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Access to the activities described below is limited to attendees and registered companions.
Information on Companion Tours are shown below. Register now for the IEEE PES 2012 General Meeting.

Registered Companion Tours / Evening Events

Please arrive 15 minutes before the posted start time of the tour. ALL TOURS will depart from the front of the Seaport Lobby entrance on "Kettner Drive"

Note: The buses used for the tours have storage for a wheelchair, but do not have a wheelchair lift. Guests must be able to enter and exit the buses without the aid of a lift.

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Wine Tasting Tour

Sunday, July 22, 2012, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Pricing: $80 – Minimum Drinking Age: 21

The tour price includes your transportation including bus driver tip, 3 winery visits, 2 souvenir wine glasses, Brie Sourdough Bread samples, and tapas. There will be opportunities to purchase additional food and beverage at each of the wineries. The bus ride to Temecula will take approximately one hour. You will be able to enjoy your first winery for 45-60 minutes and then your bus will then take you to your next winery. Once the group has visited all 3 wineries, we'll caravan back to the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Two of the wineries will have outdoor seating for you to enjoy the Brie Bread and tapas.
- Activity level: 85% on-bus riding, 15% walking. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Wine Tasting Tour Details Page


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San Diego Zoo
Monday, July 23, 2012, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Pricing: $44

The Zoo, is 100 acres in size and houses over 4,000 animals comprised of more than 800 species from the forests and jungles of the world. It is viewed in several ways, first and foremost by walking along pathways, into aviaries, and through bioclimatic zones. There is a 35-minute Guided Bus Tour that gives a good overview of the Zoo, along with an Express Bus that stops at several locations to assist guests in accessing different areas.
- Includes unlimited use of Guided Bus Tour, Express Bus, Skyfari Aerial Tram
- Activity level: 50 % on-bus riding, 50% walking. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended
- Food is neither provided nor included, however, there are many restaurants at the zoo
- For the disabled the zoo offers an "Easy Access Pass" that allows you to go to the head of the lines at the Zoo's Bus Depot and Skyfari aerial tram. Wheelchairs, electric scooters and strollers are available for rent. The daily rental varies from item to item
- The Zoo offers quarter locker rentals, located behind the Reptile House. Small lockers, $ .75/ Large lockers $1.50

San Diego Zoo Website


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City Tour
Monday, July 23, 2012, 11:00AM - 2:00PM OR 2:30PM – 5:30PM
Pricing: $46

What better way to experience San Diego but with a city tour that'll take you to unique spots and little known areas! This is a high energy, interactive bus tour that will feature several stops so the group can walk around, take photographs and discover some of San Diego's more unique and popular points of interest spots. During this adventure, we'll explore wonderful neighborhoods such as Bankers Hill, Old Town, Mission Hills and Balboa Park. Beautiful historical homes & hidden footbridges are just some of the things your group will see. We'll also pay a visit to the historic Gaslamp Quarter in the downtown area, Seaport Village and Coronado. California themed music and fun trivia about movies filmed in San Diego & other interesting local tidbits.
- Activity level: 75% on-bus riding, 25% easy walking, mostly wheelchair accessible. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Food is neither provided nor included

San Diego City Tour Website 


USS Gridley

Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer Tour (USS Gridley)
Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Pricing: $10
Tour the USS GRIDLEY is the 51st ship in the ARLEIGH BURKE - class of Aegis guided missile destroyers and the fourth ship in the Navy to bear the name.
- Activity level: 10% on-bus riding, 90% easy walking, NOT wheelchair accessible. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, NO open toe shoes allowed.
- Children 10 and under are NOT ALLOWED.  Children 11 - 17 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
- Food is neither provided nor included.

USS Gridley Website


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Balboa Park and Museums

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Pricing: $50 – Adult, $26 – Child (Ages 3-12)

The "Soul of San Diego," Balboa Park ranks as one of the most significant urban parks in the United States, covering 1,200 acres with more than 80 cultural, conservation, and recreation organizations. Major destinations at the park include the world-famous San Diego Zoo, The San Diego Museum of Art, The Old Globe, and The San Diego Natural History Museum.
- Includes one admission to each of Balboa Park's 14 museums (Zoo not included)
- Activity level: 15% on-bus riding, 85% easy walking, mostly wheelchair accessible. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Food is neither provided nor included
- A FREE tram provides access to Balboa Park's museums and attractions. Trams pick up from Tram Central every 8-10 minutes (at peak times 20-40 minutes). Riders may also board at one of the designated pick-up areas around the Park. Make your first stop the Balboa Park Visitors Center (stop 2 after TramCentral) in the House of Hospitality where you can pick up a bi-monthly Events Guide.

Balboa Park Website


Hornblower Dinner Cruise
Hornblower Dinner Cruise

Wednesday, July 25, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Pricing: $110

Salty bay breezes, sparkling waves and matchless natural beauty make San Diego perfect for cruising. Hornblower guests enjoy gracious hospitality and impressive views of the Coronado Bridge, Cabrillo National Monument and playful California sea lions. This three hour Private Yacht is exclusive to IEEE members and guests • Boarding Glass of Champagne • Cash Bar

Paradise Buffet Dinner Menu includes:
- Buffalo Mozzarella & Grilled Red Onions
- Grilled Vegetables
- Mushrooms, Eggplant, Red Peppers tossed with Balsamic Vinegar & Olive Oil
- Toasted Asiago Crostini with Boursin
- Sauté of Haricot Vert with Toasted Almonds
- Penne Pasta
- With Roasted Garlic, Shallots & Sun-dried Tomatoes in a Merlot Sauce
- Grilled Free Range Chicken Breast
- Garnished with Ragout of Exotic Mushrooms in Chardonnay Cream Sauce
- Grapevine and White Oak Smoked Salmon
- Glazed with Champagne & Mustard finished with Saffron Cream
- Various Dessert Bites

Hotel Del Coronado PRIVATE Tour

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 10:00AM - 12:00 noon OR 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Pricing: $30

Enjoy the beauty of the Hotel del Coronado, and learn the story of how it came to be built in 1887on what was then a barren island. This famous landmark has also been featured in a number of movies and television shows such as Some Like It Hot, Stunt Man and Baywatch.
- Activity level: 15% on-bus riding, 85% easy walking, mostly wheelchair accessible. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Food is neither provided nor included

Hotel del Coronado Website