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Icons of Avalon

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Address: 113 Crescent, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number:
+1 310-502-6131
14:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 14:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

This historic waterfront architectural walking and wine tasting tour will...

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.

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Mother and daughter enjoy the Icons of Avalon

My daughter and I did the Icons of AValon tour during spring break. Our tour guide, Lili, was fabulous. She knew so much history and was a pleasure to be around. I would... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2013
Glendale, California

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Glendale, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2013

My daughter and I did the Icons of AValon tour during spring break. Our tour guide, Lili, was fabulous. She knew so much history and was a pleasure to be around. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning about the history of Avalon.

Thank NaomiE73
San Diego, California, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2012

Lili our tour guide made a lasting impression on me and my wife, not knowing what to expect we thought it would be nice to know some facts on the history of this special place, she really took an interest in us both and now we are so glad we decided to take this tour! i defiantly will be recommending... More 

Thank Johnny T
Norwalk, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2012

Lili are tour guide ,very informative, great fun and wine tasting at end was great. Learned many things about Avalon that i didn't know before. Will recommend to friends to take, when their in Avalon.

Thank Michael B
Boulder CO
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

Our guide ( Lily) was well prepared and interesting and took enough time to get into detail, there were four of us and we had a good time and she answered many questions not only about the history but also about living in Avalon. But the added wine tasting at Gallahers was terrible, three tiny glasses of horrible rose only,... More 

Thank welshman36
Royal Palm Beach, Florida
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91 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

When we read the description of this tour, it sounded like a walking wine tour which we have had in many other cities. We ended up with a disorganized guide and a tour that ended much sooner than it was billed. The only wine we had was 3 small glasses of rose (at this part the guide took off). There... More 

2 Thank Happy T
iconsofavalon, Owner at Icons of Avalon, responded to this review

Dear unhappy tour goer, Sorry we did not meet your expectations on your tour. Just to let you know we never advertise or offer appitizers or cheese and crakers anywhere on our tour site or our brochures. This is billed as a wine tour and not a tour with lunch or any kind of food. The tour is one hour... More 

Huntington Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 May 2012

What a fun way to learn about Catalina Island and all its history! We had a very enjoyable walk as we learned about the many famous people who frequented the Island, as well as other interesting information about the Island that we never knew. At the end of the tour we were lead to a very nice upscale wine bar... More 

1 Thank Deannie P
Encino, ca
1 review
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

It was our guide's (Constance if I remember well) second time giving this tour. Although I don't care she had to refer to her guide book at least 6-7 times during the tour, she wasn't nice or personable and is obviously not in a career that suits her. No smiles, no jokes, no enthusiasm... The one-hour tour was done in... More 

1 Thank Marlene J
iconsofavalon, Owner at Icons of Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Tour goer, Very sorry to hear about your tour experience. We take pride in our Icon tour being a top rated tour. I would like to explain to you what happened. Constance is one of our top Ghost tour guides, she is not an Icon guide. That day you took the tour our usual guide was unavailable at the... More 

Seattle, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

This walking tour covering Avalon's history and architecture is a charming and helpful way to begin one's Catalina sojourn. Pat, the guide for my tour, was expert and friendly. The wine tasting at the end at a harbor cafe is the perfect touch.

1 Thank Joe N
Escondido, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2012

We read the great reviews and decided to do the tour when we arrived on to the island. We called the number listed and booked tickets. There was only us and Pat for our tour. She did a excellent job. Every question we had she knew the answer. It is in the top 5 tours we have taken. Also if... More 

1 Thank tallsocal
Vancouver, WA
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Reviewed 26 December 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!

1 Thank LoveTheOregonCoast

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