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Day trip to Tombstone Arizona and San Xavier Mission from Phoenix

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  • 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
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Day trip to Tombstone Arizona and San Xavier Mission from Phoenix
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Day trip to Tombstone Arizona and San Xavier Mission from Phoenix
$158.99
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.
What to Expect
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.
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1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile
The most Western Experience

Montana our guide was extremely knowlegeable, professional and fun. He knows every bit of the town history. Also San Xavier Mission is a very intersting sight. And all the drive through the desert is really scenic.

Thank Marta_V_2891
DETOURSofArizona, Guest Relations Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

Hi Marta... Thank you for the opportunity to show you this beautiful countryside and we're so glad you enjoyed your tour with Montana. Please do come see us again soon, for another epic adventure!

Reviewed June 10, 2018
Great show.

Tombstone was fun and the the show well worth the money. The mission was awenspiring and lovers of American Art shoule visit it.

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed May 26, 2018
A Detour to Tombstone w/ Montana

Not only did Detours of AZ ensure that I was able to successfully surprise my husband for his birthday, they provided an amazing tour guide for the experience. Our tour guide, Montana, exceeded our expectations for the day trip. He was knowledgeable, kind, patient and...More

2  Thank IndianaGirlAtHeart
DETOURSofArizona, Guest Relations Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Thank you for joining us for your Detour of AZ to Tombstone, and for the opportunity to help you surprise your husband for his birthday. We're so glad it went off without a hitch! We appreciate your kind words and we're so happy that Montana...More

Reviewed May 1, 2018
So Much Fun!

The tour of the San Xavier Mission, Boot Hill Cemetery, the Tombstone Courthouse, and then time on our own was excellent! Our guide Montana was full of knowledge and gave us such a thorough explanation of the Earp's, Doc Holiday, etc even before we got...More

Thank Mary F
DETOURSofArizona, Guest Relations Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Thanks Mary... We're so glad you and yours joined us for a tour to the San Xavier Mission, Boot Hill Cemetery, and Tombstone Courthouse. This is one of our favorites too! Thank you for sharing how Montana was able to make your tour extra special...More

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Canceled Trip

My trip was canceled. I booked the trip months in advance and there was no follow through. My trip was canceled at the last minute. I booked trips with Detours everyday for a week and the only trip they could they followed through on was...More

Thank kimberlykalafus
DETOURSofArizona, Guest Relations Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Thank you for reaching out and letting us know about your trip to Arizona. We are very happy to hear that you went on our Grand Canyon National Park Tour and our Phoenix/Scottsdale City Tour. During certain busy times of the year, most of our...More

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