Sunday-Tuesday Tours



1.  Please review the following tour selections.  


2.  Seating is limited, register SOON!


3.  Once you have made your tour selections, send your responses to Lyle Stewart at with the following information:

       (a)  Please tell me what tours you want to participate in

  (b)  How many will be going on specific tours 

  (c)  How many total dollars you will owe.


* You may sign-up for as many tours as you desire!




Adult Tour #1 - Sunday, June 8thMadera Wine Tour $15/person                


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Tour guided minibus trip to 3 of the best wineries out of the Madera Wine Trail.

Bus will leaving the hotel at 2:00 p.m. and returning to the hotel by 5:30 p.m.

The $5 glass fee at all three of the wineries has been waived for our group!  




Family Tour #2  - Sunday, June 8th – Boomers - $11/person (4 miles from hotel)


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UNLIMITED ATTRACTIONS: Miniature Golf, Go Karts, Bumper Boats, Lazer Tag; Outdoor Rock Wall; Rookie Track (Go Kart Drivers between 42” and 58” tall); Tiny Tots Cars (Drivers under 42” tall); and the GameRoom.

Special 11th Birthday Celebration for Boomers on June 6th – 8th; $8 saving per person.

Sunday Hours: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.



Family Tour #3  - Sunday, June 8th Forestiere Underground Gardens -  (7 miles from hotel)

Adults  $12; Teens (13-17)  $8;   Seniors (60+)   $10;  Children (5-12)   $7;   4 and under Free


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Forestiere Underground Gardens Tour Description: A hand-built network of underground rooms, courtyards and  passageways.  Unique underground trees, shrubs, and vines producing fruits— some over 90 years-old!  Arches and stone work patterned after the ancient catacombs.  Underground micro-climates -- temperature variations of 10 to 20 degrees.  Underground home of visionary and self- taught artist/builder Baldassare Forestiere completed in 1906.


Public tour schedules: Friday: 11 am, Noon, 1 & 2 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 10 & 11 am, Noon, 1:30 & 2:30 pm



Spousal Tour #4 - Monday, June 9th - Monastery & Garden Tour - $45/person      

(meal & transportation included)           

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Tour guided minibus depart the hotel at 8:30 a.m. and returns to the hotel by 3:30 p.m. 

Monastery & Garden Tour Description: Immerse your self in nature's beauty and aromatherapy at the Squaw Valley Herb Gardens.  Discover recipes and remedies with fascinating stories and history with demonstrations, tastings and lavender harvest.  Visit St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center minutes up the road and enjoy a delicious Greek Lunch.  Behold the wonder of this architectural jewel of the Byzantium inspired Church and Monastery.  The Abbess and 15 Sisters purpose is to pray for our world.  After the tour they’ll invite us for Greek coffee and cookies.  Visit their tiny gift shop where what they make helps support their ministry.  The blend of sacred art and natural beauty will make for an inspiring day.


  • REQUIRED DRESS CODE: Covered arms, skirts and scarves or hats must be worn at the St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center.




Parent / Children’s Tour #5 - Tuesday, June 10thYosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad and the Gold Gulch Museum Tour – $40/person over age 13; $32.25/child 3-12 years old; and $24.25/child under age 3.  MEAL NOT INCLUDED IN FEE  – (We will be eating at Todd’s Barbeque at about 12:30 p.m. – approximately $8/meal – large portions - could be shared.)            


You can preview this tour at the following two websites: @  and


Tour guided minibus depart the hotel at 9:00 a.m. and returns to the hotel by 5:00.

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Description: Trill to the sights and sounds of the Vintage Shay Logger Steam Powered Train.  An exciting 4-mile, one hour narrated excursion at Yosemite Park’s south gate.  Ride into history where powerful locomotives once hauled massive log trains through the Sierra mountains.  Where mighty lumberjacks felled the timer and flumes carried lumber to the distant valley below.  The Sierra Nation Forest’s majestic woods provide the back drop for the narrow gauge railroad journey back in time.

Gold Gulch Museum Description: Kids and their teachers, parents or grandparents can learn about early California and the Gold Rush era at the Gold Gulch Museum.  Regardless of your age, you can pan for gold, walk inside a real mine tunnel, make candles, and do other crafts reflective of the OLD WEST. There is an authentic Miwok village on the grounds and story tellers from the nearby tribes tell visitors about their culture.

A 10% discount is being given to our group for these tours.



Parent / Children’s Tour #6 - Wild Water Adventure Park - Based on Consignment Admission Tickets (30 ticket minimum) our cost would be $16/person.  We will need 30 people committed before we would be able to get the special discounted rate.  Children 2 and under are free. 

* General Admission is $26 and Junior Admission is $19 for children under 48” tall.


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Wild Water Adventure Park is located on 52 acres just 3 miles east of Clovis on Shaw Avenue.  The park is filled with over 20 attractions and 37 slides.  There is also 15,000 square feet of attractions for younger children.  The park is surrounded by trees, lakes and grassy picnic areas.

Park hours are Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday – Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.






Here are two additional websites with just general “Things to See & Do” information:   and


I am still continuing to set-up additional less costly tours that will be in the Fresno area; however these tours will not be announced until Sunday Registration.

--Lyle Stewart


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