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Day 1 | March 9 | North Platte, NE

Today will be a travel day. Evening Accommodations at Fairfield Inn & Suites * Lunch Included

Day 2 | March 10 | Colorado Springs, CO

Following lunch today, explore at your leisure the Garden of the Gods. As a registered National Natural Landmark, you will see 300 feet towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak. Tour the Visitor and Nature Center and be sure to see the view from the terrace, one of the most photographed views in Colorado. Evening Accommodations at Drury Inn & Suites Colorado Springs * Breakfast and Lunch Included

Day 3 | March 11 | Albuquerque, NM

This afternoon arriving in Albuquerque, take the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway which stretches from the northeast edge of Albuquerque to the crestline of the Sandia Mountains. This is the world’s third longest single span! Evening Accommodations at Drury Inn & Suites * Breakfast Included

Day 4 | March 12 | Holbrook, AZ

Your morning begins with a drive through the Petrified Forest National Park, one of the world’s largest and most vibrantly colored assemblies of petrified wood, historic structures and archaeological sites. Lunch will be at the Painted Desert Diner adjacent to the Painted Desert Visitor Center where you’ll experience hands-on exhibits to get in touch with the natural landscape. Your last activity of the day is the Rainbow Forest Trail and Museum. Evening Accommodations at Lexington Inn * Breakfast Included

Day 5 | March 13 | Williams, AZ

On your first full day in Arizona, you start with a visit to the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Visitor Center where you learn about the volcanic eruption 900 years ago that forever changed the landscape. Enjoy a walk down the Lava Flow Crater Loop down to the base of Sunset Crater Volcano. The walkway is paved for ease in walking. After a brief visit to the Cameron Trading Post for some shopping and refreshments, you head to the Grand Canyon. Starting out with lunch at Delaware North, you move to the Canyon View Information Plaza where you have ample time to enjoy the Rim Trail. Evening Accommodations at La Quinta Inn & Suites * Breakfast Included

Day 6 | March 14 | Cottonwood, AZ

After a brief drive to Sedona, enjoy the morning for shopping and exploring on your own in downtown. Lunch is at the train depot, followed by a first-class trip aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad. This fully-restored vintage train provides a four-hour, 20-mile canyon excursion reminiscent of a time when train travel was luxurious and leisurely. Evening Accommodations at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel * Breakfast Included

Day 7 | March 15 | Phoenix, AZ

Moving on to Phoenix today, a stop will be made at the Montezuma Castle National Monument. Gaze through the windows of the past into one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. See first hand the ingenuity it took to survive in this unforgiving desert. Arriving mid-day in Phoenix, you will have the remainder of the day to rest, relax, or do some exploring on your own. Evening Accommodations at Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Chandler Fashion Center * Breakfast Included

Day 8 | March 16 | Phoenix, AZ

The day starts with a guided tour of the Phoenix area. The tour will feature the Arizona Capitol Museum, Camelback Mountain, and a drive through Paradise Valley. There will be lunch and shopping at Old Scottsdale. The afternoon and evening will be yours to enjoy on your own. Evening Accommodations at Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Chandler Fashion Center * Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 9 | March 17 | Phoenix, AZ

It’s another leisurely day for you to fill as you wish. Late afternoon everyone joins together for a drive to Apache Junction for the Barleen’s Arizona Opry Dinner Theatre and Country Jubilee. The food, coupled with a great evening of performances, will surely please one and all. Evening Accommodations at Drury Inn & Suites Chandler Fashion Center * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 10 | March 18 | Phoenix, AZ

This is your day to sit by the outdoor pool and soak up the sun, browse some of the area specialty shops, golf or take an optional tour of our choice. Evening Accommodations at Homewood Suites Phoenix North Happy Valley * Breakfast and Dinner Included

Day 11 | March 19 | Gallup, NM

After a leisurely breakfast you are on your way to Mesa, where you will board the Desert Belle for a boat cruise on Saguaro Lake. Relax in air-conditioned comfort while you enjoy a 90-minute narrated tour featuring towering canyon walls, dramatic desert vistas and exotic Arizona wildlife. The cruise will allow you a very unique and comfortable way to enjoy the beauty Arizona has to offer. You will continue on to Gallup, New Mexico, your final destination for the day. Evening Accommodations at Hampton Inn & Suites * Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 12 | March 20 | Trinidad, CO

Today will be a travel day with an extended break at the Santa Fe Plaza for lunch and shopping. Evening Accommodations at La Quinta Inn & Suites * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 13 | March 21 | North Platte, NE

You will have another day of travel today. Evening Accommodations at Fairfield Inn & Suites * Breakfast Included

Day 14 | March 22 | Home

Before the tour is concluded, there will be a self-guided audio tour of the Great Platte River Road Archway in Nebraska. The Archway is both a museum and monument to Nebraska and the Platte River Valley’s role in westward expansion. Breakfast Included

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Tour Highlights

  • Garden of the Gods
  • Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway
  • Petrified Forest National Park
  • Rainbow Forest Trail and Museum
  • Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Verde Canyon Railroad
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument
  • Phoenix Area Guided Tour
  • Barleen’s Arizona Opry Dinner Theatre
  • Desert Belle Boat Cruise
  • Great Platte River Road Archway
  • Activity Level – Moderately Active
  • 13 Breakfasts * 4 Lunches * 2 Dinners


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