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Small-Group Tour: Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip

  • Small-group 5.5-hour sightseeing tour of Phoenix and Scottsdale
  • Drive through the Sonoran Desert to South Mountain Park
  • See the highlights of the Central Phoenix corridor
Small-Group Tour: Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip
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Small-Group Tour: Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip
Take in the highlights of Phoenix and Scottsdale, the largest cities in the Sonoran Desert, during a 5.5-hour tour with a knowledgeable guide. Admire the natural beauty of South Mountain, then 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.
What to Expect
After pickup from your Phoenix or Scottsdale hotel, travel in a climate-controlled van for a comprehensive small-group tour of the regional highlights.

Drive through the picturesque landscape of the Sonoran Desert as you wind your way up to South Mountain Park, which spans more than 17 miles (27 km), making it the largest municipal park in the United States. In the district, you also visit The Farm, a gorgeous 10-acre estate that dates back to the 1920s.

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 the 5.5-hour tour, you are returned to your hotel.
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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile
Highlights in less than a day

Bruce took us through downtown Phoenix, Mesa, Old Town Scottsdale, up Camelback, to the Biltmore and much more. Great information all along the way. There were houses (estates) and spectacular views. A fun day and great way to get an overview of the area.More

3  Thank MidMichiganTraveler
DETOURSofArizona, Guest Relations Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Thanks for joining us for a city tour to take in all of the best highlights in less than a day. We're so glad you enjoyed Bruce's service and the information that he shared along the way. Please do reach out to us again when...More

Reviewed 14 May 2018
FABULOUS tour of Sedona Red Mountains and the Grand Canyon

DETOURS of Arizona was fabulous. The driver , Bruce , was very knowledgeable and also fun to talk to. He made the trip very enjoyable. He was an excellent driver, never felt unsafe. If I ever come back to Arizona or if I know anyone...More

1  Thank Debbie S
DETOURSofArizona, Guest Relations Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Hi Debbie... Thank you for the opportunity to show you the beautiful Sedona and awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, in our special way. We appreciate you taking a moment to share your experience. We're so glad that Bruce could make your day extra special by sharing his...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Great Custom Tour of Scottsdale

As we all know, a great experience starts with great service. Dan our tour guide was awesome. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and let us customize our private tour. The other people I worked with to set up the tour were helpful and friendly as well....More

Thank Adam H
DETOURSofArizona, Guest Relations Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thanks Adam... we appreciate the opportunity to show you beautiful Arizona with a custom tour. Thank you for the opportunity. Yes, Dan is an awesome tour guide and we're so glad you enjoyed his service. Please do reach out again as we would be happy...More

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Good tour

This was a good tour of the city with a tour guide who was not that knowledgeable, at least he often said he believed what he was saying was true. This is not what we paid for, we wanted a guide who knew what he...More

8  Thank BuckTravel
Reviewed 6 March 2018
Great tour of the Phoenix surrounding area

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Arizona. He takes great pride in being a resident for so many years. I would recommend this tour for anyone who wants to get a better understanding of the Sonoran Desert and the surrounding area.

Thank smooshie
DETOURSofArizona, Guest Relations Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you for taking a moment to recommend a DETOUR of Phoenix. We appreciate your kind words. Please do come see us again when you're ready to explore more of our beautiful country.

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23 July 2018|
Response from smooshie | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I just saw this today. I hope I'm not too late. I would call to find out if they will pick you up at your hotel. My hotel was not on their list and they picked me up and dropped me off. They were very nice.
Althea W
27 June 2018|
Response from MidMichiganTraveler | Reviewed this property |
You can reach Detours by email or phone. They were very helpful.
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