Two Trains, Two Canyons and A Ghost Town
November 10 to 13, 2015
All aboard! for this wonderful tour to Northern Arizona where the sights are awesome and the people are friendly. We travel our first day to the historic “route 66” town of Williams, Arizona where we check into the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel for a two night stay. After we freshen up we enjoy dinner at the hotel to get acquainted.
Our second morning we take our seats aboard the Grand Canyon Railway for a historic and fun journey to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Vintage locomotives lead the cars from the high desert to prairie, prairie to pine and on to this special National Park. Upon arrival at the South Rim (elevation 7,000’) we will provide you with a coupon for lunch on your own in the elegant dining room of the charming 1905 El Tovar hotel. You will have several hours to dine and explore the canyon along the rim from this location. (Note; you will need to be able to walk the short trails to these locations to enjoy this visit). Afternoon finds us boarding our motorcoach and traveling back to Williams.
Day 3 we journey up Mingus Mountain to Jerome which is filled with quaint shops and galleries and we take time to explore the old buildings. This ghost town is perched high on a hill overlooking the Verde Valley where the views never end. This afternoon we arrive in Clarkdale for the afternoon departure of the Verde Canyon Railway to enjoy a scenic 4-hour ride through picturesque Sycamore Canyon wilderness area. Train buffs and lovers of the outdoors will enjoy this narrated journey. After the train returns to the station, we travel to Sedona to check into the Hampton Inn. A group dinner is planned for this evening.
Our final morning finds us visiting the Sedona Heritage Museum. Some free time to visit "uptown" Sedona which is filled with shops and galleries is planned before we journey back to Southern Arizona with great memories of our travels.
$1,047.00 per person double
$1,321.00 per person single
($80.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 3 nights lodging, 7 meals, two train rides (coach class), admissions to attractions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
Thanksgiving - Santa Barbara Style
November 24 to 29, 2015
Our annual Thanksgiving Tours are very popular and this 6 day and 5 night trip will sell out quickly! We make our journey via motorcoach to Southern California on Day 1. We'll check into our comfortable rooms at the Ayres Hotel in Costa Mesa. Enjoy a hearty get-acquainted dinner tonight.
Day 2 we journey to historic Union Station in downtown Los Angeles where we join a docent for a walking tour of this Mission Revival style cultural monument. We then board the Pacific Surfliner Amtrak train. What a relaxing - and scenic way to travel! Our destination is Santa Barbara, California. This beautiful piece of paradise is well know for its Spanish and Mediterranean architecture and gorgeous sandy beaches. We transfer to the Fess Parker Doubletree for a 3 night stay! This lovely hotel is a perfect spot for our stay and it is a short two blocks to the beach.
Day 3 is Thanksgiving Day! Relax by the pool, walk the beach and of course we'll join together for a wonderful feast in their restaurant!
Day 4 we travel to Solvang. “Velkommen” to this little Danish replica village. Windmills, Danish bakeries and architecture all can be found in this charming community. We top off this day with a visit to the Fess Parker Winery. Enjoy a tasting before traveling back to Santa Barbara. While in the area we will enjoy a visit to the Santa Barbara Mission which was founded in 1786.
Day 5 we travel to Descanso Gardens where we will enjoy a box lunch. Tucked into the San Rafael hills, this 150 acre garden is an oasis and is a pleasure to explore. Our afternoon finds us traveling to Moreno Valley to check into the Ayres Hotel. Freshen up because we are headed to Riverside where we will enjoy an evening at the Mission Inn. Originally built in 1876 it has stood as the cornerstone of downtown Riverside ever since! Will Rogers called it “the most unique hotel in America.” It’s a monastery, a museum, a fine hotel, a home, a boarding house, a mission, and an art gallery. We’ll enjoy dinner before taking in their Festival of Lights. Allow yourself to be swept away by more than 3.6 million and brilliant lights that transform Riverside’s historic hotel into pure magic.
Our 6th and final day finds us traveling back to Southern Arizona ready to tackle the rest of the joyous holiday season! Join us.
$1,894.00 per person double
$2,561.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 5 nights lodging, 9 meals, train ticket, all admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service
Prescott Victorian Christmas Tour –
highlighting the JS Acker Musical Showcase
December 10, 11 and 12, 2015
Get into the holiday spirit with this trip that will bring Christmas lights, music and plenty of cheer. Our destination on day one will be the mile-high city of Prescott. Especially at this time of year Prescott really drips in Victorian charm! We begin our tour by traveling to the Cerreta Candy Company to enjoy a factory tour of this 40 year old business. We’ll learn how the candy makers produce their wonderful caramels, Camelbacks and caramel popcorn as well as many other sweet items. We’ll even have a chance to sample some of the finished product! We then travel to Wickenburg to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the Rancho de los Caballeros. You'll love the food at this iconic guest ranch! A stop to explore the Caballeros Western Museum is a must before we travel to Prescott. Afternoon finds us checking into the Prescott Resort for a two night stay.
Day 2 finds us visiting the Fort Whipple Museum which features exhibits of Arizona's military past to the present. This museum is housed in historic officers quarters. A walking tour around Prescott's historic Courthouse Square is planned for today as well. The 1916 era courthouse is surrounded by an extensive tree canopy and is the centerpiece for this historic district and Whiskey Row! After a hearty dinner we head to “downtown” Prescott for the JS Acker Musical Extravaganza. Here you will find close to 80 shops, boutiques and other businesses around the town square hosting different musical venues. You will hear Jazz, classical, country, pop and bluegrass! Take a leisurely stroll around Courthouse Square enjoying the sights and sounds of Christmas.
Our final morning finds us enjoying a leisurely breakfast before we journey towards Southern Arizona. A stop en route at The Musical Instrument Museum which covers over 200,000 square feet and truly celebrates the universal language of music by exhibiting instruments from every country in the world. The MIM celebrates the contributions each and every country has made to our musical heritage via their approximately 5,000 instruments and with the use of the most technologically advanced wireless headsets and high-resolution video screens. We look forward to having you join us on this holiday tour that will certainly be filled with the sights and sounds of this beautiful holiday season!
$662.00 per person double
$782.00 per person single
($80.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 2 nights lodging, 4 meals, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
San Diego Holiday Tour – with 3 nights at
The Hotel Del Coronado
December 15 to 18, 2015
This 4 day and 3 night tour combines some really special holiday happenings in San Diego, California plus we lodge at “The Del” on Coronado Island! We travel on Day 1 across the Coronado Bay bridge and check into The Hotel Del.
Day 2 finds us enjoying a docent guided tour of the "Del". This resort can be described as the quintessential San Diego vacation destination. Built in 1888, it combines gracious Victorian splendor with modern comfort. The history that this building holds is awesome! This afternoon a harbor cruise is on our agenda. A cruise on this big bay affords us stunning views of San Diego’s skyline. We'll then take our reserved seats in the Cygnet Theatre for unique evening performance of "A Christmas Carol". This annual holiday tradition of hope and redemption is based on the Charles Dickens classic. This re-imagined, fully staged production features original new music, creative stagecraft and puppetry, and live sound effects.Step into a Victorian Christmas card for a unique storytelling experience! A new twist on an old tale! During your free time at The Del enjoy their fantastic Christmas Tree, take a walk on the beach or visit their specialty shops.
Day 3 finds us enjoying a trolley tour that shows us the highlights of “America’s Finest City”. We'll also make a stop at Cabrillo National Monument. In 1542 Juan Cabrillo stepped out of his boat and into history as he is believed to be the first European to set foot on the West coast of the US. What a special spot! Tonight we settle into a beautifully decorated ballroom at The Del for a multi-course dinner and a performance of "An American Christmas". We will be transported back to 1908 for a unique evening performance like none you’ve ever experienced. This performance is filled with music, dance, song and laughter!
Our fourth day we travel back to Southern Arizona ready to take on the holidays after this memorable getaway.
$1,421.00 per person double
$1,884.00 per person single
($80.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 3 nights lodging, 5 Meals (3 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners), admission to attractions as described above, theatre ticket, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
Tournament of Roses Parade Trip
December 29, 2015 to January 2, 2016
This 5 day and 4 night adventure is always popular, so do not hesitate to reserve your space now. The 127th Tournament of Roses Parade will indeed be a once in a lifetime happening.
Day 1 finds us traveling to Sherman Oaks, California to check into the Courtyard Marriott for the next 4 nights. We know you will enjoy your stay here.
Day 2, a visit to the Aquarium of the Pacific, which is indeed a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean, is on our agenda! A delicious lunch at Bubba Gump Restaurant is planned before we board a sightseeing boat and enjoy a wonderful harbor cruise. This narrated cruise takes us past the Queen Mary, the Los Angeles Harbor and along the downtown shoreline. Relax back at the hotel tonight.
Day 3 we take a trip to watch float making. View the actual assembly of some of the flower-laden floats that you will see in the parade. Afterwards we travel to Simi Valley for a visit to the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Here you will find many exhibits showcasing Reagan’s early years and up to the 1980’s as the nation’s 40th president. Housed here is a retired Air Force 1 and we have arranged for you to tour that stately aircraft. Tonight we celebrate the upcoming New Year with a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.
Early morning of Day 4 finds us traveling to Pasadena to take our reserved grandstand seats that will afford us a great view of the most photographed event in the world! All of America’s eyes will be on Pasadena as the breathtaking floats roll down Colorado Blvd. This year’s theme is “Find Your Adventure” and it promises to be a parade full of fun, flowers, music and of course memories! After the parade, we will enjoy a hearty lunch. Then we head to Victory Park for the post parade viewing of the parade floats. Step up close and see the majestic beauty and splendor of the floral floats. Then it’s back to the hotel for a good night’s rest.
Day 5 finds us traveling back to Tucson with many happy memories of the Tournament of Roses Parade. Ring in the New Year with us!
$1,434.00 per person double
$1,780.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 4 nights lodging, 8 meals (4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and New Year’s Eve dinner), pre & post parade float viewing ticket, parade ticket and souvenir seat cushion, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips, pickup/livery service.
Death Valley Tour
March 14 to 18, 2016
Death Valley National Park contains a wealth of geological wonders! Awesome canyons and mighty mountains combine with sculpted rock formations and isolated valleys to provide an array of sightseeing on this trip.
Day 1 finds us traveling from Southern Arizona to Henderson, Nevada. En route we will enjoy a delicious lunch at the Rancho de los Caballeros Guest Ranch. Upon arrival in Henderson, we'll settle into the Hampton Inn for a very comfortable overnight stay.
Day 2 finds us taking in impressive Red Rock Canyon and their wonderful Visitor Center, then a lunch stop, before we make our journey to Death Valley National Park which encompasses over 3.3 million acres! Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley! The afternoon finds us checking into our comfortable accommodations for the next two nights at the Furnace Creek Ranch.
Day 3 we visit Scotty’s Castle which is an amazing location in this isolated region. A stop at the Ubehebe Crater is also on the agenda. While at Furnace Creek we will include free time so that you can relax, swim (their spring-fed, flow through pool is a constant 84 degrees) and enjoy the property.
Day 4 we will enjoy touring of the lower end of the canyon and discover such sights as Badwater (lowest point in the Western Hemisphere) and Devil’s Golf Course. We depart Death Valley and journey to Laughlin, Nevada for an overnight stay at the Golden Nugget Hotel/Casino. This afternoon we’ll enjoy a leisurely cruise on the river aboard the USS Riverside!
Day 5 we'll travel to the Wickenburg area for lunch and a visit to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. This is the perfect place to explore your love for the Southwest and Arizona history! If you desire a unique getaway then this is the tour for you!
$1,128.00 per person double
$1,435.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 4 nights lodging, 9 meals, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
Black Canyon/Colorado River Adventure Tour
March 29 to April 1, 2016
Looking for a little soft adventure and spectacular scenery? Then this is the trip for you! This 4 day and 3 night tour takes us to the Las Vegas area for a three night stay at the Hampton Inn located in Henderson (this hotel does not have a casino).
Our second morning we travel to Red Rock Canyon. The boulders and pinnacles in this park range in color from deep sandstone red to white! After a delicious buffet lunch we will travel to Lake Mead to enjoy a cruise. Here we board the Desert Princess which is a three level, Mississippi paddle wheeler. Have your camera ready - this lake has 550 miles of scenic shoreline to discover.
Our third day finds us traveling a short distance from Las Vegas to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area to the Black Canyon. This is truly one of those unique places to visit. This canyon, formed by the Colorado River, lies below the mighty Hoover Dam where the canyon walls rise nearly 2,000 feet from the rivers edge. We board the large, custom rafts for our motor-assisted float trip. No white water here! This adventure lasts about 3 hours and is very scenic! Our float trip ends at Willow Beach Marina where we will enjoy lunch.
Afternoon finds us traveling back to the hotel to freshen up and we will reboard our motorcoach and take a neon night trip along the Las Vegas strip. We will check out dancing fountains, erupting volcanoes and a special adventure awaits as we board a pod on the new High Roller. The 550' observation wheel provides stunning views of The Strip and the surrounding mountains! The Vegas strip literally shimmers from this vantage point. What a great way to top off a memorable day! Day 4 we head back to Southern Arizona with our new traveling friends and great memories of our adventure tour.
Price: $929.00 per person/double
$1,120.00 per person/single
($80.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 3 nights lodging, 7 meals, Desert Princess Cruise and Black Canyon raft trip, all admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
SANTA CATALINA ISLAND TOUR AND MUCH MORE!
April 5 to 9, 2016
Twenty six miles across the sea – sunny Catalina is waiting for US! We just love this island and can’t wait to share its beauty and history with you. We travel via motorcoach our first day to the Southern California city of Costa Mesa. We check in to the very comfortable Ayres Hotel for an overnight.
Our second morning we transfer to Dana Point where we board the Catalina Express boat for our 90 minute “cruise” to Catalina Island. Avalon is our destination and is the only town on the island. Upon arrival we disembark for a scenic tour of Avalon to get our bearings straight. This afternoon we enjoy a walking tour of the famous Casino ballroom building. This world famous icon helps us take a trip down memory land when bands were big and movies were just beginning to talk.
We check into our hotel for our next two night’s lodging – the newly remodeled Pavilion Hotel. This hotel is located in the heart of Avalon and is located within easy walking distance of great shops and eateries.
Our third day we board a “50’s Flxible Bus” which takes us 31 miles through the heart of Catalina’s rugged interior. This comfortable bus follows the 1800’s stagecoach route then we continue through Middle Ranch to enjoy the Native Plant Nursery and the Catalina Island Fox habitat. Back in Avalon take time to explore this wonderful town nestled in the beautiful harbor.
Our fourth day finds us cruising back to the mainland (keep an eye out for dolphins and maybe whales) to explore the San Juan Capistrano Mission. Founded in 1776 by Fr Junipero Serra the mission has been lovingly maintained and it is a peaceful spot to explore. It’s back to the Ayres Hotel in Costa Mesa to rest for the night before we journey back to the desert on day five.
If you need your water fix, yearn for the ebb and flow of the ocean or just need a mai tai on the beach – this tour is for you!
$1,321.00 per person double
$1,692.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 4 nights lodging, 7 meals (4 breakfast, 1 lunch and 2 dinners), all tours and admissions as described above, Catalina express boat to/from island, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
Utah National Parks Tour – Zion, Bryce, Capital Reef, Arches and Canyonlands
April 25 to 30, 2016
Awesome, magnificent, awe-inspiring – these are just a few of the adjectives you will use to describe the scenery this trip offers. We have combined 5 National Parks to create this once-in-a-lifetime trip. This 6 day and 5 night journey is sure to fill quickly so sign up today!
Day one we journey to Kanab, Utah. We check into the Holiday Inn Express for a restive night.
Day 2 we travel to Utah and our destination is Zion National Park which is one of the nation’s oldest parks and it contains spectacular canyons, colorful gorges and sheet rock walls. A tram tour is planned to discover this unique spot. Then it’s on to our overnight hotel – Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel.
Day 3 we tour Bryce National Park. This park is famous for its unique geology, consisting of a series of horseshoe – shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. We then travel to Capitol Reef National Park. Here we will discover the sandstone formations, cliffs and canyons, and a 100 mile-wide long bulge in the earth’s crust known as a monocline. Late afternoon finds us checking into the Red Cliffs Lodge for a two night stay. Situated at the foot of dramatic red rock cliffs and near the shore of the Colorado River, you will love the beauty of this spot!
Day 4 finds us visiting both Arches National Park and Canyonlands. Arches is home to over 2000 arches, spires, domes and fans that dazzle the eye and boggle the mind. Canyonlands is vast and awe-inspiring. This is Utah’s largest National Park containing over 370,000 acres carved over millions of years.
Day 5 we travel through more fantastic scenery including Monument Valley. Our destination is the Courtyard Marriot in Page. This evening we board the Canyon Princess for a wonderful dinner cruise on Wahweap Bay. Lake Powell is just special. This is the perfect way to cap off this fantastic tour. Day six we journey back to Southern Arizona with wonderful memories of this fantastic region of our great country!
$1,620.00 per person double
$2,066.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 5 nights lodging, 14 meals, all admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley Tour
April 27 to April 30, 2016
Grab your camera and join us on this 4 day and 3 night adventure as we travel to the Northern part of Arizona to discover an enchanting territory.
Our first day, we depart Southern Arizona and travel, via Salt River Canyon, to the White Mountains. We have a lunch stop before continuing on to Chinle and the Sacred Canyon Lodge, located at the mouth of Canyon de Chelly. We settle in for the evening.
The morning of Day 2 we will board jeeps that take us onto the canyon floor where pueblo style ruins are tucked into the caves and rock shelters abound. These ruins were occupied during a period of 348 to 1300 AD. Today Navajo families make their living by farming and ranching the valley floor. All of this is surrounded by marvelous geologic formations and stunning scenery. After the Jeep Tour we travel to Goulding's Lodge in Monument Valley for an overnight stay.
Day 3 finds us boarding jeeps that take us on a 17-mile scenic loop drive of Monument Valley, along with entering restricted areas which include beautiful arches, ancient ruins, and rock art. We will also visit a Navajo Hogan where we will watch a rug-weaving demonstration by a local artist. After lunch and a stop at Cameron Trading Post, we head into Flagstaff where we treat ourselves with lodging at Little America Resort. Dinner tonight is at Black Bart's Steakhouse - a Flagstaff favorite!!!
Day 4 we visit the Museum of Northern Arizona before we travel back to Tucson with great memories of our adventure!
$985.00 per person double
$1,203.00 per person single
($80.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 3 nights lodging, 4 meals, jeep tours of Canyon de Chelly & Monument Valley, all admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
Southern New Mexico Tour;
featuring Spaceport America, White Sands, Inn of the Mt Gods, Carlsbad Caverns and Much More!
May 9 to 13, 2016
We've combined many unique attractions (above AND below the earth) to help you explore Southern New Mexico on this 5 day and 4 night adventure.
Our Day 1 finds us traveling to Las Cruces, New Mexico. After a delicious dinner we'll check into the Hampton Inn for a two night stay. Stretch your legs with a stroll around charming Old Mesilla before we end the day.
Day 2 we'll travel to Truth or Consequences to welcome on board our coach a guide who will take us around Spaceport America which is the first purpose-built commercial spaceport. This facility was designed to make space travel as accessible to all as air travel is today. This place is where we will have a hands- on, fun experience inside a real commercial space launch facility. We are back in Las Cruces for another enjoyable dinner this evening.
Day 3 we'll travel to White Sands National Monument. Great waves of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert creating a spot like no place else on earth! Then we'll travel to the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort Casino for a two night stay. Situated high in the picturesque mountains of Mescalero, New Mexico we are quite certain you will enjoy it here!
Day 4 is full of adventure as we make our way to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Upon arrival we'll board an elevator and descend to the cave's floor to discover its magnificent geology and history. Located in the Guadalupe Mountains the underground worlds preserved under the desert above are awesome. After a picnic lunch we'll travel to Roswell for a visit to the UFO Museum. Of course! We'll hear about "the incident" that put this town on the map.
Day 5 we travel back to Southern Arizona with many great memories of this part of Southern New Mexico! Join us!
$1,155.00 per person double
$1412.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 4 nights lodging, 11 meals (4 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 2 dinners), all admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills Tour
May 23 to 29, 2016
This wonderful 7 day and 6 night trip finds us flying to Denver, Colorado and transferring to the Drury Inn for a good night's rest. We'll enjoy a get-acquainted dinner tonight before settling in.
Day two finds us traveling to Rapid City, South Dakota where we check into the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn for a 4 night stay.
Day 3 we journey to Badlands National Park where millions of years of wind, water and erosion have left behind chiseled spires, deep canyons and jagged buttes. Wall Drug Store is also on our agenda. This places started during the depression years offering free ice water to thirsty travelers. Today it is known as a 76,000 square foot of roadside attraction. You haven't lived until your visited Wall Drug Store! The afternoon finds us exploring "The Journey" which interprets the story of the Western Great Plains from the perspective of the Lakota people and the pioneers.
Day 4 we take in the Borglum Historical Center to hear about the creation of Mt Rushmore before we view the 60 foot tall granite faces of the four presidents. A visit to Crazy Horse Memorial designed to honor the culture, tradition and living heritage of the North American Indians.
This morning, day 5, we'll travel to the Black Hills Mining Museum located in the mile high city of Lead. Discover the rich mining history of the region. In Deadwood, a local guide will take us on a narrated driving tour of this city full of Victorian charm. We'll also visit "Tatanka" featuring larger than life bronze sculptures depicting bison pursued by Native American horseback riders. Enjoy a group dinner this evening.
Day 6 we travel to Custer State Park and the Black Hills where we board a jeep to visit some of the free-roaming buffalo. A delicious lunch at the historic State Game Lodge will be enjoyed before we head to Cheyenne for an overnight at the Little America Hotel.
Day 7 finds us heading back to Denver International Airport for our flight back to Southern Arizona. Come along and explore this special part of the country with us!
$2,387.00 per person/double
$2,788.00 per person/single
($200.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip air transportation via Southwest Airlines, 6 nights lodging, 11 meals (6 breakfast, 1 lunches, 4 dinners), all transfers and coach transportation, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
TWO NATION TOUR:
featuring two nights in Seattle,
June 18 to 24, 2016
Experience three of the most popular cities in the Northwest on this 7 day and 6 night tour! Seattle, surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Puget Sound, the Olympic Peninsula and Cascade Mountain Range, is as beautiful as it is active and lively. Victoria is Old World with freshly baked cakes, harbor lights and warm friendly folks - not to mention the stately Fairmont Empress Hotel. Vancouver has it all! A combination of totem poles, ocean views and special vibrancy. All of this and more make this city a wonderful combination of natural wonder and a cosmopolitan wonderland!
We begin Day 1 with a flight from Tucson to Seattle. Upon arrival we'll transfer to our hotel for a two night stay - Hotel Andra. After a welcome dinner we'll settle in for a good night's rest.
Day 2 we join up with a local city tour guide who will show us the many sights and sounds of The Emerald City. We'll make sure you get a good look at Seattle from the comfort of our coach. After a delightful lunch we'll visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass. This amazing exhibition of craft glass is a must see before taking in the breathtaking view of this great American city from the Space Needle.
Day 3 we'll enjoy a visit to the charming community of La Conner before we travel to Anacortes and board a ferry that takes us to Victoria's Inner Harbour located on Vancouver Island. Upon arrival we'll transfer to the Coast Victoria Harbourside for a two night stay. Enjoy a delightful group dinner.
Day 4 we'll treat ourselves to a horse-drawn carriage tour which will meander along the streets of this very beautiful city filled with interesting history and architecture. It is just wonderful to be outdoors in Victoria! No visit to the area would be complete without afternoon tea at the majestic Empress Hotel. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the historic waterfront on your own.
Day 5 we'll travel to world famous Butchart Gardens. This is one of the world's premier show gardens and is lovely to behold. We board an afternoon ferry and cruise the Strait of Georgia and our destination is Vancouver. We'll check into the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel for a two night stay. Gather together for dinner before settling in for the night.
Day 6 finds us welcoming a local step-on guide on board our coach for a city tour of Vancouver - the largest city in Western Canada. Our guide will show us the vibrant downtown, waterfront landmarks, Stanley Park as well as Chinatown and Gastown. We'll also get our hearts pumping faster by visiting the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park! Tonight we enjoy a delicious farewell dinner.
Day 7 we transfer to the Seattle airport and bid farewell to these Pacific Northwest cities and ready to take on the rest of the Summer in the desert!
$3,956.00 per person double
$4,740.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip air (Tucson/Seattle), all transfers and motorcoach transportation, 6 nights lodging, 12 meals, afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling (excludes air bag fee), bus refreshments, driver tips and pick-up/livery service
Early Booking Discount: Book and deposit on this tour by February 13, 2016 and we will extend a $200.00 per person early booking discount.
Passport Info: You must have a valid US Passport for this trip and your Passport must be valid at least 6 months after exiting Canada.
The Best Of Italy!
From the 'Eternal City' of Rome to Venice the Queen of the Adriatic and the mountain town of Assisi we'll take in the urban buzz of the country's dynamic cities mixed with the magic of thousands of years' worth of culture and history! Italy is a country that never fails to inspire!
Based on popular demand we are planning this truly unforgettable trip to Italy and it is scheduled for September 09 to 20, 2016. We plan to take a group from Southern Arizona on a 10 night and 12 day tour of the country and to include Rome, Florence, Pisa, Venice, Assisi, Sorrento, Isle of Capri and many, many points in between! We'll use excellent hotels in all locations and expert tour escorts and local guides! If you have Italy - ll bel paese (the beautiful country) - on your "bucket list" then plan to join us in 2016.
Call or email us with your name and contact info and as soon as the pricing is complete we'll provide you with the details. Adiamo! (let's go) in 2016!
All information subject to change