Signature City Phoenix-Scottsdale

Get an insider’s view on Arizona’s Valley of the Sun as you join experts to explore world-renowned cultural institutions, unique desert landscapes and historic Old Town Scottsdale.
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Program No. 21299RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Explore Arizona’s Valley of the Sun on daily adventures spotlighting the history and culture of the Southwest’s most dynamic city and its environs — from iconic Camelback Mountain to the copper-domed State Capitol. Discover the region’s prehistoric and modern Native American cultures with a visit to the famed Heard Museum. View the city’s mix of architectural styles including Frank Lloyd Wright and Paolo Soleri. Experience the music of the city and the world at Phoenix’ newest sensation — the Musical Instrument Museum. Stay in Old Town Scottsdale where its true western roots are juxtaposed against its modern and upscale new Southwest style.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to a one-half mile and standing in museums for up to two hours.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit the Phoenix Art Museum, Musical Instrument Museum and Wright’s Taliesin West.
  • Explore the Desert Botanical Garden and sit under the stars around a campfire following dinner on a ranch.
  • Enjoy world-class galleries and a Western-themed ambiance while strolling Old Town Scottsdale.
Featured Expert
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Bob Doehnert
Bob Doehnert grew up in Basking Ridge, N.J. and earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky. He attained an International M.B.A. from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ. In his ‘retirement’ Bob continues to pursue lifelong learning, especially with his passions for skiing, hiking and competitive bridge. He has participated as a group leader for Road Scholar in the greater Phoenix area and enjoys sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for Arizona and the greater Valley of the Sun.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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