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Day 1 – Home to Phoenix 

Today we leave Minnesota behind as we take flight to the “Valley of the Sun,” Phoenix, Arizona for a relaxing four night stay in our suites in Old Town Scottsdale. We’ll enjoy a welcome dinner together once we’ve checked into our hotel. 

Included Meals: Dinner 

Hotel: Hyatt Place Scottsdale/Old Town (4 Nights) 


Day 2 – 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! Find an interesting place for lunch on your own in Old Scottsdale, before we gather back together for a tour at the Musical Instrument Museum, currently rated #1 Attraction in Phoenix and in the top 20 Museums in all of the US! From there, we’re in for a real treat as we listen to the world’s largest pipe organ in action over dinner. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 3 – Phoenix 

Today we depart the hotel for the day and make a stop at the Orange Patch for a tour and tasting! We then 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. We arrive at the Goldfield’s Mining Camp for a short visit and then this evening attend the Barleen Family’s Arizona Opry, music and dinner show. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Day 4 – Phoenix 

Today you might choose to take an early morning walk, or maybe even sleep in before you choose your options for your free day! Relax or be adventuresome! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 


Day 5 – Phoenix to Tucson 

This morning we depart Phoenix for Tucson, the “most sunny city.” Along the way we’ll make a few stops. First to Queen Creek Olive Mill, a family-owned company that grows and presses olives for the production of high quality EVOO from their farm to your table. We’ll take a learning tour and enjoy some tasting before we have a little time to browse all they have to offer. Lunch today is at San Tan Flat, a rustic, western-inspired experience we’ll really enjoy! After lunch we’ll take a relaxing drive before we visit the Mineral Discovery Center at Asaro Copper Mine where we will tour a working open-pit copper mine. Then we’ll have time to browse in the gift shop where they have a variety of Southwestern arts and crafts by local artisans as well as jewelry and copper home décor. Check into our home for the next four nights and enjoy a relaxing evening on your own. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Hotel: DoubleTree Suites (4 Nights) 


Day 6 – Tucson 

Enjoy breakfast before heading out for the day! A step-on guide joins us today with our first stop being the Arizona – Sonora Desert Museum. This 98 acre Desert Museum is a fusion experience: zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium. It is widely recognized throughout the world as a model institution for innovative presentation and interpretation of native plants and animals featured together in ecological exhibits. A box lunch is served at the Museum’s Ironwood Terraces. We will continue on a great tour of the city with some special highlights. This will be a most enjoyable day! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 


Day 7 – Tucson 

After a filling breakfast we make a stop at the Kartchner Caverns where we will have a walking tour and see amazing discoveries past, present and future. Marvel at the many strange and colorful formations and discover the role that water plays in creating the caverns. Then on to Tombstone, Arizona “The Town Too Tough To Die,” the most authentic western town left in the United States! We’ll witness a shootout at the OK Corral, enjoy lunch at the Longhorn, and visit Boothill Cemetery before returning to our hotel for the evening. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 


Day 8 – Tucson 

After breakfast we make a stop at the De Grazia Art Gallery, a landmark in Tucson that welcomes thousands of visitors each year. Tonight enjoy an included farewell dinner at Tanque Verde Ranch. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 9 – Tucson to Home 

We’ll enjoy one last breakfast together before we depart for Phoenix and our flight home, reminiscing with our new travel friends about the wonderful Arizona tour we just took! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Flyaway Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $3,299
Single: $4,299
Triple: $3,069
Quad: $2,899

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 45 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed


Tour Pace

Light to Moderate Walking

Price Includes

Roundtrip Airfare from MSP including all baggage fees, taxes & surcharges, 16 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 78°
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Minneapolis, Mn
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Tour Highlights

Phoenix/Old Scottsdale - 4 Nights:
Phoenix City Tour with Local Guide
Musical Instrument Museum
Orange Patch
Canyon Lake Cruise and Tortilla Flats
Barleen Family Arizona Opry
Free Day in Phoenix/Old Scottsdale

Tucson - 4 Nights:
Queen Creek Olive Mill Tour
Asaro Copper Mine Tour
City Tour with Local Guide
Sonora Desert Museum
Kartchner Caverns
Historic Tombstone
De Grazia Art Museum
Tanque Verde Ranch Dinner

Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
Authentic Arizona
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 78°
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