Laguna Beach Festival of Arts

August 5, 2024 thru August 9, 2024

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.


Transportation

Roundtrip Air Transportation

Transportation

Deluxe Motorcoach

Transportation

Ferry

Duration

5 days, 4 nights

Activity Level 4

Active

Meals

7 meals (4 breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 dinners) included

Availability

Available


Tour Highlights

  • Bowers Museum
  • Pageant of the Masters
  • Laguna Festival of the Arts
  • The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
  • Catalina Express Ferry
  • Catalina Island Discover Avalon Tour
  • Casino Tour

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip airfare from ABQ (not including airline baggage & in-flight charges)
  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • 4 nights’ lodging at excellent hotel
  • Baggage handling at hotel (for one piece)
  • 7 meals (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners)
  • Pageant of the Masters reserved seat
  • Admission to all listed attractions
  • All taxes & tips (except hotel housekeeping)
  • Your professional SUN TOURS Tour Director


Day 1

We fly into John Wayne Santa Ana Airport, where we transfer for our four-night stay at the Ayres Hotel in Costa Mesa. Tonight, we enjoy a welcome dinner.

Meals Included:  (D)

Day 2

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 in Newport for an independent lunch and shopping. 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 2024 Pageant of the Masters. For over 90 years, the pageant has provided a unique blend of breathtaking theatrical “living pictures” and combines a live symphony orchestra and narration.

Meals Included: (B)

Day 3

We begin our morning with a short journey to Dana Point, where we board the Catalina Express 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 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.

Meals Included: (B)

Day 4

Today we visit The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, 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 lunch in their extensive gardens. Afterwards, we depart the Huntington and return to the hotel before we enjoy a farewell dinner at Cucina Enoteca.

Meals Included: (B,L,D)

Day 5

After breakfast at the hotel we journey to Albuquerque with great memories of a world class event and superb sights!

Meals Included: (B)

Itinerary subject to change.


Package Pricing

$2,415 per person

Double occupancy

Deposit: $200

$2,775 per person

Single occupancy

Deposit: $200

Final Payment Due:

April 30, 2024

Deposit: N/A

Price Includes

• Roundtrip airfare - ABQ (not including airline baggage & in-flight charges)
• Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
• 4 nights’ lodging at excellent hotel
• Baggage handling at hotel (for one piece)
• 7 meals (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners)
• Admission to all listed attractions
• Pageant of the Masters reserved seat
• All taxes & tips (except hotel housekeeping)
• Your professional SUN TOURS Tour Director


Booking Policy

Final Payment Due: April 30, 2024

CANCELLATION FEES:

  • None – Through April 30, 2024
  • $200 – May 1 – May 28, 2024
  • $1,200 – May 29 – July 2, 2024
  • 100% – after July 2, 2024

TRAVEL PROTECTION STARTS AT $273


ACTIVITY LEVEL

Activity Level 4: Active

Expectations: The tour includes well-paced walking tours with regular breaks. Up to 2-4 hours of walking each day. To fully take advantage of all this tour has to offer, guests need to be able to walk longer distances, climb several flights of stairs and navigate steps and uneven terrain walking for extended periods of time over more difficult terrain (e.g. cobblestones, city hills, stairs without handrails, limited or no access to elevators). Your itinerary can include significant changes in temperature and altitude and may require a higher number of longer travel days with morning and/or evening activities. Most trips will feature long touring days, many full-day excursions and a full and active itinerary with a faster pace and longer distances. Excursions require standing and walking to city centers where coaches are prohibited.

Appropriate for: Travelers who are physically fit, expect a vigorous pace and enjoy participating in two to three hours of physical activity per day.

ITINERARY

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.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

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 included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach drivers. Hotel housekeeping tips are not included.

LODGING REQUESTS

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.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

SUN 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

The average temperature in Laguna Beach in August for a typical day ranges from a high of 81°F to a low of 65°F. It's always best to dress in layers for your comfort. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking on differing types of terrain.

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