We are so pleased to announce the day we have been waiting for is here! It has been a long time coming but on August 29 the Daytripping bus will be back on the road for our first post-pandemic trip. The office is not yet staffed – to reserve a tour please leave a message and we will return your call as quickly as possible. Can’t wait to see you onboard!
Reno Christmas Overnight
Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2021
Always a favorite – our annual Reno Overnight trip includes a leisurely drive through the Sierra Mountains to the Silver Legacy Hotel in the heart of downtown Reno. Gather for cocktails in a hospitality suite before dinner at Roxy Bistro followed by a Dazzling Holiday Spectacular “Santa’s Christmas Wonderland’ – all singing, all dancing show at the El Dorado Showroom. Breakfast vouchers included with a late check out and lunch on your own before heading home.
Holidays at Filoli
December 3, 2021
One of the last country estates reminiscent of the Gilded Age, the Georgian revival mansion shines bright as it welcomes the holidays in breathtaking style, dripping with festive finery and sparking with garden lights! The outside world falls away the moment you enter the estate and the joy of the season surrounds you. Holidays at Filoli is sure to delight. Box lunch included.
1940’s Radio Show – Hillbarn Theatre
December 5, 2021
Take a sentimental musical journey back to December of 1942, as you experience this “live” radio broadcast from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room. This endearing exercise in nostalgia takes place on the night of December 21, 1942 in a seedy little New York radio station (WOV). The United States is at war and the station’s crew is rehearsing and preparing a final holiday show that will be recorded for broadcast to the troops overseas. Among the songs they sing are some of the great standards of the World War II era, songs like “Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” A true evocation of 1940’s Americana, even the radio commercials are authentic! Sunday Brunch at the Crown Plaza Hotel.
Ashland Christmas Shakespeare
Dec 7 – 10, 2021
$1166 Single/$986 Dbl
On this holiday escape to Ashland, Oregon the sights and sounds of the holidays mingle and merge to immerse you in the spirit of the season. This four-day tour features Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s first ever Christmas Show – It’s Christmas, Carol, Oregon Cabaret Theatre Brunch & Christmas Show and a festive feast of seasonal favorites at Ashland’s beloved Winchester Inn. Enjoy three nights at Ashland Springs Hotel in the heart of downtown – draped in twinkling Christmas lights and festive holiday decorations.
Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks Cruise
December 11, 2021
Come aboard the Tamalpais – luxury vessel – to watch the City of Sausalito’s Annual Lighted Parade of Boats and enjoy the fireworks show! Take in the spirit of the season on this cruise to enjoy the Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade. Watch glittering, shimmering boats parade along the Sausalito waterfront, listen to the sounds of holiday music and be dazzled by the spectacle of the decorated boats and fireworks show.. An enchanting and memorable evening. Box supper onboard. Join in the holiday cheer!
Dear San Francisco: A Love Story II
December 12, 2021
At Club Fugazi — the former home of Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, hosts a an Internationally-Celebrated Circus show, Dear San Francisco: A Love Story, where death-defying acrobatics meet awe-inspiring choreography, created expressly to pay tribute to The City by The Bay. Be one of the first to see this brand new show. Lunch at Fior d’Italia.
San Francisco Holiday Lights Tour
December 14, 2021
Meet our San Francisco guide, Craig Smith at Pier 39 Christmas Tree Lights Show then on to Ghirardelli Square for a little shopping and sampling before driving past the best holiday lights displays and decorations the City has to offer, including Grace Cathedral, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Union Square, Opera House & Symphony Hall, Embarcadero Ice Rink & Bay Bridge Lights . Dinner at Swiss Louis Pier 39 before the tour.
Christmas Train of Lights
December 15, 2021
Take an enchanting holiday excursion through Niles Canyon filled with refreshments, music, and cheer aboard antique coaches that feature holiday lights and decorations inside and out. The Train of Lights offers a rare opportunity to experience a train ride through Niles Canyon at night. Meal included before train excursion.
Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition III
December 17, 2021
Take a life-size, up close, never before seen perspective of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, without traveling to Rome. See every detail of every brushstroke and every color of the artist’s 34 frescos. Those who have already visited the Sistine Chapel see the art in an entirely new way – those who have never seen the originals will be inspired to visit Rome in the future. Exhibit at St Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco. Lunch at Max’s Opera Cafe.
Christmas on the Central Coast
Dec 23 – 26, 2021
$1898 Single/$1474 Dbl
Delight in Christmas traditions as we spend the holiday at Allegretto Vineyard Resort set in the enclave of Paso Robles. This exquisite Tuscan Villa is dressed in it’s festive finest to welcome us. Our festivities begin with an evening at Sensorio Field of Lights, we will visit Cambria for some shopping and treats, gather for Christmas Eve cocktails, appetizers and merry making, then wander out into the silent night for Christmas Eve Candlelight service. On Christmas, we come together for a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. It’s the most magical time of year!
Yosemite New Year’s at Tenaya Lodge
Dec 30, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022