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Small Group or Private Tombstone & San Xavier Mission Day Trip from Phoenix

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Phoenix, United States

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

On this all day trip from Phoenix to Tombstone, travel back to the days of the Wild West to 'The Town Too Tough To Die,' where you’ll visit the famous OK Corral and Big Nose Kate’s Saloon. Hear tales and legends of American outlaws in this legendary frontier outpost, where money, fame and lust were always at odds with the law. You’ll also visit San Xavier de Bac Mission while enjoying the drive back to Phoenix, for a full day of exploring two of Arizona’s most popular sights. Choose between a small-group or private option.
  • Day trip to Tombstone Arizona and San Xavier Mission from Phoenix
  • See OK Corral where the most famous gunfight in the history of the Old West took place
  • Visit the Mission at San Xavier del Bac
  • Includes a friendly and courteous expert guide
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional guide
Bottled water
Fuel surcharge
Gratuities
Lunch

Departure Point

1: Phoenix, AZ, USA
2: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note: if your hotel is not on the hotel list, please contact the supplier directly. If your hotel is not a pre-approved pick-up location, the supplier will determine a location you can meet to be picked up for your excursion. Contact details will be provided on your pre-paid voucher.

Departure Time

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Small Group Option
5/1/2020 - 12/1/2021
Tuesday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Saturday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Private Mini Coach Option
11/11/2020 - 12/1/2021
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Private SUV Option
5/1/2020 - 12/1/2021
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This historic day trip from Phoenix to Tombstone is like traveling back in time from a busy, modern urban metropolis to the days of the old Wild West. Here in The Town Too Tough To Die, hear the tales of debauchery and crime from this legendary frontier mining camp, where wooden buildings and dusty streets make it feel like it’s still 1880. 

While wandering the streets full of damsels and outlaws, stroll past Big Nose Kate’s Saloon that was once the Grand Hotel, which was built in 1881 and owned by a woman who was rumored to be the girlfriend of the feared gunfighter Doc Holliday. Make a stop by the OK Corral and hear about the infamous shootout, which some have called the world’s most famous 30-second gunfight. 

You’ll also see the Birdcage Theater, a strange combination of a theater, gambling parlor, saloon and brothel — the type of building that typified life in the old Wild West. At the Tombstone Historical Courthouse, see inside the home of Wyatt Earp and his gunfighting friend Doc Holliday, and travel up to Boot Hill Cemetery where famous frontiersmen are buried.

On the winding drive back north to Phoenix, stop outside Tucson for one of Arizona’s most popular Mission attractions: The White Dove of the Desert, Spanish-style Mission at San Xavier del Bac. The Catholic Mission was often referred to as 'the place where the water appears,' since the subterranean Santa Cruz River flows up to the surface nearby. After touring the historic Mission grounds, relax in comfort in the luxurious van as you enjoy the drive back to Phoenix with the earthy colors of the Sonoran desert racing just past your door.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Our first stop as we head into the wild west is the White Dove of The Desert; one of the Southwest’s best preserved missions at San Xavier del Bac. 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.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tombstone
We’ll head further south into the “Town too Tough to Die”. Tombstone was home to the true men and women of the West. Outlaws, businessmen, miners, and cattlemen flocked to the area in the late 1870s for their chance to strike it rich. The most famous lawman of Tombstone and the entire West was Wyatt Earp! Wyatt and his brothers originally came to Tombstone as entrepreneurs; however, with the increasing unrest, they needed to protect their investment in the mining industry and became lawmen. During the tour, guests will be able to stand on the very ground Wyatt Earp stood during the shootout at the OK Corral! While in Tombstone, you’ll 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 nightspot 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. For those men and women who were “overly brave” and fell afoul of the law, they had to make a visit to the Tombstone Courthouse. Included in your tour will be the entrance to the museum at the Tombstone Courthouse, which pays homage to the brave souls who did their best to keep the peace in this rough and tumble town. True to the reputation of the Wild West, gunfights and stand-offs were a weekly occurrence.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
O.K. Corral
he Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was a 30-second shootout between lawmen and members of a loosely organized group of outlaws called the Cowboys that took place at about 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 1881
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Big Nose Kate's Saloon
Historic destination for Southern & Mexican fare, live country music & Wild West reenactments.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Boothilll Graveyard
For those souls unfortunate enough to be on the losing end of those gun battles, they were buried at the infamous Boot Hill Cemetery. The cemetery aptly got its name from those who died with their boots on and were buried as such.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum of four (4) passengers is required in order for the tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Arizona state law requires children under 8 years to have either a child seat or booster. Child seats are not provided, please bring your own
  • Minimum age is 2 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Foldable wheelchairs are acceptable
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Detours of Arizona

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small Group or Private Tombstone & San Xavier Mission Day Trip from Phoenix?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Small Group or Private Tombstone & San Xavier Mission Day Trip from Phoenix.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group or Private Tombstone & San Xavier Mission Day Trip from Phoenix?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small Group or Private Tombstone & San Xavier Mission Day Trip from Phoenix.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small Group or Private Tombstone & San Xavier Mission Day Trip from Phoenix?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Small Group or Private Tombstone & San Xavier Mission Day Trip from Phoenix.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small Group or Private Tombstone & San Xavier Mission Day Trip from Phoenix?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small Group or Private Tombstone & San Xavier Mission Day Trip from Phoenix.

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Tombstone tour
Patricia_S
, Feb 2020
Our tour guide was nice. But didn't explain a lot of either the misssion or Tombstone. He spoke about his experiences which while interesting were not what I booked the tour for. I also felt the trip was a bit rushed as we had to wait 25min for food which meant we missed a show. I felt it was a long journey with little highlights
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Great day
dcbray60
, Nov 2019
Great tour guide with interesting information about the different locations along the trip. He was a little herky-jerky on the accelerator throughout the trip, though.
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Tombadtone
Rosemarie G
, Oct 2019
Montana was a great guide. He made sure everyone was well taken care of. He gave a lot of detailed information about the are. And, got a live the one-liners!! Thank you for a lovely day.
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Great Trip
morrison18017
, Sep 2019
My wife and I really enjoyed the entire trip. Plenty of time to see the mission, boot hill and especially Tombstone. Thanks to our tour guide Montana, we were always updated with historical details and information about each Tombstone character. The gun fight reenactment was excellent.
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Enjoyable
Andrew M
, Sep 2019
The San Xavier mission did nothing for me, Tombstone was a tourist trap but less so than I feared, the journey to and from Tomb stone is long so if you can find a more convenient base for the trip that would improve things
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Dan, our tour guide, was on his game! He was kind, knowledgeable, and flexible. The timing of the tour was off.
Coastal719188
, Jul 2019
Once we finally arrive at Tombstone it’s was 12:30 pm; I was hungry. Took a while to get and pay for lunch, leaving only 45 min to see Tombstone.
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Long Day from Scottsdale
noosalady7
, Oct 2018
With a 6am pickup in Scottsdale and a 4 hour drive to Tombstone and the Mission plus an hour in ocmmute traffic on the return extra - back at 8pm - I would not advise if you want to sit in a small 13 pasenger bus for that long. The driver talked non stop about Wyatt Earp - 4 hours without a break, 3 hours too long in Tombstone - lunch, Courthouse and Boot Hill out in the freezing cold was more than I could handle. I did not feel that is was good value for $150 without lunch.
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Exciting trip with a very good...
Philip H. D
, Mar 2018
Exciting trip with a very good guide. The van rode nicely and for a while had AC issues. Informative and fun tour.
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The trip gave you an idea of how...
Peter D S
, Mar 2018
The trip gave you an idea of how rough it was to live, if someone didnt shoot or hang you first, in those days. The gunfight was entertaining and the printing press was very interesting. The coach was not very comfortable, lacked legroom hence the score.
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Our guide Mark was fun and it was a...
Michaelanne G
, Oct 2017
Our guide Mark was fun and it was a good day trip. There was a lot to do in Tombstone and the OK Corral reenactment was a hoot!
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