ULTIMATE SALT LAKE CITY TOUR plus ORGAN RECITAL

Deluxe Salt Lake City Bus Tour

Most popular sightseeing tour for 40 years!

  • Fully-narrated tour with local guide

  • Air-conditioned tour bus with large panoramic sightseeing windows

  • Visit Salt Lake City’s top attractions and hidden gems with expert guides who entertain you with stories and humor that you won’t get on your own

  • Several tour stops allow you to explore off the bus with your guide

  • Includes 30-minute organ recital in the world-famous Tabernacle

  • Optional meal stop at Utah’s most famous historic mansion


TIME:  10:00 am, Monday-Saturday  

*Sunday see our Mormon Tabernacle Choir + City Tour

LENGTH:  3.5 hours plus optional meal stop

PRICE:  $49 Adult  /  $25 child

LOCATION:  FREE pickup at many downtown SLC hotels

FREE PARKING:  available at Hotel RL, 161 West 600 South


DETAILED LIST OF TOUR ATTRACTIONS

TEMPLE SQUARE: #1 Utah attraction, over 5 million visitors a year

  • Mormon Tabernacle: built in 1867, home of the world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and one of the largest pipe organs in the world, 11,632 pipes!

  • LIVE PERFORMANCE: 30-minute Organ recital with the most famous pipe organ in the world

  • Salt Lake Temple: the most iconic building in Utah and the largest Mormon temple in the world; inspired by medieval Gothic cathedrals of Europe, but built in the American Old West

  • Gardens: 500,000 plants of 700 different varieties brought from 100 countries around the world

  • Fountain: grand 294-jet water fountain rises 50 ft. mirroring the spires of the Temple

  • Family History Library: largest genealogy library in the world

  • Conference Center: largest theater-style auditorium ever built, 21,000 seats

  • Historic Hotel Utah: century-old luxury hotel that hosted U.S. presidents, dignitaries and celebrities

CAPITOL HILL: unique history, regal architecture and breathtaking scenery

  • Capitol: second most beautiful in America, used for Hollywood movies to depict the U.S. Capitol; spectacular marble rotunda with 6,000 lb. chandelier!

  • Scenic overlook: spectacular views of Rocky Mountains and 500-square-mile Salt Lake Valley

  • Council Hall: City Hall of the Old West

  • Mormon Battalion Monument: first and only religious unit in the U.S. military

  • White Memorial Chapel: pioneer-era Mormon chapel overlooking the valley; first in the city to have a steeple

  • Memory Grove: picturesque park featuring City Creek and memorials to Utah veterans

PIONEER HERITAGE STATE PARK

  • Mormon Pioneer Trail: 70,000 pioneers walked 1,300 miles

  • This is the Place monument: Mormon pioneers and explorers of the American West

  • Deseret Village: a living history pioneer village

  • Scenic overlook: mountain views, overlook of the entire valley and Great Salt Lake

  • Pony Express Monument: awe-inspiring statues and Pony Express station with a beautiful mountain backdrop

BRIGHAM YOUNG’S ESTATE:

  • Beehive House: stately home of Brigham Young, known as the “American Moses”

  • Lion House: a polygamous mansion for 20 wives and 50 children in the Old West

    • LUNCH STOP: Savor an authentic Mormon pioneer meal in Brigham Young's family dining room and enjoy a famous Lion House Roll with honey butter

  • Eagle Gate arch: Prominent 76-foot span arch with a 2-ton American eagle statue atop, marks the entrance to Brigham Young’s estate

BRIGHAM STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT: Named one of the "10 Great Streets of America" by American Planning Association

  • Governor’s Mansion, and other mansions of wealthy mining magnates

  • Cathedral of the Madeleine: Roman Catholic headquarters in Utah; only cathedral in America under patronage of Saint Mary Magdalene

  • First Presbyterian Church: exquisite red sandstone and stained glass windows

  • Masonic Temple: Egyptian Revival architecture and mysterious sphinx statues, used for Hollywood movies and television shows

  • Mining Mansions: several other magnificent mansions built by silver and copper mining magnates 100 years ago

OTHER ATTRACTIONS:

  • Historic Union Pacific Depot: one of the finest train stations in the Old West

  • Gateway Center & Olympic Legacy Plaza: “The Gateway to the City”

  • Pioneer Square and historic Rio Grande train station

  • Fort Douglas: Civil War-era fort built to keep an eye on the Mormons

  • Olympic Village and Stadium: relive the most successful Winter Olympics ever

  • University of Utah: Founded 1850, the oldest state university west of Missouri River

  • Trolley Square: Union Pacific magnate E.H. Harriman built Salt Lake City a state-of-the-art trolley car system in 1908, refashioned with inspiration from Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco

  • Library Square: designed by a world-famous architect in a stunning modern style

  • City Hall: striking Richardsonian Romanesque architecture and the symbol of non-Mormon citizens’ open defiance of the Mormon Church

OPTIONAL MEAL STOP: Enjoy old Mormon recipes in the dining room of Brigham Young’s historic mansion, featured on The Food Network TV channel. *Meal stop is optional, additional cost. Not hungry? You can always choose to skip the lunch stop and the bus will return to your pickup point at the end of the tour

Advanced Purchase Required - Book online


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. How does the meal stop work?

    • Meal stop is an optional activity at the end of the tour, additional cost of $5-13. If you prefer to skip lunch then the bus can return you to your pickup point or Temple Square instead.

  2. How much time is spent on the tour bus?

    • Less than half of the tour time is spent on the bus. You'll hop off the bus with your tour guide to explore the top attractions and the hidden gems of Salt Lake City.

  3. How much walking is there on the tour?

    • Minimal walking, suitable for all ages. It's up to you how much walking you'd like to do. If you have a walker or wheelchair, you will find the tour is very accommodating.

  4. Is there really that much to see in Salt Lake City?

    • YES! Many of our guests tell us they're amazed with how much there is to see in Salt Lake City, especially beyond downtown. We often hear guests say they've been on city tours all over the country or the world and this was one of the best. Experience a great mix of fascinating history, entertaining stories, memorable experiences and terrific photo opportunities.

    • For many of you, this is the only time you'll visit Salt Lake City, so this tour is ideal to get the best memorable experience. We have perfected this tour over the last 40 years, trust us...this is the best way to see Salt Lake City!