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Magical Nights: Mission Inn Festival of Lights

Magical Nights: Mission Inn Festival of Lights

"Prepare to be dazzled as Riverside's magnificent Mission Inn transforms into a beacon of holiday joy during their annual Festival of Lights celebration."

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Ignite your holiday spirit and embark on an unforgettable journey to the breathtaking Mission Inn, the #1 Holiday Lights Display as crowned by USA Today. You'll learn about the interior of the Mission Inn during an optional free slideshow presentation regaling a world of sheer grandeur at this majestic national historic landmark, a 320,000-square-foot mesmerizing gem of beautiful stained glass, with a captivating blend of Spanish Baroque, Italian Renaissance, and hints of Japanese influence. Your day also includes admission to the new Cheech Marin Art Museum, a 61,420-square-foot center housing hundreds of paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures by a wealth of accomplished artists, located within easy walking distance of the Mission Inn. Then, prepare to be awed as the sun goes down and four million magical cascading lights transform the Mission Inn's exterior into a holiday wonderland during its annual "Festival of Lights" celebration. Witness this architectural masterpiece come alive in a symphony of sparkling brilliance. Enjoy free time for lunch on your own in historic Downtown Riverside, or for an additional $35, join your Tour Manager for an all-inclusive Italian lunch at The Old Spaghetti Factory. Secure your spot now and get ready to be swept away by the irresistible allure of this holiday paradise!

All-day Excursion

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

12:00pm -12:30 pm

Comfort stop

1:00pm

Arrive at Mission Inn at historic Downtown Riverside. Time for lunch on own, or join your tour manager for an optional group lunch at Old Spaghetti Factory (must be ordered at least one week in advance)

OL

3:00pm - 5:00 pm

Time on your own to walk around the Mission Inn or visit the Cheech Marin Art Museum.

Note: There will be an optional photo slideshow presentation regarding the history and stories of the Mission Inn, taking place inside the Mission Inn gallery from 3:15pm - 4pm.


5:00pm

Festival of Lights is illuminated at the Mission Inn

6:00pm

Depart for San Diego

OL=Optional Lunch

Tour Manager: 11/30 - Johnny De Venio*  12/7 - Pat Brown*  12/14 - Bobbi Lona*  12/20 - Marianna Pinto*  12/21 - Susie Vetter*

 

Activity Level: Moderate

This trip includes 75-minutes of walking and standing during the docent-guided tour of the Mission Inn, with no places to sit during the tour. Wheelchairs can be accommodated but are not provided by the Mission Inn. Includes time on own in historic Downtown Riverside where walking is on flat paved surfaces at your own pace.

 

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

  • Guided 75-minute walking tour of Mission Inn

  • Mission Inn Festival of Lights on display in the evening

  • (An optional 3-course lunch at Old Spaghetti Factory is not included but is available for $35 per person all-inclusvie)

 

What's Not Included in the Tour Fare

  • Meals (An optional 3-course lunch at Old Spaghetti Factory is available for $35 per person all-inclusvie)

  • Cancellation Protection

  • Gratuities for the Tour Manager and driver

 

On Your Own Dining Options

Mission Inn - if you plan to dine at the Mission Inn we recommend advance reservations. The bus arrives at Mission Inn approximately 1:00 p.m. Please note: It is important that you time your lunch reservations to allow enough time to arrive for your Mission Inn tour starting at 3:15 p.m.

 

Optional 3-course Lunch at Old Spaghetti Factory is available for $35 per person and includes:

  • Crisp salad

  • Hot baked bread

  • Choice of traditional Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Chicken Marsella or vegetarian Spinach & Cheese Ravioli with Marinara Sauce

  • Hot tea, iced tea, coffee, or milk

  • Signature spumoni ice cream for dessert

  • Server gratuities

 

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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Carlsbad La Costa Avenue Park & Ride
East side of I-5, at 710 La Costa Ave, 92024.
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Escondido Escondido Transit Center
700 W. Valley Parkway 92025. Wait near Dock #4
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La Mesa Grossmont Park & Ride - 6385 Murray Dr, 91942
Narrow Park & Ride EAST of Red Lobster's lot
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Lake Forest Arby's, 23862 Bridger Rd. 92630
Bus picks up curbside in front of Arby's
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Mission Valley Sidewalk at red curb, west side of In-N-Out Burger
Street parking only
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Murietta 28023 Scott Road, Murietta, CA 92563
Heritage Marketplace. Bus picks up near Carl's Jr
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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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