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“Best Tour in Avalon” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Icons of Avalon

Icons of Avalon
113 Crescent, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #33 of 44 Tours & Activities in Avalon
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Owner description: This historic waterfront architectural walking and wine tasting tour will take you back to a time of elegance when great visionaries created the magical island of Catalina. It features the various icons, such as the buildings, people, and events which made Catalina what it is today. Tours run daily at 4:30 finishing with wine tasting at one of Avalon's premiere wine bars. Reservations are required and the cost is only $30! Call today to enjoy Catalina in a way that is truely unique.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews
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“Best Tour in Avalon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2011

My wife and I visited Catalina on January 15-16. We had several tours scheduled for Sunday but on the spur of the moment we decided to do the Icons (and wine tasting) tour on Saturday afternoon. We met our tour guide, Pat, near the Casino and proceeded to walk around the Casino and then toward town. Although Pat said that she had not done the tour in awhile, she was a delight. Pat was very informative and knowledgeable about the lore of Catalina and its main structures. The weather was great and so were the tales she told us about Catalina. The tour ended at the wine tasting venue which was also fun and free. The cost of tasting would have almost been as much as the cost of the tour. After going on our Sunday tours, we recommend the Icons of Avalon tour if you are looking for a casual stroll through town listening to the history of the island from someone who has lived on the island for over 13 years....

Visited January 2011
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Newport Beach, California
1 review
“Very enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2010

This was pretty cool. A nice way to learn about Catalina. We would recommend it.

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South Salt Lake, Utah
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“Ahhhhhh....now this is the way to see Catalina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

My wife and I did the "two fer"; we did this tour and the tour company's other tour, which was a Ghost Tour. Both were very cool. We really liked this one since it was so laid back and informative. The guide, Pat was very knowledgable, funny, and professional. We loved it.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
“Island Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2010

Every once in a while you come across a wonderful thing. This was it for us. Very romantic as advertised and informative. Wine wasn't too shabby either! ; - )

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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Best Part of the Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2010

I like to take these local tours when I travel. The quality of this tour was very good and the price was very economical. It rained a little but it added to the ambiance. It was nice to see the wine tasting has sushi available with a extensive variety of sakes. I highly recommend this tour.

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