Departing August 4, 2018
Please join us on a luxury tour day in Santa Barbara
Offered for the very first time!
An exclusive group of guests (limited to 23) will travel on the vintage Vista-Dome railcar Silver Splendor from L.A. Union Station to Santa Barbara, enjoying a gourmet breakfast and ocean views along the way. At the S.B. depot, we will board our own chartered mini-coach and drive up to Casa del Herrero for a private, docent-led, 90-minute tour. At the Casa, we will be transported back to Montecito’s heyday – the 1920s.
Originally the home of George Fox Steedman and designed by George Washington Smith, it is one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in America. As we go through the home, we will see the Steedman family’s collection of 15th and 16th-century fine art and decorative art from Spain’s Golden Age. In addition, we will tour the magnificent Moorish-style gardens and the 11-acre estate. The home and gardens maintain National Historic Landmark status and are also on the National Register of Historic Places. More information may be viewed at www.casadelherrero.com.
After visiting the Casa, our chartered coach will take us over to another landmark, Mission Santa Barbara. You will be free to leisurely wander the grounds and historic structures. Our guide, Terry Remick, will be happy to suggest nooks and crannies to explore. In addition to the breathtaking Mission Church, you’ll want to visit the 9-room museum of art and artifacts, some of which date back to the 1790s. For a more detailed look at what the Mission has to offer, please go to www.santabarbaramission.org.
Departure from L.A. is at 9:11 a.m. Breakfast featuring French Toast, chicken-apple sausage, fresh fruit and Champagne mimosas will be served en route. Arrival in Santa Barbara is scheduled for 11:41 a.m.
Departure from Santa Barbara is at 7:00 p.m. and includes dinner of tossed field greens, sautéed chicken and artichoke hearts in creamy marinara sauce, and cheesecake with raspberry rum sauce. Wine, beer, and soft drinks are included. Arrival in L.A. is scheduled for 9:48 p.m.
Don’t miss this great trip. Book now!
for reservations and information.
Price per person.
Seating is limited to 23, due to the guest maximum at the Casa. This will guarantee each passenger a seat up in the Vista Dome for the entire rail portion of the trip. The price for this first-ever excursion and tour package is $249 per person and would make a terrific holiday gift or birthday surprise, so please don’t delay in contacting us!
Payment can be made by credit card or by check. Please make checks out to LARail.com, Inc. and mail to:
LARail.com ATTN: John Caestecker
San Clemente, CA 92673