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Salt Lake City Guided Bus Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Go sightseeing in Salt Lake City with ease on this 4-hour coach tour. You’ll see some of Utah's top urban attractions like the Mormon Trail, Temple Square, Old Deseret Village, the State Capitol Building, Fort Douglas and sites from the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Plus, purchase lunch at the Lion House, the former home of pioneer Brigham Young, and take in a live recital at the renowned Mormon Tabernacle.
  • Sightseeing tour of Salt Lake City
  • Visit sites such as Temple Square, the State Capitol Building and Old Deseret Village with your guide
  • Enjoy a live organ recital at the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle
  • Have lunch at the Lion House, Brigham Young's former pioneer home
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English-speaking tour guide
Gratuities (18-20% customary). Like waiters, our tour guides rely on tips to make a living.

Departure Point

215 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

At 9:49 AM meet outside the main lobby doors of Radisson Downtown hotel (215 W South Temple, Salt Lake City) and watch for the CITY SIGHTS tour bus to arrive curbside on the street. Parking is available for a small fee across the street.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After pickup from downtown hotels, your Salt Lake City sightseeing tour starts with a visit to the State Capitol Building, followed by a stop at Old Deseret Village, aka Pioneer Village, and a chance to see part of the historical Mormon Trail.

Continue to Temple Square, where you can explore the gardens and enjoy a live recital in the Salt Lake Tabernacle, also known as the Mormon Tabernacle, famous for its organ—one of the largest in the world with 11,623 pipes—and for being the home of the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Next, head to the Lion House, the old pioneer home of Brigham Young, Utah’s first governor, the founder of Salt Lake City and a former leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This 1856 building is now a restaurant where you can enjoy lunch (own expense).

After lunch, pass by more Salt Lake City sights like Fort Douglas, the University of Utah, the Pony Express Monument, some of the city’s oldest mansions and churches, and sites from the 2002 Winter Olympics such as Olympic Legacy Plaza, Olympic Village, the Cauldron and Olympic Stadium. Your tour then ends with hotel drop-off downtown.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
This is the Place Heritage Park
Visitor center, historic monuments, and scenic mountain views are found here at the end of the Mormon Trail. Hear tales from the largest organized westward migration in America's history as 70,000 pioneers walked over 1,300 miles to arrive in Salt Lake Valley. Gift shop and historical movie available for interested guests. Time is limited.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Temple Square
Utah's most visited attraction and the second most visited religious site in America. Pictures of the outside only of the Salt Lake Temple and the Tabernacle.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Utah State Capitol
Magnificent. Definitely on of the most beautiful capitols in America. Don't miss this!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cathedral of the Madeleine
A gorgeous cathedral built in 1901 and the mother church for Roman Catholics in Utah. Tour inside and picture taking. This cathedral is a must see!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Beehive House
Pioneer mansion of Brigham Young, founder of Salt Lake City. Picture stop.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
A 1,300 mile trail that 70,000 Mormon pioneers travelled. Ask guide to point out the trail's end. It's still visible after 170 years
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Governor's Mansion
The historic home of a wealthy silver miner 100 years ago is now the largest governor's mansions in America.
Pass By:  
The Salt Lake Masonic Temple
Egyptian revival architecture
Pass By:  
Olympic Cauldron Park
Hear the story of the most successful Winter Olympic Games ever and see the Olympic Cauldron that was used in the Opening Ceremonies
Stop At:  
Deuel Pioneer Log Home
Original log cabin from 1847 when Salt Lake City was founded. Picture stop.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Council Hall
Historic City Hall for Salt Lake City 150 years ago. Picture stop.
Duration: 4 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
McCune Mansion
Hear the story behind Utah's first million-dollar mansion
Pass By:  
LDS Conference Center
A 21,000 seat religious auditorium for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, made of Rocky Mountain stone and covered with a 4-acre garden on the roof
Pass By:  
Salt Lake City Public Library
Its Modern architecture won national awards and made it "America's Library of the Year"
Pass By:  
City and County Building
Built in 1894 to rival the nearby Salt Lake Temple. A masterpiece of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture towering over 250 feet tall
Pass By:  
National Pony Express Monument
Hear the story of the Pony Express and see the monument to the riders
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Folding wheelchairs and walkers may be accommodated but you must notify us by email at least 24 hours before the tour
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Sights, Inc.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Salt Lake City Guided Bus Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Salt Lake City Guided Bus Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Salt Lake City Guided Bus Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Salt Lake City Guided Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Salt Lake City Guided Bus Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers.

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star-5
Capital was beautiful
Donna_B
, Sep 2021
The Utah Capital was beautiful and so many sites along the tour. I would definitely recommend the bus tour.
star-5
The birds and the bees!!
MAJ
, Sep 2021
We were very pleased at having such a knowledgable guide. Not only did we learn about the pioneers and all the places of interest but we learned about the birds and the bees. The seagull being the state bird and Utah being the beehive state.
star-5
Informative
Vernon_G
, Sep 2021
Missed not stopping for lunch on our own. It was on itinerary! Disappointing, otherwise enjoyed it very much.
star-5
A great tour and time well spent
CAS
, Sep 2021
Our guide was the best! He made the tour very interesting and informative. His heart was in the tour . It was neat to be treated to some good experiences I did not expect. We had a great well rounded tour, many good highlights. I can now pick some sites I will also go back to and check out more in depth.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
50% history of SLC and mormon settlers 50% personal testimony. I would not have take the tour if I knew that in advance.
MelodyR
, Sep 2021
What I liked: The state capital inside and outside tour; the beauty of the inside of the tabernacle building / organ practice recital; the outside gardens of temple square; the history of Utah and its settlement; the pony express; the little early mormon pioneer village and donuts; the restaurant recommendations. What I did not like: that the tour description did not advertise that the Mormon tour guide/driver would be giving a testimony about his own faith and his personal beliefs about the religion. This took up a large part of the tour. City Sights should have advertised the testimony in advance. We thought this was a non-religious Salt Lake City history tour, not a tour about one's own personal religious beliefs. I would not have taken the tour if I had known that in advance
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Not worth the price
Alan_H
, Sep 2021
We booked our trip through viator, which we have used on many occasions, and have been very satisfied. The Viator website indicates that this is a 4-hour tour. We were disappointed when the tour was over after 2.5 hours! In checking further, the local vendor City Sights, indicates a 2.5 hour tour. But the price was the same for both! $49 ppsn. Some parts of the tour were good-the capitol building and pioneer village. The rest of the tour was just drive bys--even though their itinerary called for a stop at a Cathedral. Our guide was informative and friendly. The tour was just not worth $49 ppsn.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Sorry you misunderstood. Viator has misled you if they posted a 4 hour tour. They are a ticket seller only and often they do not update information. You must be angry because you have not given a correct description of the tour. This is highly unfortunate. The organ recital at the Tabernacle and many other details were not described in this evaluation.
star-3
Not bad but not that great either
Angel_S
, Sep 2021
It was okay. Our tour guide was very friendly. Enjoyed listening to him. Otherwise tour was mediocre. Not many stops (for the price) and ones we did stop, not much time to see much. We did love seeing the Capital building
star-5
City tour
elissa_t
, Sep 2021
We had a fantastic guide who educated snd took us to all the major sites which made our city tour so enjoyable
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We work diligently to earn your highest praise. Thank You
star-5
Great Tour
Cleeh
, Sep 2021
The tour focused on the main things I was interested in & our guide provided excellent commentary. The organ recital at the tabernacle ,which was optional to attend, was made available by our timing at Temple Square.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We are pleased that you enjoyed the tour. That is our main goal for everyone.
star-5
Great tour!
DENISE_S
, Sep 2021
Great tour and tour guide! Loved all the history the guide gave us. The organ recital was magnificent.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Our guides are all naive born and top in their field. And we love to show everyone our beautiful and historical city

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