Tempe Arts Festival and Holiday Shopping

December 5, 2024 thru December 6, 2024

A two-day trip featuring Tempe Festival of Arts, with around 350 vendors of hand-made goods. Plus, shopping in Scottsdale’s finest districts including Kierland Mall, Scottsdale Quarter, Fashion Square, and Old Town Scottsdale! The perfect opportunity to complete your holiday shopping or treat yourself.


Transportation

Motorcoach

Duration

2 days, 1 night

Activity Level

3: Moderate

Meals

3 meals (1 breakfast, 2 lunches) included

Availability

Available

Pickup/Dropoff

Roundtrip door-to-door livery service


Tour Highlights

  • Cosanti Originals  
  • Welcome Lunch 
  • Kierland Mall  
  • Scottsdale Quarter 
  • Fashion Square/Old Town Scottsdale 
  • Tempe Festival of the Arts

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
  • Roundtrip door-to-door livery service
  • 1 night lodging
  • 3 meals (1 breakfast, 2 lunches) included
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • Motorcoach refreshments
  • Services of a Professional Pleasurebent Tours Tour Director
  • Admissions & tours as described
  • Taxes and gratuities for included items


Day 1 - Arts & Shopping

Depart from Tucson, heading straight to the Cosanti Originals Gallery and Studio. Discover the unique bronze wind-bells and sculptures that make this a must-visit for art enthusiasts. After, check into your hotel, leaving time to refresh before a welcoming lunch.

The afternoon is yours to explore the upscale Kierland Mall and Scottsdale Quarter, a shopping haven for those seeking both luxury brands and unique finds. As the day winds down, enjoy the freedom to dine independently.

Meals Included: (L)

Day 2 - Tempe Arts Festival

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel before heading out to explore Fashion Square’s upscale boutiques and Old Town Scottsdale’s charming streets. Post-lunch in Scottsdale’s culinary scene, dive into the artistic vibrancy at the Tempe Festival of the Arts, which consistently ranks among the Top 100 Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the nation. You’ll find a range of arts from wood to photography to ceramics, wearable art, jewelry, and other categories. Around 350 artist booths line the streets presenting unique, and hand-made artwork.

Enjoy dinner at your leisure among the festival’s diverse food offerings, before returning to Tucson.

Meals Included: (B, L)

Itinerary is subject to change.


Package Pricing

$895 per person

Double occupancy

Deposit: $100

$1,055 per person

Single occupancy

Deposit: $100

Final Payment Due:

October 1, 2024

Deposit: N/A

Price Includes

• Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
• Roundtrip door-to-door livery service
• 1 night lodging
• 3 meals (1 breakfast, 2 lunches) included
• Baggage handling at hotels
• Services of a Professional Pleasurebent Tours Tour Director
• Admissions & tours as described
• Taxes and gratuities for included items


Booking Policy

Final Payment Due: October 1, 2024

Cancellation Fees:

  • None through October 1, 2024
  • $100 – October 2 – 29, 2024
  • 100% after October 29, 2024

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.

Travel Insurance

In today’s changing travel environment, it’s important to help protect your travel investment so you can relax and enjoy your trip. Unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss or even a sudden sickness or injury could impact your travel plans. For your convenience, we offer a Travelex Insurance Services protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected.

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ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING

Activity level for this tour is 3 - Moderate.

Expectations: Expect a moderate amount of walking. There will be time to rest on the coach and between attractions. To enjoy this tour, you should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing stops or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening. There may be some changes in altitude or temperatures.

Appropriate for: Most travelers beginning with those who are moderately fit, lead semi-active lives, are comfortable participating in long days of activities and expect some physical exertion.

ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Hotel housekeeping tips are not included.

LIVERY

For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

In December, Tempe, Arizona, experiences mild temperatures with daytime highs in the mid-60s to low 70s°F (around 18-22°C) and nighttime lows in the mid-40s°F (about 4-7°C). It's advisable to wear layered clothing, including long sleeves and a light jacket for the cooler evenings and mornings. Wear comfortable shoes for walking.

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