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Itinerary

Day 1 February 22, 2022 |  Kearney, NE

Today will be a travel day as you begin your journey to Arizona.

Day 2 February 23, 2022 | Kearney, NE to Colorado Springs, CO

Today take a guided tour of 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.

Day 3 February 24, 2022 | Colorado Springs, CO to Albuquerque, NM

Arriving in Albuquerque this afternoon, take the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, which stretches from the northeast edge of Albuquerque to the Crestline of the Sandia Mountains and has the world’s third-longest single span!

Day 4 February 25, 2022 | Albuquerque, NM to 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. At the Painted Desert Visitor Center, 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.

Day 5 February 26, 2022 |   Holbrook, AZ to Williams, AZ

Your first full day in Arizona starts with a visit to the Sunset Crater National Monument and Visitor Center. Learn about the volcanic eruption 900 years ago that forever changed the landscape. Walk down the Lava Flow Crater Loop to the base of Sunset Crater Volcano. At the Cameron Trading Post, enjoy lunch and some free time for shopping. Afterward, visit the magnificent Grand Canyon, with stops at various locations such as Desert View Watchtower for pictures and viewing. You’ll also stop at the Canyon View Information Plaza, where there is time is to enjoy the Visitor Center or walk the Rim Trail.

Day 6 February 27, 2022 |   Williams, AZ to Tempe, AZ

Today begins with everyone’s favorite, the Pink Jeep Tours! Experience a true four-wheel-drive adventure on and over Sedona red rocks as your guide shares Native American History and information on geology, flora, and fauna. At 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. At the Montezuma Well, the legacy of the Sinagua culture surrounds you. The variety of the archeological sites here is a testament to the ingenuity of these people.

Day 7 February 28, 2022 |   Tempe, AZ

Today enjoy a Guided Tour of the Phoenix area, including sites such as the Arizona Capitol Museum, Camelback Mountain, a drive through Paradise Valley, lunch and shopping in Old Scottsdale, and more.

Day 8 March 1, 2022 |   Tempe, AZ

The day is yours to enjoy as you wish.

Day 9 March 2, 2022 |   Tempe, AZ

The morning is yours to fill with your personal interests or simply relax at the hotel. This afternoon you’ll visit the Desert Botanical Garden, home to one of the world’s most spectacular living collections of desert plants. This evening includes Barleen’s Arizona Opry Dinner Theatre. Be entertained by the musicians versatility, hilarious comedians, and top-notch variety entertainers that team up to delight you while enjoying a delicious meal just like Grandma used to make!

Day 10 March 3, 2022 |   Tempe, AZ

Begin your day at Agritopia Barnone, a unique craftsman community, and Joe’s Farm Grill for free time to shop and enjoy lunch on your own. Joe’s Farm Grill was featured on Food Networks Diner, Drive-Ins & Dives. You’ll be sure to find something delicious to eat. After lunch, enjoy a scenic nature cruise on Canyon Lake aboard the Dolly Steamboat. The one-and-a-half-hour cruise offers opportunities to see local wildlife from the decks of the Dolly and prove there is more to Arizona than dessert! Following the cruise, there is free time in Tortilla Flat before returning to the hotel.

Day 11 March 4, 2022 |   Tempe, AZ to Gallup, NM

In Mesa this morning, there is a guided tour of the Arizona Museum of Natural History, dedicated to inspire wonder, respect, and understand the natural and cultural history of the Southwest.

Day 12 March 5, 2022 |   Gallup, NM to Trinidad, CO

Today is a travel day as you continue your journey homeward. Enjoy free time at Santa Fe Plaza, a National Historic Landmark in downtown Santa Fe.

Day 13 March 6, 2022 |   Trinidad, CO to North Platte, NE

Watch the landscape change as your journey northward continues today.

Day 14 March 7, 2022 |   North Platte, NE to Marshall, MN

Your Arizona Sunshine tour concludes today.

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Featured Highlights

  • Garden of the Gods
  • Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway
  • Petrified Forest National Park
  • Painted Desert Visitor Center
  • Rainbow Forest Trail & Museum
  • Sunset Crater National Monument
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Pink Jeep Tours
  • Scenic Rim Tour
  • Montezuma Well
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument
  • Phoenix Area Guided Tour
  • Desert Botanical Garden
  • Barleen’s Arizona Opry Dinner Theatre
  • Dolly Steamboat Scenic Nature Cruise
  • Arizona Museum of Natural History

13 Breakfasts / 1 Dinner

Pricing Per Person Cash Or Check

Price Per Person

  • Dble-  $ 2,695
  • Triple- $ 2,320
  • Quad- $ 2,135
  • Single-$ 3,835

Tour Price Includes:
Roundtrip Transportation From Designated Departure Points, and Package Features as Noted

Book & Pay in Full by November 24, 2021 and save 3% on Net Sale – Booking after this time available without the Early savings Discount

 

Pricing Per Person Credit Card

Price Per Person

  • Dble-  $ 2,805
  • Triple-  $ 2,415
  • Quad-  $ 2,215
  • Single- $ 3,985

Tour Price Includes:
Roundtrip Transportation From Designated Departure Points and Package Features as Noted

Book & Pay in Full by November 24, 2021 and save 3% on Net Sale – Booking after this time available without the Early savings Discount

 

 

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

Book & Pay in Full by November 24, 2021 and save 3% on Net Sale – Booking after this time available without the Early savings Discount

Departure Date

02/22/22

Return Date

03/07/22

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.

 

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