Two Trains, Three Canyons and a Ghost Town – Grand Canyon and Sedona
November 12, 2018 thru November 16, 2018
This wonderful 5-day and 4-night motorcoach tour to Northern Arizona shows us inspiring scenery, shuttles us on majestic historic railways, and helps us discover quaint towns.
5 days, 4 nights
6 meals (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner)
Livery to / from your home included
- Visit Grand Canyon
- Lodging at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
- Ride the Grand Canyon Railway
- Ride Verde Canyon Railroad
- Explore Sedona
- Lunch at the El Tovar Hotel
- Oak Creek Canyon
- Tour Jerome
- Hilton Sedona Bell Rock
- Pick-up/drop-off livery service
- Roundtrip transportation via motorcoach
- 4 nights lodging
- 6 meals
- Trains and jeep tours
- Admissions as described above
- Services of a tour director
- Baggage handling
- Bus refreshments
- Driver tips
Today we board our motorcoach and travel north to the historic “route 66” town of Williams, Arizona where we check into the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel for a two-night stay and enjoy a get-acquainted dinner.
This morning we ride the Grand Canyon Railway, with its celebrated observation dome car, for a historic and fun journey to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Vintage locomotives lead the cars from the high desert to prairie, prairie to pine and on to this incredible National Park. After lunch at the charming El Tovar hotel, you can explore the canyon along the rim (requires walking short trails).
Today we journey up Mingus Mountain to explore the ghost town of Jerome, which is overlooking the Verde Valley and filled with old buildings and quaint shops and galleries. After lunch in Jerome, we travel to Clarkdale for the afternoon departure of the Verde Canyon Railroad and enjoy a scenic 4-hour ride through picturesque Sycamore Canyon wilderness area. Afterwards, we settle in for a two-night stay at the Hilton Sedona at Bell Rock.
We take an awe-inspiring jeep tour of the red rocks and mountains of Sedona, where Arizona’s high desert promises an unforgettable journey. After lunch on your own in one of Sedona’s charming bistros, we tour the Sedona Heritage Museum, located at Jordan Historical Park. The Museum is focused on the lifestyles and works of the people who pioneered Sedona, from 1876 through present day. Then we ride the motorcoach through Oak Creek Canyon, known for colorful rocks and unique formations, and famous the world around for its spectacular scenery.
We depart back to Tucson, with wonderful memories of this beautiful part of the country.
The Grand Canyon is bigger than the state of Rhode Island
The Grand Canyon is a mile deep, 277 miles long and 18 miles wide - measuring in at a whopping 1,904 square miles vs Rhode Island is around 1,212 square miles
Arizona's first designated Scenic Highway is outside Sedona
Highway 89A through Oak Creek Canyon, was named by Rand-McNally as one of the most beautiful drives in America
Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
Hilton Sedona at Bell Rock
$1,826 per person
$2,278 per person
Pick-up/drop-off livery service
Roundtrip transportation via motor coach
4 nights lodging
Trains and jeep tours
Admissions as described above
Services of a tour director
We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page by clicking the link below.
For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, and hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency.
The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.
It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.
GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE
The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is not included. If you feel your Tour Director helped you enjoy your tour, we suggest you enclose a gratuity in an envelope and present it individually at the end of the tour. Simply as a guideline, one may consider a per person, per day gratuity of $8.00 per tour guide as an average to be modified by one’s own personal experience. All hotel porterage fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Maid tips are not included.
For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)
If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.
Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.
We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.
Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.
WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS
The average daytime high temperatures during our stay in Northern Arizona is typically in the low to mid-50’s and the average night-time temperature is usually lower 30’s. It can be windy and brisk. Please be sure to bring a sweater and/or winter jacket, along with good walking shoes, a hat, and gloves. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you on this tour.
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