Valley of the Sun

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This winter getaway to Arizona’s Valley of the Sun offers five nights of hub-and-spoke sightseeing plus generous time to play golf, or just soak up the sun and relax.

An independent travel package combining the freedom to explore at leisure with the convenience of a package. Part of every day is left unscripted to shop, explore, or doze by the pool. Plus two full days are completely free. Shuttle service is provided to area malls and attractions.

Begins and ends in Phoenix.

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Tour highlights:

  • Unpack once!
  • Independent time to explore or relax
  • dinner theatre
  • Scottsdale's exclusive Fashion Square
  • Old Town Scottsdale
  • Desert Botanical Garden
  • Dolly Steamboat cruise
  • World Famous Heard Musem
  • Casa Grande National Monument
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Tour Itinerary:

Day # 1 - Arrivals

Airport transfers are provided from Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix to our hotel in Tempe.  Enjoy a festive welcome dinner with your fellow vacationers.  (D)

Day # 2 - City tour, Heard Museum, Casa Grande

We’ll begin our visit to the Valley of the Sun with a half-day get acquainted city tour.  The highlight of today’s tour is the world-renowned Heard Museum which contains one of the Southwest’s finest collections of Native American art and history.  The museum chronicles 15,000 years of the rich cultural heritage of the peoples of this area.  The museum’s gallery shop contains an excellent selection of books, posters, graphics and sculpture.  We’ll also stop at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. The combination dwelling (four stories) , ceremonial site, lookout tower and astronomical observatory exemplify the peak in Hohokam Indian architectural development.  Afternoon:  free for optional activities. (B)

Day # 3 - Free Day

Free Day. Transportation provided to Scottsdale’s Fashion Square, (B)

Day # 4 - Desert Botanical Garden / Dolly Steamboat ride / dinner theatre

This morning will be at leisure.  Afternoon activities include a tour of the outstanding Desert Botanical Garden, Dolly Steamboat ride, Desert Palm West dinner theatre (B,D)

Day # 5 - Free Day

Today is another free day to fill as you please!  Transportation is provided to Old Town Scottsdale for shopping and browsing. Farewell Dinner. (B, D)

Day # 6 - Departures

Transportation is provided to the airport for departing flights.  (B)

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