2017 Travel PLANS

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More information to follow as trips are planned







This months featured Trip

Bus trip to Riverside County – Saturday, December 9

Our first stop will be at the Old Town Farmers Market in Temecula. Our next adventure takes us to Tio Tacos – a traditional taco shop with funky, eclectic, folk art behind the building. All of the art material is either found or recycled.

Then to a docent led tour of the famous Mission Inn which is comparable to the Hotel Del in Coronado. Lastly, we will experience the Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn at dusk. Millions of lights will create a magical experience. Details to follow in future newsletters. Phone the office to be placed on an interest list for the Riverside Mission Inn.

Please call our office (619) 231-7463 for details about any of the following.

Overnight Trips (all dates are tentative except “Alluring Swiss Alps”)
Florida Everglades & Keys 3/21 – 3/28
California Gold Rush – See Below for Details 4/4 – 4/11
Bermuda Cruise from Boston 5/11 – 5/19
Montreal & Quebec Early June
Resplendent Rambles in the Alluring Swiss Alps June 25 – July 9, 2017
Louisiana Late September
SE New Mexico Late October
San Antonio Riverwalk Early December
April 4 – April 11, 2017
Gold Country
Gold Country

Eleven Walkabouters traveled by van to Sacramento and California Gold Rush country in early April to ride along Route 49 and visit gold sites. The group learned about mining methods and spent a couple of days in Lake Tahoe, nearly getting snowed in. They escaped in their van by climbing the Donner Pass, only to find out that their newly purchased snow chains were too small, so new ones were purchased and installed on the spot. They toured Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento and Sutter’s Mill along the American River where gold was discovered. They took a train ride at Railtown in Jamestown, and ate twice at Mel’s Diner because it was so good. There were cocktail and pizza parties, and in Auburn the group posed for a picture mimicking a Native American on the hunt. On the last full day of the tour our group was scheduled to spend the day at Yosemite National Park, avoiding a landslide due to heavy snows this year.  Our group spent an afternoon at Columbia State Park touring old mining-era buildings and some enjoyed a stagecoach ride. Travelers were: Dan Haslam (leader), Jim Miller (co-leader), Ginger Thaler, Bev Stebbins, Charlotte Sedgwick, Marianne Goldberg, Regina Bartolini, Margot and Walter Linback, and newbies Jimmy and Fariba Talebi.

Resplendent Rambles in the Alluring Swiss Alps

June 25 – July 9, 2017Matter

Since our last Swiss trip (in 2015), a growing interest has arisen for Walkabout to return to that fabled land. Finally, Larry has succumbed to leading yet another walking tour in Switzerland. Continuing our Swiss tradition, once again we will experience an itinerary totally different from any of our previous trips there. This time we go behind-the-scenes to a new series of fascinating and far away villages that abound in absolutely stunning alpine scenery.

We will visit four remote areas of Switzerland: Arosa in the east (3 nights), Weggis in the central region (4 nights on the lake of Lucerne), Lenk in the west (3 nights) and world renowned Zermatt — home of the majestic Matterhorn — in the south (4 nights).

Our adventures bring us to three hotels nestled in distant valleys surrounded by alluring alpine vistas and reached only by our taking trains to their final, end-of-the-line destinations. One lakeside hotel, not accessible by train, entreats us to arrive by boat, where nearby we will soar high atop a favorite alp of celebrated rambler, Mark Twain.

Our trip includes 15 days/ 14 nights of 3- and 4-star accommodations, 14 breakfasts, 14 dinners, a 15-day Swiss Travel Pass (for unlimited train, bus and boat transport), admissions to countless museums and cultural events, all-the-chocolate-you-can-eat, a host of daily walks to savor breath-taking alpine beauty, comprehensive services of Walkabout leader, Larry (who has led dozens of walking tours of Switzerland). The land-only cost is $3,895 (per person, double-occupancy) with $425 single-supplement, pending 2017 pricing for Swiss Travel Pass and Swiss-US Dollar exchange rate.

Due to the already high enthusiasm for this recently rumored trip, you now can join a “Serious Interest List” by sending Walkabout a fully refundable deposit of $200 per person. Make your check payable to Walkabout International with a notation “Switzerland 2017” and mail to: Walkabout International, 2650 Truxtun Road, Suite #110, San Diego, CA 92106-6007. Separately, please include your name(s), mailing address, phone numbers AND email address(es). To streamline the process, when you mail your check, also please email that your check “is in the mail” to Larry@walkabout-int.org

BTW, this time around, we’ll be taking a smaller group of only 12 adventurers. So, act quickly if you wish to join the festive fun afoot frolicking through the Swiss alps on a first-paid, first-accepted basis. Sold Out. You may call the office if you want to get on the waiting list.