Arizona Desert Getaway
featuring Four Nights in Tucson
 12 Days • 18 Meals
Holiday by Motorcoach
Gear up for a warm weather getaway in the sunny Arizona desert! Spend 4 glorious nights in Tucson and explore the region’s National Parks, museums and historic hot spots. Also spend 2 night in Las Cruces, the crossroads of Historic, Indian and American cultures.

 Highlights
  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • 18 Meals (11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners)
  • Dinner at the Big Texan Steakhouse
  • See the gypsum dunes of White Sands National Monument
  • Spend 2 nights in Las Cruces, the crossroads of Hispanic, Indian and American cultures
  • Visit the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
  • Included lunch and time for shopping in historic Old Mesilla
  • Visit Tombstone, home to the OK Corral and Boot Hill Cemetery
  • Spend 4 nights in Tucson and take a narrated tour with a local guide
  • Visit Saguaro National Park and Old Tucson Studios
  • Tour the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
  • Take a narrated tram ride through Sabino Canyon
  • Visit the Pima Air & Space Museum
  • See a show at Gaslight Theatre, Tucson’s authentic footstomping musical comedy melodrama
  • Visit Tubac Artisan Village and the Mission San Xavier del Bac, “the Dove of the Desert”
  • See the St. Joseph Apache Mission
  • Services of a Professional Tour Manager
  • $60 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Your Adventure Begins
Depart today and enjoy a welcome dinner and overnight in Springfield, Missouri. (Dinner)
Day 2  Arrive in Texas
Your journey brings you to the Lone Star state of Texas. In Amarillo, dinner is at The Big Texan Steak Ranch, home of the 72-ounce steak challenge. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 3  White Sands National Monument
The Rio Grande cuts a wide path through the Mesilla Valley and leads us to White Sands National Monument. This awesome expanse of snow-white gypsum sand dunes covers 275 square miles. Travel the 16-mile Dunes Drive before coming to the picturesque town of Las Cruces. (Breakfast)
Day 4  Explore Las Cruces
Set against the majestic spires of the Organ Mountains, Las Cruces is a crossroads of Hispanic, Indian and American cultures. At the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, climb aboard a tram and learn the history of New Mexico’s farming and ranching through both indoor and outdoor exhibits, live animals and demonstrations. Lunch is included in Old Mesilla where you can explore the beautiful plaza and see over 400 years of its past come to life. (Breakfast and lunch)
Day 5  Tombstone and Boot Hill Cemetery
In the boardwalk-laden, wild-west mining town of Tombstone, hear how the town has survived booms, busts and some of the territory’s most notorious gunslingers and was the site of the real gunfight at the OK Corral. Take a stroll through Boot Hill Cemetery. Later, arrive in Tucson, our home for the next four nights. Tonight, dinner is served at Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse and Saloon, known for their mesquite-grilled cowboy steaks. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 6  Saguaro National Park and Sabino Canyon Tram
A local guide shows you Tucson, including the downtown Presidio District as well as the historic Hotel Congress, where John Dillinger’s fate was sealed. Then take a leisurely drive through Saguaro National Park to see these amazing giants of the cactus world. In Sabino Canyon a narrated tram ride takes you to see where mammoths once roamed and Hohokam Indians found swimming holes. (Breakfast)
Day 7  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Old Tucson Studios
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a mix of zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden with a range of local flora and wildlife. Nearby is Old Tucson Studios, an old west town made famous as a location for more than 300 movies and TV shows. In the evening, the Casino del Sol’s remarkable architecture transports us to a Mediterranean Resort with an included dinner. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 8  Pima Air & Space Museum and Tubac
This morning, tour the Pima Air & Space Museum, featuring over 300 historic aircraft from a Wright Flyer to a 787 Dreamliner. At the lovely village of Tubac, first established by the Spanish in 1752, stroll the meandering streets filled with numerous galleries, studios and gift shops. Later, visit Mission San Xavier del Bac, the 17th- century Spanish mission known as “The White Dove of the Desert.” In the evening, “cheer” the hero and “boo” the villain at Tucson’s authentic musical comedy melodrama, the Gaslight Theatre. (Breakfast)
Day 9  St. Joseph Apache Mission
This morning, stop at the St. Joseph Apache Mission. This inspiring Romanesque church stands as a tribute to the faith, patriotism and is dedicated to the memory of veterans from WWI and WWII. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 10  Depart New Mexico
Depart New Mexico today and come to Oklahoma where a panoramic tour of Oklahoma City is included. (Breakfast)
Day 11  Oklahoma to Missouri
Cross into Missouri today where a farewell dinner and final overnight awaits. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 12  Arrive Home
Arrive home today with memories of your Arizona Getaway. (Breakfast)

 Accommodations
Days 1  Oasis Hotel, Springfield, MO
Days 2  Country Inn, Amarillo, TX
Days 3-4  Drury Inn, Las Cruces, NM
Days 5-8  Country Inn, Tucson, AZ
Days 9  La Quinta Inn, Roswell, NM
Days 10  Country Inn, Oklahoma City, OK
Days 11  Pear Tree Inn, Rolla, MO
 

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Departure Dates Per Person Twin Single Room Status
February 24, 2019 $2,379 add $889 Available
March 3, 2019 $2,379 add $889 Available
February 23, 2020 $2,499 add $939 Available
March 1, 2019 $2,499 add $939 Available
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