A Southern Arizona New Year in Tubac
December 30, 2020 thru January 2, 2021
Ring in the New Year with a trip to historic Tubac and enjoy a relaxing in-depth exploration of Southern Arizona on this small group tour. See the vineyards of Sonoita, along with Patagonia Lake, Tubac, Tumacácori and the Mission San Xavier del Bac. Celebrate New Year with meals and activities at the impeccable Tubac Golf Resort & Spa.
4 days, 3 nights
Activity Level 2
6 meals (2 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 2 lunches, 1 dinner)
Livery service to/from your home included
Tour director, driver & local guide tips included
- Stay at the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa
- Sonoita Winery Tour & Tastings
- Pontoon Boat Tour on Patagonia Lake
- Tubac State Historic Park
- Tubac Galleries and Shopping
- New Year’s Eve Party
- New Year’s Day Brunch
- Salsa-Making or Golf Skills Challenge Activity
- Tumacácori National Historic Park
- Mission San Xavier del Bac
- Roundtrip motorcoach transportation (with socially distanced seating)
- Pick-up/livery service
- 3 nights lodging
- 6 meals (2 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 2 lunches, 1 dinner)
- Admissions & tours as described
- Services of a tour director
- Baggage handling
- Bus refreshments
- All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
- Tour Director, Local Guide & Driver tips
Day 1 – Sonoita & Patagonia
This morning we depart to explore Southern Arizona, beginning with a stop in Sonoita to have lunch, learn about and taste the wines of the region. We travel to Patagonia State Park for a Lake Discovery tour on pontoon boats. Watch for the beautiful migrating birds that flock to this area at this time of year. This evening we check into the magical and timeless Tubac Golf Resort & Spa for our 3-night stay. This former 1800’s ranch now features luxurious hacienda-style guest rooms, with architecture reminiscent of the Spanish Colonial times, clustered across the grounds of the resort with easy access to dining, golf, spa, and swimming. There are even bicycles for rent and a walking trail on site. The beautiful rooms feature fireplaces, Spanish tiles, sitting area or separate living room and private patios. (L)
Day 2 – Tubac New Year’s Eve
Today we explore the town of Tubac and the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. Experience the history of the Spanish colonial period and the settlement of the territory that would eventually become Arizona and roam this destination for the arts featuring over 100 eclectic shops and world-class galleries. After some rest in the afternoon, we put on our party hats for a dinner and New Year’s Eve celebration at the resort. (B,D)
Day 3 – New Year’s Day
We relax at the resort this morning and get together for a New Year’s Day brunch at the onsite Stables Restaurant. Enjoy views of the golf course made famous in the Kevin Costner and Rene Russo film Tin Cup. We then offer a choice of fun activities—a salsa making class, with a chance to create and name your own blend and compete against others or a golf skills challenge that includes putting, chipping and a closest to the pin contest. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure at the resort. (Brunch)
Day 4 – Return Home
After three days exploring Southern Arizona and enjoying the relaxing resort we depart to go home, but not without out two more historic stops. First, we visit Tumacácori National Historical Park, which protects the ruins of three Spanish mission communities, including the Mission San Cayetano de Tumacácori established in 1691. The site was also on the route of the 1775-1776 Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition from New Spain to Alta California. We then travel to the Mission San Xavier del Bac, which stands in stunning contrast to Tumacácori, as a restored and active church, originally finished in 1797 on the site of Father Kino’s 1692 mission. The oldest intact European structure in Arizona, the church’s interior is filled with marvelous original statuary and mural paintings. You can truly step back in time and enter an authentic 18th Century space, whose white exterior rises in beauty as “The White Dove of the Desert.” After a docent-led tour, it will be time to return home. (B,L)
Pleasurebent Tours reserves the right to make changes to this itinerary when necessary for the proper handling of the tour.
Tubac Golf Resort and Spa
$1,449 per person
$1,754 per person
• Roundtrip motorcoach transportation (with socially distanced seating)
• Pick-up/livery service
• 3 nights lodging
• 6 meals (2 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 2 lunches, 1 dinner)
• Admissions & tours as described
• Services of a tour director
• Baggage handling
• Bus refreshments
• All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
• Tour Director, Local Guide & Driver tips
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. Click here for more information on our booking policies.
We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect themselves and their trip investment. Travel protection plans can provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuation/repatriation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more. For your convenience, we offer the following plan for this tour:
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$105 covers trip costs from $1,001 to $1,500. $137 covers trip costs from $1501 to $2,000. and will vary depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase now, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment.
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ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING
Level 2: Relaxed
Expectations: This tour requires light physical activity combined with shorter travel days. Tour members should expect intermittent walking, with occasional slight inclines and stair climbs, including boarding the motorcoach. Activities may include an occasional city or nature walking tour, stopping along the way. Guests should be able to climb a set of stairs, walk up or down slight slopes and navigate some uneven terrain or cobblestone.
Appropriate for: Travelers who are somewhat physically fit and comfortable with longer days of touring (both walking tours and coach time).
Visit our Activity Level Ratings page under Plan Your Tour for full information on the ratings system.
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, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.
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
All hotel baggage handling fees are included. We also include basic gratuities for the Tour Director, Coach Driver, Livery Drivers and local Tour Guides. If someone has truly gone above and beyond additional tipping is permitted, but never required. Hotel housekeeping 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.)
With passenger health in mind, we are not currently offering daily seat rotation. You will have an assigned seat and boarding order to allow for social distancing among passengers. At booking let us know if you prefer Front, Middle or Back of motorcoach. Each section comprises 4 to 5 rows. We will try to accommodate all requests. If we are unable to honor all requests, preference will be given based on date of your tour deposit.
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 Tubac is typically in the low 60'’s and the average night-time temperature is usually low 40’s. When we are in the mountains those temperatures may drop 5-10 degrees or more. Typically, we may expect some winter storms. Please be sure to bring a sweater and / or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you to on this tour.
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