Trips and Tours – January 2015

Featured Tours:

Tucson’s SOLFEST (formerly BransonFest Out West)

February 16-18; price is $395 pp/double, $550 pp/single

Head to Tucson for a celebration of sun, song and dance. Our most popular getaway of the year, BransonFest Out West has a new look and a new location. It will take place at the luxurious four-diamond Casino del Sol in Tucson. It will still include five shows, dance lessons, fitness class, and many other activities. Each evening there will be happy hour and wine tasting out by the pool. Golf and spa are also available (additional cost). You will love the deluxe sleeping rooms and the festive entertainment. Space is limited so early reservations are a must.

Verde Canyon Railroad

January 24; price is $125 pp (coach), $175 pp (first class)

Board the Verde Canyon Railroad for a four hour diesel train journey to places only accessible by rail. See crimson cliffs, eagle nests, white water rapids and abandoned gold mines.

Florence Old West and Wine Country

February 5; price is $79 per person

Florence, AZ is a time steeped in history and wonder. One of the oldest towns in AZ, Florence is both the historical and cultural center of Pinal County. Tour the St. Anthony Greek Monastery founded by six Greek Orthodox Monks in the 1995. Tour the many buildings, churches, vineyards, gardens and orchards. In the afternoon tour McFarland State Park and Museum followed by wine-tasting at the Windmill Winery.

Tubac Arts and Crafts Festival

February 7; price is $75 per person

The Tubac Arts and Crafts Festival showcases the work of hundreds of visiting artists, craft persons and musicians from around the country and Canada.

San Diego Value Tour

February 7-9; price is $399 pp/double, $499 pp/single

With its great weather, miles of sandy beaches and major attractions, San Diego is known worldwide as one of the best visitor destinations. Visit SeaPort Village, Balboa Park, Old Town, the Gaslamp District, Coronado Island, Little Italy and enjoy a whale-watching cruise.

Yuma Agri-Tour

February 7-9; price is $425 pp/double, $575 pp/single

Yuma, AZ is the world’s sunniest destination as well as the nation’s winter vegetable capital. Try a tour that goes from field to feast, which includes gathering vegetables from the fields which is then transformed into a delicious lunch. There will also be time to shop ‘til you drop in Algodones, Mexico, before returning home.

Desert Belle Cruise and Lunch

February 13; price is $99 per person

This relaxing cruise on Saguaro Lake is entertaining as well educational for nature lovers. Saguaro Lake is located within the Tonto National Forest.

Palm Springs Red White and Blue

February 18-20; price is $495 pp/double, $650 pp/single

Enjoy a lighthearted musical tribute to those USO Shows that lifted the spirits of America’s troops, featuring comedian Bill Johnson as Bob Hope, the harmonies of the Company B with a tribute to the Andrews Sisters and big band tunes led by Ken Dahleen and his band staff. Also included are the Air Museum and Sunnyland Estate Botanical Gardens, often called the West Coast Camp David.

Laughlin, Oatman and Lake Havasu

February 23-25; price is $150 pp/double, $195 pp/single

Flirt with Lady Luck in Laughlin for three fun-filled days. You will also visit Oatman and Lake Havasu. Accommodations are at the Golden Nugget and you will receive one meal.

Tucson Rodeo

February 25-26; price is $250 pp/double, $325 pp/single

Experience the Wild West in the Heart of Tucson. Rodeo found its way to Tucson in 1925 and Arizona’s premier Western heritage event was born. Witness the world’s best cowboy athletes compete in bull riding, bareback riding and more. Reserved seats are also included for the Rodeo Parade.

Margaritas and More – Jimmy Buffet Tribute in Las Vegas

March 9-11; price is $375 pp/double, $425 pp/single

This Las Vegas getaway is not about big bands and champagne, but it is about Jimmy Buffet music and a margarita toast. No need to pack tuxedos and evening gowns. Instead, wear comfortable Aloha shirts and parrot hats. This getaway is all about changes in attitude as you dance to the songs you know by heart, laugh with your friends and celebrate music and margaritas.

Grand Canyon Adventure

March 10-12; price is $450 pp/double, $575 pp/single

Grand Canyon National Park, a World Heritage Site, is one of the most spectacular examples of erosion to be found anywhere with massive vistas providing breathtaking views. View the brilliant sunrises and sunsets, scurrying wildlife and a multitude of vegetation. But there is more to do than meets the eye. This tour will also include a ride on the Grand Canyon Railway along with Bearizona Animal Park.

Discover Navajo

March 16-19; price is $695 pp/double, $850 pp/single

Ya’ at’ ‘eeh. Hello. And welcome to the Navajo Nation. This cultural kaleidoscope takes you to Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Experience the culture, traditions and history of the Navajo.

California Coast

March 21-25; price is $999 pp/double, $1350 pp/single

Travel the length of the majestic California Coast from Los Angeles to San Francisco and discover the diversity of the coast from the bustling cosmopolitan cities with an intriguing ethnic mix to quiet coastal retreats. Fly home from San Francisco.

Pacific Coastal Cruise aboard Crown Princess

March 21-28; price is $1159 pp/double (inside), $1339 pp/double (outside) and $1575 pp/double (balcony)

The price includes roundtrip motor coach transportation from Phoenix to LA. You don’t have to sail around the world to escape completely®. Hug the scenic shores of the sun-kissed California coast where inviting beaches, fascinating cities and exciting attractions await. This relaxing seven-day California Coastal cruises offer a truly memorable vacation option with minimal planning for west coast cruisers! Sail along the Pacific Coast and visit the ports of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico.

San Francisco and Wine Country

March 24-28; price is $1395 pp/double, $1695 pp/single

Arrive in the City by the Bay for five days of adventure. San Francisco is California’s Casablanca, a bubbling bouillabaisse of exotic ingredients. Discover the diversity of this bustling cosmopolitan city with an intriguing ethnic mix as well as the quiet, natural vineyards of Napa Valley. Sip and swirl to your heart’s content as you enjoy two winery tours and tastings.