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The Santa Ana Elks Travel Club is FREE to all Elks, TAWC, AUMC and their families and friends
We meet on the first Friday of each month at 1:00 PM, unless otherwise notified
We will be meeting at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church
1201 Irvine Blvd. Tustin, CA 92780
Sign-up/Reservations must be paid for to ensure your space on the trip; a stand by list will be made if the trip is full.
A minimum of 40 travelers are needed to cover the costs of transportation
RIVIERA & REAGAN BY RAIL
Coastal Train Ride & Reagan Ranch Center
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Our Riviera & Reagan adventure begins as we motorcoach to L.A.’s Union Station to board the deluxe Coast Starlight train for a relaxing and scenic ride along the coast to Santa Barbara, known as “America’s Riviera.” The Coast Starlight is the only Amtrak train offering an observation car for spectacular ocean views!
In Santa Barbara, our motorcoach will take us to Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara’s downtown Mediterranean-style shopping district. Enjoy time at leisure for lunch on your own here and along State Street.
This afternoon we’ll visit the Reagan Ranch Center, located in downtown Santa Barbara. See a 30-minute introductory film about the Reagans’ time at Rancho del Cielo, their ranch located north of Santa Barbara coined “The Western White House.” Then embark on a docent-guided tour of the Center which features several unique collections including campaign memorabilia, commemorative items and letters written by Ronald Reagan over a 50-year period. See a massive 5,000 pound section of the Berlin Wall and President Reagan’s jeep that he used on the Ranch. The centerpiece of the gallery is a 28-foot-long “timeline” that allows you to interact with the history of the Ranch and the events that took place during Reagan’s Presidency.
We will motorcoach home.
Required: when booking, provide full legal name as it appears on your driver’s license or other government-issued identification that you will be presenting to Amtrak on the day of the tour.
Price: $79 Depart: 8:00 a.m.Return: 8:00 p.m.
RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND
MUSEUM WITH THE GENGHIS KHAN EXHIBIT
THURSDAY JULY 19, 2018
Spend a memorable day at the state-of-the-art, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum featuring 18 galleries that pay tribute to America’s 40th president. Enjoy approximately 5 hours at leisure to visit a full-scale replica of his Oval Office, see a piece of the Berlin Wall, explore interactive exhibits, read letters written by President Reagan to Nancy and pay your respects at their final resting place with spectacular views of the Conejo Valley.
The Air Force One Pavilion features a presidential limousine and secret service suburban, a Marine One helicopter and the Air Force One airplane that served seven U.S. Presidents.
Also on display for a limited time, Genghis Khan – a comprehensive exhibition of Genghis Khan and his treasures and making it’s only Southern California stop during an international tour. As the exhibit strikingly portrays, Genghis’s reputation as the greatest conqueror is well-deserved – he dominated three times more land in his lifetime than either Julius Caesar or Alexander the Great – a conquest attested to by the formidable array of swords, bows, arrows, saddles and armor on display. In fact, the historic exhibition showcases hundreds of artifacts from Genghis’s 13th century Empire, the largest such collection ever to tour.
Enjoy lunch on your own at the Library’s Country Café or The Pub.
Price: $79 Depart: 8:30 a.m.Return: 5:00 p.m.
MISSION INN HOLIDAY FESTIVAL of LIGHTS
Sparkles & Treasures
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Join us on this holiday classic as we travel to Riverside to admire the Mission Inn during its nationally-recognized annual Festival of Lights. The Inn is adorned in thousands of beautiful holiday lights and draped in holiday splendor including intricate animated displays. Built in 1903, it has recently been restored to its original splendor. On an extensive docent-guided walking tour you’ll see the famed Court of Birds, President Lounge, Glenwood Tavern, the Rotunda, St. Frances’ Chapel’s Tiffany glass and more. Next, enjoy an included dinner with choice of entrée and dessert at the Old Spaghetti Factory. Later, we’ll drive through a highly decorated Rancho Cucamonga neighborhood that goes all out during the holiday season, and is recognized as one of the prize locations in southern California to enjoy outdoor holiday decorations! Suggested: walking shoes.
Please Note: Moderate to Heavy walking is required visiting the Inn
Price $80/PP Depart at 2:15PM Return 11:15 PM
APPLE FARM INN "CHRISTMAS by RAIL
DECEMBER 13-15, 2018 3 DAYS
Embark on a relaxing three-day getaway to explore California’s Central Coast during a delightful time of year while enjoying a stay at the quaint Apple Farm Inn. We’ll travel by train, explore the back roads and keep a relaxed pace and get a first-hand look at what makes the California Coast so special.
Ride along California’s coast aboard the deluxe Coast Starlight train, featuring a dining car and observation car for spectacular ocean views
Two nights at the Apple Farm Inn, beautifully decorated for Christmas and featuring cozy rooms with fireplaces and a nightly wine reception
Tour Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolusa and La Purisima Mission, and enjoy a lunch and tour at the restored Point San Luis Lighthouse
Tour Hearst Castle in the evening with docents in period costume and the Castle draped in its Christmas decor, allowing you to experience what the holidays were like at Hearst Castle in the 1930s
PER PERSON PRICE Double $599 / Single $759