City of Phoenix and Scottsdale Highlights Tour

The very best of the Valley of the Sun is offered on this comprehensive tour of Phoenix & Scottsdale.


Downtown Phoenix ArizonaWhether you are a resident of Phoenix or here on a visit, you will be amazed at all the history and everything there is to offer in our wonderful cities of Paradise Valley , Phoenix , Tempe and Scottsdale. New to the Valley of the Sun? Then this tour is for you. There is no better way to find your way around town and learn about the area!
$350.00 flat rate 1-4 people.
$70.00 for an additional person.
$490.00 flat rate 6 people.
$70.00 per additional person.
Up to 10 people total.


We will take you to up Mummy Mountain, which rises 300 feet above the Valley and offers 180 degree panoramic views of the Valley of the Sun.

View some of Frank Lloyd Wright's famous homes in addition to the State Capitol Museum, the and the quaint shops of Old Town Scottsdale.

See a 1,500 year old Hohokam village ruins right here in the middle of downtown Phoenix at the Pueblo Grande Museum.

This tour is a great way to experience all the diversity that is Arizona 's Valley of the Sun!


*We reserve the right to change tour itinerary after tour departure due to circumstances beyond our control such as weather, traffic, road conditions, or any other condition outside our control.



Downtown Phoenix


$350.00 flat rate 1-4 people.
$70.00 for an additional person.
$490.00 flat rate 6 people.
$70.00 per additional person.
Up to 10 people total.
-Departs: Tue-Sat 7:45-8:45am -Returns: 1:00-2:00pm
-Sun & Mon Departs 11:30-12:30pm Returns 4:30-5:30pm -Terms; Credit card or cash deposit required at time of booking. Bookings cancelled within 24 hours of tour departure and no-shows will be charged the full amount.
-We reserve the right to alter itineraries due to weather conditions.

Arizona State Capitol building

PHOENIX & SCOTTSDALE tour includes:

-Pueblo Grande Museum admission
-Local Professional Guide
-Local Taxes
-Bottled Water
-Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected pick up area-Phoenix/Scottsdale)

Old Town Scottsdale

Phoenix & Scottsdale tour highlights

-Over view of city from on Mummy Mountain
-See some Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes
-Visit the State Capitol Museum
-Pueblo Grande Museum
-Native American ruins

Southwest Tours experience

The Southwest Tours Experience

We love our great State of Arizona and enjoy sharing it with you, our guest. You can be sure you will get very professional, friendly, and personal service from the moment you contact us and even after your tour experience is over. Your comfort and the quality of your tour is important to us. We have a vested interest in making your guided tour fantastic because we own the business!

Interesting Articles and Great Information

Relax in your chair, grab some tea, and enjoy reading our helpful tips, looking at fantastic photos, and reading about everything Arizona.

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Frequently Asked Questions


These are the questions we get asked the most.
If you have a question that is not listed here, please give us a call at 602-971-1381 or send us an E-mail


Our tours depart from select centrally located hotels and resorts in Phoenix & Scottsdale Arizona. Since there are over 100 hotels we can pick up from, it's impossible for us to list each one. We can make arrangements for people not staying in a hotel or resort. For those staying in the far east or south areas, you can meet us for your tours at a central location in Phoenix, Arizona. Those on the far west side can meet us at one of the hotels on I-17.

Our driver/guides are the heart of our company. They love sharing Arizona with it's many visitors and it shows. Each guide is highly trained and exceptionally knowledgeable about our great state, with customer satisfaction and safety their number one concern. If we can not accommodate your desired tour and schedule of availability we will do our best to help you find another company to meet your specific needs.

We use newer model, deluxe, stretch, 15-passenger vans, with no more than 12 passengers taken on any tour. All vans have comfortable captain chair seating, large windows and a speaker system so you can better hear your guide. Of course, they are heated and have air conditioning. For custom tours with more than 12 passengers, we will use coaches. We can accommodate groups of any size. for small groups we have a Town & Country Mini Van.

When you book your tour, we will give you a one hour window during which we will pick you up. The afternoon/evening before your tour we will call or email you with an exact pick up time, giving you an approximate 10-15 minute window of time in which we will meet you in the lobby of your departure point.

Yes, you will need to make a reservation with us before the tour date. You can call (602-971-1381), E-mail, or use our online reservation page. We will need to know where you will be staying, the number of people joining the tour, and your full name. When we confirm the tour with you, we will ask for a credit card guarantee.

Dress comfortably. We don't do any difficult walking, but comfortable shoes are always good.

Yes, you can. Simply go to our Reservations page from the menu above and fill in the form. We will send you a return E-mail regarding your reservation request. If you have not heard from us within 48 hours, please call us on our toll free number, (800) 513-1381.

All of our tour are fully guided tours with one of our professional and knowledgeable guides. Tour prices include any local taxes, admissions, as well as complimentary bottled water. Any tour guide gratuities, and additional purchases you make are not included.

The City Highlights tour is a short four hour tour and doesn't stop for any meals. Complimentary water is available on all of our tours.

Photos around Phoenix and Scottsdale

tour van

Deluxe touring van

tour van interior

Spacious van interior with individual captain chairs

Arizona Capitol building

The Arizona State Capitol building downtown Phoenix

Mummy Mountain

Mummy Mountain situated in Paradise Valley Arizona

Arizona Biltmore Hotel

The historic Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix

Chase Field

Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team

Flower garden in Old Town Scottsdale

Horse sculptures and flower gardens in the Scottsdale Mall

Scottsdale trolley bus

The trolley themed bus that operates in Scottsdale

Scottsdale Waterfront

The Scottsdale Waterfront with stores, boutiques, restaurants and cafes

Model of the USS Arizona

A model of the USS Arizona in the Arizona State Capitol Museum

Phoenix downtown

The skyline of downtown Phoenix

Scottsdale horse sculpture

Five champion Arabian horses at the 5th Avenue shops in Scottsdale

Contact Us:

Vaughan's Southwest Tours


PO Box 31250
Phoenix, AZ 85046

Local: +1-602-971-1381

Toll free: +1-800-513-1381

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