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Featuring Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Pala Resort Stay, Temecula Valley, Julian, Local Guide

Tour Dates: March 18 - 19, 2018
Waitlisted!

2 Day Package
2 Meals Included

Price:
$299 Per Person / Double Occupancy
$369 Per Person / Single Occupancy

Additional Departure Dates:

Travel over the mountains and into the desert to discover a wide variety of geography and landscape features – from blossoms and boulders to historic towns and grape vines, this journey to Julian, Anza-Borrego State Park and the Temecula Valley at a delightful time of year will leave you in awe of California’s unique mountain and desert landscapes.
 

Tour Highlights:

  • Explore the largest State Park in California, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park with a local guide (when the wildflowers are most likely in bloom)
     
  • Tour the Temecula Valley with included wine tasting and lunch at an elegant award-winning winery
     
  • Enjoy a special combination of elegance and non-stop gaming excitement at the luxurious, AAA four-diamond Pala Resort Casino
     
  • Travel amongst San Diego’s Volcan Mountains with time at your leisure in Julian – the mountain town known for its apple pie and boutiques
     

Fine Hotels / Great Locations:

  • Night 1: Pala Resort Casino - Temecula, CA
Day By Day Itinerary:
Day 1
Sunday, 3/18/2018 - Julian and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
From our departure points, we travel by deluxe motorcoach this morning to Julian – the early 1900s gold-mining town nestled among oak and pine forests in the beautiful Cuyamaca Mountains (elevation 4,200 feet). The entire town is a designated historic district and the boutiques and restaurants are housed in Victorian-style buildings dating back to the 1870s. Enjoy time at leisure for browsing and lunch on your own and be sure to try the fresh apple pie and cider that the town is known for.
This afternoon we continue over the Vulcan Mountains to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the largest state park in California. We’ll be joined by a local guide who will showcase this spectacular landscape that provides a unique opportunity to experience the wonders of the California desert. The Park features washes, palm groves, cacti, sweeping vistas and a variety of wildlife – stay alert for a possible glimpse of a roadrunner, golden eagle, kit fox, mule deer or bighorn sheep. Each spring the Park comes alive with a variety of wildflowers and we may be fortunate enough to see some. The intensity and duration of the wildflower bloom varies from year to year and blooms are never certain so we’ll keep our fingers crossed as we cannot control Mother Nature! This evening we’ll arrive at the Pala Resort Casino, a warm, sophisticated and luxurious hotel nestled into the heart of the Palomar Mountains. This award-winning, AAA four-diamond resort features a variety of sumptuous restaurants, elegantly designed rooms and non-stop gaming action including 2,250 state-of-the-art slot machines, 84 Vegas-style table games and a dedicated poker room.
Day 2
Monday, 3/19/2018 - Temecula Valley and Journey Home
Enjoy an included breakfast at the resort before we explore the Temecula Valley wine region, featuring almost 40 wineries producing award-winning premium wines made possible by a unique microclimate and great soils. The 1,100-foot elevation here makes for cool summer nights, and cooling breezes during the summer create perfect conditions for growing wine grapes. Learn about the history of wine-making in this region along with included wine tasting and lunch at an award-winning and elegant winery in the Valley. We’ll then enjoy time at leisure for browsing in Old Town Temecula, the quaint historic district featuring a variety of boutiques. This afternoon we return to our drop-off points with the memories of our fabulous desert and mountain getaway not soon forgotten.
Breakfast
Lunch
Tour Inclusions:
 
  • 1 Night deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 2 Meals: 1 lunch, 1 breakfast
  • Services of a professional Good Times Travel tour director
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with a local guide
  • Transportation aboard a deluxe touring motorcoach
  • Luggage handling throughout the tour


Additional Information:

  • Maximum elevation: 4,500 feet
  • Join this tour from the following departure points: FV, CON, SBL, LHS
  • A deposit of $75 p.p. is required to reserve space
  • Balance payment due 45-60 days prior to departure
  • Travel protection/cancellation insurance is available and highly recommended
  • Tour Pace: Moderate (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
  • Activity Level: Medium (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
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