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Private Verde Valley and Jerome Tour from Phoenix & Scottsdale with Train Ride

From $2000/SUV or $3095/Van*Includes all fees and taxes, no surprise costs!

Your private Verde Valley tour from Phoenix & Scottsdale includes a visit to Jerome and a First-Class seat on the Verde Canyon Railroad.

Private Tour Highlights

Private Verde Valley Tour Itinerary

Explore a Mining Town

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.”

Tour the Arizona Copper Museum

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!

All Aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad

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.”

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Private Verde Valley Tour FAQs

What about food?

We recommend purchasing food at the train station. Click HERE for the common menu. You are also welcome to bring your own food. We provide bottled water all day.

Is this strenuous?

No. This tour can accommodate children, seniors and anyone in between. Casual walking is to be expected. The town of Jerome is hilly, so there may be uneven ground.

What type of vehicle is used?

For groups of 6-13, we use custom High-Roof Ford touring vans, equipped with individual leather captain’s chairs and oversized windows, ensuring a comfortable and scenic journey. Plus, a speaker system for a clear and audible guided tour.

For private tours with five guests or fewer, we use luxury Lincoln Navigator SUVs.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Your credit card will be charged 72 hours prior to the tour date, at which point all sales are final and no refunds will be given.

**DETOURS does not offer refunds or credits for cancelled flights or illness. (unless we are notified outside the cancellation period) We HIGHLY recommend booking your tour on a date that occurs at least two days after you arrive.

Tour Details

DEPARTURE DAYSAny day of your choosing
DEPARTSRecommended between 6:30am and 7:30am
RETURNSRecommended between 6:30pm and 7:30pm
DEPARTS FROMMost hotels in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe area or your private residence*

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