Not everyone wants to drive on holiday and fully escorted tours aren't everyone's cup of tea - we understand that! So, we've put together this seven night adventure with guided tours of Sedona, Tombstone and the Apache Trail from your hotel base in Scottsdale. We've also incorporated an overnight guided tour of the Grand Canyon. Best bit? The tours are guaranteed to be small group departures of no more than ten travellers. And, if you'd like to extend this holiday, you can combine with other itineraries - possibly a train journey, cruise.....we'll tailor exactly the non-driving holiday you'd like.
Price per person includes:
Flights from UK to Phoenix
6 nights in Scottsdale
Fully guided, overnight tour of the Grand Canyon
Three separate day trips from your hotel to Tombstone, Sedona and along the Apache Trail
Luxury transportation and local, knowledgeable guides
Days 1-2 : Valley of The Sun
Fly direct to Phoenix then transfer to your Scottsdale resort for three nights.
The Valley of the Sun provides the perfect landscape and backdrop for being as relaxed or busy as you'd like. Lounge by the pool; enjoy a round of golf; hike the nearby mountain trails or shop til you drop. You're also in for a treat with some of the most delicious southwestern cuisine this side of the Rio Grande!
Day 3 : Sedona
You'll be collected from your hotel bright and early for an amazing day trip to Sedona - Arizona's stunning red rock country. Nothing can prepare you for the incredible natural beauty you'll experience in Sedona, dubbed 'the most beautiful place on Earth'. Have a closer look
Return to your hotel early evening.
Day 4 : Grand Canyon
It's an early start today for an adventure that's on everybody's bucket-list, a trip to the Grand Canyon! You'll check out of your hotel and store your luggage with the resort pending your return. Pack just what you need for an overnight.
The tour travels through the expansive Sonoran Desert filled with the native saguaro cactus. The scenery begins to change as you increase elevation and views of the cactus fade into pine trees. In Northern Arizona, you'll travel the outskirts of the Route 66 town of Flagstaff - whilst witnessing the San Francisco Peaks among the seemingly endless Ponderosa Pine Forest, the largest contiguous forest of ponderosa pines in the world.
The historic Route 66 town of Williams is your first stop and you'll get the opportunity to “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” with walks along the original route and plenty of photo -ops highlighting a bygone era in America's history. From there, you'll enter Grand Canyon National Park and at South Rim you will have opportunities to walk the rim, shop and enjoy the view over lunch.
Your guide will assist you with your hotel check in around 4pm and then the remainder of the day is on your own to relax overlooking one of the Natural Wonders of the World. Make sure you're at the rim at sunset - it's spectacular!
Days 5 - 7 : Grand Canyon & Scottsdale
Rise early today, sunrise at the Grand Canyon is NOT to be missed! You'll have further time in the park this morning at leisure before your 'after lunch' return to Scottsdale.
You'll arrive back in time for a festive night in Old Town Scottsdale and maybe a chilled margarita or two followed by a delicious southwestern meal. The next two full days are spent on day trips to the Wild West town of Tombstone and along the Arizona's historic highway - the Apache Trail.
Day 8 : Phoenix
Spend the morning around the pool or get a bit of retail therapy at one of our favourite malls - Fashion Square.
As mentioned, you can combine this holiday with anything you like. Train journeys, cruises, city stay.....the choice is yours and our friendly team are always full of suggestions. Please call (0800) 316 3012 to chat to one of our team.