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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!

Resplendent Quetzal


Costa Rica

January 29 - February 6, 2024

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

For more information about our

Extended Tours


Doris Young

(805) 640-7158

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.


National & International Tours & Trips

2022 nat/int

Shades of Ireland

March 19th - 28th, 2025

Bluegrass Country and the Smokey Mountains

May 22nd - 30th, 2025

Discover the Islands of New England

July 18th - 25th, 2025

Rome and the Amalfi Coast

September 14th - 23rd, 2025

Spain Classics and Portugal

November 1st - 15th, 2025

Discover South Pacific Wonders

February 11th - 25th, 2026


Local Tours & Trips

2022 local

Flames to Fame

Thursday July 18th, 2024    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

$160 Members

$175 Non-Members 

Board at 7:45am

Depart at 8:00am

Return at 5:30pm

This tour is a time-traveling adventure for history buffs and foodies! Explore the evolution of firefighting at the LA County Fire Museum, with classic trucks and even a Hollywood cameo from "Emergency!" Then, blast off to the Columbia Memorial Space Center, birthplace of the Apollo program. After lunch on authentic Italian family recipes and a milkshake at the world's oldest McDonald's, end with a classic donut from Randy's. Don't miss this journey through time with delicious pit stops!

Company Musical Comedy at The Pantages Theatre

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

$192 Members

$207 Non-Members 

Board at 11:45am

Depart at 12:00pm

Return at 6:15pm

As the lights dim and the curtains rise, you will be transported to the world of Bobbie, a female protagonist navigating the complexities of relationships, marriage, and the pursuit of true connection in modern-day New York City. This iconic musical, with its groundbreaking concept and timeless themes, is set to take the stage in a production that promises to captivate and inspire.

Magical Saturday Brunch at The Magic Castle

Saturday, August 17th, 2024    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

$279 Members

$294 Non-Members 

Board at 9:15am

Depart at 9:30am

Return at 5:00pm

Step into a world of wonder on our exclusive Magic Castle tour! Explore the labyrinthine halls of this Hollywood mansion, a secret haven for magicians since 1963. Witness mind-bending illusions, discover hidden parlors, and unlock the secrets of the Academy of Magical Arts' gift shop. Then, indulge in an all-you-can-eat brunch while being mesmerized by live magic shows right before your eyes. Dress to impress and prepare to be spellbound by the unparalleled magic awaiting you at the Magic Castle!

Wonder Valley Ranch Resort

Sun. October 20th - Wed. October 23rd 2024    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library


$1,781 Members

$1,796 Non-Members 


$1,681/ea. Members

$1,696/ea. Non-Members



$1,631/ea. Members

$1,646/ea. Non-Members

Board at 8:45am

Depart at 9:00am

Return at 6:30pm

Unwind with a relaxing 4-day escape at Wonder Valley Ranch Resort! Enjoy delicious meals, nightly entertainment, and activities like canoeing, fishing, and games. Our included adventures take you to see the giant sequoias of Kings Canyon National Park and explore Fresno's unique underground gardens.

Let's Go to Vegas!

Mon. November 18th - Wed. November 20th, 2024    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library


$910 Members

$925 Non-Members 


$840/ea. Members

$855/ea. Non-Members



$835/ea. Members

$850/ea. Non-Members

Board at 9:30am

Depart at 9:45am

Return at 6:30pm

Escape to Vegas! Spend 2 nights at the classic Four Queens Hotel & Casino downtown. Experience the vibrant nightlife on a strip tour. Indulge in chocolate at Ethel M's Factory and explore the botanical gardens. Immerse yourself in space with Darren Aronofsky's "Postcard from Earth" at The Sphere. Wrap up your trip with a visit to Calico Ghost Town before heading home.

Mystery Tour

Thursday, October 10th, 2024    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

$176 Members

$191 Non-Members 

Board at 8:30am

Depart at 8:45am

Return at 5:30pm

Ditch the predictable, embrace the suprise! 

We'll be heading out on a surprise expedition, East, West, North, or South – can you guess where? The suspense builds as your destination remains a secret until we arrive.

Get ready for two amazing stops along the way, complete with a delicious included lunch to fuel your sense of wonder. This is your chance to escape the ordinary and discover something truly unexpected! Let's go!

Christmas Is with the Citrus Singers

Saturday, December 14th, 2024    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

$170 Members

$185 Non-Members 

Board at 9:15am

Depart at 9:30am

Return at 6:30pm

Deck the halls and get ready for a holly jolly good time! We're kicking off the holidays with a delicious lunch at the famous Clearman's Galley, followed by the dazzling Christmas spectacular, "Christmas Is." This sell-out show features the Citrus Singers, who will fill your heart with joyous music and holiday cheer. Prepare to be dazzled by incredible costumes, festive sets, and a full live orchestra! Act one is packed with everyone's favorite carols, while act two takes you on a whirlwind Christmas adventure around the world – all with the pizazz of Broadway! Don't miss this unforgettable celebration of the season!



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.


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, food allergies/vegan diets 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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