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Best of the Southwest

Discover rich heritage and jaw-dropping scenery from the glitz and glam of Las Vegas to the boundless expanse of southwestern deserts. Spend two nights in Las Vegas with a guided tour of the Mob Museum and time at leisure on The Strip. On our way into Arizona we will marvel at the Hoover Dam, then experience the majesty of the Grand Canyon. En route to Phoenix we will stop at Montezuma Castle National Monument. Cruise Canyon Lake on the Dolly Steamboat, explore the Heard Museum for Native American Art & Culture, and tour entire living ecosystems at Biosphere 2. In Tucson, explore the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and gather for a celebratory Farewell Dinner at Pinnacle Peak in Trail Dust Town.

Tour Highlights
  • All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Holiday Tour Director & local guides
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 travel voucher for a future tour
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Day 1 : Fly to Vegas

Our journey begins with a pleasant flight to fabulous Las Vegas.

We’ll check-in to our hotel for two enjoyable evenings.

Your evening is free to experience the shops, restaurants, and iconic casinos along its lively strip.

Day 2 : Mob Museum

We enjoy a day in the Entertainment Capitol of the World, Las Vegas.

During a guided tour of the Mob Museum we learn the real story of classic organized crime with interactive exhibits and artifacts that once belonged to mobsters and law enforcement agents.

Get to know your traveling companions as we savor a delightful Welcome Lunch at the Triple George Grill.

Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon and evening at leisure. Take in a show, stroll The Strip, or simply relax at your comfortable accommodations.


Day 3 : Hoover Dam

Today we marvel at the engineering behind Hoover Dam. Explore the visitor’s center and theater as well as a tour into the dam. From the Penstock Viewing Platform, we stand in awe of the 3-foot diameter pipes capable of transporting almost 90,000 gallons of water each second from the lake to the dam’s hydroelectric generators. We also enjoy staggering views from the Nevada powerplant balcony.

Enjoy lunch at Hoover Dam Lodge, then cross the Colorado River into Arizona.

We break in Kingman, the Heart of Historic Route 66.

Upon arrival in Flagstaff we enjoy a lively dinner at Black Bart's Steakhouse, Saloon & Music Revue.

Our accommodations for the next two nights are in Flagstaff.


Day 4 : Grand Canyon

A spectacular natural wonder of the world, the Grand Canyon, greets us this morning. Stretching 277 miles its multi-hued walls tell an epic geologic story, sculpted over millennia by the shifting earth and by the winding Colorado River that still courses on the canyon’s floor.

Lunch is at the El Tovar Dining Room in Grand Canyon Village.

After, take time on your own to experience the breathtaking beauty of this natural wonder.


Day 5 : Sedona

This morning we depart Flagstaff and stop in Sedona, known for its rich Native American history. Enjoy time to shop, explore, and have lunch.

At Montezuma Castle National Monument the legacy of the Sinagua culture comes alive in their ancient, five-story cliff dwellings, some of the best preserved in North America.

Tonight we arrive at our hotel in Phoenix for a delightful two-night stay.

We gather for an included dinner at our hotel.


Day 6 : Phoenix

We begin our day traveling to the award-winning Queen Creek Olive Mill and receive a tour and chance to taste their oils. We enjoy a delicious lunch before heading to the Superstition Mountains.

We board the Dolly Steamboat that has been cruising scenic Canyon Lake since 1925. Listen as the captain brings to life the local legends of the area as we travel the breathtaking Apache Trail. Enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the incredible Tonto National Forest, fascinating wildlife, and more.


Day 7 : Heard Museum & Biosphere 2

Today we leave Phoenix and make our way to Tucson.

En route we visit the Heard Museum for Native American Art and Culture. Known internationally for the quality of its collections and educational programming, this museum set the standard for working with native communities to provide a voice for their heritage. View the famous Kachina Dolls, symbols of good health in the Hopi culture.

Next we transport ourselves to the farthest reaches of the Earth at Biosphere 2, a world-famous steel and glass research center. A guided tour will reveal the tropical rainforest, savanna, ocean, marsh, desert, technosphere, and lung that helps moderate the air pressure in this sealed environment.

Tonight we check-in to our Tucson hotel for two nights.


Day 8 : Tucson

Reveal the rugged beauty of the desert today. We begin with sweeping vistas at the Red Hills Visitors Center of Saguaro National Park.

Next, explore the many offerings of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, a combination zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium.

Tonight we gather for our Farewell Dinner at the Pinnacle Peak at Trail Dust Town and share the many wonderful memories and moments had on our Best of the Southwest adventure.


Day 9 : Fly Home

We depart for the airport surrounded by new friends as we say goodbye to the Southwest.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Holiday Tour Director & local guides
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 travel voucher for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
  • 2 nights at the Little America Hotel in Flagstaff
  • 2 nights at the Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale
  • 2 nights at the Embassy Suites Paloma Village-Tucson

Attractions & Highlights

  • The Mob Museum guided tour
  • Free time in Las Vegas
  • Hoover Dam Powerplant tour
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Sedona
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument
  • Queen Creek Olive Mill tour
  • Dolly Steamboat scenic wildlife cruise on Canyon Lake
  • The Heard Museum for Native American Art and Culture
  • Biosphere 2 guided tour
  • Red Hills Visitors Center at Saguaro National Park
  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

12 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Lunch at the Triple George Grill
  • Dinner at Black Bart's Steakhouse in Flagstaff
  • Lunch at El Tovar Restaurant in Grand Canyon Village
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner at Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse at Trail Dust Town

Tour Dates & Pricing


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Final Payment Date: 01/24/2020

Tour Map for Best of the Southwest

Departure Cities

Airport Pickups

Choose a State:

Birmingham - Birmingham Municipal Airport

Fayetteville/Bentonville - Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

Little Rock - Little Rock National Airport

Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport

Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport

Orange County - John Wayne Airport

San Diego - San Diego International Airport

San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport

Denver - Denver International Airport

Hartford - Bradley International Airport

Washington - Ronald Reagan National Airport

Washington - Washington Dulles International

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport

Jacksonville - Jacksonville International Airport

Miami - Miami International Airport

Orlando - Orlando International Airport

Tallahassee - Tallahassee Regional Airport

Tampa - Tampa International Airport

West Palm Beach - Palm Beach Gardens

Atlanta - Hartsfield International Airport

Cedar Rapids - Eastern Iowa Airport

Des Moines - Des Moines International Airport

Boise - Boise Airport

Chicago - O'Hare International Airport

Moline - Quad City Airport

Evansville - Evansville Regional Airport

Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne International Airport

Indianapolis - Indianapolis International Airport

South Bend - South Bend International Airport

Wichita - Mid-Continent Airport

Lexington - Blue Grass Field Airport

Louisville - Louisville International Airport

Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Lafayette - Lafayette Regional Airport

New Orleans - New Orleans International Airport

Shreveport - Shreveport Regional Airport

Boston - Logan International Airport

Baltimore - Baltimore Washington International

Detroit - Wayne County Airport

Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Airport

Lansing - Capital Region International Airport

Saginaw - MBS International Airport

Duluth - Duluth International Airport

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Rochester - Rochester International Airport

Kansas City - Kansas City International Airport

Springfield - Springfield-Branson National Airport

St Louis - Lambert St. Louis International Airport

Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Jackson - Jackson International Airport

Billings - Billings Logan International Airport

Bozeman - Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport

Missoula - Missoula County Airport

Charlotte - Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International Airport

Raleigh - Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Bismarck - Bismarck Airport

Fargo - Hector International Airport

Grand Forks - Grand Forks International Airport

Lincoln - Lincoln Airport

Omaha - Eppley Airfield

Newark - Newark International Airport

Albuquerque - Albuquerque International Airport

Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport

Albany - Albany International Airport

Buffalo - Buffalo-Niagara International Airport

New York - Kennedy International Airport

New York - La Guardia Airport

Rochester - Greater Rochester International Airport

Syracuse - Hancock International Airport

Cincinnati - Cincinnati-NKY International Airport

Cleveland - Hopkins International Airport

Columbus - Port Columbus International

Dayton - Dayton International Airport

Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport

Tulsa - Tulsa International Airport

Portland - Portland International Airport

Allentown - Lehigh Valley International Airport

Harrisburg - Harrisburg International Airport

Philadelphia - Philadelphia International Airport

Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport

Charleston - Charleston International Airport

Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Rapid City - Rapid City Regional Airport

Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls Regional Airport

Knoxville - McGhee-Tyson Airport

Memphis - Memphis International Airport

Nashville - Nashville International Airport

Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Dallas - Dallas/Ft Worth International

Houston - George Bush Intercontinental

San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport

Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport

Richmond - Richmond International Airport

Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Spokane - Spokane International Airport

Appleton - Appleton International Airport

Eau Claire - Groome Transportation

Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport

Madison - Dane County Regional Airport

Milwaukee - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Mosinee - Central Wisconsin Airport

Charleston - Yeager Airport