Great Trains and Grand Canyons

      Sedona, Arizona, USA

      SJ
      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
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      66 reviews
      May 5 - 10, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 4
      Great Trains and Grand Canyons
      Sedona, Arizona, USA

      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
      • Email address verified
      66 reviews

      May 5 - 10, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 4

      About this trip

      This "hub & spoke" tour—with one hotel stay from which we venture out—allows you to see the colorful southwest and experience two rail journeys. Visit an Indian village, a mining town, great shopping in Sedona, and, best of all, awe-inspiring canyon views, including the greatest of them all, the Grand Canyon.


      Note: the date has changed from what we showed originally. The tour is now returning the Friday before Mother's Day.

      Highlights

      • Two Rail Journeys: Grand Canyon Railway and Verde Canyon Railroad • Grand Canyon Nat’l Park • Oak Creek Canyon • Sedona Trolley Tour • Chapel of the Holy Cross • Tlaquepaque & Uptown Sedona • Montezuma Castle •Jerome • Chuckwagon Supper & Show

      Details

      *Price is per person based on room occupancy chosen. Premier World Discovery operates the tour as a disclosed principal. The deposit is $725 per person. The tour balance is due 2/5/24 with a discount of $100 per person if paid by paper check or e-check via WeTravel.

      • The document required is a government-issued REAL ID with a photo. • Insurance coverage included is Premier’s TPP; for coverage details, see premierworlddiscovery.com/tpp.html covering cancellation charges; other terms at steviejaytravel.com/terms are incorporated by reference. • A local host is provided only from Champaign to Chicago O’Hare Airport to get you checked in for your flight, but not as a host on the tour. Price and details are subject to change. If you do not want to be covered by the included Travel Protection Plan (TPP), enter the discount code NO-INSUR for a $325 per person reduction when booking.

      Tour Activity Level: (2)

      EASY  1  (2)  3  4  ACTIVE. On a scale of 1 to 4, the tour is a 2, easier than average.

      Level 1: The tour operates at a very leisurely pace and involves some minimal physical activity such as climbing stairs, boarding a motorcoach, walking into a museum or other venue and walking from the hotel reception area to hotel rooms and dining areas.
      Level 2: This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to walk some stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
      Level 3: This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days. You should be in good health, able to walk a flight of stairs or more and participate in walking tours or nature walks possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets with periods of standing.  There could be some early and late activities, and temperature and altitude changes.
      Level 4: This tour is active, requiring participants to be good physical shape to fully enjoy the experiences. This itinerary has more activities which may include such things as longer walking tours over uneven ground, transfers over uneven and dusty terrain, high altitudes or very early morning departures. All conditions do not apply to all days, so please read the itinerary carefully and speak to one of our Reservations Coordinators to determine if this tour is right for you. Unfortunately, this tour is not appropriate for individuals who use wheelchairs, scooters, walkers or similar equipment.I don

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      The Premier Compass Club rewards our valued guests with special recognition and a Compass Club Loyalty Credit on future tours and cruises. Guests who have completed a trip will automatically be enrolled and receive an additional $100 per person or $200 per couple Compass Club Loyalty Credit applied to their next Premier World Discovery tour or River Cruise. Loyalty Credit is valid for 24 months from your last tour.

      Travel Protection Plan option for Refund

      FULL REFUND if sick and unable to travel*, or canceling for any reason, get a 75% credit towards a future Premier World Discovery tour later in the year (the latter applies up to 48 hours before scheduled departure). The included Travel Protection Plan costs $325/399/499 per person and is not refundable.

      The Travel Protection Plan also includes Post-Departure coverages for Trip Interruption and Delay, Baggage/Personal Effects and Delay, Emergency Accident/Sickness Medical Expense, Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation of Remains, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Non-Insurance and Emergency Travel Assistance Services 24/7. 

      premierworlddiscovery.com/tpp.html

      *You are also covered if there is a death in the immediate family.

      Click green button, upper right to book

      Book securely online 24/7* by clicking the green button at the upper right or call Bill Owen at 217 619-0202 or Mary Beth at 217 840-8724. Or mail a deposit check to Stevie Jay Travel, 4413 Trostshire Cir, Champaign, IL 61820. 


      *Credit cards or "e-checks" from a checking account are welcomed and entered securely on WeTravel.

      Hotel accommodations (5) nights

      5 Nights - Hilton Sedona Resort, Sedona Courtyard by Marriott, Poco Diablo Resort, or Element Sedona, Sedona. On some dates, an alternate hotel may be used

      What’s included

      • Round trip motor coach
        transportation from Central Illinois
      • Round trip flights
      • Round trip transfers
        from airport to hotel
      • Tour director,
        baggage handling, transportation, sightseeing, and admissions per itinerary
      • 8 Meals
        5 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners
      • Current taxes and fees
        (tax/fuel surcharges are subject to change)
      • Hotel accommodations
        (hub & spoke: 1 hotel stay)
      • Features per itinerary
        including two train rides, Sedona trolley tour, chuckwago supper & show
      • Travel insurance
        Premier World Discovery's TPP (Travel Protection Plan) is included

      What’s not included

      • Tips
        to Tour director, drivers, and local guides; allow $72-108 per traveler for the whole trip
      • Airline checked bag fee
        $35 for checking a bag (subject to change)

      Available Packages

      Double Room Traveler

      Room for two people. The package includes Premier World Discovery's Travel Protection Plan of $325 per person; coverage may be waived by entering discount code NO-INSUR.

      $3,899
      Deposit: $725
      Single Room Traveler

      Room for one person. The package includes Premier World Discovery's Travel Protection Plan of $325; coverage may be waived by entering discount code NO-INSUR.

      $4,749
      Deposit: $725
      Triple Room Traveler

      Room for three persons using existing bedding (two double beds). The package includes Premier World Discovery's Travel Protection Plan of $325 per person; coverage may be waived by entering discount code NO-INSUR.

      $3,869
      Deposit: $725


      Itinerary

      Day 1, Sunday 5/12/24
      Champaign-Chicago/O'Hare-Phoenix-Sedona

      Arrive at the Phoenix Airport and meet your Tour Director. Board a deluxe motorcoach and travel north to beautiful Sedona. This upscale resort, retirement, and artist community is set amongst the red-hued rocks of Oak Creek Canyon. Your home for the next five nights is a picturesque property in the Sedona area. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner with fellow travelers. (D)


      More Photos includes a larger map in the Photo Gallery at the bottom of the webpage

      Your Organizer


      SJ
      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
      66 reviews
      Stevie Jay has been leading tours and broadcasting in radio for decades now. He's crazy about his wife, Janet, and their four kids. Bill Owen has been designing custom tours for 51 years and lives in an olive grove. Stevie Jay 217 840 9913; Bill 217 619-0202. Our home page is at www.steviejaytravel.com.

      Reviews

      We had a great time! Travel was super easy with our bus to and from the airport, check-ins at the airport and into each hotel. It was great to have days perfectly planned with a great list of activities. We really enjoyed our travel guide in San Francisco - he was so knowledgeable and did a great job showing us around. Our LA guide was OK but I think it was hard to see much of interest as LA seems so spread out. We also wanted to provide a special 'shout out' to our bus driver (Ruben w/Via) for the week. Ruben was fantastic!! Would definitely go again!
      By Robert R for Wisconsin to World Ag Expo in California on Mar 03, 2024
      It was a delightful trip! Mary Beth does a beautiful job, as usual. Every detail went smoothly and was handled first class! 'Sorry to learn that there are no other day trips planned for the future. Janann Vance
      By Janann V for Yuletide Celebration 2023 on Dec 17, 2023
      The trip was good except for the flight which is normal and the bus back from Ohara but understand this will be corrected and gift available for future trips. But I also must mention the dinner on the last night there. Dinner was a long way from hotel and the time we it took us plus and the time we returned just did not make any since, since several in our group had to get up to catch their plane home early in the morning. It would have made much more since to have this dinner the night prior and the last dinner could have been held in the hotel or a walking distance from the hotel and much earlier. This should be looked at on any of your future trips
      By Michael M for Culinary Journey Through Tuscany on Nov 06, 2023
      Overall, it was a great trip! The group guide was excellent and the local guides were also very good. I learned something new every day and have amazing photos to remember this trip for years to come!
      By Maryann H for Culinary Journey Through Tuscany on Nov 03, 2023
      I enjoyed the accommodations, the tour of Provence, small towns, the guide, Gerard, the luxurious bus and wonderfully competent driver, Alessandro. The experience were exuberant, cooking class, truffle hunting and tasting, the boat ride. I enjoyed the people and camaraderie.
      By Kathryn M for Provence & Riviera, Off the Beaten Path on Oct 18, 2023
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