THE GREAT SOUTHWEST & CALIFORNIA
Westward Ho! This is our Very Popular Tour through Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma and Arkansas. See how Television and Motion Pictures are made in Hollywood! We view the Magnificent Grand Canyon in Arizona and visit Las Vegas with all its Glitter!
1 SHENANDOAH VALLEY / BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS: We leave today and make our way through the Shenandoah Valley and into the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where we spend the night in Wytheville, Virginia.
2 WESTWARD BOUND/ TENNESSEE / ALABAMA / MISSISSIPPI: We start our Tour as we go by Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee and Birmingham, Alabama. We stop at the Alabama Welcome Center before spending the night in Meridian, Mississippi.
3 NEW ORLEANS / NATCHEZ STEAMBOAT / BATON ROUGE: We leave Meridian and head straight across Lake Pontchartrain to the Fun City of New Orleans. We arrive in New Orleans at noon for some time in The French Quarter and on Bourbon Street and Jackson Square. We enjoy a Delightful Cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the Natchez Stern Wheeler Steamboat before spending the night in the State Capital – Baton Rouge.
4 TEXAS / SPACE CENTER HOUSTON / HOUSTON: Our journey today takes us into the Lone Star State of Texas where we visit Space Center Houston with its many exhibits and displays on our Country’s Space Exploration Program. Then we make our way into the “Big City” of Houston to spend the night.
5 SAN ANTONIO / THE ALAMO / RIVERWALK: Today our Tour really gets in high gear as we leave Houston and start through TEXAS the way you saw it in the Old Westerns. We arrive in San Antonio and watch the IMAX Movie “Alamo: The Price of Freedom.” After watching the film we will enjoy a self guided tour of The Alamo. This evening we will enjoy a river cruise in the San Antonio River Walk area before spending the night in San Antonio.
6 SAN ANTONIO / WEST TEXAS / EL PASO: We leave San Antonio and head to “The West Texas Town of El Paso”. We realize today how huge Texas really is as we go through the Oil Rich West Texas Area. We spend the night near El Paso.
7 NEW MEXICO / ARIZONA: We leave El Paso and go through New Mexico into Arizona. As we go through the Desert we are constantly aware of the different scenery that we are not accustomed to at home. We stop for the afternoon in historic Tombstone, Arizona before spending the night in Casa Grande, Arizona.
8 CALIFORNIA / SAN DIEGO: We leave Casa Grande this morning and head out through the Desert for CALIFORNIA! We see the Pacific Ocean before spending the night in San Diego.
9 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO MISSION / MARINA DEL REY: On our way to Los Angeles we visit the Old Mission at San Juan Capistrano where the Swallows return each year on March 19th. We spend the next two nights in Marina del Rey near Los Angeles.
10 LA CITY TOUR / HOLLYWOOD: Today we have a Local Guide ride with us on the Motorcoach and give us a Tour of Los Angeles. This will include Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Rodeo Drive, The Farmer’s Market, Downtown “LA” and all the points of interest in this “City of Angels”.
11 LOS ANGELES / UNIVERSAL STUDIOS: We enjoy our last day in Los Angeles as we go to Universal Studios for a visit to their theme park based on the movie and television industry. While we are at Universal, we also take the Universal Studios Tram Tour to see some of the tricks used in making your favorite movie. After a day at Universal we head to Las Vegas for the next two nights. We arrive late in Las Vegas, Nevada where the Excitement and Glitter never sleeps!
12 LAS VEGAS / HOOVER DAM / LAKE MEAD: Today we have time to visit Hoover Dam and Lake Mead for pictures and spend another night in Las Vegas.
13 THE GRAND CANYON: This morning we leave Las Vegas and travel to what is considered to be The Greatest Natural Attraction in North America – THE GRAND CANYON! Then it is on to Flagstaff, Arizona for the night.
14 OAK CREEK CANYON / SEDONA / THE PETRIFIED FOREST / THE PAINTED DESERT: We leave Flagstaff and head down through Oak Creek Canyon to the Beautiful Town of Sedona, Arizona. When you look at the Canyon, it looks so familiar – then you realize you have seen the Huge Mesas and Buttes many times in the Old Western Movies. After spending some time in Sedona we go through The Petrified Forest and by The Painted Desert, into Gallup, New Mexico to spend the night.
15 GALLUP / OLD TOWN ALBUQUERQUE / TEXAS: This morning we continue through Indian Country into Albuquerque, New Mexico. We stop for Lunch and Shopping in Old Town Albuquerque. We head into the Panhandle of Texas to spend the night in Amarillo.
16 OKLAHOMA CITY / COWBOY HALL OF FAME: Today we stop in Oklahoma City to Tour the Cowboy Hall of Fame. This Oil Rich City even has an Oil Well on the Capitol Grounds. While in Oklahoma City we visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial Site. We spend the night in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
17 ARKANSAS / MEMPHIS / MISSISSIPPI RIVER: This morning we head toward Arkansas and Tennessee. Along the way we will visit the capitol in Little Rock and the Clinton Library. We overnight in Memphis.
18 TENNESSEE / WYTHEVILLE: This morning we leave Memphis and head through Nashville, Knoxville, and Bristol, Tennessee. We spend the night in Wytheville.
19 HOMEWARD BOUND: Today our journey is complete as we make our way home through the Shenandoah Valley with many new friends and fond memories of our visit to “The Great Southwest”!
Price per Person
Deposit$150.00 per person
• Round Trip Motorcoach Transportation
• 18 Nights Hotel Accommodations
• Baggage Handling at Hotels
• Admission to All Listed Attractions
• Trip Start Breakfast (Day 2)
• Services of a Tour Director
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