tours are organized and escorted by Pleasurebent
Tours of Tucson. Green Valley Recreation
has had a long term and very positive relationship
with Pleasurebent Tours. Our tours leave
from Desert Hills Social Center upper parking
lot at the advertised time. The tours can
be purchased at any Major Social Center
office or online. The tour fee includes
motor coach transportation, tour director,
admissions, advertised meal (tax and tip)
and driver tip. Because of the necessity
of the tour company to pre-arrange and pre-pay
for bus accommodations, admission tickets
and meals, no refunds will be issued after
the cancellation date stated on the reservation
confirmation. All trips are open to GVR
Members and their guests. You may register
at any GVR Major Center.
Wednesday: A Better Bisbee Tour
The charming, historic city of Bisbee, AZ is more
than just the “main street” along Tombstone Canyon.
Explore this town founded in 1880 by Judge DeWitt
Bisbee, a financial backer of the Copper Queen
Mine. Upon arrival in Bisbee we board jeeps and
their guides will take you on a comprehensive
tour exploring this town that once boasted a population
of 25,000 in the early 1900's and was the largest
city between St Louis and San Francisco at the
time. Jeeps are perfect vehicles to explore the
narrow, steep streets that connect the various
levels filled with architectural treasures. After
the jeep tour we enjoy a delightful lunch at Cafe
Roka located on Main Street. After lunch spend
free time at the Bisbee Mining and Historical
Museum which has preserved the town's legacy although
the mines closed in the 70's. Fee for GVR members
is $129 and bring a guest for $134. Fee includes
transportation, tour director, jeep tour, lunch
(tax & tip), museum admission, bus refreshments
and driver tip. Bus departs from Desert
Hills upper parking lot at 8:15AM and returns
at 5:30PM. Deadline to purchase tickets, 10/23/13.
No refunds after 10/23/13.
Wednesday: Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and
Often requested and sure to sell out fast this
trip will take us to Phoenix for a little shopping
fun. We begin our morning with a light continental
breakfast served on the motorcoach because we
need to get an early start. Our main stop today
will be the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. With
over 250 stores and many restaurants we know you
will certainly find plenty of variety here. Take
time for leisurely lunch or just keep shopping.
Nordstrom (today is their Half Yearly sale for
women and kids), Dillard’s, Neiman Marcus, Coach
and Pottery Barn are just a few of your choices.
You'll have approximately 4.5 hours to find that
perfect item! En route back to Tucson we have
a stop planned at the Melting Pot for chocolate
fondue treat! What a perfect way to end our day.
Fee for GVR members is $71 and bring a guest for
$76. Fee includes transportation, services of
a tour director, light continental breakfast,
chocolate fondue snack, bus refreshments and driver
tip. Bus departs from Desert Hills upper
parking lot at 7:30AM and returns at 6:30PM. Deadline
to purchase tickets, 11/1/13. No refunds after
Friday: Canyon Lake Boat Tour on the Apache Trail
Today we will board our deluxe motorcoach and
travel to Canyon Lake, which is located north
of Apache Junction. We'll make a rest stop in
Florence. For lunch we travel to the Mining Camp
Restaurant. This eatery is full of western atmosphere
and the platters of food served to our group will
make your eyes pop. We then travel along the paved
portion of the Apache Trail. Tucked into the base
of the Superstition Mountains is a beautiful man-made
lake called Canyon Lake. We board Dolly's Steamboat
and cruise Canyon Lake as the captain narrates
on the scenery, geology and history of the area.
Steep canyon walls ascend out of a crystal blue
body of water. This makes for a very enjoyable
1½ hour cruise. We travel home today full
of great memories of this wondrous part of the
state. Join us! Fee includes transportation, services
of a tour director, lunch (tax and tip), boat
fare, bus refreshments, and driver tip. Fee
for GVR members is $101 and bring a guest for
$106. Bus departs from Desert Hills upper parking
lot at 8AM and returns at 6:15PM. Deadline to
purchase tickets, 11/1/13. No refunds after 11/1/13.
Tuesday: Chihuly at the Desert Botanical Gardens
and Cerreta Candy Company Tour
A special exhibition of renowned artist, Dale
Chihuly is the focus of this trip that takes us
to Phoenix. The exhibit at the Desert Botanical
Garden will feature new and unique works of glass
sculpture located along the Garden's trails. Dale
Chihuly is known for his innovative glass sculptures
and his work is immediately recognizable for its
grand scale and use of vibrant colors. Chihuly
in the Garden is a unique exhibition of his works
in a desert environment. We'll enjoy a delicious
lunch at Gertrude's located at the Gardens where
the menu showcases local ingredients from artisans
and farmers from Arizona and the Southwest. Afternoon
finds us traveling to the Cerreta Candy Company
to enjoy a factory tour of the 40 year old business.
We'll learn how the candy makers produce their
wonderful caramels, camelbacks and caramel popcorn
as well as many other sweet items. We'll have
a chance to sample some of the finished products!
This promises to be a fantastic day outing. Fee
includes transportation, services of a tour director,
all admission fees, lunch (tax and tip), bus refreshments
and driver tip. Fee for GVR members is
$110 and bring a guest for $115. Bus departs from
Desert Hills upper parking lot at 8:30AM and returns
at 6:15PM. Deadline to purchase tickets, 12/10/13.
No refunds after 12/10/13.
SURE TO PICK UP A COURSE CATALOG AND CHECK OUT
ALL OF THE TOURS!
All trips are open to GVR Members and their guests.
You may register at any GVR Major Center. Please
note the last date for cancellation of a trip.
Because of contractual commitments, refunds can
not be made after the cancellation date.
are escorted by Pleasurebent Tours.
You may register at any GVR Major Center.