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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!

Above the Clouds


Tuesday, July 18th, 2023

1:00pm in the Library Multipurpose Room

Featuring information about upcoming extended tours:

"France Magnifique" and "Tropical Costa Rica"

Flyers for tours will be available.

Resplendent Quetzal
Eiffel Tower Paris
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



Carol Yung

(805) 504-6876

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

The Best of Eastern Canada

August 4th - August 12th, 2023

Cruising the Danube to the Black Sea

September 11th - September 23rd, 2023

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

October 5th - October 10th, 2023

The Ozarks - Specialty Tour

October 11th - October 18th, 2023

European Christmas Markets

November 25th - December 3rd, 2023

Tropical Costa Rica

January 29th - February 6th, 2024

France Magnifique

April 4th - April 15th , 2024


Local Tours & Trips

2022 local

Colorful Songs of Broadway - Diamond is Forever!

Thursday, June 15th 2023    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

$159 Members

$174 Non-Members

Board: 9:45 am 

Return: 6:00 pm

Sign-Up Deadline 5/15

The Neil Diamond Experience! Decades of Diamond’s classic hits & stories behind the music featuring David J. Sherry, internationally recognized tribute artist. Three course lunch at the Lakeview Room at Almansor Court. Please select your entree choice of Chicken or Vegetarian Pasta when signing up.

The Tina Turner Musical at The Pantages Theatre

Sunday, June 25th, 2023    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

$165 Members

$180 Non-Members

Board: 10:15 am 

Depart: 10:30 am

Return: 5:30 pm

Celebrate the unstoppable woman that dared to dream fiercely, shatter barriers, and conquer the world against all odds. Tour includes orchestra seating and a tour guide.

Pageant of the Masters - Overnight Trip

Monday, July 24th - Tuesday, July 25th 2023    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library


$653/ea. (Singles)

$492/ea (Doubles)


$668/ea. (Singles)

$507/ea (Doubles)

Come enjoy the popular summer event in Laguna Beach at the Pageant of the Masters.
Prepare to be awed by the extraordinary artists and legendary composers whose works have
withstood the test of time as the 90th annual Pageant of the Masters presents its unique theatrical celebration of art. Our experience continues the next day at the annual Sawdust Art Festival, featuring over 200 Laguna Beach artists!

Escape to San Diego - Overnight Trip

Tuesday, August 22nd - Wednesday August 23rd 2023    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library


$784/ea. (Singles)

$645/ea (Doubles)

$570/ea. (Triples)


$799/ea. (Singles)

$660/ea (Doubles)

$580/ea. (Triples)

Staying at Half Moon Inn, amazing sitting area with fire pits and tiki
torches Sunset, luau, with Polynesian entertainment and a endless Buffet,
with a lei and Mai Tie or lemonade Breakfast included Next day, scenic tour
with mini food tastings, and craft beer Little Italy, where you will enjoy
pizza and gelato Surprise stops along the way home.

Bake My Day

Thursday, September 28th 2023    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

$128 Members

$143 Non-Members

Board: 8:15 am 

Depart: 8:30 am

Return: 5:30 pm

Visiting some of the best bakeries in Los Angeles to sample baked goods from styles and flavors from around the world! From a Boyle Heights legend, famous for their tamales and conch shell cookies, to an Asian bakery that makes some of the most addictive breads, buns and sweets in the game and everything in between! Lunch at Tam O'Shanter with your choices of a turkey or prime rib sandwich. 

Mystery Trip

Thursday, October 5th, 2023    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

Mystery Trip

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

Huntington Library and Garden

Thursday, November 9th, 2023    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

Holidays in Cambria - Overnight Trip

Sunday, December 10 - Monday, December 11, 2023    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library


$831/ea. (Singles)

$590/ea (Doubles)

$574/ea. (Triples)


$846/ea. (Singles)

$605/ea (Doubles)

$589/ea. (Triples)

Enjoy a one night stay at the Cambria Pines Lodge, decorated for the Christmas season and features a German-style Christmas Market and Walk-Thru Light Display. This charming annual outdoor festival draws visitors from all over the experience a traditional holiday market similar to one would find in Germany and Austria. On the second day, we'll travel to Morro Bay to enjoy the downtown area filled with boutiques and galleries. We will then enjoy a narrated cruise on the bay!



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, 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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