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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.


  • 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

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

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


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 agriculture....and food Princely knows everything about Arizona. He works hard and provides TREMENDOUS customer service.

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.


4 star rating: Recommended January 2017

We enjoyed our Phoenix tour as it gave a good overview of the city. Our favourite spot was Old Scotsdale with its amazing stores and old west flavour. Great guide, great tour!

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