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Coastal Canvas, Clydesdales & Land of Luminescense

Coastal Canvas, Clydesdales & Land of Luminescense

Saddle up for a coastal adventure! Experience 3 days of nature, elegance, and artistry. Lavender fields, seal rookeries, and illuminated nights await you.

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Embark on a wondrous three-day excursion promising a delightful array of experiences seamlessly blending natural beauty, equestrian elegance, and expansive acres of fiber optic artistry. Unpack just once for a two-night stay at the delightful Apple Farm Inn in San Luis Obispo, where chic rooms boast a unique contemporary country design. Immerse yourself in the soothing scents of Santa Rita Hills Lavender Farm and join a docent-led exploration of the magnificent Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery. Indulge in rural charm with a hay ride through a Clydesdale-raising Cambria horse farm, where a ranch-cooked BBQ lunch awaits. As the sun sets, be mesmerized by Sensorio's illuminated Field of Light in Paso Robles. Explore the Danish-themed Village of Solvang on a guided trolley tour through town, and discover the culinary offerings of Ventura's historic downtown area. Your vacation includes five meals.

 

Tour Fare:

$1145 per person double occupancy

$1595 per person single occupancy

 

Early Booking Discount:

Book now and save $50 per person while seats last!

 

Sensorio Field of Light

 

Sensorio Dimensions Installation

 

Piedras Elephant Seal Rookery

 

 

Apple Farm Inn

 

 

Covell Ranch Clydesdales

 

 

3-day Excursion

All times and routing are approximate and subject to change without notice.

DAY 1

We depart San Diego and head north to the vibrant downtown of Ventura, where you'll have free time to enjoy a delectable lunch of your choice. Continuing along the iconic Highway 101, the scenery transforms into a picturesque landscape. A haven of tranquility and aromatic wonders awaits you at the Santa Rita Hills Lavender Farm. Immerse yourself in the soothing ambiance as you partake in a guided walking tour of the lavender fields, learning about the farm's rich history and the art of cultivating this fragrant herb. Indulge your senses further at the farm's gift booth, where an array of lavender-infused products beckon. Our journey continues northward to the charming city of San Luis Obispo for a delicious included dinner at Olive Garden. Savor the flavors of Italy as you connect with fellow travelers over a delightful meal. This evening, you'll find respite at the Apple Farm Inn, where you'll settle in for a two-night stay. Nestled in the heart of San Luis Obispo, this enchanting inn boasts rooms that seamlessly blend modern comfort with timeless style.

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DAY 2

Fuel your morning with an included breakfast buffet at the hotel restaurant before our journey takes us along the breathtaking coastal highway toward San Simeon. Our first stop is the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, where you'll be treated to a docent-led exploration of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Next, we venture to Covell Ranch, home to Clydesdale horses in the hills near Cambria. Embark on a wagon tour of the farm, then interact with the beautiful Clydesdale horses and enjoy an included ranch-cooked outdoor BBQ lunch at the barn. This afternoon we return to the hotel for a few hours of leisure time. Then, as the sun begins its descent, we make our way to Paso Robles to witness the mesmerizing Sensorio Field of Lights. In this breathtaking art installation, thousands of lights come to life, illuminating the rolling hills and fields in a symphony of colors. Revel in the magical ambiance as you stroll through this enchanting display. Dinner is included upon arrival at Sensorio.

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DAY 3

Today, we bid farewell to our charming accommodations and set a course for home, making a delightful detour to the enchanting Danish village of Solvang. Steep yourself in the unique atmosphere as we embark on a guided trolley tour of the downtown area. Marvel at the quaint windmills, explore the Danish-inspired buildings, and uncover the rich history giving this village its distinctive character. Following the tour, you'll have free time for a leisurely lunch and shopping, allowing you to explore at your own pace. Continuing south, we stop early evening at the Proud Bird Food Bazaar in Los Angeles. Enjoy dinner on your own, surrounded by the iconic aircraft of yesteryear, and marvel at the spectacle of giant airliners crossing the threshold to land at LAX just outside the restaurant's table-to-ceiling windows. As your journey concludes, reflect on the moments shared, the places discovered, and the friendships forged - a perfect ending to an extraordinary journey.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Managers:     7/10: Bobbi Lona*   9/4: Christina Koohmarey* 9/25 - Pat Brown*

 

Activity Level: High

Considerable walking is involved at most locations visited on this tour, including areas with uneven or unpaved surfaces and inclines. Each day involves stepping on and off the coach several times as we visit a variety of locations. The Santa Rita Lavender Farm walking tour is not accessible for wheelchairs or walkers and may be challenging with a cane, as it involves walking on soft soil and stepping across small irrigation ruts. Covell Ranch is a private working ranch, and stepping up onto the wagon ride may be a challenge to individuals with mobility restrictions. There is no alternative means of touring the horse ranch. High elevations are not a factor on this tour.

 

What's Included in the Tour Fare

  • Round-trip luxury motor coach transportation from pickup locations throughout San Diego County

  • Professional Tour Manager throughout the trip

  • Complimentary bottled water and snacks on the coach

  • Lunch on own in downtown Ventura

  • Walking tour of Santa Rita Hills Lavender Farm, & lavender lemonade

  • Two-night stay at Apple Farm Inn in San Luis Obispo

  • Docent-led experience at Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery

  • Hay ride, view of Clydesdale horses, and BBQ lunch at Covell Ranch

  • Visit to Sensorio Field of Light and Dimensions Art Installations in Pasa Robles

  • Guided trolley tour of Solvang

  • Meal stop at the aviation-themed Proud Bird Food Bazaar

  • 5 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners (see meal choices below for pre-selected dinners)

 

What's Not Included in the Tour Fare

  • Meals not listed in the itinerary

  • Travel insurance

  • Cancellation Protection

  • Room incidentals

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Gratuities for the Tour Manager & Driver

 

Day 1 - Olive Garden Menu Choices:

All entrees include unlimited breadsticks and famous house salad, as well as choice of fountain drinks, fresh brewed iced tea, hot coffee, or hot tea.

  • Tour of Italy:

    Three Olive Garden classics all on one plate! Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna Classico* and signature Fettuccine Alfredo – all with homemade sauces made fresh every morning.

  • Shrimp Scampi:

    Shrimp sautéed in a garlic sauce, tossed with asparagus, tomatoes and angel hair Pasta.

  • Eggplant Parmigiana:

    Hand-breaded eggplant, lightly fried and topped with marinara and melted mozzarella. Served with a side of spaghetti.

  • Spaghetti & Meatballs:

    Spaghetti and meatballs with your choice of marinara or meat sauce.*

  • Chicken Alfredo:

    Creamy alfredo sauce made from scratch with ingredients like parmesan, cream, garlic and butter, served with fettuccine pasta and topped with sliced grilled chicken.

  • Dessert: 

    Sicilian Cheesecake with Strawberry Topping.

 

*Meat sauce is made with pan-seared beef and Italian sausage

 

Day 2 - Sensorio Menu Choices:

All entrees include a house salad, non-alcoholic beverage, and dessert

  • Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato sandwich with French Fries
  • Tri-Tip Sandwich with French Fries

  • Impossible Burder (vegetarian) with French Fries

  • Tomato and Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich with French Fries

  • Dessert: 

    Beignets lightly dusted with powdered sugar

 

How to Book Your Reservation

Making your reservation is easy. Simply click the Book Now button above to select your date and confirm your space online, 24/7. You can also call the DayTripper Tours reservations department at (619) 334-3394 during business hours of M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Deposit and Final Payment

A deposit of $150 per person is required to secure your booking, with the final balance due 45 days prior to departure.

 

Smartphones

Although not necessary to fully enjoy your trip, a personal smartphone and personal headset can greatly enhance your tour experience. Take high-quality photos, share your experience on social media in real time, search for nearby restaurants and topics of interest, set reminders, and more.

 

45-Day Cancellation Deadline

  • If you purchased the optional Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) before the cancellation deadline, your tour is fully refundable at any time (see below). If you did not purchase the CPP you may cancel your booking forty-five (45) or more days prior to the tour’s departure date to receive a refund less a $100 per person cancellation fee. Alternatively, when you cancel your booking forty-five (45) or more days prior to the departure date, we can waive the cancellation fee and transfer the full amount to another tour or a non-refundable voucher, which can be applied to any future excursion booked within one year of the original tour date. Cancellations within 45 days of departure are nonrefundable and nontransferrable for any reason if you did not purchase the optional CPP.

  • Passenger name changes, deviations, or other changes made by the passenger after the final payment deadline has passed will be assessed a $50 per person change fee plus any fees incurred by the service providers. No refunds, transfers or credits can be issued for any reason on bookings canceled after the cancellation deadline. Travel insurance is available through Travelex during the booking process.

 

Optional Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) - Cancel for any reason and receive a full refund

  • DayTripper Tours offers an optional Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) for this tour. The CPP allows you to cancel your reservation for any reason at least two or more hours prior to your scheduled departure time for a full refund (less the cost of the CPP). The CPP may be purchased prior to the tour’s stated cancellation deadline. To cancel your reservation please call (619) 334-3394 during business hours to notify a reservations agent, or leave a time-stamped voice message after hours at least two hours prior to your scheduled departure time, and your refund will be processed. The CPP cost for multi-day motor coach tours is $5 for each $50 increment of the full, non-discounted tour fare plus any add-on options. CPP does not cover the single supplement of the remaining traveler when a traveling companion cancels from a double occupancy reservation. The CPP is not insurance, but rather an agreed-upon cancellation fee paid in advance for the right to cancel a reservation according to the terms stated in this clause. Protect yourself even further with Travel Insurance (see below). CPP is not offered on tours that include air, rail, or cruise line transportation.

 

Protect Your Investment with Travel Insurance

  • At DayTripper Tours, we recommend you purchase insurance to help protect against unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss, or even sudden sickness or injury, all of which could impact your excursion. In today’s ever-changing travel environment, you can relax and enjoy your trip with the security of knowing those unexpected circumstances are covered by a travel protection plan. You can purchase travel insurance from any company you choose; however, for your convenience we offer travel protection through Travelex Insurance Services (CA Agency License #0D10209). For more information and to receive a quote, click here. Please note: Your policy must be purchased on or before the date you submit your final payment for the tour in order to be eligible for the pre-existing medical condition exclusion waiver.

 

*Tour Manager is subject to change without notice.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Carlsbad La Costa Avenue Park & Ride
East side of I-5, at 710 La Costa Ave, 92024.
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La Mesa Park & Ride #22 lot - 8703 Murray Dr, 91942
Narrow Park & Ride Across from Wells Fargo Bank
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Lake Forest Arby's, 23862 Bridger Rd. 92630
Bus picks up curbside in front of Arby's
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Mission Valley 2005 Camino Del Este
San Diego, CA 92108; Street parking only
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University City 6245 Kantor Street, San Diego, CA 92122
Street parking only. Do not enter parking lot.
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