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Grand Canyon Explorer II
Total Number of Days: 0
Class of Tour: Moderate

Tour Comments:
From the Valley of the Sun to the Seventh Natural Wonder of the World, cross Arizona from the south to the high country and, along the way, travel on some of America's history in the form of Route 66 and the Grand Canyon Railway!!!

Consumer Price: TBA


Day 1Arrive in the Valley of the Sun and check into your hotel, either the Country Suites, Phoenix or the Comfort Suites, Tempe. Collect all vouchers and itinerary for 6-night package.
Phoenix, AZ
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Country Inn and Suites

Day 2Enjoy a relaxing morning around the pool or take advantage of the world-class shopping in Scottsdale or Tempe before departing for Sedona.Travel Highway 17 and then 179 to arrive at the home to over 300 artists and many art galleries. Enjoy the visual spectacle of the red rocks, drifting clouds, towering pinnacles and sheer canyon walls which lend incredible beauty to this area. Enjoy shopping or a scenic jeep tour with Pink Jeeps through the vivid red rocks or a breath-taking helicopter tour over the area. Relax at Slide Rock State Park along Oak Creek. Check into the Best Western Inn of Sedona set on five acres of land overlooking the spectacular red rocks.
Sedona, AZ
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Best Western Inn of Sedona

Day 3Relax at the heated pool and spa at the hotel or for the more enegetic, enjoy the many hiking trails available in the area. Travel to Jerome (25 miles; 0.5 hours) which is still part ghost town with the old, empty buildings hinting at yesterday's glory. The entire town is perched high on the side of Cleopatra Hill overlooking the Verde Valley and it has been declared a National Historic Landmark. Walk through the shops and galleries which line the main street of this artist's community.
Sedona, AZ
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Best Western Inn of Sedona

Day 4Depart Sedona and travel up Oak Creek Canyon where a ribbon of trees with brilliant, multi-colored leaves line the creek and bright red rocks comprise the background to Flagstaff (27 miles; 0.75 hours), located at the base of Mount Humphrey and nestled among majestic ponderosa pines. Flagstaff boasts many attractions including national forests, museums, golfing and historic landmarks.The Museum of Northern Arizona is the ideal introduction to the native peoples and natural sciences of the Colorado Plateau region. Depart Flagstaff along Highway 40 E to the Williams turn-off (exit 163). Williams is home to the only portion of the famed Route 66 to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This same stretch of road, approximately two miles in length and comprising the major artery through Williams, was also the last stretch of the Mother Road to be removed from the Interstate Highway system (1985). Today you can cruise the loop on historic Route 66 in Williams, or take a leisurely stroll along the many shops and restaurants that line this legendary roadway. Check-in to the Holiday Inn, Williams.
Williams, AZ
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Ramada Williams

Day 5The historic district of this once a bawdy frontier town, now offers glimpses into Williams' colorful past. Saloons, bordellos, and shops have been brought back to life through the care and concern of present-day Williams merchants. Visitors can now safely stroll the brick sidewalks of the historic district, enjoying the sights and sounds of times now nearly gone. But don't be too surprised if you find yourself accosted by "cowboy gunfighters" - they're a mainstay of Williams summertime entertainment! Relive the excitement of the Old West aboard a historic train to America's national treasure - Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon Railway departs daily from Williams, Arizona. The excitement begins at the Williams Depot where you can enjoy many attractions and activities such as a free museum and a live Wild West shoot-out and then...All Aboard! www.thetrain.com Passengers may choose from five classes of service as they travel across 65 miles of beautiful northern Arizona countryside including pine forests, high desert plains and small canyons. Strolling musicians and western characters combine to recreate train travel as it was at the turn-of-the-century. Grand Canyon Railway arrives in the heart of Grand Canyon National Park's historic district at the Grand Canyon Depot. During your 3-1/2 hour layover at the Grand Canyon, you may spend the time on your own or opt for a fully-narrated motorcoach tour. When you return to Williams, kick off your boots and relax in the comfort of Grand Canyon Railway's new Fray Marcos Hotel. Enjoy impeccable hospitality as you reminisce about your experiences aboard Grand Canyon Railway.
Williams, AZ
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Ramada Williams

Day 6Depart Williams for the Valley of the Sun (230 miles; 4 hours). Check into the Country Suites, Phoenix or the Comfort Suites, Tempe.
Phoenix, AZ
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Country Inn and Suites

Day 7Depart for home.
Phoenix, AZ
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