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Itinerary

Day 1 | February 27 | Marshall, MN to Kearney, NE

Today is a travel day as you begin our journey to Arizona. Arriving in Kearney for the evening, enjoy dinner at the Classic Car Collection Museum, which illustrates the evolution of the automobile and features over 200 restored vehicles. La Quinta Inn & Suites * Dinner Included

Day 2 | February 28 | Kearney, NE to Colorado Springs, CO

Arriving in Colorado Springs this afternoon, you will travel through one billion years in less than 15 minutes in the stunning Geo-Trekker Theater at the Garden of the Gods Museum. Following the theater presentation, a step-on guide will join you on the motor coach and provide insight as you travel through the Garden of the Gods Park. Drury Inn & Suites * Breakfast Included

Day 3 | February 29 | Colorado Springs, CO to Albuquerque, NM

What better way to begin the day than at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. Your visit here includes a gondola ride which glides 2,200 feet across the Gorge, and 1,200 feet high above the Arkansas River! You will also have time to watch the thrill seekers zip line across the Gorge, find a souvenir in the shops, or savor a treat from Cafe 1230. This evening brings you to beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico. Drury Inn & Suites * Breakfast Included

Day 4 | March 1 | Albuquerque, NM to Holbrook, AZ

Before departing Albuquerque, there will be a guided trolley tour of Albuquerque. You’ll explore the most historic and popular areas such as Old Town, Nob Hill, and more. Following the trolley tour, you will have free time to explore the city further on your own and dine at any number of favorite restaurants in Albuquerque. This afternoon you’ll enter the Petrified Forest National Park, where dinosaurs once roamed over 225 million years ago. The landscape, filled with fossils, buttes, ancient petroglyphs, wildlife, flowers, and more, is stunning. The Park also provides entry into the Painted Desert featuring rocks in every hue from deep lavenders and rich grays to reds, oranges, and pinks. It’s almost like being transported into a painting! Days Inn * Breakfast Included

Day 5 | March 2 | Holbrook, AZ to Williams, AZ

Today features both the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and the Grand Canyon! Starting at the Sunset Crater Visitor Center, you’ll learn about the volcanic eruption that created the cinder cone known as Sunset Crater. From here you will walk the Lava Flow Trail and explore the Bonito Lava Flower and numerous volcanic features at the base of Sunset Crater Volcano. Everyone will gather at the Cameron Trading Post for lunch and shopping. You’ll spend the afternoon at the Grand Canyon National Park, where you can experience the stunning Canyon with its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history. Numerous stops will be made for photo opportunities throughout the park, exploring the Canyon View Information Plaza, hiking trails, and taking shuttles into areas that only the park rangers can help you explore! Dinner tonight will be at Cruisers Cafe 66 Bar & Grill on historic Route 66! La Quinta Inn & Suites * Breakfast Included

Day 6 | March 3 | Williams, AZ to Phoenix, AZ

After free time this morning, you’ll explore the Sedona area further with a Pink Jeep Tour. Your brilliant pink jeep will explore rugged roads including a trail from the pioneers, all while learning about the geography, plants, and animals of the Southwest. Later, while visiting Montezuma Well, you will be surrounded by the legacy of the Sinagua. From cliff dwellings perched along the rim to significant pueblo ruins and an ancient pit house, it is a testament to the ingenuity of these people. Continuing to Montezuma Castle National Monument, visit the ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings nestled into a towering limestone cliff, telling the story of ultimate survival in an unforgiving desert landscape. Drury Inn & Suites* Breakfast Included

Day 7 | March 4 | Phoenix, AZ

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Phoenix where you’ll learn about the surrounding area. Your tour will include sites such as the Arizona Capital Museum, Camelback Mountain, Paradise Valley, Old Scottsdale, and The Heard Museum. This evening you’ll be thoroughly entertained and delighted at the Barleen’s Arizona Opry Dinner Theatre. The Barleen’s cast provides non-stop fun with their vast array of instruments, music, and comedy. Drury Inn & Suites * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 8 | March 5 | Phoenix, AZ

This morning take time to explore and dine in Tortilla Flat, a small, unique community that was the last surviving stagecoach stop along the Apache Trail. This afternoon cruise Canyon Lake aboard The Dolly Steamboat. During your six-mile journey take in the gorgeous lake landscapes filled with wildlife and the stately Saguaro cacti. Before returning to the hotel, you’ll stop at Orange Patch to purchase locally grown citrus fruits, dates, and nuts. Drury Inn & Suites * Breakfast Included

Day 9 | March 6 | Phoenix, AZ

Today is a free day to explore on your own or to sit back and relax in the Arizona sun. Drury Inn & Suites * Breakfast Included

Day 10 | March 7 | Phoenix, AZ to Marshall, MNOptional Tour Extension to California

A flight home concludes your tour to Arizona. For those wishing to extend your vacation, you can board our motor coach and continue on to Las Vegas where you will begin the California Sunshine tour. Breakfast Included

 

Mode of Travel

Pricing Per Person Cash Or Check

  • $2,470 – Dble
  • $2,185 – Triple
  • $2,045 – Quad
  • $3,350 – Single

Pricing Per Person Credit Card

  • $2,545 – Dble
  • $2,250 – Triple
  • $2,105 – Quad
  • $3,450 – Single

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Itinerary, Pricing and Availability are subject to change without notice. Tours are subject to energy surcharges and other factors beyond our control.

Departure Date

02/27/2020

Return Date

03/07/2020

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Tour Highlights

  • Classic Car Collection Museum
  • Guided Tour of Garden of the Gods
  • Royal Gorge Bridge & Park with Gondola Ride Guided Trolley Tour of Albuquerque
  • Petrified Forest National Park
  • Painted Desert
  • Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Pink Jeep Scenic Rim Tour
  • Montezuma Well & Montezuma Castle National Monument Guided Tour of Phoenix with Heard Museum Barleen’s Arizona Opry Dinner Theater
  • Tortilla Flat
  • The Dolly Steamboat Cruise
  • Orange Patch
  • 9 Breakfasts / 2 Dinners
Hosted by Southwest Tour and Travel Tour Director (Activity Level: Moderate) Guests should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing, or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening.