Denver Walking tours

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Denver: Mile High Ghouls Haunted Walking Tour

1. Denver: Mile High Ghouls Haunted Walking Tour

Like the looming Rockies, Denver’s dark history casts a long shadow over the Mile High City. Dive deep into the haunted history at the heart of the city’s oldest neighborhood, Capitol Hill, on a guided walking tour. Choose between a standard 1-hour tour or a 1.5-hour extended tour. Hear stories take you on a journey back to a time of wealth, luxury, and deceit. This collection of stories will unearth the dark secrets that are the foundation on which this iconic city was built. Follow your guide through 8-13 (standard or extended tour) different sites and historic houses around the state’s Capitol building. Find out where the unsinkable Molly Brown, one of the most famous survivors of the sinking of the Titanic, might still show her face. See a side of Denver not often seen by visitors. Take a walk through the beautiful neighborhood that is the heart of the Mile High City while listening to the chilling tales of its past. Have an informative, memorable, and slightly terrifying night on a tour is perfect for first-time visitors to Denver and seasoned locals alike.

Downtown Denver Food Tour with Tastings By Junket

2. Downtown Denver Food Tour with Tastings By Junket

Discover the flavors of downtown Denver on a walking food tour. Try a range of different cuisines as your guide introduces you to some of the most exciting restaurants in the area. Take your taste buds on a journey and head home with a full belly and a new insight into the city's culinary scene. Meet your foodie guide in front of Tamayo, where you can sample sizzling tacos with fresh and creative salsas. From there, wind through the bustling streets of the "Mile High City", visiting taste the flavor of Denver. Sample delectable pairings at a local hidden gem and satisfy your sweet tooth at a foodie favorite ice cream shop. Try samples of chocolate , and browse authentic Native American art and jewelry. Along the way, snap Instagram-worthy selfies at historic Denver landmarks like Coors Field and Union Station as you delve into the history of this Colorado capital.

Denver: Downtown Cocktail Tour

3. Denver: Downtown Cocktail Tour

Get off the beaten path on this tour of the city’s fascinating drinking establishments and enjoy three delicious cocktails. Listen to the stories behind some of the city’s most popular drinks and how they fit in with the history of Denver and Colorado. Delve into the intriguing background of Prohibition-era cocktails at Denver’s modern-day speakeasies, historic bars, and popular hangouts, and try out local twists on cocktail classics. Sit back, soak up the stories from your local guide and entertaining bartenders.

Denver: History and Highlights Guided Tour

4. Denver: History and Highlights Guided Tour

Explore the highlights of Denver on this guided walking tour. Visit some of the city's major landmarks, including the State Capitol Building, Union Station, and Larimer Square. Start your tour at the Colorado Veterans Monument in Lincoln Memorial Park. See several of the city’s most iconic and significant institutions, including the Denver Art Museum and its eye-catching avant-garde extension and outdoor sculptures. From here, make your way to the stately grounds of Civic Center Park, featuring fountains, formal gardens, and a Greek amphitheater often used for summertime concerts. Hear the stories of civic improvement in the early 1900s, spearheaded by a former mayor. Enjoy impressive views of the Colorado State Capitol before making your way into the lower downtown area. Admire the architecture and stop in at a late 19th-century hotel to have a look at its interior. Check out the outdoor art at the performing arts center. Visit historic Larimer Square, the place where Denver began, now home to boutique stores, restaurants, and coffee shops. Learn about the city's beginnings as a frontier mining post and the history behind the unique Larimer St. houses. Finally, end your walking tour at the hub of downtown Denver, Union Station. This historic beaux arts train station has welcomed travelers to Colorado for over a century.

Denver: Downtown Small-Group Food Tasting Tour

5. Denver: Downtown Small-Group Food Tasting Tour

Come see why Zagat ranked Denver the 4th Hottest Food City in America. Taste unique and delicious dishes from award-winning local restaurants and learn fun history about the Mile High City on this signature downtown Denver walking food tour. You will taste authentic Neopolitan pizza from the only pizzeria in Colorado certified by the AVPN in Italy, award-winning from-scratch Colorado green chile, fluffy baked empanadas from a family-owned shop, Southwestern fusion cuisine on the brand new Dairy Block, and a sweet treat inside the historic Union Station. In between tastings, your local food tour guide will share stories about Denver's history and architecture. From secret tunnels to world-famous bordellos, learn just how wild the west was in the city's early days. You'll also visit historic sites and city landmarks like the iconic Union Station, the brand new Dairy Block, the baseball stadium, and Denver's oldest hotel.

Denver: LoDo Craft Beer Guided Walking Tour

6. Denver: LoDo Craft Beer Guided Walking Tour

Taste your way through the historic Lower Downtown district of Denver as you visit 4 hand-picked microbreweries to sample seasonal and local ales, lagers, and stouts. Take a guided 1.5-mile walk through the LoDo and Ballpark districts and visit fantastic microbreweries to sample beer along the way. Make 4 stops on your tour and go behind the scenes of the brewing process, visit a brewpub that began a nationwide franchise, and drink in the brewery founded by the governor. Learn about the city's history and how it became the capital of craft beer. Discover why Denver is dubbed the “Napa Valley of Beer” from your tour guide, share a drink with them, and ask them all your beer-related questions.

Denver: History and Architecture Walking Tours

7. Denver: History and Architecture Walking Tours

Select from 5 unique walking tours to learn more about notable buildings in Denver, and the individuals who built them. Join a knowledgeable guide on one of the following tours to learn more about architecture and local history. Lower Downtown Walking Tour (LoDo) Begin the tour at Union Station, and admire the beautiful architecture of LoDo as you learn how Denver went from a small grouping of tents to a major railroad hub to skid row to an urban hot spot. Capitol Hill Walking Tour Begin the tour outside the Molly Brown House Museum. Explore the beautiful and charming historic mansions of Capitol Hill and uncover the stories of families who lived in these stately homes at the end of the 19th century. Historic 16th Street Tour Wander down 16th Street in downtown Denver, which has been a vital thoroughfare since 1858. Hear of Denver’s history, enjoy the architecture, and see what is now known as the 16th Street Mall in a new light. Mansion of Quality Hill Tour Discover Quality Hill which boasts architectural gems like the Governor’s Mansion, Malo Mansion, and the Zang Mansion. Learn more about the individuals behind the homes, and their legacy in Denver. Larimer Square Tour Explore Denver’s oldest block and how local citizens saved the block from ruin and dilapidation and created the city’s first historic district.

Denver: Guided Walking Ghost Tour at Capitol Hill

8. Denver: Guided Walking Ghost Tour at Capitol Hill

Bone chilling stories of Denver's most haunted mansions! Your guide will share stories of murder, scandals, deceit and betrayal as we stroll along the eerie dark streets of Capitol Hill. You will discover where to look for paranormal activity and ghostly apparitions at the most notorious locations. • Spooky nighttime walk through Denver's Capitol Hill. • Discover where to take pictures of Paranormal Activity. • Gaze at the unique architecture of the Mansions of Millionaire Row. • Hear the dark history of some of Denver's most elite.

Denver: River North Art District Guided Tour

9. Denver: River North Art District Guided Tour

Explore the trendy River North Art District on this guided tour through the mural-covered streets. See some of the most exciting and diverse artworks in the American West and sample a local culinary treat along the way.  Get off the tourist trail to see graffiti and 3D installations, and artworks by and supporting black, female, Native American, and LGBT artists. Explore the hip Upper Larimer Street with its brewpubs and colorful murals. Stop for a tasty snack as you feast your eyes on the art.

Denver: RiNo Beer and Graffiti Tour

10. Denver: RiNo Beer and Graffiti Tour

The RiNo became a hub of innovation in Denver. Explore it on a guided walking tour and discover the historic warehouses and factories that now house restaurants, art galleries, and brewpubs. Stop by to taste some of the district's best beers. This art district has become an incubator for Denver's craft brewing industry. Stroll around and taste 10 beers or ciders along the way. The Sippin’ Pretty sour-ale and a German-style pilsner will be the highlights of the tour. The art definitely extends beyond gallery walls in this neighborhood. Also, take some time to contemplate the colorful and innovative street art murals. Find them in the alleys and on the buildings around almost every corner.

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based on 4 reviews

LAURA was very knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend the tour as a means of becoming familiar with all the area around Union Station has to offer as well as the history of prohibition in Denver, and being introduced to new cocktails.

Had a great time with the tour and enjoyed the stories our guide told. We had a fun group and covered a good amount of ground. Would do another.

Very friendly, engaging, & spooky! We really enjoyed the erie history of the capital hill area! ☠️ Would recommend Sheila's Tour for all ages.

Very interesting to get off the beaten track. The guide is very didactic.

Wonderful experience with the BEST tour guide and crew!