Day 1 Phoenix-Tombstone-Tucson-Phoenix (337 miles)
Known as the "Town to Tough to Die", Tombstone was home to the true men and women of the West.
While in Tombstone, guests have a chance to visit both sides of this "colorful" town. The original gathering spots for outlaws and gunmen who strolled into town were Big Nose Kate's Saloon and the Bird Cage Theatre. The Bird Cage Theatre, which had the reputation as "the wickedest night spot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast", was a saloon, gambling parlor, and theatre show that provided entertainment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 8 years to anyone brave enough to enter.
As we return to Phoenix, we visit the Mission San Xavier del Bac, (also known as the White Dove of The Desert) one of the Southwest's best preserved. Founded in 1692, the San Xavier Mission is still in operation and allows guests to marvel at the ornate craftsmanship showcasing both Spanish and Native influences. Original frescoes and statuary are still on display within the mission for guests to admire as well.
Founded in 1879, Tombstone is a historic town and national historic landmark district. Visitors enjoy reenactments of gun duels, and performances and festivals that celebrate the wild west. Important attractions include the O.K. Corral frontage, Boothill Graveyard, Schiefflin's Mine, Big Nose Kate's Saloon, and Bird Cage Theatre.
Tucson has grown into a modern metropolis without entirely sacrificing its historic quarters. Equal parts college town and retirement community, it's one of the more attractive big cities of the Southwest.
The Mission San Xavier del Bac is a historic, Catholic mission founded in 1692 by Father Eusebio Kino. Still actively run by Franciscans, visitors can admire the beautiful architecture and paintings while attending mass.
Departure & Return
Complimentary pick-up service available from most hotels in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe area between 6:30am, and return at 6:30pm. All tour times are approximate. Exact pick-up time will be provided upon reconfirmation 24 hours prior to tour.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Entrance Fees into Tombstone Courthouse and Boothill Graveyard
Unlimited bottled water
OK Corral entrance fee
Third party activities
Temperatures in Tombstone vary by season. We recommend guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.
Guests must bring a driver's license or Passport on the Tombstone day tour as we are traveling close to the US/Mexico border.
All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book the airline tickets until you received the confirmation.
Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your e-ticket. You must print and bring e-ticket(s) on your trip, as they serve as proof of purchase.