Experience Phoenix and Scottsdale, where urban life meets Sonoran Desert in this half day outing.
- Time for lunch & shopping in Old Town Scottsdale
- Phoenix’s “skyscraper row” Sports Arenas & Capital Square
- Historic Biltmore District and Paradise Valley
- Sonoran Desert ‘up close’ presentation in a regional park
Tour Package pricing from $124
Tour Available Starting Early October
Select hotels in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe area*
*In efforts to cut down on the amount of time it takes to do pick ups, we may need you to meet at another hotel. Our office will contact you upon booking.
Between 8:00am and 9:00am
Between 1:00pm and 2:00pm
DETOURS custom touring vehicles are specifically designed for small groups with comfortable, individual captain’s chairs.
Tours canceled within 48 hours of departure will be charged in full.
A minimum number of guests must be met for this tour. You may be booked on stand by until the tour is confirmed.
This tour can also be operated as a private tour. Please visit our Private Day Tour of Phoenix here.
As we tour the Valley of the Sun, you will be treated to sights of famous architecture, modern art, desert views, and the individuality that make this desert oasis magical. This half-day City Highlights tour showcases the largest county by population in Arizona, Maricopa County. Maricopa County has a tremendous diversity of culture, scenery and history on display, set against the backdrop of the Sonoran Desert.
Similar to its desert surrounding, the Phoenix and Scottsdale are quite unique. Areas of interest on your Phoenix/Scottsdale City Highlights Tour include mountain range views, the Arizona Biltmore, Old Town Scottsdale, Downtown Phoenix and the Arizona State Capitol building. 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. Old Town Scottsdale provides guests with numerous options to explore the many art galleries and fashion shops, as well as enjoy some fine cuisine from around the Southwest USA. Downtown Phoenix, home to the historic Arizona Capitol building, provides for a unique metro area where sports fans, fashion buffs and history enthusiasts intermingle.
- Unlimited bottled water
- All taxes
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Guide gratuities
Temperatures in Phoenix vary by season. We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.
REAL REVIEWS FROM OUR GUESTS
Our driver was knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. He took us all around Phoenix, then up the South Mountain where the view was spectacular. He shared a lot of knowledge about the native plants and the area with us. Then he took us to Old Scottsdale where we were dropped off to leisurely shop and have lunch before taking us back to our hotel.
This tour was just great. Exactly what we were looking for in a tour of the Phoenix area. Our guide was very knowledgable and informative. This is the perfect tour to get a good background on the area and know what else is available for you to do after the tour. Take this tour, you will love it!!!
Pick up times range from 8am-9am. We will contact you between 4-6pm the evening before the tour to confirm your exact pick up time.
These are all approximations, please check the weather prior to your tour. Summer temperatures range from 90-120 degrees fahrenheit. Spring and fall temperature range from 60-90 degrees fahrenheit. Winter temperatures range from 60-40 degrees fahrenheit.
We recommend closed-toed shoes year round. During the winter, we recommend pants and jackets.
Weather appropriate clothing, camera, snacks, government issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
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