February 26 – March 3, 2018. Join us as we escape the cold of winter and fly to warm and sunny Arizona! We have packed the tour itinerary with spectacular entertainment and popular attractions.
Your Tour Includes:
- Airfare from Salt Lake City
- The Dutton Family Show
- Barlene Arizona Opry Variety Show
- Rhythm Cats (Rock & Roll) at Silver Star
- Organ Stop Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Show
- Live musical at the Hale Center Theater
- Apache Trail scenic drive & Tortilla Flats
- Dolly Steamboat excursion on Canyon Lake
- Admission to Martin Auto Museum
- Phoenix Sightseeing Tour with Guide
- Free time in historic Scottsdale
- Choose between the Musical Instrument Museum
- OR a major league spring training baseball game
- 5 night at the Park Hyatt Hotel
- 10 Meals (4 dinners, 1 lunch, 5 breakfasts)
- Deluxe motor-coach transportaton
- Tour Manager to accompany the group
Double Occupancy – $1468.00
Triple/Quad occupancy – $1435.00
Single Occupancy – $1817.00
All rates listed are per person based upon occupancy.
Airfare from other cities can be arranged and the tour price will be adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for more information and assistance.
*Trip cancellation and emergency insurance available. Please inquire.
$225.00 deposit is required to hold your space.
Final payment is due on or before December 17, 2017.
Call Knight Tours and Cruises 1-877-811-3244
Plan now to join us in the fun on this spectacular tour!
Come and experience the fun, warmth & beauty of the “Valley of the Sun.” Check out the itinerary to learn about all the fun planned for this relaxing and entertaining tour!
Arizona Entertainment Tour Itinerary
Monday, February 26th – Today you’ll board your mid-day flight bound for Phoenix, where the sun spends the winter. Our comfortable accommodations are at the Hyatt Place Hotel. Tonight your Tour Manager will host a welcome dinner at the acclaimed Claimjumper Restaurant. (dinner included)
Tuesday, February 27th – Located some 20 miles east of our hotel is Arizona’s desert Lake Region known as the Apache Trail. Here, the starkly beautiful Sonoran Desert meets the strikingly handsome Superstition Mountains. President Roosevelt said, “The Apache Trail combines the grandeur of the Alps, the glory of the Rockies, and the magnificence of the Grand Canyon.” Today you will travel a portion of the Apache Trail, making a stop at beautiful Canyon and board the Dolly Steamboat for an awe-inspiring 90 minute nature cruise in the Tonto National Forest. Have your cameras ready for some great wildlife viewing of eagles and bighorn sheep. Other possibilities include: bobcats, mountian lions, deer, coyotes, vultures and hawks. Before returning to the city we’ll pay a visit to Tortilla Flats the last surviving stage coach stop on the Apache Trail with a population today of only 6 residents. It really is a fun visit back in time.
The Barlene Arizona Opry Dinner Theatre has been entertaining guests for years. Besides providing you with a great meal this evening, you’ll be presented with a spectacular musical variety show. You’re in for some great entertainment along with a little side splititng comedy and a bunch of wholesome family fun. (breakfast & dinner included)
Wednesday, February 28th – We will begin our sightseeing tour today at 10:00 am and travel to Phoenix where our local city guide will shae her knowledge of Phoenix with us. You’ll be charmed with the history, architecture and folklore of the capital city in “The Valley of the Sun.”
Later on we will visit nearby Scottsdale. Located in the beautiful Sonoran desert, Scottsdale is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale annually rates among the nation’s most desirable communities to live in and visit. Our visit will include Scottsdale’s vibrant downtown, which is home to many fabulous restaurants, unique botiques shops, and art sculptures and flowering gardens. While visiting Scottsdale you’ll hve time to purchse lunch and do some souvenir shopping.
The Silver Star Theater takes entertainment to the next level. We will be treated to a dinner show where the headling entertainers, The Rhythm Cats, will present “Rock & Roll with the Oldies.” You’ll be tappin’ your feet and humin’ along with great music from the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. This is one evening that you’ll never forget. (breakfast & dinner included)
Thursday, March 1st – This morning is your morning to relax, after all, you’re on vacation. You might want to sleep in, take a morning’ walk, or enjoy a dip in the swimming pool. Later this morning you’ll have a choice of two great options to occupy your afternoon.
Option #1 – Rising from the desert terrain of North Phoenix is the Musical Instrument Museum, better know as the MIM. This is a great addition to the worldwide community of museums and it is devoted to music. This museum is so fascinating that most visitors consider this to be one of their top attractions while visiting the Phoenix area. MIM’s collection is truly global in scope, with 10,000 instruments and artifacts from nearly every country in the world. Each exhibit includes high quality audio/video that allows guests to see and hear the instruments being played in the cultures where they originate.
Option #2 – “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” Over a dozen of the Major league baseball teams come to the Valley of the Sun for their spring training camps. This afternoon you can sit back in a modern and comfortable ball park (with reserved seating) and enjoy America’s favorite pastime – baseball!
After dinner at the Cheesecake Factory, we are off to the Dutton Theater. The Dutton Family has been winning the hearts of Branson theater-goers for over a decade and will win your heart here in Arizona where they spend the pleasant winter months entertaining the Snowbirds. You may have seen the Dutton’s on the television production of “America’s Got Talent” here they placed in the top 10. They really do have talent and you are in for a great show this evening. (breakfast & dinner included)
Friday, March 2nd – We have kept this morning free for you to do as you wish. Perhaps you’ll want to take the opportunity for a round of golf at Toka Sticks Golf Club, attend the nearby Gilbert LDS temple or go shopping at the new San Tan Village, an open-air mall with a great atmosphere and shops like Dillard’s, Macys, Disney and more. Arrangements for transportation to these optional excursions can be arranged for a minimal fee.
This afternoon a fun lunch is planned at the Organ Stop Restaurant which is the home of the world’s largest Wurlitzer theater organ. This is truly an afternoon of fun as you are entertained while you dine. The organist will play popular hits and also take requests…..so get ready with your favorite song. (The restaurant will only be open at this time for small private groups like ours so that we have a more intimate dining and entertainment experience).
While in Mesa we will also pay a fascinating visit to a working orange grove where you can learn about citrus farming and taste some amazing fresh squeezed orange juice. We’ll also pay a visit to the beautiful manicured grounds of the Mesa LDS temple. After making time for dinner we will wind down our day at the Hale Center Theater for a lighthearted musical entitled, “No, No, Nanette.” You’ll recognize some of the popular songs such as: “Tea for Two” and “I Want to be Happy” and many more. The Hale Center Theater always produces quality entertainment and tonight will be no exception. (breakfast & lunch included)
Saturday, March 3rd – Just a few miles from our hotel here in Gilbert, the city developed a nature preserve in 1999. This 110 acre site is now as the Riparian Preserve at Water Park. It has over 298 species of birds that make their home on or around the 7 water basins that take up 70 acres of the park. We will visit here briefly this morning and learn from the park’s naturalist about this unique setting. Then we are off to the famous Martin Auto Museum. This is one of the finest private collections of cars from a bygone era. These vintage and classic ars are all in mint condition and you’ll have fun snapping photos of these beauties.
After a lunch stop we will make our way to the Phoeix airport to catch the flight back to Salt Lake City. We are certain you will agree: The Valley of the Sun’s natural beauty, history, people and entertainment create an experience you’ll always remember. (breakfast included)
Be sure to enroll soon for the spectacular springtime tour.
Call Knight Tours and Cruises 1-877-811-3244