Tours of theTown

                  Riverside, CA




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Citrus Adventure Tour

Gardens on Tour

Olde Riverside Heritage Tour
Victorian Holiday Tour

Vintage Home Tour
History, Haunts and Howls

Orientation Tour

Speakers Bureau


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Museum Hopping Tour

Military Tour

A Dickens of a Day

Customized Private Tours



Victorian Holiday Tour

Treat your group to a memorable excursion that celebrates the holidays with traditions of the past and present.  It's a festive time of the year and our community goes all out to share this special season.

The tour highlights several prominent historic areas in our 140-year old city.  You'll be delighted with the interior tour of a charming vintage home (one of the oldest houses in Riverside), all decked out and ready for a Victorian Christmas. Learn about Victorian holiday traditions; some we continue to enjoy today.  After dinner, you will delight at the sparkling holiday lights and animated figures adorning the Mission Inn, a National Historic Landmark.  Take an escorted walk through the Mission Inn lobby bedecked in glorious holiday attire, followed by a narrated tour around the exterior of the Inn. The entire city block is alive with holiday sights and sounds.  It's a veritable fairyland with over 3.5 million lights and hundreds of animated figures.  Don't miss Santa --  ready to climb down the chimney!  

Our specialized service includes experienced tour guides who will board your bus and entertain your passengers, regaling them with anecdotes and local history.  This excursion is 5 hours in duration. Fee includes dinner, refreshments, guide and admissions. Minimum of 25 people per tour.

Note:  A variation to this tour includes an inside viewing of three private vintage Victorian homes decorated for the holidays. 


Roberta Spieler - Director


Tours of theTown
P.O. Box 20834

Riverside, CA 92516
Phone 951.682.3881