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There is a lot Denver Compared to its local outdoor activities. The city offers everything from a rich history to spectacular hill stations. Discover the best of Mile High City on a guided tour, which takes bus, segway, bike or pedestrians to see Denver as a local. After consulting both expert input and traveler sentiment, US News picked up the best 15 tours to include in its itinerary.
Mile High Bike Tours – Bike & Brew Tour
On this three-hour bike tour, travelers see the top sights including Denver. Union station, Coors Field And local street art in the River North (RiNo) district. Along the way, the guide will point out different Denver breweries that you should try and take you to your favorites at the conclusion of the ride. Participants say the tour is a great way to spend the afternoon and admire the knowledge (and selection of brewery) of their guides to the city. Tickets start at $ 50, which includes a bike and helmet as well as a water bottle. Beer and food at the brewery stop are not included in the cost of the tour. Participants must be 21 years old to drink alcohol, but children 11 years and older are welcome to participate with an adult. Tours, which are limited to eight riders, begin daily at 1 or 2 pm, depending on the season. Mile High Bike Tours also operates some other bike tours, one of which explores the city at dusk.
Choose from a 1 1 / 2- or two-hour Segway tour of Denver with Rocky Top Glide. As you ride your motorized two-wheeler, you’ll whisper to Lower Downtown (LoDo) Denver Art Museum And Confluence Park, with experienced guides on your behalf, among other top destinations. Tourists described the experience as fun and said that they enjoy seeing the sights. They also comment that Segways are easy to ride. Tickets for participants 10 and older start at $ 55 per person; Children under 10 years of age cannot participate in this tour. Tours run daily at 10 am and 2 pm and 5:30 pm: weight restrictions may apply.
Delicious Denver Food Tours – Downtown Food Tour
Critics say the treats made with this tour are delicious and varied. Foodies also appreciate their practical guides. For about three hours, the guide will take eager passengers to various local restaurants for six flavors which may include pizza, hot dogs, meats and cheeses. Between stops, you’ll walk through downtown Denver and hear stories about the city’s history and architecture. Tickets start at $ 60 and $ 11 for adults and $ 60 for younger children. Adults have the option to purchase up to three drink pairs for an additional fee. Tours, which require less than a mile of walking and are limited to 14 people, operate daily at 1 pm. The company also runs beer and cocktail-themed tours of Denver.
Historic Denver – Capitol Hill Walking Tour
See one of Denver’s most historic areas on this guided walking tour that is limited to only 10 participants. Knowledgeable doctors take you through the Capitol Hill neighborhood to see a 19th-century mansion that was once the residence of prominent citizens such as senators and successors, as well as Molly Brown’s houseAn American philanthropist is best known for avoiding the sinking of the Titanic. Travelers recommend this tour, and especially enjoy learning about local history from expert guides. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and requires a mile walk. Tickets start at $ 18 per person. Daily trips are offered once a week (late May or early afternoon), several times a week from May to October. The tour is not recommended for children due to its content and length. Historic Denver offers additional walking tours of LoDo and Larimer square, Among other options.
Denver Brew Tours – Walking Tour
Sample some of the city’s best local liquor shops and enjoy a glimpse into the beer brewing process on this guided walking tour of Denver’s Lower Highland (Lohi) and Sunnyside neighborhoods. Critics say their guides are friendly and easy to work with and less moving between the three breweries you visit. The tasty beer was also appreciated by the participants. Tickets for the walking tour start at $ 39 for the weekend trip and $ 49 for the weekend tour. Tours, which include a tasting of beer, start at 5:30 pm on Tuesday evenings and 1 pm on Friday and Sunday. The company also offers a brewery bus tour that you can customize to your preferences.
If you are traveling with children, a whitewash trip with AVA rafting and zipline can be the perfect outdoor adventure for the family.(Courtesy of AVA Rafting & Zipline)
AVA Rafting & Zipline – Scenic Float Half Day
Make your way down 5 miles of the Colorado River and its second-class rapids on this half-day tour. Class II rapids are relatively easy and require minimal maneuver. The trip promises a comfortable pace with plenty of time to swim and sunbathe. Critics say this is the ideal family and call the guide fun. Tickets start at $ 59 for participants 13 and older and $ 29 for ages 2 to 12. Infants under the age of 2 are not allowed. Tours are available in mid-May through 9pm in late October and 1pm daily. The company undertakes more challenging rafting trips among other adventure options.
Colorado Segway Tours – Denver Segway Tours
Cover 8 miles of Denver in just two hours on this Segway tour. Journey takes riders past Top attraction, like US Mint, Historic City, Cherry Creek Path and more. Tourgoers report has seen lots of photos of Denver and feel very comfortable riding Segways. Tickets cost around $ 75 per person; Reservations must be made in advance. The fee includes the use of segways and helmets (which are mandatory to wear). Participants must be at least 14 years old and weigh between 100 and 260 pounds. The company also offers Segway tours Boulder, Colorado.
The Dark Side of Denver Ghost Tours
The guides share the horrific history of Denver as they take you to some allegedly haunted sites on this two-hour ghost tour. The tour focuses on Lodo neighborhood shops and top attractions. You will even get to know the city’s creepy underground tunnels. While travelers enjoy the places visited on the tour, they especially enjoy the guides. The reviewers were funny, energetic and well-informed to the tour leaders. Tickets cost around $ 20 for all ages, although the company notes that some subjects may not be suitable for those who are under 13. Runs through 8pm on Thursdays. The Dark Side of Denver also runs private walks and tours of Capitol Hill and Cheeseman Park.
Gray Line Denver – City Highlights Tour
Tourists say this three-hour trip provides a great overview of Denver and praises the itinerary for including a lot of photo stops. When you travel in a comfortable bus, you will see 16th Street Mall, Colorado State Capitol, Larimer Square, Denver Art Museum and other top spots. Along the way, friendly tour guides share information about the city. Tickets start at $ 40 per person. Gray Line operates other tours in Denver, including transporting passengers Red rocks park.
Denver Graffiti Tour – Original Mural Tour
Take a two-day guided walk to the Riano district of Denver, known for its street art and murals. The trip ends at the Denver Central Market where travelers can enjoy dinner. The tour teaches travelers about Denver’s street art, culture and history, say critics, who appreciate the energy and expertise of their guides. The tour is available at 10 am on Saturdays and Sundays, and tickets cost approximately $ 30 per person. The company also offers a Wine + Walls tour, which includes a stop at a local bar.
Rocky Mountain National Park is not to be missed during a trip to Denver and makes a great daytime option.Getty Images
Aspire Tours – Rocky Mountain National Park Tour
Spend a day inside Rocky Mountains National Park On this eight-hour guided tour. After departing from Union Station at 9 am, you will drive to Boulder and Estes Park before entering the national park. Along the way, you’ll be treated to stunning alpine views from the panoramic windows of the 14-passenger van. The trip includes short walking, wildlife viewing and photo-op opportunities with a picnic lunch. Critics described the tour as the best part of his Denver trip and said memories will last a lifetime. They especially appreciate the ample photo opportunities and their skilled guides. Tickets start at $ 129 per person and participants must be 8 or older. Tours are available daily. Aspire Tours also operates a day-long hiking tour of Rocky Mountain National Park, a fly-fishing tour and whitewater rafting, among other adventures.
Banjo Billy Bus Tours – Denver History Tour
Learn about Denier’s invoice from ghosts to criminals, including the “real” story of Molly Brown, the titanic survivor on this 90-minute unusual tour. The former school buses, which seat 25 people on each seat, have been redesigned to include sofas, recliners and saddles for seating. Tourists described the trip as generous and funky with entertaining guides. Others say the seats are uncomfortable and the information is not interesting. The tours run at 1 and 3 pm on Fridays through Sundays (with additional days in summer), costing approximately $ 24 for adults and $ 17 for ages 6 to 12; Children under 6 ride for free. Banjo Billy also takes a tour of the ghost and brewery in his bus.
Denver Walking Tours – Free Walking Tour
On a two-hour, 2-mile walk, guides around the city take you to see highlights such as the Denver Art Museum, the US Mint, 16th Street Mall, Larimer Square, and other popular landmarks. Reviewers recommend the tour, saying they learn a lot, the guides are great and the tour maintains a manageable pace. Tours depart daily at 10 am in May through October. From November to April, tours are only available on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. While the tour is free, the company asks that you tip your guide which you think is worth the trip. Denver Walking Tours Tickets offers art tours, ghost tours and more.
Colorado Sightseer – Red Rocks, Evergreen, Echo Lake
Travelers recommend this tour for those tasting the wild side of Colorado or those who are short on time, as the tour touches a lot of landmarks in a short period of time. In five hours, you will visit Red Rocks Park, Echo Lake, the charming city of Evergreen and you will have plenty to do with the spectacular mountain entertainers on the way. Tickets cost approximately $ 65 per person with tours available daily at 8:15 am and 12:15 pm. The company offers several outdoor tours near Denver, including trips to Rocky Mountain National Park and a gold rush tour.
Denver Local Tours – Ludo Walking Tour
Discover the best spots to eat and drink on a 90-minute guided walking tour of Lodo, Denver’s oldest neighborhood. Walking 1 1/2 miles, travelers learn about the city’s history, top sightseers such as Union Station, Course Field, 16th Street Mall and Larimer Square. Participants say that the guide is friendly and the tour gives a good overview of local spots that come later on your own tour. Tickets cost about $ 17 for those 17 and older, $ 9 for 16-year-olds and $ 8 for younger children. Tours begin daily at 11 am. The company also runs a photo tour and a culinary tour in LoDo, among other tour options.