Private Day Tour of the Verde Valley and Historic Jerome from Phoenix

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Take a Private Day Tour to the Verde Valley, recently named a Top 10 travel destination by Lonely Planet, from the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.

Highlights on Your Private Day Tour of the Verde Valley:

  • Exploration and shopping in the historic mining town of Jerome
  • One-hour tour of the new Arizona Copper Museum
  • Views of the Verde Canyon from your first-class seat or open-air car on the Verde Canyon railroad
  • Delicious lunch and appetizers at Verde Canyon Railroad

PLEASE CALL 480-633-9013 TO BOOK YOUR PRIVATE TOUR

Packages start at $239

Jerome Tours from Phoenix by DETOURS
Private Tours of the Verde Valley includes Jerome

TRAVEL INFO

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Departure Location:
Most hotels in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe area or your private residence

Departure Days:
Any day of your choosing

Departure Time:
Recommended between 6:30am and 7:30am

Return Time:
Recommended between 6:30pm and 7:30pm

Transportation:
DETOURS custom touring vehicles are specifically designed for small groups with comfortable, individual captain’s chairs.

Cancellation Policy:
Tours canceled within 48 hours of departure will be charged in full.

TOUR ITINERARY

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Arizona Copper Museum

Private Day Tour of the Verde Valley from Phoenix

Tour to the heart of the Verde Valley, recently named a Top 10 travel destination by Lonely Planet, from the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Highlights of this day tour include the mining town of Jerome, the historic Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale, and stunning views from your first-class seat and a delicious lunch at the Verde Canyon Railroad. After hotel pick up, our first major tour stop will be the historic mining town of Jerome. Mining in Jerome started in the late 1800’s and over the course of its history has produced approximately 33 million tons of ore including copper and gold. During our time in this historic mining ghost town, we will explore the history that made it “the wickedest town in the West.”

After our Jerome tour, we’ll visit the copper mining mecca of Clarkdale and the Arizona Copper Art Museum. Using the original school house, the Museum tour showcases more than 5,000 unique pieces dating back to 3500 BC. During our time at this world class art museum, guests will explore both functional and artistic uses of this second oldest known metal on the planet. From the functional uses in home kitchen supplies and tools throughout time to the ornate works of art used to adorn palaces and castles, the wide uses are nothing short of amazing!

From the Arizona Copper Art Museum, we will tour to the historic Verde Canyon Railroad for a chance to be a part of that history. The very first tracks were put down over 100 years ago to transport local workers and ore mined from the surrounding Jerome mountains and are still in use today. The unspoiled wilderness you will tour through is a scenic and historic treasure that has left people in awe since 1911. With stunning views of the Verde Valley from either your first-class seats or your open-air viewing car, the casual elegance of the train allows guests to discover the heritage uniqueness of the landscape and its diverse ecosystem. From the stunning 1,800-foot-tall red rock canyon walls as we get closer to Sedona to the consistently rippling waters of the Verde River, the scenery explored on this four-hour journey is truly breathtaking. As it is said, “it’s always a good day when you’re on a train.”

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Arizona Copper Art Museum entrance fee
  • Lunch
  • First Class seat on Verde Canyon Railroad
  • Appetizers on the Verde Canyon Railroad
  • Unlimited bottled water
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Phoenix/Scottsdale hotels or private residence
  • Fully customizable

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Guide gratuities
  • Third party activities

TRAVEL TIPS

Temperatures at the Verde Canyon vary by season. We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.

PHOTO GALLERY

FAQ

How long is the train ride?

The round trip train ride is approximately 4 hours long.

What is my pick up time?

Pick up times range from 6am-7am. We will contact you between 4-6pm the evening before the tour to confirm your exact pick up time.

What is the weather like?

These are all approximations, please check the weather prior to your tour. Winter temperatures range from 20-50 degrees fahrenheit. Spring and fall temperatures range from 50-80 degrees fahrenheit. Summer temperatures range from 80-100 degrees fahrenheit.

What should I wear?

We recommend closed-toed shoes year round. During the winter, we recommend layers, long pants, winter coats, gloves, and hats. During spring and fall, we recommend jackets.

What should I bring?

Weather appropriate clothing, camera, snacks, government issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)

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