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    Coronado Bridge and Seaport Village

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    Mission San Juan Capistrano

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    San Diego skyline

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    Old Town Trolley, San Diego

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    Embassy Suites, downtown San Diego

San Diego Sunshine Tour

This San Diego Sunshine tour is designed for travelers looking to expand on the activities surrounding the Tournament of Roses Parade tour. Travel by private motorcoach or on Amtrak from Los Angeles to San Diego.  On our way, we will stop at the famous Mission in San Juan Capistrano for a guided tour. While in San Juan Capistrano, we will enjoy a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant before continuing on to San Diego. In our surveys over the years, our guests have commented we should have four nights instead of three because there is so much to see and do in San Diego. The next four nights the Embassy Suites San Diego Bay will be our home and is centrally located. While staying in San Diego, you will have a two day hop on/off city tour to get around and spend time at some of the wonderful places throughout San Diego such as: Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, Old Town, Coronado, USS Midway Museum, and more.

Saturday, January 2, 2021  Los Angeles – San Diego, Tour San Juan Capistrano Mission (B, L)
You will depart the hotel after breakfast by private transportation to the Mission in San Juan Capistrano. This was the seventh mission of a chain of 21 and was founded in 1776 by Father Junipero Serra. The tour will take you through the mission grounds and tell of all the history, including the flight of the swallows. After the Mission tour, you will enjoy a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant and then continue to San Diego. Your day comes to an end with your arrival at the Embassy Suites Downtown San Diego.  Enjoy the Manager’s Reception with complimentary beverages and light snacks in the Atrium from 5:30PM-7:30PM each night. There are plenty of restaurants nearby to choose from for dinner. A suggestion for the evening is to take a short walk to Seaport Village which has numerous shops and restaurants.

Sunday, January 3, 2021 (B)
There is so much to see and do in the San Diego sunshine! You will have a ticket for the hop on hop off trolley for two days of your choice. This tour is a continuous 2 hour loop to the major points of interest in San Diego: Seaport Village, Convention Center, Horton Plaza, Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Old Town State Park, and the cruise ship terminal. The trolley makes a stop every 30 minutes at each of these locations. Stay as little or as long as you like at any of these stops. Old Town is a great place to have lunch if you like authentic Mexican cuisine. Other activities and places of interest while in San Diego are: USS Midway Museum, whale watching cruise (this is prime migration season), South Bay harbor cruise with narration about all of the military ships in port, Sea World, and a wide array of museums.

Monday, January 4, 2021 (B)
Explore San Diego on your own.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 (B)
Another day to enjoy San Diego on your own!

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Departure/Home (B)
Breakfast is at leisure this morning. Transportation from the hotel to the San Diego Airport is approximately $10.00. We hope you enjoyed your tour with us!

Tour Highlights:

  • Private transportation from Los Angeles to San Diego
  • Four nights hotel accommodations – Embassy Suites San Diego Bay Downtown
  • Breakfast daily
  • Docent led tour of Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Lunch in San Juan Capistrano
  • 2 day San Diego hop on/off city tour

Rates are in U.S. Dollars, per person

Accommodations Land Only
1 King Bed, 1 Adult $1,599
1 King or 2 Double Beds, 2 Adults $1,099
2 Double Beds, 3 Adults $899
2 Double Beds, 4 Adults $799
Children under 18 (sharing a room with 2 Adults) $299

COMING SOON:  This section will include detailed information about the hotels in this tour, along with a PDF of the hotel brochure.

COMING SOON:  This section will include the most Frequently Asked Questions and answers about this tour.