Welcome DreamTrip: Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
3 Nights
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About Your Trip

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Discover what being a DreamTrips™ Member is all about on this Welcome DreamTrip to Scottsdale, Arizona. Enjoy a private, 2-hour sightseeing tour of Saguaro Lake aboard the newly remodeled Desert Belle — the boat’s double-decker design with large windows and an open-air upper deck offers unobstructed views of the landscape. Marvel at steep canyon walls, ancient geological formations and desert flora and fauna as the boat cruises around the lake. Animal sightings may include bighorn sheep and eagles. Then, spend the rest of your time in Scottsdale exploring the area on your own, or enjoying all that the award-winning Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch has to offer.

What we love:

• Saguaro Lake, in Tonto National Forest, is a 10-mile-long (16-kilometer-long) reservoir named after the Saguaro cactus that dots the desert landscape.
• The complimentary Scottsdale Trolley is an easy way to get around the downtown.
• Scottsdale’s 1st golf course opened in 1920. Today, the city and surrounding area includes approximately 200 courses, many within a short drive of your lodgings.

What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 4 days and 3 nights in Scottsdale, Arizona, as well as:
• Private 2-hour cruise aboard the Desert Belle; includes transportation and gratuities.
• Complimentary use of the resort’s fitness center.
• Complimentary 2-hour bicycle rental per registered guest (on a 1st-come, 1st-served basis).
• 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
• Resort fees and guest-room taxes.
• An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.



Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), approximately 15 miles (24 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Airport Transfers


Airport transfers for this trip are provided only for Platinum Members. If you are not a Platinum Member, make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.

Platinum Members Only: Shared round-trip airport transfers are included from:
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) to the hotel on September 8, timing based on flight details provided.
The hotel to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) on September 11, timing based on flight details provided.

To arrange your airport transfers, please submit flight details HERE by August 25.

Please note: Transfers are provided only for the airport(s), dates and times listed above.



This trip will close by August 13.

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Hotel Details
Award-winning spa hotel, The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, is located near a 36-hole championship golf course that overlooks the Camelback Mountains. Its decor features hacienda-inspired colors and accents. Guests are welcome to use the outdoor pools as well as the nearby 7-mile (11-kilometer) trail for jogging or biking.

Hotel features:

• 1 restaurant and 2 bars.
• 2 outdoor pools.
• Luna Spa with European skin care treatments.
• 1 fitness center.
• Bike rentals.
• Complimentary valet and self-parking.

McCormick Standard Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 queen beds.
• Maximum occupancy 4 people.
• Plush pillow-top mattresses.
• Lavish marble bathroom with separate vanity.
• Dual closets.
• In-room refrigerator by request and subject to availability (US$10 per day).
• Complimentary Wi-Fi in your room.

Check-in: 4 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 21.

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
7700 E McCormick Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85258, United States

  • Destination
    Known as the “West’s Most Western Town,” Scottsdale lies within the Sonoran Desert of central Arizona. Once a desert community of ranches and farms, Scottsdale has grown into a city frequently named one of the best places in America to visit, live and do business. Low humidity, year-round warm weather and more than 330 days of sunshine result in a favorable climate that attracts tourists and outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world.

    Its downtown is full of world-class museums, lively nightlife and large retail venues. Old Town Scottsdale features original buildings from the late 1800s and early 1900s, including a general store, bank and saloon. The nearby desert is home to spa resorts, golf courses and mountains such as the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, with more than 100 miles (161 kilometers) of scenic hiking trails.
  • Platinum Inclusions
    On this DreamTrip to Scottsdale, Arizona, Platinum Members will be treated to shared round-trip transfers between the hotel and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)*. For more information and to submit your flight details, please see the What’s Included section above.

    *Includes taxes and tolls. Gratuities are not included and are at your own discretion.

    Life is great when you’re a Platinum Member!
  • Itinerary
    Day 1

    Check into the resort at any time after 4 p.m.
    1-6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the resort lobby.
    7-8 p.m.: Welcome reception at the resort.

    Day 2


    7-10:30 a.m.: Grab-and-go breakfast available at Bar Six40.
    8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Private 2-hour cruise aboard the Desert Belle; includes transportation and gratuities.
    • 8:30 a.m.: Pickup from the resort and transfer to Saguaro Lake.
    • Embark on 2-hour cruise; includes light brunch fare, 4 mimosas or Bloody Mary cocktails per adult* and unlimited water and soft drinks. Cash bar is available for purchase of additional drinks.
    • 12:30 p.m.: Return to the resort.
    The rest of the day at your leisure.

    Day 3

    7-10:30 a.m.: Grab-and-go breakfast available at Bar Six40.
    A day at your leisure.
    3-course farewell dinner at Chart House restaurant; includes transportation, taxes, fees and gratuities.
    • 5:45 p.m.: Pickup from the resort and transfer to Chart House for group farewell dinner.
    • 6-8 p.m.: Enjoy a 3-course dinner, with unlimited domestic beer and house wine for adults, as well as soft drinks, coffee and tea. See Additional Information for menu details.
    • 8:15 p.m.: Return to the resort.

    Day 4

    7-10:30 a.m.: Grab-and-go breakfast available at Bar Six40.
    Check out of the resort by noon.

    *The minimum age to consume alcohol on this excursion is 21 years. Valid ID is required. Age is determined at the time of travel.

    Itinerary subject to change.

  • Additional Information
    Adult and children’s pricing may vary depending on the travel date. Click BOOK IT for detailed pricing information.

    We base children’s pricing on their age at the time of travel. Their reservation has to be booked and paid for in order for you to check them in.

    Please remember to book a reservation for everyone you’re bringing along on your DreamTrip before you travel. Otherwise, they’ll be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.

    Gratuities are not included at the resort. We suggest US$3 per day for housekeeping, and US$5 per bag for porterage.

    Sample menu for 3-course farewell dinner:
    • An appetizer of Caesar salad with garlic croutons.
    • Your choice of prime rib or lemon-herb-crusted salmon as your main dish.
    • Cheesecake for dessert.
  • Policies
    Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are on a per-person basis.

    *This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

    Name Change Policy: If you change any name(s) on your booking 45 days or more before the start date of your trip, there will be no fee for the name change(s). If you change any name(s) on your booking 44 to 31 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll be charged a fee of US$50 per name change. Name changes are not permitted within 30 days of the start date of your trip.

    Welcome DreamTrip Eligibility Policy: The new member rate is available for members who book their first Welcome DreamTrip within 90 days of joining the DreamTrips community. The special new-member rate only applies to your first Welcome DreamTrip booking, and only if booked within the first 90 days of membership. Members not in that window can book a Welcome DreamTrip for the higher, existing member rate, which can be viewed in the drop-down menu. If you book your Welcome DreamTrip at the new member rate but are outside of your 90-day window of eligibility, we will email you to collect the difference between the new member rate and the member rate. You must pay the difference within 72 hours or your reservation will be canceled.

    Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

    Contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

    At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

    Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

    In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

    Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

    Please note: Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

    Members with additional people in the room, not booked prior to travel, will be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.

    Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

    Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.

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