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A word from Victoria Price: ‘Have you ever wanted to follow in the footsteps of Vincent Price, actor, art lover and Renaissance man? Well, following the success of our London tour last year, Peter Fuller and Victoria Price invite you to join them for two-part US adventure that will encompass Vincent’s passion for indigenous art and provide a spirit of adventure that’s at the core of the Prices’ philosophy to ‘Explore! Savor! Celebrate!’.
From New Mexico to Arizona and then from Hollywood to Malibu, you will experience the Art of Vincent’s Life with the people who knew him best: his daughter, Victoria and members of the Price family, who will be your guides as we explore native American pueblos, art and culture, which was something their dad was deeply passionate about; visit the Vincent Price Art Museum at the East Los Angeles College; tour his former Hollywood homes and favourite haunts, and ending with special remembrance service at the Price family’s much-loved beach.
Here’s a rundown of the itinerary, which we have divided into two sectors. You can join us for both, either, or just some of the LA sessions. Whatever you decide, we can’t wait for you to join us on this truly amazing experience.
To book your seat, just go to the relevant pages on this website (using the links above).
THE SOUTHWEST ADVENTURE | NEW MEXICO TO ARIZONA
Friday 4 November to Thursday 10 November
FRIDAY: 4 NOVEMBER
As a warm-up to our tour, a welcome dinner will be held in Albuquerque for those who be joining us for the next six-days.
SATURDAY: 5 NOVEMBER
Our tour kicks off proper with a day trip out to Chaco Culture National Historical Park, one of the one of the most cultural and historical areas in the US, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Leading us will be VB Price, who first visited the site 1960 while studying anthropology at the University of New Mexico, and who was so entranced by the place that he made it the basis of his 1998 book of prose, Chaco Trilogy. We will end the day with a dinner at the Range Café in Bernalillo, a classic diner, where Vincent, Barrett, and Victoria often ate together. After our dinner, we head off to Santa Fe.
Note: A list of recommended hotels in Santa Fe will be provided so that you can book your own three-night stay.
SUNDAY & MONDAY: 6 & 7 NOVEMBER
In Santa Fe, a city famous for spirited creativity, Victoria will guide you through the city’s vibrant local arts and dining scene, escort you on day trips to some popular Northern New Mexico destinations; and deliver a special presentation on her dad’s life and enduring legacy alongside a special film screening at an independent movie theatre. We will also visit the Institute of American Indian Art, where Vincent’s early legacy endures.
TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER
We will set out on our big road trip through New Mexico and Arizona. We shall tour through the Navajo Nation territories and visit iconic Route 66 locations, then stop for lunch at Gallup’s iconic El Rancho where we can follow in the footsteps of many of the stars from Hollywood’s Golden Years. We will then spend Election Night at the beautifully-restored La Posada in Winslow, Arizona, the last great railroad hotel designed by Mary Coulter and built in 1929 by the Santa Fe Railway for the Fred Harvey Company. During our stay, you will have the chance to dine in the Turquoise Room, which was featured in A Treasury of Great Recipes.
Note: All ground transport and lodgings will be included in this portion of the Southwest Adventure.
WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
We next take a full-day guided tour led by a Hopi guide, who will bring us to some of the most beautiful and private areas of the three mesas that comprise Hopi. This will no doubt be one of the most incredible experiences you will ever experience. A lunch at the Hopi Cultural Center will feature typical Hopi cuisine. We will end the day with a visit to a store featuring the work of the best contemporary Hopi kachina carvers, before heading off to Sedona for a one night stay.
THURSDAY: 10 NOVEMBER
We shal visit the gorgeous red-rock canyons of Sedona and some of its most famous Native American galleries, as well as a hike at one of the famous energy vortex rocks. Our Southwest Adventure ends in Phoenix, where you can set off home or onto Los Angeles for our second session.
The Southwest Adventure includes two-nights accommodation in Arizona; one special dinner; all tours and special events, and ground transport from Santa Fe to Phoenix. You will arrange your own lodging in Albuquerque and Santa Fe and purchase your own meals for the remainder of the trip. Air transportation is not included. A list of recommended hotels can be provided on request so you can book your own stay.y.
THE HOLLYWOOD ADVENTURE | LOS ANGELES – MALIBU
Friday 11 November – 13 November
FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER
For this sector, we have designed separate sessions, which will suit those who want to do other activities while staying in LA.
Our first event takes place at East Los Angeles community college art museum that bears Vincent’s name. This will be a public event, but you will be given a personal guided tour of the collection, which includes many of the pieces of art and sculpture that were donated by Vincent and his wife Mary.
Note: We will provide a list of recommended hotels in Los Angeles to help you book your own lodging while staying the city.
SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER
Have you ever wanted to take a peek as Vincent’s former homes and favourite haunts? Well, this half-day tour, personally led by Victoria, will do just that. Plus, we will get to savour LA’s famous food trucks to recreate the culinary adventures that Victoria and Vincent shared together.
In the evening, we will be holding a special event at a suitably spooky surprise location.
SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER
Heading out to Point Dume and Nicholas Beach in Malibu, where Vincent’s ashes were scattered out at sea, we shall join a special remembrance service and luncheon led by Victoria. This final day session also marks the end of our tour where we’ll say… Goodbye Again (the title of a play Vincent performed in the 1950s)… until Camp Vincent III (which is already in the works).
If you are taking out Camp Vincent Pass or The Hollywood Adventure Pass, then this sector includes all ground transportation (where applicable), entrance fees, VPAM event and Sunday lunch. A list of recommended hotels can be provided on request so you can book your stay in LA. For our full terms and conditions: click here. Air transportation and airport transfers are not included in this package.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT
We hope this year’s tour will have something for everyone. The Southwest Adventure Pass is priced at $1450, while The Hollywood Adventure Pass will $400. If you want to join us for both sessions, then take up our Camp Vincent Pass for $1850. Prices will change from 1 October.
HOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT: If you know which package is right for you, then just choose your pass and follow the links to purchase it now. Alternatively, if you are still undecided, but want to reserve a spot, then click on this link to pay a non-refundable deposit of $100.
We only have limited spots, so act now. But if you do not end up being able to join us, then you will receive some great Camp Vincent merchandise, comprising two posters, one T-shirt, and a copy of the 2016 reprint of Come Into The Kitchen, due out in November. You can also spread out your payments in instalments.
Thank you for your interest in this amazing opportunity. We know you will enjoy living like Vincent as you Explore, Savor, and Celebrate the American Southwest and Hollywood!