• Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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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

What You Can Expect

Half-Day Phoenix Highlights Tour

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

Lorraine D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Tour guide was very knowable about area, and kept group entertained.

Kanako Mary I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

I went on my own as my husband was at a work conference. The tour guide Manny Rodriguez - if I remember correctly was so knowledgeable and friendly. He had lots of stories to tell us about Phoenix and the surrounding area - historical as well as current and fun. He gave us lots of information without being overbearing. I didn't think I would remember as much as I did considering how much he told us. As we drove around, we had some photo opportunities Hole in the Rock and he pointed out the architecture - he had lots to say about Frank Lloyd Wright as well as the University of Phoenix. The flora was amazing - I didn't expect such a variety of greenery - I learned so much. He also told us about some of the wildlife in the area javelinas, coyotes, snakes, scorpions. We toured Camelback Mountain, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, and had a short stop in Scottsdale. The only confusion was at pickup when I didn't realize that the van waiting was the one for the tour. I was told it was Mom and Pop Tours, so I was looking for a van that said Mom and Pop. So I could have gotten on earlier had I known. Overall a great tour and am so glad that I booked it.

Edward S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

We had scheduled a group tour but there were no other travelers and we were afraid that it would be cancelled. However the company was extremely accommodating and actually provided us the tour with just the two of us, therefore being a private tour. Our tour guide, Corey, was amazing in all ways. She arrived with a smile on her face and took us off to a most wonderful day! We covered everything that Phoenix has to offer and more! Cory's vast amount of knowledge about everything is amazing! She added so many insights to the area and took us to the main highlights and the off the beaten track fun spots! We asked her a million questions and she patiently answered every one and then some. The tour was amazing in that it covered he entire city and its surroundings. We learned so much, and had so many laughs and great conversations about everything Southwest. We 100 recommend this tour and Corey too!

carol f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

We had an excellent tour guide and enjoyed our excursion very much. Our guide a woman whose name I can't recall unfortunately covered a lot of territory and provided a wide range of interesting information. It was convenient being picked up at our hotel from there we saw some highlights of downtown Phoenix including the baseball stadium and a stop at the historic state capitol building where you could walk around and take photos. We drove up past the museum district to the posh Biltmore Estate area and up to the Camelback mountain and castle with a beautiful scenic view. We drove though a couple large parks and through Paradise Valley spectacular homes all the while our guide provided interesting narration and answered questions. The guide wore a headset microphone and I was sitting in the second row and could hear fine however, my mom who is hard of hearing was sitting further back and said it was hard to hear at times. The tour culminated in Scottsdale where we had 40 minutes on our own to stretch our legs, eat ice cream or snacks, and shop in the heart of old town Scottsdale. The guide then drove us back in heavy rush hour traffic to our respective hotels. I gave her a nice tip because she did such a good job and was the reason the tour was so worthwhile.

Barb United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Saw lots of things driver very knowledgable. Wish we had done this the first day. Only thing, wish he had driven a little slower. Saw things we never would have known or seen. Take the tour !

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!

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