Experience the breathtaking beauty of the southwest, take a ride on two of Arizona’s scenic railways, take in the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, visit old mining towns and explore Montezuma Castle National Monument.
1 Arrive in Arizona
Your Arizona adventure begins as you arrive in Phoenix and are transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your Tour Manager and traveling companions at 6:00 p.m. for a transfer to Rustler’s Rooste Steakhouse where a total cowboy western experience awaits. A delicious dinner, live entertainment and unlimited drinks are the order of the night. Meal: D
2 Montezuma Castle and Sedona Trolley Tour
This morning we visit Montezuma Castle National Monument, an ancient five-story Indian dwelling carved out of a great limestone cliff. In Sedona, our narrated trolley tour visits the south side of town, highlighted by Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, Gallery Row and a stop at the famous Chapel of the Holy Cross. Meal: B
3 Grand Canyon Railway and the South Rim
Travel to the spectacular South Rim of the Grand Canyon today. Enjoy breathtaking views while traveling along the rim. Then, climb aboard the Grand Canyon Railway and enjoy the ever-changing terrain, from pine to prairies to high desert. Meals: B, D
4 Sedona at Leisure
Sedona, an artist community, is set amongst the red-hued rocks of Oak Creek Canyon. Its breath taking beauty fills the senses and soothes the soul. Today has been reserved as a day of leisure. Sit back, relax and enjoy the warmth of the Arizona sun, explore the eclectic art galleries and craft shops, or take an optional guided jeep tour through the Sedona backcountry. Meal: B
5 Verde Canyon Railroad
This morning, stop in Jerome, an old mining town and melting pot for those who dreamed of making a quick fortune. Once virtually a ghost town, it is now restored with shops, museums and art.
Later, climb aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad for a spectacular journey over old-fashioned trestles, past ancient Indian ruins and through a 700-foot tunnel. Enjoy the views from the comfort of your First Class seat or from one of the open-air viewing cars. Watch for wildflowers, blooming cacti and wildlife in their natural habitat. Tonight, chow down with a chuckwagon supper at the “Blazin’ M Ranch” and Western Stage Show. Meals: B, D
6 Travel Home
Your Arizona adventure comes to a close today with a group transfer to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for flights out after 12:00 p.m.Meal: B