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Review of Icons of Avalon

Icons of Avalon
Ranked #37 of 54 Tours in Avalon
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed December 26, 2011

Took this tour on our last evening of our six day visit to Avalon. Learned a lot about the history of the casino and the island itself. The wine tasting at the end was fun! Try this tour!

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Reviewed September 18, 2011

We were happy we booked the Icons with wine tasting toor. Pat was a fantastic guide, who gave us a great history of the island; of the rich, the stars, fishermen, and the characters.
The 60 minutes was just about right, it was a safe, well organiszed walk.

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Reviewed August 11, 2011

My girlfriend and I took this tour and what a great hour this was. Very charming. Our tour guide, Pat, knew everything and more about the island. This was so much more than just a historic tour. We learned about the discoverers, the creators and all about the people who made Avalon their own personal playground. The wine wasn't have bad either!!

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Reviewed July 18, 2011

Nice tour, enjoyable wine tasting upon completion of tour, but not worth $30 per person.

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iconsofavalon, Owner at Icons of Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We greatly appreciate it. When we set this tour up we wanted to keep this as a great value. Case in point, if you were to walk into the wine bar that serves our tastings, you would pay $20 just for the tasting. When you back that out, that means you are getting the #1 tour in Catalina for $10. We also have the tour without wine at reduced price. Thank you again for your comments and your business.

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Reviewed June 4, 2011

My husband and I took this tour while in Catalina over Memorial Day weekend. We walked over to the Casino just before 4:30pm. We saw a couple standing with a woman and assumed it was our tour. There was really no other way to know other than to ask them. We waited a few minutes for the third couple to show up, but they didn't, so we started the tour. We thought Pat was a great guide. She was friendly, knowledgeable and good at telling the stories of the island's history. We walked from the casino and made our way back to CC Gallagher's for the wine tasting. When we got there, the third couple was waiting and angry. They'd apparently been given some confusing or wrong directions as to where the tour started. Pat was very apologetic and called her office right away to address the issue. My husband mentioned to me that when he booked the tour, he received confusing directions as well, but said he'd kind of tuned out after hearing "meet at the casino" because didn't feel like he needed to get a map and look for anything. The casino is the most prominent building on the island. There is no need to give anymore (possibly confusing) direction than that. The people that missed the tour did stay for the wine tasting. We're glad they did because we had a very nice time sitting and chatting with them for a couple hours. Right off, we noticed that the pours were very generous for a wine tasting. We had the Rose and the French Rose. It was a good choice with flavors to please both me and my husband. All in all, an excellent, relaxing, enjoyable way to spend a few hours (about 90 mins. for the tour and a couple hours gabbing over wine) in Avalon!

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