Grand Canyon, Arizona

Old Tucson Studios Gunfighters

London Bridge, Arizona

Tombstone, Arizona

Lake Powell, Arizona

Las Vegas, Nevada

The strip, Las Vegas, Nevada

Nagel Coach at the Old State Capital Building. Photo credit: Eric Longbottom

Rita's tour group at the Grand Canyon

Arizona Desert and Canyons

DEPARTURE: Edmonton 7am | Red Deer 9am | Calgary 12pm | Fort Macleod 2pm | Lethbridge 2:30pm

This tour features America’s most colourful and spectacular canyon scenery as you journey through Arizona and Utah. ARIZONA, famous for its healthful climate, is a colourful land of deep canyons, vast deserts and rugged mountains. UTAH highlights include Zion and Bryce Canyons – both designated as National Parks.
Enjoy the popular resort centres of Phoenix and Tucson with time to explore and relax. Marvel at the magnificent Grand Canyon, re-live the days of old in a reconstructed cowboy town and enjoy the excitement of Las Vegas. Sightseeing includes London Bridge, Sonora Desert Museum, Oak Creek Canyon, Tombstone, Lake Powell and more!

  •  Preferred Date
  • 16 days |  Feb 18th, 2018
  • USA West
  • Motorcoach
  • Passport Required
1

Edmonton to Calgary to Great Falls

Sunday. Your Arizona Holiday begins as you are welcomed aboard your deluxe coach in Edmonton. Travel south via Red Deer to Calgary, meeting additional travelling companions enroute. Stop at the duty free store before entering the USA and arrive in Great Falls, Montana for overnight. Enjoy an informal WELCOME RECEPTION upon arrival.

2

Great Falls to Jackpot

Monday. Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you travel through the rugged mountains of Montana and the high plains of Idaho. Cross the Snake River Canyon at Twin Falls, enter the state of Nevada and end your day in Jackpot. You may want to enjoy Nevada-style gambling.

3

Jackpot to Vegas

(2 nights) Tuesday. Travel across the NEVADA GREAT BASIN to Las Vegas where glitter and glamour are passwords and neon lights flash day and night. Enjoy a DRIVING TOUR of the strip on the way to your hotel. Tonight enjoy the one-of-a-kind FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE at your doorstep! Your hotel, the Golden Nugget, is located on Fremont Street in the midst of the action. Watch the Light and Sound Shows – displays of super-sized animation and high-resolution special effects on a canopy 90 feet overhead. There are kiosks, shops and an overhead zip-line on this “pedestrian-only” street for your added enjoyment.

4

Las Vegas

Wednesday. A FREE DAY to do as you please – perhaps a day trip to Red Rock Canyon or Grand Canyon, a helicopter ride over the famous strip, visit to the nearby Premier Outlet Mall, the Mob Museum or the Neon Sign Museum Boneyard. Transportation options near your hotel are taxis, Las Vegas Deuce Bus or the hop on and hop off Big Bus.

5

Las Vegas to Lake Havasu City

Thursday. Leave the bright lights of Las Vegas behind and travel to the resort town of Lake Havasu City. View the famous
LONDON BRIDGE, rebuilt stone by stone on the banks of a man-made lake in the Arizona Desert. Time is allowed to visit shops housed in the Tudor-style buildings of the English Village located at the base of the bridge.

6

Lake Havasu City to Tucson

(3 nights) Friday. Enroute visit the beautiful MISSION SAN XAVIER DEL BAC, founded in 1700 by Spanish missionaries and affectionately called the “White Dove of the Desert”. Continue to Tucson, Arizona’s second largest city for a three-night stay.

7

Tucson

Saturday. A GUIDED TOUR of this very historical city is a great way to start an exciting day. The fun continues with a visit to OLD TUCSON STUDIOS, the setting for many western movies and TV shows. Then enjoy the world-famous ARIZONA SONORA DESERT MUSEUM, a unique zoo and museum featuring the plants and animals native to the Sonora Desert.

8

Tucson

Sunday. Today tour the “Old West”. First stop is BISBEE where you will see turn-of-the-century Victorian structures full of old-west history and copper mining lore. Then on to TOMBSTONE, one of the West’s most remarkable collections of frontier mining-town buildings where we take in a GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL. Visit the first cemetery to be called “BOOT HILL”. Return to Tucson for your last night.

9

Tucson to Phoenix Area

(2 nights) Monday. This morning a short drive brings us to Phoenix, a desert paradise nestled beneath a mountain playground.
Upon arrival make an interesting stop at the ORANGE PATCH. Then it’s off to lunch prior to departing on a GUIDED TOUR of the “Valley of the Sun” to acquaint you with the many attractions the area has to offer. The name accurately reflects the fact that the sun shines 300 days of the year. Your tour will include the Old Scottsdale area. Late afternoon arrive at your hotel for a two-night stay.

10

Phoenix Area

Tuesday. Enjoy FREE TIME to take advantage of the amenities of your hotel, enjoy a game of golf, the most popular game in
Arizona or browse in some of the unique area shops. This evening join us for BARLEEN’S ARIZONA OPRY DINNER AND SHOW in Apache Junction.

11

Phoenix to Grand Canyon

Wednesday. Travel to the magnificent Grand Canyon National Park for overnight. Highlights enroute include a visit to the ruins of MONTEZUMA CASTLE NATIONAL MONUMENT, the artists’ village of SEDONA and a glorious drive through OAK CREEK CANYON, with its shaded banks of Sycamore and Cottonwood trees. A thrilling visit to the IMAX THEATRE to view the award-winning show ”The Grand Canyon” is a perfect ending to your day.

12

Grand Canyon to Page

Thursday. You will be awestruck as you travel along the south rim of the world’s greatest natural wonder – neither pictures nor
words can fully describe the GRAND CANYON! Then it’s on through the Painted Desert to LAKE POWELL, one of the world’s largest man-made lakes. Arrive in Page and continue a short distance into GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA for overnight.

13

Page to Bryce Canyon

Friday. Start your day with an interesting stop at GLEN CANYON DAM before you head to Utah. Visit ZION NATIONAL PARK where massive stone formations resemble temples and cathedrals and the canyon walls are ablaze with everchanging  colours. Continue to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, with its picturesque giant natural amphitheaters, for overnight

14

Bryce Canyon to Ogden

Saturday. Continue through the state of Utah. Enjoy a picture stop at TEMPLE SQUARE in Salt Lake City before arriving in Ogden for overnight.

15

Ogden to Great Falls

Sunday. Travel north through Idaho to the state of Montana and arrive in Great Falls for your last evening. Join your travelling
companions for a HOSTED FAREWELL DINNER.

16

Great Falls to Calgary to Edmonton

Monday. Stop at the duty free store and then re-enter Canada. Return home with fond memories of your sunny southwestern holiday.

Included in Your Holiday

  • First class transportation on an air-conditioned, washroom-equipped motorcoach
  • Quality accommodations and taxes
  • Services of an experienced Tour Director and Driver
  • Baggage handling, one average piece per person
  • Travel Bag
  • Traveller’s Handbook
  • Admission to attractions and sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary
  • Welcome Reception
  • Nevada Great Basin
  • Las Vegas Strip Driving Tour
  • Fremont Street Experience
  • Free Day in Las Vegas
  • London Bridge
  • Mission San Xavier Del Bac
  • Guided Tour of Tucson
  • Old Tucson Studios
  • Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
  • Bisbee
  • Tombstone
  • Gunfight at O.K. Corral
  • Boothill Cemetery
  • Orange Patch
  • Guided Tour of Phoenix area
  • Free Time in Phoenix area
  • Barleen’s Arizona Opry Dinner and Show
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument
  • Sedona
  • Oak Creek Canyon •Imax Theatre
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Lake Powell
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Tour of Glen Canyon Dam
  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Temple Square
  • Meals Include: 7 Continental Breakfasts, Barleen’s Dinner and Show and Farewell Dinner.

Pricing

Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars | Prices subject to change | No GST on this tour

Quad

$2,269.00

GST: N/A

Triple

$2,439.00

GST: N/A

Twin

$2,739.00

GST: N/A

Single

$3,779.00

GST: N/A

Early Booking Discount

twin sharing per person.

$55.00

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