Laguna Pageant of the Masters Tour<
August 15 to 19, 2016
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 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 Newport Beach where we board the Catalina Flyer for a 90 minute boat trip to sunny Avalon on Catalina Island. We plan 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 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 2016 Pageant of the Masters. This year’s theme is “Partners". 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 is filled with provocative and passionate tales of some of art's dynamic duos - artists and patrons, models, muses, even dance
Day 4 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 5 we journey to Southern Arizona with great memories of a world class event and spectacular sights!
$1,266.00 per person double
$1,636.00 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, Pageant of the Masters reserved seat, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pick-up/livery service.
North Rim of the Grand Canyon Trip
August 26 to 29, 2016
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.
Day 2 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’)
$1,082.00 per person double
$1,387.00 per person single
($80.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 3 nights lodging, 7 meals, admissions as described, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
San Juan Islands and Mount Rainier
National Park Tour
September 5 to 11, 2016
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 Chinook, our 72 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. 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. A delicious dinner will be enjoyed in the Moran Dining Room before returning to Friday Harbor.
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 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.
$2,990.00 per person double
$3,440.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip air (Tucson/Seattle), 6 nights lodging, 14 meals, day cruising on the Viking Star, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, driver tips, and pickup/livery service.
The Best Of Italy!
September 09 to 20, 2016
From the 'Eternal City' of Rome to Venice the Queen of the Adriatic and the mountain town of Assisi we'll take in the urban buzz of the country's dynamic cities mixed with the magic of thousands of years' worth of culture and history! Italy is a country that never fails to inspire!
Based on popular demand we are planning this truly unforgettable trip to Italy and it is scheduled for September 09 to 20, 2016. We plan to take a group from Southern Arizona on a 10 night and 12 day tour of the country and to include Rome, Florence, Pisa, Venice, Assisi, Sorrento, Isle of Capri and many, many points in between! We'll use excellent hotels in all locations and expert tour escorts and local guides! If you have Italy - ll bel paese (the beautiful country) - on your "bucket list" then plan to join us in 2016.
Call or email us with your name and contact info and as soon as the pricing is complete we'll provide you with the details. Adiamo! (let's go) in 2016!
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK AND
LAKE TAHOE TOUR
September 25 to October 1, 2016
We've combined many scenic regions to provide you with a memorable 7 day and 6 night vacation. We begin our tour on Day 1 with a day trip to Southern California where we check into the Ayres Hotel in Moreno Valley. Settle in for the night after our get-acquainted dinner!
Day 2 we make our way through the sagebrush desert and then the Eastern Sierras where the peaks truly loom. U.S. Highway 395, California's other great highway drive, traces a vertiginous meeting of desert and mountains. Our
destination is Mammoth Lakes. We overnight at the Westin Monache.
Day 3 we visit the boom and bust ghost town of Bodie, now a State historic park. A visit to Mono Lake, an oasis in the dry Great Basin, and is a vital habitat for millions of migratory and nesting birds. Then we'll enter Yosemite National Park via Tioga Pass. This National Park embraces a spectacular tract of mountain-and -valley scenery in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. Set aside as a National Park in 1890, the park harbors a grand collection of waterfalls, lush meadows and magical forests. We spend two nights at the Yosemite Lodge which is located in the beautiful Yosemite Valley.
While in Yosemite on day 4 we will enjoy the Glacier Point Tour. From here, you will have a chance to absorb the panoramic views of Yosemite Falls, Nevada and Vernal Falls and the magnificent High Sierras. We'll enjoy a delicious dinner in the grand and historic Ahwahnee. Completed in 1927, the Ahwahnee features a unique blend of design influences including Art Deco, Native American, Middle Eastern and Arts/Crafts Movement.
Day 5 we'll travel to South Lake Tahoe and check into the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel for a two night stay. While in the area, we plan to travel along the lakeshore for a visit to historical Truckee and of course we'll enjoy a leisurely cruise on this spectacular body of water.
Drink it all in because we are back to the desert of Southern Arizona on our 7th and final day. Today we'll travel the short distance to Reno to board a flight back to Tucson.
$2,630.00 per person double
$3,299.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Motorcoach transportation via coach, 1 way airline ticket (Reno/Tucson), 6 nights lodging, 14 meals, admissions as described above, cruise on Lake Tahoe, services of a tour director, baggage handling (does not include air bag fee), driver tips and pickup/livery service.
New England Fall Foliage Tour
October 2 to 10, 2016
This wonderful 9 day and 8 night trip finds us exploring Boston before we head out to explore the Berkshire Hills in western Massachusetts. In Stockbridge, we'll visit the famous Norman Rockwell Museum. We'll
experience the spectacular scenery of southern Vermont and the area around Manchester.
A visit to Robert Todd Lincoln's Hildene and the magnificent gardens found here are a delight. Near Waterbury, in Northern Vermont, we'll visit a cider mill as well as explore charming Stowe. Bretton Woods in New Hampshire is where we board the Mount Washington Cog Railway for the magnificent views and ever-changing surroundings found at the top of the rail line.
A tour of the historic Mount Washington Hotel is planned. The lakes region is next as we board the Winnipesaukee railroad for a scenic excursion along the shoreline. A cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee is also a must before we tour along one of the country's most scenic by-ways; The Kancamagus Highway.
Then we head for "downeast" Maine to visit Kennebunkport and then to the quaint village of Ogunquit. We'll take in Cape Neddick Light; one of the most photographed lighthouses in the country! The entire trip has been planned so that we get the maximum amount of leaf peeping possible. Lots of great scenery, pleasant places to visit, good food and nice Pleasurebent people are found on this special trip!
Please call our office for a complete trip write-up!
$3,981/00 per person double
$4,711.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip air (Tucson/Boston), all transfers and motorcoach transportation, 8 nights lodging, 15 meals, admissions as described above, services of a Pleasurebent Tour director and a local guide, baggage handling (does not include air bag fee), driver tips and pickup/livery service.
The Albuquerque 2016 Balloon Fiesta
and Santa Fe Tour!
October 6 to 9, 2016
This 4 day trip finds us boarding our motorcoach and traveling to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Upon arrival we check into our hotel for the next 3 nights – Drury Inn. Unpack once, settle in and prepare for this colorful adventure!
We rise early on our second day and head out to the Fiesta grounds where we will view hundreds of hot air balloons that will be involved in a mass ascension. The array of color that fills your eyes when these magical balloons lift off is truly amazing! Late morning finds us traveling to Santa Fe. Upon arrival in Santa Fe we will enjoy a hearty lunch followed by free time to explore the famous Plaza in Santa Fe to discover the rich history and celebrated spirit of this wonderful city filled with historic architecture and famous characters.
Day 3 we'll enjoy a morning visit to the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum. No visit to the area is complete without a meal at El Pinto, one of Albuquerque’s favorite eateries. We'll enjoy lunch at El Pinto. Afternoon we will enjoy a visit to The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. From the moment you enter this center you will feel as if you have entered into another, more ancient world. The center houses exhibits on all of New Mexico’s 19 living Indian Pueblos. This evening we will be back at the Fiesta grounds to attend the Balloon Glo and Fireworks Show and to enjoy more awesome balloons!
Our fourth day we travel back to Southern Arizona with wonderful memories of the celebration of this 44th annual event!
$994.00 per person double
$1,274.00 per person single
($80.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 3 nights lodging, 7 meals, all admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tip, pickup/livery service.
Lake Powell & Rainbow Bridge Boat Trip, Colorado River Float Trip & Antelope Slot Canyon Tour
October 18 to 21, 2016
Looking for a little soft adventure and spectacular scenery? Then you have the right trip! This 4 day and 3 night tour takes in some of the most impressive geology in Arizona. We begin our motorcoach journey with a drive to Navajo land via Flagstaff. This afternoon we visit the Glen Canyon Dam Visitors Center before we check into our hotel for the next two nights which will be the Courtyard Marriott in Page. We will enjoy a get-acquainted dinner at a local restaurant before settling in for the night.
Day 2 we enjoy a ½ day cruise on Lake Powell and our destination is remarkable Rainbow Bridge. Lake Powell is a stunning 186 mile long lake surrounded by exceptional red rock scenery and full of cool blue water and is our pathway to Rainbow Bridge National Monument. This is the largest natural bridge in the world at 290 feet tall and 270 feet across and it is considered sacred by the Navajo culture. (For optional viewing of the bridge a walk/hike of 1.25 miles each way is necessary.) This afternoon we will enjoy a visit to a museum which is dedicated to the famous river explorer John Wesley Powell.
Day 3 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! Late morning has us boarding the large 20 person pontoon rafts that take us on a half-day smooth water float trip. We begin at the Glen Canyon Dam access tunnel, at river level, with the dam soaring 700 feet above us. For the next 15 miles, we will experience one of the most dramatic stretches of river in the western United States. You will not believe your eyes! Our trip ends at Lee’s Ferry but will live on in your memory forever. This afternoon we travel to Flagstaff for our overnight at Little America Hotel.
Day 4 we stop to visit Montezuma Castle National Monument before we journey back to Southern Arizona after our unique adventure on the Colorado Plateau.
$1,065.00 per person double occupancy
$1,249.00 per person single occupancy
($80.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via motorcoach, 3 nights lodging, 6 meals, Lake Powell ½ day Rainbow Bridge boat trip, Float trip on the Colorado River, Jeep trip to Antelope Slot Canyon, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips, and pickup/livery service.
Branson Musical Holiday Tour
November 9 to 14, 2016
The Christmas spirit rings throughout the Ozarks filling the air with holiday cheer. Visit Branson for a musical extravaganza and see for yourself why everyone has fallen in love with this town. Once a small and sleepy town, Branson has emerged as one of the country’s most popular entertainment destinations.
We begin our tour by flying to Kansas City, Missouri. We meet our coach and travel to our evening hotel – Drury Inn. Enjoy a great dinner and get acquainted with the nice folks who will be touring with us on this 6 day and 5 night trip.
Day 2 finds us traveling to Branson. We check into the Hilton Hotel which is located in the Promenade on Branson Landing and is the perfect spot to locate for a 4 night stay. Every year each entertainer devotes at least half of every show to holiday-themed music, complete with colorful sets and costumes.
While in Branson we have tickets to the following : "Moses" at the Sight N Sound Theatre, Daniel O'Donnell at Welk Resort, The Osmond Brothers and Lennon Sisters Show, Johnny Mathis, the Broadway musical - Million Dollar Quartet and of course the Shoji Tabuchi Show. What a great lineup! While in Branson we will enjoy some local sightseeing which will include an area tour and a special treat is to discover the College of the Ozarks, where the students work for their education.
Day 6 we travel to Kansas City for our early evening flight back to Tucson. We will fly home basking in the warmth and hospitality of the mid-western spirit that we will discover on this trip and of course we will be in the holiday mood! Join us for this trip to the “live entertainment capital of the world”.
$2,586.00 per person double
$2,957.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip air (Tucson/Kansas City), 5 nights lodging, 10 meals, all transfers and coach transportation, tickets to 6 shows, cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling (air bag fee excluded), driver tips and pickup/livery service.
Death Valley Tour
November 14 to 18, 2016
Death Valley National Park contains a wealth of geological wonders! Awesome canyons and mighty mountains combine with sculpted rock formations and isolated valleys to provide an array of sightseeing on this trip.
Day 1 finds us traveling from Southern Arizona to Henderson, Nevada. En route we will enjoy a delicious lunch at the Rancho de los Caballeros Guest Ranch. Upon arrival in Henderson, we'll settle into the Hampton Inn for a very comfortable overnight stay.
Day 2 finds us taking in impressive Red Rock Canyon and their wonderful Visitor Center, then a lunch stop, before we make our journey to Death Valley National Park which encompasses over 3.3 million acres! Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley! The afternoon finds us checking into our comfortable accommodations for the next two nights at the Furnace Creek Ranch.
Day 3 we visit Scotty’s Castle which is an amazing location in this isolated region. A stop at the Ubehebe Crater is also on the agenda. While at Furnace Creek we will include free time so that you can relax, swim (their spring-fed, flow through pool is a constant 84 degrees) and enjoy the property.
Day 4 we will enjoy touring of the lower end of the canyon and discover such sights as Badwater (lowest point in the Western Hemisphere) and Devil’s Golf Course. We depart Death Valley and journey to Laughlin, Nevada for an overnight stay at the Golden Nugget Hotel/Casino. This afternoon we’ll enjoy a leisurely cruise on the river.
Day 5 we'll travel to the Wickenburg area for lunch and a visit to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. This is the perfect place to explore your love for the Southwest and Arizona history! If you desire a unique getaway then this is the tour for you!
$1,128.00 per person double
$1,435.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 4 nights lodging, 9 meals, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
Thanksgiving at the Hotel Del Coronado Tour
November 23 to 26, 2016
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. The magnificent lobby Christmas tree will be trimmed and of course the beach is right there!
Day 2 is Thanksgiving Day we will enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving Day buffet meal in the Crown Room. What a special meal! We top off our afternoon with a delightful Harbor Cruise on San Diego Bay. We are sure you will find time to explore the hotel and walk the beach.
Day 3 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's production of "A Christmas Carol."
Our 4th day we travel back to Southern Arizona ready to take on the holidays after this memorable getaway.
$1,474.00 per person double
$1,959.00 per person single
($80.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 3 nights lodging, 5 meals, admissions as described above, theatre ticket, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
San Antonio Holiday Tour
December 13 to 17, 2016
Light up your holidays with this 5 day and 4 night trip that finds us exploring this city famous for its rich history and richly decorated Riverwalk.
We take an enjoyable flight to San Antonio and once we arrive are met by our chartered motorcoach and transfer to Drury Plaza located on the Riverwalk for a 4 night stay. This evening join with the other tour participants in our group and enjoy a welcome dinner.
Our second day finds us joining a local step-on guide who will give us a delightful city tour. You will discover many fascinating sights and insight in “The Alamo City”. We then visit The Alamo, the old mission, where a small band of Texans held out for 13 days against the army of Santa Anna, still stands. This evening we’ll enjoy a delightful dinner at the Tower of Americas.
The third day we’ll travel to the San Antonio Shoe Store or SAS for a tour of this American shoe manufacturer which was established in 1976. A delicious lunch is planned before we head to the South Texas Heritage Center. Here we’ll dive into the history of this wild and vivid land! Early evening finds us boarding a riverboat for a cruise on the Rio de San Antonio. This river gently winds through the city center. The restaurants, shops, holiday decor and festive mood that line the Riverwalk all make for a lively scene.
Our fourth morning finds us touring the LBJ Ranch and the Texas White House. We will explore this State Park and learn about President Johnson’s heritage, life and legacy. Lunch will be in the quaint town of Fredericksburg. Enjoy some free time on their main street absorbing the German themed shops and buildings.
Our fifth morning, before we board our flight to return home, we’ll enjoy a tour of the restored Steves Homestead in the King Williams Historic District. What a wonderful way to cap off this special tour.
Dust off your boots and don your hat and join us, won’t you?
$1,711.00 per person double
$2,026.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip air via Southwest Airlines, 4 nights lodging, 7 meals, all transfers and coach transportation, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
Tournament of Roses Parade Trip
December 30, 2016 to January 3, 2017
This 5 day and 4 night adventure is always popular, so do not hesitate to reserve your space now. The 128th Tournament of Roses Parade will indeed be a once in a lifetime happening.
Day 1 finds us traveling to Sherman Oaks, California to check into the Courtyard Marriott for the next 4 nights. We know you will enjoy your stay here.
Day 2, we take you to The Getty Center Museum. This world renowned museum presents the Getty's collection of art from the Middle Ages to present. After some time to relax and freshen up at the hotel we'll enjoy a delicious dinner as we prepare to ring in the New Year! Tonight we take our reserved seats at the impressive Walt Disney Concert Hall for a wonderful concert experience as we settle in to enjoy the unique music of "Pink Martini." The fun-loving sound of Pink Martini and their hip blend of Brazilian samba, '30's Cuban dance and Parisian cafe is the perfect way to celebrate! This group has become an international phenomenon by mixing glamour and sophisticated easy listening with mutli-lingual songs and the unexpected!
Day 3 we take a trip to watch float making. View the actual assembly of some of the flower-laden floats that you will see in the parade. Afterwards we travel to Burbank to the Warner Brothers Studios for a behind-the-scenes tour. Along with a guide we'll visit the back lot and sound stages to learn about the motion picture industry. Early morning of
Day 4 finds us traveling to Pasadena to take our reserved grandstand seats that will afford us a great view of the most photographed event in the world! All of America’s eyes will be on Pasadena as the breathtaking floats roll down Colorado Blvd. This year’s theme is “Echos of Success” and it promises to be a parade full of fun, flowers, music and of course memories! After the parade, we will enjoy a hearty lunch. This afternoon we'll head to the iconic Santa Monica Pier for a stroll. What a great people watching place this is and not a bad spot for comunnung with the waters of the Pacific! Then it’s back to the hotel for a good night’s rest.
Day 5 finds us traveling back to Tucson with many happy memories of the Tournament of Roses Parade. Ring in the New Year with us!
$1,520.00 per person double
$1,898.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 4 nights lodging, 6 meals (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch and New Year’s Eve dinner), Walt Disney Concert Hall concert ticket, pre parade float viewing ticket, parade ticket and souvenir seat cushion, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips, pickup/livery service.
LOS ANGELES AND AREA TOUR
featuring Reagan Presidential Museum, "King and I" at the Pantages and Huntington Library/Gardens
January 19 to 23, 2017
Treat yourself to a great vacation with this 5 day and 4 night tour to California. We've combined unique attractions, a great show and our favorite hotel - Courtyard Marriott in Sherman Oaks for you to enjoy.
Day 1 finds us traveling to Southern California to check into the Courtyard Marriot.
Day 2 find 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 you will have the opportunity to tour that stately aircraft. This museum is worth the visit! After a delicious lunch we'll take a scenic ride along the Pacific Coast highway to enjoy a shoreline drive on Highway 1. The sandy hills and rocky ledges make way to the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Day 3, in the morning, spot the Hollywood Sign during your sightseeing tour, view Grauman's Chinese Theatre and stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Spend some time at the historic L.A. Farmers Market before we take our reserved seats at the matinee performance of The King and I at the Pantages Theatre. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, The King and I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as, "Getting To Know You," "Shall We Dance," and "Something Wonderful." Set in 1860's Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher! What a special afternoon.
Day 4 we travel to visit The Huntington. Founded in 1919 by Henry E Huntington, who’s special interests in book, art and gardens led him to collect rare and unusual manuscripts, art and plants. Here you will discover a Gutenberg Bible, Gainsborough’s ‘Blue Boy’ and 120 acres of park like gardens. We will treat ourselves to a delicious English Tea served buffet style. Afternoon we'll join a delightful docent for a guided tour of an American Arts and Crafts style home – The Gamble House. This Charles and Henry Greene 1908 masterpiece is located in a peaceful Pasadena neighborhood and is a treat to visit.
Day 5 we return back to Southern Arizona rested and refreshed ready to tackle this new year! Make travel a high priority on your New Year's resolution list!
$1,470.00 per person double
$1,841.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 4 nights lodging, 7 meals, all admissions as described above, reserved theatre ticket for "King and I, "services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
Jekyll Island, Savannah, Charleston and
Myrtle Beach Tour
March 26 to April 2, 2017
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 8 day and 7 night trip include Jekyll Island, Georgia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
On day 1 our flight arrives in Jacksonville, Florida in the late afternoon and after we gather our bags and board our charter motorcoach we travel to the beautiful Jekyll Island Club and settle in for a two night stay.
After a good night’s rest we enjoy on the morning of day 2 a guided 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. 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 Hilton Savannah Desoto ya’ll.
After a hearty breakfast, day 4 finds us traveling to Charleston. Before arriving in town we have a tour and lunch planned for 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 lodge for two nights at the Hilton Garden Inn.
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. Spend free time exploring the historic City Market before we enjoy a relaxing Charleston Harbor cruise.
Day 6 we treat ourselves to a delightful tour of Hopsewee Plantation followed by a scrumptious lunch at the same location. We travel this afternoon to Myrtle Beach and check into the Island Vista, which is an oceanside property, for a two night stay.
Day 7 we visit Brookgreen Gardens which is the world’s largest outdoor collection of American sculpture all tucked into beautiful surroundings. 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 8 we travel to Charlotte, North Carolina for an afternoon flight back to Tucson. Join us for this wonderful Springtime adventure.
$3,269.00 per person double
$3,860.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip air (Tucson/Jacksonville and Charlotte/Tucson), 7 nights lodging, 14 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.
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF LAND AND SEA TOUR
Seattle, Victoria, Mt Saint Helens & Portland
April 18 to 24, 2017
This 7 day and 6 night tour to the "Great Northwest" explores beautiful cities, lush flora and fauna as well as mighty waterways!
Day 1 of our 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 in downtown. After dinner we'll settle in for a good night's rest.
Day 2 we rise early to board the high-speed Victoria Clipper Ferry for a day trip to Victoria on Vancouver Island. Enjoy the sights of the Puget Sound and the Straits of Juan de Fuca. After clearing customs, we'll board a motorcoach for a brief tour of Victoria's highlights and then take a short drive to The Butchart Gardens. This is one of the world's premier show gardens and is lovely to behold. This beautiful city and Gardens is worth the trip! Back in Seattle we'll enjoy another night at the Hotel Andra.
Day 3 finds us visiting the delightful Chihuly Garden and Glass. This amazing exhibition of craft glass is a must see! Then we are off to tour the farms and gardens of the fertile Skagit Valley. April is the month for the annual Tulip Festival! Discover the displays of tulips and other springtime blooms. If mother nature cooperates we should see an explosion of color. We then check into the Country Inn for a two night stay. It is located in the lovely town of La Conner which is located on the Swinomish Channel.
Day 4 we'll board a boat at the La Conner dock and enjoy a cruise/tour on board the Viking Star. Our route will take the group south through the beautiful Swinomish Channel, then north along Saratoga Passage to view the Deception Pass Bridge. Wonderful scenery and history awaits us as well as a Dungeness cracked crab meal! Afternoon is free to explore La Conner!
Day 5 we'll board our coach and travel to Portland, Oregon. En route we stop to explore Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument. This active stratovolcano is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire including over 160 active volcanoes. Learn about the 1980 explosion and the current state of activity. We'll check into The Benson for a two night stay.
Day 6 finds us exploring Portland with a local step-on guide. We'll discover the history of this region which was originally inhabited by a band of Chinook Indians. Other settlers developed the trapping and logging industries. Today this city is known for its lush green parks, polished gardens, urban forests and flower filled spaces. A stop to visit the International Rose Test Gardens located in Washington Park is planned. This evening we treat ourselves with a farewell dinner served on board the Portland Spirit. We'll cruise on the Willamette River as the city of Portland's lights sparkle in the background. What a great way to end a lovely day of touring!
Day 7 we travel home with lasting memories of this spectacular region of the "Great Northwest!" Join Pleasurebent Tours and the many travel companions that love to explore with us!
$2,656.00 per person double
$3,310.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip air , 6 nights lodging, 11 meals, all transfers and coach transportation, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling (does not include air bag fee), driver tips and pickup/livery service.
You'll need a valid Passport for the day trip to Victoria, BC.
All information subject to change