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Small Groups. Big Adventures. Spirited Friendships.

Celebrate the journey in small groups!
Since 1984 Kindred Tours has been exploring the world, with a particular focus on the American Southwest.
We also offer domestic travel, some international travel and cruises.
Safe and affordable tours designed for grown-up people.
Solo Travelers, Couples and Partners.

Safe. Affordable. Bus-loads of Fun!

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Trips & Tours

Gallivant Series

Kindred Tours offers a wide variety of domestic travel, along with some international destinations and cruises.  Our tours are artfully planned, allowing you to really explore your destination, whether by river, road, rail for all three.
Working on your bucket list and don’t see your dream destination?
Call us—we can send you anywhere in the world.

Backyard Series

Sunny Phoenix is more than the land of Wile. E. Coyote and his Roadrunner sidekick.  There’s a trail for every skill level, cheap eats, ethnic cuisine, a burgeoning brewery scene, tranquil desert gardens, world class museums, a rich arts-and–culture environment, and so much more.   Big on adventure, easy on the pocketbook, the Backyard Series invites you to get out and explore your own city. 
Southwest Adventure Series
This is the Kindred Classic Tour, small group exploration of the Great Southwest—America’s playground!   We’re talking Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Colorado and Southern California, and  as luck would have it, we are strategically headquartered smack-dab in the middle of all of all this natural wonder!  These are driving tours, ranging from one-day trips to week-long journeys.   
Club Stylin' Series
Way back when, our bus driver took a wrong turn, which led to a hysterical day filled with big laughs and spontaneous side-trips.  Someone on the tour described that rolling party vibe as “Club Styling” and it just stuck.  Today we’re Club Styling whenever we get the band back together—festivals, parties, Camp TJ, and Broadway shows… because life’s a party and you don’t want to be the girl in the bathroom. 

Gallivants

Cape Cod & the Islands Cape Cod & the Islands
Cape Cod & the Islands

featuring Boston, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket & Newport
September 22nd– 28th, 2019

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Santa Fe & Taos Santa Fe & Taos
Santa Fe & Taos

August 5th-8th, 2019

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North Rim of the Grand Canyon North Rim of the Grand Canyon
North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Arizona’s Ultimate Fall Leaves Driving Tour!
September 27th-29th, 2019

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Catalina Island Catalina Island
Catalina Island

November 10th-13th, 2019

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Spotlight on Washington Spotlight on Washington
Spotlight on Washington

Exploring America’s Capital
April 9th-14th, 2020

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The Durango/Silverton Railroad The Durango/Silverton Railroad
The Durango/Silverton Railroad

& Mesa Verde National Park
July 22nd-25th, 2019

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Smokey Mountains & Bluegrass Smokey Mountains & Bluegrass
Smokey Mountains & Bluegrass

Featuring Three Nights at Nashville’s Opryland Resort
October 2nd-9th, 2019

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Yellowstone & the Wild West Yellowstone & the Wild West
Yellowstone & the Wild West

Featuring Jackson, Grand Teton National Park & a Yellowstone Wildlife Safari
August 16th-22nd, 2019

Havasu Balloon Festival! Havasu Balloon Festival!
Havasu Balloon Festival!

January 9th-11th, 2020

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Classical Italy by Rail Classical Italy by Rail
Classical Italy by Rail

Featuring 4 Nights in Rome & Florence
November 5th-14th, 2019

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The Canadian Rockies The Canadian Rockies
The Canadian Rockies

& Chateau Isabella
August 16th-24th, 2019

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Switzerland and Germany Switzerland and Germany
Switzerland and Germany

with Oberammergau Passion Play
July 26th – August 2nd, 2020

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Mexico’s Copper Canyon Mexico’s Copper Canyon
Mexico’s Copper Canyon

8 Days, 7 Nights Motorcoach/Rail Tour
September 30th-October 7th, 2019

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Baja Whales and Wine Baja Whales and Wine
Baja Whales and Wine

Experience the Gentle Giants of Baja California!
February 26th-March 4th, 2020

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New Orleans Holiday New Orleans Holiday
New Orleans Holiday

December 8th-12th, 2019

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White Mountain Getaway White Mountain Getaway
White Mountain Getaway

August 19th-21st, 2019

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Lake Havasu City Festival of Lights Lake Havasu City Festival of Lights
Lake Havasu City Festival of Lights

& Boat Parade
December 6th-7th, 2019

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Spotlight on London Spotlight on London
Spotlight on London

Featuring Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Big Ben and so much more!
May 21st -27th, 2020

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Secluded and pristine Christopher Creek, Arizona is a mountain [...]

The Durango/Silverton Railroad

Monday July 22 - Thursday July 25

& Mesa Verde National Park July 22nd-25th, 2019

Mystery Tour!

Saturday July 27

We’re super excited about this Mystery Tour!  Dress comfortably [...]

We’re heading into northeastern Arizona to the Petrified Forest [...]

FAQ’s

How do I sign up for a tour?2019-01-24T12:56:36-07:00
Check out online for one-stop shopping, or call the office to make a reservation.  You may reach our voicemail, after all we are in the travel business, but leave us a message and we’ll always call you back to confirm.  
What if the trip is full?2018-12-14T13:10:39-07:00
We’ll always encourage you to USE THE WAIT LIST!  When a trip fills, and it can happen very quickly, we begin a wait list. If there’s enough participation to fill a second bus, we’ll let you know.  We’ll also check with our wait list, should we have any cancellations, fielding those requests in the order in which they were received.
How do I pay for my tour?2019-01-24T13:02:57-07:00
Use your credit card when you sign-up online, or when you call the office to make a reservation.  We do not keep your card credit information on file.  You can also sign up for a tour, receive confirmation of your reservation from the office, and then pop a check into the mail.  Most reservations for extended tours require a $100 deposit, with the balance to be paid closer to the date of the tour.
Can you find me a roommate?2018-12-14T13:10:26-07:00
We get asked this question a lot, and the answer is always yes!  Don’t let the fact that you are single keep you from signing up for a tour.  The majority of people who travel with Kindred Tours are single.  They sign up for a tour, we assign them a roommate, and they often go on to become lifelong friends.  We have decades of success matching roommates.
Can I pay a Single Supplement?2018-12-14T13:10:21-07:00
If you really feel that you’d like to have your own hotel room, consider paying a single supplement.  A single supplement is just the additional 50% on the hotel room expense that you would have shared with a roommate.
How do I know if the Activity Level is right for me?2018-12-14T13:10:14-07:00
Kindred Travelers range in age from 50 to over 100 years old, an enormous span that encompasses a huge range of abilities.  We work hard every day to provide great tours to meet the needs and the interests of our entire group.  If  you are unsure if a tour is right for you, we invite you to call the office  to discuss your concerns.  We’re happy to provide you with more detail about a tour and answer your questions.  We’ll work with you to find your perfect tour.
Do you have bathrooms on your buses?2019-01-24T13:18:44-07:00
We get this one a lot!  But you needn’t worry about bathroom breaks.  We make a stop for coffee and doughnuts early into every tour, usually at a roadside rest-area, and always conveniently located near a restroom.  We make regular pit stops through the day, and our drivers brag that they know every public restroom in the American Southwest.  Ask any Kindred Traveler and they’ll say that they all had concerns about bathroom breaks heading into their first tour that were quickly forgotten.
Can I arrange a Kindred Tour for my group?2019-01-24T13:11:55-07:00
Absolutely!  And there are so many great ways that we can work together.  Select a tour from our newsletter or website, and we’ll take care of all the details—providing marketing materials, sending a representative to speak with your group, and collecting payments.  If you need help selecting a tour, give us a call.  And you’re not limited to our current selection of tours.  We’ll work hard to customize or plan a tour specifically for your group.  Just give us a call, and we’ll get started.

Where do I meet the bus?

East Valley:
Mesa Hilton Hotel
1011 W. Holmes Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210

This is the Fiesta Mall region, and the Hilton Hotel is easily viewed from the U.S. 60/Superstition Freeway.  Exit the freeway at Alma School and head east to Holmes.  Park and wait for the bus at the west end of the hotel parking lot. 

Scottsdale:
Fry’s Market Place
8900 E. Via Linda
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

The Scottsdale pickup location can be easily reached via AZ 101/Pima Freeway.  Exit the freeway at 90th Street, and travel east to Via Linda.  Look for Fry’s parking lot on the north side of the street.  Park and watch for the bus to pull up in front of the store.

Phoenix:
Paradise Valley Community Center
17402 N. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032

The Paradise Valley Community Center is easily found on 40th Street, north of Bell Road.

Northwest Valley:
Springhill Suites Hotel
at Arrowhead Town Center

7810 W. Bell Road
Glendale, AZ 85308

This is the Arrowhead Mall region.  Springhill Suites Hotel is on Bell Road, east of AZ 101/Pima Freeway.  Turn north on 79th Ave and use the parking lot on the west side of the hotel, facing the Old Country Buffet. 

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Sandra@kindredtours.com

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Gilbert, Arizona 85234