Prescott Victorian Holiday
December 9, 2021 thru December 12, 2021
Get into the holiday spirit with this tour that will bring Christmas lights, music and plenty of cheer. Our destination is the mile-high city of Prescott, Arizona, which is overflowing with Victorian charm during the holidays! Join us on this holiday tour filled with the sights and sounds of this beautiful holiday season as well as some truly unique places to see in Arizona. You’ll love the annual Acker Night Extravaganza!
4 days, 3 nights
Activity Level 2
8 Meals Included (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners)
Livery service to/from your home included
- Cerreta Candy Tour
- Desert Caballeros Western Museum
- Sharlot Hall Museum
- “Elks Opera House” Tour
- Acker Musical Extravaganza
- Elks Performing Arts Center Concert
- Musical Instrument Museum
- Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
- Pick-up/drop-off livery service
- 3 nights lodging
- 8 meals included (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners)
- Admissions as described above
- Services of a Tour Director
- Baggage handling
- Coach refreshments
- Taxes & gratuities for included items
Day 1 - Glendale & Wickenburg
We travel to north central Arizona by way of two stops. First, we tour and taste at Glendale’s famed Cerreta Candy Company. You’ll learn how the chocolate is made, sample and perhaps purchase some holiday goodies. Then we continue to a delicious lunch at the Rancho de los Caballeros and a visit to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. By evening we’ll arrive in Prescott for a welcome dinner and to check in for our 3-night stay at Hilton Garden Inn, conveniently located just off the town’s main square. (L,D)
Day 2 - Prescott
This morning we visit the beautiful and historic Sharlot Hall Museum. Opened in 1928 as the Old Governor’s Mansion Museum, it is dedicated to preserving the history and folklore of Yavapai County. We then visit the Courthouse Plaza, a historic jewel that has been recognized as one of the Great Public Spaces in America. Next we tour the Prescott Elks Theater and Performing Arts Center, a classically designed turn of the 20th century opera house, completed in 1905 and listed on the National Register of Historical, it is the only one of many “Elks’ Opera Houses” that still exists. After a pleasant dinner at the Hassayampa Inn we head to “downtown” Prescott for the JS Acker Musical Extravaganza. Here you will find close to 80 shops, boutiques and other businesses around the town square hosting different musical venues. You will hear jazz, classical, country, pop and bluegrass while strolling around Courthouse Plaza enjoying the sights and sounds of Christmas. (B,D)
Day 3 - Jerome
This morning we visit the ghost town of Jerome, once home to over 15,000 people and known as the “wildest town in the west”. We visit Jerome State Historic Park, which provides fantastic views of the city and the phenomenal Verde Valley and is a fantastic historical resource devoted to the preservation of the city of Jerome. We will have free time on the main street to shop and enjoy a group lunch. After heading back to Prescott for a farewell dinner we will then enjoy an evening Holiday performance at the Elks Theatre. (B,L,D)
Day 4 - MIM
On our way back to Tucson we’ll stop in Scottsdale at The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), which covers over 200,000 square feet and truly celebrates the universal language of music by exhibiting instruments from every country in the world. We look forward to having you join us on this holiday tour that will certainly be filled with the sights and sounds of this beautiful holiday season! (B)
Prescott served as capital of Arizona Territory
Until November 1, 1867, when the capital was moved to Tucson (for 10 yrs.)
Arizona's oldest restaurant and bar is in Prescott
The Palace Restaurant & Saloon opened in 1877
Hilton Garden Inn
$1,296 per person
$1,530 per person
Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
Pick-up/drop-off livery service
3 nights lodging
8 meals (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners)
Admissions as described
Services of a tour director
Taxes & gratuities for included items
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:
ADULT GROUP CHOICE
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$105 covers trip costs $1,001-$1,500. $137 covers trip costs $1,501-$2,000. Cost may be more or less 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 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).
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 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.
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 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
Prescott is at approx. 5368' in elevation. The average daytime high temperatures during our December stay in Prescott is typically in the upper 40's and the average night-time temperature is usually upper 20's. Please be sure to bring a heavier sweater and / or winter jacket, along with good walking shoes, hat and gloves. With any luck we will have some snow. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you to on this tour.