Castle Tours

Booking Your Tickets

The historic Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights was opened for public tours by Tovrea Carraro Society on March 10, 2012.

The 90-minute Regular Tour includes the historic Castle’s main floor and basement, extensive grounds and cactus gardens surrounding the Castle, as well as an opportunity to pick up mementos in the Treasures at the Castle Gift Shop.  Special Event Tours vary in length.  Please be sure to read the tour description for any tour before booking .

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Guests are greeted by Tovrea Carraro Society at the Visitor Center and taken through the Carraro Cactus Gardens by tram with a certified docent. The tour winds through the beautiful 44 acres, viewing the outer buildings, before arriving at Tovrea Castle.

The tour is ADA accessible; please let us know that you are bringing a wheelchair or walker. We cannot accommodate MOTORIZED assistive devices (wheelchairs, scooters, etc). Other Special Arrangements should be made at least 2 weeks prior to your tour date and time, particularly for assistive devices for hearing and sight impairments.

Please be aware that there are no tour refunds within 72 hours of your selected tour date; exchanges are not available. There is not a waiting list for cancellations.   RESELLING of tickets is not allowed under any circumstances and is strictly enforced.

Tours are a ‘go’ rain or shine;  we advise our guests to wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.

Due to occupancy limits and the historic nature of the site, tour size is limited and tours must be booked in advance.  Regular Tours are held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; Group Tours on Thursdays and Special Events on Wednesdays.  The Castle and Grounds are ‘dark’ on Mondays and Tuesdays for maintenance, repairs and ongoing upkeep.

Tour tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. You can purchase your tour tickets online at Tovrea Tour Tickets or by calling 1-800-838-3006 and speaking to an agent.

  • Regular Tour Tickets for January through May 2019 were released at 6 am Arizona Time on July 1, 2018.
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  • Special Event Super Moon Tickets for March 21, 2019 will be released at 6 am Arizona Time on November 23, 2018.  
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  • Twilight Tour Tickets for Friday/Saturday evenings in June, 2019 will be released at 6 am Arizona Time on December 10, 2018.
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  • Regular Tour Tickets for September through December 2019 will be released at 6 am Arizona Time on March 1, 2019

    Be advised that tours for commercial touring companies and professional photographers, using photos for commercial purposes, are priced at a higher rate and are very limited and not available through these regular tours. If you are interested in booking a tour through your tour management company or for a photography session, please contact us for special pricing and dates at tours@tovreacastletours.com If you are a commercial touring company or professional photographer and book anyway, we will cancel your tickets.

Tour Prices

General Admission for Regular Tours
$20 / Person
Children 2 and Under FREE
Special Events and Evening Tours
Varying Admission Fees depending on the Tour
 1 Adult Must Accompany every 2 children under the age of 12

Regular Tour Times
(Fri/Sat/Sun)
Group Tours and Special Events Held on Varying Days/Times

January – March
8:30 AM & 10:30 AM
April – May
7:30 AM & 9:30 AM
June
Evening Tours Only
7:30 PM & 8:00 PM
July – August
CLOSED FOR TOURS
September
7:30 AM
October – December
8:30 AM & 11:00 AM