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From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Verde Canyon Rail Day Tour

From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Verde Canyon Rail Day Tour

From $350 per person

On this experience, you will get to witness the two Native American monuments of Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot. Also, you will be taken to the quaint copper mining town of Jerome, AZ. Lastly, board the Verde Canyon Railroad sightseeing train.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your hotel/motel in Scottsdale or Phoenix.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the majestic Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot Native American monuments and see the handiwork of the local Sinagua tribe
  • Get a chance to learn about the mining history and walk around the old mining town of Jerome, Arizona
  • Jump aboard the famous sightseeing Verde Valley Railroad and enjoy the beautiful Verde Canyon
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Admissions to both Native American Monuments
  • A first-class train ticket
  • Meal/snack and Champagne on the train
  • Gratuity is not included
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Please bring a camera, jacket, hat and sunglasses
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Great day of enjoying some of Arizona's senic wonders.

February 28, 2019

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Product ID: 184280