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Tour code: 3002PHX
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.


  • 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
  • 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.

At the end of the 5.5-hour tour, you are returned to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Betty B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a great way to sport an overview of the area in a very comfortable setting with someone else doing the driving. Our guide was very knowledgable, friendly and an excellent driver. We learned so much more than expected and hit to ask other questions about the area and attractions. Highly recommend!

Terry F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The tour was terrific!

Elena R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

I just wrote a whole review and submitted but it disappeared! UGH, well i'll sum it up again. This tour was amazing. I was only spending about 1.5 days in Phoenix and would not have seen a quarter of what we did on this tour if i hadn't booked it. The tour guide Dan was knowledgeable, fun and enthusiastic. We saw so many different things and learned the history of the city. Well worth the money and definitely recommend for first-time visitors to phoenix.

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.

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