Drive Date: Thursday and Saturday, April 4 & 6, 2019

Distance: 160 miles (round trip)

Estimated Total Time of Tour: 7 ½ hours


The Getty Villa is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Located at the easterly end of the Malibu coast in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, USA, the Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The collection has 44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities dating from 6,500 BC to 400 AD, including the Lansdowne Heracles and the Victorious Youth.

Our tour drive to the Getty will take us along the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) shoreline drive. Majestic views of the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Monica Mountains plus the challenging twists and turns of Mulholland Highway and Decker Canyon will leave you breathless. These are roads where most monthly car magazine test-drive new models (including Porsches) for editorial critique.

Lunch will be at Taverna Tony in the heart of Malibu. Taverna Tony is known for its warm and inviting rustic ambiance. The large patio is reminiscent of the Greek isles, with smooth patina terra-cotta tiles and sprawling bougainvillea dancing over tall Cretan pots from the old world. We will be enjoying the famous Taverna Tony Greek Feast which includes a selection of 12 different house specialties!


 6:50 AM

 Meet Time

 7:30 – 10:00 AM

 Drive to Getty Villa Museum

 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 Self-Guided Getty Villa Museum Tour

 12:15 AM

 Drive to Taverna Tony

 12:30 – 1:45 PM

 Lunch at Taverna Tony

 1:45 PM

 Return drive back to Hilton Santa Barbara


The Tour officially ends after lunch. For those who wish to return to the Hilton together, tour leaders will depart for the hotel shortly after lunch.


The Getty Villa site:



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