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Denver: Explore Must-See Highlights & Historic Landmarks

1. Denver: Explore Must-See Highlights & Historic Landmarks

Discover Denver's blend of history and contemporary culture on this walking tour. Starting at the Colorado State Capitol, a 19th-century building reminiscent of the United States Capitol, you'll meet your local guide and learn about the city's origins before setting off to explore the hotspots and historic sites that make Denver unique. After leaving the State Capitol, head to the Lower Downtown neighborhood, known as LoDo, to experience the modern side of Denver. This area is filled with lively bars and trendy restaurants. Take a walk down the 16th Street Mall, a mile-long pedestrian promenade designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, and explore the array of exciting shops, eateries, and entertainment venues. You may also take a leisurely stroll around the tree-lined Larimer Square, a local favorite spot. Step off the streets and into the historic Brown Palace Hotel, built in the late 19th century. As one of the first hotels to feature an atrium design, it is renowned for its unique architecture. Take a moment to admire the building's beauty and learn about its history. Our tour concludes at Union Station, the heart of Denver. Recently restored to its former glory, Union Station offers a variety of dining and shopping options, as well as ample opportunities for people-watching. Once a hub for transporting settlers to the West, it now serves as Denver's main train station. As your tour ends, you'll be in an ideal location to continue exploring downtown Denver.

Best of Denver Tour

2. Best of Denver Tour

This is a cultural immersion experience. We lovingly, call this “The tour that has everything”. Downtown Denver is a visual feast for the eyes. The tour has an “Off the beaten path” vibe, while including the significant landmarks of Denver. We will sample some of the local food in Denver (These stops my vary). Enjoy the excitement and energy of the 16th Street Mall, with its boutique shops and trendy restaurants. Bohemian artist and street musicians line the corridor of the 16th Street Mall, while historic landmarks and points of interests beckon the past. The Denver Art Museum, the Colorado State Capitol, Civic Center Park, the Byers Evans Historic Home, and the infamous Brown Palace Hotel are just a few of the landmarks you will see. Fun facts, famous residents, scandals from the past, haunted hotels, are among the stories that you will see on this tour. This is not a round trip tour. It is designed to allow the opportunity to stay downtown, and enjoy some of the bests shops and restaurants in the city of Denver. Our guides will give you simple instructions on how to get back to the start of the tour. This Tour meets at the Alma Temple, located at 1340 Sherman St (1/2 block from the State Capital) The tour ends at the 16th Street Mall.

Denver: Holiday Lights & History Walking Tour

3. Denver: Holiday Lights & History Walking Tour

This walking tour is an historic journey into Denver’s past, while enjoying the wonderment of Holiday Lights, along the tour route. Denver is known as the “Christmas City”, and after taking this tour, you will understand why. From the remarkable lights of the City and County Building to the Brown Palace Hotel, you will enjoy every stop. The tour starts, in front of the Denver Art Museum, and ends at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, on the 16th Street Mall. Highlights include a stop at the Mile High Holiday Tree, which is the largest digital tree in the United States. This amazing market has fantastic food, shopping, live music, and a beer tent. Receive 15-minutes to go grab some roasted almonds, hot chocolate, and or a pretzel. • Denver Art Museum • Historic Byer-Evans Mansion • Civic Center Park • City and County Building (The centerpiece of holiday lights, in Denver) • Mile Hight Holiday Tree • German Christkindl Market • Colorado State Capitol (We talk about it from across the street). • Denver Mint (We talk about it from across the street). • Historic Curry-Chocovich House • Brown Palace Hotel • Trinity Methodist Church • The Navaree • 16th Street Mall • Paramount Theatre • Denver Pavillions • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory This tour is great for holiday parties and family holiday outings.

Denver: Guided City Driving Tour

4. Denver: Guided City Driving Tour

Take in the landmarks of the Mile-High City as you go on a Denver city tour aboard a private vehicle! Hop into your car at the meeting point and let your local Denver tour guide take you around for a downtown Denver tour. See Union Station, a renovated train station that dates back to 1881 and which now houses several restaurants and bars. Then, pass by Coors Field, home to Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies. After this, head to the Central Business District to check out the Brown Palace Hotel. Marvel at the architecture of this upscale hotel, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Get back into your car and head to Colorado Convention Center for a photo beneath the famous Big Blue Bear statue. On certain days, you may have the chance to not only see but enter the Colorado State Capitol for a tour and enjoy magnificent views from its dome. Let us arrange admission in advance to the nearby Molly Brown House to learn about the legacy of this unsinkable activist. Your Denver city tour can explore other unique neighborhoods like River North, or RiNo, to see once-industrial buildings now covered in colorful murals. Finish your Denver tour where you met your guide or any location of your choosing in the city!

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What people are saying about Brown Palace Hotel, Denver

Bruce was a great guide. He started of with a little history about Colorado at the state capitol before we started our tour. He knew a lot about the history of the places he showed me and he provided me with a lot of extra information and recommendations for other places to visit according to my interests. What’s also worth to mention: He is a local, so he knows his stuff. Definitely a recommendation and a thing to do first of when you arrive in Denver.

This was a great way to get to know the city on a quick trip into town during a conference. Bruce was such a great, engaging guide! He is very knowledgeable about the city, its history and its present. We didn't just see the outside of buildings either; we were able to go into some of them as well, which I really enjoyed. And Bruce was helpful with suggestions for dinner, shopping, etc., after the tour.

Tour was great, with interesting information. Our guide Bruce was great, a local with heaps of knowledge. Gave us a really good insight into Denver and its history, kept it light and fun.

Our guide was super knowledgeable, the group was small, the atmosphere was super friendly. We saw so many beautiful places in just 2 hours. Totally worth it!!!

Our guide went above and beyond to tailor the tour to our interests. I would highly recommend the tour.