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Lake Arrowhead Village & Narrated History Cruise

Orange DayTripper flag in front of the Arrowhead Queen boat

Retreat with us to the refreshing tranquility of Lake Arrowhead, an Olde English-style village nestled high in the San Bernardino Mountains.

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Widely known as "The Alps of Southern California," Lake Arrowhead is the West Coast's best-kept secret. Spectacular views are abundant along the famed Rim of the World Highway as we make our way up to this alpine wonderland. Lake Arrowhead has long been a favorite mountain hideaway for Hollywood elite and a backdrop for many motion pictures since the early 1900s. On this popular summertime getaway, you'll experience a delightful narrated lake cruise aboard the Arrowhead Queen and learn of the area's rich history while savoring the peaceful beauty from an offshore vantage point, and enjoy free time for shopping and lunch on your own in the village. Note: This tour encounters elevations up to 5,200 feet.

 

 

All-day Excursion

All times and routing are approximate and subject to change without notice.

9:30am - 10:00am

Comfort stop

11:30am - 1:30pm

Time on your own for exploring and lunch on your own in Lake Arrowhead.

1:45pm

Meet your Tour Manager at the dock to board the Arrowhead Queen

2:00pm - 2:50pm

Narrated lake cruise aboard the Arrowhead Queen

3:30pm

Depart for San Diego

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Comfort stop

5:30pm

Depart for local drop-offs

Tour Manager:  6/20 - Suzanne Fuselier*  8/8 - Pat Brown*

 

Activity Level: Moderate

This tour will visit regions of elevation reaching 5,200 feet at the highest point. Some walking is required to explore the village, although it is self-paced and the distance is at your personal discretion. There are a few stairs required getting on and off the Arrowhead Queen.

 

What's Included in the Tour Fare

  • Round-trip luxury motor coach transportation from pickup locations throughout San Diego County

  • Professional Tour Manager throughout the trip

  • Complimentary bottled water and snacks on the coach

  • Admission for narrated cruise aboard the Arrowhead Queen

 

What's Not Included in the Tour Fare

  • Meals

  • Cancellation Protection

  • Gratuities for the Tour Manager and driver

 

Know Before You Go

  • This tour visits regions of high elevation, reaching approximately 5,200 feet at the highest point.

  • Passengers prone to motion sickness should carry appropriate medications, as this tour involves travel over portions of winding roads and a lake cruise.

  • Lunch is on your own in Lake Arrowhead, or you are welcome to bring food from home to enjoy amidst the scenery.

 

How to Make a Reservation

Making your reservation is easy. Simply click the Book Now button above to select your date and confirm your space online, 24/7. You can also call the DayTripper Tours reservations department at (619) 334-3394 during business hours of M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Smartphones

Although not necessary to fully enjoy your trip, a personal smartphone can greatly enhance your tour experience. Take high-quality photos, share your experience on social media in real time, search for nearby restaurants and topics of interest, set reminders, and more.

 

14-Day Cancellation Deadline

  • If you purchased the optional Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) prior to the deadline, you can cancel your booking at any time for any reason and you'll receive a full refund of the tour fare.

  • If you declined the CPP, you may cancel your reservation fourteen (14) or more days prior to the departure date to receive a refund less a $15 per person cancellation fee. Alternatively, when you cancel your booking fourteen (14) or more days prior to the departure date, you can avoid the cancellation fee by transferring the funds to another tour or a non-refundable voucher, which can be applied to any future excursion booked within one year of the original tour date. Bookings canceled within 14 days of the departure date are nonrefundable and nontransferable for any reason. Name changes on daytrips are always permitted at no additional cost.

 

* Tour Manager is subject to change without notice.

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Times
Escondido Escondido Transit Center
700 W. Valley Parkway 92025. Wait near Dock #4
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La Mesa Park & Ride #22 lot - 6385 Murray Dr, 91942
Narrow Park & Ride EAST of Red Lobster's lot
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Mission Valley 2005 Camino Del Este
San Diego, CA 92108; Street parking only
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Rancho Bernardo Rancho Bernardo Transit Center
16785 West Bernardo Dr. 92127 white passenger curb
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University City 6245 Kantor Street, San Diego, CA 92122
Street parking only. Do not enter parking lot.
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