Signature City Tucson
Dive deep into Tucson’s colorful history as you learn about important monuments, Spanish colonization, pioneer settlements and rich traditions of art, education and cuisine.
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Program No. 20397RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

In a high-desert valley surrounded by four mountain ranges, Tucson has emerged from a landscape inhabited by Native Americans 12,000 years ago to become a cosmopolitan city of a half-million — alternately shaped by Spanish invasion, Mexican jurisdiction, Old West settlers and the founding of a major university in 1885. Discover this fascinating evolution during a remarkable city adventure that delves into the area’s archaeology, desert landscapes, arts and music, museums, sumptuous local cuisine and more.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • On a field trip to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, explore a world-class zoo, natural history museum and botanic garden.
  • Visit the studio and gallery of the late Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia.
  • Experience some of Tucson's special highlights.
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