Ultimate Art and Cultural Tours

The Finest Valley of the Sun Art Experience

Ultimate Art and Cultural Tours takes pride in offering unique and exciting art and cultural experiences for groups visiting the Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona.


Ace makes 2 of Top 5 Scottsdale Recommendations

Travel photographer Kirsten Alana puts Ace in two of her Scottsdale recommendations. Check out Kirsten's recommendations on her blog!

Canadian Travel Radio with Chris Robinson

Ace gives travel talk show host Chris Robinson a tour of the Hotel Valley Ho. Read more about it and hear the interview on our blog!

View Ace on Sonoran Living Historic Treasures

See and read about it on the ABC 15 site, or view below:


Ultimate Art and Cultural Tours gets recognized in an About.com article featuring for the Scottsdale Trolley Tour.

Docent Connection

Ace is featured in the August, 2010 Docent Connection as an "Art Tour Guide Par Excellence!" Read the article by downloading this PDF (it's on page 2).

Experience Scottsdale

We're proud of Ace's appearance as one of Experience Scottsdale's "Local Luminaries."

"Life is so cool if you leave yourself open to the possibilities," says Ace Bailey, president of Ultimate Art & Cultural Tours. "I haven't been afraid to try new things, and that's how I got here."

Arizona Republic article

Ace's article in a recent Arizona Republic, "Tour exec wants to show Scottsdale to locals."

Bailey's tour is full of fun architecture, celebrity and Scottsdale history fun facts. But it's all well researched, said Jesse Thompson, the hotel's director of sales and marketing. "She knows her stuff. She's done a lot of research and interviewed a lot of people," Thompson said. "And people love it. It's a good tour."

Read the complete article online.

Business Journal article

Founder Ace Bailey in the September 12, 2008 Phoenix Business Journal.

Phoenix Business JournalAce organizes ultimate art tours

Ace Bailey is a one-woman show who prefers to stay behind the scenes. As founder and president of Scottsdale-based Ultimate Art & Cultural Tours, she organizes trips but has artists, historians and other experts lead the discussions.

Working through meeting planners, hospitality professionals and Valley companies, Bailey organizes tours for groups of up to 25 people. She also sets up workshops in printing, glass making and other crafts as team-building exercises.

"I really am all about educating people about the value of the arts that surround us," she said. "I really want to get into social media, but as a sole proprietor, there's only so much you can do."

Bailey started the self-financed business last year. She operates it out of her Scottsdale home with her husband, Paul, a retired banker who's doing the books. Read the entire article.