Multi-Day Tours  

 

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Death Valley Tour
November 10 to 14, 2014

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. Ubehebe Crater is also on the agenda as is a visit to Zabriskie Point. 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.

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:
$968.00 per person double
$1,193.00 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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Thanksgiving at the Hotel Del Coronado Tour
November 26 to 29, 2014

This 4 day and 3 night tour combines some really special happenings in the San Diego, California area plus we lodge at “The Del” on Coronado Island! 

We travel on Day 1 to “America’s Finest City” and check into The Hotel Del. This resort can be described as the quintessential San Diego vacation destination. Built in 1888, it combines gracious Victorian splendor with modern comfort. 

Day 2 is Thanksgiving Day and a visit to Cabrillo National Monument is always refreshing as is a delightful Harbor Cruise on San Diego Bay. We will enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving Day buffet in the Crown Room. What a special meal! We are sure you will find time to explore the hotel and walk the beach. 

Day four we travel to La Jolla for a morning visit to the Birch Aquarium to discover the wonders of the ocean. A stop at Seaport Village for lunch at the Harbor House is on our agenda and we'll take time for a little holiday shopping. Back at The Del you'll have time to freshen up and relax before we head to the Cygnet Theatre for their holiday classic “A Christmas Carol”. Set on a Victorian stage this new musical carol is a 19th Century tradition with a 21st Century twist.

Our fourth day we travel back to Southern Arizona ready to take on the holidays after this memorable getaway.

Price: 
$1,334.00 per person double
$1,812.00 per person single
($80.00 per person deposit ) 

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


 

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Reagan Library, Solvang and Mission Inn Festival of Lights Holiday Tour
December 5 to 9, 2014

This festive 5 day and 4 night tour will focus on Southern California sights plus help get us in the holiday spirit! We depart Southern Arizona and travel to Ventura County and the Conejo Valley to the city of Thousand Oaks. We'll check into the very comfortable Hyatt Westlake Plaza for a three night stay.

Day 2 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 a delicious lunch we find ourselves visiting historical Santa Paula. This region is known as the "Citrus Capital of the World" and is one of the early centers of California's enormous petroleum industry. Step back in time as we visit their historic downtown.

Day 3 we'll travel up the Pacific coast and make a morning stop to enjoy a visit to the Santa Barbara Mission which was founded in 1786. Our destination is the town of Solvang, aka "Danish Capital of the World" which is located in the scenic Santa Ynez Valley. Browse this charming town and discover the galleries, boutiques and of course, the bakeries. This is a great spot to pick up that perfect Christmas gift! While in the area we'll enjoy a tour and tasting at Firestone Winery. What a perfect way to end our perfect day!

Day 4 finds us departing Thousand Oaks and traveling to the Pacific Palisades region for a morning visit to the Getty Villa. Visit the ancient world of Greece and Rome and explore the museum's extensive collection of objects and antiquities. The Villa main building is an impressive recreation of an ancient Roman Country house. 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. For over 20 years this hotel has hosted this event which is said to be one of the largest collections of lights in the nation.

Our fifth and final day finds us traveling back to Southern Arizona ready to tackle the rest of the joyous holiday season! Join us.

Price: 
$1,285.00 per person double
$1,597.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)

Includes:  Roundtrip transportation via coach, 4 nights lodging,  8 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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Prescott Victorian Christmas Tour
Highlighting the JS Acker Musical Showcase
December 11 to 13, 2014

Get into the holiday spirit with this trip that will bring Christmas lights, music and plenty of cheer. Especially at this time of year Prescott really drips in Victorian charm!

We begin our visit to Prescott 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 sample some of the finished product! We then travel to Wickenburg to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the Rancho de los Caballeros. Then we travel to Prescott to check into the Prescott Resort which is perched high upon a hill overlooking the city. Tonight we'll take our seats in the historic Elk's Theater to enjoy the good old fashion country "Prescott Opry" show.

Day 2 finds us traveling to the Phippen Museum where we join a docent tour that will show us their extraordinary exhibit of quality Western American art. This afternoon we've arranged a tour of the Sharlot Hall Museum. This museum has exhibits and collections of artifacts that tell the stories of those who settled Arizona and the West. 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. Experience 5,000 instruments with the use of technologically advanced wireless headsets and high-resolution video screens. We look forward to having you join us on this holiday tour.

Price:
$639.00 per person double
$756.00 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.

 

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126th Tournament of Roses Parade Tour
December 29, 2014 to January 2, 2015

This 5 day and 4 night adventure is alway popular, so do not hesitate to reserve your space now.

Day 1 we travel to Sherman Oaks, California for a 4 night stay and the Courtyard Marriott.

Day 2 we take you to downtown LA for an exterior tour of the stunning Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall. A stop for a no-host lunch and shopping at the popular Farmer’s Market is a must! This afternoon visit the world renowned Getty Center Museum.

Day 3 we take a trip to view the actual assembly of some of the flower-laden floats that you will see in the parade. Then we travel to The Huntington to see rare and unusual manuscripts, paintings and plants. Tonight we celebrate the upcomming New Year with a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

Early morning of Day 4 we head to Pasadena to take our reserved grandstand seats that afford us a great view as the breathtaking floats roll down Colorado Blvd. After the parade we enjoy a hearty lunch then to Victory Park for the up close post parade viewing.

Day 5 we travel back to Tucson.

Price:
$1,307.00 per person double
$1,644.00 per person single
$150.00 per person deposit)         

Includes:  Roundtrip transportation via coach, 4 nights, 6 meals (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch and New Year’s Eve dinner), pre parade and post float viewing ticket, parade ticket and souvenir seat cushion, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pick-up/livery service.

 


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Winter Magic in Yellowstone National Park Tour
February 5 to 10, 2015

You might be wondering why you should visit Jackson, Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park in the middle of the Winter. Basically it is because of its unique and magical landscape that is like no place else on Earth.  Yellowstone in winter is an entirely different park from the one you see in summer:  the crowds are gone, wildlife is easier to view and the landscape takes on a magical air.

We begin our 6 day and 5 night adventure with a flight to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Upon arrival we will board our coach and travel to the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Their large collection of American Art from the 19th and 20th centuries is vast and records the European exploration of the American West. The collections are impressive as is the museum's architecture. This afternoon we'll check into the Wyoming Inn - one of our favorite hotel properties! You'll love the antler chandelier and roaring fireplace in the lobby. This Jackson hotel is rustic but contemporary! A group dinner will help us get acquainted.

Day 2 we travel to Flagg Ranch marveling at the craggy pinnacles that make up the Grand Teton mountain range and serve as a backdrop for our morning ride. We'll transfer onto the over-snow transportation vehicle known as a "snow coach". These unique vehicles have front skies and rear tracks, they are equipped with windows on the side and are heated. We will enjoy some sightseeing en route to the Old Faithful Snow Lodge which makes for the perfect home base! We'll enjoy a three night stay.

Day 3 we'll spend the day exploring the Lower Loop of Yellowstone National Park in our snow coach driven by and narrated by capable driver/guides. Marvel as you observe steam and boiling water erupt from natural cauldrons in the park's ice-covered surface ... snow-dusted bison exhale vaporous breaths as they lumber through drifts of white ... foxes and coyotes paw and pounce in their search for prey in the deep snow... gray wolves bray beneath the frozen moon .... and much, much more!

Day 4 is a free day to enjoy at your leisure. The hotel offers a spacious lobby with board games and cozy chairs. Settle in and observe the outdoors as mother nature presents a winter day! Layer up and head outside to watch the Old Faithful Geyser erupt and take a stroll along the pathways that connect to other geysers. The Visitor Center is nearby and open in the winter. Then head back to the Snow Lodge and warm yourself by the lobby fireplace. (*) snowshoeing, cross country skiing and optional day tours are available at an extra charge.

Day 5 we transfer out of the park and back to Flagg Ranch via snow coach. Transfer into our motorcoach for a trip back to Jackson. We have an afternoon sleigh ride planned through the National Elk Refuge. This refuge is the winter home to the approx 11,000 elk in the Jackson herd and here they feed on native vegetation.  Check back into the Wyoming Inn for a good night's rest.

Day 6 we'll have some free time to enjoy some last minute shopping and exploration of the Jackson square before we transfer to the airport for our flight back to the desert! If you are looking for an active and adventurous vacation - this trip might just be your style!

Price: 
$3,517.00 per person/double occupancy
$4,221.00 per person/single occupancy
($200.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip air (Tucson/Jackson Hole, WY), 5 nights lodging,  13 meals, all transfers and transportation via motorcoach and/or snow coach, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling (air bag fee excluded), driver tips and pickup/livery service.

Important; Temps in winter in this region often range from zero to 20F throughout the day. Sub zero overnight temps are common and snowfall is highly variable. Cold weather gear is important. Warm Layers (heavy sweater and winter jacket), hat, scarf, gloves and boots are required.

 

 

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Death Valley Tour
March 16 to 20, 2015

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!

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 and combined with the charm that these regions are known for we are sure you'll enjoy this tour! We fly, our first morning to New Orleans, via American Airlines (our current air carrier). 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. This place is truly magical as it is the location of the building and storing of many of the floats, props and sculptures used by the many krewes who participate in the various parades. Then  board a carriage for a ride through the French Quarter as you are leisurely led past many landmarks of New Orleans’ heritage. We then treat ourselves to a delicious meal at the Court of Two Sisters followed by free time to wander on your own to explore the shops, restaurants, unique streets and courtyards that make up the Quarter and Jackson Square.

Day 3 we enjoy a visit to the National World War II Museum. The exhibits here recognize the significance of World War II and the men and women who led us to victory in this war that changed the world. This afternoon we take in the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. The exhibits here contain penguins, sharks and other deep sea creatures from all over the world. After freshening up at the hotel we treat ourselves to dinner at Antoine's Restaurant located in the French Quarter. Since 1840 this world renowned French-Creole inspired establishment has graciously welcomed diners!

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. Established in 1809 it was known as the commercial and cultural center of the surrounding plantation country. 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 will be performed in the Natchez Little Theatre.

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. All of the mansions on the tour are private residences and the guides are costumed family friends and/or descendants of the original owners whose stories are as real as the bricks and mortar in their hearts. 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
$200.00 per person deposit

Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, roundtrip air (air bag fee not included), 5 nights lodging, 10 meals, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, 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.

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 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 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!

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 Canon 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 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 transfer to the Union Station located in downtown Denver and board Amtrak's California Zephyr. The 185-mile trip to Glenwood Springs takes us through 29 tunnels, acres of forest, water and canyon walls to see aspects of Colorado you have never seen before. This afternoon we arrive at the Glenwood Springs depot and transfer to the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge. Located on the grounds of the world's largest hot springs pools, we'll find filled with rich minerals that soothe and restore. Our travelers will have access to the pools so 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. We'll stay at this unique retreat for two nights. We promise you will love this place which is located on the Colorado River and at the foot of the dramatic red rock cliffs.

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.

Make sure you have plenty of film for your camera! Day 6 finds us traveling back to Southern Arizona with great memories of many wonderful sights and great new friends. And as Ralph Waldo Emerson said "Life is a journey, not a destination". 

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. Enjoy a short walk to explore the ruins.  Our overnight will be at the Best Western Rio Grande Inn located in Durango and two blocks from their main street. 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 vintage train and railroad route was originally built to carry supplies and people to the gold and silver mines in the San Juan Mountains. Today it carries tourists through some of the most magnificent high country scenery around. Secluded and charming Silverton is where we end our train trip and you will have 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 that the region is known for. 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. Fill your lungs with the fresh mountain air. 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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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 Twin Falls, Montana. 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

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

Early Booking Discount: Book and deposit on this tour by February 13, 2015 and we will extend a $200.00 per person early booking discount.

Passport Info: Your US Passport must be valid at least 6 months after exiting Canada.

 

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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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