Southern California Coastal
June 4, 2019 thru June 8, 2019
Escape the summer heat with Pleasurebent Tours as we discover unique seaside villages, gorgeous beaches and a laid-back vibe. Join us for a refreshing 5-day, 4-night tour of the southern California coast centered in La Jolla. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean, with its cooling breezes and crashing surf! We’ll explore La Jolla to Palomar to Temecula to Oceanside while enjoying wonderful cuisine.
5 days, 4 nights
8 (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners) included
Livery service to/from your home included
- Explore the Shell Beach Tide Pools
- Walk the beaches at La Jolla Cove
- Time to browse La Jolla’s shops and galleries
- Discover the Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla
- Wander the Stuart Collection of Public Art at University of California at San Diego
- See the wildlife of the Pacific up close at Scripps Institution’s Birch Aquarium
- Visit and tour Palomar Observatory – for many years the world’s largest telescope
- See (and smell!) the lavender bloom at Keys Creek Lavender Farm
- Tour the beautiful San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas
- Pick fresh strawberries at Carlsbad Strawberry Company
- Wine Tour and Tasting at Callaway Vineyards
- Tour Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside
- Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
- Pickup/livery service
- 4 nights lodging
- 8 meals (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners)
- All admissions as described
- Services of a tour director
- Baggage handling
- Bus refreshments
- Driver tips
This morning we depart Tucson and head west by motorcoach to the beautiful ocean side town of La Jolla, CA, where we check in to the Hilton for our 4-night stay. Tonight we enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Today we soak in the coast and beach. We tour La Jolla and La Jolla Cove. The waters surrounding the Cove are part of the 6,000 acre La Jolla Underwater Park, which includes an Ecological Reserve. This means there is ample wildlife, such as seals, barracuda, opaleye, giant sea bass, baitfish and orange garibaldi. After lunch at one of the fine restaurants in La Jolla, we tour the Map and Atlas Museum, a private collection sampling 500 years of cartography, with over 200 items on display, many one of a kind. Then we visit the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Stuart Collection of public art on the campus of the University of California San Diego.
This morning we tour Queen Califia’s Magical Circle – a fascinating sculpture garden that is one of the last works of Franco-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle. The garden is named after Califia, the fictional warrior queen of the mythical Island of California, and inspired by California’s rich history and culture. Then we are on to Palomar Observatory, which housed the largest telescope in the world for 45 years, to explore the wonders of astronomy, and to Keys Creek Lavender Farm to explore more earthly senses. And to cap off our afternoon, we enjoy a special winery tour and tasting at Callaway Vineyard and Winery. Afterwards, we end our busy day with a relaxing group dinner.
Today we visit the San Diego Botanic Garden. At 37 acres, the garden includes rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest, California native plants, Mediterranean climate landscapes, and a subtropical fruit garden. After some time strawberry picking (and tasting) we tour the California Surf Museum, dedicated to surfboards, surf art, memorabilia and more. We then visit Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, founded in 1798 and known as the “King of the Missions,” and a National Historic Landmark. The largest of all the 21 California missions, it is home to a community of Franciscan Friars and a special place to visit. Tonight, we wind down our busy day with a farewell dinner in La Jolla.
After a relaxing morning with a walk on the beach, we depart back to Tucson with memories of the sand and surf of Coastal Southern California. Upon arrival in Tucson, we deliver you to your door with our livery service.
La Jolla Cove actually has its own microclimate.
Sea lions have decided to call this particular cove home.
La Jolla Hilton
La Jolla, CA
$1,484 per person
$1,936 per person
Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
4 nights lodging
8 meals (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners)
All admissions as described
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.
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 the 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 skycap (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 an 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
The temperatures at this time of the year on the Southern California coast should be very pleasant and mild. 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 on this tour.
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