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Glory Days Aboard the Queen Mary Ocean Liner

Glory Days Aboard the Queen Mary Ocean Liner

Journey with us to Long Beach & let an expert guide steer you through a fascinating behind-the-scenes "Glory Days" tour of the ship's rich history, mysterious legends, & paranormal curiosities.

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Step aboard one of the most famous ships in history! Back in the days when steamships were the quickest and most elegant way to travel, the Queen Mary was the world's most prestigious ocean liner and the first choice for high society. Travel with us to Long Beach and let an expert guide steer you through a fascinating behind-the-scenes "Glory Days" tour of this ship's rich history, mysterious legends, and paranormal curiosities. During her 31 years at sea, the Queen Mary transported the rich and famous across the North Atlantic until her final voyage from England to Long Beach in 1967 marked the end of a well-traveled era. After the tour you'll have free time to explore the ship, it's historic exhibits and photographs, and enjoy lunch on your own.* Then, just as you might do during a port call on an actual cruise, you can choose to remain on the ship or take our optional free "shore excursion" to Long Beach's popular Shoreline Village for more dining options and to view Queen Mary from ashore.

 

*NOTE: This tour was revised after the publication of our January catalog, which mentioned an optional lunch onboard the ship. The Chelsea Chowder House has discontinued their group lunch option and is now open for dinner only. Lunch on your own is available at the Promenade Café for casual dining, the Midship Marketplace for grab & go options, or you can take our optional "shore excursion" shuttle to Shoreline Village for additonal casual and fine dining restaurants. Visit the Useful Links tab for more information on dining options.

All-day excursion

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

9:15 a.m - 9:45 a.m.

Comfort stop

10:30 a.m.

Arrive at Queen Mary

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

One-hour guided tour of the ship

12:00 pm

Free time to explore the ship on your own

12:45 pm

First optional "shore excursion" departs Queen Mary to Shoreline Village for additional lunch options

2:30 pm

Second optional "shore excursion" departs Queen Mary to Shoreline Village

2:45 pm

Shoreline excursion returns to the ship for those wishing to reboard Queen Mary for additional time on own

4:30 pm

Coach departs Queen Mary, picks up remaining guests at Shoreline Village, then departs for home (no comfort stop)

Tour Manager: 5/4 - Christina Koohmarey*   8/24 - Suzanne Fuselier*

 

Activity Level: Moderate to High

Due to the historic nature of the Queen Mary, some areas of the ship may not be accessible to guests with mobility restrictions. Tours may require the extensive use of stairs and/or standing for long periods of time. Guests should be able to keep up with the docent during the guided tour. Following the guided tour you will have several hours on your own for lunch and exploring the Queen Mary or surrounding areas. The walking or standing during your free time is at your own pace.

 

What's Included in the Tour Fare

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

  • Professional Tour Manager providing narration throughout the trip

  • Complimentary bottled water and snacks on the coach

  • Admission to and tour of the Queen Mary

 

What's Not Included in the Tour Fare

  • Meals*

  • Cancellation Protection

  • Gratuities for the Tour Manager and driver

 

*Please note: Chelesa Chowder House has discontinued their group lunch option and is now open for dinner only. Lunch on your own is available at the Promenade Café for casual dining, the Midship Marketplace for grab & go options, or take our optional "shore excursion" shuttle to Shoreline Village for additonal casual and fine dining restaurants. Click on the Useful Links tab to view dining options

 

How to Make a 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.

 

Know Before You Go

This tour involves moderate walking and standing, as well as occasionally walking at a brisk pace.

 

Dress For Comfort

We suggest you dress for comfort with loose clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

 

What to Bring

  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, etc.)

  • Jacket, windbreaker, or sweater

  • Camera (could be your smartphone)

  • Cell phone

 

Smartphones

Although not necessary to fully enjoy your trip, a personal smartphone 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.

 

14-Day Cancellation Deadline

  • If you purchased the optional Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) prior to the deadline, you can cancel your booking at any time for any reason and you'll receive a full refund of the tour fare.

  • If you declined the CPP, you may cancel your reservation fourteen (14) or more days prior to the departure date to receive a refund less a $15 per person cancellation fee. Alternatively, when you cancel your booking fourteen (14) or more days prior to the departure date, you can avoid the cancellation fee by transferring the funds 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. Bookings canceled within 14 days of the departure date are nonrefundable and nontransferable for any reason. Name changes on daytrips are always permitted at no additional cost.

 

* 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 - 6385 Murray Dr, 91942
Narrow Park & Ride EAST of Red Lobster's lot
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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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