for generations. Additionally, an elaborate four-course meal fit for royalty and the wide variety of libations and spirits, make for a festive afternoon of food and fun! Before the show, we’ll also stop by Downtown Disney for a little leisure time on your own.
SNEAK PEEK OF UPCOMING TOURS IN 2019:
NEW!!! KELLOGG ESTATE TOUR and ARABIAN HORSE SHOW- Sunday, April 7, $79, Pomona 1925, W.K. Kellogg, the cereal magnate, purchased 377 acres for his Arabian horse ranch and winter home in Pomona. He later donated the ranch to Cal Poly Pomona College, whose Equine Studies students continue the tradition of hosting the fabulous Arabian Horse exhibitions which demonstrate the grace, beauty and intelligence of these magnificent animals. Trip also includes a tour of the Kellogg House, shopping at the Farm Store, a brewery tour and a buffet lunch at the campus’ Kellogg West restaurant, before we take our seats for the Arabian Horse Show at the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center. This long standing tradition started by Kellogg himself in 1926.
NEW!!! LAUGHLIN MULTI-DAY + AUSTRALIAN BEE-GEE’S- June 11-13, Single $237/ Double $203
NEW!!! SOLVANG MULTI-DAY + MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at the SOLVANG THEATRE- July 9-11, Single $435 / Double $321
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