SALT LAKE CITY DELUXE TOUR - 25 mile loop around the city
Our most popular sightseeing tour for over 35 years! Experience a guided tour all around town in a comfortable, air conditioned minibus with large panoramic touring windows. You’ll visit Salt Lake City’s top attractions and favorite hidden gems as our expert guides entertain you with stories and humor that you simply cannot experience on your own.
- INCLUDES a live organ recital in the world famous Mormon Tabernacle and a stop for lunch in the dining room of Brigham Young's 160-year-old polygamous mansion
TIME: 9:00 am, Monday-Saturday; (For Sunday, choose Mormon Tabernacle Choir + City Tour)
*Hotel pickups begin 10-30 minutes prior to tour start time
LENGTH: 4 hours
PRICE: $49 Adult; children under 12 are $25
LOCATION: Pickup is available for most downtown Salt Lake City hotels. Choose your hotel pickup during the online checkout process. If you are not staying downtown, choose Hotel RL by Red Lion for free parking
- MEAL STOP: Lunch is optional and at your own expense; Lion House Pantry prices range from $5-12
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
- 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
MEAL STOP: Enjoy old Mormon recipes in the dining room of Brigham Young’s Lion House, featured on The Food Network with famous chef Bobby Flay. (Meal is optional, alternative sights are available if you prefer not to eat. Food is at your own expense, however the famous Lion House dinner rolls with honey butter are complimentary for each guest).
Advanced Purchase Required - Book online
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How much time is spent on the tour bus?
- About 1/3 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.
- 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.
- Four hours seems like a long time, is there really that much to see?
- YES! Many of our guests tell us they're amazed with how much there is to see in Salt Lake City, especially beyond Temple Square. 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. The tour is 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 35 years, trust us...this is the best way to see Salt Lake City!