Ignite your holiday spirit and embark on an unforgettable journey to the breathtaking Mission Inn, the #1 Holiday Lights Display as crowned by USA Today. Take a docent-guided tour into a world of sheer grandeur at this majestic national historic landmark, a 320,000-square-foot mesmerizing gem of awe-inspiring stained glass, enchanting spiral staircases, with a captivating blend of Spanish Baroque, Italian Renaissance, and hints of Japanese influence. Hold on tight, though, because the real magic unfolds as the sun goes down and four million cascading lights transform the Mission Inn into a holiday wonderland during its annual "Festival of Lights" celebration. Witness this architectural masterpiece come alive in a symphony of sparkling brilliance. Enjoy free time for lunch on your own in historic Downtown Riverside, or for an additional $35, join your Tour Manager for an all-inclusive Italian lunch at The Old Spaghetti Factory. Secure your spot now and get ready to be swept away by the irresistible allure of this holiday paradise!
All times and routing are approximate and subject to change without notice
12:00pm -12:30 pm
Arrive at Mission Inn at historic Downtown Riverside. Time for lunch on own, or join your tour manager for an optional group lunch at Old Spaghetti Factory (must be ordered at least one week in advance)OL
3:00 - 3:45 pm
75-minute docent-guided tours of the Mission Inn begin in groups of 13 people, 15 minutes apart. You will be given your assiged tour time on the coach.
Festival of Lights is illuminated at the Mission Inn
Depart for San Diego
Tour Manager: 11/30 - Johnny De Venio* 12/7 - Pat Brown* 12/14 - Bobbi Lona* 12/20 - Marianna Pinto* 12/21 - Susie Vetter*
Activity Level: Moderate
This trip includes 75-minutes of walking and standing during the docent-guided tour of the Mission Inn, with no places to sit during the tour. Wheelchairs can be accommodated but are not provided by the Mission Inn. Includes time on own in historic Downtown Riverside where walking is on flat paved surfaces 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 throughout the trip
Complimentary bottled water and snacks on the coach
Guided 75-minute walking tour of Mission Inn
Mission Inn Festival of Lights on display in the evening
(An optional 3-course lunch at Old Spaghetti Factory is not included but is available for $35 per person all-inclusvie)
What's Not Included in the Tour Fare
Meals (An optional 3-course lunch at Old Spaghetti Factory is available for $35 per person all-inclusvie)
Gratuities for the Tour Manager and driver
On Your Own Dining Options
Mission Inn - if you plan to dine at the Mission Inn we recommend advance reservations. The bus arrives at Mission Inn approximately 1:00 p.m. Please note: It is important that you time your lunch reservations to allow enough time to arrive for your Mission Inn tour starting at 3:15 p.m.
Optional 3-course Lunch at Old Spaghetti Factory is available for $35 per person and includes:
Hot baked bread
Choice of traditional Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Chicken Marsella or vegetarian Spinach & Cheese Ravioli with Marinara Sauce
Hot tea, iced tea, coffee, or milk
Signature spumoni ice cream for dessert
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.
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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.
|Carlsbad|| La Costa Avenue Park & Ride |
East side of I-5, at 710 La Costa Ave, 92024.
|Escondido|| Escondido Transit Center |
700 W. Valley Parkway 92025. Wait near Dock #4
|La Mesa|| Grossmont Park & Ride - 6385 Murray Dr, 91942 |
Narrow parking lot next to Red Lobster.
|Lake Forest|| Arby's, 23862 Bridger Rd. 92630 |
Bus picks up curbside in front of Arby's
|Mission Valley|| Sidewalk at red curb, west side of In-N-Out Burger |
Street parking only
|Murietta|| 28023 Scott Road, Murietta, CA 92563 |
Heritage Marketplace. Bus picks up near Carl's Jr
|Rancho Bernardo|| Rancho Bernardo Transit Center |
16785 West Bernardo Dr. 92127 white passenger curb
|University City|| 6245 Kantor Street, San Diego, CA 92122 |
Street parking only. Do not enter parking lot.
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