08/20/2018 - 08/28/2018

HIGHLIGHTS: Train ride across Texas, Santa Fe, Four Corners, Monument Valley, Sedona & Oak Creek Canyon, a visit to the Grand Canyon, & lots more … 11 Meals plus train meals included for Roomettes / Bedroom cars.


AUG 20…This is a trip that allows you to relax and choose your own activities, as you will spend 1 night in the beautiful BEAU RIVAGE of Biloxi along the Mississippi Riviera. The hotel along the Strip on the Gulf of Mexico offers great meals, entertainment, and if gaming is your interest, you have plenty of time to try your luck in their huge casino. (D)

AUG 21 … Breakfast and we motorcoach to the colorful Cajun Country of Louisiana.  We arrive in New Iberia and stop at the Conrad Rice Museum, the oldest Rice Mill in America.  Then its on to Avery Island to see where the famed local Tabasco Sauce is made, as we tour the factory.  Dinner should be lots of fun as we dine on Cajun Cuisine and dance to the energetic sounds of Cajun music. (B,D)

AUG 22… This morning we transfer to the station to board the train. Our group will settle in on the “Sunset Limited” as we will ride the rails across the southwestern lands of the USA. Everyone will have the option of a roomette or bedroom, or you may just want a recliner. All meals are included on the train for those that take sleeper rooms. You will overnight on the train. (B,train meals)

AUG 23 … Our route takes us all the way across Texas, as we begin to understand the huge size of the "Lone Star State." We come off the train in El Paso where a motorcoach will be waiting to take us to our hotel for a relaxing evening. (Train Meals)

AUG 24 ... SANTA FE ... Back on our motorcoach, we travel north through New Mexico to Santa Fe, the state's capital, located in the Sangre de Cristo foothills.  This ancient city, founded in 1610 by the Spanish, helped shape the west, and the final stop on the Santa Fe Trail.  The charming adobe architecture, the famous plaza in the center of town, and the many unique shops and restaurants, make this a most desirable destination.  We enjoy a narrated tour and overnight in the area.  (B)

AUG 25 … MONUMENT VALLEY ... This morning we travel north by way of Four Corners, where Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado come together. Later we meet our guides in Navajo country for a tour of Monument Valley Tribal Park You will enjoy fascinating geological and historical information pertaining to this amazing area also known as the “Land of Long Shadows”.  The guides are local Navajos that grew up in and around the Monument Valley area. During the tours, they will share interesting facts about the valley and its areas of interest. You will have the opportunity to stop and gaze at the panorama where John Ford, John Wayne, and countless other historical figures of the Southwest have left their footprints. Don’t forget your camera!  We overnight in Kayenta, AZ.  (B,D)

AUG 26GRAND CANYON … Today is certainly a highlight as we visit the Grand Canyon. With a stop at the Cameron Trading Post for authentic Indian crafts and souvenirs, we arrive at Desert View for a drive along the rim of one of the greatest natural wonders in the World, the Grand Canyon ...  277 miles long, 10 miles wide, and over 1 mile deep.  Arriving in the Bright Angel village along the Canyon, you have some time to browse at the rim, take pictures, before we continue to Sedona.  This artist community nestled in the red rock landscape of Arizona is one of the states most popular destinations.  We spend 2 nights in this scenic area.  Dinner at Judi's  (B,D)

AUG 27… In 1883, the town of Jerome was a booming mining town, and it still retains its old western flavor, with its historic sights and tourist shops.  From Jerome we continue to Clarkdale, where we board the Verde Canyon Train. Our ride takes us through Verde Canyon and to another old mining town, Perkinsville. Tonight is a treat at the Blazin’ M Ranch, with all the roast beef or chicken you can eat, followed by an entertaining western show. (B,D)

AUG 28 … This morning we transfer to the Phoenix Airport for our flight back home after a grand experience to the American West.

PRICE: $1699… Standard Coach Reclining Seat
             $1899 … Standard Roomette
             $2199… Deluxe Bedroom

Single Supplement … $450

Travel Protection: $105

Deposit Required: $200 per person

Final Payment Due: JULY 1, 2018

Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Prices reflect a double rate in Sleeper Cars, but one bed would be an upper berth and one, a lower.  All meals on the train are included for any person in Sleeper Cars.

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