Desert Escapes of California & Arizona - End Phoenix, Summer 2021

United States
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Weekly
$85^^
Monthly
$365^
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Availability

From 12/01/2021 to 22/02/2022

Departure dates & prices

Dates Availability Price
  • Jan Tue 12 2021 to Jan Tue 19 2021
    Sold Out
    From
    $3,995*
  • Feb Tue 02 2021 to Feb Tue 09 2021
    Sold Out
    From
    $4,235*
  • Feb Tue 16 2021 to Feb Tue 23 2021
    Sold Out
    From
    $4,373*
  • Sep Tue 14 2021 to Sep Tue 21 2021
    Available
    From
    $4,373*
  • Oct Tue 12 2021 to Oct Tue 19 2021
    Available
    From
    $4,373*

What's included

Included Insight Services.
Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency.
We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times.
If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Palm Springs. Welcome to Palm Springs. A star-studded city nestled in the Sonoran Desert of southern California, it was the getaway for Hollywood legends Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Dean Martin and Loretta Young in the 1950s and 60s. It now prides itself on its glory years with a nod to its glitzy past evident in its retro architecture. Once you have arrived at the airport a transfer will take you to your hotel, where you will meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 18.00 for a Welcome Dinner.(Dinner with Wine)
  • Day 2 - Out and about in Palm Springs. Start the day with a tour of Palm Springs' mid-century architecture with a history and architectural expert. Learn about the architects that have shaped the landscape of Palm Springs, including Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Donald Wexler and the Alexander brothers. Later, you'll experience the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the world's largest rotating tram car, as it travels over two-and-one-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs and transports you to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. As you ascend on your ten-minute journey, the tram car rotates slowly, offering amazing vistas of the valley floor below. A Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant introduces you to the best of what Palm Springs has to offer.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
  • Day 3 - Exploring Joshua Tree National Park. This morning you'll depart from your hotel for an excursion to Joshua Tree National Park, which is characterized by the strangely shaped Joshua trees, rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes. The ecosysytems of the Mojave and the Colorado come together here with a variety of plants and animals that thrive in this surreal environment shaped by winds and occasional rainfall. Your knowledgeable Travel Director will bring the park's history and geology to life. Enjoy some time at leisure this evening and get to know this desert oasis on your own terms.(Breakfast)
  • Day 4 - Palm Springs and Scottsdale. Today you'll move from Palm Springs to Scottsdale. Once you're in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area stop at the Heard Museum for a guided tour. The museum is dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art.(Breakfast)
  • Day 5 - Flavour of Arizona. Start the day with a guided tour of your famous hotel, Valley Ho. Meet a Local Expert who will take you on a guided tour of the property and talk to you about its glitzy Hollywood history and architecture. Later, meet with the chef of this evening's experience for a walk through the stalls of the Old Town Farmers Market. This afternoon enjoy an Insight Choice between a small-group tour of Old Town Scottsdale on golf carts or a visit to the Museum of the West. In the evening, you'll be introduced to the authentic flavours of the region as you head to a cooking demonstration and hands on experience. You'll learn to cook classic Southwestern and Mexican staples such as enchiladas, spicy meat dishes and Spanish rice. Once you've learnt from the expert, sit and indulge in your tasty masterpiece.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
  • Day 6 - Gastronomic Tucson. Wake for a hearty breakfast at your hotel before joining a guided tour of Taliesin West, the winter home of Frank Lloyd Wright and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards move on to Tucson. Meet a Local Expert who will guide you through the city on a Foodie Tour, which will be included as your lunch. Tucson is known for its farmer's markets, annual food festivals and fairs that specialise in southwestern cuisine.(Breakfast / Lunch)
  • Day 7 - Tucson and Saguaro National Park. In the morning you'll make your way to historic Tombstone, where a guided tour with a Local Expert will introduce you to the once bustling boomtown of the Wild West. Then it offered much-needed entertainment to the many miners that spent hours underground. This afternoon you'll visit Saguaro National Park. Situated in southern Arizona on either side of the city of Tucson, this beautiful park seduces visitors with its wild, rugged features and striking views of the desert landscape. Later this evening, toast to your travels with your new friends at your Celebration Dinner before your trip comes to an end tomorrow. There will be time for stargazing after your meal with a professional astronomer. Look up to the stars through the largest moving compound telescope in the world, as an expert explains the science behind what you're seeing.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
  • Day 8 - Depart Phoenix. It's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your trip comes to an end. Take our organised transfer to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport arriving at 11:00.(Breakfast) Authentic Dining Palm Springs: Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 18.00 for a Welcome Dinner. Palm Springs: A Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant introduces you to the best of what Palm Springs has to offer. Scottsdale: Get to know the authentic flavours of this region as you head to a cooking demonstration and hands on experience. You'll learn to cook classic Southwestern and Mexican staples such as enchiladas, spicy meat dishes and Spanish rice. Once you've learnt from the expert, you'll indulge in your tasty masterpiece. Tucson: Tucson is known for its farmer's markets, annual food festivals and fairs that specialise in southwestern cuisine. Meet a Local Expert who will guide you through the city on a Foodie Tour, which will be included as your lunch. Tucson: Later this evening, toast to your travels with your new friends at your Celebration Dinner before your trip comes to an end tomorrow. Dining Summary: 7 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L) and 3 Dinners with wine (DW). Insight Experiences Palm Springs: A history and architectural expert will take you on a mid-century architecture tour. Learn about those who have shaped the landscape of Palm Springs. Scottsdale: Later, meet with the chef of this evening's experience for a walk through the stalls of the Old Town Farmers Market. Tombstone: In the morning you'll make your way to historic Tombstone, where a guided tour will introduce you to the once bustling boomtown of the Wild West. Then it offered much-needed entertainment to the many miners that spent hours underground. Tucson: There will also be time for stargazing after your meal with a professional astronomer. Look up to the stars through the largest moving compound telescope in the world, as an expert explains the science behind what you're seeing. Top Rated Highlights Palm Springs: Later, you'll experience the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the world's largest rotating tram car, as it travels over two-and-one-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs and transports you to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. As you ascend on your ten-minute journey, the tram car rotates slowly, offering amazing vistas of the valley floor below. Joshua Tree: Your knowledgeable Travel Director will bring the park's history and geology to life. Scottsdale: Stop at the Heard Museum for a guided tour. The museum is dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art. Scottsdale: Meet a Local Expert who will take you on a guided tour of the property and talk to you about its glitzy Hollywood history and architecture. Saguaro: This afternoon you'll visit Saguaro National Park. Situated in southern Arizona on either side of the city of Tucson, this beautiful park seduces visitors with its wild, rugged features and striking views of the desert landscape.
Travel now, pay later
0% 12 months interest free†
Weekly
$85^^
Monthly
$365^
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