6 Days - Tour Dates: December 5 - 10, 2024
Day 1 - Thursday, 12/5/2024 - Fly to San Diego
Upon arrival in sunny San Diego, meet your Tour Manager and check in to your hotel for five nights in “America’s Finest City.” Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers at an Old Town restaurant including a local brewery beer or a glass of wine. San Diego has come to be known as “The Craft Beer Capital of the World” with over 150 breweries, tap rooms, tasting rooms, and its own beer, the West Coast IPA.
Day 2 - Friday, 12/6/2024 - San Diego
This morning enjoy a San Diego City Tour including the waterfront, downtown, Pt. Loma with Cabrillo Monument, historic Spanish Old Town, Heritage Park Victorian Village (filled with 1890’s homes), and Coronado Island. This afternoon, tour the impressive USS Midway Museum, an aircraft carrier which saw action in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Later enjoy a San Diego Harbor Cruise featuring a narrated tour that takes you under the Coronado Bridge, past military ships, waterfront landmarks, and marine life, for an up-close, in-depth look at San Diego’s beauty and fascinating history. Dinner tonight is included at a local restaurant. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 3 - Saturday, 12/7/2024 - Palm Springs / Temecula
Travel to the desert today. Your Palm Springs City Tour takes you through the “Old Movie Colony,” Las Palmas, Racquet Club Estates, and others to view celebrity homes claimed by legendary stars like Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Sonny and Cher, Bob Hope, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Liberace, Nat King Cole, Dinah Shore and dozens more. Enjoy leisure time for lunch on your own. Later, arrive in picturesque Temecula to visit a local winery for a Wine Tasting Experience. The Temecula area features over 30 wineries offering award-winning wines.
Day 4 - Sunday, 12/8/2024 - San Diego Zoo
Drive through scenic Balboa Park enroute to your visit to the world famous San Diego Zoo, housing 4,000 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies on 100 acres of beautiful gardens in Balboa Park. During your visit enjoy an open air double decker Guided Bus Tour around the massive and iconic zoo known for its immersive exhibits and endangered species breeding efforts. The late afternoon and evening are at your own pace.
Day 5 - Monday, 12/9/2024 - San Juan Capistrano / Beaches
All aboard the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Train for coastal views on your ride to San Juan Capistrano. The rail experience travels through the famous Marine base Camp Pendelton. Explore the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano, established more than two hundred years ago. Famous for the Annual Return of the Swallows, the mission is the “Jewel of the California Missions.” This afternoon travel by motorcoach along the beaches of San Diego, Torrey Pines, and stop in La Jolla for leisure time. Tonight your Farewell Dinner is at a local restaurant.
- Breakfast - Dinner
Day 6 - Tuesday, 12/10/2024 - Fly Home
Today transfer to the airport and fly home with wonderful memories of your tour. - Breakfast
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