Sedona Day Trip from Phoenix

Phoenix, United States
Likely to Sell Out

From $235.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the mystique that is Sedona and admire its red rock landscapes on this 10-hour tour from Phoenix. Natural and cultural attractions may include Bell Rock, Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, and Chapel of the Holy Cross. This tour is limited to just five people for a small-group experience.
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Family friendly

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local guide
  • Soft drinks
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees (if additions made to tour require fees)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 AM

Pickup details

We pickup from all Phoenix area hotels, rentals and residences within 15 miles of City Center. Pickup does NOT have to be at a hotel. An Airbnb may be ok, for example.

What To Expect

Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Montezuma Castle National Monument

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Chapel of the Holy Cross

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bell Rock

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Main Street

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Page Springs Cellars

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 5 people per booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • German guide subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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62 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 62 reviews
A Wonderful Way to see the Sites
El_W, May 2023
ALL of the experience was wonderful Darian picked us up at the meeting place. He was very Gracious & Kind. All the stops listed were great- we had enough time at each stop- never feeling as if we did not have enough time. The drive was smooth & Beautiful as were the sites we saw.
Exquisite Sedona
Norminda_A, May 2023
Sedona tour was simply sublime. Nature speaks the creative work of Our Creator, breathtaking views of the mountains and scenic drive during the trip.
Great Tour, just wish it allowed solo bookings
Christopher_A, May 2023
A great way to see Sedona from Phoenix if you only have a day. I just wish it allowed for me to book as a solo traveler instead of a minimum party size of two. The scenery is breathtaking and the wine was a nice way to end the day. John was a great tour guide.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Christopher. Thanks very much for choosing our tour! I understand the concern about solo bookings. We do accept solo bookings directly, but unfortunately can not with the online bookings. Our minimum for a tour to operate is two, so we always like to make sure a tour will operate before accepting a booking. Otherwise we do have waiting lists. I do realize it presents an issue, but if we allowed the solo bookings online, then we may have to cancel last minute and that only leads to unhappy travelers. I know that you chose to book for "two" in order to make sure that you got a tour.... but as others DID join, I'd be happy to request to Viator that you receive refund for the extra seat that you had to buy. Hope that helps!! Regards, Steve at Az Scenic Tours.
Amazing 👏
Linda_S, May 2023
It was all amazing, excellent and knowledgeable driver, a fun time , red rocks were amazing, weather was a little special though, it rained a little
Perfect day trip highlights Sedona
Anonymous, May 2023
The tour guide arrived on time and was very kind and knowledgeable. Every aspect of the tour was provided, just as outlined in the description. The small group, 5 passengers, made for a more personal experience. This tour highlighted the major sites of Sedona, and we saw everything we hoped to see. The tour manager communicated well prior to our tour, and he responded quickly to email questions.
Rod was exceptional as a...
Shelly_H, May 2023
Rod was exceptional as a guide/driver. The drive was beautiful and Rod was able to give us info of the area. The winery was excellent. 5 stars for Rod and our wonderful day.
A great day trip to Sedona
sarah_h, Jan 2023
Eddie was a phenomenal tour guide who was very accommodating to our preferences. For this particular tour, it ended up being only two guests (myself and my friend). We both had a great day hiking, eating, shopping and exploring.
Sedona adventure
Ginger_R, Jan 2023
Montezuma's Castle and the Sedona red rock area. Beautiful scenery. Informed and gracious driver made the trip a pleasure.
Great day trip for an overview of Sedona
Ann_A, Dec 2022
We enjoyed climbing Bell Rock and seeing the Church of the Holy Cross. It was also nice to have a bit of time on our own in Sedona. If I would change anything, it would be to spend more time at Tiaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. Our tour guide was flexible, knowledgable and pleasant.
Sedona day tour
Mazal_H, Nov 2022
Very nice tour. guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Views were amazing would definitely recommend
Exceeded expectations!
monicachavez1871, Nov 2022
Liz was the best tour guide. She made it about us and not the schedule. We appreciated all her accommodations and hospitality. We will definitely recommend it to our family and friends!
Beautiful day trip
Gurmeet_S, Nov 2022
Nice day trip. The driver was old and we were a little concerned about his driving a few times, but he was extremely knowledgeable. Sedona is breathtaking and this tour takes you to all the right places.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks very much for your review. I also appreciate your time on the phone. I've sent out a safety message to all of our guides, and discussed your concern directly with your guide. I also appreciate your comments to me that you meant for this to be a four star review, because the experience overall was very good. Thanks again for your comments. I want to emphasize that safety is a primary concern and I will continue to monitor our guides capabilities. I also apologize for the immediate emails and texts from Viator asking for you to write a review, which you said compelled you to write the review after a long day on the road, to get those messages to stop. Reviews are very important, but guests should be given time to enjoy their vacation.
Beautiful Ride
patecn, Nov 2022
We had a good time. Bobby was our driver and he was so friendly and personable providing us laughs and historical facts along the way. Wish we had a little more time to do a couple more things, but hey time flies when you’re having fun. I recommend this tour especially if you’re looking to have a laid back trip away from Phoenix to experience a little bit of Sedona charm.
Other than the hyper talkative driver the trip was ok
Judith_P, Oct 2022
Eddie the driver would not not stop talking about moving, his career, his family and politics. Believe it or not I do not care about what is going on for him. I said that I did not want to get into politics and just enjoy the drive but he still talked about it. On the way back three times I said let’s just focus on driving but he kept talking even in heavy traffic. When my friend and I got home, we were frazzled from all his talking.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Interesting. Eddie immediately let me know after your tour that "one of the ladies in the group would not stop bringing up politics and even her friend asked her to stop". To those reading this review.... the person writing it has extreme political views to one side. I do not like to get into politics so I won't say which side, as everyone has a right to their views. We are very diplomatic and so we don't join in and I believe she is doing what people do in today's world, which is to lash out against someone she feels did not agree with her. It is a shame. I assure you, review reader, Eddie is an amazing guide. Many of our guests ask us not only about the state of Arizona, but also about us personally. Our tours are often described as "going on a trip with friends", so we get into a groove in which we are very comfortable with our guests. I am not surprised he would bring up family and other personal things. But politics are not a topic we touch.
Sedona in a day
Judith_B, Sep 2022
I did not expect the traffic on the way into Sedona. Maybe shuffling the stop on the way in where we walk our way to Uptown allows for more time to eat, shop, and explore. The extra fee at Montezuma Castle was expected but would be nice if it was included with the tour. Eddie, our tour guide, was great!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thanks for your review! I am glad that you enjoyed the tour! As there is only one way in and out of the Uptown area, and it is very popular, there is no way to shuffle the order and make traffic not exist. But thank you for the suggestion. We have tried different order and believe me, we do the best we can. The admission to Montezuma Castle is not included because that is a flexible add-on to the tour. We offer choice of certain spots on the route, some have an entry, some do not. Not all groups choose the addition. If we charged for the admission and included it, it would not be fair to guests that choose the flexible add-ons that have no admission. This was explained to you. Thanks again! We appreciate you choosing us!
Easy & fun day trip with kids
Judah_H, Sep 2022
Our guide Eddie was very nice and a good driver. Shared good local insights. Our favorite stop was Red Rock and Tlaquepaque because of its uniqueness.
A great day in Sedona!
Maria_C, Aug 2022
Noel was a super knowledgeable guide who gave all the tips on restaurants & shopping in addition to narrating the tour.
Sedona for the Day
Joan_d, Jun 2022
Lizette was excellent. She made sure we got the most out of our day and was extremely accommodating.
Great tour highly recommend
Ann_C, May 2022
We had Noel great tour guide. Very knowledgeable. I wanted to buy gifts from the actual Indian tribes instead of thing made in china and he took us to a Navajo stand which was exactly what I was looking for.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks very much for taking our tour, and for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed it, and it is good to hear that you were able to get the authentic gifts that you wanted. Thanks!
Fantastic experience
Alyssa_B, May 2022
Awesome day exploring the Sedona area. Great mix of shopping and outdoors. Lizette was a terrific guide and made the day even more enjoyable!
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks very much for your review, and for taking our tour! Very happy to hear that you enjoyed the day. :)
Great journey
Susan_D, Apr 2022
Our driver was an excellent driver. Appreciate his considerations. We enjoyed ourselves and was quite impressed by his knowledge of snakes.
Amazing experience to an...
Martin_S, Mar 2022
Amazing experience to an even more amazing destination ! Travelled alongside a fab couple with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide.We were picked up on time at a private residence, even a little rain in the afternoon couldn’t spoil what was an unforgettable day.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks very much for taking our tour! Glad that you enjoyed the day. Even with weather issues, the Sedona area is beautiful. Safe travels, and thanks!!
I just wish we would of...
Duane_N, Mar 2022
I just wish we would of been able to go on a hike and maybe not go to the one area for shipping was expensive.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thanks very much for your review. Our Sedona itinerary is very expansive for a one day tour to the area from Phoenix, and we visit a wide range of spots during our time there. We visit the landmark Chapel of the Holy Cross for stunning views. We visit Tlaquepaque, which is modeled after a Mexican artisan village. There are many boutiques and galleries and people very much enjoy visiting. Some of those shops are definitely expensive, but our guests request it often and enjoy looking. Uptown Sedona is great for food options, and the more touristy shops that people want for gift items, the famous "New Age" shops for crystals, and Sedona keepsakes. Beyond that, we offer flexibility by allowing guests to select two options from the following: a Native American cliff dwelling ruin, a local vineyard, an extended red rock scenic drive, or a local hike. This tour group chose the cliff dwelling and the hike. On this particular day, very poor weather arrived in the late afternoon, so the hike could not happen for personal safety reasons. The red rocks are VERY slippery when wet. We are sorry that you felt that this decision of ours warranted a 3 star review, and wish that we could do something about the weather. I hope that you enjoyed all the other spots that we took you!!
Sedona with Superior Service
Heidi_S, Feb 2022
Great experience, more then expected. Our guide was very knowledgeable and personalized every spot. He went the extra mile to advise of local places that we would enjoy. Friendly and engaging. Clean vehicle. Appreciated front door service.
Enjoyed the day trip from...
williams4850, Feb 2022
Enjoyed the day trip from Phoenix to Sedona. Our tour guide Noel was so fun, sweet, and knowledgeable!!!
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks very much for your review, and your kind words! Very happy to hear that you enjoyed the day. We very much enjoy taking our guests to see the sites of Arizona! Safe travels...
Eddie, our operator, was...
Anonymous, Dec 2021
Eddie, our operator, was very personable, Knowledgeable, and accommodating. We saw rock formations and sights that we would not have on our own. Our lunch at the Vault had incredible views while dining on the deck.
Amazing views!
Mariane_M, Nov 2021
Great trip! Enjoyed some less populated spots in Sedona. Incredible views, and nice area if shoos in uptown Sedona.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks very much for your review, and for taking our tour. Very happy to hear that you enjoyed the day!
Fabulous trip
Myrna_Y, Oct 2021
The driver/guide Noel arrived on time. He was very delightful and knowledgeable. Loved the small group format so we got along great with the other couple on this tour which made it much more pleasurable.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks very much for your review, and for taking our tour. Very happy to hear that you enjoyed the day!
Awesome!! 🌵😊🌵😊🌵
Debra_R, Oct 2021
Our tour was excellent from the moment Noel picked us up til he dropped us off. Noel was so knowledgeable about all of Arizona & was very accommodating from having bottled water to extra jackets as it was pretty cold that day. We couldn’t of asked for a better guide. Will definitely recommend to friends.
Awesome day trip!
Maria_B, Oct 2021
My 10 yo son, friend and I had an amazing experience. We took a private tour from Scottsdale to Sedona. Our driver, Jonathan, was prompt, professional, knowledgeable and very attentive to our needs and wants. Highly recommend this trip, especially if it’s your first time to the area. You will see more, learn more and be able to relax while soaking in views and surroundings. Definitely worth the value.

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