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Tours & Trips

The Friends offer a variety of Local, National and International/Overseas tours for the enjoyment and education of our members. Upcoming Trip brochures can be found in the Friends bookstore.

Reminder: Cancelled checks confirm your reservation. Please submit payment if you wish to reserve space.

Travelling in America

The Friends offer a variety of tours for the enjoyment and education of our members.

 

Local trips include, but are not limited to theater performances, museums, wine tours, and gardens.

 

Trips throughout the United States and Canada are available during the year.

 

Overseas tours to Europe, Africa, South America, Australia and Asia are also offered.

 

Some of the advantages of Friends tours are:​

  • Tour Director & Local Guide on every tour.

  • Members receive a monthly Amigos Newsletter with details on future tours.

  • Friends Members receive a discount on each tour.

  • Transportation is provided from the Camarillo Library for each trip.

  • Chance to meet new friends, especially if you are new to the area.

  • Great for people who are single!

Spotlight

UPCOMING EVENT

Slideshow Presentation

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022 at 1:00pm

at The Community Room at The Camarillo Library

Presentation of New York City Holiday (December 2022 Tour) and Colors of Morocco (January/February 2023 Tour) Tours. Flyers will be available for upcoming tours.

Sunset Over New York City
Marrakesh
Empty Theater

For more information about

Local Tours

Helen Andrews at (805) 482-5269

between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm

or email at tours@focl.com

For more information about our

Extended Tours

(National/International)

 

Carol Yung

(805) 987-5952

yungcyung@aol.com

Doris Young

(805) 640-7158

vetyoung21@yahoo.com

Always include your name, phone number, and the date of the tour that you are calling about.

 

If you change your phone number, please notify Helen Andrews.

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National & International Tours & Trips

 

Danube Cruise & Oberammergau

May 16th - May 26th, 2022

Alaska

July 21st - July 29th, 2022

Colorado Rockies

September 9th - September 17th, 2022

New York City Holiday

December 5th - December 9th, 2022

Colors of Morocco

January 26th - February 9th, 2023

Spotlight on Washington DC

April 26th - May 1st, 2023

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2022 Local Tours & Trips

 

Los Angeles Now and Then Stadium Tours

Wednesday June 8th, 2022    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

PLEASE MAKE YOUR PAYMENTS NOW

$116 Members

$131 Non-Members

Deadline to Sign Up TBD.

 

Board: 8:15 am 

Depart: 8:30 am 

Return: 5:30pm

For those on the WAITLIST: Please send in your checks now.

A few seats are now available.

On this unique tour, we will see how Los Angeles has transformed from a tiny pueblo into a sprawling metropolis that is still developing at an incredible pace. Between its most historic buildings is a progressing cultural renaissance and building boom – in fact, it is the largest in over a century and has to be seen to be believed! We will be making photo stops along the way except for today’s highlight, SoFi Stadium, where we will get a behind the scenes tour! You will not believe your eyes when we see the fabulous new home to the NFL’s Rams and Chargers. Built at a cost of $5.5 billion, it is the most expensive stadium ever built in the world. During our guided, behind-the-scenes tour of this magnificent NFL stadium, you’ll experience what it’s like to be a VIP fan, broadcaster, player and more – on and off the field. Following our tour, you’ll have time to explore the official team shop offering stadium-exclusive merchandise and gear. This afternoon, we will also see the latest developments in the Civic Center, what is happening around the Staples Center, Dodger Stadium, the historic Los Angeles Coliseum and the Banc of California Stadium. You will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch on your own at Philippe the Original – an L.A. icon that is known as the inventor of the French dip sandwich.

"Come From Away" Broadway Musical at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa

Friday, June 24th, 2022    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

$181 Members

$196 Non-Members

Deadline to Sign Up 4/14.

 

Board: 1:15 pm 

Depart: 1:30 pm 

Return: 11:00pm

SOLD OUT

On September 11, 2001, the world stopped. On September 12th, their stories moved us all. Join us when we travel to the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa to see “Come From Away”, a powerful yet lighthearted musical that takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded airline passengers and a small town in Newfoundland that warmly welcomed them following the 9/11 attacks. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust and laughter, music soared into the night and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. This portrait of heroic hospitality under extraordinary pressure is nothing short of inspirational. Will have an early included dinner at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant at Knott’s Berry Farm.

Colorful Songs of Broadway Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

$144 Members

$159 Non-Members

Deadline to Sign Up 6/13.

 

Board: 9:45 am 

Depart: 10:00 am 

Return: 6:00pm

SOLD OUT

Relive an era of legendary music when we travel to the beautiful Almansor Court near Pasadena for a delectable luncheon and a matinée performance of Walk Like a Man, a musical tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Starring Val Martinez, who performed back-up vocals for Frankie Valli, this exhilarating musical revue is charged with boundless energy, magnificent choreography, engaging humor and classic hits like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Working My Way Back To You,” and many more from the dynamic songbook of those boys from Jersey. Between the score of instantly recognizable songs, Walk Like a Man delivers informative and often hilarious banter amongst the stellar, high-spirited cast. Featuring additional hits like: December ‘63 (Oh, What a Night!) & Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, this dynamic tribute show captures a real live concert performance from one of America’s living legends, Frankie Valli. You’ll be singing & dancing & reliving all those good times!

Event TBD

August 2022

Tour of Unusual Fountains

NOTE: DATE HAS CHANGED TO Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

$97 Members

$112 Non-Members

Deadline to Sign Up 8/14.

 

Board: 8:15 am 

Depart: 8:30 am 

Return: 4:30pm

Fountains, back in the day, were a point of LA pride.  They are diverse, artistic, beautiful to look at and historically important.  We’ll see a floating teapot, a 9/11 memorial, an American youth rising above the waves, spitting swans, among many others. We’ll lunch on our own at The Americana at Brand in Glendale.  Then we’ll partake in everyone’s favorite, a root beer float, at the famous Fair Oaks Pharmacy, with its oak doors, embossed glass, marble counters, tin ceilings & honeycomb tile floors, a real throwback in architecture & design

Mystery Tour

Thursday, October 6th, 2022    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

More information coming soon...

Food Tour

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

More information coming soon...

Tibbies Center Stage Theatre

Thursday, December 1st, 2022    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

More information coming soon...

Riverside Mission Inn

Thursday, December 15th, 2022    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

More information coming soon...

TOUR POLICIES

CANCELLATION POLICY

No refunds will be issued within 30 days of trip unless the spot can be filled from the wait list.  Please advise Helen if someone else is using your ticket. If you are unable to travel on the morning of a day trip, let Helen know before 8:00 a.m. so the tour is not delayed.

TOUR POLICY

Please note: Friends Tours does not discriminate against persons on the basis of disability.  However, Friends Tours regrets that it cannot provide individual assistance to guests in wheelchairs, for walking, dining, or other personal needs.  Persons needing such assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied travel companion.  It is essential that the Tour Manager be notified of any special medical, physical, or other requirements as soon as possible.  Friends Tours reserves the right to decline acceptance of any person as a member of a tour or travel group at any time when such action is determined by the Tour Manager to be in the best interests of the health, safety, and general welfare of the tour.

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For more information about

Local Tours

Helen Andrews at (805) 482-5269

between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm

or email at tours@focl.com

For more information about our

Extended Tours

(National/International)

 

Carol Yung

(805) 987-5952

yungcyung@aol.com

Doris Young

(805) 640-7158

vetyoung21@yahoo.com

Always include your name, phone number, and the date of the tour that you are calling about.

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