KruseArizona Tours offers the following types of tours:
Historic Walking Tours – These tours give you an idea of what it was like to live in Tucson from about 1850-1910. They emphasize the history and architecture of the Barrio Historico, El Presidio Neighborhood, Armory Park, the original presidio, and the downtown commercial area. I also do some cemetery tours. Knowing our history gives you an idea of how Tucson got to where it is now including the importance of Rio Nuevo. These tours are done in 1870’s dress as I portray John Spring, the second public school teacher in Tucson. They are offered on weekdays (mornings and twilight) and Saturdays and last about 2 hours. The twilight tours (April – June, September, October) are followed by an optional, no-host dinner at a nearby restaurant.
Van Tours – These include Bisbee, Florence, Globe, Fort Bowie (4 miles if hiking, Butterfield Stage, Apaches, the two forts, and Geronimo), Presidio of Santa Cruz de Terrenate (Tucson’s little known sister presidio just west of Tombstone), Tombstone and ghost towns such as Fairbank. These are single day tours and are limited to 10-12 people.
Coach Tours – I do a limited number of coach tours that emphasize history and often include theatre productions and art museums such as the tour to the Phoenix Art Museum for the “Masterworks from El Greco to Picasso in the Phillips Collection.”
Most morning walking tours start with coffee and homemade pastries. All tours include an annotated bibliography.