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Tour code: 5350PVH
Enjoy an introduction to Phoenix's historic attractions and popular spots during this half-day sightseeing tour with an expert guide. Riding in air-conditioned comfort through this fast-growing city in the Sonoran Desert, drive by highlights such as the Arizona State Capitol building, Wrigley Mansion, Senator Barry Goldwater’s former estate and the Arizona Biltmore. Admire natural treasures including Camelback Mountain and South Mountain Park, and have time to browse shops in Scottsdale’s Old Town. You'll learn from your guide about the region’s history, Native American culture, wildlife and landmarks.

Highlights

  • 4-hour tour of Phoenix and Scottsdale
  • Enjoy free time to browse the shops and art galleries of Old Town Scottsdale
  • Drive by the Arizona State Capitol, Camelback Mountain, Senator Barry Goldwater's estate, Wrigley Mansion and more
  • Learn about the Sonoran Desert climate and South Mountain Park
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Get an overview of the area and find out about great places to visit at leisure after the tour

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What You Can Expect

Phoenix / Valley Area Highlights

Phoenix / Valley Area Highlights

Choose from a morning or afternoon tour that starts with pickup from your Phoenix hotel.

Your guide welcomes you aboard your climate-controlled van and provides an introduction to the region’s history as you set out on your sightseeing tour in and around Phoenix.

Phoenix is situated in the Sonoran Desert, a swathe of land that covers 100,000 square miles (260,000 square kilometers) of Arizona, California, and the northwest Mexico. Your guide shares informative commentary about the animal and plant life, geography and climate of the arid region, and describes aspects of the many Native American tribes in this region.

Some of the natural treasures you see are Camelback Mountain near Scottsdale, and South Mountain Park. From South Mountain’s lookout point, perched at 1000 feet (305 meters) above the desert floor, take in sweeping views of Phoenix.

In downtown Phoenix, your guide points out landmark buildings and sports stadiums that are home to the Arizona Diamondbacks (baseball) and Phoenix Suns (basketball). Drive by the elegant Arizona State Capitol building — built in 1898 as part of Arizona's push to become a state. Then get photo ops of other architectural gems such as the Arizona Biltmore, the Wrigley Mansion and the former estate of United States Senator Barry Goldwater.

Head into Scottsdale’s Old Town, a vibrant pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with great shops, restaurants and art galleries, and take about one hour to browse on your own. Your guide can provide the inside scoop on local favorites, including places that you can return to later on your own.

Customer Reviews

Daniel G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The tour guide was knowledgeable and willing to give us additional information and extra perks at every site!

Kathryn W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

TERRIFIC BECAUSE OF THE TOUR GUIDE!

Richard H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Chris did a great job and was very knowledgeable.
Great stories and history.
Highly recommend Chris.

Guest USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

I took this tour in August 2013 and had a FABULOUS time! Our tour guide, Princely was amazing. When going on this tour, request tour guide - PRINCELY. He knows everything about Phoenix. Princely took us to many famous local attractions and pointed out great restaurants. He gave us plenty of time to walk around the shops, see a local museum and walk around Scottsdale. He also drove us up to South Mountain for a spectacular view of Phoenix. From local politics....to agriculture....and food Princely knows everything about Arizona. He works hard and provides TREMENDOUS customer service.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND PRINCELY'S TOUR FOR TOURISTS OF ALL AGES AND......CORPORATIONS THAT ARE VISITING ARIZONA. You will learn everything there is to know about Arizona.

Alice H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

Our driver and tour guide, Will, was extremely knowledgeable. Our group turned out to be very small, so it was very personable. It is a great tour to get a highlight of the area and would highly recommend taking the tour early in your visit so you can go back to restaurants and attractions highlighted. There were so many recommended and interesting places!

Thomas W USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2010

Fantastic overview of the Phoenix area. The tour guide was great. He was friendly and personable.

Ian C United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2008

The trip gave us a good introduction to Phoenix and the area. The driver was very friendly and had a great deal of knowledge about the area, both the city and the desert. Not to be missed.

Henk H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

We enjoyed the sightseeing tour in Phoenix and Scottsdale. We were in a small bus and everyone interacted, which was very nice. Our driver was informative and funny. He is a good ambassador for your company. Thank you.

Marlene C

4 star rating: Recommended June 2012

Our driver/tour guide was prompt to pick us up at our resort and he was very funny and knowledgeable during the tour, always answering my (many) questions :) The only reason I give this 4 stars and not 5 is simply because there isn't that much to see in Arizona, however, we did see all there is to see and I'm pleased my boyfriend and I decided to take this tour. I would recommend it to first timers in this area.
Also, I loved the 2 shops our tour guide suggested we check out when he dropped us off at Old Town Scottsdale for some shopping. Thank you

Douglas H

4 star rating: Recommended March 2012

the trip was great. We enjoyed the guide, Michael and he made the whole experience pleasurable. We got something that we hadn't expected, a tour of South Mountain. We didn't get what we had expected, a tour of the Goldwater house and the Wriglle mansion. But we were satisfied.

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