Guided tour

Detroit: Architectural Beauty and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

Guided tour

Detroit: Architectural Beauty and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

From US$ 105 per person

Be amazed at the lesser-known sites Detroit has to offer, such as the lush floating park of Belle Isle. Explore the city's history, architecture, and diverse cultures on a guided walking excursion.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Witness the city's impressive architecture and its world-famous landmarks
  • Visit sites like the Fox Theater and Fisher Building to hear about their past
  • Take a leisure stroll through the verdant Belle Isle, located on the water
  • Stop by the Motown Museum for photos and a quick local history lesson
  • Learn how Detroit's diverse culture gave rise to several genres of music
Full description

Whether you're a visitor or a local, you'll be surprised at the variety of attractions there are in Detroit. Take a trip through the city to learn about its diverse musical culture, its influence on the Motown genre, and the rich history of iconic sites, such as the Fox Theater and Fisher Building.

Join your local guide on an informative journey through Detroit's less popular attractions and historical gems. Stop at locations such as the Fisher Building, Fox Theater, the Motown Museum, and the site of a recent Super Bowl, to hear the story behind each of them.

Walk through the beautifully manicured Belle Isle, with its lush gardens and outstanding views of the city from the water. Explore how the city has influenced and increased the popularity of musical genres like Motown and techno, as well as jazz, hip-hop, rock, and punk.

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  • Tips for tour guide
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years

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Meeting point

Meet outside the Guardian Building.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Dildora Damisch was our guide. Her love of the city and her enthusiasm about its revival made for a wonderful three hours. Saw all the iconic buildings, had detailed historical explanations, were told a lot of other facts about Detroit unrelated to the actual tour and received recommendations about local shops and restaurants.

March 23, 2023

In total a competent guide. Negative comments on Europe/Germany were bit too much and not necessary. Uncomfortable for me. In the booking detail it says “1 day”. In deed it was only 3,5 hours and we went into 4 or 5 buildings. A few more buildings would be perfect at least for $130 shall be worth it.

March 23, 2023

Very interesting tour, learn more about the city downtown and the architecture that were constructed and only reused since a few years. it's nice to see the city while knowing about it. the guide was nice and made it interesting, gave us advice about where to go, what to visit also outside downtown and have dinner.

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 296275