Available Classes in - 2019-20 Van Trips Swanston
The Mission Oaks Van Tour Program is designed for the adventurous traveler looking to get around the amazing hot spots of Northern California in under a day's time. A wide variety of trips are planned throughout the year to leave from our Mission Oaks and Swanston Community Centers. Energetic and friendly drivers take extra time and attention to plan fun and memorable trips where riders can see new things while making new friends and memories.
Trip Information: All Van Tour Trips are in a 15 Passenger van. Seating is assigned by the order that the riders register. Seating is chosen by riders the day of the trip. Costs for trips typically include all transportation costs, and any extra fees will be noted in the trip description. Sign up today and be ready for your next adventure!
Refunds/credits and cancellations: Occasionally, trips are cancelled by the District due to not enough enrollment or unforeseen "acts of God". Trips cancelled by the District will result in either a credit for future trip, or a full refund, which will be mailed by check within 4-6 weeks. Customers that cancel trips for any reason will only receive a refund if their seat can be resold, otherwise no refund will be given. To request a refund call 916-488-2810. Request for refunds must be submitted a minimum of 7 (seven) working days prior to the trips departure. This is subject to a $5 or 10% administrative fee.



Class Name / Desc. Date/Time Max# Open Fee Sign Up
Auburn Christmas & Creaft Faire 12/1 12/01/2019 to 12/01/2019
Sun 11:00am-3:00pm
12 2 $20.00  
Trip leaves from the Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento.
Enjoy a Unique shopping and holiday experience for the whole family at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. Enjoy delicious food and drink from the café while listening to strolling musicians. See over 100 Artisan Fine Art, quality Hand Made Crafts, and Gourmet Foods. Take a Photo with Santa for your Christmas card and enjoy roving performers. If time, we can visit Old Town Auburn.
Additional costs: Money for lunch, snacks and shopping
Deadline to register: 11/25.
Auburn Hike & Lunch at Alehouse 11/6 11/06/2019 to 11/06/2019
Wed 10:00am-2:00pm
12 7 $21.00  
Trip leaves from the Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento.
Moderate hike with some steep hills. ˝ mile to falls and ˝ miles return. Approximately 30 miles of multiple-use, natural surface trails for hiking, running, biking and equestrian riding. Two observation decks for viewing the 30- foot waterfalls and a riparian habitat along several creeks.
Additional costs: Money for lunch.
Registration deadline: 11/5.
Christmas Lights at Night 12/7 12/07/2019 to 12/07/2019
Sat 5:20pm-9:20pm
12 2 $20.00  
Trip leaves from the Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento.
Just the trip to get you in the mood for Christmas!! This year we will be visiting 3 cities to see different light displays. We will be stopping after 2 hours for hot beverages and restroom.
Additional costs: Hot beverage
Deadline to register:12/5
Donner Memorial State Park & Lunch 10/19 10/19/2019 to 10/19/2019
Sat 8:30am-5:00pm
12 3 $39.00   Registration
Closed
Trip leaves from the Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento.
Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center is 15 miles Northwest of Lake Tahoe. The 1-hour self-guided tour at the Center depicts the history of the area and the people who came into this part of the Sierra, including local Native Americans, the Donner Party, and builders of the transcontinental railroad.
Additional costs: Lunch
Deadline to register: 10/17.
Isenberg Crane Reserve & Lunch 11/18 11/18/2019 to 11/18/2019
Mon 10:00am-2:30pm
12 0 $20.00   Class Is Full
Trip leaves from the Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento.
The greater sandhill crane population has diminished in California to a point where they were listed as a threatened species in 1983. The Stockton delta wetlands (inclusive of the 353-acre Woodbridge Ecological Reserve) provide the largest area of freshwater marsh wintering habitat in the state.
Additional costs: Money for lunch in Lodi.
Deadline to register: 11/15.
Sportsman's Hall & Doll Museum 11/13 11/13/2019 to 11/13/2019
Wed 10:00am-2:30pm
12 9 $20.00  
Trip leaves from the Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento.
Sportsman's Hall is a historic building used by the Pony Express. Come enjoy lunch and history of the Pony Express and Ruth's Doll Museum in Pollock Pines.
Additional costs: Money for lunch and donation to Ruth's Doll Museum.
Deadline to register: 11/12.
Sterling Vineyards & St. Helena 10/23 10/23/2019 to 10/23/2019
Wed 8:30am-5:00pm
12 0 $73.00   Class Is Full
Trip leaves from the Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento.
Fee includes: Tram ride, basic tour, and wine tasting.
Our aerial tram is the only one of its kind in Napa Valley, offering stunning views as visitors ride up to the winery. Take a stroll through art galleries, overlooks, and elevated walkways that allow guests to follow the winemaking process from grape to glass. This allows guests to tour the winery at their own pace.
Additional costs: Lunch in St. Helena
Deadline to register: 10/21.
Victorian Christmas in Nevada City 12/15 12/15/2019 to 12/15/2019
Sun 12:30pm-5:30pm
12 0 $20.00   Class Is Full
Trip leaves from the Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento.
Welcome the holiday season in style in historic Nevada City. The towns picturesque downtown transforms into a genuine Christmas card come to life. Christmas songs and Victorian minstrels remind visitors of yesteryears.
Additional costs: money for lunch and street vendors
Deadline to register:12/12