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Bay Area Excursion: Historic Estate & High Tea

April 11 @ 11:45 am - 6:30 pm

Join us for a trip to the remarkable Filoli Historic House & Garden following by a delectable high tea at Lovejoy’s

Bay Area Excursion: Historic Estate & High Tea

Thursday, April 11


(See “Expected Excursion Timing” below)

Board our private coach to be whisked away to Woodside (on the Peninsula) to visit the Filoli Historic House & Gardens, which boasts 654 acres of beauty nestled along the slopes of California’s coastal range. Originally built as a private residence in 1917, Filoli was opened to the public in 1975 and is a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The property is considered one of the finest remaining country estates of the 20th century, featuring a 54,000+ square-foot Georgian Revival-Style Mansion, 16 acres of exquisite English Renaissance Gardens, a 6.8-acre Gentleman’s Orchard, and hundreds of acres of Natural Lands with 5 distinct ecosystems, and a 1-mile Estate Trail.

Begin with free time for a Self-Guided House Tour, then meet a docent for a Private Guided Garden Tour. Take a bit more free time to visit the Gift Shop and stroll as you like.

Next, take the coach to San Francisco and indulge in a delightful High Tea at Lovejoy’s Tea Room in Noe Valley.

Return to Marin with wonderful memories of a lovely daytrip!

Space is strictly limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

See “Important Notes” (below), then Reserve Your Space(s) Today!

At Lovejoy’s, each guests will enjoy the “High Tea” Tea Service including Tea Sandwiches (view selection below), served with Cabbage Salad w/Caraway Cream Dressing, Organic Spring Greens w/Mandarin Oranges & Light Vinaigrette, a Scone w/Preserves & Devon Cream, a Tea Biscuit and a Bottomless Pot o’ Tea.

  • Cucumber & Cream Cheese
  • Roast Beef & Horseradish
  • Smoked Turkey & Dijon Mustard
  • Egg & Onion
  • Chicken-Apple-Walnut Salad
  • Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese

*Dietary Restrictions: vegan and gluten free options for an additional $6 per person.

Expected Excursion Timing

Departure/Pick-Up Timing

8:45am – Novato Park & Ride Lot, Hwy 101 at Rowland Blvd

9:00am – San Rafael Park & Ride Lot, Hwy 101 at Smith Ranch Road

9:15am – Mill Valley Park & Ride Lot, Seminary Drive at West side of Hwy 101

Event Times

10:15-11:00am – Filoli Self-Guided House Tour

11:00-11:30am – Filoli Private Guided Garden Tour

11:30am-12:15pm – Free Time at Filoli

12:15-1:00pm – Ride to Lovejoy’s

1:00-2:30pm – High Tea at Lovejoy’s

Return/Arrival Times

3:00pm – Mill Valley Park & Ride Lot, Seminary Drive at West side of Hwy 101

3:15pm – San Rafael Park & Ride Lot, Hwy 101 at Smith Ranch Road

3:30pm – Novato Park & Ride Lot, Hwy 101 at Rowland Blvd

*Timing is approximate

Important Notes

COACH TIMES: Coach “Departure/Pick-Up Times” are steadfast. Guests missing the coach’s departure are responsible for finding and paying for their own transportation to the events. Using Lyft or Uber is recommended.

TEA MENU: Unfortunately, substitutions to the menu are not available. Refund/credit is not given for food/courses not consumed. Any food/beverages ordered outside of the planned group menu, if accommodated, will be charged directly the guest(s) placing the order.

EXCURSION TICKETS: Excursion tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. They are, however, transferable so may be given to a friend or family member to attend should the original purchaser be unable to join us.

By purchasing an excursion ticket, guests are agreeing to the notes & information on the webpage above.


Filoli Historic House & Garden
86 Cañada Road
Woodside, CA 94062 United States