Arizona Desert Escape

Featuring a Five Night Resort Stay in Tucson - Limited Group Sizes

NO RISK DEPOSIT - DEPOSIT BY 12/31/20 RISK FREE UNTIL FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE!

Package includes:
  • 5 Nights 1st Class Resort Hotel 
  • Hotel Transfers if tour operator air is purchased
  • Baggage Handling
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • 5 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners
  • Sightseeing per Itinerary

 

Accommodations:
  • 5 Nights Hilton El Conquistador Resort or Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, AZ
Itinerary:

DAY 1: ARRIVE PHOENIX ARIZONA
Meet your Tour Director upon arrival. Transfer to Tucson and check  into your resort for a five-night stay. The afternoon is at your leisure to settle into and explore the resort. Tonight’s Welcome Dinner is included at the resort. (D) Overnight: Tucson

DAY 2: TUCSON SIGHTSEEING - MISSION SAN XAVIER DEL BAC - PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
This morning enjoy a Tucson area city tour. Tour Barrio Historico, the finest collection of adobe homes in the Southwest! Wander through other historic areas of downtown such as Snob Hollow. See the Historic University of Arizona Campus and University District. Free time for lunch and shopping at the Old Town Artisans Tucson district. Located on the site of El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson, the fort built by the Spanish in 1775, the 150-year-old adobe building has six distinctive shops & galleries featuring fine arts & crafts from local and regional artists. Next visit the Pima Air & Space Museum. The museum can be explored as a self-guided tour of the numerous hangars and exhibits. Experienced docents are on hand to answer any questions. There is a one hour
narrated tram tour covering the 80 acres with more than 150 airplanes. Later discover the origins of Tucson with
a tour to the historic Mission San Xavier del Bac, a National Historic Landmark. San Xavier del Bac Mission is also known as “The White Dove of The Desert” and was founded as a Catholic mission in 1692. The oldest intact European structure in Arizona, the church’s interior is filled with marvelous original statuary and mural paintings allowing you to step back in time. Return to the resort for an evening on your own. (B) Overnight: Tucson

DAY 3: TUCSON - BISBEE - TOMBSTONE
Today we take a trip back to the Old West as we head this morning to historical Bisbee. Whimsical, colorful and perhaps a little haunted, Bisbee is anything but an ordinary destination. Following the discovery of gold, lead, zinc and copper in the nearby Mule Mountains, Bisbee grew to a population of 20,000 residents and the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco in the early 1900’s and voted as the “Best Historic Small Town in America”.
Upon arrival we will don hardhats and slickers and experience the “Queen Mine tour” 1500 feet below ground. Following the tour you will have time to explore the colorful and well preserved architecture, winding streets and
alleys and enjoy lunch on your own at one of the many local restaurants. Next travel to Tombstone, in its early days Tombstone was a rough and tumble silver-mining town made famous by the O.K. Corral gunfight. Today,
you can walk where Wyatt Earp walked, see where the infamous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place, visit American Old West historical places such as the Tombstone Courthouse, Bird Cage Theatre, and more. ‘Mosey’ in to one of the many Old West-style saloons & restaurants for lunch. We will also stop at the historic Boothill Cemetery, just outside of Tombstone, before traveling back
to Tucson. (B,D) Overnight: Tucson

DAY 4: TUCSON & LOEWS VENTANA CANYON RESORT AS YOU WISH 
Today is your day to relax at the pool or enjoy all this fabulous resort has to offer. Enjoy the serenity of this desert oasis and the outdoors, explore miles of hiking trails, play a round of golf or perhaps make a reservation in the spa. For those that want to explore, an optional tour is available to Kartchner Caverns State Park. The evening is at leisure to enjoy dinner on your own at the resort. (B) Overnight: Tucson

DAY 5: TUCSON - SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK - SONORAN DESERT MUSEUM - OLD TUCSON STUDIOS
After breakfast depart for Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, where you will have free time to explore the over 90 acres the museum has to offer. This unique museum offers exhibits, vignettes, and collections illustrating the beauty & diversity of the native environment. With 85% of the museum being outdoors, you will get to experience over 1,400 native plant and animal species, naturally. Following the museum, we will head over to Old Tucson,
one of Arizona’s top Wild West attractions where the Spirit of the Old West Comes Alive! Old Tucson is the perfect location to take a step back in time. Modeled after an Old West town, this living history site is full of Western experiences, from gun fights & saloon musicals to history & film tours. Walk the same streets made famous by movie legends such as John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Elizabeth Taylor and more in more than 400 films and productions. Lunch will be on your own in Old Tucson. Later this afternoon we will visit Saguaro National Park. The iconic and giant saguaro is the universal symbol of the American west. These majestic plants, found only in a small portion of the United States, are protected by Saguaro National Park, to the east and west of
the modern city of Tucson. We will stop at the visitor center and head into the west end of the park to view large stands of saguaro cacti. A Farewell Dinner tonight is included this evening with new found friends.
(B,D) Overnight: Tucson

DAY 6: TUCSON - PHOENIX - FLIGHT HOME
Following breakfast, depart the resort for the airport and your flight home with memories of Tucson and your Arizona Desert Escape adventure. (B)
* Tucson airport will be used on select departures

TRIP #2112

Dates: Mar 14 - 19, 2021

Cost: $2049

Deposit: $300

Balance due: 12/18/20

Discount offered: $200pp if Air is purchased & balance is paid by check, deposit can be charged or check.                                                $100pp Land only.

Optional Insurance: +$285

Single Supplement: +$925

Air Cost: + $750 Includes Transfers

Unsold Space Release Date: 9/14/20

Tour Operator Activity Level: 2                                  1=Easy    4=Active