Our annual escape to the island “26 miles across the sea” features three nights at the Pavilion Lodge, in the heart of Avalon, right on the harbor and within walking distance of countless shops and restaurants. Begin with a short flight to Southern California. Enjoy a tour and spectacular Sunday Brunch aboard the Queen Mary, moored in Long Beach Harbor. Travel aboard the high-speed Catalina Express ferry to the island. At your hotel, enjoy a wine reception each night and a continental breakfast each morning. The itinerary includes several NEW adventures on the island as well as plenty of free time to enjoy additional activities or time to relax on your own. Included in the package is the new Twilight in the Casino tour which showcases the ballroom, big band dancing and wine & cheese on the balcony! We’ll also experience the new Evening Avalon Scenic tour aboard a new state-of-the-art electric bus. Finally, catch a glimpse of the underwater world surrounding the island on board a semi-submersible vehicle. A final night dinner is just steps from your hotel. A mid-morning return to the mainland by ferry allows you time for lunch in Long Beach at Parker’s Lighthouse prior to your late afternoon flight home.