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Travel Tours 2017
Foundation

Unless otherwise noted, please contact Ginny Baxter for Foundation travel information at gbaxter@lbcc.edu or (562) 938-4634.


Joshua Tree & the Salton Sea - April 4-5, 2017   (Waitlisted)

Joshua Tree - Nancy's Photo         
This 2-day tour is from Good Times Travel & features tour leader, Dennis Napier, a former LBCC Geography Professor. To book this tour, please contact Nancy Yoho at the LBCC Foundation, (562) 938-4203.

On this overnight desert escape we'll explore the Coachella Valley in depth while enjoying a stay at a resort casino. From the strange rock formations in Joshua Tree National Park to the unique Salton Sea and the massive San Andreas Fault, the geologic & geographic phenomena in this area are unmatched.


Tuscan & Umbrian Countryside - April 18-28, 2017

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Italy - Umbria         
Learn the secrets of authentic Italian towns on this 11-day tour. Explore Tuscany & Umbria's smaller, more authentic towns. Learn the secrets of Tuscan & Umbrian cuisine. Journey to Florence, the "Cradle of the Italian Renaissance." Visit a family-owned winery for a tasting & have a home-hosted lunch in a charming country home. Stop in Siena, a medieval town with one of Tuscany's most beautiful squares. Travel to the Etruscan hill town of Orvieto, know for its white wine & Gothic cathedral. Along the way, savor regional specialties & enjoy Italian wines with every dinner.


Malibu Wine Safari - May 19, 2017

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Malibu Wine Safari
This one-day trip will include 6 wine tasting and tour the Malibu Winery in the Santa Monica Mountains. In addition to surveying the vineyards, this site is a home for retired exotic animals giraffes, zebra and more. We'll stop for lunch on your own along the way.


Colorado's National Parks & Rails - June 5-12, 2017

Colorado GTT         
This 8-day tour is from Good Times Travel & features tour leader, Dennis Napier, a former LBCC Geography Professor. To book this tour, please contact Nancy Yoho at the LBCC Foundation, (562) 938-4203.

This trip starts and ends in Denver, Colorado. In Colorado Springs, enjoy a tour of the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Olympic Training Center & Garden of the Gods. Ride the Cog Railway to the top of Pikes Peak. Ride the Royal Gorge Route Railroad through the narrow granite cliffs of the Royal Gorge. Explore the ancient cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park. Ride the Durango-Silverton Railroad through spectacular Colorado mountains. Travel the "highway in the sky" through Rocky Mountain National Park. Back in Denver, tour the U.S. Mint or the Colorado State Capitol Building.


Yosemite, Lake Tahoe & the Eastern Sierra - August 6-10, 2017

June Lake - Nancy's Photo         
This 5-day tour is from Good Times Travel & features tour leader, Dennis Napier, a former LBCC Geography Professor. To book this tour, please contact Nancy Yoho at the LBCC Foundation, (562) 938-4203.

Embark on an adventure to discover the majesty of the Sierra Nevada. Born of ice & fire, the granite peaks valleys & lakes of the Sierras have been sculpted by glaciers, wind and weather into some of nature's most glorious works. From the eroded rocks of the Alabama Hills, to the glacier-formed June Lake Loop, to the incredible beauty of Lake Tahoe & Yosemite National Park, this tour features Mother Nature at her best.


Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice - August 13-21, 2017

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Iceland NC         
An island of dramatic contrasts, Iceland is a landscape forged by fire & ice. Steaming lava fields & hot pools reflect its volcanic nature, while massive glaciers continue to sculpt the mountains & valleys, leaving thundering waterfalls & plunging fjords. Travel the "Golden Circle" where many natural scenic wonders are located. Enjoy an overnight stay in a local fishing village to enjoy a scenic bay cruise. Soak in the Blue Lagoon, go on a whale watching cruise, take a volcanic cave hike, or stroll along coastal lava fields while admiring natural wildlife. Discover the spectacular landscapes & proud people of this island nation during this fascinating journey.


Imperial Cities featuring Prague, Vienna & Budapest - September 4-14, 2017

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Budapest - Matthias Church         
Bask in the splendor & romance with 3-night stays in each of Europe's Imperial Cities: Prague, Vienna & Budapest. In Prague, walk the Golden Lane, a delightful neighborhood of tiny, medieval houses. Delight in the baroque marvels of Vienna's Schoenbrunn Palace, the summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty. Visit a 14th-century Hungarian castle where knights recreate the days of chivalry. Spend time at a school in Budapest. Cruise the Danube River through the beautiful scenery of the Wachau Valley to the famous Abbey at Melk


National Parks of Oregon & Washington - September 17-23, 2017

Creater Lake GTT         
This 7-day tour is from Good Times Travel & features tour leader, Dennis Napier, a former LBCC Geography Professor. To book this tour, please contact Nancy Yoho at the LBCC Foundation, (562) 938-4203.

Explore the beauty & diversity of Oregon & Washington. Visit Crater Lake National Park, the deepest lake in the United States. Travel to the Columbia River Gorge & the beautiful Multnomah Falls. Visit Mount St. Helens National Monument & learn about the 1980 eruption. Explore the subalpine meadows & forests of Mount Rainier National Park & the rain forests of Olympic National Park. Visit Lake Crescent & stay at the iconic Lake Quinault Lodge.

Panama Canal - September 23, 2017 or December 21, 2017

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Panama Canal
This 19-day cruise begins & ends in Los Angeles! Choose from three different cruise dates (two in 2017 and one in 2018). Enjoy leisurely cruising down the west coast of the United States & Mexico to the first port of call, Huatulco, Mexico. Visit the ports of Puerto Chiapas, Mexico & Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala before spending two days of cruising on the Panama Canal. Next visit the ports of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua & Manzanillo, Mexico. Enjoy several days of cruising the Pacific before disembarking in Los Angeles.


Enchanting Canyonlands - September 30-October 5, 2017

Zion         
This 6-day tour is from Good Times Travel & features tour leader, Dennis Napier, a former LBCC Geography Professor. To book this tour, please contact Nancy Yoho at the LBCC Foundation, (562) 938-4203.

Embark on a spectacular journey to discover a treasure chest of scenic wonders in southern Utah. Tour Zion National Park to see its narrow gorges, dramatic canyons, cliffs, Checkerboard Mesa & travel through the historic Zion Tunnel. Visit Bryce Canyon National Park featuring thousands of spires, fins, pinnacles & mazes in every imaginable color & whimsical shape. Travel through the sandstone cliffs of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Explore Capital Reef National Park, where giant white sandstone rocks cap massive spectacular-colored reef-like cliffs. Visit Goblin Valley to see thousands of strange mushroom-like rocks. See the vividly-colored rock formations of Cedar Breaks National Monument.


Colors of New England - October 1-8, 2017

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New England in Fall NC Be charmed by the colors of New England on this 8-day tour that brings you from the heart of historic Boston to the farms, coast & mountains of the north. Tour historic Boston during a 2-night stay in the heart of the city. Explore Woodstock, Vermont, a quintessential New England village. Tour the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, watch apples transform into cider & learn about maple sugaring. Take a cruise on scenic Lake Winnipesaukee. Enjoy a traditional New England lobster dinner. Admire Maine's dramatic coast & discover the seaside communities of Boothbay Harbor & Kennebunkport. This is New England at its finest.


America's Historic Hotels - October 9-18, 2017

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Omni Homestead Resort On this 10-day tour, discover America's grand hotels of the eastern United States. Our tour begins in Washington, DC & we will stay at historic hotels in Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont & Massachusetts. We will have the opportunity to soak in warm, rich mineral springs, & we will visit attractions including the monuments, museums & memorials in Washington, DC; Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's famous creation; U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library; racetrack at Saratoga Springs; Lincoln Family Home; & historic sites in Boston that helped shape our county.


Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon - October 17-22, 2017

Yosemite         
This 5-day tour is from Good Times Travel & features tour leader, Dennis Napier, a former LBCC Geography Professor. To book this tour, please contact Nancy Yoho at the LBCC Foundation, (562) 938-4203.

Spend a full day touring Yosemite National Park to the see the grand collection of waterfalls, meadows, forests & glacier-shaped cliffs & rock faces. Stay two nights in Yosemite Valley within walking distance of Yosemite Falls & the Village. Explore both Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks to see the rugged foothills, deep canyons & giant Sequoia trees. Unique sightseeing in California's Central Valley & the Sierra foothills.


Christmas on the Danube - December 2-10, 2017

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Danube Christmas Our 9-day tour begins in Wurzburg, Germany. Travel by motorcoach through medieval towns enroute to Nuremberg where we board our ship for a 6-night cruise on the Danube River. Throughout our journey we will see scenic valleys & charming riverside towns, walled medieval cities, ornate Baroque architecture, magnificent castles & cobblestone streets. We will visit charming Christmas markets in Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau & Vienna.


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