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Best of the Southwest

Departs: 3/19/2019 Returns: 3/27/2019

9 Days | All Airfare Included

Discover the rich heritage and jaw-dropping scenery from the glitz and glam of Las Vegas to boundless expanse of southwestern deserts.
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Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to Vegas
Our journey begins with a pleasant flight to fabulous Las Vegas. We check-in to our hotel for two enjoyable nights. Your evening is free to explore the famous 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 fellow travel companions as we savor a delightful Welcome Lunch at the Triple George Grill. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon and evening at leisure. Go on an adventurous excursion, stroll The Strip, or simply relax at your comfortable accommodations. L

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. After lunch at Hoover Dam Lodge, we cross over the Colorado River into Arizona. During our break stop in Kingman, AZ we take time to explore their Route 66 Museum and check out their collection of electric vehicles. Upon arrival in Flagstaff we enjoy a lively dinner at Black Bart’s Steakhouse, Saloon & Music Review. Our accommodations for the next two nights are in Flagstaff. L,D

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. It was sculpted over millennia by the shifting earth and by the winding Colorado River that still courses on the canyon’s floor. After a delicious lunch in the El Tovar Dining Room, take time on your own to experience the breathtaking beauty of this natural wonder. Later, enjoy a scenic train journey aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway. B,L

Day 5 : Oak Creek Canyon
We begin our day at the dazzling water-carved landscapes of Oak Creek Canyon. Next, we stop in Sedona, known for its rich Native American history. 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. B,D

Day 6 : Phoenix
We begin our day traveling to the award-winning Queen Creek Olive Mill and savor a tasting of their oils after a captivating tour. 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. B,L

Day 7 : 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 people 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. B

Day 8 : Tucson
We start our morning exploring the many offerings of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, a combination zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium. Following our visit we explore Old Tucson and step back in time to experience the Wild West! 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. B,D

Day 9 : Fly Home
We depart for the airport surrounded by new friends as we say goodbye to the Southwest.

B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea

Additional Tour Information

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

12 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Welcome Lunch at the Triple George Grill
• Dinner at Black Bart's Steakhouse
• Lunch at El Tovar Restaurant
• Lunch at Queen Creek Olive Mill

All Accommodations Featuring
• 2 nights in Las Vegas
• 2 nights at the Little America Hotel in Flagstaff
• 2 nights at the Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale in Phoenix
• 2 nights at the Embassy Suites Paloma Village in Tucson

Attractions & Highlights
• The Mob Museum
• Hoover Dam Powerplant tour
• Route 66 Museum & Electric Car Museum
• Grand Canyon National Park
• Grand Canyon Railway
• Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Overlook
• Montezuma’s Castle
• Tour of Queen Creek Olive Mill
• Dolly Steamboat Scenic Wildlife Cruise
• Heard Museum
• Biosphere 2
• Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
• Old Tucson

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airports - Double $3999
Airports - Double $3999
Airports - Triple $3849
Airports - Triple $3849
Airports - Quad $3699
Airports - Quad $3699
Airports - Single $4999
Airports - Single $4999

Final Payment Date: 1/18/2019

Guaranteed Airport Departure Cities

All tour prices include airfare from the guaranteed airports listed below. Additional cities, including flights from states not listed, are availible on request. Additional fees may apply. for more information, please call 1-800-826-2266 and one of our friendly Tour Consultants will be happy to assist.


The requirement to collect your date of birth, gender and full name as it appears on the government issued photo identification you will use on your tour is federally mandated by the Transportation Security Administration. TSA's privacy policy as well as additional details can be found at using the keywords Secure Flight.






Little Rock, Fayetteville


Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco





District of Columbia

Washington D.C.


Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonvillle, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa/St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach






Chicago, Moline/Quad Cities


Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend


Des Moines, Cedar Rapids




Louisville, Lexington


New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport






Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Saginaw


Duluth, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Rochester


Jackson, Gulfport/Biloxi


St.Louis, Kansas City, Springfield/Branson


Billings, Bozeman, Missoula


Omaha, Lincoln


Las Vegas

New Jersey


New Mexico

New York

New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse

North Carolina

Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh/Durham

North Dakota

Fargo, Bismark, Grand Forks


Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton


Oklahoma City, Tulsa




Philadelphia, Allentown, Harrisburg/Middleton, Pittsburgh

South Carolina

Charleston, Greenville/Spartanburg

South Dakota

Sioux Falls, Rapid City


Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis


Houston (IAH) George Bush InterContinental Airport, Austin, Dallas/Ft.Worth, San Antonio


Salt Lake City


Norfolk, Richmond


Seattle/Tacoma, Spokane

West Virginia



Milwaukee, Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Central WI/Wausau/Mosinee


Tour prices are guaranteed and include airfare, federal taxes, airport security charges, airline segment fees, airport passenger facility charges and fuel surcharges, if applicable. International airfare also includes applicable airport fees and taxes assessed by individual countries. Airline luggage fees are an additional charge and are payable directly to the airlines at check in.


Seat assignments are controlled by the airline. We will no longer solicit requests and seating cannot be guaranteed by Holiday Vacations


PLease be advised that some commercial airlines offer reduced award miles to travelers booked on a group reservation. Holiday Vacations is happy to submit your frequent flyer number to the airlines, but makes no guarantee that full mileage will be awarded.


Departue cities are subject to change due to limited or discontined airline service. The availablility of airline seats may be limited from each departure city. Holiday Vacations reserves the right to provide ground transportation to or from a larger or alternate airport.


You may request a departure from a city not listed. Holiday's air department will determine the feasibility of your request and advise you of any additional cost, if applicable.


You may request a land only price. If the tour is purchased as land only, it will be your responsibility to meet the group at the arrival airport at the time designated by Holiday Vacations. If you prefer, you can join the tour at the first night's hotel. Taxi or other airport transfer costs are not included for independant arrival or departure.

Itinerary ID:22306414 | Tour Code: WEBB0319191
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