Multi-Day Tours  

 

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Farewell to the Palm Springs Follies Tour
February 27 to March 1, 2014

After 23 years of entertaining audiences the World-Famous Palm Springs Follies is closing! If you have not seen their great show here is your chance. Many of our clients have seen the show many times and walk out happy each time!

Day 1 we travel to Palm Springs and our destination is the Palm Mountain Resort in Palm Springs, CA. We’ll settle in for a two night stay. 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.

Day 2 we join a docent to explore the Palm Springs Art Museum. Enjoy some free time to explore the nearby shops and restaurants before 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 afternoon. We gather for an early group dinner.

Tonight we attend the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies show starring a chorus line of lovelies all over the age of 50 and it is truly a follies in the great tradition of Ziegfeld. Maureen McGovern is the scheduled guest star and the producers of the show promise that they will go out with much enthusiasm and style for this good-bye season!

Out final day finds us traveling back to Southern Arizona filled with great memories of our short but sweet trip.  Come along and say Farewell to the Follies with us!

Price: 
$598.00 per person double
$744.00 per person single
($80.00 per person deposit)

Includes:  Roundtrip transportation via coach, 2 nights lodging, 3 meals, reserved seat for Palm Springs Follies performance, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.

 

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Death Valley Tour
March 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 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.

ay 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!

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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Catalina Island and Queen Mary Tour
March 18 to 22, 2014

We travel to Long Beach and check into our rooms (oops - cabins) for a delightful 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.

Day 2 we board  the Catalina Express boat for our one hour “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 lane when bands were big and movies were just beginning to talk. We check into our hotel for our next two night’s lodging – the 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). Late morning finds us traveling to Santa Monica to visit The Getty Center Museum. This world renowned museum presents the Getty’s collection of art from the Middle Ages to present. Afternoon we will check back into the Queen Mary where you will have time to explore this floating museum filled with authentic and memorable history from its first voyage in 1936 to its final docking in Long Beach in 1967 with a self guided tour. A delicious dinner will top off our final evening.

Day five we'll travel back to the desert. 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!

Price: 
$1,197.00 per person double
$1,481.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 4 nights lodging, 6 meals, roundtrip boat transfer mainland/island, all admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.

 

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Jekyll Island, Savannah, Charleston and
Myrtle Beach Tour
March 29 to April 4, 2014

Beauty, excitement and history, we offer it all in this great Springtime tour. Savannah, the gracious “City of the South”; Charleston, a city of history and charm both combine to make this area a popular destination. Step into another era as you capture the beauty of the azalea-bordered streets and the elegant Victorian homes. Other highlights on this 7 day and 6 night trip include Jekyll Island, Georgia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

On day 1 our flight arrives in Jacksonville, Florida in the early evening and after a stop for dinner we travel to the beautiful Jekyll Island Club and settle in for a two night stay.

After a good night’s rest we enjoy a guided morning tour of the Island’s celebrated Historic District, and then spend some time touring the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Meet the patients (the turtles) who are rehabbing from illness or injury at this unique facility.

Day 3 we travel to Savannah and upon arrival we will transfer onto a trolley for a tour. Savannah’s famed landmark Historic District is the largest urban landmark district in the US. Within this 2.5 square mile area you will discover natural beauty, charm, architecture and the history of the Old South. Our trolley guide will take us by several historic squares (there are 21) featuring streetscapes of live oaks, brick lined thoroughfares and Victorian-era homes. We treat ourselves to a delicious lunch at Paula Deen’s Ladies and Sons Restaurant. Finish the day by touring one of the stately old mansions that makes Savannah so charming. The evening is yours to browse historic River Street and City Market. We lodge tonight at the Inn at Ellis Square ya’ll.

After a hearty breakfast day 4 finds us traveling to Charleston. Before arriving in town we have a tour and lunch planned at the Charleston Tea Plantation which is located on Wadmalaw Island. You will learn first-hand how tea is made and take a ride through the tea fields. Upon arrival in Charleston we board a horse-drawn carriage for a tour where you will discover the cobble stoned streets and flower laden corners that are just dripping with history. From the Revolutionary War, the Civil War or the Civil Rights era, this American city has really embraced its past. We overnight at The Mills House hotel.

Day 5 strap on your walking shoes because we will be joined by a walking history tour guide who will help us further explore Charleston. We then travel to the lovely Hopsewee Plantation – circa 1740. We’ll enjoy a tour of this National Historic Landmark followed by tea.This afternoon we check into the Island Vista Myrtle Beach hotel, which is an oceanside property, for a two night stay.

Day 6 we visit Brookgreen Gardens which is the world’s largest outdoor collection of American sculpture all tucked into beautiful gardens. This afternoon we will enjoy an adventure on water. We’ve arranged a narrated cruise that will take us along the waterway before heading out into the Atlantic looking for the graceful dolphin that play near the shoreline. This evening finds us taking our reserved seats at the Carolina Opry for a great show filled with a mix of gospel music, comedy, drama and Broadway.

Day 7 we travel to Charlotte, North Carolina for an afternoon flight back to Tucson. Join us for this wonderful Springtime adventure.

Price:
$2,864.00 per person double
$3,377.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip air via American Airlines (Tucson/Jacksonville & Charlotte/Tucson), 6 nights lodging, 12 meals, all transfers and motorcoach transportation, show ticket to Carolina Opry, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling (does not include the air bag fee), driver tips and pickup/livery service.

 

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New Orleans and San Antonio Springtime Tour
April 9 to 15, 2014

We have combined two really great destination cities to help us cure our “Spring fever”. This 7 day and 6  night trip will take in both “The Big Easy” and “The Alamo City” and enjoy these great American cities.

We fly our first day to New Orleans and upon our arrival we will be met by our chartered motorcoach and transferred to our host hotel for the next two nights – The Drury Inn. A group get-acquainted dinner will be enjoyed this evening.

Day 2 finds us exploring New Orleans – the food, the atmosphere, the people and the music. A visit to Mardi Gras World and a wonderful horse-drawn carriage tour of the French Quarter is planned. Enjoy some free time to visit the sights of this historic region.

Day 3 we travel to Oak Alley Plantation, “Grande Dame of the great river road”, where we enjoy a tour of this Greek-revival style antebellum home. After lunch we make our way to Houston, TX. We check into the Crowne Plaza for a good night’s rest.

After breakfast on Day 4 we travel to San Antonio. Afternoon finds us boarding a river barge for a guided tour of the sights along the San Antonio River. This evening is free so that you can explore the shops and restaurants on the famous Riverwalk. The next three nights we lodge at the Drury Inn Plaza Suites located on the Riverwalk.

Day 5 we’ll welcome a knowledgeable step-on guide on board our coach who will show us the many sights this city has to offer including a visit to The Alamo. We end our tour with a delightful lunch at the Tower of Americas in their revolving restaurant which sits 750 feet above the city and offers wonderful views. No visit to San Antonio would be complete without a stop at the Institute of Texan Cultures, a museum filled with displays and exhibits depicting the varied heritage of this fascinating city.

Day 6 we travel to the rolling hills of the Texas Hill County. As we explore this region we hope to see the fields of wildflowers, mainly the bluebonnets, that this area produces with the help of mother nature. We’ll enjoy a visit to the LBJ Ranch and the Texas White House. We will explore this State Park and learn about President Johnson’s heritage, life and legacy. Free time for lunch will be in the quaint town of Fredericksburg. Enjoy some free time on their main street absorbing the German themed shops and buildings. En route back to San Antonio we’ll enjoy a delicious farewell dinner.

Day 7 we make our way to the San Antonio airport and fly back to our hometown with many pleasureable memories of these great cities. Join us, won’t you?

Price: 
$2,410.00 per person double
$2,854.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)

Includes:  Roundtrip air, 6 nights lodging, 12 meals, all transfers and coach fees, 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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Farewell to the Palm Springs Follies Tour
April 14 to 16, 2014

We sold out our February 26 to March 1st trip so here is a new date for you to book! After 23 years of entertaining audiences the World-Famous Palm Springs Follies is closing! If you have not seen their great show here is your chance. Many of our clients have seen the show many times and walk out happy each time!

Day 1 we travel to Palm Springs and our destination is the Palm Mountain Resort in Palm Springs, CA. We’ll settle in for a two night stay.

Day 2 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. Then we’ll explore the Palm Springs Art Museum. This afternoon we attend the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies show starring a chorus line of lovelies all over the age of 50 and it is truly a follies in the great tradition of Ziegfeld. Darlene Love is the scheduled guest star and the producers of the show promise that they will go out with much enthusiasm and style for this good-bye season! Enjoy a group dinner after the performance.

Out final day finds us traveling back to Southern Arizona filled with great memories of our short but sweet trip. Come along and say Farewell to the Follies with us!

Price:
$598.00 per person double
$744.00 per person single
($80.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 2 nights lodging, 3 meals, reserved seat for Palm Springs Follies performance, 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 29 to May 2, 2014

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: 
$939.00 per person double
$1,154.00 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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Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills
May 14 to 20, 2014

This wonderful 7 day and 6 night trip finds us flying to Denver, Colorado and transferring to the Hilton Garden Inn for a good night's rest. We'll enjoy a get-acquainted dinner tonight.

Day 2 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. Also on our agenda is Wall Drug Store. Started during the depression years it’s a 76,000 square foot roadside attraction. 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. Then visit Crazy Horse Memorial designed to honor the culture, tradition and living heritage of the North American Indians.

The morning of 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", a larger than life bronze sculpture featuring bison pursued by Native American horseback riders.

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. 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, it’s back to Denver International Airport for our flight back to Southern Arizona.

Price: 
$2,235.00 per person double
$2,622.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip air transportation via Southwest Airlines, 6 nights lodging, 12 meals (6 breakfast, 2 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.

 

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Great Sights of Michigan and
Door County Wisconsin Tour
June 6 to 13, 2014

We have the perfect summer cooler trip for you! Just imagine laying your eyes on beautiful green trees, lovely blue lakes and quaint towns. We begin our 8 day and 7 night tour with a flight, via Southwest Airlines, to Detroit. This evening we transfer to Drury Inn for a good night’s rest.

Our second day we motorcoach to the charming, Bavarian-style town of Frankenmuth. Treat yourself to a delicious Bavarian pastry as you enjoy a visit to their Glockenspiel and a few of their shops on main street. We travel this afternoon to the Straits of Mackinac. We will board a ferry for a short ride to incredible Mackinac Island, an island with just over 500 permanent residents. We lodge two nights at the gorgeous Grand Hotel! During our stay at the Grand, you will be treated to sumptuous and elegant dining and marvelous views of the water from the well manicured lawns and public areas of the hotel. The rooms are comfortable too! During our stay on the island enjoy a horse-drawn carriage tour of this nostalgic island.

Day 4 we regretfully depart Mackinac Island but we have lots more sightseeing to do! A visit to the Music Museum, a performing museum of beautifully restored rare antique automated musical instruments, is next on our agenda. The afternoon finds us exploring Sleeping Bear Dunes National Shoreline which is considered one of the most beautiful natural areas in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. We lodge this evening at the Little River Hotel/Casino.

Early morning on day 5 we travel to Ludington to board the SS Badger. The only coal-fired steamship in operation in North America the 410’ SS Badger offers a relaxing shortcut across Lake Michigan. We sail to Manitowoc, Wisconsin and upon arrival we travel by coach to beautiful Door County. This afternoon we check into the Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay for a two night stay.

This evening we plan to enjoy a performance presented by the American Folklore Theatre, located in Peninsula State Park. This outdoor performance is a comedy titled “Strings Attached”. Day 6 finds us exploring scenic Door County.

Our 7th day we travel via Milwaukee to Chicago, Illinois. This afternoon we enjoy a wonderful Architecture River Cruise on all three branches of the historic Chicago River past dozens of landmark buildings. Tonight we lodge at the Marriott Chicago Midway. A farewell dinner including delicious Chicago style pizza is planned.

Our eighth and final day finds us on board a Double Decker bus for guided tour of the city’s highlights. Then we board our late afternoon flight at Midway Airport and fly back to Tucson.

Price: 
$2,910.00 per person double
$3,474.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)

Includes:  Roundtrip air transportation via Southwest Airlines, 7 nights lodging, 15 meals (7 breakfast, 3 lunches, 5 dinners), all transfers and coach transportation, theatre ticket, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, driver tips and pickup/livery service.

 

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July 4th San Francisco & Napa Valley Wine Train Tour
July 2 to 6, 2014

Visit the Bay area and soak up the wonderful sights and scenery. Day 1 we fly to Oakland via Southwest Airlines and transfer to our hotel, Wyndham Parc 55, located near Union Square, to settle in for a four night stay. This evening we gather for a group dinner to get acquainted with our fellow tour participants.

The morning of Day 2 we are joined by a local step-on guide who will give us a City Tour. After a delicious lunch at the iconic Cliff House, we head to Pier 39 so that you can explore the Aquarium by the Bay. Don’t miss the sea lions that hang out at Pier 39's K-dock.

Day 3 we depart the city and travel to Muir Woods National Monument to see the tallest type of tree in the world, the coast redwood, sequoia semperviren. It is truly a special treat to walk the easy trail that ambles through this beautiful old growth forest. This afternoon you are free to explore the local sights on your own using the trolley car line. This evening we head to Fisherman's Wharf to board a boat that will take us out onto the San Francisco Bay to view the fireworks cascading over the city skyline.

Day 4 we board the Napa Valley Wine Train. The meticulously restored 1947 Pullman Dining Car offers a gourmet lunch as we travel in style through Napa Valley in the Vista Dome car. Our clients reminisce about this train ride often! A visit to the area is not complete without a stop in the charming town of Sonoma.

The 5th and final day finds us traveling to the city of Oakland and the Oakland Museum of California which brings together collections of art, history and natural science to tell the story of California and its people. This afternoon we board our flight back to Tucson.

Price: 
$2,052.00 per person double
$2,520.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)

Includes:  Roundtrip air via Southwest Airlines, 4 nights lodging, 7 meals, all transfers and coach fees, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, driver tips and pickup/livery service.

 

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Laguna Pageant of the Masters Tour
July 21 to 25, 2014

We combine special events and sights to make this a really unique tour. We motorcoach to Southern California where we check into the Ayres in Costa Mesa for a 4 night stay.  We will enjoy a get acquainted group dinner this evening.

On day 2 we take in the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Founded in 1776 by Fr Junipero Serra the mission has been lovingly maintained and it is a peaceful spot to explore.  Enjoy lunch at Cafe Jardin located at the Sherman Gardens following up with a stroll on the grounds. Then we'll take you to Laguna for some free time to visit the Sawdust Art Festival. Browse the wide variety of local artists that display and sell their fine art and marvel at the superb craftsmanship.

Day 3 finds us traveling to Los Angeles for a visit to the Getty Center Museum. This world renowned museum presents the Getty’s collection of art from the Middle Ages to present. We then have a short time 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 2014 Pageant of the Masters. This year’s theme is “The Art Detective”. For over 75 years the pageant has provide a unique blend of breathtaking theatrical “living pictures” and combines a live symphony orchestra and narration. Tonight’s theme will reveal how lost treasures were discovered, where crimes of passion were uncovered, and how creative riddles were unraveled, with a gallery of the world's great masterpieces providing clues!

Day 4 we begin our morning with a short journey to Newport Beach where we board the Catalina Flyer for a 90 minute boat trip to sunny Avalon on Catalina Island. We have planned to take you on two tours; The Avalon Scenic Tour, which shows us the highlights of the main community on the island and The Casino Tour, which has been preserved in its original art-deco style. Enjoy some free time visiting the great shops and eateries Avalon offers before heading back to the mainland.

Day 5 we journey to Southern Arizona with great memories of a world class event and superb sights!

Price: 
$1,085.00 per person double
$1,353.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 4 nights lodging, 7 meals, admissions as described above including both tours on Catalina Island, Roundtrip boat transfer; Newport/Avalon, 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 6 to 9, 2014

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 take a narrated 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: 
$965.00 per person double
$1,239.00 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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Alaska Cruise with Seattle Pre and Post Touring
August 9 to 18, 2014

ITINERARY
August 9, 2014 - Transfer from your home to TIA late afternoon and meet your tour director curbside. Non-stop (currently) flight to Seattle. After we gather the bags at SeaTac we'll transfer to our overnight hotel located in downtown Seattle - Hotel Andra. A light dinner (*) will be enjoyed.
August 10, 2014 - After breakfast (*) we check out of the Hotel Andra and welcome a local step-on guide on board our motorcoach. We'll enjoy a tour of "The Emerald City". We'll proceed to the Norwegian Pearl and begin embarkation. Ship departs Seattle at 4p.
August 11, 2014 - We'll enjoy a day at sea.
August 12, 2014 - Juneau is our port of call - ship arrives at 2:00p and sails at 10:00p.
August 13, 2014 - Skagway is our port of call - ship arrives at 7:00a and sails at 8:15p.
August 14, 2014 - Today we cruise Glacier Bay!
August 15, 2014 - Ketchikan is our port of call - ship arrives at 6:00a and sails at 1:30p.
August 16, 2014 - Victoria, BC, Canada - ship arrives 6:00p and sails at midnight.
August 17, 2014 - We arrive back in Seattle this morning and disembark. We'll be met by our motorcoach and enjoy a visit to the Space Needle, Pike Place Market with a tour and Chihuly's Garden and Glass. This evening we'll check back into the Hotel Andra for a good night's rest.
August 18, 2014 -  After breakfast (*) we transfer to SeaTac for our non-stop (currently) flight to Tucson.

Price: 
$4,510.00 per person double


Early Booking Discount: If you book and deposit on this trip by March 4, 2014 we will extend a $250.00 per person early booking discount. This discount comes off of your final balance.

Includes:  Roundtrip air - Tucson to Seattle via Alaska Airlines, 1 night pre cruise and 1 night post cruise Seattle hotel, Seattle city tour and sightseeing to include admissions to The Space Needle, Pike Place Market Tour, Chihuly Garden and Glass, 3 non-cruise meals, 7 nights aboard the "Norwegian Pearl" a Norwegian Cruise Line ship, port charges and taxes (all space for our group is in the BA category which is mid-ship with balcony), meals, tips and entertainment onboard ship, Travel Guard Travel Insurance, all pre cruise and post cruise transportation and transfers including driver tips, services of a Pleasurebent Tours Tour Director, baggage handling and Livery Service.

Payment Policy:  A $675.00 per person initial deposit due at time of booking. A second payment of $500.00 per person payment is due by April 4, 2014 and the balance is due by May 14, 2014. 

Cancellations; If you cancel your trip you will receive all of your money back (less $350.00 per person which represents a PBT administration fee and the Travel Protection premium.) You will be required to fill out a claim form to receive a refund. The cancellation must be due to sickness, injury, or death of an Insured, Immediate Family Member, or Traveling Companion. If you cancel your trip for a coverable reason any penalties imposed would be claimable, up to the insured amount. You must be medically able to travel when you pay your initial deposit. The policy is available to US and Canadian travelers (except Quebec residents). We will provide you with a complete description of the "Travel Protection Plan" along with your initial deposit receipt.

(Please note; you will need a valid US Passport that does not expire before 6 months after the completion of this trip.)
                                               

 

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San Juan Islands and Mount Rainier National Park Tour
September 1 to 7, 2014

Here is a vacation you'll want to take! This trip combines two stunning Pacific Northwest works of nature and many, many more items. This 7 day and 6 night adventure begins with our flight from Tucson to Seattle. We'll be met by our transfer vehicle and make our way to the Hotel Andra located Downtown. After a hearty 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 the 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 and 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 and spawns 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:
$2,789.00 per person double
$3,385.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip air Southwest Airlines (Tucson/Seattle), 6 nights lodging, 13 meals, day cruising on the Viking Star, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, driver tips, and pickup/livery service.

All information subject to change

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