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Day 1 – Home to Palm Springs 

Today we fly out to California for our Palm Springs getaway. We will check into the beautiful Palm Mountain Resort located right in the heart of Palm Springs for 7 nights. The location of our resort is ideal for all of our activities this week. It is perfectly located near famous Palm Canyon Drive, which offers an abundance of unique restaurants, wonderful shops, and boutiques. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner at Kaiser Grill. 

Included Meals: Dinner 

Hotel: Palm Mountain Resort (7 Nights) 


Day 2 – Palm Springs 

This morning we take a trip to the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens where we will take a Safari Tour! Giraffes, mountain lions, zebras, and cheetahs are just a few of the incredible animals that take us from Africa to North America. This afternoon we ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tram and ascend atop the 8,500 ft peak of Mount San Jacinto, providing amazing panoramic views of Palm Springs and the pristine wilderness is amazing! Once back at the resort, the evening is yours to enjoy. 

Included Meals: Breakfast 


Day 3 – Palm Springs 

Awake in paradise again this morning! First we will make a fun visit to the College of the Desert Street Fair, which offers more than 300 merchants, artists, a farmers market, live entertainment, gourmet food and much more! Then enjoy lunch at Trio. This afternoon we’ll take an interesting tour at the Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium in Palm Springs, an historic landmark garden that has been here since 1938, featuring plants native to the desert environment! You’ll have the late afternoon and evening to explore around our resort and downtown Palm Springs. You may want to lounge around the sparkling pool or pursue your own interests. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 


Day 4 – Palm Springs 

Enjoy breakfast at your leisure before a local step-on guide joins us today to show us around Palm Springs, including the neighborhoods of the rich and famous. After an included lunch, we explore Joshua Tree National Park at a relaxed pace. Here you will enjoy sweeping views of rugged mountains, granite monoliths, twisted rock, and lovely desert flowers accenting this beautiful national park. The evening is once again yours to explore on your own. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 


Day 5 – Palm Springs 

This morning we visit the Shields Date Gardens for an interesting tour and we will be treated to a tasty Date Shake! The garden paths wind through the 17 acre date farm, with 14 scenes and 23 statues that depict the life of Christ. We then enter into an “old west experience” as we travel through the Coachella Valley Desert in a mule-drawn covered wagon. We’ll learn about desert plants and wildlife. Enjoy an included barbecue lunch with western entertainment. Next we’ll make a stop at the Palm Springs Air Museum and learn about the role air power played in preserving American liberties and way of life. The Museum preserves, exhibits, and flies aircraft from World War II, Korea, and the Vietnam Wars. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 


Day 6 – Palm Springs 

After breakfast we will go up the mountain to the lovely village of Idyllwild, nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains. Set among tall pines, sweet smelling cedars, and legendary rocks, the town has kept its “small town” atmosphere. Browse the locally owned shops and restaurants. We’ll return to the hotel with some time to relax and freshen up before having dinner together at a local bistro. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 7 – Palm Springs 

Today is yours to enjoy at leisure! Some may want to do some shopping or take in all Palm Springs has to offer. Or maybe you want to just sit poolside for a relaxing day! This evening you can enjoy the traditional Village Fest! Discover an old-time street fair that transforms downtown Palm Springs into a charming international bazaar with over 180 vendors featuring a farmers market, fine art, ceramics, woodworking, entertainment, and antiques. 

Included Meals: Breakfast 


Day 8 – Palm Springs to Home 

After a leisurely breakfast we board our flight home with our travel mates and reminisce about our fabulous time in Palm Springs! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Flyaway Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $2,799
Single: $3,399
Triple: $2,659
Quad: $2,539

Flyaway Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $200
Single: $235

Travel Bucks

$40 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, 12 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 76°
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Minneapolis, Mn
Palm Springs Getaway – SOLD OUT! Call for Waitlist: 1-800-758-6877
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Tour Highlights

7 Nights at Palm Mountain Resort
Palm Springs Celebrity Tour with Local Guide
Covered Wagon Desert Tour with BBQ & Entertainment
Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
Joshua Tree National Park
Palm Springs Village Fest
Aerial Tram Ride ascending from Palms to Pines
Shields Date Garden
Palm Springs Air Museum

Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
Palm Springs Getaway – SOLD OUT! Call for Waitlist: 1-800-758-6877
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 76°
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