Laurels
Best Local Tours
in Phoenix
2017

Why These Local Tours?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored local tours on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best local tours in Phoenix, AZ.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

2 Fly Us Hot Air Balloon Rides

2 Fly Us Hot Air Balloon Rides has been offering local tours in Phoenix for over 30 years. The family-operated business provides thrilling air tours of the area for up to four passengers per balloon, and the group is dedicated to making every ride a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Customers have raved about the owner's experience as a pilot, the friendly and knowledgeable, service, and incredible views and photo opportunities of the desert, mountains, valley, rivers, lakes, and wildlife. 2 Fly Us also offers balloon piloting courses and corporate advertising services, and has flown for the likes of Dodge, Wendy's and the NFL.

Phoenix, AZ(623) 583-1314

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A Closer Look Tours

A Closer Look Tours has been providing specialized tours to those in the Glendale area for over 25 years. The family-owned group arranges guided tours through the heart of Mexico focusing on the Copper Canyon area and features a Copper Canyon 8 Day Tour leaving from and arriving back to Phoenix, a Copper Canyon Customized Tour, and a five-day Running with the Tarahumara option as well. Clients appreciate experiencing authentic Mexico via all-inclusive packages as well as skilled and dedicated guides and can also enjoy the scenery and history on the famous Copper Canyon Railway. A Closer Look Tours is a member of the National Tour Association and also works closely with the Mexican Tourism Board.

Glendale, AZ(877) 938-0951

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Arizona Segway Tours

Arizona Segway Tours is a local tour company in Fort McDowell. Visitors can take in the breathtaking landscape and views while riding an eco-friendly Segway PT through the Sonoran Desert in Scottsdale or through Sedona. All tour participants can receive training and practice until they feel comfortable on the Segway prior to starting out, and all routes pass a number of local landmarks with plenty of photo opportunities along the way. Tours last anywhere from one and a half to two and a half hours, and a sunset tour is available in Sedona as well. Arizona Segway Tours received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2014.

Fort Mcdowell, AZ(800) 755-0935

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Arizona Urban Wine Tours

Arizona Urban Wine Tours provides local tours to visitors in Scottsdale. The group offers free pickup and drop-off service, comfortable transportation in a luxury limo bus to three Arizona wine galleries for tastings, and complimentary cheeses and bottled water. Clients also enjoy lunch at an award-winning restaurant in the area. Interested parties can peruse all details including available lunch options on Arizona Urban's website and can also read about the wineries visited, Aridus Wine Company, LDV Wine Gallery, and Salvatore Vineyards and Passion Cellars. Tours take place Thursday through Sunday, and reservations can be booked online as well.

Scottsdale, AZ(480) 843-4941

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Firebird Balloons

Firebird Balloons handles local tours in the Phoenix area. Visitors in private and semi-private groups of up to four are able to take in views of the Sonoran Desert via small group trips at sunrise, romantic rides for couples at sunset, wedding ceremony balloon rides, and tethered balloon rides as well. Clients can review all prices for various options on Firebird Balloons' website and also check availability for and even book their desired ride. A gallery of photos from past trips can also be perused online, and individuals can contact the group with any questions or for further details as well.

Phoenix, AZ(623) 282-2359

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Great Arizona Beer Tours

Great Arizona Beer Tours is a local tour company serving the Chandler area. Visitors can enjoy a four, six, or 12-hour tour of three Phoenix breweries and lunch in a luxurious mini-coach, a two-day tour to visit breweries in Phoenix or Flagstaff with full amenities, or a Dream Tour to travel to as many breweries throughout Arizona as desired. The founders wrote the ultimate guide to Arizona breweries covering 99 breweries in the state, are dedicated to helping others explore the art of craft beer in Arizona, and can custom design tours for private parties, clubs, businesses, alumni organizations, and other needs as well.

Chandler, AZ(602) 616-9866

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Javelina Wine Tours

Javelina Wine Tours is Phoenix local tour company. Individuals can look through a number of options on Javelina's site such as Awaken Your Taste Buds in Arizona's Verde Valley, Sonoita Vineyards in the Shadow of Tombstone, Romantic Picnics in the Vines, and custom private tours and charters as well. Clients are picked up and dropped off at their hotel or home, groups are made up of no more than six passengers, and tours come with complimentary bottled water and snacks. The group is known for friendly service as well as fair prices and can be sent booking requests directly online.

Phoenix, AZ(480) 250-8367

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Road Dog Tours

Road Dog Tours is a local tour company in Phoenix. The team seeks to support local breweries while providing visitors to the area a taste of the best Phoenix has to offer. The group features safe vans, fun professional guides, and educational brewery tours that can be tailored to each group's requests. Interested parties are welcome to check out Road Dog Tours' website to review the different breweries on the company's tours, read up on the history of craft beer in Arizona, and find out about other events, festivals, and activities to enjoy in the area as well. Custom tours are also available for birthdays, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and other occasions.

Phoenix, AZ(206) 777-2517

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Scottsdale Segway Tours

Scottsdale Segway Tours offers local tours in Scottsdale. Options include the Old Town Exploration Tour™, Ultimate Old Town Discovery Tour™, and Sunsets, Segways & City Lights Tour™, and clients receive wireless headsets, unlimited free bottled water, and two professional guides for every group as well. The team has a top-notch reputation due to its credibility, safety, small group sizes, brand new Segways, flexible scheduling, and exclusive “Passport to Savings” featuring discounts to numerous restaurants, shops, and museums in the Downtown Scottsdale area. Scottsdale Segway Tours has been named a #1 Tour Company in Arizona by TripAdvisor for seven consecutive years, and fees also include complimentary digital photos of the tour as well.

Scottsdale, AZ(855) 734-8687

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Southwest Tours

Southwest Tours has been providing local tours in Phoenix for almost 35 years. The team is known for its knowledgeable guides, custom vans outfitted with 15 passenger seats including 12 captain chairs, and friendly service. Tours available include Apache Trail, Dolly Steamboat and Goldfield Ghost Town, City of Phoenix and Scottsdale, and Pueblo Grande Museum, Grand Canyon National Park via Sedona Overnight, and other customized tour options, and clients include vacationers, travel agents, destination managers, and the hospitality industry. Southwest Tours is a member of the Phoenix and Scottsdale chambers of commerce as well as the Grand Circle Association and is a Preferred Partner of the National Concierge Association.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 971-1381

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Taste It Tours

Taste It Tours has been a Phoenix local tour group since 2010. Visitors enjoy a culinary adventure through the best spots for food and drinks in Downtown Phoenix and Old Town Scottsdale while learning about the areas as well. The company offers the Scottsdale Trolley Food Tour, the Taste of Scottsdale Tour, the Phoenix Evening Dine Around, and the Original Phoenix Food Tour, and private group tours are available as well for birthdays, bachelor and bachelorette parties, cooking groups, and bridal or baby showers. Client also use Taste It Tours for effective corporate team building, conference add-ons, networking groups, employee welcoming, and work anniversaries, and tours take place seven days a week.

Phoenix, AZ(480) 274-3569

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