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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. Begin the adventure in the “Valley of the Sun,” Phoenix, where we cruise Canyon Lake on the Dolly Steamboat, visit the Heard Museum, tour Taliesin West, and enjoy time at leisure in Old Town Scottsdale. Visit Montezuma Castle National Monument and Sedona, and spend a day in incredible Grand Canyon National Park. In Las Vegas, we’ll spend two nights at a popular resort hotel on The Strip with two evenings at leisure, plus included tours of the Hoover Dam power plant and the Mob Museum.

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Day 1 : Fly to Phoenix

Our journey begins with a pleasant flight to "The Valley of the Sun," Phoenix, then check-in to our hotel in Phoenix for a delightful three-night stay.

Day 2 : Heard Museum & Taliesin West

Begin the tour at 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.

Unique opportunities are in store for us as we depart for famous Taliesin West. Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert masterpiece began construction in 1937 as his personal residence and architectural studio, located in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains. Experience truly amazing design and seamlessly integrated interior and exterior spaces on a guided tour of the property.

We return to our hotel to freshen up before getting to know our fellow traveling companions at a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner.

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Day 3 : Canyon Lake Cruise

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

At Canyon Lake we will board the Dolly Steamboat go on a scenic cruise as the captain brings to life the area's local legends. Enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the incredible Tonto National Forest, fascinating wildlife, and more.

Later the Old West meets the New West in Old Town Scottsdale, where we have time to discover the southwestern culture and attractions that make this city a top destination.

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Day 4 : Sedona & Montezuma Castle

We say farewell to Phoenix and travel northbound to witness the legacy of the Sinagua culture at Montezuma Castle National Monument, home to some of the most impressive cliff dwellings in North America.

We'll reach Sedona by midday, known for its rich Native American history, and enjoy time to shop, explore, and have lunch in "Red Rock Country."

Tonight we arrive at the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel and check-in for a two-night stay. Anticipation builds as we ready to visit Grand Canyon National Park.

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Day 5 : The 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 the winding Colorado River that still courses on the canyon’s floor. We'll have time for photo stops on the South Rim before having the early afternoon at leisure in Grand Canyon Village.

Later enjoy a scenic train journey aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway.

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Day 6 : Las Vegas

We are bound for Las Vegas today. On our way, we stop at the heart of Historic Route 66 in Kingman for a visit to the Route 66 Museum, also home to an impressive gallery of electric vehicles from the 19th-21st centuries.

Upon arrival in Las Vegas we will check-in to our centrally-located resort hotel for two enjoyable evenings.

The remainder of the day is free to experience the shops, restaurants, and iconic casinos along its lively strip as you please. Holiday Vacations will provide you a "Vegas Your Way" meal voucher to sue for the dinner on your own use for your meal this evening.

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Day 7 : Hoover Dam & Vegas at Leisure

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

Back in the Fremont Street area, we'll celebrate our Best of the Southwest adventure with our new friends at a Farewell Lunch at the Triple George Grill.

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

Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon and evening at leisure. Take in a show, stroll The Strip or Fremont Street, or simply relax at our deluxe resort hotel.

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Day 8 : Arrive 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
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 3 nights at the Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale
  • 2 nights at the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel in Williams
  • 2 nights at a major resort hotel in Las Vegas

Attractions & Highlights

  • Heard Museum for Native American Art & Culture guided tour
  • Taliesin West guided tour
  • Queen Creek Olive Mill tour
  • Dolly Steamboat scenic wildlife cruise on Canyon Lake
  • Old Town Scottsdale
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument
  • Sedona
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Time at leisure in Grand Canyon Village
  • Grand Canyon Railway
  • Route 66 Museum
  • Hoover Dam Powerplant tour
  • Mob Museum guided tour
  • Time at leisure in Las Vegas

11 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner in Phoenix
  • "Vegas Your Way" dinner voucher
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Lunch at the Triple George Grill in Las Vegas

Tour Dates & Pricing

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$3899

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Final Payment Date: 01/15/2021

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