Don't let this handsome devil fool you. They eat rattlesnakes for dinner.
They're not regularly scheduled, so please call and inquire as to availability.
Half-Day Tour: The morning portion of our "Tucson At Its Best Tour," including the University of Arizona, Presidio San Agustin del Tucson (a Spanish fort founded in 1775), the Railroad Station (where Wyatt Earp and "Doc" Holliday gunned down Frank Stilwell), Hotel Congress (gangster John Dillinger was captured here), Sentinel Peak ("A" Mountain, where Tucson was born) and Mission San Xavier del Bac. Or, if you prefer just the afternoon segment, we'll zip you right out to your choice of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, or Old Tucson Film Studios and Theme Park and back. Either tour is $48 (+tax) for adults; $36 (+tax) for kids 12 and under and includes admission to both destinations.
Empire Ranch and Wine Country Tour: Saddle up and hit the trail to visit one of the largest cattle outfits in the entire western U.S. in the late 1800s. Sprawling over nearly a million acres, the Empire Ranch sure did live up to its name. Set under a deep-blue sky that stretches forever, guided tours take visitors through the Ranch House and various out-buildings including the adobe hay barn. See for yourself what life was like on a real cattle ranch and p/s, it weren't nothin' like "Dallas." Then we'll head over to two of the finest little wineries this side of the Sierra Nevadas, Canelo Hills and Kief Joshua, for a taste of Southern Arizona at its best. $58 (+tax) for adults and $38 (+tax) for kids 12 and under. Tour prices include tastings at wineries.
Tombstone and More, Tour: We depart Tucson in our 14-passenger van at 9:00 a.m. and arrive Tombstone by 10:30. After a brief stop at Boot Hill Cemetary, we head into town. Guests stroll Main St. at their leisure, eat lunch, shop, sight-see, stay out of gun fights, and/or visit the Birdcage Theater before meeting the van at the opposite end of the street at 4:00 p.m. We return to Tucson at approximately 5:30 p.m. Costs are $48 (+tax) for adults, and $40 (+tax) for kids 12 and under. A tour of Kartchner Caverns can be added to this tour, but requires a paid-in-advance, two-week prior reservation, owing to the strict visitor limitations of the Caverns. Costs for the combined Tombstone/Kartchner Caverns tour are $78 (+tax) for adults and $66 (+tax) for kids 12 and under. Alternatively, a tour of the Empire Ranch can be added to our Tombstone tour on the second Saturday of each month. We depart Tucson at 9:00 a.m., arrive the Ranch at 10:30 for an 11:00 a.m docent-led tour. The tour departs the Ranch around noon and arrives in Tombstone by 1:00, where guests explore on their own before departing at 4:00 p.m., arriving Tucson 5:30 p.m. Costs are $58 (+tax) for adults and $48 (+ tax) for kids 12 and under.
Sonoita: Cattle and Wine Country. Ya, I know what you're thinkin' and no, it ain't Napa but I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Vineyards set amidst the high desert grasslands against the Santa Rita and Chiricahua mountain backdrops. Just add a rocking chair and a glass of pinot and you're not thinking Sonoma, you're thinking heaven.
Empire Ranch: One of the largest cattle ranches in the entire United States in the late 1800's; nearly 1,000,000 acres, and over 40,000 head of cattle. Yep, you counted right, one million acres! Today, 42,000 acres remain and have been designated the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, under the control of the Bureau of Land Management. The original buildings and later additions are in the care of the Empire Ranch Foundation, for preservation and educational purposes. Our tour begins at the Huachuca House before heading over to the first set of rooms built on the ranch, a four-room adobe, Main House. We then visit the Victorian Additon Ranch House, the Ranch Office and Headquarters, the "Cowboys' Cook's Quarters and Cowboys' Shower & Laundry," and the Stone Corral and Adobe Hay Barn. If you ever dreamed of riding the open-range, this is where your journey begins.
Kartchner Caverns: One of the most spectacular series of "living" limestone caves in the world. 'Nough said.
Tombstone: Yep, this is where it all started, the real wild, wild West. We'll need to be out of town by sundown.
Bisbee: One of the most if not THE most prolific copper mine in the world. 8 billion pounds of copper. 2.8 million ounces of gold. 77 million pounds of silver. All worth about $21.3 Billion today! If you've never done any prospectin' on your own, don't miss the Queen mine tour.
Titan Missile Museum: Tucson was in the Top-10 U.S. targets of the Soviet Union during the Cold War. This Titan missile installation has been preserved intact--'cept of course the warhead has been removed--I think. I do know that the Russians still keep an eye on it.
Pima Air and Space Museum: If you're into planes, you've got to see this place. It's the most extensive collection of flying machines outside the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
If you have a group of eight to fourteen or more, shoot me an e-mail via the Contact Us page. Let me know how many and what you'd like to see and I'll let you know how much it would be per person.