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Denver: City Highlights, Views, and Secret Spots Bus Tour

Denver: City Highlights, Views, and Secret Spots Bus Tour

Join this fun bus tour with our Discover Denver Tours crew & jump into exploring the Mile High City. Hop onboard our comfortable 14-passenger shuttle & enjoy taking in Denver's top sights as we wind through the heart of Denver & visit a great spot for views of the mountains. Denver's beauty shines year-round & experiencing Denver's top sights and discovering the stories behind them, is a great way to kick off your time in our Mile High City. Along the way, enjoy tons of fun commentary from your guide, ask questions, take pictures of Denver's amazing landmarks, and see & hear more about the Mile High City, past and present! Your tour kicks off at Union Station & then we'll hit the streets, rolling past some of our favorite highlights, including the iconic Larimer Square, the unique Denver Art Museum, we'll explore LoDo together, cross over the must-see 16th Street Mall, hear the U.S. Mint's heist stories, visit the Colorado State Capitol's famous Mile High Steps & much more! And best of all, we'll make 1-2 optional photo stops and there's plenty of time to ask Qs, get great local, off-the-beaten-track recommendations from your guide and more. You'll see and hear more than 90-minutes than you thought possible on this fun, light-hearted tour of our Mile High City!

Denver: City Highlights Walking Tour

Denver: City Highlights Walking Tour

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.

Denver Street Art & Murals Tour + Brewery Visit/Beer Tasting

Denver Street Art & Murals Tour + Brewery Visit/Beer Tasting

Join our Denver Walking Tours crew on this fun experience to hear the behind-the-art stories of the murals (and the diverse artists that created them) that most locals don't know as you kick things off at the must-visit Denver Central Market & then hit the streets & alleyways for our walking murals adventure. We'll explore Denver's mural-filled streets & duck into all of the activated, art-filled alleyways. If you're the type that likes a little bit of everything: art, culture, & great stories that make The Mile High City come alive for you; this tour's for you. This experience takes you to the colorful Art Alley, the epic RiNo collaboration murals, & showcases hidden alleyway art you'd otherwise miss. You'll also have the opportunity to stroll to two must-sees: the gorgeous Pichi Avo! mural & the famous optical illusion street art on Larimer. You may even get to see an artist working on a new mural. The other best parts? We'll stop at a local brewery for a beer tasting (3 x 4 oz. pours or a non-alcoholic beverage of your choice; included in your ticket price) and you'll have a ton of opportunities to take some amazing pics!

Discover Denver: A Walking Tour of Denver's Top Sights

Discover Denver: A Walking Tour of Denver's Top Sights

Join our Denver Walking tours crew on this fun walking tour with a local Denverite & jump into exploring Denver through our unique pay-what-you-wish model*! We'll see & experience Denver's amazing sights, landmarks and history together, plus see some hidden spots & hear entertaining stories that even most locals don't know. We kick things off at the Colorado State Capitol's Mile High Steps & hit the streets for our walking adventure of the Mile High City. You'll explore Denver's Civic Center & hip LoDo areas, including 11 must-see sights, while also digging into the great culture & history that make Denver so unique. If you're the type that likes a little bit of everything: history, culture, art, & architecture; this tour's for you! We give great recommendations & you'll have lots of opportunities to take pics, ask Qs & learn more in 2 hours than you thought possible. *After your experience wraps up, you decide how much the experience was worth to you (pay-what-you-wish) via a tip to your guide.

Denver: 3 Hour City Highlights Bike Tour

Denver: 3 Hour City Highlights Bike Tour

We will start our tour in 5 points and (Rino) River North Art District, which features a variety of breweries and art galleries in revamped industrial building covered in dozens of beautiful murals. We can make a quick stop at the the Central market, before moving on. We will head about 10 minutes to pass by Coors Field where the Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies play and a nice spot for a quick pic. A couple blocks from there is the Dairy block and alley which is home to dozens of restaurants, bars and retailers, along with a modern co-working space. We can take a stop for any shopping or snacks here. Just around the corner is Union station which was preserved and revitalized in 2014 as a shopping, dining, and cultural destination. People can take a quick tour of the beautiful interior of this special historical landmark. We will then head over millennium bridge to where the Platte and Cherry Creek river converge which is also home to the largest Rei located in a restored 1901 Denver Tramway building. This is close to where Denver was founded and was where many natives resided before settlers came. We will bike down the Cherry Creek path for about 15 minutes before going over to Larimer Square, the city’s first block, its first commercial district, home to its first residence and first city hall, and was the city’s first designated historic district. Here there are several restaurants, stores and a cool Vintage store that's worth a stop. We will then head down past the Denver performance art center, the opera house and the convention center which has the 40 foot Big Blue Bear gazing into the convention center. We will then stop to take a view of City Hall and across from civic center park you get a great view of the Colorado State Capitol Building which has a gold covered dome. If its a weekday we can visit the interior of the Capital which has a rare Rose Onyx, stained glass, depicting people and events related to the history of Colorado. You can also see the various chambers where debates, voting and other legislative events occur. From there we will bike thru Cheeseman Park, which was once Prospect Hill Cemetery. In the late 1800's the city wanted a new park as residents expanded outward, so they encouraged and paid people to move their loved ones, but most remained. They paid E.P. McGovern to remove the remains but he was cheating by using a few bones for each casket so he was fired and most remained. From Cheeseman park we thru the quiet streets of city park area and Whittier to where we began in 5 points which was once the Harlem of West. We know the best and safest ways to explore Denver. If your looking for a short tour to see the most then this is a great option.

Denver: Discover Cocktail Culture and History

Denver: Discover Cocktail Culture and History

Embark on a journey through Denver's rich history and vibrant cocktail culture with this guided tour starting at the heart of the city, Union Station. Your local guide will provide an overview of Denver's early days and the city’s relationship with alcohol, from the prohibition era to the present day. As you explore the Lower Downtown neighborhood, known as LoDo, you'll discover the historic Larimer Square, the city's first commercial district, first block and home to Denver's first residence and city hall. Despite its rich history, the area is now bustling with trendy bars and restaurants, and remains a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. Follow your guide as you stroll through the historic streets lined with old brick buildings, stopping to visit some of their favorite spots, including one of Denver's oldest bars, or perhaps a cosy speakeasy, where you'll learn about the city's founding pioneers while sipping on a cocktail. You'll sample an array of Denver's best beverages as your guide provides an in-depth look at the ingredients, history, and inspiration behind each drink. From local favorites to international recipes, you'll experience Denver's diverse and delicious cocktail scene. You might also have a chance to taste some unique local twists on time-honoured classics and get to know about controversies and myths related to some popular drinks. By the end of the tour, you'll have a deep understanding and appreciation for the city, its history, and its craft cocktail scene. If you're planning to stay longer in Denver, your guide will be happy to provide recommendations for places to eat and drink for the rest of your trip.

Denver Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

Denver Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Denver at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the East 2 West Source Point, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Colorado State Capitol and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Larimer Square” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the Colorado State Capitol. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Denver’s Downtown: Past and Present In-App Audio Tour (ENG)

Denver’s Downtown: Past and Present In-App Audio Tour (ENG)

Embark on a captivating exploration of Denver Downtown with the help of this engaging in-app audio tour. Discover the intriguing historical past and diverse contemporary essence of Colorado's capital city. Immerse yourself in the city's rich heritage, cultural landmarks, and hidden gems. Commence your journey at Coors Field, the home stadium of the Colorado Rockies baseball team, that showcases a cutting-edge layout that will undoubtedly impress you. Venture to the iconic LoDo District, Denver's oldest neighborhood, and trace the city's origins back to its establishment in 1858 following the discovery of gold in the nearby river. Delve into the narrative of Denver's esteemed founder, General William Larimer, and wander through the historic Larimer Square, admiring its exquisite red-brick Victorian architecture. As you wander the cobblestone streets, you will be transported back in time, relishing a bygone era. Gaze upon the distinguished State Capitol Building, housing Colorado's influential government officials, and pay a visit to the Molly Brown House Museum, where you can gain insights into the life of Margaret "Molly" Brown, the renowned philanthropist and survivor of the Titanic. Conclude your tour by exploring the vibrant SoCo district, which pulsates with Denver's captivating nightlife. From its origins as a prominent destination for Colorado gold miners to its present-day status as a bustling and diverse metropolis, Denver's history unravels before you as you are guided by this compelling audio tour. HOW IS THE TOUR GOING — Stay flexible: join the tour whenever you want and explore the sights as long as you like. — Enjoy the tour even offline: all audio tours are tested for high quality and easy navigation.

Denver's Twisted History Tour

Denver's Twisted History Tour

Join our Denver Walking Tours crew and embark on a journey through the shadows of Denver's past with our exclusive adults-content experience, The Denver Twisted History Tour. Brace yourself for an unforgettable exploration into the taboo tales that have shaped the Mile High City's past & present. Your tour guide blends history with a touch of the more shocking stories, revealing the hidden tales of women of the night, notorious gangs, vagrants, criminals, and chilling murders that lurk beneath the surface of Denver's most iconic landmarks. As you explore Denver’s streets and skyscape, your engaging guide weaves together a narrative that ensures each twist and turn is delivered with a dash of humor and entertainment. The Denver Twisted History Tour promises a day of darker revelations and laughter, offering a unique perspective on the city's past that you won't find in any history book. Despite the slightly more sinister subject matter, you'll still experience all the top sights & landmarks that make Denver a must-visit destination. From the historic Larimer Square to the bustling 16th Street Mall, every stop on our tour is enriched with tales of intrigue and suspense. This isn't your average walking tour; it's an immersive journey into Denver's underbelly that will leave you captivated and craving more. Join us on The Denver Twisted History Tour – where the city's secrets come to life. Book your spot now for a day that combines the thrill of more forbidden stories with the allure of Denver's captivating history. We also give great recommendations on our favorite nearby places to grab a bite to eat or drink after your experience wraps up and you're done touring Denver. Along this walk, you'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions, take photos, chat one-on-one & see and hear more in two hours than you thought possible!

Denver: Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour by Smartphone

Denver: Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour by Smartphone

Enjoy the beauty of Denver, the capital of Colorado on a self-guided walking tour. Solve riddles and find clues in a treasure hunt game on your phone while visiting famous attractions like the Colorado State Capital, the historic Brown Palace (where the Beatles played), Sculpture Park, and more. You will receive details of the website and login credentials after booking. Visit the website and start your adventure with your smartphone as your guide. Apply your knowledge throughout the game and learn interesting facts about the city of Denver. See the iconic Big Blue Bear, the Larimer Square, and the sights along Cherry Creek. During the tour, feel free to stop at any part of the tour to spend some more time exploring the hidden gems of the city. You will know the history and culture city of Denver while truly getting to know Denver. Explore the city at your own pace while playing a fun treasure hunt game with your team.

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Kristina was our Intrepid tour guide. She was kind, and caring. She reached out to the tour group with her contact number ahead of the event. That contact number paved the way to our communication link. She welcomed us patiently as we arrived late to the tour. Reason for us being late was the software directions of Lyft ride, for sure, no person was at fault. Lol. Historic Denver walk tour was great. Kristina’s knowledge was well appreciated. Thank you so much.

This tour was great because I did not rent a car in Denver. So it gave me a nice overview of the city and showed me many beautiful parts of the city that I never would have seen on my own. I would just recommend that the tour include a stop by the Governor's Mansion which is very close to the Molly Brown House.

Pretty good 2-hour tour - Anthony was full of facts about Denver and the downtown area. It was an easy walk with lots of stops in between.

We loved our tour with Max. Lots of information, very personable transmitted, relaxed atmosphere. I would recommand it to everyone!

Very nice! Covered a lot of ground and history of Denver.