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From Phoenix: Sedona Day Tour With Wine Tasting

1. From Phoenix: Sedona Day Tour With Wine Tasting

Combine the best of all the Sedona area has to offer with this incredible wine tasting day-tour. Travel north from Phoenix through the scenic Black Canyon Hills of the Sonoran Desert, and see the amazing desert plant-life and mountain scenery along the way. Next, admire the picture-perfect view from Bell Rock Vista before heading for the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, and then the rustic, old-west district of Uptown. After sight-seeing and admiring the stunning views of Sedona, you can select from a variety of world-class dining options to have an incredible lunch.  On your return to the Phoenix area, pay a visit to Verde Valley and stop for a wine tasting at the gorgeous Page Springs Cellars. Here, the helpful staff will guide you through a tasting of the unique wines this area is quickly becoming known for.

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From Phoenix: Full-Day Sedona Small-Group Tour

2. From Phoenix: Full-Day Sedona Small-Group Tour

This Sedona full-day tour gives you a chance to explore the rich culture and history of the area's ancient Native American civilizations. Travel in a 9 or 13-seat vehicle on this small group tour and enjoy a more personalized experience. The tour features one of two Sinaguan Indian ruins that existed along a busy trade route over a 1,000 years ago. You will also have 2 exploration options – either the ruins at either Tuzigoot National Monument, or Montezuma Castle National Monument. While in Sedona you will have approximately 3.5 hours to explore on foot, visit galleries and shops, or get a psychic reading. Helicopter or jeep tours are also available. Guests will be guided to unique photo spots and your guide will help you choose from an extensive list of scenic options, including The Chapel Of The Holy Cross, Bell Rock Vortex, Oak Creek Canyon and Airport Mesa.

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From Phoenix: Sedona, Jerome & Montezuma Castle Day Trip

3. From Phoenix: Sedona, Jerome & Montezuma Castle Day Trip

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From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Verde Valley Day Tour

4. From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Verde Valley Day Tour

Get picked up at 8 AM from your hotel in Scottsdale or Phoenix. From there, drive to Montezuma Castle in a private SUV or Van. Detailed narration of all the historical sites and areas along the way will be provided. Spend roughly 40 minutes walking around the Native American monument. From here, go to another prevalent Native American monument, Tuzigoot. Spend about 30 minutes exploring this great wonder. Continue to the historical mining town of Jerome. Here you will have time to discover this great town in Arizona for approximately 1 hour. Then, head to Sedona to have lunch in the uptown area. After lunch, enjoy time to walk around the downtown area of Sedona for 1 more hour. Hit some great red rock photo stops on the way out of town. Finally, be driven back to your hotel, where you will be dropped off around 6 PM.

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From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Verde Canyon Rail Day Tour

5. From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Verde Canyon Rail Day Tour

Get picked up from your hotel lobby at 6 AM the morning of the tour from your accommodation in Phoenix or Scottsdale. Travel deep into the famous Verde Valley for your first stop at Montezuma Castle. This wonderous Native American delight is one of the most highly preserved monuments in the USA. Spend 40 minutes here and walk the grounds of this relic as you learn about its rich history. Then, head to the 2nd monument of Tuzigoot which was constructed by the same local Sinagua tribe as Montezuma Castle. Spend another 40 minutes here and walk around the grounds of the 40 room fortress. Next, continue on to the historic copper mining town of Jerome where you can gaze upon the spectacular views of the Verde Valley down below. Spend about 1 hour walking around marveling at this well-preserved town which takes you back to the heyday of mining in the 1920s.  Finally, be taken to the depot for the grand finale of the tour - the historic Verde Valley Railroad. Board this iconic sightseeing train, traveling first class, at 1 PM. In the first-class cabin, enjoy a luxurious glass of champagne, sandwich, and chicken wing bar. Experience the Redrock sights and the local history shared by the narrator during a 3.5-hour train ride. Keep your eyes peeled for mines and Native American ruins. Return at around 4:30 PM and head straight back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Montezuma Castle National Monument

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 17 reviews

This was a wonderful tour! Perfect for a more leisure trip to Sedona. Our guide Eric was so knowledgeable and made it super interesting the entire time. We enjoyed every stop and the sites were beautiful! I highly recommend this tour and this company. Excellent.

Eric is a great guide & driver! he explained all about Sedona, Montezuma and Jerome. he didn't skip any part of the tour and didn't rush us in any place. i would highly recommend taking this tour.

Very nice tour with a great driver!

Impressive landscape and a lot of background information, again at any time!

Eric was an outstanding guide! Loved the locations we visited!

Steve was amazing and we loved every second of the trip!