February 2018 Day Tours
2/3 High Desert Wonders part 1 $75

Join us on our exclusive full day tour to the high desert. Travel by motorcoach to Joshua Tree National Park, the largest protected wilderness in the contiguous United States, named for the Joshua tree forests native to the area and discover the secret hideaways of Gene Autry, Frank Sinatra, Frank Lloyd Wright, and other movers and shakers of the upper Mojave Desert. Visit an alpaca farm and PioneerTown, rebuilt in 1946 as a western movies set, as well as the Big Morongo Canyon Reserve. Delicious champagne lunch included at Casa Del Monte, acclaimed for its spectacular view overlooking Yucca Valley.

2/6 Ronald Reagan Presidential Library (the president’s birthday!) $95

Celebrate the American spirit at this fascinating museum on a mountaintop in lovely Simi Valley. Share moments of high drama and Reagan’s legendary sense of humor, and recall the man who lived and shaped the American dream. Take a self-guided tour of Air Force One and be amazed at the technology at hand for the commander in chief. No host lunch at the café on the grounds.

2/8 - 2/10 Pismo Beach and the
Monarch Butterflies

Experience nature’s brilliance on a 3-day retreat to Pismo Beach and the Monarch Butterfly Grove, home to one of the largest Monarch displays in the nation! Each year the Monarchs flock to Pismo Beach, creating breathtaking cascades of color in the trees as they seek shelter from the northern winters. You’ll be mesmerized by the vibrant orange and black colors swirling through the air like fairies. You’ll visit the beautiful historic 1786 Santa Barbara Mission and stroll the charming streets of the Danish village of Solvang. Your tour includes deluxe accommodations at Edgewater Hotel, daily breakfast, and more. Beautiful nature, amazing history, and a charming setting make this an excursion not to be missed!

2/14 Celebrate Valentines Day
on Catalina Island

Experience the romance of the Mediterranean when you cruise with us on the speedy Catalina Flyer to Avalon, nestled in its own bay on Catalina island. With its natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere, Catalina is truly a Pacific paradise that will make you feel like you’re in Capri, Italy. You’ll first travel by motor coach to Long Beach to take a 50-minute jaunt “17 miles across the sea” to the lively town. In Avalon, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase optional tours, such as a scenic tram tour of the island, a botanical gardens excursion, an inland tour to see roaming wild American bison, a visit to the famous Casino, and many others. Once thee, you’ll have four to five hours to enjoy lunch on your own and experience a variety of what Catalina has to offer, all within easy walking distance from the dock. Explore the quaint village boutiques, enjoy a delicious fish taco on the pier, or simply relax with a cool beverage at the Catalina Country Club amid the scenic island beauty.

2/17 Beautiful Beach Cities
of Southern California

Cruise along Pacific Coast Highway and visit some of the most beautiful beach cities of southern California. You’ll start with a stroll in Laguna Beach, an artist community famous for its picturesque ocean views, then travel north through Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, Balboa Island and Huntington Beach, “Surf City USA.” Lunch is included at the Harborside Restaurant overlooking Balboa Bay, and you will have time to shop and sightsee in the area. Hear about the history of these beach cities and their environs, and enjoy the cool ocean breezes and glimpses of some of the most valuable and expensive property in California.

2/21 Temecula Valley Wine Tasting $95

Travel with us to southern California’s premiere country in Temecula Valley to tour two wineries and sample local varietals. At famous Callaway, at least five types of wine will be yours to try. You will also stop at a smaller winery, Bella Vista, for a taste of boutique wines. Afterward, spend 90 minutes in Old Town Temecula to enjoy a no-host lunch in any one of the many eateries and to shop in colorful stores.

2/24 Vincent Van Gogh Performs
Los Angeles!
Los Angeles is home to some of Vincent Van Gogh’s finest works, and this full day tour takes you to three museums offering notable collections by the Dutch painter. Our first stop is at the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA), where you have extended time at the Van Gogh Gallery. Following a no-host lunch at nearby Farmer’s Market, we travel to trendy Westwood for a visit to the Armand Hammer Museum UCLA, where four Van Gogh paintings, including Trees in the Garden of St-Paul Hospital, are displayed. Finally, we continue to the Getty Center in Brentwood to see 5 works, including the Impressionist’s masterpiece, Irises, painted in 1889. Professionally guided with presentation en route.
2/25 San Diego SEAL tour—
the Sea and Land Adventure!

It’s a boat! It’s a bus! It’s San Diego’s only amphibious Sea and Land Adventure, a 90-minute, fully narrated SEAL tour. From Seaport Village, where you will be given time to enjoy a no-host lunch, board your land/water vehicle and wind your way through picturesque San Diego streets before splashing down for a cruise through the waters of San Diego Bay. Your guide will share San Diego’s history and you will see the ecological wonders of this “perfect city” from the comfort of your unsinkable vessel.

Three Days at 5-Star Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas
Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa offers the ultimate Las Vegas resort experience. Just minutes from the famous Strip, Red Rock features incredible deluxe rooms and suites, a multitude of award-winning restaurants and lounges, sensuous spa treatments, live entertainment and thousands of your favorite table games, slots and video poker games, bingo, Keno, live poker, single deck Blackjack and the best of Las Vegas sports and race booking. A free shuttle offers rides to the Strip, if you care to take in a show. Your two-night package includes roundtrip transportation by deluxe motorcoach from the desert, two nights/three days deluxe accommodations plus $75 per person food and beverage credit!
Also, consider these fine multi-day offerings from A.C.T. and Friendly Excursions (pick up in the desert!)

6-Day New Orleans Pre-Mardi Gras and Cajun Country Feb. 5-11, 2018
4-Day Utah Canyon Royale September 24-27, 2018
7-Day Nashville and Branson October 12-18, 2018

Please phone A.C.T. for full itineraries, pricing, etc.
Booking and cancellation policies:  Reserving space on a day tour (as well as multiple- day trips posted on our Day Tour menu) is simple—phone our office and indicate how many spaces you would like.  No money is required when making a booking, unless the trip is within two weeks of operation.  Canceling before payment is collected incurs no penalty.  All cancellations after payment is made incur a 5% processing fee.  For cancellations made less than 15 days before a trip operates, amount of refund will depend on whether tickets, meals, and extra costs were incurred in procuring the reservations.  Cancellations less than a week of tour date—no refund or credit.
Please call 760 322-1247 or toll-free 888 605-8280 for details