Meals as indicated: (B) Breakfast, (S) Social, (D) Dinner.
DAY 1, JANUARY 18TH. PRINCE ALBERT SK - LETHBRIDGE AB: Meet fellow travelers along the way from Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Regina, Swift Current, and Medicine Hat. Overnight Lethbridge.
DAY 2, JANUARY 19TH. LETHBRIDGE AB - BUTTE MT (B/S): Montana bound, defined by its diverse terrain ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains. Stop at Coutts Duty Free before crossing the US border at the Sweet Grass. Weather pending, visit the Berkeley Pit. It was an open-pit copper mine, giving Butte the title of The Richest Hill on Earth. Now the mine is filling with water and is heavily acidic. A sad relic of greedy miners. From certain parts of the hotel you will be able to see Our Lady of the Rockies. A 90-foot statue, built in the likeness of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to be entirely nondenominational, sits atop the Continental Divide overlooking Butte, dedicated by workers to women everywhere, especially to mothers. Overnight Butte.
DAY 3, JANUARY 20TH. BUTTE MT - TWIN FALLS ID (B): Continue south into Idaho known for mountainous landscapes, and vast swaths of protected wilderness and outdoor recreation areas. Visit Idaho Falls Japanese Friendship Garden, Shoshone Falls “the Niagara of the West” near Twin Falls and the monument commemorating Evel Knievel’s 1974 attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon on a rocket cycle. Overnight Twin Falls.
DAY 4, JANUARY 21ST. TWIN FALLS ID - LAS VEGAS NV (B): Traveling through Wells, Ely and Hiko in State of Nevada, the western state defined by its great expanses of desert. Into the heart of Las Vegas, the 28th most populated city in the US. Stay, play and enjoy Fremont Street Experience, nicknamed “Glitter Gulch”, one of the most famous streets in Vegas besides “the Strip” and home to the world’s largest LED screen and some very special events. Overnight Fremont Street.
DAY 5, JANUARY 22ND. LAS VEGAS TOUR & HOOVER DAM (B): Morning step on guide with Wish You Were Here Tours taking you around Vegas, sightseeing special buildings and places. This afternoon, out to Hoover Dam for a power plant tour. Return to Fremont Street for the evening.
DAY 6, JANUARY 23RD. LAS VEGAS NV - BUENA PARK CA (B): Bring your inner child out while visiting Disneyland. The iconic amusement park featuring themed “lands” with rides, shows and costumed characters. The only theme park designed and built to completion under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. Overnight Buena Park.
DAY 7, JANUARY 24TH. BUENA PARK CA (B): Day tour with step on guide Wish You Were Here Tours taking you to Angels Cathedral, photo stop at Disney Concert Hall, lunch on own at Farmer’s Market, walking tour of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood and Highlands Complex. Overnight Buena Park.
DAY 8, JANUARY 25TH. BUENA PARK CA (B): Spend the day at Knott’s Berry Farm. There’s lots to do and see. Shows, anything from the Wild West Show, to the Mystery Lodge, and the Calico Saloon Show. Many days have Native American Dancers, and other smaller entertainment. Ride a classic Stagecoach, the Steam Train Ride, take the Sky Cabin for some scenic views, take the Mine Train walk through Ghost Town, do some shopping and be sure to try the famous great fried chicken at Mrs. Knott’s restaurant. Overnight Buena Park.
DAY 9, JANUARY 26TH. BUENA PARK CA (B) BUS DRIVER DAY OFF: Here’s an option for you to rest and relax. Or spend the day on your own at Universal Studios. Overnight Buena Park.
DAY 10, JANUARY 27TH. BUENA PARK - PALM SPRINGS CA (B/D): Tour the Crystal Cathedral “the largest glass building in the world”. Stop at Cabazon Outlet Mall which offers a unique desert landscape shopping experience, featuring 18 specialty retailers in a relaxed open-air environment. Then ride on the Aerial Tramway, the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world, from the floor of the Coachella Valley to relatively near the top of San Jacinto Peak. Enjoy the view and dinner while you are up there. Overnight Palm Springs.
DAY 11, JANUARY 28TH. PALM SPRINGS CA (B): Morning step on guide with Wish You Were Here Tours taking you by homes of movie stars and celebrities. Discover the Indian heritage. Free afternoon. Overnight Palm Springs.
DAY 12, JANUARY 29TH. PALM SPRINGS CA - MESA AZ (B): Brief stop in Quartzsite AZ, the RV boon-docking capital of the world. Quartzsite has become a mecca to visitors and exhibitors for rocks, gems, mineral specimens, fossils and everything under the sun during the town’s famous two month long gem show and swap meet every January and February. Overnight Mesa.
DAY 13, JANUARY 30TH. MESA AZ (B): Day tour with step on guide Arizona “ING” Tours taking you around the hot spots and sights through Mesa and Phoenix. Dinner on own at Organ Stop Pizza, one of the most unique family friendly restaurants with the largest Wurlitzer theater organ in the world. Powered by three turbine blowers (with a fourth as standby), it has more than 5,500 pipes. Casual, laid back and a ton of fun. Incredibly entertaining for ages 2 to 102 years old. Overnight Mesa.
DAY 14, JANUARY 31ST. MESA AZ (B/D): Mesa’s Market Place Swap Meet (for you early birds it is open at 7:00 a.m.). Vast outdoor marketplace, ever-changing and always exciting, with over 1500 vendors, live entertainment in their food court - you’ll have the best “Recreational Shopping Day” ever. This evening, enjoy the Barleens Dinner Show. Great food, like grandma used to make, great servers, ad the music show is fabulous! Overnight Mesa.
DAY 15, FEBRUARY 1ST. MESA AZ (B) BUS DRIVER DAY OFF: Here’s an option for you to rest and relax, or go exploring on your own. Go for a round of golf, or lay by the pool.
DAY 16, FEBRUARY 2ND. MESA AZ - FLAGSTAFF AZ (B/S): Today you will visit Montezuma Castle National Monument, which protects a set of well-preserved dwellings located in Camp Verde, built and used between approximately 1100 - 1425 AD. This afternoon, you will tour the Lowell Observatory, an astronomical observatory in Flagstaff. Established in 1894 - placing it among the oldest observatories in the US. This is where the dwarf planet Pluto was discovered in 1930. Then off to hotel for the 5:30 p.m. kick back snacks and beverages. The Lowell Observatory is only 1.4 miles away and open until 10:00 p.m. - you may want to go and have a look at the stars through the scope. Overnight Flagstaff.
DAY 17, FEBRUARY 3RD. FLAGSTAFF AZ - KANAB UT (B): Take in a part of the immense Grand Canyon, with its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history. Viewpoints include Bright Angel Lodge and Mather Point. Stop at Cameron’s Trading Post - learn about Navajo culture first-hand through their art. They sell hand-crafted jewelry of silver and turquoise, colourful rugs painstakingly crafted on looms, as well as pottery, baskets and paintings from many tribes throughout the Southwest. Cross the Glen Canyon Bridge, the fifth tallest bridge in the US. The Glen Canyon Dam manages water and power from the Colorado River. It supplies water to several states in the Lower Colorado River Basin. These states include California, Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico. Overnight Kanab.
DAY 18, FEBRUARY 4TH. KANAB UT - SALT LAKE CITY UT (B): Before leaving Kanab, wander down the street to Little Hollywood Museum & Trading Post. A cozy, offbeat museum featuring iconic movie sets and a variety of Hollywood memorabilia. Since 1924, the Kanab area has played host to over 100 films and several TV shows and was dubbed Little Hollywood. Next, wander to Nature’s Showcase, with its handmade stone art, wall hangings, clocks, bookends, coasters, décor and Kokopelli gifts. Shortly after leaving Kanab, stop at Moqui (Moki) Cave - once used by Anasazi people as a shelter or food store. Rediscovered by white settlers in the 19th century, it served as a speakeasy in the 1920s during Prohibition. In 1951, it opened as a tavern and dance hall. Currently, it contains a substantial rock collection, featuring ultraviolet-fluorescent minerals, fossils, pottery, spear points, American Indian artefacts and art, dinosaur tracks (estimated to be over 140 million years old), and displays about the Anasazi, the Ancestral Puebloan, and a gift shop. Then we’re off to Salt Lake City to tour Temple Square, a 10-acre complex owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the center of Salt Lake City. Experience the beautiful landscape and historic buildings related to Mormon pioneer history and genealogy. Overnight Salt Lake City.
DAY 19, FEBRUARY 5TH. SALT LAKE CITY UT - BUTTE MT (B/D): In your travels north to Butte, we’ll stop at Pocatello for a little light and funny to break up the day. Tour the Clean Museum - you will never run across anything like this, anywhere! The third vacuum cleaner in history is on display here. Don’s collection of cleaning stuff is a result of his founding a hugely successful forty-state cleaning business. Once you get settled into your hotel for the night, join everyone for a wind up banquet. Turkey with all the trimmings plus dessert. Reminisce about the things you have seen throughout the tour and mingle with your fellow travelers. Overnight Butte.
DAY 20, FEBRUARY 6TH. BUTTE MT - LETHBRIDGE AB (B): Continue north to Lethbridge with a stop at Sweet Grass Duty Free. Overnight Lethbridge.
DAY 21, FEBRUARY 7TH. LETHBRIDGE AB - PRINCE ALBERT SK (B): Bid farewell to fellow travelers as you drop people off from Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Swift Current, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert.
***Itinerary subject to change without notice.***
2020 CALIFORNIA ARIZONA TOUR INCLUDES:
PA Northern Bus Lines, driver, sound and entertainment system, lavatory, comfortable reclining seats and coach cleaned daily.
Hotel accommodations with luggage handling when available. 1 bag per person round-trip (weight 50 lbs / 23 kg or less). Luggage heavier than requirements will be declined.
All breakfasts ranging from continental to full hot buffet.
Meals included: 20 (B) Breakfasts, 3 (D) Dinners, 2 (S) Socials.
Dinner near San Jacinto Peak, Barleens show in Apache Junction and windup banquet in Butte.
Socials in Flagstaff and Butte.
Attractions and admissions as listed in itinerary.
Guided City tours of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Mesa, and Phoenix area.
Visit to Berkeley copper mine pit, Shoshone Falls, Fremont Street, Crystal Cathedral, Quartzsite, Mesa Swap Meet, Montezuma’s Castle Monument and Grand Canyon at Bright Angel Lodge and Mather Point.
Spend the day at Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm.
Tour Hoover Dam, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Lowell Conservatory and Salt Lake City Temple Square.
Ride the Aerial Tramway at Palm Springs.
Couple of free days to rest, shop, and explore on your own for silver, turquoise and more.
Make the tour fit your schedule. Contact Dana - Lobstick Tours Manager (Prince Albert office) at 1.800.665.0171 for a fly-in option.
PRICE: based on double occupancy.
$3,999.00 DOUBLE / $3,799.00 TRIPLE / $4,999.00 SINGLE / $3,699.00 QUAD
TIPS, TAXES & FEES INCLUDED IN THESE PRICES.
PAY BY: CASH, CHEQUE OR CREDIT CARD. DEPOSIT: $500.00 PER PERSON TO SECURE SEAT. BALANCE DUE: NOVEMBER 15TH, 2019.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
PASSPORTS - Are required for this tour and must be valid for 6 months beyond the date of return.
MEDICAL INSURANCE - All passengers MUST have adequate out of country medical insurance purchased at time of booking.
MANULIFE WORLD TRAVEL INSURANCE - We offer the personalized coverage that you need, to be financially protected against the cost of unexpected emergencies that may happen prior to or during your trip. For insurance rates contact Dana at Lobstick Travel 1.800.665.0171. Passengers have the option to obtain insurance at their discretion. If you decline or purchase insurance elsewhere, we require our waiver form to be signed and returned to Val.
CANCELLATION - If you must cancel for any reason, contact Dana at Lobstick Travel 1.800.665.0171 IMMEDIATELY.
CANCELLATION POLICY - Applies the day you notify us
60 days or more prior to departure - loss of deposit.
59 - 31 days prior to departure - 50% total cost.
30 days or less prior to departure - 100% total cost.