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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.

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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!

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"Let's Taco About It"

Taco Tour of Los Angeles

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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.

 

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

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National & International Tours & Trips

 

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

The Best of Eastern Canada

August 4th - August 12th, 2023

Cruising the Danube to the Black Sea

September 11th - September 23rd, 2023

European Christmas Markets

November 25th - December 3rd, 2023

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Local Tours & Trips

 

Festival of Holiday Lights at Mission Inn

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

$130 Members

$145 Non-Members

Deadline to Sign Up 11/8.

 

Board: 12:00 pm 

Depart: 12:15 pm

Return: 10:00 pm

WAITLIST (Sold Out)

Join us for the 30th Annual Holiday Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn Hotel in Riverside! Join us at this historic hotel for a joyous holiday celebration of lights with a special appearance from  Santa Claus and the world’s largest manmade mistletoe! This tour will also include a 75 minute tour of this amazing hotel that happens to be a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America. Please let Helen know in advance if you use a walker, cane or are a slow walker. There will be a modified tour offered as there are stairs.

***REMEMBER*** When signing up please choose your dinner: Chicken Marsala, Lasagna or Fettuccine.

Festival of Holiday Lights at Mission Inn

Monday, December 12th, 2022    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

$130 Members

$145 Non-Members

Deadline to Sign Up 11/8.

 

Board: 1:15 pm 

Depart: 1:30 pm

Return: 11:00 pm

WAITLIST (Sold Out)

Join us for the 30th Annual Holiday Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn Hotel in Riverside! Join us at this historic hotel for a joyous holiday celebration of lights with a special appearance from  Santa Claus and the world’s largest manmade mistletoe! This tour will also include a 75 minute tour of this amazing hotel that happens to be a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America. Please let Helen know in advance if you use a walker, cane or are a slow walker. There will be a modified tour offered as there are stairs.

***REMEMBER*** When signing up please choose your dinner: Chicken Marsala, Lasagna or Fettuccine.

Autry Museum with Lunch at Bob's Big Boy

Thursday, January 19th, 2023    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

$130 Members

$145 Non-Members

Deadline to Sign Up 12/19.

 

Board: 8:15 am 

Depart: 8:30 am

Return: 5:30 pm

We begin atop the Griffith Observatory. Take pics of the Hollywood Sign & more! Next stop - lunch at the oldest remaining Bob’s Big Boy in Burbank. The day wraps up with a docent-led tour of the Autry Museum of the American West.

 

*Choose from Bob’s Big Boy Combo, Veggie Quesadilla, Classic Cobb Salad, or Turkey Club. Please include your lunch selection with your check.*

Chocolate Tour

Thursday, February 16th, 2023    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

$128 Members

$143 Non-Members

Deadline to Sign Up 1/16.

 

Board: 8:15 am 

Depart: 8:30 am

Return: 5:30 pm

Calling all CHOCOHOLICS. If you have a sweet tooth that just won’t quit, this tour is for you as we venture off to shops that have wonderful and different types of chocolate. From start to finish, we’ll visit various locations throughout Los Angeles to experience all kinds of treats and sweets with strong chocolate influences.

The Getty Center

Thursday, March 16th, 2023    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

$85 Members

$100 Non-Members

Deadline to Sign Up 2/16.

 

Board: 8:15 am 

Depart: 8:30 am

Return: 4:00 pm

Enjoy about four hours at leisure exploring the galleries and gardens. A special exhibit of “A Passion for Collecting Manuscripts” is planned in addition to the permanent collection of fine European and American art. You will be inspired by the intriguing stories about the manuscripts. Lunch on your own at the Getty’s Cafe or Restaurant.

The Lion King at The Pantages Theatre

Saturday, March 18th, 2023    Meet at the Friends of the Camarillo Library

$210 Members

$225 Non-Members

Board: 11:15 am 

Depart: 11:30 am

Return: 6:15 pm

Hakuna Matata music lovers! Making a return to Southern California, see this award winning musical based on the 1994 Walt Disney Animation film of the same name. Tour includes orchestra seating and a tour guide.

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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