Multi-Day Tours  

 

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Death Valley Tour
March 16 to 20, 2015

Death Valley National Park contains a wealth of geological wonders! Awesome canoute 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.  yons 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.

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!

Price:
$1,107.00 per person/double
$1,387.00 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.


 

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New Orleans and Natchez Spring Pilgrimage Tour
March 28 to April 2, 2015

Join us for this 6 day and 5 night trip to visit two special cities located in the South. Springtime is a wonderful time of the year for this trip.

We fly, our first morning to New Orleans and after our arrival in “America’s Most Unique City” we will transfer to the Drury Inn located in downtown. This evening we will enjoy a get acquainted dinner with your fellow travelers.

Our second day we start out with a visit to Mardi Gras World. Then board a carriage for a ride through the French Quarter followed by a delicious meal at the Court of Two Sisters.

Day 3 we enjoy a visit to the National World War II Museum. After freshening up at the hotel we treat ourselves to dinner at Antoine's Restaurant located in the French Quarter.

Day 4 we travel to Baton Rouge to discover the history of the region contained within the Old State Capitol Building. We travel "up river" to the town of St Francisville. A visit to their Historical Society Museum will prove to be interesting. This afternoon we arrive in Natchez, Mississippi and check into the Natchez Grand Hotel for a two night stay. This evening we’ll attend “Southern Exposure”. This hilarious 1952 Broadway satire of the Natchez pilgrimage. Annually, this lovely city by the river hosts the Spring Pilgrimage of Antebellum Homes and our 5th morning we'll enjoy touring several of the mansions. Enjoy time in downtown Natchez visiting the charming shops and boutiques. We’ll enjoy a lovely farewell dinner tonight.

Our 6th and final day finds us traveling back to New Orleans to board our afternoon flight back into Tucson. We're sure you will find this trip to be special and you'll come home with many great memories of this region of our country ya'll!

Price:
$2,389.00 per person double
$2,812.00 per person single

Includes: Roundtrip air (Tucson/New Orleans), all transfers and transportation via motorocach, 5 nights lodging, 10 meals, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling (air bag fee not included), driver tips and pickup/livery service.


 

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Palm Spring Getaway Tour
March 31 to April 3, 2015

The desert resort town of Palm Springs, California is always a great place to escape to and this 4 day and 3 night trip will take us there! We lodge all three nights at the Palm Mountain Resort which is located in downtown Palm Springs within easy walking distance of many great shops and galleries. This evening we'll enjoy a group dinner.

Our second day finds us touring Sunnylands. Known as the West Coast version of "Camp David" this is a place where global leaders meet to discuss issues of the day. We'll tour the historic house and grounds on a comprehensive tour of Sunnyland, designed by A Quincy Jones. Our docent will share the buildings architecture and interior design as well as the history of the estate. Enjoy dinner tonight at Lulu's - one of our favorite restaurants!

Then we take our reserved seats at the McCallum Theater to enjoy "Dame Edna" & Brian Humphries' The Final Farewell Tour show. Australia's greatest entertainment export returns for more take-no-prisoners comedy and hijinks and no one in the audience is safe from the Dame's wicked tongue! Dame Edna Everage is celebrating (and ending) a 50 year career of sold-out venues, command performances for the Royal Family, TV specials and around the world tours.  You'll leave this show with a smile on your face - promise!  

Day 3 of the trip we welcome a local step-on guide aboard our coach for a delightful driving tour of the valley and celebrity homes. Our local step on is really good and you'll be glad he'll be with us this morning. No visit to the area is complete without a ride to the 8,516’ elevation of the San Jacinto mountains via the tramway this afternoon. Marvel at the sheet cliffs as the world’s largest rotating tram car whisks us to the summit.  Tonight enjoy free time to explore the weekly Villagefest Music, entertainment, vendors and food booths line the main street and our hotel is within easy walking distance. 

Our fourth day finds us traveling back to Southern Arizona glad to have had a good visit in Palm Springs!

Price:
$933.00 per person/double
$1,107.00 per person/single
($80.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 3 nights lodging, 5 meals, admissions as described above, show ticket, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.

 

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Utah National Parks Tour - Zion, Bryce, Capital Reef, Arches and Canyonlands
April 26 to May 1, 2015

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 sixth we journey back to Southern Arizona with wonderful memories of this fantastic region of our great country!

Price:
$1,569.00 per person/double
$1,952.00 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.

 

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Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley Tour
April 27 to April 30, 2015

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.

On Day 1 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 specially designed jeeps that take us onto the canyon floor where pueblo style ruins tucked into the caves and rock shelters abound. These ruins were occupied during a period from 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.

Price:
$972.00 per person double
$1,187.00 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.

 

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Plane, Train and Motorcoach Tour
highlights include; California Zephyr, Glenwood Hot Springs, CO, Red Cliffs Lodge, Colorado River, Antelope Slot Canyon and much more!
May 18 to 23, 2015

This 6 day and 5 night trip finds us boarding a plane, a train, a boat, a motorcoach and even a jeep to explore some of the most fascinating scenery imaginable!

We begin Day 1 of our tour with a short flight to Denver where we will meet our motorcoach. We'll enjoy the afternoon exploring this Mile High city! After a delicious get-acquainted dinner we'll settle in for the night at the Drury Inn.

Early morning on Day 2 we'll board Amtrak's California Zephyr. The 185-mile trip to Glenwood Springs takes us through 29 tunnels, acres of forest, water and canyon walls. This afternoon we arrive at the Glenwood Springs depot and transfer to the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge, location of the world's largest hot springs pools. Don't forget your swim suit! You can also enjoy the afternoon exploring the charming boutiques and shops in "downtown."

Day 3 finds us boarding our motorcoach and heading to SunCrest Alpaca Ranch for a really fun tour. Learn about this fascinating critter "crop". Afternoon finds us traveling to the Moab, Utah region. A visit to Arches National Park is on our agenda before we check into our favorite place in the whole wide world - Red Cliffs Lodge, located on the Colorado River and at the foot of the dramatic red rock cliff. We'll stay at this unique retreat for two nights.

Day 4 we'll board an open air jet boat for a "cruise" on the Colorado River. Get lost in the beauty of the canyons and marvel at the scenery around the next bend. Afternoon is free to enjoy the Lodge. Located on their property is a winery and the Moab Movie Museum, which tells the rich history of movie making in the region.

Day 5 finds us traveling to Goulding's Lodge located near Monument Valley. Lunch is planned at that location. Our destination is Page, Arizona where we board jeeps that take us to the most visited sandstone slot canyon in the Southwest. This deep canyon has magnificent rock formations that are sculptured and colorful.

Day 6 finds us traveling back to Southern Arizona with great memories of many wonderful sights and great new friends.

Price:
$1,870.00 per person double
$2,280.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)

Includes: 1 way airline ticket (Tucson/Denver), transfers and transportation via coach, 5 nights lodging, 11 meals, coach train ticket, boat tour on the Colorado River, jeep tour to Antelope Canyon, all admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.

 

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Durango, Silverton and Ouray, Colorado Tour
June 1 to 6, 2015

This tour is filled with fantastic scenery and unique history. If you are ready to cool off and head to the mountains, this itinerary will suit you fine. We begin our 6 day and 5 night tour with a journey on the Beeline Highway to Payson for lunch. We wind our way through the mountain towns of Strawberry and Pine to Winslow for our overnight stay at the historic La Posada Hotel. Designed by noted architect Mary Jane Colter and built in 1929 this gem has been restored to its former glory!

Day 2 we travel to Gallup and Shiprock. Our afternoon finds us visiting Aztec Ruins National Monument. Our overnight will be at the Best Western Rio Grande Inn located 2 blocks from Main Street in Durango. Enjoy the evening exploring the heart of this charming, mile-high city.

Day 3 we board a closed car on the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge. This 1880’s railroad route was built to carry supplies and people to the gold and silver mines, but today it carries tourists through some of the most magnificent high country scenery around. We end our train trip at Silverton with free time to explore before we travel the Million Dollar Highway to Ouray. We check into the Best Western Twin Peaks. We are here for two nights and you will be glad because this area is stunning. You'll see why folks call Ouray the "Gem of the Rockies".

Day 4 we will board jeeps and travel former stage and mining roads to explore a world of prospectors, adventurers and mountaineers. The majestic Rocky Mountains and breathtaking views of pine studded peaks makes for a special outing.

Day 5 we travel around the mountain for a brief visit to Telluride. As we descend through Lizard Head Pass and then Four Corners Monument we'll stop to inspect the only spot in the US where four states intersect; Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado! Then we travel to Flagstaff. Here we'll check into Little America Hotel. We'll enjoy a delicious farewell dinner before calling it a day.

Our 6th day we make our way back to Tucson ready to take on the late summer warmth of the desert. Join us for this fantastic trip! (Elevation - 8,750')

Price:
$1,574.00 per person double
$1,932.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 5 nights lodging, 12 meals, Durango/Silverton Narrow Gauge train ticket, jeep tour, admissions as described above, service of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.

 

 

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4th of July Tour Queen Mary style!
July 1 to 5, 2015

Our annual trips celebrating the July 4th holiday are always popular and this trip to sunny, cool Southern California is sure to be a hit.

Day 1 we travel to Long Beach and check into our rooms (oops - cabins) for a 4 night stay. Transport yourself back in time aboard the legendary Queen Mary which was once the grandest ocean liner in the world. Now a full service Long Beach hotel it gives visitors a unique glimpse into a bygone era of class, elegance and tradition. After check in we'll gather for a get acquainted dinner.

Day 2 the morning finds us traveling the short distance to board the Catalina Express Boat to sail "26 miles across the sea" to sunny 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. Free time to explore this charming town before returning to the mainland this afternoon.

Day 3 Enjoy a morning visit to the Aquarium of the Pacific. This fascinating place is home to 11,000 ocean animals, representing 500 species and celebrating the world's largest and most diverse body of water - the Pacific Ocean! Relax on the Queen Mary this afternoon before we travel to the Hollywood Bowl for an evening of music with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and guest performer Smokey Robinson! Celebrate the best of these days as the air is filled with patriotic music in a program that will certainly swell your heart. A delightful dinner will be provided pre-performance.

Day 4 finds us traveling to Simi Valley to visit 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. After lunch we head back to the hotel to enjoy a wonderful fireworks show presented by the Queen Mary and known as one of the best displays in the West!

Day 5 travel back to Southern Arizona ready to tackle the rest of the summer and filled with pride as Americans!

Price:
$1,376.00 per person double
$1,629.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 4 nights lodging, 7 meals, all admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.

 

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Canadian Rockies and Big Sky Country Tour
July 11 to 19, 2015

Get out your passport - we are headed to Canada! What a fabulous 9 day and 8 night trip we have planned as we explore Idaho, Montana and the Canadian Rockies!

Day 1 finds us boarding an early flight that will take us to Salt Lake City, Utah where our motorcoach will meet us and take us to Idaho Falls, Idaho. After a hearty dinner we'll overnight at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Day 2 we travel to Butte, Montana where we'll explore this mile high basin which was once known as "The Richest Hill on Earth". Then we make our way to Gates of the Mountains where we'll board a boat to travel a portion of the Missouri River. With every bend in the waterway, the towering rock formations magically change shape and oh, the history - wow! This evening we check into the Helena Great Northern Hotel.

Day 3 we'll visit the Smoke Jumpers Visitor Center before heading around beautiful Flathead Lake and into Kalispell, Montana for an overnight at the Hampton Inn. Day 4 board the Red Buses in Glacier National Park and enjoy a tour of Glacier National Park along the "Going-to-the-Sun" Road. As much of the park's scenery is vertically oriented, the roll back tops are perfect for providing views of the area's signature Big Sky. Keep an eye peeled for mountain goats! Then cross the Canadian border into Alberta for an overnight stay at The Bay Shore Inn in Waterton - the gateway to the Canadian Rockies.

Day 5 we travel to Banff National Park and take a cruise on the peaceful blue waters of Lake Minnewanka. Don't forget your camera because the lake and surrounding mountains are stunning. The next two nights we'll lodge at the Banff Park Lodge conveniently located in the town of Banff. A gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain is also on our agenda.

Day 6 enjoy the morning sightseeing along the magnificent Columbia Icefield Parkway into Jasper National Park to Athabasca Glacier for a thrilling Snocoach ride. Jasper National Park is Canada's largest! Then, return to Banff to enjoy free time exploring the town.

Day 7 we'll travel to the majestic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for lunch. Then, continue thru Kicking Horse Pass and take the Trans-Canada Highway into Yoho National Park and over Roger's Pass. Tonight finds us at the Hillcrest Hotel in Revelstoke.

Day 8 finds us traveling through Kamloops and Cache Creek for a late afternoon arrival at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort which is located along the shores of Harrison Lake located in the southern Coast Mountains.

Day 9 we go through Customs before crossing into the U.S. Our destination today is SeaTac airport where we catch an evening flight back to Tucson. Come along and explore wide open spaces, glacial cliffs, gleaming lakes and soaring mountain peaks on this adventure deep into the natural beauty of North America!

Price:
$3,982.00 per person double
$4,832.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip air (Tucson/Salt Lake City & Seattle/Tucson), all transfers and motorcoach transportation, 8 nights lodging, 17 meals, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling (excludes air bag fee), bus refreshments, driver tips and pick-up/livery service

 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico Tour
July 24 to 28, 2015
Highlights include:Santa Fe Opera and Summer Spanish Market

This wonderful trip finds us traveling to Santa Fe (elevation 7,250') and we will lodge all four nights at the Drury Inn Plaza Hotel. Ideally located, the Inn is within easy walking distance of the historic Santa Fe plaza.

Day 1 we travel to Santa Fe and unpack for our stay.

Day 2 we enjoy a guided walking tour of the plaza area. Discover this wonderful National Historic Landmark which has been the commercial, social and political center since 1610 when it was established by Don Pedro de Peralta. Spend the afternoon exploring the plaza which will be the location of the annual Spanish Market. The market features handmade traditional art from over 350 local Hispanic artists, as well as music and dance and regional foods. This evening we'll make our way to the Santa Fe Opera where we will have a delightful pre-opera dinner buffet. Then we'll take our reserved seats (Section 2) in the opera house for the evening performance of La Finta Giardiniera. This opera, sung in Italian, is one of young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's lesser known early comedies. It is a wildly improbable story about love, double identities, the hero and heroine believing they are Greek gods, and finally everyone revealing their true selves. Performed in an open-air setting we'll hope for a lovely sunset before the performance begins.

Day 3 we'll enjoy a leisurely day exploring some of the impressive museums located in the area. This morning we'll join a docent for a guided tour of the Georgia O'Keefe Museum. O'Keefe was known as the Mother of American Modernism and found a home in New Mexico in 1949. We'll learn about this fascinating artist during our visit. Afternoon finds us heading to Museum Hill to visit the Museum of International Folk Art and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on a self guided basis. This evening we have a tapas dinner and Flamenco show planned at El Farol Restaurant, a Santa Fe tradition!

Day 4 we'll make a stop at Shidoni which is an art gallery featuring 8 acres of sculpture gardens as well as a gallery. Enjoy browsing this unique spot! We'll then travel to the mountain village of Chimayo where we make a visit to the Santuario de Chimayo. Here the healing power of the “miraculous dirt” is found. A delicious lunch at Rancho Chimayo Restaurant is planned before we head back to Santa Fe.

Our Day 5 finds us heading back to Southern Arizona with great memories of Santa Fe!

Price:
$1,486.00 per person double
$1,926.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 4 nights lodging, 9 meals, all admissions as described above, opera ticket, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.

 

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Laguna Pageant of the Masters Tour
August 3 to 7, 2015

We combine special events and sights to make this a really unique tour.

Day 1 we motorcoach to Southern California where we check into the Ayres Hotel in Costa Mesa for a 4 night stay. We will enjoy a get acquainted group dinner this evening.

Day 2 we begin our morning with a short journey to Long Beach, California. 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! Afterwards we will 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. You will see ships from all over the world and maybe a sea lion or two.

Day 3 we travel to visit The Huntington, founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington. His special interest in books, art and gardens led him to collect rare and unusual manuscripts, paintings and plants. We will treat ourselves to a delicious English Tea served buffet style in the lovely Rose Garden. Afternoon finds us back at the hotel to freshen up before we head to Laguna Beach. Early evening we enjoy a delightful dinner at Tivoli Terrace followed by some free time to browse the "Festival of Arts". Marvel at the beautiful works of fine art on display at this location. Then we settle into our reserved seats for the 2015 Pageant of the Masters. This year's theme is "The Pursuit of Happiness" and will explore the many sources of happiness, both ancient and modern. Tonight's presentation will take audiences on a sentimental journey through depictions of pastimes and activities that give people joy. This is the 82nd year that the pageant has provided a unique blend of breathtaking theatrical "living pictures" and combines a live symphony orchestra and narration.

Day 4 finds us visiting the Richard Nixon Presidential Library/Museum in Yorba Linda. Enjoy a look at the exhibits that display items relating to President Nixon's career, family life and public service. A look at Nixon's birthplace home is possible as it is still standing on the former sight of a citrus ranch his family operated. Afternoon finds us traveling to Santa Ana and the Bower Museum to explore their current exhibition and permanent displays! Day 5 we journey to Southern Arizona with great memories of a world class event and superb sights!

Price:
$1,262.00 per person double
$1,620.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 4 nights lodging, 7 meals, admissions as described above, Laguna Pageant of the Masters reserved seat, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pick-up/livery service.

 

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North Rim of the Grand Canyon Trip
August 7 to 10, 2015

This 4 day and 3 night trip finds us heading to Northern Arizona where we will be wrapped in cool temperatures and green mountain vistas.

Day 1 we travel to Sedona. We will make a lunch stop and then continue up scenic Oak Creek Canyon to Flagstaff. An afternoon visit to the Museum of Northern Arizona is planned. We check into the Little America Resort/Hotel. Freshen up because we will gather for a delicious get-acquainted dinner.

Our second day we climb higher onto the Kaibab Plateau until we reach the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Less visited and less developed than the South Rim, the North Rim is a real treat! We check into our very comfortable "Western Cabins" for a 2 night stay and relax for the evening. These cabins are spacious and contain all of the modern conveniences you'd expect - however, no TV.

Day 3 we board our motorcoach and enjoy a tour of this pristine area! Overlooks allow us to peer deep into this natural wonder and far beyond the San Francisco Peaks. The afternoon is free so that you can hike the trails out to Bright Angel Point and relax under the pines. We know that you will enjoy the quiet serenity of the North Rim! (Not to mention the cool temperatures!) This evening we will have a wonderful dinner in the lodge dining room.

Day 4 finds us traveling back to Tucson, after a lunch stop at Cameron Trading Post, with many great memories of this area in Northern Arizona. Join us! (Very Important: The North Rim has an elevation of 8,200')

Price:
$1,019.00 per person double
$1,296.00 per person single
($80.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 3 nights lodging, 7 meals, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.


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San Juan Islands and Mount Rainier
National Park Tour
August 31 to September 6, 2015

Here is a vacation you'll want to take!

This trip combines two stunning Pacific Northwest works of nature and many, many more items. We begin this 7 day and 6 night adventure with our flight from Tucson to Seattle. We'll be met by our transfer vehicle and make our way to the Hotel Andra located in Downtown. After 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. The city shoreline runs along Puget Sound to the West and Lake Washington to the East. We'll make sure you get a good look at Seattle from the comfort of our coach. This afternoon we travel to La Conner, Washington which is a charming and picturesque Skagit Valley community. Settle into your comfortable rooms at the Country Inn. You'll have time this evening to wander their historic water-front.

Day 3 we travel to Bellingham and board the M/V Viking Star, our 60 foot motorized yacht which will be our vessel for day cruising for the next 3 days! After our baggage is loaded on board, we'll clear Bellingham Bay and begin exploring the San Juan Islands. Our first day we'll take in the Northern end of the San Juan archipelago and head to Sucia Island. After a short nature walk and a freshly prepared picnic on the beach we'll continue on to Friday Harbor. Then we'll transfer to the Earthbox Inn for a two night stay, giving you free time to explore the restaurants, galleries and shops. We're sure you'll love the ambiance of this San Juan Island town.

Day 4 will be a full and exciting day aboard the M/V Viking Star as we make our way north in San Juan Channel to our first stop of the day, historic Roche Harbor Resort. Around noon we'll explore the more central Islands, while searching for wildlife including Orca and Minke Whales - and we'll enjoy an Old Fashioned Cracked Crab Feast. At Rosario we'll enjoy a musical concert presentation complete with photos that walk us through the history of the Moran family and the Rosario estate. Afternoon finds us returning to Friday Harbor. Catch a beautiful sunset before settling into the hotel.

Day 5 we explore the Southern San Juan Islands again searching for Orca Whales, Bald Eagles, Harbor Seals or the Dall's Porpoise. After a hearty lunch on board we'll make our way to Port Townsend where we plan to disembark. Say goodbye to the captain and crew of the M/V Viking Star! We transfer onto our motorcoach and explore this Victorian seaport. Situated in the extreme northeastern end of the Olympic Peninsula this port city is a treat to discover. We'll travel around the Puget Sound and check into the Cedarbrook Lodge for the next two nights. This lodge is nestled on 18 acres of restored natural wetlands and our folks who have stayed here on our tours before tell us they never want to check out!

Day 6 we head to the mountains. Our destination today is Mount Rainier National Park. This massive stratovolcano, the highest in Washington and in the Cascades, is the most glaciated mountain peak in the contiguous United States, spawning six major rivers. Rainier's ancient forests are intriguing.

Day 7 we'll check out of the Cedarbrook Lodge and transfer to Seatac where we'll catch our flight back to Southern Arizona ready to tackle the remainder of the Summer! Come and explore with us.

Price:
$2,990.00 per person double
$3,420.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip air (Tucson/Seattle), 6 nights lodging, 13 meals, all transfers and transportation via motorcoach, day cruising on the Viking Star, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling (air bag fee excluded), driver tips and pickup/livery service.

 

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IRELAND!

From the haunting beauty of the pure, unspoiled landscapes and the drama of spectacular coastlines, to the urban buzz of the country's dynamic cities mixed with the magic of thousands of years' worth of culture and history, Ireland is a country that never fails to inspire. 

Based on popular demand we are planning this truly unforgettable trip to Ireland and it is scheduled for September 13 to 25, 2015. We plan to take a group from Southern Arizona on a 11 night and 12 day tour of the island and to include Dublin, Belfast, Killarney, Waterford and many, many points in between! We'll use excellent hotels in all locations and expert tour escorts and local guides!

If you have Ireland - the Emerald Isle - on your "bucket list" then plan to join us in 2015.

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. Embrace your Celtic soul in 2015!

"May the Irish hills caress you, may her lakes and rivers bless you, may the luck of the Irish enfold you, may the blessings of St Patrick behold you"
old Irish quote

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