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$149 Cultural & Theme Tours

San Diego Coast Day Tour

The coastal tour begins at Cabrillo National Monument which has the best views of San Diego Harbor. The museum displays the artifacts from when Cabrillo landed in 1542. Up the hill to the first lighthouse in San Diego and the lighthouse museum. Steep drive down to the water and Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach. Past the bars and restaurants on Newport Ave into Mission Bay and Pacific Beach. Take a quiet stroll along the bay behind the Catamaran Hotel before crossing over to the hustle and bustle of the boardwalk on the ocean. Check out the old wooden Crystal Pier before heading to our furthermost northern beach town of Encinitas. A stop for lunch and then over to the beautiful tranquil gardens, Koi ponds and exquisite bluff views overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A short ride over to one of the best surfing spots in North County called Swami's. We descend the long spiral stairs down to the tidepools on the beach. Back in the van to cruise along Highway 101 through Cardiff, San Elijo, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Carmel Valley and up the grade into Torrey Pines. At our next stop we watch the Hang Gliders and Parasailors soar off the cliffs at Torrey Pines Glider Port. Winding our way down to La Jolla Shores to watch the kayaks launch on their journey to the sea caves. Entering La Jolla Cove we are on top of the sea caves and walk down to Seal Beach where everyone can watch the seals playing in there native habitat. Back up to Prospect Street through downtown to La Jolla Blvd and on our way back to the hotel through Bird Rock and Pacific Beach.For a completely different feel, opt to head east to the rural countryside and the old gold mining town of Julian, (a Unesco Heritage Sight) located at the junction of 3 different mountain ranges. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and breathe in the country air. After lunch and famous home grown apple pie and ice cream the tour will start the 2400 foot descent down to the desert floor and arrive at Anza Borrego State Park visitor's center. The largest desert state park in the nation. Catch the setting sun on our return to downtown.

$179 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mountain and Desert Tour from San Diego

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Ramona Ranch Vineyard & Winery, Ramona, CaliforniaDrive through the Old Western Town of Ramona and past 23 vineyards.Stop At: Santa Ysabel Mission, Santa Ysabel, CaliforniaPass through the Santa Ysabel Valley with a stop at Dudley's famous bakery.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Julian Cider Mill, Julian, CaliforniaStore that provides provisions to the hikers of the 2200 mile Pacific Coast Trail. Also walking all of Julian and stopping at several other interesting local establishments as well as having world famous pie.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Slot Canyon, Borrego Springs, CaliforniaWalking through the narrow Canyon with high Canyon walls.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Borrego Art Institute, Borrego Springs, CaliforniaExploring downtown Borrego Springs and stopping for lunch.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: Cuyamaca Mountains, Julian, CaliforniaDriving through the Cuyamaca Mountains and Lake Cuyamaca to get back to San Diego.

$745 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Mountain and Desert Tour from San Diego

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Iron Mountain, Poway, CaliforniaPass by the hiking trail and MountainsPass By: Mount Woodson Trail, Poway, CaliforniaPass by the location of the Famous Potato Chip Rock and the boulders.Pass By: Ramona Ranch Vineyard & Winery, Ramona, CaliforniaPass through the old western town of Ramona and the 23 wineries outside of Ramona.Stop At: Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve, Julian, CaliforniaPass through the open space reserve and stop at Dudley's famous bakery.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Julian Cider Mill, Julian, CaliforniaExplore the town of Julian and stop at several places. Eat some world renowned Apple pie before we leave.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Slot Canyon, Borrego Springs, CaliforniaWalk through the narrow canyon.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Galleta Meadows, Borrego Springs, CaliforniaStop at 3 of the 123 hand made sculptures.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Borrego Art Institute, Borrego Springs, CaliforniaExplore the town of Borrego Springs, the visitor center and also stop for lunch.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

$111.89 Food, Wine & Nightlife

TEAM BUILDING ADVENTURE The magic Goriska Brda-Colio

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Smartno, Kojsko, Slovenian Littoral RegionIn the morning we will gather in Solkan in the yard of Kayak Centre Solkan, where you will be welcomed by experienced and qualified adventure park instructors. While you will enjoy our morning coffee and a croissant in the nerest bar, the instructors will present you the program.After the welcome you will board the raft and cross the emerald Soča river. On the right bank of the river you will enter the Soča Fun Park and under the auspices of the instructors you will face a two-hour adventure among the treetops. Obstacles in the adventure park will be overcome at a height of 2 to 10 m above the ground. In the end, we will try the "descent of courage" – you will return to the left bank along a 40 m height and 300 m long zip-line.Afterwards you will leave Solkan and drive to Goriška Brda, over the bridge of Solkan. While crossing the bridge, a breathtaking view will open over the emerald beauty (the Soča river) and the elegant stone railway bridge with the largest stone arch in the world. The so-called Osimo road, which runs partly on the Italian territory, will take you over the slopes of Sabotin hill to Goriška Brda. You will drive through the villages Podsabotin and Hum and onwards through Kojsko, the former centre of the eastern Brda. The picturesque landscape of the Brda vineyards and orchards will accompany us forward to Gonjače, where you will climb up the 23 meter high view tower. From this point, a view opens over the entire Brda and much further, to the Julian and Carnic Alps, the Dolomites, through Friuli to the Adriatic Sea, the Karst, Vipava valley and Trnovo wood, all the way to Nanos; a fairy-tale landscape, which has a special, magic power.Brda, a land of hills nestles halfway between the Alps and the Adriatic, maintains and develops its tradition, protects its beauty and bestows beneficial effects that can be recognized and felt by everyone who comes to this region. Brda is the place where juicy local fruit grows, excellent wines are produced, delicious local food can be tasted; a place where one can walk through green vineyards, orchards and olive groves and find inner peace in the authentic nature.After the visit of Gonjače you will have a typical Brda lunch and enjoy the view over the Brda hills. After lunch you will head towards the medieval village of Šmartno, first mentioned in 1317, surrounded by walls and fortified with five towers, which stand by three entrances. When entering the Šmartno fortification and walking around the narrow streets among the old and newer houses, the feeling of being in a medieval labyrinth crosses the visitor´s mind. Here one can see a typical house of Brda, a house with »spahnjenca« (open fireplace on the exterior part of the house) and the House of culture. The church of St. Martin gives a beautiful image to a village. From Šmartno our path will takes you further to Gradno, a small village full of interesting details. Its name probably derives from “graden” (sessile oak), an oak species that was once the most common tree in Brda. Here stands the picturesque Church of St. George where Stations of the Cross were painted partly by the world-renowned painter Zoran Mušič and partly by the painter and graphic artist Lojze Spacal. In the village you can see two nice examples of renovated dry stone walls made of local sandstone. This kind of walls are a true rarity nowadays in Brda. Above one of these walls, the oldest olive grove in Brda stands in the sun.From the olive grove you will drive to the centre of Brda, Dobrovo. The path will lead you past the largest Slovenian wine cellar and the Renaissance castle of Dobrovo. You will continue through Medana to a typical Brda homestead, where you will visit the wine cellar. The winemaker will invite you to taste different samples of the typical local wines and olive oil. After the tasting, in the afternoon hours, you will say goodbye to Goriška Brda and return home over the Italian part of Brda (Collio).Duration: 5 hours

$102.76 Kid Friendly

E-bike tour: Medieval Skofja Loka and old military road from Ljubljana

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Skofja Loka Castle & Museum, Skofja Loka, Upper Carniola Region10.00 am – Pick up location: The tour starts at your accommodation, from where we will take a ride to Škofja Loka, which will be our starting point of the cycling part of the tour.11.00 am – Route start: The first part will consist of an easy ride down the old military road through lovely villages all the way up to the highest point of the tour, the hut under Blegoš. There we will take a longer rest, to take in all the beautiful mountain views and fresh air.If there is will and energy, we can walk to the top and enjoy the marvelous view of the hills of Škofja Loka, the Julian and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, and the Karavanks. If the weather is kind enough, we might even catch a glimpse of the Adriatic Sea.In any case, we will descend to the Poljanska valley and take in all the views the path offers.4.30 pm – Route finish: We will conclude our trip in the village Hotavlje, where we will take you to try the local culinary adventures. Before we return to your accommodation, we will have an afternoon coffee and an ice cream under the old lime tree on the main square of Škofja Loka.7.00 pm – Drop off: A trip back to your accommodation.Duration: 5 hours