Free Spirit Vacations and Events

Sue Arko

For more information or reservations, please contact Free Spirit Vacations and Events at 480-926-5547 or [email protected]

Please note: Due to decreased capacity restrictions, it is important to book early, as space is limited.

Each year, Free Spirit presents “Around the Corner to Around the World,” an informative program where several travel professionals do a short presentation on their areas. We will be doing it virtually this year. Some of the trips to be discussed are Verde Canyon Railroad, Laughlin, Copper Canyon, Las Vegas, Navajo, Rocky Point, and more. RSVP to Free Spirit Vacations and Events at 480-926-5547, or [email protected], and you will be given the link.

New Year’s Eve at Historic La Posada

Dec. 31, 2020 to Jan. 1, 2021

Price: $425 pp/double; $495 pp/single

La Posada in Winslow, Ariz., will be the site for this exclusive New Year’s Celebration. In the tradition of architect and visionary Mary Colter, La Posada continues to inspire many renowned artists to create magnificent and memorable works. Dinner and New Year’s Eve celebration will be at the world-famous Turquoise Room, a fine and unique restaurant, providing a mesmerizing interpretation of Arizona food. Other Arizona treasures, including the Petrified Forest, Painted Desert, and Meteor Crater, are also part of this mini-getaway.

Utah Mighty 5 from Phoenix

Departs First Sunday of every month

Price: $1,899 pp/double; $2,249 pp/single

Join us for a seven-day adventure through Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion National Parks. These magnificent parks are known as the Utah Mighty 5. Each park will enable you to see unique geological formations, all within the region of Southern Utah. It will be a week you won’t soon forget!

Dolly Steamboat and Lunch

Nov. 11, 2020

Price: $129 per person

Travel the scenic, winding trail to Canyon Lake, framed by giant saguaro cacti, and board the Dolly Steamboat for a 90-minute narrated cruise of the secluded waterways of the “Junior Grand Canyon.” Tortilla Flats and lunch are also included.

Verde Valley Overnight

Nov. 13-14, 2020

Price: $395 pp/double; $475 pp/single

Highlights of this overnight getaway include first-class seating on the Verde Canyon Railroad, dinner at the Blazin’ M Ranch, and the Copper Art Museum. Overnight is at the Best Western Cottonwood Inn.

Zoo Lights Drive Thru and Dinner

Dec. 3, 2020

$115 per person

For the first time in the history of the Phoenix Zoo, experience millions of twinkling lights and dazzling animal sculptures from the comfort of your own vehicle. Tour the Africa Trail and see the all-new Wildlife Lantern Safari, featuring 66 animals: polar bears, mammoths, koalas, kangaroos, and more! Includes dinner at Buca di Beppos

Desert Botanical Gardens & Mill Ave Fair

Dec. 4, 2020

Price: $105 per person

Visit the Tempe Festival of the Arts, one of the Top 100 Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows in the nation. Then, enjoy a magical night as the Desert Botanical Gardens come to life with the soft glow from more than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags, thousands of lights, and entertainment throughout.

Prescott Christmas Parade and Lights

Dec. 5, 2020

Price: $115 per person

Travel to “Arizona’s Christmas City,” Prescott, and watch a legendary parade, complete with floats and marching bands. Parade seating and lunch included. We will also stay for the lighting of the Courthouse. A warm hospitality room will be provided in between the end of the parade and the lighting of the Courthouse Square. Drive through the light display in Prescott Valley on the way home.

Zoo Lights and Dinner at Organ Stop

Dec. 9, 2020

Price: $105 per person

Phoenix Zoo’s holiday light spectacular will make your season sparkle! Includes dinner at Organ Stop.

World of Illumination and Dinner

Dec. 9, 2020

Price: $125 per person

Discover a symphony of sight and sound at the world’s largest drive-through holiday light spectacular. Featuring more than two million LED lights animated and synchronized to the tunes of holiday classics, World of Illumination is the must-see family event of the season. Also included is a delicious dinner at Rustler’s Rooste.

Verde Canyon Magical Christmas Journey

Dec. 11, 2020

Price: $139 per person

Travel aboard Verde Canyon Railroad to the “North Pole,” making a couple of slow passes by the delightful and funny buildings, acrobatic elves, Santa and Mrs. Claus. First class seating is included, along with access to the open-air viewing cars for a better view of the fantastic decorations and illuminated buildings: Reindeer Flight School, Mrs. Claus’ Bakery, Elf Training Center, Naughty Kid’s Coal Mine, and the Ugly Sweater Factory.

Tucson’s 4th Ave Fair

Dec. 13, 2020

Price: $89 per person

Visit the 4th Avenue Holiday Fair which brings together 400+ arts and crafts booths, 35+ food vendors, two stages of live entertainment, street musicians, jugglers, and more.

Rockin’ 9 Mystery Tour

Jan. 9, 2021

Price: $109 per person

Back by popular demand! We’ll travel down the road a bit and stop somewhere you wouldn’t want to miss. Next, our lunch stop, then more surprises!

Snowbowl – Flagstaff Ski Vacation

Jan. 13-14, 2021

Price: $395 pp/double; $475 pp/single

Home to over 260 inches of annual snowfall, 2300 feet of vertical drop, and the largest beginner terrain in the Southwest—Snowbowl is Where Arizona Skis. Includes two days of skiing.

Verde Canyon Railroad

Jan. 16, 2021

Price: $149 pp (coach); $195 pp (first-class)

Board the Verde Canyon Railroad for a four-hour diesel train journey to places only accessible by rail. See crimson cliffs, eagle nests, white water rapids, and abandoned gold mines.

Sweet Basil

Jan. 20, 2021

Price: $135 per person

Travel to Sweet Basil, which makes the fun of cooking and entertaining come alive. Experience a cooking demonstration, concluding with a delicious lunch. Includes class and lunch. Conclude the day with shopping in Old Town Scottsdale and a stop at the Cosanti Foundation, a designated Arizona historic site. Hear the tones of bronze and ceramic wind-bells strikingly suspended amidst courtyards.

Uniquely Arizona Party Time

Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, 2021

Price: $299 pp/double; $350 pp/single

Travel to the Desert Bar for lunch on your own. This unique bar is situated in the Buckskin Mountains in Parker, Ariz., on land that was an old mining camp. Continue to Lake Havasu and enjoy a Tiki Bar Cruise with a beverage. Make a stop in the Route 66 Mining Town of Oatman, before continuing to Laughlin for the evening. On day two, explore!