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Scenic Sedona Tour
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Scenic Sedona Tour

By Great West Tours
Recommended by 92% of travelers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Explore the rugged scenery of Sedona on this tour that includes a drive through Oak Creek Canyon, plus stops at Airport Mesa, and the Chapel of the Holy Cross, a narrow church that protrudes from the red cliffs. Along the way, learn about Sedona’s history, plant and animal life, geology, and climate from your guide.
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Ages 0-99, max of 14 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Easy way to see top Sedona-area sites without having to drive
  • Learn the spiritual significance of Sedona sites from your guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Sedona included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Multiple stops for scenic views and photo opportunities
  • Great introduction to Sedona and all it offers
  • Visit popular locations such as Oak Creek Canyon, Airport Outlook, Chapel of the Holy Cross
  • Bottled water
  • This tour is conducted in a touring van
  • Arizona State Law Requires All Children Eight Years and Younger to be in a Car Seat/Booster Seat.
What's not included
  • Food
  • Gratuities - 15% - 20% tip for your guide recommended if you enjoyed your tour
  • Guests are required to provide their own car seat/booster seat for their tour.

Be ready for pickup at your Sedona hotel where you meet your guide and head off on your excursion. You guide clues you in to points of interest and then you and your group can customize the tour based on interests. The highlights include a scenic drive through the Oak Creek Canyon and a stop at Bell Rock to view the surrounding Sedona vistas. From there, head to Airport Mesa for panoramic photos. The tour also includes a visit to the Chapel of the Holy Cross, which was constructed on a 250-foot (76-meter) tower of red rock and is a popular tourist attraction. Throughout the tour, learn about the area’s history, wildlife, geology, and climate, and have the chance to stop at roadside stands selling Native American jewelry and crafts. The tour ends where it began.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick-up at all Sedona hotels (within city limits only). Departs Daily at 8:00am, 11:30am and 3:00pm (Duration 2.5 Hours) HOTEL INFORMATION IS REQUIRED 72 HOURS PRIOR TO TOUR DATE
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3807SS

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travelers can participate
        • HOTEL INFORMATION IS REQUIRED 72 HOURS PRIOR TO TOUR DATE
        • This tour is conducted in a touring van.
        • Arizona State Law Requires All Children Eight Years and Younger to be in a Car Seat/Booster Seat. Guests are required to provide their own car seat/booster seat for their tour.
        • Departs Daily at 8:00am, 11:30am and 3:00pm (Duration 2.5 Hours)
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • 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
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3807SS

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        • Great West Tours
          944
          Sedona, Arizona
          Joined in June 2011
        • ClaireM238
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A MUST DO!!!
          Well I can honestly say this tour over-delivered and then some! I highly recommend! Whether you’re staying in Sedona or Flagstaff, don’t miss out on this! It was a small group, so we weren’t being herded like cattle into various stops. Our guide, Stanton, was excellent, very knowledgeable and ensured we were looked after all day. I can’t say enough good things about this tour. Sadly, the bar was set high with this tour, so when I went on a subsequent tour from a different location with a different operator, I was a bit disappointed. I would book this again in a heartbeat!
          Written June 17, 2024
        • patriciamP6338MK
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best hassle-free way to experience the Grand Canyon.
          This tour was everything we hoped for and more. Our guide, Brad, was full of information, passionate in his love for the area and truly cared that every individual on the bus had the best experience. Timing of stops was perfect and the dinner was excellent. We enjoyed every minute.
          Written June 11, 2024
        • jedg67
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Grand Canyon Tour with the best tour guide!
          This was an amazing tour! Our tour guide Al Bubala was so knowledgeable. He told us everything we need to know and more. If we ever come back and do another tour, we want Al to be our tour guide. Al took us all around the Grand Canyon. We stopped at all the best spots. Thanks for an awesome day Al!!!
          Written June 11, 2024
        • dmarcante
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best Grand Canyon experience
          Sheldon was exceptional!!! So knowledgeable and accommodating to all of us. The number of stops he made to enable us to view the canyon from different angles and directions exceeded our expectations. . In fact, Tuesday was our 30th Anniversary. Sheldon somehow purchased an Anniversary card, asked each of the other tourists on the van to sign it. That was so incredibly thoughtful. We appreciated it more than he will know. He was fantastic.
          Written June 6, 2024
        • Sherpa68643944585
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          My first time at the Grand Canyon!
          We were picked up at our hotel on time, The train was fun, the Grand Canyon was spectacular and our tour guide Al was fantastic. Great stories and informal!
          Written June 6, 2024
        • Z8847RHbeckyg
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Tour and Guide
          This was one of the best tours we have been on. Our guide, Stevee, was fabulous! He was so knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting while in the van. All the stops were great and the views were breath taking! Going during the middle to end of the day helped reduce the crowds. Would highly recommend this tour.
          Written May 30, 2024
        • cgarant
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome Trip to the Grand Canyon!
          This tour not only showcases the canyon’s stunning vistas but culminates in a mesmerizing sunset view that paints the landscape in hues of orange, pink, and purple. The tour is expertly guided, providing a blend of educational and awe-inspiring moments. Tour Highlights: 1. Scenic Views: The tour covers several key viewpoints, each offering unique perspectives of the canyon’s vast expanse. Stops often include Mather Point, Yavapai Observation Station, and Desert View Watchtower. Awesome walking on the rim to soak up the beauty. 2. Sunset Experience: The highlight of the tour is the sunset. Watching the sun dip below the horizon, casting dynamic shadows and illuminating the canyon’s layers, is an unforgettable experience. 3. Tour Guide: Brad was our tour guide and is so knowledgeable and passionate about the Grand Canyon and areas we traveled through. He provided insightful commentary on the geological history, flora and fauna, and cultural significance of the areas we traveled in. Conclusion: The Grand Canyon Sunset Tour is a must-do for anyone visiting this iconic landmark. The combination of stunning natural beauty, expertly guided tour, and the unforgettable experience of watching the sunset over the canyon makes it a highlight of any trip. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a returning adventurer, this tour offers a fresh and profound appreciation of the Grand Canyon’s majesty.
          Written May 26, 2024
        • ChristyLynne3
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very little time viewing Grand Canyon
          We were a family of 2 adults and 3 college kids and this tour just wasn't a good fit for us. It felt more like transportation than a tour. Very little time at the actual Grand Canyon. We chose the option that included the train and so glad we did. The train ride portion of the day was enjoyable. Paying extra for first class well worth it. It was scheduled as an 11 hour day. We were picked up at our hotel and after several stops getting others and a bathroom stop we were dropped off at the train station. Our guide was efficient and got our tickets and explained things well. She also was waiting at our train car when we arrived at the grand canyon. Our disappointment was the amount of time spent at the actual Grand Canyon. We had 10 minutes after getting off the train for a quick look before jumping on the van. Then two more 10 minute stops at viewing sites plus one 30 minute stop at the last viewing site so people could use the restroom. Out of the planned 11 hour day we got only 1 hour of Grand Canyon viewing time. There was also a 30 minute stop at a cafeteria for food. The tour guide felt like a safe driver and was very timely. Good communication. She was fairly informative but we learned as much about her personal life as we did the area. Having someone else drive and learning about the area was great but I wouldn't take this particular tour again. My hotel was a little over 2 hours from the Grand Canyon so spending a 10 - 11 hour day to see it for 1 hour was disappointing. If we ever make it back we will probably just drive up so we can walk around and explore. If you are looking for virtually no walking and lots of bathroom stops this would be a good pick. Recommend it for an older crowd.
          Written May 24, 2024
        • R119VCjohnl
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful experience
          Had a wonderful Grand Canyon tour with this great company. Could not have had a better time or experience. The tour guide Rasa was a fountain of knowledge about the canyon, the people, the history of the Sedona area and the canyon. Took us to absolutely beautiful and uncrowned places along the canyon and was a joy to listen too the entire trip. We could not have asked for a better first visit to the canyon. Thank you rasa and great west tours for this wonderful experience. Book with this company,, John Lawler
          Written May 23, 2024
        • Matt w
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great cultural tour
          Brad was fantastic. He was very informative and interesting. Those two aren't always found together. Our Hopi guides were very welcoming. We talked about the landscape, the formations, and history. They told us about some of their culture and art. The views from the top of the Mesa were amazing. There were only 4 of us on the tour. The van was comfortable, and the Brad was very accommodating, asking if we needed bathroom breaks or water frequently.
          Written May 23, 2024
        • drmom111
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Grand Canyon Sunset tour
          Our tour guide Steve was outstanding!! He was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. Very caring. The bus was very comfortable, it made multiple stops, which was very accommodating. The sunset views at the Grand Canyon were magnificent! Highly recommend this tour and ask for Steve.
          Written May 2, 2024
        • Cynthia G
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A must do tour!!!
          Rasa was amazing and a very knowledgeable guide!! 5+Customer service when Margie found my jacket and returned it to me!
          Written May 1, 2024
        • tpalizzi
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Girls Trip
          We loved our trip and the pink jeep tour. Just wish we had more stops on the tour to take pictures. The town has a lot of shopping and restaurants. The town is definitely popular among visitors and was very crowded.
          Written April 24, 2024
        • JenJen17NY
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour!
          We booked the day trip tour to upper Antelope canyon with Great West tour. The guide picked us up at Hilton Bellrock at 6am and we got back around 5:30pm. Stopped by Horshoe bend for an hour first and had lunch which was included with the tour (you get a choice of various wraps, cheeseburger or salad). The Antelope canyon tour was guided by a Navajo local and he was so energetic who showed us the best spots for pictures. Overall, the tour was great and the sights were beautiful! For reference we traveled with our 9 year old son and we had no problem walking around the Antelope Canyon.
          Written April 21, 2024
        • kaidik2024
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Grand Canyon Sunset Tour
          We did this Grand Canyon Sunset Tour and it was beautiful! Stanton was our tour guide, and it is clear that he was very experienced and excited about showing us around. While we have enjoyed all our tour guides, Stanton really stood out - he always went the extra mile to show our group the best photo spots and to make the trip fun. Thanks for helping us to create wonderful memories :)
          Written April 20, 2024
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        MIchelle Beck
        15 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2022
        Avery was our guide for the 2 hour tour on Saturday, 10/15. There were thunderstorms off and on and we were the only guests. We were provided rain ponchos before we left and definitely needed them, but it was still great. Avery was the best guide, walking us around the stupa, explaining the details and symbolism. He was ready with jokes and the history of the town, telling stories about the statues, settlers and more. Highly recommend!!
        Written October 30, 2022
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        EC256
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        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2023 • Family
        Would not recommend. I booked this trip 17 days ago for my 83 year old grandmother’s bucket list. A party of 10 booked the same tour 30 minutes prior to leaving and they were taken before us. Then we were informed that they had no other drivers for the day and we were not going to be able to go. I asked why a group of 10 who booked last minute would be able to leave before us when I booked so far in advance and I was told the driver of the bus chose that larger group instead of our group of 4. I would imagine he was hoping for more tips. This is absolutely ridiculous. I am completely appalled. I would not recommend this company or these tours to ANYONE. Your trip may get cancelled at the last minute with no notice after you’ve been sitting at the drop off point for 25 minutes because some driver hopes they’ll get tipped more. Don’t waste your money.
        Written May 29, 2023
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        This is posted on the wrong company-Viator/TripAdvisor has been notified
        Written May 30, 2023
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        Juli S
        Campbell, CA13 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023
        This was our first visit to Sedona, and this tour was a perfect way to get an overview. Brewsky gave us tons of great information about the history of the area, pointed out the rock formations, and took us around to all the key places. We returned later in the week to revisit the areas we were interested in. I'd highly recommend starting a visit to Sedona with this short tour. One tip is that I would not do this on a Sunday as there are too many visitors and parking is difficult to find.
        Written April 27, 2023
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        Ruth L
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2022
        Our whole family really enjoyed the Highlights of Sedona Tour. The two hour tour included breathtaking vistas as well as fascinating historical facts and stories narrated by our fabulous guide Avery. Our favorite stop was Rachel's Knoll in a secluded gated community.
        Written August 12, 2022
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        Maps701262
        26 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2020
        We had Lil' Joe pick us up at the hotel and take us around the area stopping at a few sites and pointing out lots of stops to make on our own. Lil' Joe is an abundant bundle of information. Great driver, very professional and helpful. thanks Lil Joe for making our Sedona trip a memorable one.
        Written October 14, 2020
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        Explore10752
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2020
        This was called an "introductory" tour of Sedona but our tour guide Steevebee exceeded our expectations. We made all the rounds from the Chapel on the Hill, Oak Creek, Slide Rock and had many photo ops. Our guide was so informative and explained all about the geology, plant life and history of beautiful Sedona.
        Written September 6, 2020
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        Jennifer J
        59 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Loved our tour guide Avery - super informative, took pictures for the group at the different stops. This is a great way to get around and get a feel for Sedona. I recommend taking this tour first to help
        plot out where you may want to go next
        Written March 29, 2023
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        Shann97
        Elk Grove, CA3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2022 • Couples
        The tour 2 hour was a great way to learn about Sedona history. Our tour guide Avery was great. He is very well versed in Sedona history and provided good insight about the surrounding terrain.
        Written March 17, 2022
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        We're so glad you had a great time with Avery on the Scenic Sedona tour. We love our area and it's a privilege to share the sites and history.
        Written March 19, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        HBTravelers2021
        Huntington Beach, CA4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2021 • Couples
        We had such an amazing time on our tour of Sedona. It was just my husband and I with one other couple (who were so great) so there was plenty of room to spread out. Al, our tour guide was the best. He picked us up at our hotel and we immediately felt so comfortable. He was so relaxed and fun. We picked up our tour-mates and off we went. Al was so full of information and stories about Sedona. We were enthralled. Every place we went was breathtaking and Al gave us all the background details to make the view complete. The time flew by. We laughed, learned so much and made some friends in Al and our new friends from Seattle. Thanks for a great afternoon Al! We hope to be back to Sedona soon.
        Written June 7, 2021
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        Dear Valued guests, Thank you so much for taking the time to pause and share the amazing experience reviews so that other guests can also book with confidence this tour and enjoy the Sedona area.
        Written June 8, 2021
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        drforceps
        Brooklyn, NY44 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2020 • Family
        Tour was interés best part was going to the chapel and the terrific views are just breathtaking. I think our guide try to fill up the tour with as many facts as possible. It just felt like he was having to work to fill it in.
        Written July 23, 2020
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