Take in the highlights of Phoenix and Scottsdale, the largest cities in the Sonoran Desert, during this tour with a knowledgeable guide. 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 sightseeing tour of Phoenix and Scottsdale
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
After pickup from your Phoenix or Scottsdale hotel, travel in a climate-controlled van for a comprehensive small-group tour of the regional highlights.
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 your tour, you are returned to your hotel.
A very knowledgeable driver/guide. A very comfortable van. Got some valuable history lessons and really enjoyed the day. Will recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see Phoenix and Scottsdale in a day.
Guide Guillermo (Memo) was very pleasant and knowledgeable, but spent considerable time discussing water sources and problems - not the top of the interest chart for visitors. The tour stopped briefly at some attractions, but the vast majority of tour time was driving between these attractions. Far better to rent a car with GPS and see what you'd like to see at your own pace.
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide, John, was great. He arrived right on time to pick us up and he was a never-ending source of information. We thought this tour gave us a comprehensive intro to the Phoenix area.
Our guide and driver Bob was fun and knowledgeable about the sites we visited. Impressive were the memorials around the state capital. The tour of the Biltmore was a highlight. He took us to old Town scotsdale for the finale of the tour. What I appreciated most were the tips about the sites we were going to visit in the coming week.
Didn't think I'd make this trip because of a very dreadful taxi ride en route, but VIATOR kept me in touch with the local operator, Wonderful Guillermo kept in touch by phone and waited for me! He was a terrific guide and made sure everyone ended up where they needed to be. Fabulous experience!
It is an excellent way to get an overview of Phoenix/Scottsdale if you don't care for driving in a large city. The driver also gives you small interesting details about the area that you may not find about otherwise. I would definitely recommend it,