Laguna Beach Festival of Arts
August 2, 2021 thru August 6, 2021
We experience some of the best art and culture of Southern California on this unique tour that is a welcomed respite from the heat of summer. We experience Laguna Beach, with a breathtaking location on the Pacific Ocean, and attend the art and cultural exhibits at their annual Festival of Arts. We also see one of the most unique productions in the world, the Pageant of the Masters, which re-creates famous works of art, and the Festival Art Show, named one of the top art festivals in the nation. Plus other museums and art events, and a day trip to enchanting Catalina Island. Join us as we experience some of the best art and culture of Southern California.
5 days, 4 nights
Activity Level 3
7 (4 breakfasts, 1 High Tea, 2 dinners) included
Livery service to/from your home included
- Tour Catalina Island
- View the Pageant of the Masters
- Explore the Laguna Festival Art
- Extensive visit to Huntington Museum of Art
- Enjoy the Sawdust Art Festival
- Visit historic Mission San Juan Capistrano
- Tour the Bowers Museum
- Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
- Pickup/livery service
- 4 nights lodging
- 7 Meals (4 breakfasts, 1 High Tea, 2 dinners)
- Ferry trip
- Admissions & tours as described
- Pageant of the Masters reserved seat
- Baggage handling
- Services of a tour director
- Bus refreshments
- Driver tips
We depart via comfortable motorcoach for our four-night stay at the Ayres Hotel in Costa Mesa. Tonight, we enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)
This morning we visit the Bowers Museum to explore their extensive collection featuring notable strengths in the areas of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, Native American art, the art of Asia, Africa and Oceania, and California plein-air painting. Afternoon finds us at the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Founded in 1776 by Fr Junipero Serra, the mission has been lovingly maintained and it is a peaceful spot to explore. Afterwards, we have some free time to explore Laguna, go to the Sawdust Art Festival, walk down to the beach, or browse the Festival of the Arts, where we marvel at the beautiful works of fine art on display. Then we settle into our reserved seats for the 2020 Pageant of the Masters. This is the 87th year that the pageant has provided a unique blend of breathtaking theatrical “living pictures” and combines a live symphony orchestra and narration. (B)
Today we visit The Huntington Museum of Art, founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington. His special interest in books, art and gardens led him to collect rare and unusual manuscripts, paintings and plants. We begin with a guided tour of the galleries before treating ourselves to a delicious English Tea in the lovely Rose Garden. In the afternoon, we’ll have a guided tour of some of the gardens as well as free time to roam at your leisure. (B,L)
We begin our morning with a short journey to Newport Beach, where we board the Catalina Flyer for a 90-minute boat trip to sunny Avalon on Catalina Island. We take you on a tour of the Island, The Avalon Scenic Tour, which shows us the highlights of the main community, and to the Catalina Island Museum. We enjoy some free time visiting the great shops and eateries in Avalon, before heading back to the mainland for our final night dinner in Newport. (B,D)
After breakfast at the hotel we journey to Southern Arizona with great memories of a world class event and superb sights! (B)
There is a skull that was unearthed in 1933, known as Laguna Woman.
It was unearthed in 1933 and has been carbon dated to roughly 11,700 years ago.
Laguna Beach is a bird sanctuary and a marine life refuge. All of Laguna’s marine refuge system is a fully protected marine reserve.
Nothing can be fished for, touched, or removed from this area.
Ayres Hotel Costa Mesa/Newport Beach
Costa Mesa, CA
$1,629 per person
$1,935 per person
Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
4 nights lodging
7 Meals (4 breakfasts, 1 High Tea, 2 dinners)
Admissions & tours as described
Pageant of the Masters reserved seat
Services of a tour director
We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all, and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.
We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect themselves and their trip investment. Travel protection plans can provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuation/repatriation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more. For your convenience, we offer the following plan for this tour:
ADULT GROUP CHOICE
360° Adult Group Choice Flyer– Provides an overview of benefits and coverage limits
360° Adult Group Choice Policy – Provides the full coverage term details, including exclusions and limitations
$137 covers trip costs $1,501-$2,000.Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase now, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment.
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Activity Level 3: Moderate
Expectations: Expect a moderate amount of walking. There will be time to rest on the coach and between attractions. To enjoy this tour, you should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing stops or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening. There may be some changes in altitude or temperatures.
Appropriate for: Most travelers beginning with those who are moderately fit, lead semi-active lives, are comfortable participating in long days of activities and expect some physical exertion.
Visit our Activity Level Ratings page under Plan Your Tour for full information on the ratings system.
For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.
The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.
It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.
GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE
The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is not included. If you feel your Tour Director helped you enjoy your tour, we suggest you enclose a gratuity in an envelope and present it individually at the end of the tour. Simply as a guideline, one may consider a per person, per day gratuity of $8.00 per tour guide as an average to be modified by one’s own personal experience. All hotel porterage and airport sky cap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Maid tips are not included.
For your convenience we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)
If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.
Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.
We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.
Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.
WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS
Please be sure to bring a sweater and / or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you to on this tour.
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