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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
From US$154.00
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.
Reviews (53)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Full day and worth the time!

This is a great day trip including 3 stops, San Xavier del Bac Mission near Tucson, Boothill Graveyard, and Tombstone. It begins early- 6am hour from Phoenix with a very convenient hotel pick up. Montana was our tour guide and has immense knowledge of all...More

5  Thank Brittany M
DETOURSofArizona, Guest Relations Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Brittany for your high recommendation. We’re so happy you thoroughly enjoyed your tour with us, and that Montana can provide you excellent service for your tour to Tombstone. You’re correct that this is a must see for a Wild West Enthusiasts! Please do...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Old Tombstone

We were in Tombstone several years ago and had a ball ! I got to dress up like Wyatt Earp and have my picture taken with a dance hall girl. The saloon, mission, stores and stagecoach ride were fascinating . OK Carrol where the shoot...More

4  Thank frank c
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile
Highly recommend to everyone - Montana you were great!!

Today we went on a tour of Tombstone, departing from Phoenix, with our amazing guide Montana! Although it was an early start it was well worth it. From the picturesque scenery to Montana’s wealth of knowledge and corny jokes it was a journey worth taking....More

4  Thank beckybeadle
DETOURSofArizona, Guest Relations Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Hi Becky… Thanks for taking a moment to share your experience about your tour with us to tombstone. Were so glad we could show you this very cool Town, in our special way. We’ll be sure to pass along your feedback to Montana, with hopes...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Another great tour!

This year I picked Tombstone. Our tour guide, Montana not only had a lot to offer about the history but it all was that much more fun as we were able to use that info when there. Thank you Detours for another great tour. Next...More

2  Thank LisaV2277
DETOURSofArizona, Guest Relations Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Awesome Lisa! Thank you for coming out again for another great tour with us. We agree that Tombstone is such a cool place, and it was our pleasure to show it to you in our special way. We’re thrilled to hear that Montana Natalie had...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Visit to Tombstone Western Experience

Great way to spend a day out in Southwest Arizona. It is a full day out and a lot of travelling but Montana the guide is very knowledgeable and time passes quickly. The small coach is very comfortable and air conditioned. The small chapel is...More

1  Thank Alan B
DETOURSofArizona, Guest Relations Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Hi Alan… Thanks for joining us for tour to Tombstone and for taking a moment to share your experience. We’re so glad you enjoyed the service that Montana provided as your Guide and that he was very knowledgeable and help the time pass quickly, while...More

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