Prescott Victorian Holiday
December 7, 2022 thru December 10, 2022
Get into the holiday spirit with this 4-day, 3-night tour to Arizona’s Christmas City. Our destination is the mile-high city of Prescott, which is teeming with Victorian charm during the holidays. Experience the abundant Christmas lights, annual musical event, and plenty of cheer in this wonderful wintery town. The highlight of this getaway Is the Acker Night Musical Showcase, where Christmas lights are gleaming and music fills the air for this special event.
4 days, 3 nights
Activity Level 2
7 Meals Included (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinners, 1 high tea)
Livery service to/from your home included
- Cerreta Candy Tour
- JS Acker Musical Extravaganza
- Historic Courthouse Plaza Walking Tour
- Jerome State Historic Park
- High Tea at Hassayampa Inn
- Sharlot Hall Museum
- Arcosanti Historical & Architectural Site
- Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
- Pick-up/drop-off livery service
- 3 nights lodging
- 7 meals included (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 high tea)
- Admissions as described above
- Services of a Tour Director
- Baggage handling
- Coach refreshments
- Taxes & gratuities for included items
Day 1 - Glendale & Wickenburg
We travel north to 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. We continue to a delicious lunch at Rancho de los Caballeros before making our way into Prescott. After our arrival In Prescott, we take a guided walking tour of the Historic Square, before checking in for our 3-night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Prescott Downtown. (L)
Day 2 - 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 incredible views of the city and the surrounding Verde Valley and is a fantastic historical resource devoted to the preservation of the city of Jerome. We will have free time on Main Street to shop and enjoy an independent lunch before returning to Prescott for a wonderful treat of high tea at the Hassayampa Inn, built in 1927 and featuring a famous art nouveau-styled bar. (B, HT)
Day 3 - Prescott
This morning we visit the 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. Take the day to enjoy Prescott at your leisure and discover the quaint shops, restaurants, and western culture and charm of this beautiful mountainous town. This evening, we return to Hassayampa Inn for an exquisite dinner before experiencing the JS Acker Musical Extravaganza downtown. The nearly 80 shops, boutiques and local businesses around the town square host various musical talents. You will hear jazz, classical, country, pop and bluegrass while strolling around Courthouse Plaza enjoying the sights and sounds of Christmas. (B,D)
Day 4 - Arcosanti
On our way back to Tucson we’ll stop in the little town of Mayer to tour Arcosanti, the world’s first prototype arcology. Built as an experimental project to model sustainable living in harmony with the natural world, this urban laboratory turned out to be quite the magnificent marvel. After touring, we continue to Black Canyon City and enjoy lunch and the legendary homemade pie at Rock Springs Café. We then continue back to Tucson. (B,L)
Itinerary subject to change.
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
$1,566 per person
$1,890 per person
Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
Pick-up/drop-off livery service
3 nights lodging
7 meals included (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 high tea)
Admissions as described above
Services of a Tour Director
Taxes & gratuities for included items
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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 and motorcoach driver is included in the package price. If you feel your Tour Director or Driver helped you enjoy your tour, we suggest you enclose a gratuity in an envelope and present it individually at the end of the tour. All hotel porterage fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Hotel housekeeping gratuities 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.
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.
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