Death Valley Tour
March 14 to 18, 2016
Death Valley National Park contains a wealth of geological wonders! Awesome canyons and mighty mountains combine with sculpted rock formations and isolated valleys to provide an array of sightseeing on this trip.
Day 1 finds us traveling from Southern Arizona to Henderson, Nevada. En route we will enjoy a delicious lunch at the Rancho de los Caballeros Guest Ranch. Upon arrival in Henderson, we'll settle into the Hampton Inn for a very comfortable overnight stay.
Day 2 finds us taking in impressive Red Rock Canyon and their wonderful Visitor Center, then a lunch stop, before we make our journey to Death Valley National Park which encompasses over 3.3 million acres! Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley! The afternoon finds us checking into our comfortable accommodations for the next two nights at the Furnace Creek Ranch.
Day 3 we visit Scotty’s Castle which is an amazing location in this isolated region. A stop at the Ubehebe Crater is also on the agenda. While at Furnace Creek we will include free time so that you can relax, swim (their spring-fed, flow through pool is a constant 84 degrees) and enjoy the property.
Day 4 we will enjoy touring of the lower end of the canyon and discover such sights as Badwater (lowest point in the Western Hemisphere) and Devil’s Golf Course. We depart Death Valley and journey to Laughlin, Nevada for an overnight stay at the Golden Nugget Hotel/Casino. This afternoon we’ll enjoy a leisurely cruise on the river aboard the USS Riverside!
Day 5 we'll travel to the Wickenburg area for lunch and a visit to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. This is the perfect place to explore your love for the Southwest and Arizona history! If you desire a unique getaway then this is the tour for you!
$1,128.00 per person double
$1,435.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 4 nights lodging, 9 meals, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
Black Canyon/Colorado River Adventure Tour
March 29 to April 1, 2016
Looking for a little soft adventure and spectacular scenery? Then this is the trip for you! This 4 day and 3 night tour takes us to the Las Vegas area for a three night stay at the Hampton Inn located in Henderson (this hotel does not have a casino).
Our second morning we travel to Red Rock Canyon. The boulders and pinnacles in this park range in color from deep sandstone red to white! After a delicious buffet lunch we will travel to Lake Mead to enjoy a cruise. Here we board the Desert Princess which is a three level, Mississippi paddle wheeler. Have your camera ready - this lake has 550 miles of scenic shoreline to discover.
Our third day finds us traveling a short distance from Las Vegas to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area to the Black Canyon. This is truly one of those unique places to visit. This canyon, formed by the Colorado River, lies below the mighty Hoover Dam where the canyon walls rise nearly 2,000 feet from the rivers edge. We board the large, custom rafts for our motor-assisted float trip. No white water here! This adventure lasts about 3 hours and is very scenic! Our float trip ends at Willow Beach Marina where we will enjoy lunch.
Afternoon finds us traveling back to the hotel to freshen up and we will reboard our motorcoach and take a neon night trip along the Las Vegas strip. We will check out dancing fountains, erupting volcanoes and a special adventure awaits as we board a pod on the new High Roller. The 550' observation wheel provides stunning views of The Strip and the surrounding mountains! The Vegas strip literally shimmers from this vantage point. What a great way to top off a memorable day! Day 4 we head back to Southern Arizona with our new traveling friends and great memories of our adventure tour.
Price: $929.00 per person/double
$1,120.00 per person/single
($80.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 3 nights lodging, 7 meals, Desert Princess Cruise and Black Canyon raft trip, all admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
SANTA CATALINA ISLAND TOUR AND MUCH MORE!
April 5 to 9, 2016
Twenty six miles across the sea – sunny Catalina is waiting for US! We just love this island and can’t wait to share its beauty and history with you. We travel via motorcoach our first day to the Southern California city of Costa Mesa. We check in to the very comfortable Ayres Hotel for an overnight.
Our second morning we transfer to Dana Point where we board the Catalina Express boat for our 90 minute “cruise” to Catalina Island. Avalon is our destination and is the only town on the island. Upon arrival we disembark for a scenic tour of Avalon to get our bearings straight. This afternoon we enjoy a walking tour of the famous Casino ballroom building. This world famous icon helps us take a trip down memory land when bands were big and movies were just beginning to talk.
We check into our hotel for our next two night’s lodging – the newly remodeled Pavilion Hotel. This hotel is located in the heart of Avalon and is located within easy walking distance of great shops and eateries.
Our third day we board a “50’s Flxible Bus” which takes us 31 miles through the heart of Catalina’s rugged interior. This comfortable bus follows the 1800’s stagecoach route then we continue through Middle Ranch to enjoy the Native Plant Nursery and the Catalina Island Fox habitat. Back in Avalon take time to explore this wonderful town nestled in the beautiful harbor.
Our fourth day finds us cruising back to the mainland (keep an eye out for dolphins and maybe whales) to explore the San Juan Capistrano Mission. Founded in 1776 by Fr Junipero Serra the mission has been lovingly maintained and it is a peaceful spot to explore. It’s back to the Ayres Hotel in Costa Mesa to rest for the night before we journey back to the desert on day five.
If you need your water fix, yearn for the ebb and flow of the ocean or just need a mai tai on the beach – this tour is for you!
$1,321.00 per person double
$1,692.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 4 nights lodging, 7 meals (4 breakfast, 1 lunch and 2 dinners), all tours and admissions as described above, Catalina express boat to/from island, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
Utah National Parks Tour – Zion, Bryce, Capital Reef, Arches and Canyonlands
April 25 to 30, 2016
Awesome, magnificent, awe-inspiring – these are just a few of the adjectives you will use to describe the scenery this trip offers. We have combined 5 National Parks to create this once-in-a-lifetime trip. This 6 day and 5 night journey is sure to fill quickly so sign up today!
Day one we journey to Kanab, Utah. We check into the Holiday Inn Express for a restive night.
Day 2 we travel to Utah and our destination is Zion National Park which is one of the nation’s oldest parks and it contains spectacular canyons, colorful gorges and sheet rock walls. A tram tour is planned to discover this unique spot. Then it’s on to our overnight hotel – Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel.
Day 3 we tour Bryce National Park. This park is famous for its unique geology, consisting of a series of horseshoe – shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. We then travel to Capitol Reef National Park. Here we will discover the sandstone formations, cliffs and canyons, and a 100 mile-wide long bulge in the earth’s crust known as a monocline. Late afternoon finds us checking into the Red Cliffs Lodge for a two night stay. Situated at the foot of dramatic red rock cliffs and near the shore of the Colorado River, you will love the beauty of this spot!
Day 4 finds us visiting both Arches National Park and Canyonlands. Arches is home to over 2000 arches, spires, domes and fans that dazzle the eye and boggle the mind. Canyonlands is vast and awe-inspiring. This is Utah’s largest National Park containing over 370,000 acres carved over millions of years.
Day 5 we travel through more fantastic scenery including Monument Valley. Our destination is the Courtyard Marriot in Page. This evening we board the Canyon Princess for a wonderful dinner cruise on Wahweap Bay. Lake Powell is just special. This is the perfect way to cap off this fantastic tour. Day six we journey back to Southern Arizona with wonderful memories of this fantastic region of our great country!
$1,620.00 per person double
$2,066.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 5 nights lodging, 14 meals, all admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley Tour
April 27 to April 30, 2016
Grab your camera and join us on this 4 day and 3 night adventure as we travel to the Northern part of Arizona to discover an enchanting territory.
Our first day, we depart Southern Arizona and travel, via Salt River Canyon, to the White Mountains. We have a lunch stop before continuing on to Chinle and the Sacred Canyon Lodge, located at the mouth of Canyon de Chelly. We settle in for the evening.
The morning of Day 2 we will board jeeps that take us onto the canyon floor where pueblo style ruins are tucked into the caves and rock shelters abound. These ruins were occupied during a period of 348 to 1300 AD. Today Navajo families make their living by farming and ranching the valley floor. All of this is surrounded by marvelous geologic formations and stunning scenery. After the Jeep Tour we travel to Goulding's Lodge in Monument Valley for an overnight stay.
Day 3 finds us boarding jeeps that take us on a 17-mile scenic loop drive of Monument Valley, along with entering restricted areas which include beautiful arches, ancient ruins, and rock art. We will also visit a Navajo Hogan where we will watch a rug-weaving demonstration by a local artist. After lunch and a stop at Cameron Trading Post, we head into Flagstaff where we treat ourselves with lodging at Little America Resort. Dinner tonight is at Black Bart's Steakhouse - a Flagstaff favorite!!!
Day 4 we visit the Museum of Northern Arizona before we travel back to Tucson with great memories of our adventure!
$985.00 per person double
$1,203.00 per person single
($80.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 3 nights lodging, 4 meals, jeep tours of Canyon de Chelly & Monument Valley, all admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
Southern New Mexico Tour;
featuring Spaceport America, White Sands, Inn of the Mt Gods, Carlsbad Caverns and Much More!
May 9 to 13, 2016
We've combined many unique attractions (above AND below the earth) to help you explore Southern New Mexico on this 5 day and 4 night adventure.
Our Day 1 finds us traveling to Las Cruces, New Mexico. After a delicious dinner we'll check into the Hampton Inn for a two night stay. Stretch your legs with a stroll around charming Old Mesilla before we end the day.
Day 2 we'll travel to Truth or Consequences to welcome on board our coach a guide who will take us around Spaceport America which is the first purpose-built commercial spaceport. This facility was designed to make space travel as accessible to all as air travel is today. This place is where we will have a hands- on, fun experience inside a real commercial space launch facility. We are back in Las Cruces for another enjoyable dinner this evening.
Day 3 we'll travel to White Sands National Monument. Great waves of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert creating a spot like no place else on earth! Then we'll travel to the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort Casino for a two night stay. Situated high in the picturesque mountains of Mescalero, New Mexico we are quite certain you will enjoy it here!
Day 4 is full of adventure as we make our way to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Upon arrival we'll board an elevator and descend to the cave's floor to discover its magnificent geology and history. Located in the Guadalupe Mountains the underground worlds preserved under the desert above are awesome. After a picnic lunch we'll travel to Roswell for a visit to the UFO Museum. Of course! We'll hear about "the incident" that put this town on the map.
Day 5 we travel back to Southern Arizona with many great memories of this part of Southern New Mexico! Join us!
$1,155.00 per person double
$1412.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 4 nights lodging, 11 meals (4 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 2 dinners), all admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills Tour
May 23 to 29, 2016
This wonderful 7 day and 6 night trip finds us flying to Denver, Colorado and transferring to the Drury Inn for a good night's rest. We'll enjoy a get-acquainted dinner tonight before settling in.
Day two finds us traveling to Rapid City, South Dakota where we check into the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn for a 4 night stay.
Day 3 we journey to Badlands National Park where millions of years of wind, water and erosion have left behind chiseled spires, deep canyons and jagged buttes. Wall Drug Store is also on our agenda. This places started during the depression years offering free ice water to thirsty travelers. Today it is known as a 76,000 square foot of roadside attraction. You haven't lived until your visited Wall Drug Store! The afternoon finds us exploring "The Journey" which interprets the story of the Western Great Plains from the perspective of the Lakota people and the pioneers.
Day 4 we take in the Borglum Historical Center to hear about the creation of Mt Rushmore before we view the 60 foot tall granite faces of the four presidents. A visit to Crazy Horse Memorial designed to honor the culture, tradition and living heritage of the North American Indians.
This morning, day 5, we'll travel to the Black Hills Mining Museum located in the mile high city of Lead. Discover the rich mining history of the region. In Deadwood, a local guide will take us on a narrated driving tour of this city full of Victorian charm. We'll also visit "Tatanka" featuring larger than life bronze sculptures depicting bison pursued by Native American horseback riders. Enjoy a group dinner this evening.
Day 6 we travel to Custer State Park and the Black Hills where we board a jeep to visit some of the free-roaming buffalo. A delicious lunch at the historic State Game Lodge will be enjoyed before we head to Cheyenne for an overnight at the Little America Hotel.
Day 7 finds us heading back to Denver International Airport for our flight back to Southern Arizona. Come along and explore this special part of the country with us!
$2,387.00 per person/double
$2,788.00 per person/single
($200.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip air transportation via Southwest Airlines, 6 nights lodging, 11 meals (6 breakfast, 1 lunches, 4 dinners), all transfers and coach transportation, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
TWO NATION TOUR:
featuring two nights in Seattle,
June 18 to 24, 2016
Experience three of the most popular cities in the Northwest on this 7 day and 6 night tour! Seattle, surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Puget Sound, the Olympic Peninsula and Cascade Mountain Range, is as beautiful as it is active and lively. Victoria is Old World with freshly baked cakes, harbor lights and warm friendly folks - not to mention the stately Fairmont Empress Hotel. Vancouver has it all! A combination of totem poles, ocean views and special vibrancy. All of this and more make this city a wonderful combination of natural wonder and a cosmopolitan wonderland!
We begin Day 1 with a flight from Tucson to Seattle. Upon arrival we'll transfer to our hotel for a two night stay - Hotel Andra. After a welcome dinner we'll settle in for a good night's rest.
Day 2 we join up with a local city tour guide who will show us the many sights and sounds of The Emerald City. We'll make sure you get a good look at Seattle from the comfort of our coach. After a delightful lunch we'll visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass. This amazing exhibition of craft glass is a must see before taking in the breathtaking view of this great American city from the Space Needle.
Day 3 we'll enjoy a visit to the charming community of La Conner before we travel to Anacortes and board a ferry that takes us to Victoria's Inner Harbour located on Vancouver Island. Upon arrival we'll transfer to the Coast Victoria Harbourside for a two night stay. Enjoy a delightful group dinner.
Day 4 we'll treat ourselves to a horse-drawn carriage tour which will meander along the streets of this very beautiful city filled with interesting history and architecture. It is just wonderful to be outdoors in Victoria! No visit to the area would be complete without afternoon tea at the majestic Empress Hotel. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the historic waterfront on your own.
Day 5 we'll travel to world famous Butchart Gardens. This is one of the world's premier show gardens and is lovely to behold. We board an afternoon ferry and cruise the Strait of Georgia and our destination is Vancouver. We'll check into the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel for a two night stay. Gather together for dinner before settling in for the night.
Day 6 finds us welcoming a local step-on guide on board our coach for a city tour of Vancouver - the largest city in Western Canada. Our guide will show us the vibrant downtown, waterfront landmarks, Stanley Park as well as Chinatown and Gastown. We'll also get our hearts pumping faster by visiting the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park! Tonight we enjoy a delicious farewell dinner.
Day 7 we transfer to the Seattle airport and bid farewell to these Pacific Northwest cities and ready to take on the rest of the Summer in the desert!
$3,956.00 per person double
$4,740.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip air (Tucson/Seattle), all transfers and motorcoach transportation, 6 nights lodging, 12 meals, afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling (excludes air bag fee), bus refreshments, driver tips and pick-up/livery service
Early Booking Discount: Book and deposit on this tour by February 13, 2016 and we will extend a $200.00 per person early booking discount.
Passport Info: You must have a valid US Passport for this trip and your Passport must be valid at least 6 months after exiting Canada.
4th of July San Diego Style
July 1 to 5, 2016
Our annual trips celebrating the July 4th holiday are always popular and this trip to sunny, cool San Diego is sure to be a blast! We motorcoach to San Diego and upon arrival we check into the new Hilton Garden Inn for a four night stay.
Day 2 of the tour finds us traveling to
La Jolla for a visit to the Birch Aquarium. Here we'll explore where wonders of the ocean come alive! A stop for lunch at Anthony's Fish Grotto is followed by a visit to the USS Midway. The Midway provides a look back at the history of America’s longest serving
Aircraft Carrier. Enjoy a self-guided tour that provides access to the mess deck, berthing spaces, hangar deck, flight deck and island superstructure.
Day 3 we'll take a ride to Cabrillo
National Monument. In 1542 Juan Cabrillo stepped out of his boat and into history as he is believed to be the first European to set foot on the West coast of the US. Then we'll make our way to the Hotel Del Coronado where we will enjoy their sumptuous Sunday Brunch! Take time to explore this 1888 hotel and its Queen Anne Revival style architecture. Afternoon finds us attending “American Rhythm” at the Lamb’s Players Theatre. This matinee show is filled with a cast of massively talented actors, singers, dancers - and one amazing band. They will take us on an exhilarating journey through the last 100 years of great American music!
Our fourth day we rise early and travel to Orange Avenue on Coronado Island for their 78th annual Independence Day Parade! If you are looking for flag wavers and patriots, this is the place! The parade has over 150 entries with high stepping bands, colorful floats and special groups. This evening we will enjoy the San Diego Symphony's Star Spangled Pops! It will be a patriotic extravaganza with all-American hits from Main Street to Broadway - complete with John Phillip Souza marches, a tribute to the military and a spectacular fireworks display to light up the night sky! Relax in your reserved seats at the Embarcadero Marina Park and enjoy the sweet summer breeze off the harbor.
Our final day we head back to Southern
Arizona. This great tour offers patriotic events all wrapped in average 76 degree temps!
Join us, won’t you?
$1,688.00 per person double
$2,211.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)
Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 4 nights lodging, 7 meals, all admissions as described above, reserved seating for American Rhythm and the Star Spangled Pops concert, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.
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!
$4,228.00 per person double
$4,958.00 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.
Early Booking Discount: Book and deposit on this tour by April 11, 2016 and we will extend a $200.00 per person early booking discount.
All information subject to change