This fall, the College of the Canyons Community Education department will offer local residents the chance to venture out of the Santa Clarita Valley and explore some of Southern California’s most popular and culturally significant destinations, with a series of single-day tours.
COC Community Education single-day tours are developed and operated by licensed tour operator Good Times Travel, using the company’s fleet of fully equipped luxury motor coaches and professionally trained tour directors.
Intended for adult community members of all ages, all trips include round trip transportation from the college’s Valencia campus to the tour’s destination and all admission costs —along with an abundance of sightseeing and photo opportunities.
COC Community Education is currently taking reservations for a single-day tour to the Getty Villa in Malibu, on Saturday, September 1.
Perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Getty Villa is home to the Getty’s antiquities collection, and is the only museum in the country dedicated solely to antiquities from the Mediterranean region.
The cost of the trip is $59 per person, with the chartered motor coach scheduled to depart from the COC Valencia campus promptly at 9:15 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. Attendees will be responsible for providing their own lunch, with the Villa’s on-site café offering guests a variety of food and beverage options to choose from.
“We are very excited about this collaboration with Good Time Travel,” said Diane Stewart, COC Community Education director. “These single-day tours will provide wonderful opportunities for the residents of Santa Clarita to get out of town for the day, and explore some of the cultural treasures of the region.”
Additional single-day tours being offered by COC Community Education this fall include:
• L.A. Nostalgia — 9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Friday, October 5 — $59 per person
Be amazed by the treasures of yesteryear and receive a fascinating perspective on some of Los Angeles’ best-known and nostalgic landmarks, on this tour designed to showcase the city’s rich art, architecture and cultural history.
• The Magic Castle — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 10 — $119 per person
Attendees will enjoy an all-you-can-eat champagne brunch and live magical performance inside the magnificent Hollywood, Victorian-style mansion known as The Magic Castle. Normally closed to the general public, The Magic Castle is considered by magicians all over the world to be the premier magic venue and virtual ‘center’ of the magician’s universe! Note: There is a required dress code for this event of “country club” attire (no jeans, shorts or sandals). Guests must also be able to walk up a steep driveway in order to enter the venue.
• Christmas at Castle Green — 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, December 2 — $69 per person
Start the holiday season right with a trip to the historic Castle Green in Pasadena. Normally off limits to the public, for one afternoon each December visitors are allowed inside to view the creative interior design and cultural heritage of this architectural masterpiece, all dressed up for the holidays! Come roam the Castle’s grounds and gardens through an all-encompassing self-guided tour. Note: Walking shoes are suggested for this trip.
On the day of the trip passengers are encouraged to arrive on campus at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. All return times are approximate.
Single-day parking permits and associated parking instructions will be sent to registered passengers prior to each tour. In addition, passengers should be aware that driver gratuities are not included in the tour price, but are highly encouraged.
For more information, or to register for an upcoming COC Community Education single-day tour please call 661-362-3300 or visit www.canyons.communityext.net.
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