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, who brought you last year’s London Legacy Tour, and Victoria Price invite you to join them for a 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 be invited to an special remembrance service at the Price family’s much-loved beach.
Here’s a rundown of the itinerary, which has been split into two separate sessions. You can join us for both, either, or some of the Southern Californian and Santa Fe sessions. Whatever you decide, we can’t wait for you to join us on this truly amazing experience.
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. You night’s stay in Albuquerque is included in the Southwest Adventure session.
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 6 NOVEMBER & MONDAY 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. Our first stop will be the historic Acoma Pueblo, one of the most beautiful Pueblos atop a mesa, and famous for its fine-line pottery. It was a great favorite of the Price family. We will 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 who traveled the iconic Route 66. 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 two-night 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 session.
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. 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 returning to La Posada for one more night.
THURSDAY: 10 NOVEMBER
Our road trip continues through the gorgeous red-rock canyons of Sedona, with visits to 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 any or all of our second session events.
Note: Our Southwest Adventure includes 3 of the 6-nights accommodation in Albuquerque and Arizona; our welcome dinner in Albuquerque; all tours and special events; and ground transport from Santa Fe to Phoenix. You will arrange your own lodging in Santa Fe and Phoenix and purchase your own meals for the remainder of the trip. Air transportation is not included. A list of recommended hotels will be provided to help you book lodgings.
THE HOLLYWOOD ADVENTURE | LOS ANGELES TO MALIBU
(Friday 11 November – 13 November)
FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER
For the second part of our tour, we have designed three 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. Lunch will be provided, followed by a guided tour of the collection, which includes many of the pieces of art and sculpture that were donated by Vincent and his wife Mary. We will end the evening with a dinner and flamenco show at the historic El Cid (where Vincent also dined) on Sunset Blvd.
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 head out to Fullerton, Orange County, to an infamous haunted restaurant, where a public screening and presentation will take place, hosted by Haunted Orange County. Please note, the ticket price for this public event is still to be decided.
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).
NOTE: The LA session includes all ground transportation, Friday lunch, and Friday and Saturday dinner. Air transportation and airport transfers are not included in this package.
We hope this year’s tour will have something for everyone. Our Southwest Adventure is priced at US$1400, while our Los Angeles Adventure will be US$100-$200 per session. If you want to join us for the whole tour (which includes all the individual LA sessions), we shall be offering a special limited time discount price of US$1850 – a saving of US$150.
TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT, please click this link to pay a non-refundable deposit of US$100. Please note, the deadline has been extended to 1 July.
We have a limited number of spots available, and more interest than space. (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). Payments can be made in three easy installments on August 1, September 1 and October 1.
Thank you for your interest in this amazing opportunity: Camp Vincent II: The Art of His Life. We know you will enjoy living like Vincent as you Explore, Savor, and Celebrate the American Southwest and Hollywood!
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