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Day 1 – Home to Tucson, AZ 

Bring On Tucson – we’re flying non-stop to Arizona today! Beautiful Tucson is our home for the next 7 nights. We’ll stop for an early dinner before we arrive at our hotel. We’ll settle into the Homewood Suites located near the Catalina Foothills, with each suite featuring a separate living room and a fully equipped kitchen. So unpack, relax, and get ready to enjoy the beautiful weather and your home away from home. Tonight we will enjoy a wonderful “Get Together” reception at the hotel, which is a perfect opportunity to get to know our fellow travelers. 

Included Meals: Early Dinner, Get Together Reception 

Hotel: Homewood Suites (7 Nights) 


Day 2 – Tucson 

Enjoy your first Arizona breakfast before we depart for the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum, and botanical garden. You will also be able to enjoy lunch on your own right here at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Then we have a unique stop for you at the Ignite Sign Art Museum, where over 350 neon signs buzz and glow! Next, we make our way to Biosphere 2, an American Earth system science research facility. As the world’s largest earth science experiment, we will learn about earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe. We then return to the hotel for the Manager’s Reception and a free evening on your own. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Manager’s Reception 


Day 3 – Tucson – FREE DAY 

Today is a free day! Maybe you want to meet up with some friends or family that spend their winters here in Arizona. Or, perhaps you’ll choose to lounge in the warm sun with a good book or enjoy a swim in the refreshing pool. 

Included Meals: Breakfast 


Day 4 – Tucson – HALF FREE DAY 

This morning and early afternoon are free to visit family & friends or just relax. This afternoon we will visit the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, a 10-acre National Historic District located in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. We will enjoy the beautiful art work they have to show us. Our early dinner this evening is at Little Anthony’s Diner before we make our way to the Gaslight Theatre for a local entertainment show. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 5 – Tucson 

This morning we depart for historic Rillito Park. Originally opened in 1943 and called Rillito Race Track, the track is considered the birthplace of modern, formalized Quarter Horse racing. Other advancements, including the introduction of the photo finish and the straightaway “chute system,” a standard for Quarter Horse racing today, remain a part of Rillito’s legacy. Before the races begin, we are going to visit The Franklin Auto Museum. Founded by Thomas Hubbard, the museum is a means to continue his collection of classic Franklin automobiles, covering all years of the company’s production. We will return to Rillito Race track and make our way to our seats in the Clubhouse to enjoy a buffet lunch available for us to partake in all afternoon. Then, let the horse races begin!! If you wish, you may choose to place bets on your own. What a fun day we’ve had at Rillito Park! Return to the hotel for the evening and dinner on own. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 


Day 6 – Tucson 

After breakfast, we’ll discover the magical world of miniatures at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. We’ll be seemingly transported to different lands and times through the stories told by over 300 miniature houses and room boxes, expertly displayed in over 10,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art exhibit space. The Museum’s permanent collection boasts antique dollhouses dating to 1742, as well as contemporary fine-scale miniatures and enchanting collectibles. Then we will stop for an included lunch before getting to the Sabino Canyon. We will board the Sabino Canyon Crawler for an enhanced interpretive program that shares details about how Sabino Canyon was formed, what kind of plant and wildlife live in the canyon, seasonal changes that occur in the canyon, plus important historical and cultural information. Afterwards, we’ll return to the hotel for a free evening & dinner on own. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 


Day 7 – Tucson 

This morning is leisure time on your own, so take your time enjoying breakfast as well as our hotel and the surrounding area. After lunch on your own, we will make our way to the world’s largest non-government funded aerospace museum. The Pima Air & Space Museum features a display of nearly 300 aircraft spread out over 80 acres, so we’ll hop on a narrated tram tour to explore the aircraft located outdoors. It has also been the home to the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame since 1991. Then we return to our hotel to freshen up before a farewell dinner is planned at Pinnacle Peak, home of the Cowboy Steak. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 8 – Tucson to Home 

We fly home today, grateful for the new friends we’ve made, places we’ve experienced, and the days we were able to replace the Minnesota cold as Tucson brought it on! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Flyaway Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $3,299
Single: $4,079
Triple: $3,089
Quad: $2,969

Flyaway Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $235
Single: $305

Travel Bucks

$45 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$200 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 60 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed


Tour Pace

Moderate Walking

Price Includes

Roundtrip Airfare from MSP including baggage fees, taxes & surcharges, 12 Meals & 2 Mgr. Reception, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 70°
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Tour Highlights

7 Nights at Homewood Suites in Tucson
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Tucson Botanical Gardens
Franklin Auto Museum
Pima Air & Space Museum
Mini Time Museum of Miniatures
Rillito Park Racetrack
Biosphere 2
Sabino Canyon Crawler
DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun
Gaslight Theatre
Neon Ignite Sign Art Museum
Free Day

Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
Bring On Tucson
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 70°
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