Days 1,2,3,4 – Home to Flagstaff
We become snowbirds as we leave winter behind and begin our journey to the warm Southwest!  We overnight in Kansas City & Oklahoma City, Albuquerque & Flagstaff.  We will visit Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial a “Symbolic Memorial” honoring the victims of this tragedy.  Journey across the pan handle of Texas through Amarillo.  Enjoy dinner at Black Barts in Flagstaff.
Included Meals: 3,  Light Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Hotels: Drury Inn

Day 5 – Flagstaff to Phoenix
This morning after breakfast we depart for Phoenix.  We travel through spectacular Oak Creek Canyon and through the picturesque town of Sedona with its breathtaking red rock formations serving as a backdrop!  We arrive at the Verde Canyon Railroad and view the historical route into Arizona’s other “grand canyon”, it’s an unforgettable experience.  Continue to “The Valley of the Sun,” Phoenix, Arizona for a relaxing five night stay in our suites in Old Town Scottsdale.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Suites)
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – Phoenix
A local step on guide will enhance all the history and sights that the Phoenix area has to offer.  Enjoy the beauty and vitality of downtown Phoenix, a modern city on the move!   Return to the hotel for some free time.  This evening is at your leisure.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – Phoenix
Today we take a short scenic drive along the Apache Trail to the Superstition Mountains with a delicious included lunch at the famous Tortilla Flats, complete with the World’s Best Killer Chili, and lively entertainment.  Enjoy a relaxing cruise by steamboat on Arizona’s beautiful desert Canyon Lake.  Experience the splendor of the canyon, wildlife, and unique desert plants. This evening attend the Barleen Family’s Arizona Opry.
Music Dinner Theater.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – Phoenix
Today is at leisure.  Relax and soak up the warm Arizona sun by the beautiful poolside or maybe take in a game of tennis or golf.  Take advantage of the hotel’s perfect location in sunny Scottsdale, including the Scottsdale Trolley that will take you to the charming shops and attractions of the Scottsdale area.  Some may want to check out one of the Spring Training Baseball games that are here during this time.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 – Phoenix
After an included breakfast we are going to visit Fountain Hills situated on the eastern slope of the McDowell Mountains about 500 feet in elevation above Phoenix.  We’ll capture the beauty of the world’s highest fountain, a celebration of water in the Desert.  At its full height of 560 feet, the fountain is higher than the Washington Monument.  Enjoy an included lunch at one of the lovely restaurants overlooking the fountain.  Return to the hotel for a relaxing night at leisure.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch            

Day 10 – Phoenix to Tucson
This morning we make our way to the “most sunny city” in America, Tucson.  We’ll make a stop at the De Grazia Art Gallery, a landmark in Tucson that welcomes thousands of visitors each year.  Later, we’ll enjoy a narrated tram tour of Sabino Canyon where waterfalls, flowing mountain streams, clear cool pools, and rock walls hundreds of feet high create a marvelous natural environment.  We’ll relax and get settled into our suites at the Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites for a leisurely 5 night stay in beautiful Tucson. 
Included Meals: Breakfast        
Hotel: Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites (Suites)

Day 11 – Tucson
A local step-on guide shows us the sights of Tucson including avisit to the Sonora Desert Museum, ranked as one of the greatest natural museums in the world!  It’s exhibits are absolutely first rate.  See Giant Saguara Cactii that will amaze you!  This evening you are guests at a ranch outside of Tucson.  Enjoy an outdoor BBQ under the stars with great western entertainment. 
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 – Tucson
After breakfast visit the old western town of Tombstone “The town too tough to Die”.  Tombstone was perhaps the most renowned of Arizona’s old mining camps and noted for the infamous Earp-Clanton battle, fought near the rear entrance of the O.K. Corral in 1881.  See many of Tombstone’s historic buildings-all within a few blocks of downtown Tombstone.  Truly a historical American Landmark, Tombstone is American’s best example of our 1880 western heritage- we’ll give time to browse this unique town.  A delightful lunch is served at the Longhorn Restaurant in Tombstone.  As we travel onto Sierra Vista, we’ll hear the story of Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine, a national historic landmark that evokes a feeling for the past. Our final stop of the day will be at the winery in the Village of Elgin.  Return to Tucson for a relaxing evening at your leisure.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch              

Day 13 – Tucson
Today Is a free day to sit back relax and soak up some deep Tuscon sunshine.  An option you may choose is a trip to the Pima Air & Space Museum where history takes flight.  It is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, where you will see more than 275 aircraft and spacecrafts including many of the most historically significant and technically advanced craft ever produced.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 – Tucson
Today we’ll take a trip down to the quaint and historic town of Tubac.  We’ll take some time exploring this small artist community with some 80 unique shops and galleries populate the village.  This afternoon we will tour the beautiful Mission San Xavier Del Bac, the Grand “White Dove of the Desert.”  Return to Tucson for a relaxing evening at leisure.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 15 – Tucson to Albuquerque
After breakfast we depart for Wilcox with a stop at the Apple Farm for a delightful coffee break.  Arrive in Albuquerque for a two night stay in this unique and exciting city.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites

Day 16 – Albuquerque
After breakfast explore the city of Holy Faith, Santa Fe with its colorful history, culture and fun.  Santa Fe boasts a wealth of Old World charm.  Enjoy a walking tour here including the Loretta Chapel, with it’s miraculous staircase.  Enjoy lunch here on your own. Later, motor along the scenic Turquoise Trail passing through Madrid, a quaint coal town.  Pass through Cerrillos, where turquoise from the area made it’s way to the crown jewels of Spain.  Dinner is included at Mimi’s Cafe.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 17 – Albuquerque – Colorado Springs
After breakfast we leave New Mexico, the land of enchantment, on our way to the beautiful mountains of Colorado Springs.  We’ll visit the Garden of the Gods, where the Garden comes alive!
Included Meals: Breakfast            
Hotel: Drury Inn

Day 18 – Colorado Springs to Lincoln
After breakfast we continue to Ole’s for an included lunch and then on to Lincoln for our last overnight.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Country Inn & Suites

Day 19 – Lincoln to Home
After breakfast we make our final stretch home.  Return this evening with wonderful memories of our leisurely tour through Arizona.
Included Meals: Light Breakfast


Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $2,699
Single: $3,599
Triple: $2,569
Quad: $226

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Price Includes


Single: $3,599 Double: $2,699 Triple: $2,569 Quad: $2,439


Single: $226 Double: $163 (per person)

Price includes: 27 Meals, Activities as stated

Deposit due: $100 deposit at time of reservation, Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Travel Bucks: $40 towards future trips with R & J Tours

Tour pace: Light-moderate walking


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Tour Highlights

Tour Historic Tombstone and Bisbee

Cowboy Cookout under desert stars

Canyon Lake Cruise and Tortilla Flats

Sabino Canyon Tram Tour

Sonora Desert Museum

Dinner Theatre in Phoenix

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