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Small-Group or Private Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip

Small-Group or Private Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip

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Phoenix, United States
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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
Safety measures
icon5 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Safety measures
icon5 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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. Choose between a small-group or private tour.
  • Small-group or private 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
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Private Mini Coach Option
11/12/2020 - 8/21/2023
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Small-Group Tour Option
4/16/2020 - 8/21/2023
Thursday:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Private SUV Option
5/14/2020 - 8/21/2023
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Please note: if your hotel is not on the hotel list, please contact the supplier directly. If your hotel is not a pre-approved pick-up location, the supplier will determine a location you can meet to be picked up for your excursion. Contact details will be provided on your pre-paid voucher.
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Downtown Phoenix
Similar to its desert surrounding, the Phoenix and Scottsdale are quite unique. Downtown Phoenix, home to the historic Arizona Capitol building, provides for a unique metro area where sports fans, fashion buffs, and history enthusiasts intermingle.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Camelback Mountain
See this mountain in the middle of the valley that got its name from its resemblance to the hump and head of a sitting camel!
Stop At:  
Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
The Arizona Biltmore is the only existing luxury hotel with design elements from the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Built in 1929, the Biltmore was crowned the “Jewel of the Desert” and has been the preferred resort for past and present celebrities, heads of state, and champions of business. This famous hotel is nestled within the stunning Biltmore Estates neighborhood, which will also be included on this portion of the tour, providing unique, up-close views of Wright’s architectural influences.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Arizona Capitol Museum
Visit the time-honored Arizona capitol building, which was where Arizona's Territorial government sat until Arizona became a state in 1912.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Old Town Scottsdale
Old Town Scottsdale is a charming neighborhood close to the Fashion District where the Old West still lives on today! Filled with great restaurants, bars, shopping and more - you will definitely want to come back and experience this area!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old Adobe Mission
Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, this historic church is the oldest standing church in Scottsdale.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Chase Field
In the heart of downtown Phoenix sits Chase Field, home to the Arizona Diamondback MLB team, and one of the only stadiums with a swimming pool!
Pass By:  
Heritage Square Phoenix
See Heritage Square, a throwback to the Victorian era and the original townsite of Phoenix.
Pass By:  
Rosson House Museum
Located at Heritage Square, you'll drive by this 1895 Victorian Museum - a beautifully restored piece of Phoenix's history.
Pass By:  
Papago Park
Drive by this stunning local area that is renowned for hiking, fishing and golfing.
Pass By:  
Hole in the Rock
After your tour, be sure to head here to view this unique geological formation. Get your Insta-worthy snap here overlooking the Phoenix Valley and this is a great place to watch the sunset!
Pass By:  
Orpheum Theatre Phoenix
This theater, built in 1929 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Renovated in 1984 at a cost of $14m, this is a great example of Spanish Baroque architecture.
Pass By:  
Wrigley Mansion
See Wrigley Mansion, built by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. The mansion sits atop a hill and has expansive views of the valley below. Saved from being torn down by Geordie Hormel and his wife, Wrigley House has been lovingly restored and is now a special event and dining venue.
Pass By:  
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Basilica
Drive past this beautiful church, the oldest Catholic parish in Phoenix, built in 1915.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Arizona state law requires children under 8 years to have either a child seat or booster. Child seats are not provided, please bring your own
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Detours of Arizona
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group or Private Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group or Private Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group or Private Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group or Private Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group or Private Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group or Private Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip.

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  • "As far as the tour it was fine but however there was not enough time in Old Scottsdale to eat and shop." See review
  • "Will recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see Phoenix and Scottsdale in a day." See review

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star-2
Itinerary not followed
Diane_O
, Nov 2020
The itinerary that was in the tour description was not followed. We were looking forward to seeing Hole in the Rock and the Arizona State Museum and they were not even mentioned. I found it very uncomfortable when the guide offered to take us to his house at the end of the tour to see "how a real Arizonian lives."
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Hi Diane, we're sorry to hear that you had a poor experience. After diligently looking into your very serious claim, as any form of inappropriate comments are unacceptable, our guide as well as the other guest on the vehicle did not corroborate this story. If you look at the review right above you, it's a little difficult to imagine the two of you had such stark opinions of your guide and experience. As a small business, especially during this pandemic, all reviews are taken very seriously... this is our online reputation and our means of creating business and reaching new clientele. We just ask in the future that you take this into account for whatever business you give your patronage to. Please feel free to call our office to discuss in further detail. Thank you.
star-5
See the sites
Jeanette_M
, Mar 2020
Had a very pleasant day driver was knowledgeable and friendly. We were surprised by many of the sites especially the monument park. Would suggest this to everyone.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Not worth it.
Charles_M
, Mar 2020
Not worth the money. The guide wasn't especially well informed. The Capitol was closed and he was un
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Historical tour.
Doreen_F
, Feb 2020
Jennifer was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable of the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa area. Highly recommend any one to take the tour.
star-4
Great BBQ at Bootleggers!
jrcwww
, Feb 2020
My husband and I enjoyed the tour with Cactus Matt of Phoenix and Scottsdale. He was energetic, friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. As far as the tour it was fine but however there was not enough time in Old Scottsdale to eat and shop. We only had time to eat so we chose to stay and get back to our Hotel ourselves. Also it would've been nice for us to have seen more of downtown Phoenix and your major league sport complexes for example.
star-3
Nice 5 hours
andepanda
, Feb 2020
The tour guide was exceptional. Knowledgeable and courteous. The tour was OK. We spent more time at the capitol than other places. I would had like to visit Uptown but instead we went to old city Scottsdale and spent the entire time waiting for our lunch in a busy burger place. We did not had time to walk around the art places or shops because the tour ended there.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
disappointed
Dale_F
, Dec 2019
Was expecting more information and sites. Not that many interesting informative sites in pheonix. Scottsdale even worst.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Phoenix/Scottsdale
BRENDA_L
, Oct 2019
Nice drive thru of these 2 cities. Driver mentioned that we would stop at the capital building and do a walk thru but that didn’t happen.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Deluxe Phoenix & Scottsdale Day
Carol O
, Oct 2019
The driver & host was wonderful & so well informed. However, unless you were lucky enough to have a front seat because of the seats being too high at the heads the only view possible was the side view which is not very entertaining. I would take it again & make sure I got a front seat.
star-5
Ideal small group tour
pidgeon5275
, Oct 2019
Our guide was very knowledgeable and sooo accommodating. We were able to cover every highlite we were aware of and some we had not heard of but loved seeing. The pace was perfect and complete for us, A real joy!!!
star-3
Not worth the money
Marianne_M
, Oct 2019
The time was wasted picking up people from too many hotels. An hour and a half was wasted picking up other people. We did see the capital and old town. Cost was way too much for what we saw. Old town was disappointing.
star-4
Very worthwhile and priced about right!
poolele
, Sep 2019
Tracie was very knowledgeable about Phoenix and Scottsdale. He was very polite and sociable. The van was clean and in good working condition ...would use this tour service again.
star-4
Brief tour of the desert
Celeste_G
, Sep 2019
I really enjoyed this brief overview into the history of Phoenix and surrounding areas including Scottsdale. Memo was very informative and knowledgeable and quite attentive to our personal needs and interests/questions. There was adequate time to explore and take pictures and to eat and shop. I loved the small group set up. And indeed our group was small (only 5)! This is third time I have booked tours with Viator and I have yet to be disappointed. Keep offering these great tours at reasonable prices!
star-5
Great experience
Pedro W
, Jul 2019
This was a great tour, the tour guide Laurel was very friendly and really seemed to know her stuff. The vehicle was roomy, clean and comfortable.
star-5
Grand Canyon tour
Linda_Y
, Jun 2019
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.
star-2
A bit boring
Kevin_M
, Apr 2019
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.
star-5
Phoenix and Scottsdale day trip
Marry_B
, Apr 2019
Excellent way to see and learn about the cities and neighborhoods. Our tour guide reason very knowledgeable.
star-5
Phoenix - Scottsdale delux tour
EllenH_S
, Sep 2018
John, our guide, was informative, knowledgeable and considerate. We learned much about the area and appreciated his consideration in regards to the heat and staying hydrated.
star-5
Great Day Tour With Great Guide!
Linda_H
, Aug 2018
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.
star-5
Grand overview of Phoenix and Scottsdale
jamie_d
, Jul 2018
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.

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