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1.5 Hour Scottsdale Segway Tour

1.5 Hour Scottsdale Segway Tour

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Enjoy the beautiful scenery and learn about some of the history, art, and culture of our gorgeous city. Our guide will teach you how to ride a Segway in a large, controlled area and then you'll glide through the Old Town and Downtown area. You'll get a great introduction to more than 20 points of interests and walk away from the tour with several suggestions for local places to eat, visit, and shop throughout Scottsdale.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$59.00
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$59.00

Scottsdale City Tour

Scottsdale City Tour

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*Private tours only* TripAdvisor's #1 ranked outdoor activity. Experience Scottsdale from an open-air tour vehicle. Our comprehensive Scottsdale city tour covers over 50 miles of historical and cultural sites. In addition to major landmarks, your Tour Guide will take you to sites where historical events occurred, such as the site where German soldiers dug a tunnel to escape a WWII prisoner of war camp. Special note: Due to Covid-19, we are only offering private tours. Your Jeep will be private to your party only and will be driven by your assigned Tour Guide. Tour guides will wear face masks and will continue to sanitize Jeeps before every tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.18
Price varies by group size
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$87.18
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour - Morning or Afternoon

Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour - Morning or Afternoon

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*Private tours only until Sept 30, 2020* Our rigorous Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour is a low-speed, bumpy sightseeing tour of the scenic Sonoran desert via the Tonto National Forest. Learn about the Sonoran desert flora and fauna on the most scenic trails in the Scottsdale area. Your daytime tour will trek through spectacular Jeep trails leading to the Verde River, where guests can catch a glimpse of our roaming wild horse population. Vehicles used: Modified open-air Jeep Gladiator (14 seats), Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (6 seats), and Jeep YJ (7 seats). Covid-19: We are only offering private tours until October 1, 2020. Your Jeep will be private to your party only and will be driven by your Tour Guide. Our Tour Guides will wear face masks and will sanitize the Jeeps before every tour. Off-Road Jeep Adventures is a special recreation permit-holder through the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Cave Creek Ranger District and the U.S. Department of the Interior: Bureau of Land Management.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$89.00
Price varies by group size
From
$89.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

2-Hour Scottsdale Segway Tours - 4pm Departure

2-Hour Scottsdale Segway Tours - 4pm Departure

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Discover the historic charm of Old Town Scottsdale by Segway on this 2-hour tour, the easiest and most fun way to see this vibrant part of town. Though its name harks back to the town’s early days, this is not a sleepy neighborhood. Old Town pulses with loads of creative energy, art installations, performances and alfresco dining options. Let an informative guide lead you through the best parts of town and then continue to explore at your leisure after the tour. This small-group tour is limited to 6 people per tour guide, ensuring you’ll receive personal attention from your guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$59.00
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$59.00

Scottsdale Segway Tour - Evening

Scottsdale Segway Tour - Evening

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Experience our longest ride through Scottsdale on your own personal Segway transporter, taking in the the beautiful scenery and several art installations, while learning about the historical background of Old Town and the culture which still remains. After a brief training session in a controlled parking lot, our guide will whisk you through Downtown Scottsdale, including Old Town, the Arts District, and the Waterfront. With more than 30 points of interests on this 7-mile route, you will walk away from the tour with several suggestions (and our exclusive Passport to Savings!) for local food, activities, and places to visit to help occupy the rest of your trip.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00

Grand Canyon and Sedona Day Tour from Phoenix

Grand Canyon and Sedona Day Tour from Phoenix

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The name says it all, “The Grand Canyon”, one of the World’s most magnificent natural wonders. This full day tour includes transportation from Phoenix/Scottsdale to the Grand Canyon where you will see the most incredible views of the Canyon, learn about its immense history, and enjoy lunch (included) looking out over one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. The profound history, culture, and local artistry will give you a sense of stepping back in time. The tour also detours through the Sedona Red Rock region to offer great views of the iconic rock formations as well as a short detour down historic Route 66 into Williams for a short stop at in this historic town.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$197.00
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$197.00

4-Hour Western Culture and Sunset Photography Workshop

4-Hour Western Culture and Sunset Photography Workshop

Improve your photography skills with this sunset and western culture photography workshop in Arizona's Apache Junction. This all-levels workshop is led by a professional photographer guide and aims to enhance the artistic nature of your photographs. Learn how to best capture authentic images of western frontier life and desert sunset scenes with saguaro cacti silhouetted in the photos.
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  • 4 hours
From
$141.65
Price varies by group size
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$141.65
Price varies by group size

Scottsdale Segway Tour - 2hr

Scottsdale Segway Tour - 2hr

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Experience our longest ride through Scottsdale on your own personal Segway transporter, taking in the the beautiful scenery and several art installations, while learning about the historical background of Old Town and the culture which still remains. After a brief training session in a controlled parking lot, our guide will whisk you through Downtown Scottsdale, including Old Town, the Arts District, and the Waterfront. With more than 30 points of interests on this 7-mile route, you will walk away from the tour with several suggestions (and our exclusive Passport to Savings!) for local food, activities, and places to visit to help occupy the rest of your trip.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$69.00
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$69.00

Small Group or Private Apache Trail Day Tour with Dolly Steamboat from Phoenix

Small Group or Private Apache Trail Day Tour with Dolly Steamboat from Phoenix

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Explore the Apache Trail from Phoenix on a full-day tour that takes you into the legendary Sonoran Desert. Visit the ghost town of Goldfield, ride a steamboat on Canyon Lake, stop at the eccentric hamlet of Tortilla Flat and admire views of the Superstition Wilderness from Fish Creek Hill. Get a feel for the Wild West as you learn about the region's history and wildlife from your knowledgeable guide. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off and an expert driver who navigates the rough and winding roads for a stress-free day out. Choose between a small-group or private tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.00
Price varies by group size
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$139.00
Price varies by group size
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Small Group or Private Verde Canyon Railroad and Historic Jerome Tour

Small Group or Private Verde Canyon Railroad and Historic Jerome Tour

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Experience Arizona’s picturesque Verde Valley on this guided excursion. After a convenient pickup from Phoenix/Scottsdale-area hotels, learn about the valley’s history, culture, and geology from an informative guide, visit the former mining town of Jerome, check out the Arizona Copper Art Museum, and enjoy a complimentary lunch and snacks. Kick back on a luxury train with hor d'oeuvres and spectacular views on your return trip. Choose between a small-group or private tour.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$275.00
Price varies by group size
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$275.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Deluxe Grand Canyon South Rim Day Tour

Private Deluxe Grand Canyon South Rim Day Tour

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Take in unforgettable views of classic southwestern landscapes. Explore the Grand Canyon South Rim in this incredible private tour from Phoenix that covers the deepest and widest parts of the Grand Canyon National Park. This day tour of the South Rim spends approximately three hours in Grand Canyon National Park and some time on Route 66. Enjoy an amazing day exploring the incredible Grand Canyon National Park on this tour across the spectacular Arizona desert to see one of this nation's great natural wonders, you get an up-close look at the region's iconic sights. After you meet your guide and hit the road, make your first stop at Williams with a chance to check out the infamous Route 66. Once you arrive at the canyon's South Rim, enjoy about 3 hours to walk the rim, shop, capture some photos, and relax with the best seat in the house. Guests have time to check out the Native American Hopi House, Yavapai Lodge, and the Geology Museum.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,400.00
per group
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$1,400.00
per group
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Private Verde Canyon Railroad and Historic Jerome Tour

Private Verde Canyon Railroad and Historic Jerome Tour

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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 the pickup, our first major tour stop will be the historic mining town of Jerome. Soon after we'll visit the copper mining mecca of Clarkdale and the Arizona Copper Art Museum. From the museum, we will tour 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. 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.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,750.00
per group
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$1,750.00
per group
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Private Lower Antelope Canyon Day Tour

Private Lower Antelope Canyon Day Tour

Explore the natural marvels of northern Arizona when you visit Antelope Canyon, Navajo Nation, and Horseshoe Bend. Learn about Navajo culture from a local Native American guide and check out the quaint desert cities of Cameron and Page.
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,800.00
per group
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$1,800.00
per group
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Private Tombstone Arizona and San Xavier Mission Day Trip

Private Tombstone Arizona and San Xavier Mission Day Trip

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Travel back in time to one of the most famous Old West towns with a day on the streets of Tombstone. The home of the famous OK Corral lets you experience the lives of outlaws, businessmen, miners, and cattlemen who flocked to the area for a chance to strike it rich on the frontier. A ride straight from your hotel takes you out of the city for your visit to the historic town. While you're in Tombstone, pay a visit to the original gathering spots for outlaws and gunmen, like Big Nose Kate's Saloon and the Bird Cage Theatre, which earned a reputation as the wickedest nightspot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast. True to the reputation of the Wild West, gunfights and stand-offs were a regular occurrence, and many of their victims are buried at the infamous Boot Hill Cemetery—named for the men who died and were buried, with their boots still on. On your way back, visit the White Dove of the Desert; one of the Southwest's best-preserved missions at San Xavier del Bac.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,200.00
per group
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$1,200.00
per group
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Private Phoenix and Scottsdale Half-Day City Tour

Private Phoenix and Scottsdale Half-Day City Tour

Explore the famous architecture, modern art, and desert views that make the cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale such a magical sight. This half-day tour showcases the city's tremendous diversity of culture, scenery, and history, set against the backdrop of the Sonoran Desert. Your pickup begins your excursion to explore the historic Arizona State Capitol building, Old Town Scottsdale, the incredible architecture of the "Jewel of the Desert" at the Arizona Biltmore, and one of the beautiful mountain parks in the Valley.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$750.00
per group
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$750.00
per group
Taking safety measures

Private Apache Trail Day with Dolly Steamboat Tour

Private Apache Trail Day with Dolly Steamboat Tour

Arizona's first historic highway is just a few minutes outside of the city. The Apache Trail is the perfect way to experience the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Get a chance to try panning for gold in the restored ghost town of Goldfield, marvel at the views of the Superstition Mountains, and take a cruise on scenic Canyon Lake. A pickup directly from your hotel or private residence gets the adventure started, leading you out to the Superstition Mountains along the path that guided Apache travelers, stagecoaches, and mountain men alike. When you get to Canyon Lake, board the famous Dolly Steamboat for a 6-mile narrated nature cruise. Watch for bighorn sheep, bald eagles, and a host of other desert animals, as well as unforgettable views of the towering volcanic cliffs. Next, your guide will take you to the town of Tortilla Flat, a stagecoach stop that holds onto its rich tradition through its architecture and unique decorating sense before heading back to the city.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,200.00
per group
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$1,200.00
per group
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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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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.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.00
Price varies by group size
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$89.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Small Group or Private Tombstone & San Xavier Mission Day Trip from Phoenix

Small Group or Private Tombstone & San Xavier Mission Day Trip from Phoenix

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On this all day trip from Phoenix to Tombstone, travel back to the days of the Wild West to 'The Town Too Tough To Die,' where you’ll visit the famous OK Corral and Big Nose Kate’s Saloon. Hear tales and legends of American outlaws in this legendary frontier outpost, where money, fame and lust were always at odds with the law. You’ll also visit San Xavier de Bac Mission while enjoying the drive back to Phoenix, for a full day of exploring two of Arizona’s most popular sights. Choose between a small-group or private option.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$154.00
Price varies by group size
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$154.00
Price varies by group size
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