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  • Location:Phoenix, Arizona
  • Duration:5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Small-Group Tour: Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip

Take in the highlights of Phoenix and Scottsdale, the largest cities in the Sonoran Desert, during a 5.5-hour tour with a knowledgeable guide. Admire the natural beauty of South Mountain, then discover history and architecture in downtown Phoenix, at the Arizona State Capitol, Arizona Biltmore and more. Learn how Phoenix has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Neighboring Scottsdale features a vibrant downtown district full of local businesses and cultural events. Top off your tour with a delicious included lunch featuring classic southwestern fare.


  • Small-group 5.5-hour sightseeing tour of Phoenix and Scottsdale
  • Drive through the Sonoran Desert to South Mountain Park
  • See the highlights of the Central Phoenix corridor
  • Discover the galleries and restaurants of Old Town Scottsdale
  • Enjoy an included lunch of typical regional cuisine
  • Relax with transportation by climate-controlled luxury van
  • Learn about the region's rich history and culture from your knowledgeable guide

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Tour: Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip

Chase Field -- Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks

After pickup from your Phoenix or Scottsdale hotel, travel in a climate-controlled van for a comprehensive small-group tour of the regional highlights.

Drive through the picturesque landscape of the Sonoran Desert as you wind your way up to South Mountain Park, which spans more than 17 miles (27 km), making it the largest municipal park in the United States. In the district, you also visit The Farm, a gorgeous 10-acre estate that dates back to the 1920s.

As you drive along the downtown Phoenix corridor, check out the skyscrapers and sports stadiums for the Phoenix Suns (basketball) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (baseball). Passing by the Arizona State Capitol building, hear about its history since its construction in 1898, which helped pave the way for Arizona's transition from territory to statehood.

See another Phoenix architectural gem, the Arizona Biltmore, known as the 'Jewel of the Desert.' Designed by prominent American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Arizona Biltmore has hosted many heads of state, celebrities and dignitaries since it opened in 1929.

Head to Scottsdale’s Old Town to experience 'The West's Most Western Town.' Peruse the galleries and have time to pick up souvenirs if you like.

Your excursion includes lunch at a classic Arizona destination. At the end of the 5.5-hour tour, you are returned to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Melissa anne J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a very nice nice trip. Mark was very friendly and also very knowledgable.
I would highly recommend this trip.

Balaji A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015


Sirpa N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Mac was very pleasant, good driver and fun to be with.

gary t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our driver/guide was excellent. Very informative tour.

Janet M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Paul, our driver/guide, was punctual picking us up, friendly, polite, enthusiastic and knowledgable. He did his best to keep the vehicle cool for us, gave us plenty of cold water, and answered a steady stream of questions while giving us a multi-faceted tour of Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Jo Ann H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The sites and time spend were perfect. Our tour guide Mark was personable and very knowledgeable plus funny too. He enjoyed our questions and made you feel at ease.
I also enjoyed the choice of the restaurant for lunch.

I truly enjoyed my experience.

Robert M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent Tour Director/Driver - thorough, knowledgeable, interesting and well organized. . Overall great experience.

Gail R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a great time with Dan. He showed us all the expected highlights, but since we are very interested in science he also took special care in showing us the dessert ecosystem. We learned about the plants, animals and geology of the local area. Couldn't have been better.

Carina F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Patty P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The tour provided a good overview of the area. The office staff and tour guide were all friendly and helpful.
I was picked up at my hotel on schedule.

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